i, THe biker
21 Year Old
No. of Years of riding motorcycles : 10,
Kilometers done (appox) : 10000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
Traveling by motorcycle is a unique and peculiar thing that is understood by few except those know of it first-hand. The independence and freedom of the open road is something that is lost when traveling by car. You are intimately connected with your surroundings. You see a wider range of sights uninhibited by the cage of a car, a vivid array of scents pass into and out of your helmet, the subtle texture of the road is felt through your grip on the bars and you sense tiny temperature changes on the back of your neck. This is what riding is all about.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
Riding. Riding just IS, it’s not euphoric. It’s not work, it’s not fun. It just is, and it’s great. I’m on the edge…I’ve finally started realizing this, but when I’m riding, something is happening in my mind that hasn’t happened before. I think it’s just being in the moment. Thoughts come into my mind and they go out. I don’t really have a thought, then go onto another, into infinity. My shoulders don’t hurt anymore, and it’s because I’m not speeding through, I’m just taking it all in. Every revolution of the wheel gets me closer to the next place down the road. Revolving wheels; it’s mesmerizing and it puts me in a really good place. It’s something I always want to come back to.
Life tested you severely and motorcycling helped you to fight back – tell us that story of courage and inspiration.
Many a times in our life we need a break from whatever we are doing and motorcycling once showed me a new way to look towards life.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life events involving motorcycles?
From my childhood its my hobby to held old age people walking down the road asking for lift.. Twice in my life i have saved two people by taking them to hospital when there was no chance for ambulance to come.
As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
You never know what is to come so in any case of emergency il b happy to sacrifise anything for my family and society.
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
Roads are the worst, people in India dont wear helmet. Good thing i would say "I AM THE BEST THING THAT INDIAN MOTORCYCLING CAN EVER HAVE" :)
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
I have been calling myself a motorcyclist since I began riding. If anyone makes the mistake of calling me a biker, I immediately correct them. I have been asked before what the difference is, and it is a bit hard to put into words. It is more of an image I have in my mind.