Nitin Pal Singh
i, THe biker
27 Year Old
No. of Years : 6,
Kilometers done (appox) : 90000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
To be exploring new places, always ready to go. For me the best time spend is on the road.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
I have gained confidence in my life. Whenever in stress, biking is my stress buster.
How would you justify the inherent dangers and risk involved in long distance touring on motorcycles?
There are countless dangers, the local traffic, the stray animals, potholes on roads, many obstacles out there, but the pleasure it gives is worth risk-taking.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable motorcycle tours?
1. One Day Trip - Delhi to Kufri via Chail -
We covered approx 850 kms in 1 day. Started from Ashram, New Delhi in the morning, crossed Zirakpur around 9:30 AM and reached Chail by 12:30 PM. We took many stoppages to click the pics. Then we went to Kufri, had our lunch there and left by 3:30 PM. This time we took the Shimla route. We reached back by 11:30 PM in the night. more details can be found below:
2. Delhi-Tehri Dam Trip: This trip we took just one week before the calamity happened in Uttarakhand. We were 4 friends in 4 bikes. We started the journey on 7th June, 2013 in the night. We reached Dehradun in the morning. Since my hometown is Dehradun, we did not faced any issues while finding the accomodation to stay there. My cousin also joined in.
As a motorcycle tourer, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
I have been encouraging the new bikers to go for the proper gear before starting rides and many friends took my advice seriously since it really saves the riders.
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycle touring in India?
Best things are :
1. Different cultures of the places
2. Best sceneries
1. Road conditions not good
2. Stray animals on the road
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
I feel the control over my life, confidence level heightens, the world becomes small place. Sometimes I experience such beauty in nature that cannot even explained.