in a way that is completely different from any other. In a bus you`re always in a compartment and because you`re used to it you don`t realize that through that bus window everything that you see is just more TV. You`re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.
On a cycle that frame is gone. You`re completely in contact with it all. You`re in the scene, not just watching it anymore and the sense of presence in overwhelming. That concrete whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing, the same stuff you walk on, it`s right there, so blurred you can`t focus on it, yet you can put your feet down and touch is anytime and the whole thing, the whole experience, is never removed from immediate consciousness.
Robert M. Pirsig
(Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)