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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

7 uses
  • We top the rise, see a new spread of land before us, the road descends and the drone of the engine falls away again.
    Part 1 (51% in)
  • The prairie here is huge but above it the hugeness of this ominous grey mass ready to descend is frightening.
    Part 1 (31% in)
  • DeWeese looks down from where it is only a few feet above the road on our side, but the V of the canyon slants so steeply that on the far side the ground descends fifteen feet below the deck.
    Part 2 (68% in)
  • We reach a cliff, angle along its edge in search of a way down, and eventually a narrow draw appears which we're able to descend.
    Part 3 (50% in)
  • After a few minutes the road reaches a summit and then drops steeply into a valley that becomes more exquisite as we descend.
    Part 4 (27% in)
  • The road twists and banks and curlecues and descends and we and the cycle smoothly roll with it, following it in a separate grace of our own, almost touching the waxen leaves of shrubs and overhanging boughs of trees.
    Part 4 (28% in)
  • The grey rainy skies and sign-strewn road descend to Crescent City, California, grey and cold and wet, and Chris and I look and see the water, the ocean, in the distance beyond piers and grey buildings.
    Part 4 (41% in)

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