It is the greatest feeling in the world, sitting astride a bike and throttling your way through streets and their corners, feeling the wind in your face…some things about riding motorcycles are hard to explain to the uninitiated. It is not just a method of transportation, and it is not about being a rebel. It is just about experiencing a landscape–be it the wilderness, villages or sublime highways–and being in the moment.
When you hit the road, the destination becomes just an excuse to ride. It is the stories that happen along the way that make riders undertake this almost spiritual experience. Leave civilisation behind, with just a few essentials strapped on your motorcycle. Ride across Ladakh. Cruise the Konkan Coast. Explore forests in South East Asia. Feel the space in the African Savanna.
If these words speak to you, but you don’t know how to even begin, here is a list of your go-to people.