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CHARLES “SMITTY” SMITH by Miserable George

     In the Brevard County area of Florida, when you said “Smitty”, you were talking about one man…Charles “Smitty” Smith…owner of Spirat Enterprises…a shop where you could get just about ANYTHING pertaining to motorcycles…this man was a true legend as far as fixing, building, and supplying parts for American made motorcycles. Alas, even legends pass on, as Smitty did last July 23,2022…a sad day indeed. A celebration of his life was held on Nov.12, 2022, at Legion #81 in Melbourne, FL. A huge crowd attended, bringing pictures and stories to share with one-another. There was food, a band, and Brotherhood. I believe ol’ Smitty was smiling down on all his friends today…Smitty, we’re gonna miss you…Rest in Peace my friend….

Miserable George and ValGal

Beaver Bar FUN! by Valgal

I can not describe how much FUN it is to go and see your friends play music at such an awesome bar and event! Twisted Minds has done it AGAIN! Their show at the Beaver Bar after Midwest Cycles bike show was EPIC!!!  I managed to get a few bikes shot from the show!  The people were leaving the show only to pass MORE people coming IN to see Twisted Minds, Inc.! 

We here in Brevard County are so proud to share with you our Twisted Minds,Inc with you… They make family everywhere they go! Please go see them if you come to Cacklebery Campground this Bike Week They will also be at the Beaver Bar in Myrtle Beach Bike Rally! Make sure to stop in and tell them OSB sent ya! ENJOY! 

Stay tuned for more exciting news from TMI!

Valgal

Our Twisted Minds, Inc. by Valgal

Ok friends I need to introduce to you my brothers… The members of the band Twisted Minds, Inc. Jasper is the lead singer, Glen is on guitar with Ricky as well, Frank OG is on bass and Chris is the drummer. These men have been KILLING IT in Brevard County for years!… To my Daytona friends… PLEASE go out of your way to see these guys at The Beaver Bar this Sunday! AND at Cacklebery Campground for Bike Week!
What you will see when you do go is a group of friends entertaining their FAMILY! These guys are so true and dedicated to the craft but that you can read when you pick up a copy of LiveWire Magazine at Sully’s Backstreet in Melbourne…https://www.facebook.com/TheLiveWireMagazine
I of course speak with my photography, so here are just SOME pictures I have taken over the years since they entered my life… I need these boys to fill a huge hole in my heart and they do a GREAT job with Love Support and ROCK AND ROLL!!!

Enjoy!
Valgal

Gerald “Pogo” Pogue by Miserable George

     For those who have been attending Roscoe’s Chili Challenge, we have very sad news today… long time EMCEE Pogo has been called home by the Lord. I received this news on April 3, 2021. Gerald “Pogo” Pogue had been EMCEE at the Chili Challenge for 30 years. He was a highly decorated Marine Corps Veteran. His antics at the big party were second to none, and he will be missed by all who attended. He assisted me many times in my efforts to cover the event for my many magazine associates, and I will miss him very much. Rest in Peace Pogo…may GOD have mercy on your soul…

Miserable George  

Brent in the beginning…

I would like to introduce a good friend of mine… Brent Dwyer, he is an up and coming bike builder… Keep your eyes on him, he is learning from some REAL old school men…

Valgal


So I kinda like motorcycles .I’m guessing you do also or you wouldn’t be reading this..I won’t take up a bunch of your time so I’ll get straight to the point… BUILDING MOTORCYCLES! Really is there anything else ? Shhhhh don’t say a big ass cause that’s a given….

One of my very best friends Valgal gave me an opportunity to Introduce you to my long bike build so that’s what you’re gonna get to read about right here in Old School Biker mag… each month from now till the bikes finished. ..

I had built a 1970 ironhead years ago that was stretched 4″ with 40 deg rake and 15 over front end…I always dug the way it looked and wanted another long bike in my stable so when RoadSide marty told me he had a title ,frame ,trans and motor 1976 .That needed a good home.I said the time is now…..

