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Celebrity Riders

Postby John OoSTerhuis » 15 Oct 2014, 16:40

[cross poSTing to here]

Somebody riding Indian Larry's welded-chain frame chopper:

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"I try to carve out time for a solo ride in every country I travel to, from the Highlands of Scotland to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the belly of India. I haven't even come close to fulfilling my list—yet. . . . But in the traffic of L.A. with a helmet on, I'm just another asshole on the road."

Pictures 4, 10 and 11: http://www.details.com/culture-trends/c ... hion-shoot



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Re: Celebrity Riders

Postby David W » 17 Nov 2014, 02:20

He seems to have started out riding bikes; but then he decided that acting and posing were more for him:

"I first rode at age 7 on my cousin's Honda Mini Trail 50. I tried to jump it and ran it into my grandmother's car.
He was severely pissed off. My first bike was a Kawi [or Kawasaki] 150 enduro. I won it at age 12 in a contest for selling the most pecan log rolls door to door after school. I crashed it four weeks later."
[from picture number 5 of 15]

Old Grandma was not rattled in the least by it all, right?
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And I've found that most liter size Pans, when warmed up, cook well.
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Re: Celebrity Rider Number 2

Postby David W » 14 Dec 2014, 00:51

Switching to a different celebrity, this one deceased, there was American Steve McQueen.

From the book Best of British Bikes, circa 1990, printed in GB:

"Triumph 650 Trophy:

The USA team in the 1965 was Trophy-mounted and included film star Steve McQueen, a very capable rider who only gave way to stunt riders on location when the film director and insurance company insisted!
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And from a site about manliness:

A photo: http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploa ... escape.jpg
And two more quotes:

"McQueen liked and rode all kinds of motorcycles. In addition to several Triumphs, he owned Indians, Husqvarnas, and Hondas to name a few. And while McQueen did many of his own stunts, the most dangerous ones were performed by his friend and fellow racer, Bud Ekins.
For a great read about McQueen’s cars, motorcycles, stunts, and racing, try McQueen’s Machines by Matt Stone."


And also: "Just listened to an interview with a biographer about this subject. The reason Steve didn’t do the jump
[in the movie The Great Escape] is because the studio wouldn’t let him. The insurance company wouldn’t insure the risk of him being injured."


[found on web page http://www.artofmanliness.com/trunk/3/s ... at-escape/ ]

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