Sunday, April 29, 2018

Motorcycling: Lifestyle or hobby

I read an article on men’s hobbies this morning and motorcycling was mentioned. I sure do enjoy the motorbike lifestyle. I’ve met some of my favorite people on bikes.

Whether riding cross-country or tinkering in the garage, plenty of men enjoy being a motorcyclist. This hobby is sure to reward its practitioner in more than just gas mileage and technical knowledge, though — books like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Shop Class as Soulcraft argue for the many mental and philosophical benefits of motorcycling as well:

“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 cycle 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.” — Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


  1. A great collection of photos.

    There is a reason that roadkill smells different to motorcyclists - we are immersed in the world and not protected from it while riding.

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  3. its an lifestyle because for those who love to ride more frequently then that hobby become the part of life. you can my blog that i created because i love riding so i started a blog related to motorcycle for my living.