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Discussion in 'Photos' started by kiwiDakar, Jun 29, 2002.
Not mine, saw it at the local KTM dealer the other day when I dropped by to pick up some parts.
I just don't understand the desire to run without fenders or mudguards. Alloys add pretty much nothing in weight.
I think it is a stylist thing. i.e. people who don't ride anywhere or anytime there is weather, grit on roads. Trailer queens.
I once rode a bike with no front fender for about 450 kms in the rain as the fender broke mid trip. I can tell you it was the wettest, most uncomfortable frustrating day's ride I have ever experienced! Never again...
1974 R90/6 front brake rotor would sling rain up and into my left ear. Bell Magnum II helmet. We did not yet have full face. Nothing like ice cold dirty water in your ear in the dark to keep you attentive.
Hi everyone my name is Jacek , I'm new to forum but not new to riding and that's my current bike ( 2010 Yamaha FJR 1300 )
Along the Silk Road riding across China last summer...
Nice day for a ride on the BRP.
My FZ10 has a new stable mate now. I picked up a New to Me 2009 Concours 14 with only 6700 miles on it!!!
The are already going at it!!! LOL
My FJ-09 near Ritter Oregon
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The moment you realize that the shoulder you’re trying to ride around a huge mud hole on is water saturated red clay too and that the last time you raced a dirt bike competitively was two decades ago and it weighted 200lbs and you weighted 140 lbs . Realizing the GS you’ve just run a-ground probably weighs over 500lbs and that you weigh over 200lbs and have two ruptured discs in your back and you’re riding alone. Realizing that If you’d gone another 6in into the clay you wouldn’t have the strength to push that beast back enough to get free but that you’re making progress backward in the mess. “A mans’ gotta know his limitations”-Dirty Hairy
Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, きんつくろい, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
As a philosophy, kintsugi can be seen to have similarities to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. Japanese aesthetics values marks of wear by the use of an object. This can be seen as a rationale for keeping an object around even after it has broken and as a justification of kintsugi itself, highlighting the cracks and repairs as simply an event in the life of an object rather than allowing its service to end at the time of its damage or breakage.
Kintsugi can relate to the Japanese philosophy of "no mind" (無心 mushin), which encompasses the concepts of non-attachment, acceptance of change and fate as aspects of human life.
“Not only is there no attempt to hide the damage, but the repair is literally illuminated... a kind of physical expression of the spirit of mushin....Mushin is often literally translated as "no mind," but carries connotations of fully existing within the moment, of non-attachment, of equanimity amid changing conditions. ...The vicissitudes of existence over time, to which all humans are susceptible, could not be clearer than in the breaks, the knocks, and the shattering to which ceramic ware too is subject. This poignancy or aesthetic of existence has been known in Japan as mono no aware, a compassionate sensitivity, or perhaps identiﬁcation with, [things] outside oneself.”
Cape Spear, Newfoundland, Canada... Farthest Eastern point of North America.
IMG_4368 by Drew Jackson, on Flickr
Penetanguishene harbor, Ontario