This is the second post about my trip in the South west of the USA in October 2013 on a Harley-Davidson.
The pictures speak for themselves. I can write with my basic English this time 🙂 following the one in French about San Francisco. Time stops 50 years ago or more on the 66. A break in Oatman is a must after riding the Stigreaves Pass on the tricky Black Mountains roads. Country and plants are strange, sun is hot…. and so are the shops… See by yourself:
View from the Oatman Road from the top of the Stigreaves Pass: looking at the Black Mountains.
Crosses and flowers on top of Stigreaves Pass.
Tricky road, espacially when it is hot with the road joints melting.
On top of Stigreaves Pass with the Electra Glide.
Plants from the desert…
View from Oatman main crossing road. (1)
View from Oatman mainroad crossing road. (2)
9/11 tragedy still present in this remote location.
Harley and Indian dedicated shop in Oatman. Shop sells mainly souvenirs and gifts… but inisde is another story.
Inside the shop, entrance.
Inside the shop, 1st floor (1)
Inside the shop 1st floor (2): motorcycle meters the way I like.
Inside the shop 1st floor (3): Harley Davidson, seems a J11 – 1919.
Inside the shop 1st floor (4): Harley Davidson, seems a J11 – 1919.
Inside the shop 1st floor (5): Dans son jus* as we say in French… *As is…
Inside the shop, 2nd floor, short track flathead story inside (1).
Inside the shop, 2nd floor, short track flathead story inside (2).
Inside the shop, 2nd floor, short track flathead story inside (3).
Inside the shop, 2nd floor, short track flathead story inside (4).
Inside the shop, 2nd floor, short track flathead story inside (5).
Inside the shop, 2nd floor, short track flathead story inside (6).
Inside the shop, 2nd floor, short track flathead story inside (7).
Inside the shop, 2nd floor, short track flathead story inside (8).
Inside the shop, 2nd floor, short track flathead story inside (9).
The road after Oatman, bikers and donkeys…
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Fatigue – Weariness – Stanchezza….
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I later went to Carmagnola – Italy, visited Tiberio Trervisan and acquired the bike. I hesitated a lot prior to eventually buying this piece of art called B2R for “Born To Race”: it’s beautiful but also a very demanding ride. Here is a close-up gallery with a few details of this exceptional and unique recumbent bike
now for sale:
Front boom made of inox steel, all other frame parts are made of aluminium.
Bottom bracket, carbon cranckset with ceramic bearings.
Graphics and signature. Front fork comes with a 451 wheel and disc brake.
Bottle cage and view of the welding work of Tiberio. The hole you are seeing on the frame is to support it during the construction and bending phase.
Hand made aluminium rear triangle attached to the main frame with a quick release. It allows you to save space during transport.
Mechanical discs are set up front and rear.
Cassette and derailleurs: X5 and internal hub Stram Dual Drive (3×9 speeds).
Ergonomic: tiller and bar come from Nazca, seat angle between 20° and 23° (estimated).
Internal cabling everywhere…
Teflon hand made rear idler.
Teflon hand made front idler.
recumbent bike is for sale: EUR 1’900.- The bike being engineered for racing and high performance riding , a test ride is highly recommended prior to purchase. It was not ridden since its acquisition more than 100 kms and is in perfect condition. If you are interested or would like more information about the bike’s history do not hesitate to contact me by email.
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Do you know Mouettes Genevoises? These are small boats travelling across what we call le petit lac (the small lake) or la rade (the harbour). Red and yellow, they can pass under the bridges and can take about 30 persons on board. Even the smallest journey using the M1 from place du Molard to Pâquis – Rotonde du Mont-Blanc will provide you with an outstanding view from Geneva and the legendary Jet d’eau.