Tuesday, May 25
Remembering Maz Harris
Now I'm supposedly a full time magazine editor, it's easy to trace my influences in terms of custom bike journalism. In the US, David Snow got my attention. In the UK, it was always Maz Harris. From his columns in Back Street Heroes to his writing in his own title Heavy Duty, from his great book 'Bikers' to his appearances on programmes like the 'Classic Motorcycles' series, he was always eloquent, thoughtful and no-nonsense.
And he wasn't just writing about the life like everyone else, he was living it to the maximum degree. I can't believe it's ten years since he died. I always saved anything I came across by him or about him; he was the genuine article and I miss his writing.