Category Archives: motorbikes

Danny Lyons @ Whitney Museum NYC

Photographer Danny Lyon has been taking photos of bikers, criminals, protestors, rioters and various other socially challenged groups. New York’s Whitney Museum will be displaying his work in a retrospective titled Danny Lyon: Message to the Future, which opens on 17 June and runs until 25 September. That show is one I will not miss. […]

DUST THEN MUD by Peter Nolan Smith

Thailand was a different world in 1990. Shady trees lined the sois. The klongs of Bangkok led to the Chao Phyra River. Barges transported rice from up-country. After a short stay at the Malaysia Hotel I was ready to head north to Chiang Mai. The train from Hualamphong Station left at 6pm. I booked a […]

Greatest of the Great

On my birthday several friends and I were having a conversation about the greatest athlete of our lifetime at Frank’s Lounge. We were all in our 50s. Larry had seen Ali, Homer claimed for Magic Johnson, AP proposed Andre the Giant, then I said, “Evel Knievel.” “No way.” Larry shook his head. AP and Homer […]

Kids On Bikes

I love riding with my kids. I’ve only had one accident with Angie. Nothing bad. Only scrapped skin. All accidents that don’t kill you build character.

Lucky Me

New Years Eve 1986. I was riding my Yamaha 650 through a snowstorm. Approaching Houston and 2nd Avenue the light changed to red. I skidded through the intersection excepting the worse. Cars crisscrossed my path. I stopped against the curb. A 9th Precinct cop said, “Damn you were lucky.” “That I was.” “Where you Headed?” […]