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Old 03-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #7
It'sNotTheBike
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Originally Posted by Martynho View Post
I was being polite, but I was thinking this mate. Well said



When you grow older, as I have been lucky enough to be able to do,
you tend to quit worrying about what someone else thinks of what you say and
you tend to say what you really think. It's a great feeling, not giving a damn
about what other people think. It frees you up to be who you really are. Truly the
world would be a better place if everyone did this all the time, regardless
of their age or station in life. Too much time is wasted on pretense and for
no measurable gain, unless you like the taste of the bottom of someone
else's boot. I never liked that taste myself.


Somewhere in the world there is a person who would sell
his or her kidney so he or she could own a KTM LC8 bike. They have read everything
they could find on the bike, they can recite the engine specs from memory,
they know what makes the engine a superior design, and they know
about all its race victories. For them no other bike will do, and they dream
of the day they can own such a bike.They are the sort who deserve to own an
LC8 bike, not some weenie with a bean-counter mindset who worries about maintenance
costs.


If I was in charge of the universe you'd have to pass a test
before you were allowed to buy nice stuff. Money alone wouldn't
mean you could have the nice stuff. You'd have to answer some
questions which would indicate whether you actually deserved to
own it. The Last Whole Earth Catalog contained a nice treatise on
what was necessary to earn the right to own a tool. Buying the tool
alone was not enough, you had to pay your dues to learn why the
tool was useful and how to best use the tool. Only then could you really
deserve to own the tool.



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