Where people ask where you’re from and how long you’ve been riding

位于尼泊尔中部喜马拉雅山南坡山麓,博卡拉宽阔平坦的河谷
位于尼泊尔中部喜马拉雅山南坡山麓,博卡拉宽阔平坦的河谷

Roads with little traffic are more enjoyable, as well as safer.

Roads free of drive-ins and billboards are better,

Roads where groves and meadows and orchards and lawns come almost to the shoulder,

Where kids wave to you when you ride by,

Where people look from their porches to see who it is,

Where when you stop to ask directions or information the answer tends to be longer than you want rather than short,

Where people ask where you’re from and how long you’ve been riding.

摘自《Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance》