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Riding Up A Mountain

My Monochrome Monday blog post this week is also a contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A group of motorcycles riding up a fog shrouded mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally in winter.

Monochrome Monday: 25th January 2021
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Four Of A Kind #3

Four motorcycles in fog on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally in Snowdonia, North Wales.

Taken in the very early 1980s when I was field testing Ilford XP1 prior to its release.

This is my day 24 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Four Of A Kind #3
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Six Of A Kind

Theoretically six identical race prepared Yamaha RD 350 LC motorcycles. I say theoretically because while Yamaha tried to make them all identical some were reputedly better than others.

This is a race in the Yamaha Pro-Am series in the mid 1980s. Yamaha supplied 25 bikes for a mix of professional and amateur riders. Which bike you got was the luck of the draw.

This is my day 6 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

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Bikes, Trikes or Motorcycles

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bikes, Trikes or Motorcycles prompt.

I decided to go with one photo of each.

 

Friendly Friday: Fake.

A bike on High Street, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Framing The Shot.

A trike on Berford Street, Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit

Motorcycles on a campsite at the Le Mans race circuit in France after the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

 

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Monochrome Motorcycles

For my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with a Motor or Engine I decided to go with a small selection of photos of various motorcycles. After all, they have motor in the name.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with a Motor or Engine

A Sunday morning rider change during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in 1982.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with a Motor or Engine

Detail of the motor and gearbox of a restored vintage motorcycle at a vintage and veteran vehicle display.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels

A four stroke motor in a moto cross bike, something of a rarity in the late 1970s.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with a Motor or Engine

The Phasar, a feet forward concept motorcycle built by Malcolm Newell in the early 1980s.

 

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April Squares: On Top of the Hill

This is my day eight contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge and probably the oldest photo I will post for April Squares.

Two competitors crest the top of a hill in a race. Photographed at the moto cross track in Hatherton, Cheshire in the late 1970s. Except in those days it was known as scrambling.

April Squares: On Top of the Hill

 

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Monochrome Monday: 16th March 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back to the very early 1980s as I continue digitising my slide and negative archives.

This photo of motorcycles in fog was taken in Snowdonia, North Wales as the riders were on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally. A photo taken on Ilford XP1 when I was field testing it. I have posted a different version of the photo previously, this version is the whole negative rather than from a cropped print.

Monochrome Monday: 16th March 2020