Jagbeer Singh Anand
i, THe biker
22 Year Old
No. of Years of riding motorcycles : 4,
Kilometers done (appox) : 65,000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
For me Motorcycling is feeling Freedom. Revisiting Life after the hectic hours at office. Living it lavishly on the Weekends. Long Rides. Different Terrains and Destinations. Exploring the world through two eyes, on two wheels.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
Motorcycling induced Discipline in me which is one thing no person/ thing else could. It made me understand the value of Life and living it My Way. I feel the pleasure of the feeling I love the most when I'm on two wheels.
Life tested you severely and motorcycling helped you to fight back – tell us that story of courage and inspiration.
It was when I was an immature rider and met with a severe accident that put me in ICU for 15 days, 3 years ago. I was riding my Honda Activa at a speed more than 80 kmph and hit a pick-up van head-on. I didn't apply brakes brakes to stop, rather blown a lot of horn to make the pick-up driver move it out of my way.:P
I survived, but my family strictly refused to allow me to climb a bike ever again. The Royal Enfield that had been booked for my Birthday few days before the accident was cancelled, and the current bike was sold off.
After a lot of efforts put-in to convince my parents and collect money to get my Bike back, I finally bought a new Bajaj XCD 125 after 7 months from the day of the accident. And I have been riding cautiously and safely ever after.
And Trust me, its more fun to ride sensibly, then recklessly!:)
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable life events involving motorcycles?
Off-roading on a track least used and almost unknown to much people (in the hills of Jhalana, Jaipur), let it be bikers or common people of the area. The unknown track and anxiety of not knowing what the track will have for us in the next moment. It was amazing!
Second most memorable event with my motorcycle is the awareness rally for HIV/AIDS organised by Convoy Control Club, Airbourne Riders and SAAHAS in Jaipur with the city acknowledging more than 400 riders together for the first time, back in 2008. The rally witnessed the most unique, antique and exotic bikes ever.
As a motorcyclist, how have you contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
As a motorcyclist, I have always tried to be readily available for spreading awareness about ethical riding with safety measures. I have also been associated with the motorcycle clubs and groups in Jaipur and Delhi contributing to the Brotherhood and learning the new and intrinsic ways of motorcycling.
I also want to be an example for all the riders in India leading by example, promoting and spreading awareness about safe riding and specially making the use of proper riding gears as a necessity for all.
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
The best thing about Motorcycling in India is the thrill and excitement of different terrains and riding conditions. Good or Bad, brings fun and knowledge with it.
The worst thing about Motorcycling in India is the uneducated and negligent traffic. The poor traffic sense and its effects.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
I feel like a free bird when I ride, I feel freedom, I feel rejoiced, I feel motivated to learn and explore more, I feel I can accomplish my dream of travelling to various destinations of the world, on wheels. The feeling is amazing and nothing else has been able to make me feel the same.