Thursday, September 23

Pan at the Shovel



Met Pete yesterday for lunch at the Malt Shovel, a pub about halfway between us.

The Pan was popping and banging and farting with its still unresolved ignition problem, and as Pete pulled up he was looking at his completely flat back tire.

As we supped the Black Sheep, numerous dayglo-clad riders on big Jap bikes sped past on their way to the Yorkshire Dales. "Must be nice riding on inflated tires" said Pete. "And on more than one cylinder", I replied.

Old bikes eh?

6 comments:

steve / stockers said...

You gotta love them though...

Rob said...

old bikes are best though everytime.

Pete Stansfield said...

Never occured to me it was called the Shovel ! man im just not HD......

Honey Bee said...

just remember..with old bikes, there is the 'cool' factor that those jap bikes will never have ;)

goosegreen_63 said...

If jap bike,s would have been popular with the HA in the 50,s we would all ride cbr,s n.o.w:-))))

Guy@GK said...

Sonny Barger says in one of his books they should have swapped to Jap bikes in the 60s and only stuck with H-Ds for the image...