Al Fritz, the creator of the Schwinn Sting-Ray, passed away last week.
The Sting-Ray was my first two-wheeler. Mine was metallic blue with sparkle grips and banana seat. I rode it everywhere. Sometimes it was a horse when I was cowboy, sometimes a Jeep when I was in the Army. Sometimes it was just a bike that I raced with my friends in the neighborhood. The Sting-Ray started my lifelong love affair with bicycles.
So thank you, Al!