i, THe biker
22 Year Old
No. of Years of riding motorcycles : 2,
Kilometers done (appox) : 20000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
God gave us two legs, so its our responsibilty to ride to wheels not four.
Hehe Jokes apart.. cant explain with words but bieng a motorcyclist is a state of mind where you feel free and happy without any tension or worries.
Bieng responsible by learning and teaching fellow bikers and lending a helping hand to people in need.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
I was a lone child, my father expirted when i was small, I was very shy and little bit nervous kid. I didnt know how to ride a bike untill I completed graduation. My friend Prashant and my uncle taght me how to ride and it instilled a new sense of self confidence within me.. now I am confident take risks and love to roam and show off :p.. it was like 'hey, I learned to ride.. I am not afraid to do anything now'
Life tested you severely and motorcycling helped you to fight back – tell us that story of courage and inspiration.
I went to Hyderabad from Oune on my bike with my uncle on 26th Jan 2012. It was a morale boosting experince for me.
But, I met with an accident in Hyderabad on 25th Feb 2012, I suffered double fracture in my foot. and berfore recovering completly I suffered with jaundice in May 2012. I was not able ride my bike for approx 5-6 months. When I recovered completly I was afraid to ride again. I was depressed. But hten I decided that this time I'll go to Pune from Hyderabad alone on my bike. Now I am teaching 2 of my friends how to ride. I feel proud of myself.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life events involving motorcycles?
The first time I fell in love with motorcycles esp. RE Bullet is when my father took me and my mom to Mumbai from Pune. I was 3-4 years old. And once he took me to a near by hillock which didnt have any roads till the top. He just drove the Bullet like an offroad bike.
The second most memorable event is ofcourse my trip to Pune from Hyderabad alone. I clocked 127kmph near Baramati on NH 9. Though officially TVS says Apache goes only till 124kmph. Anyways this will be my most memorable trip. I am planning and would really like to immulate Dr. Ajit Harisinghani's trip from his book 'One life to Ride'
As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
First of all teaching to newbies basic road safety measures and precautions and reading road signs. Many of us dont know and even I dont know few of them.
I have not contributed to the society yet but I give lifts to elderly people and differently abled people whenever I see one.
To the brotherhood, I as teaching 2 of my friends how to ride so that they will join the brotherhood soon.
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
The best thing is our country has so much diversity in its landscape that we can ride a bike in Snowy mountains, green pastures, deserts windy ghats, beaches everywhere. wherever you go riding and India will never disappoint.
The worst thing is many of the indians dont know driving rules and measures. They give bribes and make thier driving licence. Then there are also potholes on roads, not all but many.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
Cant describe, but I can relate it to bieng in Heavan