Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Goodbye Helmet

The other day I was riding along and suddenly I have no shifter. I pulled over, walked for a couple miles to see where it fell off - couldn't find it anywhere. I walk my bike over to the grocery parking lot and call the tow truck. We load up the bike, have some interesting conversation, drive off. I'm a dummy. I left my helmet in the lot right in a corner where I'd gently set it down. Once I realized I didn't have it with me, I shot back over and it was gone. Vintage helmet, great condition, with the most perfect fit and exquisite cue-ball ivory color that I'd searched for for months. My Halcyon goggles were not cheap either. Thanks jerkface.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bring the Thunder

 Dan "Porkchop" Raleigh is serving overseas, representing HMT with our patches. We are honored and appreciate your service, Dan. Stay safe, brother.

"Chris, I took some photos with the patches on my uniform (not sure if the Army would accept sponsorship or not, but I think the look could catch on!) - I think the patch with the 'Airborne' tab works well. Perhaps the HMT Airborne Battalion... I'll see if I can recruit some mates. Couple more bike pics for you from the past couple weeks. Found an abandoned bike outside an Afghan base and gave it a bit of attention....got it up and running! Score a victory for the US. I gave it over to the Afghan army when I was done and I think they thought I was a wizard of some sort.
Cheerio and all the best
- Chop"

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Downshift Cafe Racer Feature

This is admittedly an introduction to cafe racers from Motor Trend's The Downshift, but the shots are cool and the bikes are crackin'. You'll see Deus folks interviewed and some of the guys from the Venice Vintage motorcycle club as well.

Friday, August 3, 2012


A low-slung' Triumph from the Strange Days show. Retrofit is not your typical long-haired Jap-and-Harley skinny-hippie-chopper blog. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Check it out here.

Gun Metal Gray

via: TheTriumphBobber

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Historic Thunder

Friend of Her Majesty's Thunder, Mark Stevens shared some great photos with us showing his family's rich British motorcycle history. The first photo from 1958 is re-enacted in the second photo almost 30 years later in 1987. More coming soon!