His passion for biking remains unchallenged and uncompromised at the ripe old age of 66, after all he firmly believes in the adage “you don’t stop biking when you age but you start aging when you stop biking!”
Each rider has a special ride, a dream ride that gave him sleepless nights, a ride that he wanted to fulfill and to experience.
What is it exactly that makes a rider pursue biking as a passion? What makes a biker….well a biker? While for some people it’s a sense of adventure and for some it maybe the taste of freedom they experience or it may even be the joy people derive from travelling.
Adventurers are of different kinds, aren’t they? Most of us reading this article here have sometime or other experienced that adrenaline rush, which gives us the high that we crave for.
Gaurav Jani is also called Jani, GJ and Bhatku (which means wanderer in Hindi). He is a biker and is also passionate about travelling. Gaurav was initially involved in the fashion industry and quit it to pursue ‘film making’. He currently works for Dirt Track Productions as a director.
If you think that biking is a man’s sport then think again. With efficient bikers like Chithra Priya entering the scene, the sport is in for a change. Presently Chithra Priya is India’s only female saddle-sore. She has also been selected for MTV Chase Cyclone Initiative.
CS Santosh, who is 29 years of age and stands six feet tall, has already been bestowed with the title of ‘India’s Most Accomplished Off-Road Racer’ by many. This lad with his persistence, courage and determination has moulded himself perfectly in the sport of motocross.
Navroze Contractor has an eternal passion for biking. He started out in the 1970’s at a time when people in India were hardly sensitized about this hobby. He is now almost a legend in this field and many people have strived to follow his trail. Even now at sixty, his zeal for biking has not died out.
THE MULTIFACETED ADVENTURER
This 36 year old man has always been adventurous and risk taking. He is extremely passionate about biking, and involves himself in a variety of different activities too. He is trained in paragliding, and likes to take up such activities such as trekking and rock climbing.
Anand Bhalerao is someone who can be called a born rider. While kids grew up around conversations on careers, homework and studies, Anand’s memories of dinnertime conversations revolve around discussions on automobiles and motorbikes.