Take Five: Mike Mason

Mason ranks the classic chick flick The Notebook as one of his favorite movies, “I like getting girls over and getting them all sapped up on The Notebook. I’ve really only gotten 10 or 15 minutes into it, though (laughs).”

Mike Mason is one of the veterans of Freestyle motocross. Not only does he know is way around a dirt bike, but he also proves that he knows good food, funny movies, and great places to visit in this week’s Take Five, consisting of five questions with five answers each.

FIVE FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT
1. Gold Coast Australia
“It’s a cool beach city.”
2. Temecula, California
“Because of all my friends”
3. Carson City, Nevada
“All my family still lives there, so I go there to visit them.”
4. New Jersey
“I have some friends back there that I visit.”
5. Lake Tahoe

FIVE FAVORITE MOVIES
1. Blazing Saddles
“My grandpa got me on that when I was four, but I didn’t really get it—now I do. The farting scene is super funny.”
2. Top Gun
“I don’t think I really need to explain that one. It’s a classic.”
3. The Notebook
“I like getting girls over and getting them all sapped up on that. I’ve really only gotten 10 or 15 minutes into it, though.”
4. Ace Ventura
“One of the best movies of all time.”
5. Tombstone
“I like the old west stuff. That’s cool.”

Mike Mason throwing down at Ronnie Faisst’s place last week.

FIVE FAVORITE FOODS
1. Mexican
“Anything Mexican is so good.”
2. Italian
“I like pasta.”
3. Sushi

“I think I only eat those foods. I’ll try a salad here and there if I have to, but that’s about it. I eat Mexican just about every day. I’ll just say Mexican for all five…”

FIVE FAVORITE SPORTS BESIDES MOTO
1. Football
“I like football and follow it quite a bit.”
2. Drag racing
“I like the NHRA stuff. The horsepower is pretty sweet.”
3. Snowboarding
“Halfpipe and Slope Style are pretty gnarly.”
4. Golf
“I suck at it, but it’s fun to do.”
5. “I’ll have to keep number five to myself. It was going to get a little naughty (laughs).”

FIVE FAVORITE WAYS TO SPEND EXTRA MONEY
1. Guitar Center
“That’s my place.”
2. X Box stuff and video games
“I like to buy stuff for Call of Duty—extra maps, you name it.” (Editor Note: Mase is an avid online player in COD.)
3. Bar tabs
“That’s always a pretty big one.”
4. Golf equipment
“I’m the dude that wants to have all the cool stuff, but can’t golf.”
5. Shoes
“I always buy shoes. I have so many shoes that I don’t wear and they just sit there. I lost my DVS ride a long time ago and I’ve been paying for shoes ever since.”