i, THe biker
24 Year Old
No. of Years of riding motorcycles : 8,
Kilometers done (appox) : 90000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
Motorcyclist is being patient, keeping calm, and Exploring New places by Riding to destination and along with it by maintaining discipline, creating awareness and Encouraging bikers to follow Traffic Rules , Respect other Riders and always wear protective Gear for Safety like “ WEARING A HELMET”
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
It has done a lot.. Whenever I feel stressed I go on a long ride.. This helps me to explore new places and when I am riding I forget everything else and start concentrating on my ride and on the Road. I had met with an Accident few years back which helped me to adapt patience and Calmness ... this habit has helped me at my work place and this has proven to be doing wonders for me
How did it happen that you turned your passion for motorcycling and motorcycles into a means of giving back to the society/brotherhood in a substantial manner?
I was interested in Auto mobiles since my Childhood.. Cars, bikes were two things I loved … whenever I use to sit in a bus I made sure I sat beside the Driver so that I can observe how he drives. And whenever I got a chance to ride I dint miss any of the opportunity.. Having said that it gradually started developing as a passion in me and hence I started riding with my friends … In this 8 years of Experience I saw many people Crash and Die ... Every incident of the accident that I saw taught me a lesion I could have given up my passion seeing such fearless stuff but I thought if I can Create awareness and Communicate the Disadvantages and Consequences maybe I can help 100 people save their life and Enjoy their life with the Ride
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable ‘giving’ moments/events involving you as a motorcyclist?
1) Participated in a Rally to promote 5 points
a)Stop gender based violence b)give women Due Respect c)obey traffic rules d)Respect Riders e)Lets Ride Together
2) This has been lot of times where I have helped a Rider who has Crashed while Street racing.. We as a group of Friends not only educated the Street riders on the Consequences and also about the True Spirit on biking , ME and my Friends Communicated that Street racing is not only hazardous for themselves but for others as well and glad to say things are under control now
Given an opportunity and the necessary powers, what would be the 3 most vital things you would like to change about motorcycling in India?
) Street Racing should be discouraged
2) Strict Rules and Compulsion in every state to “WEAR A HELMET”
3) Speed limits in City Areas to avoid accidents and speedsters
What are the best and the worst things about being a giver to society/brotherhood as a motorcyclist in India?
Best: You Help a SOCIETY promote brotherhood
Worst: You are being criticized and have to hear a lot of sarcasm
BUT IF WE DON’T TAKE AN INITIATIVE WHO WILL.. IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN?
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
When I RIDE I only RIDE I don’t think of anything else but just Enjoy the sound of the Engine, throttle …. The shifting of the Gear and the Clutch releases all the Stress and nudges me into a Different world where I have the command and I am on my own. BUT with that POWER and with BEING BLESSED there is also Sense of Responsibility to RIDE and TO RDIE CAREFULLY and RESPECTING OTHER RIDERS AT THE SAME TIME. I DON’T WANT TO RACE I WANT TO RIDE give me ENDLESS ROAD