Hermits' Photo Albums

The Hermitage

Wintertime Around The Hermitage  What is snow? We do not know. But snow is fun, this we know. Grab your mittens, it's tobogan time.

The Stream  The stream running between the cabin and the new house. Water for the cabin - at first carried by hand, and later drawn up by a hand pump in the kitchen window.

Lichen, Moss & Fungii The Hermit gathers Lichen, Moss & Fungii around the Hermitage

The Cabin
The Hermits' cabin in the woods then and now, 1972-1992

Including 'How Much Wood Could a Woodchuck Chuck?

Here fishy fishy fishy..
Fishing with Paul, 2002-2008

Inside job
A few photos taken inside the New House. Warning! Un-made kids' beds and dust bunnies ahead.

Tiling the woodstove
Hermit cleans up some really crappy masonary work and prepares for tiling behind and underneath the Dutchwest convection heater.

Classic Sauna
Homepage for the Hermitage sauna. These pictures are of the original sauna. At the bottom of the page there are links to photos of the sauna rennovation and new sauna.

Pond Cleaning
Sediment removal, July/August 2005

Eastern Townships Ice Storm, 2013
A week-long winter vacation from electricity - the "Hydro Holiday", 2013

Over Fields We'll Go, In a One-Horse Open Tobaggan
Appaloosa Express, 30 Dec 2016

Bear poop, blueberries, veggie gardens, & moose on the loose
May and June around the Hermitage, 2016

Summer Projects At the Hermitage
2 doors, 1 roof, 2 roofettes, & sauna cement work, Summer 2017

Other Stuff

Look Sharp, Feel Sharp, Be Sharp
A few pointers on keeping your chain saw sharp and cutting efficiently.

Montreal Street Art
Manning the barricades and making the rounds of Montreal's street art scene.

Pippin the Peculiar
Mysterious. Magnificent. Heat seeking. Able to hide beneath speakers for six weeks without food or water.

Bikes 'n Chainsaws
Paul readies the mountain bike for Spring. Meanwhile the maple leaning toward the Hermitage comes down.

Arts & Letters
Selected writings and illustrations

India, 2008
LA's International Affairs trip

Greg Fishes
Greg's 2013 fishing trips

Little One
Little One feels sleepy after a porch snack, 2003

Remembrance Day
Sherbrooke Quebec, November 13, 2016

995 Before & After
Reconstruction, rennovation & addition, 2002

995 Roof Plan
Metal Roofing calculations, August 2017

The Gizmo Gadget
A 4-Hand 555 Sextet - design & assembly, April 2017

Good Old Truck
2003 Sierra 1500, June 2017

773rd Radar Squadron Reunion
Attention Airmen. Attention Airmen.
All 773rd Airmen report immediately to Montauk Long Island.

Guest Appearances

Peter's Rides
Photos of a couple specimens from Peter's collection, and Peter in his winter quarters.

Adirondack Road Trip
Richard casts a long shadow in the Adirondacks, September 2014



Hermit's First Triumph Motorcycles
The Wild One and the Wild Thing, 1965-1970

The Bonnie at Frank's Brit-Barn
Love at first sight, 2003

Travels with Bonnie

Beebe, Boynton, Tomofobia Quebec
All original 1969 Bonnie on the Quebec gravel, 26 October 2003

Bebee, Quebec
Views of the Stanstead Granite Quarries Company's quarry, October 2003

Georgeville, Fitch Bay, Cedarville, Beebe Quebec
From Memphremagog lakeside to bay views at P.Snow's, October 31 2003

Island Pond & Lake Willoughby
Lake Willoughby and the hills of Olde Vermont, 2005

Kancamagus Highway, NH
The Kank - "No gas next 32 miles", 2006 & 2013 with BB

Look! A Snow Bonnie!
A surreal Christmas Day ride in Southern Quebec & Northeast Kingdom Vermont, 2006

14 Eastern Townships & Northeast Kingdom towns & villages
Hatley, Compton, Moe's River, Martinville, Saint Malo, East Hereford Quebec Beecher Falls, Norton, Island Pond, Seymour Lake, Morgan, Holland, Derby Line Vermont June 4, 2007

Brit-Iron in Birchton Quebec
BB&B assemble their Brit Iron, 2013

Big Falls, Vermont
A stone's throw from Paddy's Snack Bar in North Troy, November 6, 2013

Five Northeast Kingdom Vermont Ponds
Long Pond, Newark Pond, Bald Hill Pond, Job's Pond, & Island Pond, 2013

