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.

Thursday

It's Better In The Wind - Film Preview

A while back I wrote a post about these guys and their two-wheeled cross-country travels (check it here).

It’s Better in the Wind” is still going strong. Scott Toepfer and the guys are now in the midst of making a short film (shot mostly on Super 8mm) that chronicles their freewheeling life of adventure on the road.

It's Better in the Wind - Soundtrack Announcement from Scott Toepfer on Vimeo.

For me, “It’s Better in the Wind” is the essence of leaving the hassles and drama of the 9-to-5 grind in the dust– where it belongs. That’s the vibe that Scott captures so beautifully. It’s not about posing, man. It’s about showing. The images crystalize the adventure and joy of hitting the road with good friends– to inspire themselves, as well as us, to never stop living for the day– not the man. Amen.

Friday

Adriano wins Billabong Pro - Rest of World Quits Surfing


Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil – The final day of the Billabong Rio Pro, saw some more disappointments. Mostly in the form of Brazilian surfer Adriano de Souza winning the freaking contest. Heavily over-scored in the dismal conditions of his country... A lot of chatter around the surf web/forums are claiming that since this contest doesn't really make a significant difference in the world title race, the judges basically inflated the scores of the Brazilians who are constantly complaining that they are victims to biased judges and scoring throughout the year... But who knows, the kid is pretty good. But judge for yourself. Watch replays of all the heats on the contest website www.BillaBongPro.com Especially quarterfinal heat #4 against Owen Wright.


Thursday

Art Of The Cycle

If you happen to view motorcycles as an functioning mechanical sculpture and engineering as an art form AND happen to be in Long Beach on Saturday, I highly recommend attending the Art of the Cycle show... That is of course if you survive the apocalypse. Hahaha, stupid. Anyways, I'm sure it will be cool. The show was created to showcase the talents of the artists and bike builders that define our local motorcycle scene here in Southern California.

Tuesday

Dreaming in Black & White - Slipping Under The Storm

Although my posts have been slow... I've secretly stockpiled some (relatively) rad photos.


Plus look forward to an update on the motorcycle rebuild. Ive been furiously tuning, tinkering and test-running... Just gotta figure out the sudden random acceleration problem and we're good to go.

Wednesday

Rio Rio Rio - The 2011 Billabong Brazo Pro

...Starting this morning, the world's best surfers will be recovering from a serious hangover and praying that any illegitimate children they may have fathered from last year's event won't show up to the contest.
Luckily, the contest has been called off for the day by the judges due to "6-foot closeout waves"... Hu? I (and probably everyone else in the surf world) would be pretty stoked to watch some Brazos take a pounding in some big closeouts, but seriously though I am kinda surprised... I guess the closeouts would mean a 1-maneuver-style contest, making it weird/stupid to "claim" a wave that you did just 1 choppy air reverse on... or is that standard practice in Brazil? JK, JK...


Whatever, I hope they make the call tomorrow so I can have something to do at work other than actual work. Check out the video preview below. Watch the contest live here BILLABONG PRO RIO.

2011 Billabong Rio Pro - Webisode #2 from Billabong USA on Vimeo.


Dreaming In Black & White - Nice Set-up

Thanks Jodi...