As those of you who Count Along With Me might remember this olelongrooffan stays off the Eisenhower Highway System, most of the time, and I do not hesitate to circle around to look at something previously seen at the slower speeds this 50 year old tends to drive these days.
Well, the other day, after meeting with a buddy, Manuel Labor, this olelongrooffan was heading down A1A here in The Birthplace of Speed in my olestationbus, to get back to my two and a half room condo, affectionately dubbed the Taj Mahal by my brother, thejeepjunkie, to shower and get back to feeling like a human being again.
Anyway, I spotted this parked in the parking lot of the local IHOP and, as I am always looking out for interesting, at least to this olelongrooffan, something to blog, I knew I had to capture this for Two Wheeled Tuesdays over on Hooniverse and here for you Counters out there.
That's right my fellow Hoons. A 1946Triumph motorcycle. Now, I have to say this about that, other than living near the home of Bike Week and Biketoberfest, I am not a motorcycle guy.
But this two wheeled beauty, the same age as thejeepjunkie's Willys CJ2A, is absolutely gorgeous.
As it was about the time of a Japanese dentist appointment, you know, 2:30, the owners were the only guests at that IHOP and I went inside to request their permission to get some images of it.
Well, it turns out the owner was also the dude who restored it. Unfortunately, not being a bike dude, I didn't ask all the questions I should have but I did get out of him that he as 17 more of them at his home not far from the Birthplace of Speed.
So, I head back out to the parking lot to get some pertinent images to share with my fellow Hoons.
I especially liked this bicycle style seat the Powers That Be deemed necessary for this oletwowheeler.
And you can bet your *ss that in 1946 there were no electric starters on these.
As I was looking at the foot controls on the left side of this motorbike, I was trying to figure out how the petal to the left in the following image went to the transmission, as is the norm on the few US motorcycles I am familiar with.
I even took another image to try and figure that transmission out.
Then this dumb*ss olelongrooffan realized that it is an English bike and the transmission shifter is on the right while the brake is on the left of the driver in the forward facing position, similar to the controls on their motorcars.
And that tail light on the rear of this rare old Triumph is no larger that a vintage JFK half dollar.
Well Counters, I hope this olelongrooffan hasn't taken up too much of your workday and I sincerely hoped you enjoyed seeing this vintage old motorcycle.
And remember to take the time to