2012 Velo rally part 2
Here are a bunch of photos from the rally last week, alternating in colors and greys.
Gil Loe’s Venom with the airbrushed striped paint on the tank. I like to go out into the parking lot at night and take photos of the bikes when nobody is around. It is very quiet, and the sodium lamps in the parking lot give everything a funny yellow glow.
Conversely, the days are very bright and colorful, even in the desert. This is on the open road near the pueblo ruins and the volcanic Sunset Crater.
This is John’s rigid MAC 350.
Me at the grand canyon with Kim’s 1930 KSS
A Thruxton after dark.
This little guy and his friends were climbing the Citadel ruins, built around 800 years ago in the desert.
Two sleeping Thruxtons with that peculiar yellow glow from the parking lot lamps.
Montezuma’s Castle, cliff dwellings.
Another view of the Grand Canyon.
The 1925 Rudge 4 valve 4 speed.
Dai Gibbison trying not to fall into a big hole in the ground.
A special bike. This one was built at the Veloce factory and shipped to Panama as a surprise for the dealer there. It has a Thruxton motor, but a Scrambler frame. Note that the top of the rear shocks are not in the typical arcuate slots for adjustment.
Dai tightening a loose oil line on the Endurance. Jeff, Jeff, Lanora and Allison stopped to point and laugh. This is just east of the Grand Canyon, on the way towards Cameron. No thermometer that day, but it must have been about 100 or 105 degrees F.