i, THe biker
27 Year Old
No. of Years : 12,
Kilometers done (appox) : 1200 KM's with HyderabadRoyals
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
Being a motorcyclist is:
You just cruize around, discovering new places, culture. Its like freedom.
Being a motorcyclist, one carries the responsibily of spreading the love & brotherhood. Carry many good memories and learn lessons of lifetime.
You become friends with the road, and the road has answer to all the questions.
Motorcycling is an art and a motorcyclist is the artist.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
Motorcycling has made me strong and ready to face any challenges or terrains.
It has helped me to re-discover myself & my potential. I have a very strong emotional bonding with my ride and it has become an integral part of my life.
As a rider, I'm not afraid of rain, storm or bad roads. My ride just make me hungry for more miles.
After bringing my Thunderbird 500, which I fondly call as Bijlee.. I started a bullet club based out of Hyderabad called as Hyderabad Royals. This idea was the best decision of my life & Im really proud of myself, for starting something like this.
It was only possible because of my love towards my Bijlee and my passion for riding.
This has changed my life, now I have many friends whom, I can call as close friends.
How would you justify the inherent dangers and risk involved in riding on motorcycles?
Risk is everywhere, whether it is riding or driving. But, the risk invlolved in riding is more than anything else.
Riding can be fun and dangerous too. A rider woould not be secured with a seat belt or enjoy the cool breeze from the A.C or protect himself from the harsh climet and rains. A rider is prone to all these and many more.
But right precautions, right safety gears & right company would help evolve a rider from just a rider to a wanderer.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life-incidents involving you as a motorcyclist?
The best thing that has happened to me in my life was getting my bijlee to my life & getting married ;) :P.
The best rides, that I can remember is first being my solo ride to Nagarjun Sagar on my Pulsar 220.
It was the second week, after I got the delivery of my Pulsar 220 & I was high on going for a ride. I packed my bags up & throttled ahead for the solo ride and this was the best experience I ever had.
The second most memorable ride was the ride to Kurnool, along with my club riders. It was a 2 day ride and we faced all kinds of climates, right from sunny to dusty & rain. We witnessed break downs, punctures, electrical problems etc. All in all it was a very good experience, and helped me learn more about motorcycling.
As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
As a motorcyclist, I carry the responsibililty of spreading love, peace & brotherhood. I started the bullet club based out of Hyderabad, known as Hyderabad Royals. This helped in bringing together various bullet enthusisasts & riders from the twin cities of Hyderabad / Secunderabad. Group riding teaches us good riding skills.
Apart from this, we plan to launch a blood donation campaign in our club. We are soon launching our website & we would have the number & blood groups of the donour maintained in a database, & would be sharing the details with hospitals & NGO's that would help people in getting the blood when needed.
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
The best thing about motorcycling in India:
We have many young and new breed of people, taking up Motorcycling as their passion.
We are seeing a lot of riding clubs coming in the recent years & is promoting safe riding.
We have may companies launching high end , mid range motorcycles in the market.
The worst thing about motorcycling in India:
We still have people who, ride to show off, over speed and cause accidents.