|The Concours/1400GTR hanging out in a graveyard at sunset… as you do.|
I’ve been playing with some design concepts for the WW2 historical fiction novel, Under Dark Skies (coming soon!). I’m currently working on dividing the original manuscript into three young adult sized novels.
I’m always looking for period bike images. Never know when I might be able to use them for a reference on an original drawing. I’ve been up to those too, creating scenes from the novel:
|Sketched variation – I might have put my face on that subconsciously.|
… and some sketched (pen and ink) scenes from the novel:
I’ve been monkeying around with the blog logo too:
… and may eventually put a t-shirt out:
We managed an afternoon at SMART Adventures before the end of the summer:
It’s never a bad time, but I went in the ‘expert’ group which consisted of a dad who wanted his son on a bike that was too big for him. The kid came off it so often that it became tedious, so we rode back to base and he switched to a smaller bike and then fell off that a lot too. We still got some good trail riding in and our instructor (Louise) was fantastic, but ‘expert’? Not so much. We spent a sizable portion of our very short 3 hours picking this kid up or riding back and forth for his various equipment change needs. His finally move was to ride into a massive puddle and drop the bike in the middle of it, causing us to spent 20 minutes getting it out and then following him and his dad as they two-upped back to the office.
We went to Stratford yesterday to Perth County Moto’s 5th anniversary. T’was a good time. If you find your way to Stratford, Ontario at any point, look them up, they’re right downtown:
I got myself a vintage style dirt tracker team sweater (they’re like rugby jerseys) for a good price!
I haven’t been spending much time in the garage beyond upkeep and maintenance on the two operational bikes. I’m saving the Bonneville project for the cold months when I need to keep my hands busy and riding is far away, though I did start re-assembling the frame (seemed like a logical place to start).
The oil filters came in for the end of year oil change (I always put in fresh oil and filter and run them through before the big hibernation). It’s a depressing delivery, but I’ve still got another six weeks or so before the snows fall. With the filters I got some tank pads to stop myself sliding around on the Concours.
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