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Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

-   "I suppose if I were a novelist rather than a Chautauqua orator I'd try to 'develop' the characters of John and Sylvia and Chris with action-packed scenes that would also reveal 'inner meanings' of Zen and maybe Art and maybe even Motorcycle Maintenance. That would be quite a novel, but for some reason I don't feel quite up to it. They're friends, not characters, and as Sylvia herself once said, 'I don't like being an object!' So a lot of things we know about one another I'm simply not going into....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Essays]

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Self-Discovery in Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

- He was a man in search of himself, a man not willing to follow the human race as it moved drearily on, a man who would not cease in his journey until he knew what truth and quality were. His expedition across American answered his inquiries. In actuality, he provided his own answers, solutions that would provide for the most important of all states: peace of mind. Such is the depth of discovery that a reader will find in Robert Pirsig's masterful innovation, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Essays]

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Personal Narrative- Monocross Motorcycle Ride

- Personal Narrative- Monocross Motorcycle Ride As my flesh started to be spread across the pavement, dirt, and gravel, I thought to myself "Why, why did I ride today?" I wish I could have thought of a better way to get home that day. It had been raining that afternoon and the thought had crossed my mind not to ride home, but I didn't want to leave my bike at school. The day started out like any other day, except for one difference, I decided to ride my motorcycle to school. I woke up that morning and saw it was a beautiful, bright and sunny day, so I thought, "What a perfect time to ride my bike to school." I did my regular morning routine as usual....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Consilience, by Wilson, Life is a Miracle by Berry and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsig

- The Philosophy of Science in Consilience, by E. O. Wilson, Life is a Miracle by Wendell Berry and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig Introduction The plot where the fields of science, ethics and religion intersect is fertile for study, and the crops it yields often represent the finest harvest of an individualís mind. In our time, modern philosophers of science have tilled this soil and reaped widely differing and important conclusions about the nature of humankind, its relationship to the natural world and the role that science should take in the discernment process....   [tags: Philosophy Term Research Papers]

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Harley Davidson

- In 1903, William Harley (age 21), a draftsman, and his friend, Arthur R. Davidson, began Experimenting with ideas to design and build their own motorcycles. They were joined by Arthur's brothers, William, a machinist, and Walter, a skilled mechanic. The Harley- Davidson Motor Company started in a lOxl5-foot shed in the Davidson family's backyard in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This case was prepared by Professor Patricia A. Ryan of Colorado State. This case was edited for 5MBP and Cases in 5MBP-9th and 10th Edition....   [tags: Harley Davidson Motorcycle History]

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Raising the Minimum Age for Driving Motorcycles to Twenty-One

- Raising the Minimum Age for Driving Motorcycles to Twenty-One In this essay I will discuss whether it would be better for society and for the motorcyclist if the minimum age for driving would be raised to 21 years. I will discuss the monetary and non-monetary benefits, the private costs and benefits and the social costs and benefits. I will also discuss and explain rationality and maximization. Rationality is making a well thought through decision weighing all factors involved....   [tags: Papers]

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Harley-Davidson Performance Analysis

- Harley Davidson Performance Analysis There are many ways to analyze the performance of a company, some more popular than others. According to the Barney text the accounting method is the most popular way of measuring a firm's performance (Barney, 2002). Some of the reasons for the popularity could include the fact that accounting measures of performance are publicly available on many firms and they communicate a great deal of information about a firm's operations. Other methods of performance analysis include firm survival and the multiple stakeholder approach....   [tags: Case Study Harley Davidson Motorcycle]

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The Harley-Davidson Story

- The Harley-Davidson Story In the world of motorcycling there is a manufacturer and their bikes that stand out over all the rest. Harley-Davidson motorcycles are the best motorcycles in the world because of heritage and tradition, the come back after a difficult era, and the support from the bike owners that is a carefully maintained cult. Arthur Davidson and William S....   [tags: Motorcycles Harley Davidson]

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Ferris Beach: Automobiles and Motorcycles as Symbols

- Ferris Beach:   Automobiles and Motorcycles as Symbols          During adolescence, one makes a transition from a child to a young adult. It is common for an adolescent to be confused and frustrated with new ideas regarding morals and beliefs. People, places, and experiences teach adolescents about life and how to handle different situations., and the environments of the individuals become instrumental for their development. In the novel Ferris Beach, Jill McCorkle provides an example of the learning process of an adolescent girl in the 1970's....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Should You Buy a Harley Davidson?

