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The Good Road
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Sunny Old Fox Sunil Gupta
xBlogs - a place where motorcyclists from around India are invited to pen down their personal opinions and advice. Authorship is by invitation only. However, if you know a petrolhead who can write and share knowledge, do let us know here.

Growing Older

December 12, 2012

Growing Older Over two and a half decades of riding and the motorcycle still excites this old man. Back when I first started out on my moped, two wheels were either a necessity by way of financial limitations or a crazy attraction. Sanity and passion were never considered bed-fellows, not even strange bed-fellows at...

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Up, Up, and Away…

December 11, 2012

What to do now? Who should we blame for this? What is the alternative? Was it really necessary? Where will it stop? Will it ever stop at all? I am sure these were the questions that occupied a better part of your mind just...

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Flashback…

December 11, 2012

Hello folks. A whole lot has happened since I last talked to you through this column, not just in my personal life as a motorcyclist but also in the motorcycle scene of India in general over the last 2-3 months. The first and the...

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“E” is the right choice, baby!

December 11, 2012

Yes, I know, the title sort of gives it away that I want to discuss something about electric vehicles. Why? I may sound like a moron dreaming about battery powered motorcycles dominating Indian roads when our market is just opening up to the exotics...

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Motorcycling Heals…

December 11, 2012

A few months back, on May 13, 2011, I celebrated the sixth anniversary of a day that had most significant impact on my life; I can easily say that it was a day that literally changed the direction of my life. Six years ago,...

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The Cursed Nation…

December 11, 2012

A few days ago, I was reading the article “Around the World in 1971” that appeared in the previous issue of our magazine. This was about a bunch of guys who toured around the world in that B&W era on their Royal Enfields, at...

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Getting Ready for the Long Haul…

December 11, 2012

To begin with, let me thank you for all showing faith in me and stopping here to read a few random thoughts of a fellow motorcyclist. This is for the first time that I am going to write for something different, a magazine, which...

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Road Rage

December 11, 2012

Imagine the first thing you read in the morning newspaper is about a bus driver being stoned to death in Delhi in a bizarre case of road rage, just because he allegedly did not let a Toyota Qualis overtake him. When the bus stopped...

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Choices…

December 10, 2012

Its win-lose time these days. Almost all the time. And the stakes are always high, getting higher in fact, in the mind at least. The prime-mover being the urge for ‘exclusivity ’….being ‘different’. Either I am exclusive enough to be noted and admired by...

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The Big and the Small of Motorcycling

December 10, 2012

Motorcycling is as much about hundreds of miles as it is about thousandths of an inch. In fact, all who ride hundreds of miles do so because inside the motorcycle, certain vital ‘distances’ stay within a few thousandths of an inch. Change them even...

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The 2-wheeled Pilgrims

December 10, 2012

You see them riding up-hill or down, the bikes loaded like they were shifting house, precious petrol sloshing inside organized plastic jerrycans or improvised mineral water bottles, bandanas or pony-tails flowing and flying pointing out the dusty wake of their steeds. They ride solo,...

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IMHO – In My Humble Opinion

December 10, 2012

In my humble opinion. Humble – huh! Or more appropriately – huh? Actually more like – duh? The humility has been tossed overboard in the storm- thrashed waters long before it could even apologetically ‘cough’ its presence. Why, even the dictionaries define it in...

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Do it Yourself

December 10, 2012 (one comment)

At 44, I am supposedly an old timer as a motorcyclist. No, it’s not the age or the fact that few continue riding at this age. It probably has to do with the fact that my riding spans two separate eras of motorcycling in...

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The Rider

December 10, 2012

Years ago, I used to wonder what riding a bike would feel like. Now I know. It feels just as natural as walking. Put on your boots, gloves and the crash helmet. Twist the key in the ignition switch, start the bike and feel...

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Another GIR!….Hmmmm

December 10, 2012

So we hit the road again for another edition of the GIR. And this one is ‘grand’ if not ‘great’. But why go around the country again….actually all over again and what’s so grand about it eh? It’s a game of perspectives, of passion,...

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