“When Push Comes to Shove” black & gold custom chopper built for Brad Pitt by Indian Larry Legacy (Paul Cox & Keino Sasaki), paint by Vince Szarek, and amazingly intricate engraving work by Tarrera.
“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.” –Brad Pitt (Photograph by Mark Seliger for DETAILS magazine at Humboldt Redwoods State Park to promote the film Fury, 2014.) VIA
“‘When Push Comes to Shove,’ is outfitted with features that come in handy when fleeing paparazzi. Most builders like to stretch a bike’s frame dramatically. Paul Cox kept the extension of the frame of Pitt’s bikes to a mere 2 inches and put a modest 30-degree rake in the neck of the bike. He installed a horizontal piston that rides along the fork as a steering damper. All this adds stability at high speeds. The bike also delivers Pitt a smooth ride along L.A.’s potholed streets. His bikes are equipped with a Rigidaire pneumatic seat suspension system developed by Cox that absorbs vibrations using a small compressor and two air shocks under the seat.” VIA
“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 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.” —Brad Pitt (Photograph by Mark Seliger for DETAILS magazine at Humboldt Redwoods State Park to promote the film FURY, 2014.) VIA
“I will always be most comfortable in the outdoors. I grew up in the Ozarks—something resembling Mark Twain country. The woods, rivers, bluffs, lakes, and caves have all left an indelible mark on me. And I’m quite reverential when it comes to a tree. On my forearm, I had tattooed ‘94.9m (311.4ft)’—the height of the largest sequoia.” –Brad Pitt (Photograph by Mark Seliger for DETAILS magazine at Humboldt Redwoods State Park, 2014.) VIA