- I have conversed with many other motorcycle riders about what motorcycle is the best. Many riders had wanted, ordered or already purchased a Harley. Reasons I hear from other riders and potentially interested persons as to why they have to have a Harley: It is the only real American made motorcycle. A Harley is the best motorcycle on the road. Harley Davidson is the oldest motorcycle company. A Harley Davidson is a good investment. American riders do not want to ride "Jap Junk." Riders do not want to start on something small and have to trade up....   [tags: Harley Davidson]

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Corbin Pacific - Case Study

- CORBIN - PACIFIC Summary 1.1 Executive Summary Corbin Pacific, Inc. is a California based company, whose mission is to produce best motorcycle accessories in the world through innovative designing and high quality manufacturing with a customer oriented approach. Mike Corbin, Founder and President of the company started this company back in 1968 by producing motorcycle seats in his garage. Over the past three decades, the company has come a long way. It now has more than 90 % market share in the motorcycle accessories....   [tags: Business Case Study]

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Harley Davidson

- Overview Harley-Davidson’s management had much to be proud of as the company wrapped up its Open Road Tour centennial celebration that began in July 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia, and ended on the 2003 Memorial Day Weekend in Harley’s hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 14-month Open Road Tour drew large crowds of Harley owners in each of its five stops in North America and additional stops in Australia, Japan, Spain, and Germany. Also during its 2003 centennial year, Harley-Davidson was named to Fortune’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” and was judged third in automotive quality behind Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz by Harris Interactive, a worldwide market research and consulting fir...   [tags: Business Management Essays]

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Harley Davidson Case Analysis

- Despite their conception in 1903, Harley-Davidson and the motorcycle industry as a whole didn’t really take off until after the Second World War. Many people rode motorcycles during the war, with Harley-Davidson themselves supplying almost 90,000 motorcycles for the U.S. military during this time. Many veterans chose to purchase motorcycles upon returning home, as they enjoyed riding during the war and wanted to continue riding in their civilian life. This generation known as the "baby-boomers" quickly became the main target audience for many of Harley-Davidson’s marketing efforts....   [tags: Business Case Study]

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Designing Sound Characteristics

- Designing Sound Characteristics Early on a cloudless July morning in America's Great Plains, a farmer, clutching his warm cup of coffee, walks toward one of his tractors as he begins his work day. Before he reaches his goal, he hears the crisp exhaust note of a motorcycle, and out of the corner of his eye he notices a single headlight cresting the hill of the U.S. Highway that runs adjacent to his field. Long before the motorcycle gets close enough for him to read the name on the gas tank, the farmer knows that he is sharing this early morning moment with a rider aboard a Harley-Davidson, simply because of what he is hearing....   [tags: Motorcyles Papers]

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Harley Davidson Case Study

- "Harley-Davidson: At Last" as presented in Hartley's Marketing Mistakes and Successes presents the circumstances around HD's near collapse and since rinse to near mythic success. This case is a great example of marketing myopia; HD saw them-selves as ‘full-size motorcycles' manufactures, not in the transportation, or even the entertainment industry. They believed no one bought motorcycles for transportation, but rather for leisure time use. Like the automotive industry of the time, Harley-Davidson thought its cure customers would buy its products versus those of any of its major competitors, chiefly because they were all foreign....   [tags: Business Case Study]

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Rumble Fish

- In thinking of films that are able to exemplify many film elements that are put together in an interesting and organized manner the movie Rumble Fish comes to mind. The director Francis Ford Coppola demonstrates how metaphors are able to help decipher a deeper meaning of the film. Rumble Fish is a film that is about growing up and seeing new things that have never been seen before. The two main characters who are brothers Rusty James and the Motorcycle Boy, experience internal conflicts. Rusty James the younger of the two looks up to his brother and wants to be like him....   [tags: Rumble Fish Movie Film Review Analysis]

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- Safety in the head John, being around for your next birthday would be great, so you need to use this helmet, it will save me many days of grief. Please wear this helmet when you ride your motorcycle. Having you come home to the neighborhood is a better feeling then you going home to a grave. This helmet will protect your head from hard hits that you will encounter when you fall off your motorcycle. Wearing a helmet will save you from getting a mangled face. Since you feel that you are too cool to wear a helmet, let me advise you that having an attitude like that is not smart....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Yamaha YZF R6

- Some people may define this disease as a “need for speed”; the adrenaline shock which pulls you closer to it like magnets attracting and forcing you nearer. A secret obsession sparked on and revved up. Redlining the velocity of your heart burning out through each sufferer’s eyes set gazing at the perfect motorcycle a Yamaha R6. When you first look at the bike you immediately picture yourself on it. The coolness factor skyrockets. Bent towards you are the handlebars and at either end silver shiny levers on top of the warm fitted handles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Harley Davidson Analysis

- Harley Davidson Analysis We think it would be interesting to quote first Harley-Davidson's mission, in order to get a first approach of what is the purpose of the company from their point of view. The mission talks first about dreams, rather than motorcycles, which is what the public has in mind. This mission says: "We fulfill dreams through the experience of motorcycling, by providing to motorcyclists and to the general public an expanding line of motorcycles and branded products and services in selected market segments." We are going to see how their promotional strategy keeps the track of their mission statement, and how they try always to fulfill those dreams....   [tags: Business Analysis Harley Davidson]

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Harley Metamorphosis

- In the course of the past 100 years the world had undergone a great metamorphosis. Two world wars and astronomical leaps and bounds in technology have changed our lives forever. But one thing remains unchanged; Harley-Davidson is still the undisputed leader in manufacturing and selling motorcycles. Created in 1903 in the Davidson’s backyard a new company rose and established itself as a force within the internal combustion transportation industry. It is not surprising that Harley has been around for 100 years, all one needs to point to is their mission statement....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Harley_davidson: The American Legend

