If You Can’t Sleep ….

I’ve been told listening to water can help you relax. In that vein, here are the sounds of Babbling Brook on the Airhead Type 247 podcast produced by Daren Dortin, that he released today.

Below is a link to it on Spotify, but it’s also available on Apple’s podcast list.

10 thoughts on “If You Can’t Sleep ….

  1. Hi Brook, Thanks for the link, so enjoyed listening to it….easy and informative listening,….. so enjoy all of your detailed blogs and I will be making good use of them and the you tube channel during my 1983 R100RS rebuild…. Nigel, UK

    • Nigel,

      Thank you and all the best on your 1983 RS rebuild. Another one back on the road, even if it is on the “other side” of the road from those in the USA. 🙂


  2. The single best synopsis of Pirsig’s central thesis I’ve ever heard. “Zen, Art, Maintenance…” And now I know why I find such peace in my workshop. Thank you for this illumination and for your work here as well. I owe you a debt of gratitude and genuinely enjoyed your interview.
    I’m nearing the completion of the restoration of my 1984 BMW R80 G/S and your instruction has been invaluable. Thank you.

    • Chris,

      I’m pleased you enjoyed the “Babbling Brook”. 🙂

      Best of success on your R80 G/S restoration project.


  3. Really enjoyed listening to your motorcycle stories, thank you for boosting our confidence in owning these old bikes. This makes me want to hug my slash 5 even more 🙂

    • Henry,

      Thank you, and I’m pleased you enjoyed some of my stories. It’s great to hear you are keeping a /5 on the road. 🙂


  4. I just listened to your segment on the podcast today Brook. Thanks for all you do. I had a moment of clarity around doing the work on the bikes when you stated that you had the deadline for the completion of the R100rs (?) and that as a result you didn’t find as much joy in the work anymore due to the deadline “forcing” you to work.

    As I am changing careers at the moment, I have wondered about pursuing maintenance on these old bikes as a source of income, but when I heard you say those words, I realized then and there that no, I just want this as a hobby. I realize that having the control over my own time, to explore, fiddle, make mistakes, learn more and share with others while I do this work is a large part of why I enjoy it so much.

    Thanks again for all your contributions.

    Travis Chalmers
    1975 R90/6
    1982 R80 G/S project
    Victoria BC

    • Travis,

      That’s interesting.

      After I retired from the computer networking industry, I contacted a friend who owned a business repairing old Triumph, BSA and Nortons and worked part time with him. After awhile I was up to 40 hours a week. As I was finishing the 1977 R100RS project, he decided he was going to close his doors at the end of the summer, so I quit in June so I was sure I would finish the R100RS in time to ride it to the 40th anniversary rally in Pennsylvania in September.

      It was that transition that made it clear to me that my joy came not from punching the clock, but in doing work I love when I am in the proper frame of mind to enjoy the experience. That was an epiphany for me; old habits (working for a paycheck) die hard.

      As a consequence, I don’t call it retirement anymore, but “repurposing”. My focus in life changed to experiencing as much “flow”, joy and satisfaction in my shop at my own pace as I can.

      And, thank you for your kind words.


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