i, THe biker
27 Year Old
No. of Years of riding motorcycles : 15,
Kilometers done (appox) : 100000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
Being a motorcyclist means freedom. its like iam in a state of deep meditation, where all thoughts and worries are blocked of when ever I am on my machine. I am more focused and see everything clearly. being a motorcyclist has changed the whole outlook of life for me,there is always something to look forward to being a motorcyclist.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
Motorcycling has made me a better person , a better rider and most of all a better human being. i care a lot more about living beings specially on the road and try to teach each other to value life and machine. Being motorcyclist i value life of others and mine more than ever before and motorcycling has also made me a better photographer and made me appreciate everything in life that I see and have.
Life tested you severely and motorcycling helped you to fight back – tell us that story of courage and inspiration.
i suffered from a serious case of slip disc & sciatica and wasn't even able to move a muscle without enduring excruciating pain. my doctors said i can never ride bikes and prescribed complete bed rest for indefinite period. Even I had that sinking feeling down in my heart that where is my life and spirit going for years.the only thing that kept me going was the thought about riding my bike on long distances , exploring mother nature and every time I went through xbhp it give me immense strength and kept me going I planned this ride just to challenge myself to the limit and prove myself that I can still do it.though i could hardly sit let alone riding a bike and I gathered all my energy and managed to do delhi- Leh on bike despite all that negativity.experience uplifted my spirit to another level gave a new meaning to my life.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life events involving motorcycles?
most memorable event would be my trip to LEH as i call it Lets Enter Heaven.its hard to express that feeling in words and second would be my unplanned test ride to shimla and beyond to check if i can endure my upcoming adventerous trip to ladakh
As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
As a Biker i somehow managed to inspire lot of my friends to ride safe , follow rules and always invest in protective gears for that will be the one what would save your life and xbhp keeps us aware on all aspects of biking and we being a part of it spread it forward. "each one , teach one"
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
The best thing about riding in India is its cultural diversity , just in matter of few hundred kilometers its like a whole new place, totally new landscapes, new language, new customs always amazes me. The worst thing would be traffic ,bad roads and people with no driving sense , no matter how good rider you are they will somehow pin you down. So you have to be extra cautious all the time. but lucky things are changing for better and we have more reponsible breed of riders than before thanks to xbhp.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
I can literally taste Freedom when ever i ride. Freedom from work , daily chores. I ride when iam happy and I ride when ever iam sad . Riding is my therapy for everything.