- Harley Davidson: The American Legend The first thought of motorcycles as a means of transportation began in the year 1900. The pioneers’ of this field were William S. Harley and his lifelong friend Arthur Davidson. They were both born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. It took them almost three years to build their first production ready motorcycle which was a single cylinder, 10 cubic inch engine. It was bolted directly to a bicycle chassis driven by a pulley system with a leather belt. We are going to look at the development, racing, and the people who made the Harley Davidson an American Legend....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rumble Fish Journal

- Journal#1 I started out kind of confused. Rusty-James, the main character is talking to, I guess, an old friend. I don't understand why he's acting like he doesn't want to talk to him. I'm going to guess that something happened in his past, involving Steve and he's trying not to remember it. He could be a little bit nicer. Rusty-James seems real tough, like he's been through a lot. The second chapter starts and it flashes back when he was a kid. First thing that happens is he's threatened to be killed....   [tags: Summary Analysis Movie Film ]

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Evil Kenivel

- Evel Kinevel Evel Kinevel has contributed more to extreme sports and motorcycling than any other athlete to date. Evel’s full name is Robert Craig Kinevel, given by his parents Chase and Ann Kinevel. His was born in Butte, Montana on October 17, 1938. It didn’t take long at all for young Robert to gain interest in the world of motorsports. In fact he attended a Joie Chitwood Auto Daredevil Show when he was only eight, he credits that show as being the main influence of his later career choice. Evel dropped out of high school during his sophomore year and began work at the Anaconda Mining Company....   [tags: Biography]

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An Evaluation of the Types of Patrol Used by Law Enforcement

- The success of a law enforcement agency is the efficient police officers on patrol and their bond with the community. There are many ways an officer executes his patrol and some are more common than others. Foot patrol, vehicular patrol, bicycle patrol, mounted horse patrol, motorcycle patrol, and air patrol are the multitude of ways officers patrol the community. Foot patrol is the oldest form of patrol in history, and is when an officer would walk around the community, interacting with the community and learning the routines of the people around him....   [tags: car, air, horse]

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Robert Maynard Pirsig Bibliography

- Robert Maynard Pirsig Bibliography Robert Maynard Pirsig was born in Minneapolis on September 6, 1928. After high school Pirsig decided to join the army and from the ages of 18 to 22 served the United States. Once discharged, he decided to study at the University of Minnesota. Here he obtained degrees in philosophy and journalism.(1) Once finished, Pirsig decided to travel to India. He talks about this trip in his book, stating it as a trip that expanded his experience but not his understanding....   [tags: Author, Pirsig, Biography]

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The Differences Between A Club And A Gang

- The differences between a club and a gang, are quite distinct, but it is the connotational differences between these two words which distinguishes one from the other. The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language defines a club as; "...an association of people with some common interest who meet periodically..." It defines a gang as "...a number of men or boys banding together, esp. lawlessly..." This definition is traditionally slanted toward applying to male youth, and stereotypical gangsters, from the Mafia to street criminals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biography of Che Guevara

- Che Guevara met an undignified death in a dilapidated school house in Bolivia, at the hands of a CIA backed counter revolution. The generation that would see him the most had not been born yet, and many of that generation would not know why this well drawn face is on hats, shirts and posters at Hot Topic. They won't know the face was communism's last best hope, shot down after the imperialist world joined forces to crush the possibility of true communism in the known world. Adolescence Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 14th, 1928....   [tags: Biography Biographies Guevara]

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company

- Introduction Harley-Davidson Motor Company is an American manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company sells heavyweight motorcycles designed for cruising on the highway. Harley-Davidson motorcycles (popularly known as "Harley") have a distinctive design and exhaust note. They are especially noted for the tradition of heavy customization with its special engine roar and signature teardrop gas tank which is considered a unique experience that symbolizes the best of the American dream....   [tags: Business Case Study]

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Travis Pastrana

- Travis Pastrana [IMAGE]Travis Pastrana hit the professional motocross scene like a tidal wave only two seasons ago, sweeping everyone up with his enthusiasm and hard-charging riding style. Pastrana promptly took his Suzuki RM125 to several wins in the AMA 125cc Eastern Region Supercross Series, and followed that up by claiming the prestigious AMA 125cc Outdoor National Championship. He became the youngest rider ever to win a National title, and was named AMA Rookie of the Year for his efforts....   [tags: Papers]

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Strategic Audit for Harley Davidson (1981)

- Strategic Audit for Harley Davidson (1981) I. CURRENT SITUATION A. Current Performance Losing money, market share, and relevance in a changing industry with new foreign competitors. • Stiff foreign competitors introducing new designs • HD was too slow in development and unpredictable in reacting • Outmoded technologies • Poor quality and shoddy workmanship B. Strategic Posture I. Mission –"We fulfill dreams through the experiences of motorcycling, by providing to motorcyclists and to the general public an expanding line of motorcycles and branded products and services in selected market segments (Harley-Davidson website, p.2)." 2....   [tags: Business Analysis Strategy Management]

