My Reason to Ride…..

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The above picture shows the reason why I like to ride. The Brotherhood of bikers,  My friends, my Brothers, who ride with me, make each of our rides a memorable one.

The reasons , superficially are many, get away from the daily office routine , fulfill your passion of photography and seeing new places, my wife likes to travel so that she can get away from cleaning and cooking ( like many other better halves also do, I am sure) .

I ride with the Bisons Ride Hard Motorcycle club. We are a relatively new biking club, around 60 in number and bonded by one common thread, our passion to ride the Bullet.  When together, distances seem small, punishing temperatures, non-existing roads, idiotic people and stray animals crossing the roads, seem so much more easy to handle.

Before you jump to any conclusions, we are a very sane set of people , not the archetypal biker boys( and gals). Our group has the most interesting set of people that I pride in calling brothers.

There is our chosen leader of the pack – Paaji, Gen singh, who is a self-proclaimed truck driver, whose life revolves around 2 things – riding and drinking tea. This gentleman consumes buckets of tea at every pit-stop that we take and rides for distances that gives the rest of us a real pain in the a** . After 3 – 4 rides, most of us have the Gluteus Maximus that would put body builders to shame.

There is Signals – the communication wizard in the team, who refuses to get photographed without his helmet, because he believes none of us can capture his inner beauty. Signals, is always on a protein diet. I almost feel for the restaurateur or in our case the dhaba wala who serves food to us. The entire Non vegetarian food on the menu is finished by this gentleman in one sitting.

There is Kauwla – named so because he is the youngest in the group. The Josh machine loves being photographed and has a different pose for each click that we try of him. There is not a single one with a straight face.

There is Tawa masala – Captain, who gets his name because he is always in a hurry , like he is sitting on a tawa.. by the time we park the bikes in our nightly pit stop, tawa masala has already run out, checked the rooms, the food available, the nearest atm, the petrol station and what not.

There is Yeda anna – probably the most colorful one in the group, whose life revolves around – “The humble vada pav”.  He has drawn maps for people asking for directions , with waypoints as vada pav stalls.  A connoisseur of this maharashtrian snack, Anna, even coaxes chefs who don’t have the vada pav in their menu to make it specially for him..

There are many many more such characters in the group and when we get together, and ride together, that’s what makes it so much fun to do.

That is my reason to ride….

For many such stories, and to talk to other bikers, what better way than to link up at www.facebook.com/CastrolBiking

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6 thoughts on “My Reason to Ride…..

  1. Mihir.Chheda

    the above reasons mentioned by deelu dada – deelux…are absolutely true word to word..me being new in the family have experienced the same till date..there’s only one thing i can say…. when all the above reasons to ride come together..it only concludes to one and only “BISONS RIDE HARD” …we as people have n number of friends, relatives, colleagues, etc. but when you come down to meeting and traveling , riding, exploring, living, learning and making love with the highways with such passionate and adventurous gems..it gets out the hidden beast within you..which will make you feel nothing else but totally different from the existing world that your living in….as its said some feeling cannot be explained in words…you have to be a part of it…i feel the same…and i feel honored to ride with such men on their bulls…when if the day comes where i will be honored with the bison colors..i wont introduce myself as a bikes instead it would be BISON ………………..

    Ride hard,
    Mihir

  2. Ghumakkar Punit

    Great that you move your blog to WordPress, I wasn’t able to comment on your earlier hosting :/

    Well, Group riding has its own charm….you mostly Just ride when are alone, in a Group you Live the Ride! 🙂

  3. Great that you move your blog to WordPress, I wasn’t able to comment on your earlier hosting :/

    Well, Group riding has its own charm….you mostly Just ride when are alone, in a Group you Live the Ride! 🙂

  4. chsuresh63

    In most things in life it is people who make for the fun..biking can be zen to some people, camaraderie for others…you have expressed very well the latter

  5. Anaa

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