I quickly flipped a motor I had stashed away and me n Gus were off to Pensacola to get the pile marty had for me..I had been stashing parts for just such a build for years..A 21″ round spoke spool invader along with a 25″ over springer ..I was off to a good start..I got an old OEM star hub and laced it to a 18″ NOS Dixie rim..Wrapped in a 400 Champion tire … We’re gonna use a Knucklehead oil tank and the reason why will be revealed in the next few months. Internal throttle and riser less bars , foot clutch and foot breaks because in my worthless opinion no chopper should have clutter on the handlebars. We have already started divorcing the rockers and hand shaping the heads..This will be a complete motor build from the crank pin up and were going to be doing all the machine work right here in the garage..Matter of fact other than paint and chrome were going to be doing all the work ourselves.. Custom controls, frenched in seat, tank and tail light..

We’re going to be hardtailing the OEM frame then stretching and raking it..We will be showing you how to rebuild a motor from the pin up and a complete 4 speed tear down and rebuild. Maybe we will even get into making a glass pan for your ass and some pipe building 101..Short story, stay tuned each month to see the progress and share in learning some cool shit along with me from the grandmaster himself Gus Karnes.

Thank u you Val and everyone else at OSB for all the love .. 

Till next month beat pavement and remind your friends how much you value them..

Kisses fuckers.
Brent

H&D  ROADHOUSE by Miserable George

…..a tribute to our friends who have brought us so much joy…

Like you all, I’m stuck in the house, and what better way to make use of all my time, than to put together a piece to pay tribute to H&D Roadhouse. These images are from the various gatherings we’ve attended at Harry and Debbie’s establishment on SR 520 East, just across from the Lincoln dealer. There is an element of sadness here, in that some of the folks you’ll see are no longer with us, but, I’m sure they are all smiling down, and watching over us all. We pray that this terrible situation we are experiencing presently, will soon go away, and hopefully, we’ll all come out on top. When things DO finally clear up, let’s all get out there and welcome Harry and Deb back into business. They’ve helped many of us down through the years…let’s NOW help them…!!! GOD bless you guys…!!!

Miserable George & ValGal

JUST A BIT OF NOSTALGIA by Miserable George and Valgal

ValGal and I cooked up this idea to kinda help our readers pass the time of day, now that a lot of you are more or less confined to your homes. The images represent a wide array of subjects that might interest a wide array of readers. Not all will recognize every picture, but we’re hoping that at least SOME of you will. We pray that this mess will be ironed out very soon, and things will get back to “normal”…! Thank a Vet, stand up for your country, and may GOD BLESS AMERICA…!!!

Miserable George

Corona Madness by Valgal

Jenna’s Breezeway will remain open

Jenna’s Breezeway will remain open,with 50% seating capacity, and all tables will be 6ft apart. Jenna’s Breezeway has taken all precautionary measures to make it safe and sanitary for your dining experience. We are a full service restaurant. What we sold then, we will sell now! Please wash your hands! Come on down!

UNITY RUN LEGION POST 359 by Miserable George

It was 41 COLD degrees when I left my place, and headed to Post 359 for the UNITY RIDE for Legion Boys & Girls. Fourteen other hardy souls had gathered there, and were ready to ride. MaryAnn led a prayer for safety, and they were off!! Post #1 was our first stop…for breakfast!!! Then it was on up north to the NSB and south Daytona area, where the group encountered an accident scene and were forced to turn back and seek a detour. Unfortunately, this didn’t work out too well, as the original group was now split up, and did not visit the last 2 planned stops. So, with the cold weather, an unplanned detour, and the scattering of the original group, a bunch headed back to the 359 headquarters where I encountered them later in the day.

I’d like to thank MaryAnn Baggaley and Brenda Pierce for their pictures and assistance…

Miserable George

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