Happy New Year to all of our readers! Here's to a fantastic 2007 filled with lots of clean, fresh pavement, beautiful scenery, great rides, uncrowded roads, and continued good health for everyone.
We look forward to lots of great new things to share with our readers this year. Stay tuned!
Now then, Where's the best place to ride in 2007?
This article on The New Atlantis website talks about the loss of craftsmanship, and what it means to work with your hands (as, for instance, when you build something, repair a motorcycle, etc.) and produce something tangible vs. the more typical, 'information economy' intangible stuff such as software.
Given the intrinsic richness of manual work, cognitively, socially, and in its broader psychic appeal, the question becomes why it has suffered such a devaluation in recent years as a component of education. The economic rationale so often offered, namely that manual work is somehow going to disappear, is questionable if not preposterous, so it is in the murky realm of culture that we must look to understand these things. To this end, perhaps we need to consider the origins of shop class, so that we can better understand its demise.Click here to continue...
Dwight and I will be at the 2006 Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in San Mateo the evening of Friday, December 15... We'll be wearing shirts bearing the RoadCarvin' logo, if you see us, come on over and say hi!
We'll post the best photos on RoadCarvin' as soon as we can.
Update December 19 - we've posted some of the photos here.Click here to continue...