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Good Quote
« on: June 20, 2007, 08:54:11 am »
I am busy reading this book, have been for the last two years (I seem to struggle to motivate myself to pick it up), but this paragraph I found to be quite profound:

   "You see things vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other.  In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more T.V.  You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.  On a motorcycle the frame is gone.  You're completely in contact with it all.  You're in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming." ~ Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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Re: Good Quote
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 09:06:35 am »
Its a classic quote and a classic book. A must read item for any biker. :)
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Re: Good Quote
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007, 09:15:29 am »
I must have started reading that book 20 times. You eventually get so lost, you have start all over again. Not the easiest book to read, but well worth the effort.

I like the part where he tried to make shims for his mate's BM from a beer can...... An excellent idea, but not in the eyes of the BM dude. If they had KLR's when he wrote the book, I'm sure he would have ridden one
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