So here we are, you’ve found another one of my ‘blogs and have decided to see what all this is about. Well, I’ll tell you. This is a ‘blog about learning to ride a motorbike, getting into the lifestyle and the experiences that go with it. Inevitably, there’s gonna be some talk about bikes and gear too, but after the experience with my two other ‘blogs, I’ll try to keep that down. Shure, it draws readers, but that kind of patter quickly degenerates into boasting. Who needs more of that, right?
No, I want to come at the subject from the spiritual side. Those of you who have read Robert Pirsig’s “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” may have gleaned that from the ‘blog title already. And those who haven’t need to do that asap, it is that good a book. Changed my view on life.
Who am I to tell you to read a book? Here is who I am: 49 years old, living in Germany, in Thuringia to be specific. There’s lots of good riding around in the hills to the south and then comes Bavaria. I’m an ophthalmologist (eye doctor), so there’s two clichés ticked off: guy in his midlife crisis takes up motorcycling, and doctor as a weekend warrior on a Harley. There you have it. But don’t judge a book by it’s cover! Together with the above-mentioned novel it actually was my adolescent daughter that brought me to biking. The young generation giving back to the one before and all that.