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The Traveling in Hokkaido

- The Traveling in Hokkaido A reason why I wanted to have this trip was to find myself. In the past, I tended to compete with others because I am a half of Japanese and Swiss. I could not accept this Identity which differs from any other boys and girls so that I tended to be against things and break things. Nevertheless, growing of my age changed me not to express myself in rebels but to train my body and soul. The only way I could admit my identity was to know who I am. Therefore, this traveling was the quest of my inner world....   [tags: Personal Narratives Japan Essays]

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I am the Man of the House Now

- “Son, come and sit in the living room before you go out with your friends.” My he insisted. “I’ve noticed that your grades have fallen down. I’m telling you now that you need to get start picking your grades up. I know what it is like to be your age. Always hanging out with friends before doing your homework. Then don’t do your homework till you get in school and have to rush to finish it.” Yes sir. I know what you mean”. I said calmly. But the word that really stuck in my mind was what he said after....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Yamaha motors

- Introduction Ever since its founding as a motorcycle manufacturer on July 1, 1955, Yamaha Motor Company has worked to build products which stand among the very best in the world through its constant pursuit of quality; and at the same time, through these products, it has sought to contribute to the quality of life of people all over the world. Following on the success of our motorcycles, Yamaha began manufacturing powerboats and outboard motors in 1960. Since then, we have used our engine and FRP technology as a base to actively expand and diversify our areas of business....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Effect of Technology on The World

- Effect of Technology on The World To say technology is a function of history or vice versa, one runs immediately into a problem of endogenatity. Irrespective of time, technology pervades culture (even the most primitive) and it is difficult if not impossible to claim that one directly affects the other. From the discovery of fire to the advent of space travel, technology profoundly impresses the world around it, for better of worse. Most recently, society has chosen to fixate mostly on technology’s negative aspects, not because of some fundamental change in the nature of such advances, but because of our inability to understand their workings....   [tags: Papers]

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K&N Engineering, Inc.

- K&N Engineering, Inc. K&N Mission Statement Seek out and dominate traditional, modern and yet undiscovered markets for high performance, high quality, long life filtration and air management products. Support these markets with an unsurpassed positive experience from the point of first impression throughout the customer life. Core Purpose To Provide a High Performance Experience for our Customers and Ourselves. We are committed to Working Together as a Team Toward Achieving a Unified Vision Through: • Quality Products that Perform as Promised • People Helping People Enjoy their Lives More • Honesty, Integrity, and Respect for People • Innovation, Creativity, and Personal Development •...   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Film Judge Dredd as a Commercial Enterprise

- Film Judge Dredd as a Commercial Enterprise 'Judge Dredd' was a blockbuster. Heavily marketed, produced and directed by Americans and heavily funded - by 75% of English money. And of course, the main role played by Sylvester Stallone makes it an attractive movie. We can see how it sells from these points. Because 75% is funded by English lottery money, the British public could also say that this was an English film. This works because the film could be called 'global or international' and therefore people may not see it as a stereotypical American film....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sport of Motocross

- The Sport of Motocross Its time for more people to begin to find out more about this fun and interesting extreme sport called motocross. The sport is composed of riders, their dirt bikes, and an extremely challenging, high-flying racetrack. The tight, fast action and out of control airtime is what keeps the fans coming back and has also translated in to financial success for many of the sport's top competitors. Sponsors such as MCI and 1-800-COLLECT have allowed for these stars to make up to two million dollars a year....   [tags: Papers]

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Che Guevara aka El Che

- Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina, the eldest of five children in a family of mixed Spanish, Basque[2] and Irish descent. The date of birth recorded on his birth certificate was June 14, 1928, although some sources assert that he was actually born on May 14, 1928 and his birth certificate was falsified to shield the family from a potential scandal resulting from his mother having been three months pregnant when she was married. One of Guevara's forebears, Patrick Lynch, was born in Galway, Ireland in 1715....   [tags: Biography]

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Meso America

- Civilization in the western hemisphere existed long before Christopher Columbus reached the Americas. The customs, language, and religion was different then the Europeans. The Aztecs were the ones who came in contact with the Europeans. Their history lasted from 1300-1521 CE. The Mayan society was from the year 200-900 CE. Hernan Cortes along with the Spanish army of five hundred, and thousands of Indian warriors declared war with the Aztecs. Moctezuma believed that the person coming towards his land was Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl who was forced into exile, but promised to return....   [tags: History Civilization Americas]

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The Healing Power of Writing

- This hasn't exactly been a banner year so far. I've been working way too hard. I've been sick. I've been dateless for months, feeling dowdy and unattractive, but that's fine because the shock of the last man leaving nearly did me in. I've been oddly disconnected, even writing on autopilot at times, though I don't think anyone's noticed yet. It's as if all the juice has seeped away through the corners of my life, leaving me brittle as a husk. Finally, I woke up one morning and knew I had to figure out what was going on....   [tags: How Education Has Changed My Life]

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Caddie - Australian Movie Review

