Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bultaco Territory

January 14, 2016
   Went home for lunch and was talking to Curator Cal in the studio when I spied an unfinished scratchboard that had some potential. For a short period in the early seventies I raced on TT tracks and did my share of off road riding as well. 

Daily Whip Out: "Bultaco Territory"

   I really loved my Triumph 500cc Tiger and modified it for racing. If the background looks familiar, well, that's the view I see every morning on my walk up Old Stage Road. And, when we moved out here in 1986, it was a dirt road.

Sugarloaf Lit Up On A Rainy Day

   One of the things we off-roaders were obsessed with was jumping stuff. Arroyos, cutbanks, irrigation ditches and small cars. But, in the scheme of things, we were pretty small potatoes.

Tom Mix Jumps Beale's Cut (allegedly)

   This famous photo is very controversial. I personally believe this length of this jump would break both of Tony's front legs. Many believe Mix actually made the jump. He certainly was bold enough to consider it, but I think it was faked. It just looks fake.

"If I die, I forgive you; if I live, we'll see."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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