THE MOTOR-SURFER

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Documenting life during the first attempt at restoring a vintage motorcycle.

Similar to the zen -like feeling that is realized through surfing,
motorcycle repair can elevate the mind to a meditative state that eludes time and space...
Meaning I obsess over it, get frustrated, yell, laugh at myself and overall waste a lot of time.

Wednesday

Jason Lee - Skater, Actor, Motorcycle Collector & Scientologist...?

Mr. Jason Lee, whom you might recognize from the 35+ films he's been in (from Mall Rats to Vanilla Sky) and the fairly hilarious tv series "My name is Earl" (admittably only seen 2 episodes, but I did laugh). My favorite roll being Banky Edwards from Chasing Amy - "SAY would you like a Chocolate covered pretzel?" , which he won a spirit award for (well done Jason). However if you were a little cooler, you would also know that the Orange County native was a pretty amazing Pro skater in the late 80's early 90's. Founded Stereo Skateboards and was one of the first skaters (besides Hawk) to have a signature shoe with Airwalk (yes I had a pair), which at the time was a HUGE deal. Nobody had a signature shoe... Nobody. Lee had tremendous influence on the world of skating by changing the focus from vert ramps to street skating as a result of having limited or no access to them, like most skaters at the time.
Now if you were even cooler, you would also know that he owns an incredible collection of vintage motorcycles including an award winning, incredibly beautiful custom built Falcon Bullet (see pictures below). So you ask "why a post about Jason Lee?", well because I'm constantly scowering the web for a hidden gem of a vintage bike to restor next and I stumbled upon the little 1966 Honda CB160 Cafe Racer built for Lee (see above picture) that was for sale and thought I'd shed some light on a talented motorcycle enthusiast. Oh yeah and he named his son Pilot Inspektor... Weird and equally awesome.

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