Saturday, 31 July 2010

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Door Knocker Friday

This rather impressive door knocker can be found at the North entrance of Durham cathedral in the North of England. If I remember rightly it's about 2ft across. It's on the 'Sanctuary Gate' where criminals could escape the clutches of the law by entering the cathedral. However, after 37 days they had to leave for the docks and be expatriated to the New World, where, within a month they'd either starve to death, die of dysentery or be eaten by the natives.

Some swaggering dandy in the 18th century decided to use it for target practice and left his mark for all eternity. I'm betting he was a complete wanker and his descenants are now driving Porsches.
Still, not a bad shot.

It has nothing to do with motorcycles. It was made in the 12th century. It is very old. I like it very much.

Just thought I'd post this for people who hadn't seen it before, if nothing else it proves that there's a lot of cool old shit out there.

If you wish for peace..

Not quite sure what's going on here. Either that dude has freakishly large hands or that is one tiny pistol.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Latest ebay purchase

 This post is dedicated to Chris in Belgium who entertains me by writing the***卐peed卐eekers*** blog.

 A genuine 1970s enamel biker badge that I managed to score on ebay; 27mm X 17mm.

Please rest assured that I have no affection for the SS, Nazis, fascists, racists or dickheads of any other kind.

Sunday, 18 July 2010


Seen at Amberly Classic bike show.