Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Vacationing on a Motorcycle

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 TV. 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. That concrete whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing, the same stuff you walk on, it's right there, so blurred you can't focus on it, yet you can put your foot down and touch it anytime, and the whole thing, the whole experience, is never removed from immediate consciousness ...
- taken from Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

3 Comments:

Blogger Ritesh Dahiya said...

Sahu's comments on his blog !

http://structured-chaos.blogspot.com/2005/08/car-vs-motorcycle-vs-walkingrunning.html

Thursday, September 01, 2005 5:46:00 PM  
Blogger Ritesh Dahiya said...

Manas's comments on his blog

http://manasgarg.blogspot.com/2005/08/8-years-old-argument.html

Monday, September 19, 2005 2:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

I visited your site today.
I am a huge motorcycle fan myself. And I am thinking about starting my own metric motorcycle parts blog.

Wishing you the best.

Raymond
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Saturday, October 08, 2005 2:43:00 AM  

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