i, THe biker
33 Year Old
No. of Years : 10,
Kilometers done (appox) : 270000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
Mechanic who fixes anything and everything. A travelor who s life is with and on the motorcycle. I believe being a motorcyclist I'm more free and wise to contribute to not only society but even to the nature and other living beings.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
Just like it changed a life of medicine student from Argentina long ago. Who after a motorcycle journey became the biggest revolutionary of all times Ernesto Che Guvera. I'm no revolutionary yet but sure I can relate and feel the freedom ... it brings brings in us. Sure I'm sparked too with this beautiful feeling forever I guess now.
How would you justify the inherent dangers and risk involved in riding on motorcycles?
I don't think therees any danger or risk involved what so ever. I believe it is the most safe means of transportation and the best. In simple words there's no adventure if there's no risk involved.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life-incidents involving you as a motorcyclist?
1. Went riding with a group of friends to ladakh. For me not the first time but for the rest it was the first ride to ladakh and I believe first such a long road trip. While climbing khardungla top from lehh I had a front wheel flat puncture. I asked a friend on another motor to get my kit which another friends luggage. No one turned up for next ten hours. But these three girls from a far village. Everything was beautiful after that. Those friends are out of my list forever.
2 after the above mentioned insident I went back to hotel drew a line across the road map of india and Nepal in 2008. I did the longest ride of my life of 23000 kms across India and Nepal in 2010.
As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
I had always done what I thought was right. I carry hundreds of color pencil sets and books for children always and keep distributing them to them randomly in all states of India Nepal and Bhutan. With the older population I spend time a and share lot of other things and point of views. I think just to connect with more people it brings a kind of enlightment to both me and them. I have always encouraged other motorcyclist to travel more and more and even to the ones who.hesitate to take their chances with a motorcycle. I'm happy its growing. And will keep the spark alive always. To be honest I usually avoid public gatherings of the brorherhood , I spend more time exploring in the rural states of India Nepal and bhutan. In past 7 years I think I spend Moe time riding my motorcycle then anything else.
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
Without doubt India is the best country to enjoy a motorcycle journey. Irrespective the danger involved is not the accident rate but lack of timely backup provision. Clearly no infrastructure for the safety of human and animal population on the roads anywhere in the country.