i, THe biker
40 Year Old
No. of Years of riding motorcycles : 18,
Kilometers done (appox) : 3 lacs km
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
To me a motorcyclist means someone who is free like bird and loves his freedom. Someone, who wants to keep on moving, some one who do not wants to stop. Some one who will lend his hand to help others on the road and willing to go that extra mile to reach his destination. Some one who do not wants to live in cocoon, but wants to feel the air, while on the move.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
In spite of having a sedan(Car), I prefer coming to my office on my bike. It makes me feel young at heart, helps me to reach my destination faster and also helps me to feel grounded.
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?
One clear reason for riding too often on my bike, even when I wants to go for business meeting or riding to my office is that it takes less space on road, saves me lot of fuel and also for my country and hence creates less polution.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable ‘giving’ moments/events involving you as a motorcyclist?
Well, as such have lots of such moments in the past, but specially I remember was to travel from Delhi to Sagar MP in one single day and coming back to delhi the other day by night at a stretch.
Second, was when I traveled to Kala Amb( Himachal) by Bajaj Discover and that too double riding. I think that was insane on my part.
Given an opportunity and the necessary powers, what would be the 3 most vital things you would like to change about motorcycling in India?
The first thing, I would like to change is the image people carry in the mind about motorcylist.
Second thing I would like to change is the mindset of motorcyclist regarding safety while riding.
Third,I would like to give some tax incentive to people who earn well, but still ride motorcycles as they save space on road as well as fuel for the country.
What are the best and the worst things about being a giver to society/brotherhood as a motorcyclist in India?
The best thing is that it is creating a culture of brotherhood, irrespective of the religion or cast we belong to.
The worst thing about it is that in few cases due to any reason these brotherhoods have turned towards hooligans.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
Only few words. I feel free, young and always smiling.