- The movie Caddie stars Helen Morse as ‘Caddie’ Marsh, a young woman in the depression, Jackie Weaver, as Caddie’s friend Leslie, Jack Thompson as Ted, and Takis Emmanuel as Peter. Caddie is set in the times of the Australian depression and was the first remotely successful Australian feature film. It follows the story of a spirited woman and her experiences over seven life-shaping years of her life. Through her eyes we see the effect of the depression on the average Australians of the time. The movie tells the story of a young Sydney woman during the years 1925 to 1932 in which time she changes from a young suburban 25 year old matron and mother to a free-wheeling woman of 32....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Introduction: I know the majority of you in the class have seen a customized vehicle driving on the streets. But how many of you actually know what it takes to create a custom car/truck. My guess is not too many of you. It takes an enormous amount of patience and time. It just does not happen over the course of one night. There is an extensive amount of money involved in customizing a car. Last but not least it takes careful thought and consideration on planning on what is going to be done to the vehicle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Opposition of Abortion

- The Opposition of Abortion We, human beings, are social animals, which can not live alone. We all must live in a group because each of us depends on each other. Not only that, living in a group, you need to have rules and regulations in order to keep social stabilities and orders. There are many kinds of rules and regulations, some result in physical punishment and some result in social punishment in the form of peer disapproval. Where do they come from. In fact, they came from the decisions made by the majority of people in the society....   [tags: Papers]

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The Culture of Cyprus

- The Culture of Cyprus Cypriots are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. Cyprus has many traditions and customs. Cypriot culture is reflected in the rich folk art of the island. Age-old crafts, handed down from one generation to another, are faithfully carried on to this day by skilful hands and nimble fingers, fashioning handcrafts, both decorative and useful, that would grace any home. It is probably no surprise with a history so long, that Cyprus is remarkably rich in culture....   [tags: Papers]

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Biography of Erik Estrada

- Biography of Erik Estrada (Frank Poncherello) Erik was born on March 16, 1949 as Henry Enrique Estrada in NY City. Back around 1968, he was in a dance troupe and earned $38 a week with free lunches and all the acting lessons he could take. In return, he had to perform daily in downtown Los Angeles. He had a 10-day hospital stay in August 1979 caused by on-set accident when he was thrown from his motorcycle and the 900-pound bike landed on him. At 5'10', 160 pounds, he was an inch shorter and 15 pounds lighter than Wilcox....   [tags: History]

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orange county choppers

- Orange County Choppers When I first saw the show, Orange County Choppers, on the Discovery Channel, I was a little bit confused about the premise of it. At first, the show is expressed as one about a family run business that builds custom motorcycles. But then, as I continued to watch the show, it occurred to me that it was intended to be a little bit more. Unlike traditional texts, “The structure of television makes us watch passively.” (The World is a Text, by Jonathan Silverman and Dean Rader, p.105) Orange County Choppers contradicts this statement....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Overview of States

- Overview of States When India became independent in 1947, it faced many serious problems. These include poverty, low life expectancy for its people, disease, famine and little industry and commerce. It has come a long way since then, but many problems still remain. Despite its high level of industrialization, there is also great poverty in India, and people still die of preventable diseases, although great efforts are being made to improve health care....   [tags: Papers]

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BMW Company Business Analysis

- Case 2 focuses on the Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) Company. My analysis will define each of the company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats as brought about within the case as well as through additional research. The history of the Bavarian Motor Works is a history of innovation, dedication and determination. These achievements are reflected in the BMW emblem, symbolizing a rotating airplane propeller from BMW's early years as an aircraft engine manufacturer. Today, the emblem signifies a global company that annually produces hundreds of thousands of engines, motorcycles, and cars....   [tags: Business Analysis Cars ]

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Alisha Abdullah: India's First and Only Female Motorcycle Racer

- ... At 13, she won the MRF Indian National Go-Karting Championship (2) She also nailed the Top Novice award for National Formula 4 Auto Racing. Then she switched to bikes; running a Formula Car was just too expensive for her father, R.A. Abdullah. In addition, R.A., as a former motorcycle champion himself, always wanted his daughter to race bikes. Since then, her motorbike career is a matter of record. You can see a list of her accomplishments HERE. Advocacy for Women Racing Superbikes Alisha is a fervent promoter of women in superbike competition; both at home and abroad....   [tags: fast, motorcycle, racer, female, india]

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History of the Motorcycle

- History of the Motorcycle My goal is to explain the evolution of the motorcycle and how their importance has grown in our society. Motorcycles have changed a great deal over the past decade or so. They are constantly being bettered and improved. Slight changes are always being made to these man made machines. The motorcycle is an amalgamation of a motor and a bicycle. Motorcycles aren't the only two-wheeled form of motorized transportation, there are others like minibikes, mopeds, and motor scooter (www.comptons.com "Motorcycles", 1)....   [tags: Papers]

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America Needs a Motorcycle Helmet Law

