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Shashank Khobragade

i, THe biker
28 Year Old

Currently Riding

Hero-Honda-Karizma-R

Past Owned

Hero-Honda-Karizma-R

Riding Experience

No. of Years : 13,
Kilometers done (appox) : 150000

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For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?

Being a motorcyclist for me is to connect myself to the world and get as close as I can get to people. It is a path of my transition from a state of chaos into nirvana. Being a motorcyclist is an opportunity for me to explore and decipher the intricacies of this nature, to learn and unlearn the mysteries of various cultures and its people. In short, being a motorcyclist is a way of life for me.

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How has motorcycling changed you and your life?

Motorcycling has had a strong impact on my life. I consider motorcycling as analogous to life itself. It has taught me to appreciate our nature and people and all those little things in the world that I would have otherwise just ignored. The other important lesson that motorcycling has taught me is that however adverse or challenging a situation in life might be, if I show enough perseverance and determination I would definitely overcome it.

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How would you justify the inherent dangers and risk involved in long distance touring on motorcycles?

It's a risky world out there! Whatever a person does in his life involves risks of its own kind and so does long motorcycle journeys. But in the end, one is willing to take risks for something if it gives him enough satisfaction and pleasure, and I think a long motorcycle tour is one of such kind. The risks can nevertheless be minimized by proper maintenance of one's motorcycle, by taking enough breaks during a long journey and sticking to a disciplined way of riding, for example by just adopting to proper riding gear.

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Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable motorcycle tours?

1. My best riding experience has to be my first ride to Ladakh in June-July 2011, firstly because of the magnitude of the ride starting from Mumbai to Nagpur and then Delhi-Shimla-Manali-Leh-Srinagar-Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai, a ride which lasted for 6000 km (approximately). It has given me enormous amount of confidence in life to achieve anything that I undertake.

2. I would rate my second ride to Ladakh in June-July 2012 as my second most memorable tour as it was the first time I had organized a motorcycle tour and it gave me enough lessons in understanding perspectives of different people (10 including me) on what he experiences while riding into the unknown.

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As a motorcycle tourer, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?

Till date, my safe riding is the one thing I have contributed to the society. I have always made sure that I don't cause any hindrance to the already chaotic city traffic and promote the same to my friends.
I am planning to undertake a 20000 km motorcycle ride throughout India in September-October 2014 and propagate sustainable living to the society.

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What are the best and the worst things about motorcycle touring in India?

The best thing about motorcycling touring in India is the warm welcome a motorcyclist gets across India. A motorcyclist is treated like a celebrity and people are eager to engage in a conversation with you. The hospitable treatment that a motorcyclist gets along his road is incomparable.
The worst thing I would say is the disdainful treatment a motorcyclist gets by the car and truck drivers, especially along a narrow two-lane road. Most of the times a motorcyclist has to allow the oncoming vehicle to pass.

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Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?

When I ride I feel tranquil and at peace with life and myself

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Riding Experience as a Power Biker


No. of Years : 13

    

Kilometers done (appox) : 150000

bike-image

For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?

Being a motorcyclist for me is to connect myself to the world and get as close as I can get to people. It is a path of my transition from a state of chaos into nirvana. Being a motorcyclist is an opportunity for me to explore and decipher the intricacies of this nature, to learn and unlearn the mysteries of various cultures and its people. In short, being a motorcyclist is a way of life for me.

  • View Image

bike-image

How has motorcycling changed you and your life?

Motorcycling has had a strong impact on my life. I consider motorcycling as analogous to life itself. It has taught me to appreciate our nature and people and all those little things in the world that I would have otherwise just ignored. The other important lesson that motorcycling has taught me is that however adverse or challenging a situation in life might be, if I show enough perseverance and determination I would definitely overcome it.

  • View Image

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How would you justify the inherent dangers and risk involved in riding on motorcycles?

It's a risky world out there! Whatever a person does in his life involves risks of its own kind and so does long motorcycle journeys. But in the end, one is willing to take risks for something if it gives him enough satisfaction and pleasure, and I think a long motorcycle tour is one of such kind. The risks can nevertheless be minimized by proper maintenance of one's motorcycle, by taking enough breaks during a long journey and sticking to a disciplined way of riding, for example by just adopting to proper riding gear.

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Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life-incidents involving you as a motorcyclist?

1. My best riding experience has to be my first ride to Ladakh in June-July 2011, firstly because of the magnitude of the ride starting from Mumbai to Nagpur and then Delhi-Shimla-Manali-Leh-Srinagar-Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai, a ride which lasted for 6000 km (approximately). It has given me enormous amount of confidence in life to achieve anything that I undertake.

2. I would rate my second ride to Ladakh in June-July 2012 as my second most memorable tour as it was the first time I had organized a motorcycle tour and it gave me enough lessons in understanding perspectives of different people (10 including me) on what he experiences while riding into the unknown.

  • View Image

  • small-4

    View Video

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As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?

Till date, my safe riding is the one thing I have contributed to the society. I have always made sure that I don't cause any hindrance to the already chaotic city traffic and promote the same to my friends.
I am planning to undertake a 20000 km motorcycle ride throughout India in September-October 2014 and propagate sustainable living to the society.

  • View Image

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What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?

The best thing about motorcycling touring in India is the warm welcome a motorcyclist gets across India. A motorcyclist is treated like a celebrity and people are eager to engage in a conversation with you. The hospitable treatment that a motorcyclist gets along his road is incomparable.
The worst thing I would say is the disdainful treatment a motorcyclist gets by the car and truck drivers, especially along a narrow two-lane road. Most of the times a motorcyclist has to allow the oncoming vehicle to pass.

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