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Thread: Robert M. Pirsig, passed at 88 on Monday.

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    Robert M. Pirsig, passed at 88 on Monday.

    "Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88."

    I loved his work, more than just for the motorcycle trip.
    1997 R1100RT (Restored Basket Case) , 1981 KZ 440 LTD (Restored Basket Case)
    3xR90/6, two just sold, one for a sidecar.
    1983 K100RS for winter project, two K's sold and just acquired a very rough R80RT.

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    A great writer, not just for "Zen". A unique individual...he left a mark on many of us...
    Virginia Beach
    current:16 R1200R 75 R60/6
    past: 14 R1200RT 11 R1200RT 10 R1200RT 03 R1200CLC

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    Brilliant book by a towering intellect. I found it heavy reading, but read every page. 88 is a good long run. Thanks for the book Bob.

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    His departure hurts.
    Bittersweet at best.
    Thanks for all you have done.
    Godspeed .

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    Considering the challenges he faced, 88 was a long run.
    Cave contents: 16 R12RS, 13 Toyota Tacoma, 03 Simplicity Legacy, 97 Stihl FS75, Dewalt DW625 & SawStop PCS175
    1) My expectations are never low enough & 2) Incompetence is infinite ........David Brooks

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    "Zen" is one of those books I keep so I can read portions of it again...even keep an extra copy to loan out.

    RIP Mr Pirsig.

    Sincere condolences to his family.
    Bill Johnston

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