i, THe biker
21 Year Old
No. of Years of track riding/racing : 1,
Track Racing events participated in : Kerala
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
That can mean many things. Definitely for visibility of other drivers, but also can mean there are police around, or they he's simply wanting to pass...
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
It's pretty simple, actually. I would never break up with someone with whom I did not share all the same interests. I have been wanting to break up with someone with whom I share hardly any. It's not an easy thing to do when you are comfortable in your relationship, and I got the kick in the butt that I needed.
How would you justify the inherent dangers and risk involved in track racing on motorcycles?
Motorcycle road racing is called the "Ballet of Motorsports." Go out to PIR for an OMRRA race weekend and you'll see why. It is a beautiful sport, emphasizing mechanical, physical and mental preparation, balance, control, smoothness, seemingly impossible lean angles, really high speeds, and the ability to use but not be overcome by the adrenalin which begins pumping when your racing class is called to the starting grid.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable track events?
While most of the country is slipping into winter, thousands descend upon sunny Daytona Beach, Florida in October for rallies, track events, and much more. Biketoberfest 2009 will be held October 15 to 18.
Usually held during the first week of March, Daytona Bike Week attracts nearly half a million bikers for events including races, concerts, and street festivals, culminating with the Daytona 200 races. The 2009 event is held from February 27 to March 8.
What has been the biggest highlight of your racing career so far?
I love that you can get on a trail and ride way out into the middle of nowhere in a relatively short period of time. You can get places cars can’t go, and places it would take days to hike to! It’s harder to space out and it’s mentally relaxing. Everything else seems to fall to the wayside and I can just be on the trail.
As a track racer, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
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What are the best and the worst things about motorcycle racing in India?
India is not the place where you will be "discovered" for your racing talents. In fact, I don't even know if there is a race track in India for you to hone your racing skills. The best thing you can do if you want to be a racer is to move to a country where they have an internationally known race track that holds major motorcycle races like MotoGP, World Superbike, or British Superbike. Train, train, and train to become the best of the best and you have chances of becoming a rider for a factory based and sponsored team.
The really good thing about doing these things is that not only will you realize your own dream, if you're good enough, you'll also put India on the map for future motorsport race development, thereby making it easier for Indians like you who dream of becoming a motorcycle racer.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
There is just nothing like it. It's the closest we ever get to flying, not like flying in an airplane but flying like Superman. It doesn't require great strength or even great skill, just a little bit of finesse and balance. Plus the power is a lot of fun, I mean just about any old motorcycle will out-accelerate all but the fastest cars.