Photographed in Nashville, TN by Jamie Clayton
What inspired the motorcyle purchase:
I rented a Royal Enfield during a six week trip to India. I spent four days driving in and around Leh, Kashmir through ancient villages, temples in the shadow of the Ladakh Mountains. I then spent the final day driving up to Khardung La Pass (world’s highest motorable pass, 17,852 ft) before the driving snow and ice at the top caused me to have to walk the last half mile (fairly difficult at that altitude). Following that, the Enfield wouldn’t start due to the cold so I kicked it into neutral and coasted the 40 km back to the town. Once I got back to the States, I started saving up and knew I had to get one myself.
Favorite adventure on it:
After looking for a few months, I found a great used model in Denver but after being unable to coordinate a pickup I took matters into my own hands and flew to Ft. Worth and snagged this one. From there I spent a week traveling to Austin followed by two days riding and camping in the Ozarks, a stop over in St. Louis, Land between the Lakes National Park, and Nashville before heading back down to Pensacola.
Now would ya look at that:
- Royal Enfield 500 Classic motorcyle.
- Randolph Engineering P3 sunglasses given to him by a submariner when he was a Navy Offficer.
- Woolovers sweater.
- J.Crew quilted vest.
- Belstaff jacket purchased from fellow rider/friend.
- Thrifted patch from D.C.
- Geier Gloves, Co. gloves.
- Seiko SNZJ59 watch. “This replaced my flight watch while I was in the Navy.”
- Imogene & Willie Barton Slims jeans from FLIP Consignment.
- Red Wing Iron Ranger boots. “7 years old and still going strong.