-            Millions of people all over the United States choose motorcycles over automobiles for the thrill, speed, and high performance capabilities. On the other hand, motorcycles are not at all the safest way of transportation. Motorcycles do not provide the passenger with the outer protection that cars provide, therefore, when one crashes, the results are usually much more serious. Injuries to the head are responsible for 76% of fatalities when dealing with motorcycle crashes many of which could have been prevented had the rider been wearing a helmet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Two Unlikely Friends in Beverly Cleary's Book The Mouse and the Motorcycle

- ... Only a few days after that Keith became very ill with a horrible flu when he returns from a hike. Ralph notices that his friend is not well and makes the choice to do everything in his power to help. Ralph then goes on a perilous adventure, not only earn the trust back that he lost, but to help a friend in need. After a night of extreme danger and a few near death experiences Ralph returns with the means to heal his friend. Once well Keith offers to take Ralph with him to live and be friends for a long time....   [tags: relationship, children, toy]

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Thorr Motorcycles Case Analysis

- Background of Situation Thorr Motorcycles is a company that manufactures 200,000 motorcycles a year. It also licenses T-shirts, shoes, leather goods, toys, and other consumer items. The company currently has a high-brand image manufacturing high-end motorcycles and owns approximately forty percent of market share. The challenge for Thorr is that the industry is growing, but sales of its high-end product are decreasing. The reason for this loss of market share is that the target customers of its high end product is growing older, and younger people do not identify with the brand image of Thorr....   [tags: Business Analysis Management Strategy]

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Motorcycles, Scooters, or Cars- Which are Best?

- Going Green with Chrome Every day we need some form of chrome to help us fulfill our everyday commute or daily routine, may it be four wheels or two. Going green is the way to go when it comes to our everyday commute or our runs around town. There are many advantages to both and disadvantages when it comes to two wheels or four. I believe it is all up to person and there needs to suit them. Nevertheless, I believe we need to move towards a greener two-wheel future. With all the inflation and pollution, we need to move towards a more green chrome future....   [tags: transportation, environment]

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Victory Business Meeting

- Introduction At Victory, we know riding your motorcycle is the #1 priority – after all, your passion for riding is what started this chapter in the first place. We don’t want you bogged down by paperwork. That’s why we want to keep the heavy business meetings limited to one a year. By utilizing this section and holding one business meeting a year, your chapter can collect all the information that Victory requires – just prepare the forms in this section, send in the required documents, and be done....   [tags: motorcycles, goals, finances]

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Analysis of Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

- Analysis of Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton Rumble Fish is a great book for teens to read. It is a book about younger teens joining gangs. The main character in the book is Rusty-James who is a high school boy that is in a gang and likes to get into fights. Also there is a guy named the Motorcycle Boy who is Rusty’s idol. Some minor characters in the book include Steve who is the best friend of Rusty-James, another character is Smokey who is another good friend of Rusty-James, also Biff who wanted to beat up Rusty-James because they are in different gangs, and always are looking to fight each other....   [tags: Rumble Fish S.E. Hinton Gangs Essays]

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County of Sacramento v. Estate of Phillip Lewis

- County of Sacramento v. Estate of Phillip Lewis High-speed pursuits by police officers have been debated as to whether they are beyond the limits by putting people in unnecessary danger or if they are justifiable in every aspect. In the case of the County of Sacramento v. the Estate of Phillip Lewis a high-speed pursuit ended in the death of one of the fleeing suspects. Parents of Phillip Lewis brought claims against the county, sheriff’s department and the deputy involved, saying that the actions taken by the officer and the policy of sheriff’s department are deprivation of life without due process....   [tags: Papers]

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Piaggio-Vespa Case Analysis

- Environmental analysis Competitive forces: Italian manufacturer Piaggio ranks as one of the world’s top four players in its core business. It has consolidated leadership in the European 2-wheeler market. Piaggio should not miscalculate its competitors. Competition in the industry is very powerful, not only nationally but internationally as well. This is due to two well-established companies in this sector which are the Japanese Yamaha and Honda. Yamaha and Honda strengths are their long-run experience in the sector and the high quality image of products....   [tags: Business Analysis Strategy]

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Personal Freedoms

- 312.6 million. 312.6 million ideas, beliefs, and opinions - not one exactly like any other. As of 2011, that’s how many people are living in the United States (“United States”). That’s how many lives we must protect, support, and ensure as a country, and that number is constantly growing. Satisfying the needs of the vast myriad of every individual is seemingly impossible. For that reason, the laws made should be formed to protect, benefit, and sustain a society before serving the individual. Historically, the Constitution was made to protect individual rights....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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BMW

- BMW Speech Topic: The History of .BM.W. Organization: Chronological Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the excellence achieved by BMW over the coarse of the past 85 years. Thesis: From 1916 to the present day BMW has earned the title of "The Ultimate Driving Machine" Introduction: It has always been the desire of BMW to create automobiles of unmistakable identity. As you can see by the price of one, this has posed no problem to them over the last eight decades. But what you cannot see is the one thing that has always been true about BMW automobiles both in the past as well as in the present: a BMW is always "the ultimate driving machine"....   [tags: Papers]

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Fatal Encounter After a Nice Vacation

