Sunday, July 12, 2009

Have Teddy, Will Travel

They Couldn't Bear To Leave Him Behind

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


I've seen a lot of motorcycles. I've seen a lot of luggage. But I ain't never seen a teddy bear perched so securely on top of the luggage behind a motorcycle. This was such a great sight that I had to get my camera out and take the shot, even though the light was really poor.

I'd say it's a very well-travelled bear - and obviously the chill in the air didn't worry him (or her) in the least. Come to think of it, maybe he (or she) was really hibernating on the back of that big bike.

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33 comments:

introspection said...

Cute teddy bear. And what lovely colours !

Akelamalu said...

Some folk can't bear to leave home without their teddy! LOL

TechnoBabe said...

I can't see where the teddy bear is attached, but that looks like a great ride.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Lucky Teddy! Hope he was strapped on..

CJ xx

Eternally Distracted said...

Doesn't do much for the macho biker image!

Brian Miller said...

thats awesome. he looks well worn, must be full of hugs.

Maggie May said...

They have packed the bear necessities of life!

Cute post. hope he/she doesn't catch cold (or get overheated) depending on where they are going!

Artist Unplugged said...

Nice photo! That must be a 'beary' special bear indeed.

Pouty Lips said...

I think it's Imac's teddy bear on the back of that bike.

cheshire wife said...

My teddy will be so jealous. He is always complaining that he doesn't go anywhere, but then he does not like the wind in his fur.

Jientje said...

Bear with him, he might get wet? But he does not seem to mind much!

I LOVE teddy bears, did you know that?

Kitty said...

Aw bless! I really hope it's strapped on well..

Mara said...

Love the teddy. I'm thinking of taking mine on my trips! I just need to find a teddy-doctor first...

i beati said...

chuckling

nonizamboni said...

Great capture! My husband always takes a little stuffed black bear of mine tied to the back of his motorcycle when he travels too. After all these miles the little guy is pretty 'smooth.'

Lee said...

Awww...I wouldn't be able to leave my teddy behind either. That's so cute! Thanks David!

Cheers!

Sarah Lulu said...

I love that image so much!

Greyscale Territory said...

Ultra cute! Very symbolic that we all have a child somewhere within!

SandyCarlson said...

I'll bet drivers are automatically kinder to this motorcycle rider than they otherwise would be. That is too sweet.

Baino said...

Great pic. My daughter travels everywhere with her childhood 'Panda'. He's been around the world and back.

Janie said...

That's a lucky bear. He must be loved even by the macho motorcycle rider.

AirmanMom said...

Great post!
Great comments!
At the most recent Operation Welcome Home event, one of the soldiers returning from Afghanistan had a teddy tied to the dufflebag...so cute!
~AM

Ribbon said...

that beautiful bear says a lot.
great capture.

best wishes
Ribbon

willow said...

Aww. He looks like a well loved Teddy.

Willow said...

What a sweet little bear! Great lighting, too.

The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

A teddy bear on a bike! What a sight!

Hello David! I've been away for a while but I do miss reading your wonderful posts (not to mention still learning from you).


Take care!

The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

By the way, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the Post Of the Day award (back in May!)

Southern Drawl said...

Simply adorable...

Mojo said...

I have to say, when this headline turned up in my reader this is not the kind of "teddy" that leapt to mind.

Lori ann said...

I love this! And i love that you spotted it.

Shadow said...

that is soooo sweet!

Crafty Gardener said...

A large group of motorcyclists always do a toy drive around here, and just about every one of the bikes has an stuffed animal attached to it.

Karen said...

Very cute shot :-)

I'm not showing my bear that. he's been complaining that he hasn't been out since I brought him home :-)