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

Bonhams - Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

I realize that in order to maintain journalistic integrity, I should be keeping myself abreast of all Surfing & Vintage Motorcycling events and happenings around the world... or at least in my own country. However I must admit that I am somewhat, how could I say?... "Out of the Loop." Besides of course what I read on WetSand, Surfline and my reading list of blogs that I check on an infrequent basis... Whatever. It's not like any of you come here for breaking news. Not that it's a bad thing if you are, as that would be flattering. So thank you.

Anyways, as I was reading the blog-roll, I noticed that the ever amazing Vintagent is reporting live from what is supposedly the largest, most historically significant motorcycle auction of all time. The Bonhams and MidAmerica Motorcycle Sale, in Las Vegas. Although my last Vegas visit was a bit of a blur (departing LA at 2:00am after realizing their bars are still open and we could just make 1st call if we left right then...) And I promised myself I wouldn't be back until I felt comfortable enough to physically set money on fire for fun... I find myself wishing I was there right now. Just check out all the amazing bikes going up for auction here and (here for photos).

Over 200 classic motorbikes representing every era will be featured in the auction – starting with the exceedingly rare 1894/95 Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller – the first ever production motorcycle in the world. Pretty rad little bike, with a direct drive motor. I think they should bring these back into production. I see so many people scooting around on converted gas powered bikes.

Pictures from the Vintagent and online...

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