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RIP Robert Pirsig



I've read Zen several times and coincidentally started "Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" last week.

Nice Goat:
Zen was a fascinating book for me.  A father & son trip from Minnesota to California.  Almost 2,000 miles, two-up on a Honda CB360.

The book is more about philosophy and good living, I think, than it is about motorcycles --- but it's a very good read.

Goodbye, Robert, and thank you for the classic story.

I'll have to confess that I did not finish the book.  Of course, I was reading it online during breaks at work, but got far too bogged down in the third person references to his former life though I did get through quite a bit before losing interest.

Still, it is a work that I have heard referenced most of my life.

I read it several several moons ago when a buddy gave me a copy before I left out on a cross country journey in my 66 VW bus. I was in my early 20's then... I have not read it since although I found it while packing up for the big move coming up. I think I will read it again to see what I get out of it now that I am in my 40's.

i was told i was supposed to like it. i tried to like it. i failed to like it. 

but i can appreciate his struggles.


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