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.


DumpsterGate... Drama in Surf World

The world of surfing is slowly turning into a day-time soap opera series. With all sorts of conspiracies, shady judging, rampant drug use, sabotage, infidelity, gambling, bribery, betrayal, etc... All the makings for an award winning tela-novela.

Before I get into the latest drama, let's do a quick recap of some memorable moments (a few from the infamous PostSurf blog of Lewis Samuels).

Most recently... Adriano DeSouz's FloaterGate: Winning a WCT event (in Brazil) with... a floater.

Jordy Smith's "NippleGate"

Mick Fanning's calling Stab Magazine Editor a F@#$ing J*w.

Andrew Mooney's "TurtleGate"

Rabbit Bartholomew almost getting murdered in Hawaii... for surfing better than Hawaiians.

The Volcom House and Da Hui's "BalanceGate" Promoting and actually believing in Powerbalance bracelets.

Sunny Garcia's tax evasion, imprisonment and overall violence towards others.

Jeremy Flores' blatant disdain for children ...especially signing autographs.

Surfline Founder, Satan Sean Collins and his Mexican surf/land heist: The devil is buying all the best waves in the world by forcing out local residence through lawsuits... aka his millions of dollars, to privatize the spots for future resort development and ownership rights of events.

The Cardiff Kook... what an embarrassment for everyone.

Bede beating Slater at Trestles in 2006.

Surfers getting caught with drugs in Bali = 12 years in jail.

Slater's winning wave against Andy at J-Bay.

Ian Carnes "stepping down" from ASP North America for "conflict of interest".

A shark scaring Taj Burrow out of the water in a heat against Slater.

Andy Irons' untimely death.

I recently discovered (although from early 2010), this post and video from The Brown Fish Experiment... regarding Dane Reynolds and his hot-selling signature surfboard, the Dumpster Diver.
A fews months ago Surfing Magazine did an article on Dane Reynolds. They included a video which showed Dane riding a Roberts White Diamond. Channel Islands forced Surfing Magazine to yank the video within an hour of when it was posted. They subsequently then developed the Dumpster Diver surfboard which has an incredible resemblance to the Roberts White Diamond. Along with a contrived story regarding finding some EPS foam in the Dumpster and developing the design. One fine young gentlemen burned the video that CI didn't want you to see to his hard drive. Here is said video, and if you want one of these types of boards, Go to Roberts for one:

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