Category Archives for Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged

June 5, 2014

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged, 36

TweetSometimes that really is just a wrench in your pocket, while other times it is not. Embrace either situation. – But only one literally, if you happen to be in public, or around small children.

05. June 2014 by Jeff G.
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April 6, 2010

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged, 35

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

06. April 2010 by Jeff G.
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April 23, 2009

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged, 34

TweetOn the road of life, those who laugh gratuitously swallow the most bugs.

23. April 2009 by Jeff G.
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October 3, 2008

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged, 33 (classical liberal edition)

TweetThe bike with the biggest seat carries the most riders; but the bike with the best seat worries first about only one.

03. October 2008 by Jeff G.
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June 26, 2007

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged, 32 (cloture edition)

TweetThe wise rider would rather a road close forever than see it made into a parking lot.

26. June 2007 by Jeff G.
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May 23, 2007

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged, 30

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

23. May 2007 by Jeff G.
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March 6, 2007

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged 29

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

06. March 2007 by Jeff G.
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February 13, 2007

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged 28

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

13. February 2007 by Jeff G.
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February 1, 2007

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged 28

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

01. February 2007 by Jeff G.
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August 6, 2006

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged 27

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

06. August 2006 by Jeff G.
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