Originally Posted by rtwdoug
This is a wetplate photo taken during the cannonball by Paul d'Orleans
from the Vintagent. Its a style from over 100 years ago, where the photo is burned onto metal, with chemicals. The camera is a big wooden box.
Very cool picture. Would very much like to see it in the gallery.
That Cannonball is quite a ride and as demanding as a Dakar, certainly at least as heroic. Events like these hint at the mystique bond between rider and mount as these bikes are still as much alive as the steeds they were going to replace, demanding as much attention at every stage of the ride.
One question: how about flats? I noticed none or missed all. Are pre-30's motorcycles flat proof or is there some trade-off as in 'tinker with bike and have a flat-free ride'?