dish wheels

It’s hard to believe that anyone would prefer NOT to work on a BMW R nineT. But @vtrcustoms, the styling department of a Swiss BMW dealership, figured they had a better base bike up their sleeve…
Like the 125 horsepower R1200R.
Featuring levels of aggression not usually associated with the Swiss, ‘Goodwood 12’ looks ballistic standing still. That’s helped by the in-house brushed metal finishes on the cowl, tank, tail and exhaust—as well as those deep-dish Kineo wheels. The wide shoulders and hunkered-down headstock don’t hurt either.

That makes it one of our Bikes Of The Week. The latest list is just out, so hit the link in our bio to see the other four killer builds.

#bmw @bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorcycles #r1200r #MakeLifeARide #bikeexif

Also, sometimes I hate my inhumanly good hearing.

Not only do I hear AL Jazeera with the volume at 25, the super loud air compressor hooked up to the air cuffs on my legs cycling every 60 seconds to prevent thrombosis, the analog clock on the wall, three different alarms on this ward, conversations in Thai between the nurses, clattering dishes, the sqeaky wheel on the cart for the BP cuff, plastic crackling from at least two different packages being opened, and one of my local caretakers exiting the lobby elevator down the hall… I’m also pretty sure someone on the floor beneath me is listening to “uptown funk” on a cellphone on repeat.

Doctor Who 1.01 - “Rose”

Rose: What’s it look like?
Doctor: Like a transmitter. Round and massive, slap bang in the middle of London.
Doctor: A huge circular metal structure like a dish, like a wheel. Radial. Close to where we’re standing. Must be completely invisible. What? What?
Doctor: What? What is it? What?
Doctor: Oh. Fantastic!