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#1 Vomio

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:38 PM

Author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Passed away today age 88.

Good book, a best seller in its day.

I must reread it I guess, it has been many years, not really about Buddhism or much that will help with maintenance of your ACE, but it might benefit the rider.


Edited by Vomio, 24 April 2017 - 07:39 PM.


#2 Joe_Bass

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:36 PM

Borrowed it from the library and then didn't get a chance to sit down and really read it ( a toddler will do that to you). Now that he's a little older, I should probably get around to reading it.

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#3 Jerry Scribner

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:09 PM

I enjoyed Pirsig's book then, and now, and occasionally recall a bit of it. I'm glad I read it.

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:55 AM

Really kind of a 'must read' if you like to read and have a philosophical take on things. I read it back in the mid '70s when it first came out then went travelin' (to CA from WI and back again in '76, Moto Guzzi Ambassador with a sidecar, on the road for 2 1/2 mo.). He eloquently expressed the subject matter well described below:

https://en.wikipedia...cle_Maintenance


Edited by gcrank1, 11 August 2017 - 10:24 AM.

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