Like many, I first read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance while in my early 20s, when the open road was a constant call. But I was far more enthralled by the careful attention to mechanic workings the book presented. Still am. Yesterday I began the process of servicing a suspension fork, easy enough, but something that requires concentration, awareness, and that awards not just a plush fork but immense satisfaction. I re-read this article before I began working on the fork and we decided to share it again. – Ed.
Way back in high school, I got a