Friday, October 26, 2012
My wife just informed me that Scott Wallerich, "Big Wally" passed away yesterday from a heart attack. Scott was one of my first bike buddies, like from about 40 years ago. We used to build bikes, destroy bikes, jump bikes, paint bikes, draw bikes, dream about bikes, rebuild other people's bikes, you name it, we biked it! Fork - inside - a- fork choppers...Did 'em. Drilled out chain rings...Did 'em. Huge powerslides...Did 'em. Strange to think how far back your roots go, isn't it? Strange to think some "born in the 80's" hipsters think they're into bikes, isn't it? Mortality is a bitch, isn't it? R.I.P. Big Wally!