Thursday, August 09, 2007

Fun on Two Wheels

I’m hovering on cloud nine these days coz I just bought me very own motorcycle. Yipikayea…

It’s a dream come true coz I’ve been a bike nut since I was a kid. I think it started after watching the TV series "Renegade" with Lorenzo Lamas, if anybody remembers that. Watched it mostly because of the bike I think (and the cute chick of course :D). It gave my first introduction to the world of the Harley’s. Well mine ain’t a Harley, but its as close as I can get :D.

There’s something wild and exiting about riding a two wheeler, unlike four wheelers. I really can’t explain what it is, so don’t ask me to. It could be the added element of danger and risk factor. There are only a few pieces of metal and rubber between you and the hard top of the road. An angry wild beast is under your control and you have to make it do what you want. The power and the speed is enough to get your adrenalin rush. There’s nothing like it. You feel you’re more tuned in with the road and the environment. I guess it’s because you have to have a higher level of concentration and be more alert while riding. Unlike a four wheeler, one false move and you’ll be kissing the tarmac. The worse case would be you’ll be singing with the Devils (or the Angels, depending on which side you root for).

Cities aren’t the best place to get the best out of your beast. Too much bloody traffic. You have to get it to a nice open stretch of road and then you can really fly. Unleash the full force and get the max out of it.

Small confession to make though, I maybe a bike nut, but I know jack shit about the mechanical stuff. It’s the riding part that gets to me. In hopes changing this, I’m slowly doing some research and reading up on the mechanical stuff. Hopefully will become and expert in the (very )distant future :D.

I don’t know how long I will be able to do all this, looking at the way petrol prices are going up. I’d be less than broke pretty soon, but till then I’m going to cruise the badlands, with the wind on my face and not a care in the world…


Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.
-Author Unknown

Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.
-Author Unknown

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.
-Author Unknown

It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.
-Author Unknown


pissu perera said...

the only 2 wheeler i've handled myself is my old BMX..

"There are only a few pieces of metal and rubber between you and the hard top of the road."
i found that out the hard way, even on the rather sad excuse of a beast of my BMX..all the scars on my knees (and i've quite a few) are due to me landing on all fours after trying to do some stupid stunt on the bike..:D

as for lorenzo lamas..WOW!! though i've lost a lot of respect for him since i spotted him in the bold and the beautiful...*%&$

n said...

hehe...Renegade and Lorenzo Lamas...who can forget that series on MTV!!:)...and yes that chick was very hot...especially when I was 15/16!

Congrats on the purchase! Don't bikes have pretty good mileage? Also what is it?

Lady divine said...

I've never gotten onto s bike.. Used to cycle on a BMX every evening when I was a kid.. and that's abt it with 2 wheels..:-)

but I do know people who're crazy abt bikes and U just made ur way into that list..:-D

I don't know much abt mechanical stuff either... but i drive my mum's van all the time.. Used to have a civic before that.. so when something goes wrong, I also go to the garage and I learn stuff... it's always safer that way..

after years and years of driving, my mum's gotten really good with mechanical stuff.. in terms of understanding problems and figuring them out.. and I'd say she actually rocks! :-)

Azrael said...

Pissu - Fun times eh? ;)

Lorenzo Lamas was in B&B...god is he that jobless???

n - Yep bikes do have a good mileage and it's a Bajaj Avenger (as pictured)

Lady Divine - as they say practice makes perfect :D

Lady divine said...

I forgot to say 'Congrats'...:-)

Darwin said...

One of my shameful secrets is not being able to ride a bicycle. Yes really. So a motorbike would be a very daunting prospect for me. But hey, congrats!