Ride to work, work to ride. #motorcyclelifestyle #chopwhatyagot #chopcult @chopcult #kz900 #Cora #pilgrim (at O’Reilly Auto Parts)
This 1978 BMW R100S once belonged to MacGyver…check out the homemade shift linkage…ghetto…
#bmw #bavariancafe #1978 #r100s #macgyver #ghetto #airhead #bmwcaferacer #bmwairhead #bmwcaferacers #caferacer #vintagemotorcycle #vintagebmw
This describes something on all my sickles……
Getting ready for another wet trip to the highlands - next week we do it again for the third time - why dont we go to Spain? Its the same distance but warmer and drier. Then again the Scottish Highlands are stunning, even in the rain!
Jim Osbourne, Slow Death Funnies (1970)
Small note to all those in my life who judge me incorrectly… And, you know, to help others, spread awareness and all that shit.
A ragtag group of hombres head off together. Aussie Joe on his stylish Triumph Bonneville, California Dan looking like robocop with his fancy iicon gear and BMW and two Canadians on rough looking KLR650s. It is a short ride these four would be together, as we only spend one night together in…
A brushcutter is essentially a mechanical scythe. It is a great heavy piece of machinery that needs to be operated with both hands and requires its user to dress up like Darth Vader in order to swing it through the grass. It roars like a motorbike, belches out fumes, and requires a regular diet of fossil fuels. It hacks through the grass instead of slicing it cleanly like a scythe blade. It is more cumbersome, more dangerous, no faster, and far less pleasant to use than the tool it replaced. And yet you see it used everywhere: on motorway verges, in parks, even, for heaven’s sake, in nature reserves. It’s a horrible, clumsy, ugly, noisy, inefficient thing. So why do people use it, and why do they still laugh at the scythe?
To ask that question in those terms is to misunderstand what is going on. Brushcutters are not used instead of scythes because they are better; they are used because their use is conditioned by our attitudes toward technology. Performance is not really the point, and neither is efficiency. Religion is the point: the religion of complexity. The myth of progress manifested in tool form. Plastic is better than wood. Moving parts are better than fixed parts. Noisy things are better than quiet things. Complicated things are better than simple things. New things are better than old things. We all believe this, whether we like it or not. It’s how we were brought up.
from Paul Kingsnorth, 'Dark Ecology' - first published in Dark Mountain: Issue 3darkmountainproject)
1. We live in a time of social, economic and ecological unravelling. All around us are signs that our whole way of living is already passing into history. We will face this reality honestly and learn how to live with it.
2. We reject the faith which holds that the converging crises of our times…