i, THe biker
28 Year Old
No. of Years of riding motorcycles : 11,
Kilometers done (appox) : 1,00,000 km
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
Riding a motorcycle is to know you are a spiritual being having an intense human experience. Because every sense comes alive in the wind. Senses are piqued to maximum capacity and you get to know the fullness of living because you can only be in the present moment when you ride. And the experience is heavenly and extreme all at once. To ride is to fly, just like when you have those especially unusual dreams where your soul soars high above and you look at your human life.A motorcycle keeps you ageless. What the hell is age anyway?
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
My motorcycle has taught me countless lessons. so on every ride it changes my life. riding motorcycle means u riding your love..Life before the bike….ugh. I can’t imagine. i changed EVERYTHING. My life IS and I AM because of this motorcycle.
Life tested you severely and motorcycling helped you to fight back – tell us that story of courage and inspiration.
the saddest day 10th may 2007 , 11:30am at NH1 near phagwara chonk on Yamaha r1 at speed 240km/h , a minor aged scoterist suddenly came in front of me, i sudden applied breaks my rear wheel locks and bike slipped Off the riding seat on the road .INJURY : ribs broken ,left lung punctured, inner bleeding,backbone dislocated and nerves got damaged due to which the movement of left hand stooped ,Excessive breathing problem and in hospital for 28 days and 3 months of total recovery.
after all this still riding the bike with as my left hand fingers does not work.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life events involving motorcycles?
there are alot of the memorable movements which one to share i don noe...
the first one is when a got my first bike hero honda cbz as my diwali gift...
the second one is when i got my honda cbr 954.
As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
to be very frank i never did. but now i think i should do..
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
The best thing about motorcycling in india is the wind to cool you off on a hot day. That feeling of being just one thing with the bike on the road. Torque that pulls you back. Finding that perfect place to park and pull out. Speed on long stretches of big hills. Stopping for gas and sharing stories with another biker. Missing the rain all the way to anywhere.
One very bad thing about riding motorcycles in india is that eventually when you're riding, you're going to fall off, fall down or get hit by another vehicle -- or by a wild animal. I've found that motorcycle riding is not always fun, but it is always a great experience.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
i like to ride because it allows me to be free from worries. Its kinda like a different world when you're riding your motorcycle. A new sense of freedom. A different dimension opens up for you. Every man needs a hobby right? I love riding and will always like riding motorcycles.