saddled . . .

When asked to do a shoot for these two talented musicians, this scene is the first thing that came to mind. We set up my Road King in the driveway and with a leaf blower, added some effect. The results hopefully captured the crazy fun nature of Dave Richardson and Jan Schmidt.
Also . . . this:
“When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to a blessed event.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

part of a process . . .

The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.

~Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Kaya on Scottie's Bike-1

if the machine produces tranquility . . .

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
~Robert Pirzig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Kaya Alexandria Wadsworth Worthington bike Motorcycle-1


when one is dauntless . . .

“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.”

~Mary Oliver 
Red Boot Bike-1

when you are the machine . . .

“The real cycle you’re working on is a cycle called yourself.”

~Robert Pirsig, Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Hanmer Bike-1


when people notice . . .

“I don’t give a damn, except that I get bored sometimes when people tell me to act my age. Sometimes I act a lot older than I am – I really do – but people never notice it. People never notice anything.”


~J.D. SalingerBike 10


I know you rider . . .

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”


~Winston Churchill