Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Misc News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-31-2003, 04:01 PM   #1
Mooner
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 216
Default Re: LA Times article

Good read. That might just be part of what it's all about.
Mooner is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 01-31-2003, 04:32 PM   #2
Charlie
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 12
Default Re: LA Times article

Thank's Paul
Charlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2003, 05:41 PM   #3
Neal
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 730
Default Re: LA Times article

That may well be the best article ever posted on MO....thanks for sharing.As a rider over the age of 50 myself I completely understood.....I probably wouldnt have 20 years ago.

Neal
Neal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2003, 05:42 PM   #4
F451
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 373
Default Re: LA Times article

Most rewarding to see how someone has chronologically placed the importance of motorcycling (to those of us who live it) as a golden thread in one's life. Many kudos to Mr. Gordon.
F451 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2003, 06:10 PM   #5
Holy_Kaw
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,229
Default Re: LA Times article

Captures the joy and grace/fears and pains of motorcycling better than anything I've read in a while. It's real in a way that is sobering to this guy who's had some of his highest highs and lowest lows the same day, on two wheels. Thank you Paul and enjoy the ride. By the way this older guy (42) wouldn't mind it if you came back to Motorcycle Journalism some day, motorcycling is not just a young mans passion.
Holy_Kaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2003, 07:09 PM   #6
SR
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 43
Default Re: LA Times article

Absolutly incredible writing! Can you get this guy to write for MO?
SR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2003, 07:27 PM   #7
vmx1200_1
Founding Member
 
vmx1200_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1
Default Re: LA Times article

Great story. I've been riding for 36 years with a similar hiatus of about 10 years. This is a great article of what it feels like to ride, and why we do it.
vmx1200_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2003, 07:35 PM   #8
Gabe
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 720
Default Wow, that was good!

I'm a little teary. After seeing a lot of death and blood and mayhem inte last few years alone, it's easy to forget why I love THE RIDE. I pray to God I never have to live one minute without the ability to get on a bike and go.
__________________
Gabe Ets-Hokin

Just a guy in the ether...
Gabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2003, 06:05 AM   #9
allbikesbiker
Founding Member
 
allbikesbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 179
Default Re: LA Times article

excellent!!

I was a reader of Cycle through the 70's.

I do miss that kind of journalism.

I'll be 50 in Nov. '03

I will try to pick a bike for the historic ride, ala Gordon.

Thanks for the post.

It brings back TOO many memories.

I do miss the old days, but, today is just fine
allbikesbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2003, 09:00 AM   #10
kirkmoon
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1
Default Re: LA Times article

Thanks for steering us to this article. As yet another 50+ yo that has returned to the fold, I can relate to his sentiments almost perfectly. Beautiful writing: sophisticated, nuanced, and wise. He really captures what motorcycling is about for me. And, as an added bonus, I think I can use his article to justify buying that Tuono I've been looking at. Makes it seem almost like an act of poetic duty, don't you think?
kirkmoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off