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  • [Hard Torque]: Biker by choice?

    Read this on the Hard Torque blog

  • #2
    that was really good and i totally agree on that.
    " if WRONG is a T-shirt ; then wearing it inside out doesn't make it RIGHT "

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    • #3
      People have come to xBhp, hung around for a few years and then they have moved on. People who have been armchair bikers, ardent contributors to the site, who have done pioneering work like setting up a biker glossary (unfortunately before the crash) and today rarely EVER visit the site for reasons personal or otherwise. I do not want to take names for obvious reasons. Some of them have become bikers, better ones, others have simply moved on to another mode as aptly pointed out by Sri. Similar evolution may or may not happen to me, you or anybody. Nobody knows what tomorrow may bring. Once a biker, always a biker they say. This is very true the way Sksy describes "Biking". As of now, let us celebrate the spirit of Biking the way you see it, I see it, with varying perspectives. Thanks Sri, for bringing up the article with your ideas. It will make a lot of sense to a lot of people. It will make less sense to some others. But as long as we are in the flow, let us enjoy the wind in the face.
      The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


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      • #4
        A humble query...

        All things said by SKSy_Biker and Ken are very true. But, if someone, who is really a 'biker', a 'wanderlust', and cannot pursue his/her dreams due to social or financial bondages and restrictions, would it be wrong for the person to proclaim herself/himself as a "Biker"???
        To conquer fear, you must become fear!

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        • #5
          Wow !! this is a MUST READ article for every biker, who really means what he says .. definately worth the effort spent in highlighting the spirit of biking !! come wat may, never say die biking attititude
          -- kri$ --

          Back to biking... Pulsar 200NS, My RedBull !!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 'Santa View Post
            All things said by SKSy_Biker and Ken are very true. But, if someone, who is really a 'biker', a 'wanderlust', and cannot pursue his/her dreams due to social or financial bondages and restrictions, would it be wrong for the person to proclaim herself/himself as a "Biker"???
            I guess the first "requisite" for being a biker is riding a bike. The rest follows from the heart.
            The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


            BMW Motorrad Days 2011

            Xbhp's Indo-French Kashmir-Ladakh Tour

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            • #7
              To me, calling myself a biker,the first thing that is necessary is respecting the other bikers around.
              Doing rides without a reason/destination is the best part of Biker by Choice.

              Santa
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              Last edited by santoosh; 08-25-2011, 06:58 AM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by ken cool View Post
                I guess the first "requisite" for being a biker is riding a bike. The rest follows from the heart.

                So you mean everyone who rides a bike is a 'Biker' ?????
                To conquer fear, you must become fear!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 'Santa View Post
                  So you mean everyone who rides a bike is a 'Biker' ?????
                  No!

                  I said the minimum prerequisite to be a biker starts by riding a bike. You cannot be a biker by just driving a helicopter and no bikes.
                  The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


                  BMW Motorrad Days 2011

                  Xbhp's Indo-French Kashmir-Ladakh Tour

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                  • #10
                    Biker?

                    I would rather use the word(s) "motorcyclist" or "motorcycle enthusiast" than the word "biker"
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                    • #11
                      The meaning of word 'passion' can never be told. One can at the best be hinted. But without an experience no one will ever know what 'passion' acctually means.

                      I can tell you the symptoms though. When you hear of 'something' you are passionate about your senses get a high. Passion drives you to be inquisitive and forces you to see more of 'that thing'. When you meet a bunch of people passionate about the 'same thing', the bonding is like quick fire. Once you have felt the passion, it leaves a mark in your memory. Even if you have parted from that 'thing' for a breif while, nostalgia or certain events will remind of that mark.

                      People who are/were bikers by choice, in my opinion, would have seen 'bike/motorcycle' in place of 'thing' in the above paragraph.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ken cool View Post
                        No!

                        I said the minimum prerequisite to be a biker starts by riding a bike. You cannot be a biker by just driving a helicopter and no bikes.


                        Cool Ken!!!!!.........

                        To conquer fear, you must become fear!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by niks_devil666 View Post
                          I would rather use the word(s) "motorcyclist" or "motorcycle enthusiast" than the word "biker"
                          exactly ....!

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                          • #14
                            seems my words came out of someone else's mouth....i just cant agree more with this. 200% true. Hats off bro
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SKSy_Biker View Post
                              Set me into introspection mode bro
                              Two spills, some blood on the road, bits of fairing.. Both me and my Uni are still going strong..!!

                              Originally posted by ken cool View Post
                              People have come to xBhp, hung around for a few years and then they have moved on. People who have been armchair bikers, ardent contributors to the site, who have done pioneering work like setting up a biker glossary (unfortunately before the crash) and today rarely EVER visit the site for reasons personal or otherwise. I do not want to take names for obvious reasons. Some of them have become bikers, better ones, others have simply moved on to another mode as aptly pointed out by Sri. Similar evolution may or may not happen to me, you or anybody. Nobody knows what tomorrow may bring. Once a biker, always a biker they say. This is very true the way Sksy describes "Biking". As of now, let us celebrate the spirit of Biking the way you see it, I see it, with varying perspectives. Thanks Sri, for bringing up the article with your ideas. It will make a lot of sense to a lot of people. It will make less sense to some others. But as long as we are in the flow, let us enjoy the wind in the face.
                              Its nearly impossible not to agree with you ken da
                              Last edited by MavericK46; 11-01-2008, 12:13 AM.
                              I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.

                              -Homer J Simpson

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