The Ride

Disclaimer: Dead? Not yet!


Riding – It’s not about the motorcycle you ride or the gear you wear or the chicks who stare at you. Anyone who has few bucks can buy a motorcycle, ride for few days, look cool with it and then park it in a garage for the rest of its life. But it’s not what you ride that you ride. It’s not how fast you go, it’s about enjoying the ride. It’s not when you started riding but continue to ride each day. Riding! It’s a way of life.

I am not a biker. People generally get confused between bikers and riders. Bikers are the ones who know anything and everything about Bikes or Motorcycles. They live and breathe motorcycles. I am a rider. We are a lazy bunch of people, who don’t wanna move their ass. We don’t know much about the mechanics of the motorcycle, we don’t have to. We are meant to ride and not to fix the ride. We hate to see our motorcycles parked and love it when we feel her between our legs. We are Riders.

From my early childhood days, I was attracted towards anything with wheels (maybe, that explains why I like curvy women). It started with buses, went to cars and then to motorcycles; and I was damned. My dad had a motorcycle and he didn’t want me to touch it until I was 18. But one day when my parents had gone out, the motorcycle smiled at me; I stole it and started riding. And I have been riding ever since. When I got my first job, the only thing on my mind was to get my dream motorcycle. I worked my ass off to buy my Royal Enfield, Bullet. It took me 3 years but finally I earned it. When I rode her for the first time, I felt her in my bones. The thump, it felt like GOD. And man, I have fallen in love with her; not “it”; she has a persona, character, and feelings; she is not perfect but she has never ditched me. I care for her more than I would ever care for my girlfriend. At times, I talk to her too (Hang on, I am not losing it) She is my baby, my sweetheart (okay, now I am out of my mind). She always gets what she wants without compromising on quality. Never ever ask me for a test ride and don’t touch my motorcycle. For you, it’s just another motorcycle but not for me. If you get a chance to ride her that means I trust you with my life.

I have made tons of memories with her in the past few years which I would take to my grave and beyond. If ever comes a day that I go bankrupt, she would still be there in my garage to the best of her condition. She is going to be there beside me forever. Even if someone offers me all the fortune of this world, she can never be replaced. It’s difficult for me to explain and it’s hard for you to understand the relationship which I have with her; it’s kinda complicated.

Why I ride? Because a twist of my wrist can take me to any part of this world. I feel alive to my core, it kick starts my heart. It brings me peace; it does the same what meditation does to yogis. I enjoy that sense of freedom, the wind in my face, the thump of the silencer; and its fun. At the end of the day, if you are not having fun then what the heck are you doing! And life is all about enjoying doing what you are doing. I was born to ride. I can’t imagine a day well spent without riding. And I would ride anywhere, anytime, where my motorcycle takes me. Yeah, she takes me places; it’s not the other way round. I know, it may not make sense to you.

Anyway, yesterday, I completed my dream ride of 38 days, covering 14 states, putting 12,000 kilometers under my belt. I also rode the highest motorable road on earth during my ride and I should say, I have fallen in love with my country. It’s beautiful and I believe there is no other country as beautiful as India. If my words are not good enough to convince you, check it out and find for yourself click here. I hope you like the snaps. And I would also be sharing my experience in the subsequent posts. So stay tuned and ride safe, there is so much to see in life that one should not waste it by making silly mistakes.

Read more – India: Ocean to Mountains


P.S. I am still pursuing patterns of randomness, the website has not been changed to a travelogue 😛

79 thoughts on “The Ride

  1. This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep a reader
    amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my
    own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job.
    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you
    presented it. Too cool!

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  2. Wow! What an awesome ride! Congratulations! Everyone needs something in their life which gives them those feelings!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following!

    Peace, Tamara

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  3. Hello..thanks you for following the AVON LADY..your post about “the ride” was amazing..I’m a scary cat and need doors around me but as you say we have different people that feel different ways.. I look forward to reading more,enjoy your riding and I’ll see you on the flip side.

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  4. Sounds like an amazing road trip! I came off a motorbike on holiday in Greece when I was only 19 and haven’t been on one since but I can understand how exciting it must be. Thanks for following my blog and I’m looking forward to sharing ‘randomness’!! xx

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  5. Hi JD, thanks for following my blog. I will be following yours now. I haven’t had the chance to read much of it yet, but it looks like it is full of interesting topics and adventures, and I am sure other treasures.The photos are really nice to, makes me feel like I am there, thanks for taking me places I couldn’t go to. I look forward to reading more of your work. I have some catching up to do. Nice to meet you.

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  6. Love the way you have personified your bike! I never thought someone would adore their bike so much. You proved me wrong! 🙂 your passion for travel is inspiring… Wish you have many more adventures! Your blog is witty & inspiring…

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  7. Bikes are bikes. You can’t replace the feel of a bike, that too a Bullet, with anything else. Congratulations on your trip. Hopefully it’ll inspire n motivate others too.

    Looking forward to reading more from you. 😊

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      1. Whoa…. It actually went!!
        You see, I was not able to post comments for a while and I was way too depressed…
        And your reply made very happy! Thanks a million!!
        And, that’s okay… All the comments to MY blog go to Spam and I have no clue why!! 😀 So, I make it a point to check Spam too. 🙂

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      2. And, anyhow, it was not all that late… I posted it just yesterday…. right?
        See, I don’t remember things that happened just a few hours/days ago…. *frowns in frustration*

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  8. And I thought you were a biker!!! 12, 00 kilometers.. wow… you are serious competition to the Indian railways 😛 kudos to the lovely black magik ❤
    By the way, isn't a post on travel one of the patterns of randomness? 😉

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      1. Yeah, is ur unicorn the new chitty chitty bang bang? In that movie, it’s the car that can fly, turn into a boat and all such stuff. Can she do it?

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  9. I always loved motorcycles but until I was married did I ever actually get one. Now I can’t wait till the next time we get back on it. Sounds like you had an amazing time on your ride 🙂

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  10. Yeeeey ……..the boy is still alive ….missed your HUZZAH!!! whizzing round the cyber world ….but perhaps it IS more healthy to get out there and get some fresh air ….bikes eh? ….once went out with a ‘biker’ ….it was just a one ‘date’ …. well … couldn’t even call it THAT:D:D …. melted my baseball boots on the exhaust where I had rested my feet instead of the footrests ….not happy ….me about my boots ….him about the bike ……it all ended there :D:D:D

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      1. our moto rallye was here this past weekend with bout 25.000 bikers…is quite a yearly adventure here in da 4 corners usa…have a catagory at my blogwerld all bout motocyclin also…can’t get enuff of it..on road an why i prefer the enduros to my customs etc etc..anyway though biking is such a blast can’t get enuff of it…again keep on keepin on an be safe! Q i am all broken up also frum many bike crashes over the years!…not fun! but was fun lol.oh well….

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