- Wide-eyed and relaxed I burst out the front doors reading “Flamingo Hotel: Las Vegas, Nevada” on July 30th, 2011. Warm air flushed my cheeks, leaving them with a Sunkist shade of pink blush. Leaving this desired destination to face the merciless reality ahead of me seemed an impossible task. What should I look forward to. The massive amounts of homework seemingly piled high past that of Mt. Everest, or mounds of laundry stacked to the sky, nagging guests with little to no moral compass dictating my mood, both at work, and through social media, constantly lurking in the midst of a computer, radio, television, or cell phone....   [tags: Accident, Death]

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My Understanding of Extremism and Domestic Terrorism

- My understanding of extremism is that it’s a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate common moral standards. In democratic societies, individuals or groups which advocate that democracy should be replaced with some kind of authoritarian regime are usually branded extremists. There have been several terrorist acts committed in the United States of America, not by terrorists that live in other countries and despise the American ways and ideas, but by our own citizens who live and work in the United States of America....   [tags: Extremist, Terrorist, Ku Klux Klan]

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Review Of ?Lawrence Of Arabia?

- Review of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ The movie Lawrence of Arabia had many interesting aspects about it and, according to sources, is very historically accurate. Taken place during WW with the feud between British and Turkish forces over the Suez Canal, the movie reflects a life of an individual who tries to do something about the injustice of the Arabian people. David Lean depicts Lawrence or El Lawrence as the tragic hero of the biography in order to make the story more enchanting to the reader....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Illustration Essay: Why We Drink

- It was a Monday morning and the topic of everyone's conversation was the past weekend. Usually explaining how drunk they were and the uncontrollable mishaps that we didn't even remember until the next day. For example, they tell their friends "Man, I was soooo wasted last night, I must have drank like 10 beers and like half a bottle of vodka", all told with smile of excitement hoping to do it again the next weekend. This regular occurrence got me thinking, why do we brag ourselves and praise others for accomplishing something that requires absolutely no skill....   [tags: Sociology Alcohol]

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Assess whether or not the changes in the structure of the UK industry

- Assess whether or not the changes in the structure of the UK industry have been beneficial for the economy, industries and the consumer. Over the past 30 years the structure of the UK economy has been transformed. By this I mean there has been changes in the production and employment between the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. In 1964, 1,201,000 people were employed in the primary sector. By 1995 there were only 383,000 people employed in the primary sector. This shows a decrease of 818,000 employees over 31 years....   [tags: Economics]

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The Physics of Motorcycle Roadracing

- Despite what some people may think, motorcycle roadracing is not only a highly strenuous sport, but there is much more involved than just twisting the throttle and turning the handlebars. There are a number of powerful forces working on the bike and the rider. There is, of course, the downward pull of gravity, friction between the tires and the track, and centrifugal force which acts to the outside of the turn. The key to cornering at high speeds is to perfect the lean angle of the motorcycle so that the force of gravity reaches equilibrium with the centrifugal force attempting to stand the bike back up....   [tags: physics sport sports motorcycle]

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A Brief History of Motorcycle Clubs

- In the early 1900s bicycle design and manufacture had reached a point where aerodynamics was a major factor in bicycle racing. It began with these two seated bicycles that were fitted with French DeDion-Buton single-cylinder, air-cooled internal combustion engines in order to propel the cycles at regulated speeds just ahead of the racers. The pacers were complicated to operate and required two people to run: the front rider was a driver who steered the vehicle and the rear rider was an engineer who constantly adjusted the flow of fuel to the primitive carburetor in order to maintain a constant speed....   [tags: bicycle design, racing, gangs]

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Motorcycle Drivers and Helmets

- As a motorcycle rider I know first-hand the importance of wearing helmets, not only for the driver but the passengers too. Last august I was in a motorcycle accident just down the road from my house. Not only have I been riding motorcycles for the past six years, but I have also had multiple safety driving courses from college and military. I never thought I would get into an accident especially just down the road from my house. I was driving at the speed limit and I had the right away when a woman pulled out in front of me and nearly took my life....   [tags: accident, negligence, injury, death, law, fatality]

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The Motorcycle Helmet Law Debate

- People should not have to wear helmets because non-helmet usage dose not cost the government more money then helmet usage in a crash there is no difference between injuries with a helmet and without a helmet, and a helmet limits personal freedom. Living in Wisconsin we see see many motorcyclist ride without helmets many non motorcyclist think that that rider is irresponsible or he has a death wish and that they are costing them more money in there taxes thats just not true many motorcyclist have health insurance....   [tags: mandatory use of helmets]

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The Great Gatsby and The Motorcycle Diaries

- Books are more than simple stories, they have a message to send, whether it be in a direct or indirect way. Books can also tell us about the author’s life, beliefs, inner ambitions and fears; Moreover, they often project the writer’s vision about their environment, reflecting their society in which they lived. Writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernesto Guevara were capable, not only of portraying the society in which they are immerse, but also to convey them in an exquisite social critique. Such literary pieces of art do not criticize in a direct way, nor to specific people or events....   [tags: F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ernesto Che Guevara]

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Bell Vortex Motorcycle Helmet

