Sunday, May 9, 2010

Biker Dude


Welcome to Biker Dude week here at OPOD. We intend to bring you some of the badest biker dudes from the start of the last century. This picture was taken in 1914. Pictured is Mr. Weishaar, who had just won a 100 mile motorcycle race. He made the run in just over 2 hours. I have never really gotten the motorcycle fever myself. They would be fun, but are just too dangerous. No matter how careful you are, other people don't see motorcycles that well, and so riding one is a pretty big risk in my mind.

Domestic Update:

Lovie is now on day 8 of sitting on her nest. Not sure how long it takes to hatch peacock eggs, but she is sticking with it. I mentioned last week that she decided to lay her eggs in the chicken coop. At first things went fairly smoothly, but more recently she has decided she does not want the chickies to bunk in there with her. A few nights ago, they went in and got on their roosts, and she went around and chased them all out. They sat outside for about 5 minutes, and then went back in. She chased them out again, and then they waited another 5 minutes and went back in. They finally wore her down, and they were able to roost in their coop. This has been going on for the last few nights. Hopefully, she will stop harassing them, as it is their home. So, we will wait and watch and see if we end up with a batch of baby peacocks.

9 comments:

  1. He looks quite pleased with himself. Good luck with the peacock eggs!

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  2. They should start to hatch after 21 day of incubation.
    R

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  3. I'm sorry that is the time for chickens. Peacock are 28 to 30 days
    R

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  4. Lawrence Ray Weishaar was a motorcyling legend. Born in Kansas in 1890, he was known as the "Kansas Cyclone" in racing circles.
    He was hired by the Harley-Davidson factory racing team in 1915, where he was instrumental in starting the practice of calling Harley motorcycles hogs. The HD racing mascot, at the time, was a small pig and Weishaar was photographed with the pig many times.
    He was killed in a race track accident on April 13, 1924. He died doing what he loved.
    PJM: Last week was great and I'm really looking forward to this week. I've had a 50 year love affair with motorcycles, so these photos are of great interest to me.

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  5. Might be a Biker Dude Deluxe but he is certainly lacking in the fashion department. LOL. Great photo!

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  6. I'm with GeezerNYC-I am looking forward to this week as well. I too have been riding for many years (45) and can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

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  7. Very cool photos! I'll be watching your posts to come!

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  8. Looking forward to this week also. Unlike some other that posted, I have only been riding 43 years. My current ride is a BMW that will have come off the production line 39 years ago in October.

    Jay

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  9. I really enjoy your domestic updates. Funny stuff !

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