Thousand Islands, New York
A trek across Vermont & Upstate New York & a nostalgic visit 'The Birches', 2013

Irasburg, Barton, & Orleans Vermont
The best views are always from 'The Gravel', July 2014

Burke Mountain Vermont
The First Annual Under the Wire ride, 11 November 2014

Burke Mountain Vermont
The Second Annual Under the Wire ride, 10 November 2015

Burke Mountain Vermont
The Third Annual Under the Wire ride, October 6, 2016

Three Ponds, Vermont Northeast Kingdom
Job's Pond, Bald Hill Pond, Long Pond, & Brownington Observation Tower, September 28, 2014

Potton Quebec
Leadville & Mansonville on Lake Memphremagog's western shore, 21 October 2015

Asbestos Mining in the Vermont Northeast Kingdom
(Loop Road, Buck Hill, Mines Road, East Hill, Eden Mountain, Collinsville, Wild Branch) July 25 2015

Vermont Green Mountains
Including four of six Green Mountain gaps, October 2015

Smugglers Notch Vermont
Mountain Road 108, October 2015

The Texas Falls
The Vermont Green Mountains' fabulously beautiful Texas Falls, October 2015

Saint Etienne de Bolton Quebec
Village views in Saint Etienne, July 2016

Mountain Biking in the Greens
Whimsey in the Vermont Green Mountains, October 2017

Abandonned Premises
Quebec, Vermont, New York Very Spooky

The Graveyard Shift
Country cemeteries of Southern Quebec & the Vermont Northeast Kingdom

Lake Willoughby Vermont
From summer swimming hole to Fall foliage at the Lake

Fall Foliage in Stanstead Quebec
Brilliant! That's all I can say

Bonnie Landscapes
Bonnie poses with landscapes, skylines, & sunsets

2006 CVMG Ormstown Rally
Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group Montreal Section Annual Rally, August 2006

2007 CVMG Ormstown Rally
Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group Montreal Section Annual Rally, August 2007

British Invasion, Stowe Vermont
The Stowe Vermont British Invasion Car Show, 2012

Stanbridge East Quebec
Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group Montreal Section Meeting, July 2013

Bonnie in the Castle

Fabricating an Engine Base (7 photos)
To facilitate the installation of two gearbox bearings in the casing I fabricated this engine base for use on a hydraulic press.

Installing a Podtronics beneath the Battery Carrier (8 photos)
I used a couple of tie-wraps to fasten a Podtronics regulator/rectifier beneath Bonnie's battery carrier.

Gear Oil & Yellow Metals
Some background info on yellow metals and GL5 gear oil products and some sinetific research.

Assembling the Triumph Unit 650 Gearbox: Hancox Method
A photo-illustrated, step-by-step description of Hughie Hancox's method of assembling the gearbox components.

Camplate & Quadrant Indexing.
A photo-illustrated description of indexing the gearbox camplate and quadrant in first gear, fourth gear, and neutral between 2nd & 3rd.

Winter in the Castle Part 3 (12 photos)
Removing engine from frame for a trip to the machine shop and repair to shorn thrust washer locator peg. Also presents the rare opportunity to shine up the bottom side as well as the top. (But how will I know which side to keep up?) February 27, 2018

Winter in the Castle Part 2
Dismantling transmission and gearbox after discovering GOLD in the outer gearbox cover. Includes photos showing range of motion of gearshift quadrant in degrees as well as the use of several special purpose clutch tools. February 2018

Top End Tear Down
'69 Triumph T120R Top End Tear Down, January 2016

Photos of Bonnie's gearbox and transmission components, April 2016

Top End Reassemby
Photos of 1969 Triumph T120R Bonnie's top end reassemby, May 2016

Winter Teardown
Bonnie's Winter Teardown, 2015

Gearbox Components
Photos of Bonnie's gearbox components, Winter 2015

New Wiring Harness
Photos of 1969 T120R Bonnie's new repro wiring harness, Winter 2006

Powder Coating
Bonnie's newly powder coated parts, Winter 2006

Original Wiring
Photos of 1969 T120R Bonnie's original wiring harness, 2005

Engine Removal using Chain Hoist - 2004
Removing and replacing the engine from/in the frame of a 1969 Triumph T120R using a chain hoist to do the heavy lifting.

Reassembly - Winter 2004
Reassembling Bonnie after painting her cylinder block, frame, and tinware. Very shiny!

Riding Calendars

2006 Ride Calendar

June - November 2007 Ride Calendar

Fall 2013 Ride Calendar

Fall 2014 Ride Calendar

2014 Bonnie Log