Monday, November 7, 2011

Royal Flairs on YouTube

Couple of oldies but goldies from the hand of the Old Man (as well as the rest of the band, 

Yep, that's the old man playing the drums..I was raised on this and his stack of Chess, Sun, Roulette, and a million other 45s, as well as my Mom's Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, and other R&B stuff. Some great tunes for a little kid...JC, Chuck Berry, Joey Dee, Ray Charles, with HIS records sandwiched in there...I miss being that age of musical discovery. I've been chasing that monkey every since.

For more interesting history of the band, go HERE

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

You can't BUY cool

Some older pics my Mom sent me the other day....

These are > 1966, before me, in the Royal Flairs days..

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Swag and a lonely store front

I had to go back to Landis to pick up the last of my stuff...and ran across this. I think just about every biker in three counties had one at some point. 

Stopped by the shop for a farewell pic. Notice my stator gave up five minutes later and I had to pack the shovel into the Penske.

Woulda fit right in when Cyclone was around..and I'm good with that.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thanks to HIRO!

Thanks for the great write up on your blog, man! More pics coming soon, I promise..just kickin' back.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

A couple from Jay

ZZ Top inspired, paint by Jay

Beauty and the Beast

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Youth is wasted on the young

Chris says:

"My older brother and a friend of ours went to Vietnam. Before they left, the friend had willed me his '67 Shovel if he didn't come back. Well, that's exactly what happened; his family contested the will, and his brothers got it....and wrecked it, which is why it wasn't willed to them in the FIRST place. Anyways, a local patch holder I knew told me he was sick of me moping around (I was 16 at the time) over this lost friend, lost shovel, bad, one day, he told me to come with him to his barn, eyes closed and everything. When I opened them, here was this beautiful 1947 Knuckle. He told me that I could have it, provided I pay him $50 a month until $3000 was payed. Don't be late and don't pay short, sort of an offer you can't refuse. I did, and struggled with kicking and tuning that thing until, after going down one time, my parents made me sell it. I still regret it."


Friday, March 25, 2011


If you have any unpublished motorcycle or motorcycle oriented pics from the 80s or older you'd like to see up on this site, shoot them to me at A little bit of back story on them would be extra cool.

Time to bring back the 80s..they've been gone too long.