Photos have surfaced from the actual motorcycle trip written about by Robert Pirsig in the book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Very, very cool. If you’ve read it, you know what an intriguing story it is as Pirsig and his son Chris along with another couple, Sylvia and John, take a cross country motorcycle trip and discover life. The book gets very deep into the idea of “Quality” as the core that binds everything together. This is a first rate philosophical book and you may find, as many have, that it stays with you for a very long time. I first read this book while in college, a great many years ago, and I would recommend that if you have not read it, you do so very soon.
The photos on this web site are captioned with related passages from the book and it solidifies the images you have in your mind. Neat site, nice photos.
On a side note, if you look at the photos, you’ll notice something else quite interesting. Pirsig and his son plus all of their luggage cross the country on a Honda 305cc CB77! (Corrected: Thanks, Todd) For all of the naysayers who insist monster engines and giant bikes are necessary for real motorcycling and touring, look at these photos and think again.