Category Archives for Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged
TweetWhen you find yourself heading into a spill, the proper thing to do is relax and trust your leather. At worst, you experience a surrender of the ego; at best, you move to a new realm of consciousness, becoming one … Continue reading
TweetOn the road of life, those who laugh gratuitously swallow the most bugs.
TweetThe bike with the biggest seat carries the most riders; but the bike with the best seat worries first about only one.
TweetThe wise rider would rather a road close forever than see it made into a parking lot.
TweetThe Joy you feel having the chrome on your exhaust pipe expertly polished on the cheap is inversely proportional to the Pain you’ll experience a week or so later, particularly should it turn out you opted for the $10 express … Continue reading
TweetThose wishing to assert themselves in life’s fast lane without fear that an occasional fierce wind gust might muss their locks would be well advised to don a hairnet and a custom-fitted helmet—both of which are readily available from fine … Continue reading
TweetTo apply the brakes convincingly, one must, in one’s own mind, be firmly committed to the idea of stopping. Otherwise, all one is doing is squeezing levers while pretending to respect the immutable laws of physics—a state of being that … Continue reading
TweetTo really push forward on the road of life, one must sometimes “brave the wheelie.” Unless, of course, one has a tender prostate—in which case, one should probably just consider shelling out the extra bucks for a bigger engine, and … Continue reading
TweetIf a 2006 BMW K 1200 LT revs in the forest, and there’s no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? Well, sure. Until it runs out of gas and sputters to an ignominious stop. At which … Continue reading
TweetSometimes, the only way to acclimate yourself to engine noise is to take off the helmet and simply immerse yourself in it. Of course, you might also try ear plugs—but that’s hardly very zen, is it? And to paraphrase the … Continue reading