Monday, September 01, 2014

Rob Lutter has been bicycling around the world since Sept 2011, from London, to Australia - so far




I learned about this on http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/rob-lutter-the-lifecycle-adventure?context=featured

Originally starting in London, photographer and writer Rob Lutter set off on an ambitious global journey, to not only photograph the many sites he visits, finding inspiration from his travels and the people he meets, but to also repay his eye-opening experience by spreading the remarkable stories he comes across.

 Lutter's ultimately seeks to get around the globe by bicycle in an indeterminate amount of time while doing some good along the way, raising awareness as well as funds for charity organizations concerning the global water crisis and mental health issues. As a man with OCD himself, Lutter has been sharing and seeking to overcome his own struggles through this adventure.

http://thelifecycle.roblutter.com/  to see or learn about his journey click on the 3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner, and his email is lifecycle@roblutter.com

Much more satisfying is his Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/roblutter which you look at in reverse chronological order, looking at where he is now, and what he's doing, and then tracing back through his experience / adventure though photos and captions from the present to the past when he started. It's mesmerizing, maybe because I used to bike a lot.



 Consider the miles he's put on his bike, cars hitting him, him hitting cars. Flats, food, shelter, climate, getting the flu and local diseases like malaria, etc from being bitten by bugs. Avoiding dog bites, corrupt border guards, police shakedowns, etc.

It's a monumental undertaking.

There's still time to donate to The Lifecycle's Kickstarter campaign



This is more than a project to me, it's my entire life. I managed to roll my bike out of the front door. It's an unusual, but epic Kickstarter project I know, but one that, really, is just about hope, possibility, change, the search for happiness, that sense of adventure we all feel from time to time and the human need for discovery and exploration.
Help me. Join me. Let's cycle around the world!!
 Site: thelifecycle.roblutter.com
 Twitter: @roberlutter
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roblutter
 Instagram: @roblutter
 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/theroblutter
 Tumblr: roblutter.tumblr

The bicycle is my home. My entire life. Everything I need is resting on the back of two thin wheels. The first bike Jake was the same bike used to ride to and from work everyday in London. He took me from one edge of a continent to another – thousands of miles across stony mountain passes and barren desert roads. The second bike Sixty, after Jake got cracked in half, is now carrying the waterproof bags, loaded with tools, winter clothing, spare tyres and sleeping gear. The custom touring-spoked wheels are fitted with marathon tyres. The handlebars have multiple riding positions for long rides and the Brooks saddle is the toughest in the world, made of leather that shapes to your body over time.  http://thelifecycle.roblutter.com/questions/

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kyle posted his dad's Super Bee on Facebook today, it's the same colors as my R/T, except it has stock rims instead of Magnum 500's



full gallery at https://www.facebook.com/airgrabber70gtx/media_set?set=a.10150967167015598.409284.673490597&type=3

I find it remarkable to have never seen another 1969 Coronet exactly like mine until now, after 12 years of ownership. I found it impossible until now to see what it will look like with stock rims and dog dish hubcaps.
Found on https://www.facebook.com/airgrabber70gtx?fref=nf
2 minor differences of the exterior, are his mud flaps, and lack of the optional rocker panel aluminum trim pieces



This is mine, full gallery at http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2013/12/for-my-new-job-i-was-tasked-with.html

a kids and cars vintage photo Facebook page I just came across "Young Gentlemen Drivers"

monkey see monkey do was what this was called when I was a kid

great art, on what appears to be the cover of Life Magazine, Jan 4th 1917. But Life magazine didn't have this on it's cover. So this is a mystery


so here are the covers of Life Magazine's 4 issues in January 1917. I don't know where I found the top image, the bottom is from http://2neat.com/magazine/product-category/life-magazine-1883-1936/life-1917/

everything is cooler with the Flying Tigers shark teeth