In 1974 a famous book was published: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (ZMM). It is the story of a father and son, Robert and Chris,  traveling by motorcycle from St. Paul (MN)  to San Francisco (CA). The first week they were accompanied by two friends, John and Sylvia. During their journey the father learned more and more of his own troubled past. Years ago he became mad of thinking about quality. The book describes also a philosophy of non-dualism with the concept of Quality as keyword. This philosophy is step by step developed in the story of their trip.

Two times, in 2008 and 2014, I traveled along the same route from St. Paul to San Francisco. On this webpage I show the pictures of my  2014 trip, linked to the text of ZMM. This page is inspired by the impressive website of Henry Gurr: http://venturearete.org/ResearchProjects/ProfessorGurr/Main/HomePage.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV