Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Pedaling the Giant earlier this week, I spied a super-patriotic rig parked in the Wickenburg Community Center lot.
A Colorado hero named Jim is afoot on the land in a fund-raising show of support for our U.S. Vets. I was hoping to meet Jim, shake his hand and make a donation to the cause. Jim must have been grabbing some grub in town, or taking a shower at the Y, or maybe catching 40-winks in the van.
I did slip a ten-spot in the driver's side window, snapped a foto, and pedaled on down the road.
Posted by Poppy H. at 11:18:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Saw the car and met the crew in a parking lot in Phoenix. I assumed TINKMBL referred to a car maybe owned by a friend named Tinkham. The real owner of the VW explained she liked the Tinkerbell character from Peter Pan, and ordered up the tag in T'bell's honor. Fun, and only a little wacky, wouldn't you agree?
Posted by Poppy H. at 5:44:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Would you believe it? This wooden sculpture was carved entirely with a chainsaw? Yup. The figure depicts a Senior Pro Rodeo Circuit athlete, totally in control of a buckin' bronc. And while the art work isn't exactly wasted in this Wickenburg parking lot location, the quality of the craftsmanship, and the subject matter itself, would be every-bit as at-home on the lawn of the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix! Yee, haw.
Posted by Poppy H. at 4:55:00 PM
Old desert dude is selling off his collection of classic cars and trucks. Prices seem fair -- what do you collectors think? Saw the home-made For Sale sign duct-taped to a community bulletin board next to the CVS on West Wickenburg Way. Maybe give the guy a call?
Posted by Poppy H. at 7:23:00 AM
Saturday, January 4, 2014
I come back to this photo -- and to this particular Dunn Bros. retail store -- again and again.
I love the joe, first and foremost: iced latte, easy on the 2-per cent, some of that fudge cake brownie if you have it.
Then the ambiance inside: cozy gas fire pit that essentially guarantees a community of sippers, readers, chatters, sharers.
Outside the venue? Arguably my favorite velo-oriented photo op. You won't see many bikes there today, not with temps in double-digit negative territory and wind chills so dangerous they can't be measured. But spring will be here soon, so plan to pedal down and I'll meet you there.
Posted by Poppy H. at 5:57:00 PM