- ... It also includes one of the most efficient ventilation systems in the market. It is engineered intelligently so you can easily control the air flow through the vents and adjust them to your own needs. But the ventilation led to the helmet in being a bit loud and noisy. I prefer my rides to be more quiet and comfortable but that’s the best we can get in such an affordable price. I have a big head, so I didn’t find the helmet to be heavy but not everyone might agree with that. Summary of features The helmet is not that heavy and weighs 5 pounds....   [tags: safety, performance, affordability]

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The Unjustice of Motorcycle Gang Laws

- We are finally addressing the topic that has been on your minds for a long time. Bikies. Is the law still giving everyone the right to a fair legal process and a fair trial or have they bent the rules when it comes to motorcycle gangs or groups. There are three arguments that prove these new laws are unjust. I would like to bring your attention to the fact that a longer sentence is given to the accused only because they are part of an organization. The next point is that what the rights state are interpreted differently by the police and citizens....   [tags: bikies, arrest, holding]

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Classification Essay - Evolution of the Motorcycle Rider

- Evolution of the Motorcycle Rider My first motorcycle was a Kawasaki Eliminator 250 street bike. I consider it to have been my training bike, and it was somewhat generic in the sense that it was not easily identifiable as a member of a specific style of motorcycle. And, more importantly, by associating with other riders, I realized that I was not easily identifiable as a member of a specific class of riders. Riders are a species all their own; and, though there are many sub-classes within a class, observation has shown that three main branches of evolution can account for most riders....   [tags: Classification Essays]

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Motorcycle Market: The Case of Harley Davidson

- ... The company managed to cultivate a new customer market segment for the big bikes. SWOT Analysis of the Case SWOT is an acronym that simply stands the strength, the weaknesses, the opportunities available and the threats that the company faces. Every business organization or entity always has its points of strength, its weaknesses in terms of how it conducts its businesses. Furthermore, there are always opportunities that are available to any company in addition to those factors or issues that the company faces which are threats to the success of the business....   [tags: beals, improvement, company, progress]

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The Motorcycle Diaries a Film by Walter Salles

- The Motorcycle Diaries, a film by Walter Salles, tells the story of how Ernesto Guevara, who would later be known as ‘Che’, went on a trip with his friend Alberto Granado that spanned the continent of South America and caused Ernesto to realize what was happening outside of his well-off life. It shows the change he went through as he discovered the injustice American capitalism was causing in other countries and why he became ‘Che’. The trip starts out for fun, but by the end it is life-changing....   [tags: ernesto che guevara]

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Contaminates on ATM Machines, Motorcycle Helmets, and Public Toilets

- ... ATM machine should be cleaned properly, as they are operated by all sections of people frequently. If these are not cleaned properly, they become source of potentially pathogenic microorganisms in people (Reynolds, 2005). Research has shown that public toilets are vital components in creating sustainable, accessible, inclusive cities but they are breeding places for disease-causing bacteria (Greed, 2006). Sanitary conditions in public places have always been a major problem, especially rest rooms....   [tags: bacteria, ecosystems, health]

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Social Inequity in 'The Motorcycle Diaries' and 'The Great Gatsby'

- Analyzing the different themes addressed in the books “The Motorcycle Diaries” written by Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, and “The Great Gatsby” written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald it is possible to find some topics in common, such as, the social inequity portrayed in both books. Although this social inequity is stronger and clearer in “The motorcycle Diaries”, it is also represented in some way in “The Great Gatsby” due to a marked stratification of people portrayed in the plot of this story....   [tags: literary analysis, theme contrast and comparison]

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The Great Evel Knievel

- Evel Knievel said, “Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble bgins when you try to land it” (Evel Knievel Biography). Evel Knievel was a great daredevil that lived in the past. Evel Knievel was a brave man who crashed a lot when he did his stunts, yet he was not afraid of failure. Evel grew up in Butte, Montana where everyone would be in the copper mines some time in their life. “During this time Knievel’s mischievous, which was endearing at a young age, turned into a life of a crime as a young adult....   [tags: motorcycle, stunts, crash]

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Labeling Theory and Its Impact

- ... Labeling theorists suggest that labeling individuals as deviant has the potential of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy (Globokar, 2008). Howard Becker has described deviance as a “consequence of the application by others of rules and sanctions to an ‘offender’; the deviant is one to whom the label has successfully been applied; deviant behavior is behavior people so label” (Clinard & Meier, 2011:89). Culture, sex, age and other elements of identity all shape self-conception, but the meanings that an individual places on various circumstances and interactions certainly play a very important role as well....   [tags: outlaw motorcycle clubs, ]

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The Mongols: The Crimes They Commit

- The Mongols are one of the biggest motorcycle gangs and organized crime groups. This writer will examine the Mongols criminal activity to prove that they are an organized crime group. This will be done through the examination of the group’s involvement in racketeering, murder, guns, drugs, and assault. One crime that the Mongols commit that make them an organized crime group is Racketeering. Racketeering is defined as carrying out illegal business activities, usually by an organized crime group....   [tags: motorcycle gangs, organized crime]

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