This time we were exploring Botanie Valley Road. We were looking to see some Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and I wanted to have new views of the Fraser Canyon from Botanie Mountain Road -- a road only know by the locals --But this was a very special Sunday, we had the opportunity to meet Ken Glasgow
Ken has been living his whole life in Lytton, during his spare time he makes very interesting things with metal pieces
On his backyard he express all his feelings about life and our society:
Common man has always done the pulling
for any system, he is the donkey
the pack mule, the brainless wonder
with the one exceptional characteristic
the inability to stick together
and it is this trait which cause him
to be in harness and pulling
for his entire life and new life after
Thank goodness I am not a common man. The following picture shows the cemetery of life's qualities:
Dorman and useless
because people allowed them to die
don't let that happen to yours
I'll tell you what, I had a good time!
Canada is a big country, so it's not surprising we have lots of "Big Things". Ken made his contribution when he built the world's biggest Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
His bike is built three times to scale, which means it's about 3.6 meters high, 7.2 meters long, and has 1.80 meters tall tires. It weighs about 3,600 kilograms, and is fashioned out of sheet steel, pipe, and all sorts of doo-dads.
The rear shock absorber is actually a spring off a railway car combined with a piece of water pipe. The gas tank is an old diesel fuel tank, sliced and diced and modified into a teardrop shape. The giant Harley is modeled after Ken's own bike, a 1983 Harley Davidson FX DG.
is only as strong
as your defense!
Give me back my childhood
- The bliss, the ignorance and
the imagination that filled
my days with joy.
And take back my adulthood
- The seriousness, the truth and
the limitations of it all!