i, THe biker
22 Year Old
No. of Years : 2,
Kilometers done (appox) : 50000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
Being a motorcyclist meansm alive, active and not just existing like everyone else but living truly.
My motorcycle is like my body part and it means alot to me Much more than anything else.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
Motorcycling has taught me the importance of being alive. To love nature, birds , animals and rain, rivers everything. I was a boy, motorcycling made a man out of me. "A responsible happy man."
How would you justify the inherent dangers and risk involved in long distance touring on motorcycles?
Everyday hundreds of people die by drowning in water or pass away in sleep, Does that mean one should refrain from drinking or using water or avoid sleep?
Motorcycling has risks but the responsible nature and thrill/ excitement it provides are worth the hazard.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable motorcycle tours?
1. Most memorable tour was when I took a journey of a lifetime covering 12000 kms on a motorcycle along with my cousin. We visited 24 states and met countless amazing experiences. All this in just 50 days.
2. Same companion same motorcycle. Jammu to Chandigarh, Mid December and cold was spine chilling. It even rained but the fun of ride made us go on.
As a motorcycle tourer, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
Yes The journey which we made across the country was basically to meet youth of different parts of the nation and gather their views on various social issues. This enabled us to understand the mindset of different people. We are planning to do more such rides and produce a documentary from it.
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycle touring in India?
Best thing is people are really helpful. They have us shelter at times. We were invited for food many times by people we met.
Worst thing... Cops. and roads at night.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
I feel I as if I am alive suddenly, as if I am in paradise. I feel the ride never ends. I feel like riding till my last breath.