How could I let this one go past?
You’ll have to click on the link above to see the challenge.
Last week I had to make a couple of haiku for my story. I’d just had Basho drop into my magical coffee lounge, so he had to knock off a verse or two. I think he’s on his way up to see Liza Donnithorne about getting a new motorbike. I didn’t know he’d turned up at the wake till just now.
I was really pleased to see all the guests, everyone is welcome at a wake. Liza’s bike customers were out in force, including our old friend Basho. Ever since he’d read about “The Motorcycle Diaries’ in the cafe, he’s had a hankering to try it for himself. His mate Sora wants them to ride Route 66 which isn’t a bad idea. Liza’s recommending a couple of reliable bikes, Basho is not so sure. He’d like one of Liza’s specials. Being somewhat supernatural, maintenance won’t be a problem. I’ve never seen the old man so excited. Not often you get a tanka!
Soon I will travel
On a Vincent Black Shadow
With speed and great style
Paniers I’ll need at least
Plenty of food for a week
One of Liza’s specials. Basho doesn’t want a sidecar.
September 4, 2014 at 2:38 am
Love the bike and the tanka!
September 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Thanks. I knew I had a vintage motor bike photo somewhere. I was delighted to find that it was a Vincent.
September 9, 2014 at 10:25 am
Wow superb bike. I had heard about Vincent Black Shadow being top of the league in bikes and now I see why. Such a classy design. I bet they don’t come cheap though ay?! A beauty.
September 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm
I was amazed to see one still in use. I got this photo in Laguiole, France. A great place for a touring bike, I expect.
You could raid the piggy bank for one, or maybe sell the house! http://www.thevincent.com/
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September 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm
Phew! Worth every cent I am sure but quite a hefty sum!! Thanks for the link. It has some great shots too.