Wordless Wednesday: Hitching a ride


Found this in our old family album. My dad and his big sister on a ‘New Henley’ motor cycle in Old Batavia, circa 1930. These bikes were made in Birmingham, England.

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68 comments on “Wordless Wednesday: Hitching a ride

  1. What a lovely photo – must have missed that one! I don’t remember ever seeing it before! J

  2. So sad that it takes us too long to get around to asking about stuff like this. I also put it off for too long, but my mom was not at all willing to talk about the days during the war. GREAT pic, though!! I have quite a few treasures like that. Amazing that they survived escape from Latvia and crossing to the USA….
    I absolutely love motorcycles, too. To me they’re like the ultimate freedom machine. Hubby used to get so mad at me for refusing to wear the helmet and other gear. It seemed to defeat the purpose of riding one.

    • Yes, our family history can be so fascinating. I wish my dad had shared more about his childhood. I might have understood him better. πŸ˜•

  3. My thumb is up & I’m ready to hitch a ride too πŸ™‚

    Looking through old family photos always makes me feel nostalgic – even if they are not those of my own family. I always enjoy glimpses into the past!

  4. “B”, it is the number of vehicles in Jakarta until now… it is very historic photo.. You know the address of the place in the photo? I was willing to photograph the place in the picture now…. i think that place very different now.. ^_^

    • Hello my friend. πŸ™‚ Thanks for your lovely comment and the hugs. All is well with me. How are you doing without your dear llamas? Hugs, Sylvia. xxx

  5. Oh Boy..if you only still had the bike… it would be worth a fortune… a friend of mine had an old BSA..not as old as this.. it was in beautiful condition.. when he died the family put it on auction.. it reached nearly R 100 000 would love to know what this one would have reached…

    • That’s a lot of money for an old bike, but I guess it’s because there are many still around in good condition. I wish I could have my dad back to ask him more about the bike; where the photo was taken, and if it was owned by someone in the family. πŸ™‚

  6. I am surprise to see a little generator attached to the front wheel ( I think that is what it is). I thought it was only used for bicycles.

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