Zen Motorcyclist: Coming Alive

Oct 04, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle Meditation – “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” —Harold Thurman I like the mental exercise of thinking and writing about the ways in which motorcycling has made me come […]

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It’s Never too Late to Dream: Part 5

Nov 19, 2012 View Comments by

As the summer wore on, Torri was riding more, but practicing less. Clearly, the exhilaration of long, weekend rides with me and fellow bikers took precedence over the mind-numbing drudgery of practicing cone weaves, sharp rights, and U-turns in parking lots. Nevertheless, her October date with destiny, in the form of another MVA test, loomed […]

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It’s Never too Late to Dream: Part 2

Oct 29, 2012 View Comments by

Torri apparently had lived a very deprived childhood. As if life weren’t hard enough growing up in Philadelphia and becoming a Phillies and Eagles fan, her parents somehow never got around to teaching her how to ride a bicycle. So, our first task was to go out and buy her a suitable bike on which […]

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It’s Never too Late to Dream: Part 1

Oct 22, 2012 View Comments by

I turned 60 earlier this year and have been riding for over 13 years. I had wanted to ride since I was a teenager, but my parents wouldn’t let me. So instead, I used to secretly hitch rides to high school baseball practice on the back of my buddy’s Yamaha 125. Sheer exhilaration. But it […]

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