Here is a quick recap of what I have left. Hopefully I'll have it done just in time for Christmas. Yeah, yeah, I know that's a long time, but I honestly spend about 20 minutes a week at most on this thing, if that.
- Sand and finish the gas tank
- Repaint both side covers
- Paint the fork tubes
- Sand off the rust from all 4 turn signals
- Sand and repaint the frame
- Clean up the wheels
- Mount forks, shocks, fenders, tires and seat
- Add the clutch & brake levers and controls on the handlebars
- Mount the motor and exhaust/ muffler
- Wire the bike up (ignition, coil, battery, lights, horn, speedo)
- Cut the new chain
- Adjust the carb
- Make sure the oil pump works
- Some other minor things I can't think of...
Slater's statue joins the likes of other celebrities immortalized in bronze. Some of those include likenesses of Michael Jordan, Jim Thorpe, Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Dan Marino and even "Rocky." Slater said he's never seen those, but he occasionally pays homage to the Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki by leaving a lei to honor "the father" of surfing.
Photos and quotes from various sources, including but not limited to surfline.com
The Vans Triple Threat bonus goes to the Men’s Vans Triple Crown Champ ($50,000), Women’s Triple Crown champ ($25,000), ASP Men’s World Champion ($50,000), winner of the Billabong Pipe Masters ($50,000). This $175, 000 Triple Threat bonus is in addition to the $875, 000 Triple Crown prize purse and totals a whopping $1 million dollar prize purse for the 2010 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
After winning five straight titles in the 90s (six total) Slater retired in 1999, which, when translated, means he went surfing more. He chased swells around the planet for three years, visiting friends at every stop, waiting for a new crop of talent to mature and actually threaten his legacy before coming back to competition in 2003. In his first year back, he fell short in the final heat of the season. But by 2005 he had his title back, repeating again in 2006, and nabbing another in 2008. Now again in 2010, which he dedicated to the memory of his late, long-time rival Andy Irons, saying "If it wasn't for Andy, I wouldn't be here right now" adding, "I'd give this title away in a second if Andy could come back."
Alright, now I want you take a moment to sit and watch this incredible 6-minute short film about the other side of the surf world... The photographers. In this case, Mickey Smith. (By now this video has spread like wildfire all across the web... featured on every surf and photography site with any sense of style, beauty and appreciation of the amazing.) Be inspired.
This mind blowing, awe inspiring piece from renowned photographed, surfer and bodyboarder Mickey Smith explores his world of documenting wave riding and the dramatic seascapes of Ireland.
Story, words, news & pictures from Transworld Surf, ESPN, Tim-McKenna, internet, etc...
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