I know "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", "Jupiters Travels", "Blue Highways" and a few other like the back of my hand. I've never read Milan Kundera but I came across a quote at the opening of the movie "Road" about the Dunlop family and TT their dynasty. Narrated by Liam Neeson.

The movie has a slightly edited version, here is the full quote -

Why doesn’t the motorcyclist have any fear when he’s behind the wheel? Because the man hunched over his motorcycle can focus only on the present instant of his flight; he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future; he is wrenched from the continuity of time; he is ousted time; in other words, he is in a state of ecstasy; in that state he is unaware of his age, his wife, his children, his worries, and so he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.

Wow. Ok.