Mar 10, 2008

16 Why Do I Ride..??

Soul Searching the reason for "Riding" the Motorcycle..

  • Being one with nature

  • Like the feel of wind in my hair

  • Gives a sense of freedom

These are some of the esoteric cliches that I often hear when someone is quizzed "Why do you ride..??" To me, the above reasons actually sound more like..

  • Being one with nature..
    "Get Wet when it rains, Sweat when it's Hot & Freeze when it's Cold."


  • Like the feel of wind in my hair..
    "You are not wearing a Helmet."


  • Gives a sense of freedom..
    "From depending on Public Transport to get you places."

According to me, a few straight forward answers would actully be (in the "desi" context)

  • Can't afford a car right now


  • Ideal to commute from A-B


  • Tour/Visit/Experience new places


  • I think, I can make the Chicks/Girls look at me


  • Makes me feel "Definitely Male"/a "Hunk".


  • Gives that daily dose of Adrenaline Rush..!!

Honestly even I subscribe to a few of the above straight forward reasons. But somehow it still doesn't quite give me a strong explanation for my urge to get on the saddle. Maybe "If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand."(found here..)


But let me try to give at least one reason as to..

"Why do I ride..?"
Why Do I Ride a Motorcycle..??


"I Ride maybe because its the closest that I can come to experience flying.."





Now why do you ride..??







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16 Comments:

Gary said...

Hi Payeng,

My reason for ride is I always feel younger and happy. :D

Krishna said...

Hi Payeng....

well have been followng. u r blog for quite sometime now..
Thanx for the updates n tips u keep posting about from time to time..

THE REASON why i ride is....

I LOVE FLYING LOW...(Properly hooked & covered up Though...

srinidhi said...

Riding bikes give a inner sense of enjoyment that can't be explained,but can only be felt.However 'most' Indians use bike for their daily commutes.They have no time to enjoy simple pleasures like,taking their bikes for a long ride on weekends.For me riding bikes is a stress reliever and it's my passion too.

Anonymous said...

I think, I can make the Chicks/Girls look at me

you need some help dude!!

road-yo said...

I agree with Srinidhi here. My feelings exctly. Stress reliever, passion, mobility, freedom ........ all from a machine on 2 wheels :-)

Sajal Chakraborty said...

Payeng Dude!!! you have a valid question...............

Never thought of it as to why do I ride........ But I would say, I ride because I love riding. I enjoyed riding on my hitherto Super Splendor and also enjoy riding on my Pulsar..... No specific reason.

I love knowing my bike..... each and every bit of it. In past also, when I used to ride a bicycle, I enjoyed even that also...... It's just like being in love..... you might be having millions of reason as to why you love your lady, but you cannot pin point at a single one and say okay that's the reason why I love u!!!!

What Say?

Payeng said...

@Sajal,

True.. its like LOVE


@All,

thanks for your views

Sankoobaba said...

feeling of freedom....

vijay said...

well done payeng... u have a right answer!!
That was EXACTLY what came to my mind right after reading this Question... WHY DO I RIDE??
YES IT DOES GIVE U A SENCE OF FEELING AS IF U ARE FLYING.. N I THINK DEFINATELY RIDING ITSELF IS THE SECOND MOST PLEASURABLE ACTIVITY(i hope u guys have guessed the FIRST one!!!)
he he he....

Praveen T said...

http://carlaking.typepad.com/weblog/2008/01/do-think-about.html

Check that out!! It resonates with me a lot. I cannot explain why I ride but, I just ride. I soak in rains indeed I wait for them. I burn under the sun. But, still somehow I love to do it.

Praveen

Yogesh Sarkar said...

Actually that is an answer that I would expect from a commuter, not from some one running a motorcycle blog.

Personally I like to ride a motorcycle, because I like to ride a motorcycle, for me it’s as simple as it gets!

Saurabh said...

The only answer from me that why do i ride is only
I want to feel my bike.Its heart,its energetic sound,its tomatched power,awesome looks and my aspects which cant be ended in writings.


In some words-"Making my bike a part of my Body."
From"My bike is because of me. To "I m because of my bike."

Praveen T said...

http://carlaking.typepad.com/weblog/2008/01/do-think-about.html

Check that out!! It resonates with me a lot. I cannot explain why I ride but, I just ride. I soak in rains indeed I wait for them. I burn under the sun. But, still somehow I love to do it.

Praveen

Payeng said...

@Sajal,

True.. its like LOVE


@All,

thanks for your views

softwareprabhu said...

Hi Payeng,

i have been reading your blog from 9:00AM. almost spend six hours. i missed your post after you said that your are temporarily stop posting for some personal reason. you think the way i think. but i'm not as creative as you. i just love your thoughts and writings. and the recent one 'Changing attitude of the Indi...' is excellent.

i know how hard it is to balance between social life and self enthusiasm, between personal to-do and blogging. it takes 15-20mins to just post a comment(for me). i'll pray to god that one day your wife will fall in love with motorcycles.

by the way 'Why do you ride?'.

may be you will get some answers in astrology. there is some science that is already proved about personal traits.

i think you are one of the following zodiac air sign.
1.Gemini
2.Libra
3.Aquarius

i love to ride then drive, because i'm a gemini man or naturally what a zodiac air sign wish to do and have keen interest in it.

'Ask me any question' is not working. captcha image is not displayed there. so that i posted here. you may delete this comment is you wish. just interested to know your zodiac sign thats all.

... I go forward reading the missed posts.

thanks.

Debadatta Biswal said...

Because I have lost my Heart & Soul to Motorcycles.....

And I ride to Feel my Heartbeat & Sooth my Soul.....

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