Yep, long time aficionado.
I read once that visitors to his little cottage were horrified to see him pull out a roll of his belly fat and drive a bayonet through it. I think he and Paddy Mayne were very similar characters in many ways. Fearless loner's.
He enjoyed his Brough Superior. I belive he had several different ones through time - seven or eight in fact. Mr. Lesgate might confirm.
Lawrence lived .....and died on a Brough. I believe, the bike riding was somehow an escape from the demons haunting him.
Not only being a vintage bike afficionado, I find T.E. Lawrence interesting.
He was in many ways a tragic figure.
I heartedly recommend 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom.'
In lieu of pics from Mr. Lawrence's camp site, here a few of my favourites:
He may have gotten a little paunchy in his 40's. Guests at the cottage sometimes were offered a can of meat as that seems to be what T.E. had in his larder. Much has been written about him and the post mortem continues to this day. His brother said after T.E's death that he thought he was asexual. He had a crush on a girl around 1911, a Janet Laurie whom he asked to marry. She said no and that was it for Lawrence. To his brothers knowledge no more interest in girls or anybody!
Very fine shots of the Brough!.....fastest bike for its day. Ended up being the end for him.
Nice matching photos of GW 2275 then and now.
Some tidbits from my archives....books and art.
Nice Lawrence related collections, Nigel.
Thank you for sharing.
Love the line drawing!...
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...