i, THe biker
22 Year Old
No. of Years of riding motorcycles : 9,
Kilometers done (appox) : 100000+
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
It makes me feel manly! On the saddle , reving up the engine on the twist of the wrist, the smell of octane. It makes me go crazy!
It is much of a soulful connection between me and my bike!
Its like how a stalion means to a soldier! Both cannot do without each other!
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
Motorcycling has thought me a lot in life,
Patience, Perceiverence, Balance, Concentration, Tackling of situations, etc.
The best part is it gave me a lot of friends and contacts!
Life tested you severely and motorcycling helped you to fight back – tell us that story of courage and inspiration.
Its ironic that the testing and fighting both had my motorcycle in the process!
It was when i crashed and was hurt badly, i was told i wont be riding a bike ever again! But my passion couldnt keep my hand away from the throttle for a long time!
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life events involving motorcycles?
1. When people started identifying me with the name of my bike as a prefix to my name
2. When i was in a winning spree in all the road races i took part! In which i learnt a lot and i still am learning!
As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
I havent done much to the society. But after a recent incident following a crash my friend had i insist on wearing of helmets and sensible riding!
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
Best thing about motorcycling is that there is lot of competition within the manufacturers , riders, teams , clubs etc. Whichever feild you step in only the competition takes you higher!
Worst thing is that majority of the people use bikes as only a mode of transport and so the people who consider their bikes as a soulful counter part are looked upon as mad ones!
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
As Valentino Rossi says, "Riding a bike is an art, not everybody can do!" I feel proud that im quite good at this art!