Friday, June 12, 2009

Vintage Motorcycle Goggles

Recently I picked up a great pair of vintage Royal Air Force goggles. They reminded me that I'd been meaning to post about vintage motorcycle goggles for awhile. Of course, I don't actually own a motorcycle, but that doesn't stop me from wanting a pair. The thing about vintage goggles is that they look so cool!

I imagine myself with a long white scarf and a leather jacket, motorcycle goggle strapped to my face. My dog sits in the little sidecar as we go racing down some dirt road, avoiding the mud where possible. The side car bounces around a bit and I don't want my dog to get dust in her eyes either, so she has her own pair of doggie vintage goggles. Okay, they aren't meant for dogs. They are ladies's sunglasses that wrap around so they'll stay on her head.

Sometimes I find it hard to believe that motorcycles were actually invented before the 20th century. But I've seen pairs of vintage goggles on Ebay that must have belonged to some exciting and adventurous cyclists. Too bad they cost an arm and a leg :)