Filed under: Wearables | Tags: Grateful Dead, parking lot, t shirts, vintage
Filed under: Bicycles | Tags: Anybody's Bike Book, bikes, book, Rick Morrall, Tom Cuthbertson, vintage
Recently while cleaning out our wood shop at work a friend found this old copy of Anybody’s Bike Book and he kindly dropped it on my desk as a gift. This classic bike book written by the late Tom Chuthbertson and illustrated most excellently by Rick Morrall was originally published by 10 Speed Press in 1971. This book was actually the first book published by 10 Speed Press out of Berkley CA and was the inspiration for the press’s name.
Despite the cover being pretty rough and smelling like a wet oak barrel from being around cut wood too long the pages inside are in pretty good shape. Written as a guide for fixing bike, its intent was to demystify for the average Joe the art of maintaining and repairing one’s own bike, “Bicycles are not monstrous machines which only wizards can understand.” The book pretty much covers all one needs to know about bikes, at least at the time which it was written, everything from advice on what type of bike to buy to how to service your rear derailleur.
Great book , if you find a copy pick it up. Rest of the images can be found here.
Filed under: Angling, Books, Fly Fishing, Outdoors | Tags: Curt Gowdy, fly fishing, hunting, Joe Brooks, outdoors, The American Sportsman Treasury, vintage
The American Sportsman was a television show that aired from 1965 to 1986. The show, which was probably one of the first to depict outdoor adventures, showed hunting and fishing trips by the show’s host along with celebrities such as Bing Crosby and Andy Griffith. The tv show got it start as 20 min segment on the Wide World of Sports which followed Curt Gowdy (who went on to host the show) along with the legendary Joe Brooks on a fly fishing expedition in the Andes Mountains. The eventually went on to become The New American Sportsman which covered all types of sports, and in doing so lost the appeal of the original which focused on outdoor adventures.
I recently found the book,The American Sportsman Treasury, which is basically the hardbound version of the original tv show. The book contains more stories and excellent photos from various fishing and hunting trips of the past by experienced outdoorsman. More of the images can be found here.
Filed under: The Great Outdoors | Tags: Angling, hunting, sportsman, sportsmen, the sportsman's world, vintage
Last time we reported on “Sportsmen,” it was The Sportsman’s Wilderness, this time its The Sportsman’s World. Yet another amazing collection of vintage technicolor sportsmen, and women, conquering the wilds of our world. Published by Field and Stream in the late 50’s, the Sportsman’s World showcases the best in hunting and fishing found around the US and the in other parts of our globe.
If you are interested in the rest of the image set they can be found here.
I know its the middle of the summer and we have many more 90+ degree days to endure however I wanted to show this gem of a down parka I found at a church yard sale about a month ago.
Not sure what vintage this old Penfield insulated parka is, however the thing is probably about 20 years old. The down/feather filling will be sure to keep me toasty this winter, but the thought alone of wearing it now makes me sweat.