Saturday, May 31, 2014
A lot of you might not know it but Paul Cox and I go back a long way. In the late 1980's, when he was over at 6th Street Specials with Indian Larry (Sportster Larry at the time I think), I would stop by with my riding pals and not say too much. Later on I was a staff writer and Assistant Editor for "Iron Horse Magazine". We all got to know each other better in those days, and as time went on we all sort of stayed in touch. I lived out on Long Island, so it was hard for me to get into New York City, especially as my painting business "Spritz BY Fritz" grew. A few weeks ago I stopped by Paul's new shop to say hello, catch up on life, and share stories about the old days in the Lower East Side, when we all worked together at Psycho Cycles. Paul is a real artist, bikes, leather, knives, paint on canvas etc. If I had to compare him with a historical counter culture figure it would be "Von Dutch", only without all the hate. Paul is still building beautiful bikes! I took a few pics to share with you cats of the work and awesome detail that was going on during my visit. Also, a few pics of the paint job he gave me to do for a new build. What are you guys up to? Lemme know. Get out in the garage and build something! FRITZ
Sunday, May 4, 2014
I spent quite a few days on the road the last week or so with the great "Johnny Sparkle" as my co pilot. We met up with Greaser Mike and Poncho Bill from NYC, at spring Carlisle in PA, and had a blast. I didn't buy much, some old tech books, a busted Mac air ratchet that I will hand in for a new one, and a dozen pair of socks for 10 bucks! Around the corner from our hotel was a fantastic arcade place where we loaded up on tickets playing skee ball, and ignoring the "do not bump" stickers on the motor go karts! That was two days of good fun. We then moved on to to Oley, PA for the antique motorcycle meet, that was better. Even though I can't afford anything at these meets, I love walking around looking at all the history, guys riding around on old 8 valve factory Harley race bikes, pre unit Triumphs, 4 cylinder Indians & Henderson's, belt drive Popes, you get the idea. I took a bunch of pics and will filter them onto the blog a bit at a time for you guys to enjoy. In my honest opinion, the Oley meet was way better then Davenport, there was just so much more stuff around. Davenport does have the flat track races, so maybe its about even. Get out in the garage and build something!