6/28/11

Blitz and the Motorcycles

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It could be that like many of you I was unsettled, even disturbed, upon first discovering Blitz and their creations.

Comments on posts written by Chris Hunter and Pipeburn seem to underline this sentiment, an almost explosive mix of love or hate to an extent that I have never seen before..

The sometimes chauvernist little world doesn't always easily accept new faces, especially when they receive almost immediate recognition for bikes they produce. Whilst not being exceptionel in their own right, they do however have their own particular charm owing to attention given to detail and an unmistakable 'Punk' spirit.

Fred and Hugo ooze attitude, but rather than being driven by trend, this same esthetical importance forms the basis of their bikes.

Fred brings to the duo a 'savoir faire' earnt in a handful of custom workshops in Los Angeles, while Hugo adds a touch of style.

I admit to reacting negatively when I heard that the guys from Blitz would be attending our Southsiders 3rd party...

I admit giving it two days before bothering to take a closer look at their machines..

I admit it took two days before showing any interest in Fred and Hugo, hidden behind their beards..

Mea Culpa !!

As things turned out meeting Fred and Hugo was an eye opener, a lesson in how never to judge people by appearances, and yes we had a great time to the extent that I just had to try their two machines! Riding the SR500 and then the R90S took me back to my twenties in an instant, and I can tell you these are far from being just show bikes...

In a universe where we are stifled by pressure to conform, these guys are a breath of fresh air, and the path they have chosen should be encouraged.

Long live Blitz..


Fred

Hugo





I.D.W.P from Edwin Europe on Vimeo.




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6/21/11

Saturday Run

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Those who look regularly at our blog for several years have surely understood that "Le Lot" is one of our favorite riding destinations .
This region, a kind of a desert, is a true roads and sinuous passes labyrinth. Could be extremely exotic to the one who doesn't know the surroundings.
It's a very good playground just a few kilometers away from Toulouse. On top of it, we have a base there... At Jerome and Valerie's in the middle of the bush....
Everything's there.. except a few dirtbikes to get high with... Maybe... Later on.

One more time, this year we took the all team there for the all day ... what a day!....

Thanks to Valerie and Jerome for the perfect organization !

Let the photos speak by themselves...


Fred (Blitz) and Christophe (Eastside)


Thierry




ZEcombi

Momo "Snake of the Lot"


Olivier the Digital Milk

JJB and Sylvie





TAST: Twist a Saint Tropez







Momo's Burns







Olive: Pop Racing

Polo


Heinek... ads


Rides... always better after one beer...


Jérome & Olivier

Dav. Renault Cars Designer

Thierry & Polo


WHAT'S HAPPEN PAUL?

Valérie Joining with the TR6





Mark::: F**k this let's Ride!








Elmo's coffee machine

Hugo and the Blitz Bmwee (very cool machine)

Phil and the Monstro





Momo's digging







Pause.

Ruby

Momo and Olive: bike rescue

B.B.Q



Siesta



Benoit, Dav, Sylvie, Polo




Let's go for the night ride






- The Hasselblad Session -


Thierry, Philippe

Valérie, Jérome

Juliette, Benoit, Fabienne, Tom

Christophe, Fred, Hugo

Tania, Olivier, Vincent

Saladin & Paul

DAV. & Polo

Polo & Mark

Sylvie & Jean Jacques

David & Valeria


Photographies by:
Benoit, Jean-Jacques, Olivier, Polo, Sylvie, Tania, Vincent


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