Untold Relationship Between A Motorcycle And Its Owner
“A thing of beauty is a Joy forever.”
John Keats phrased this line so very perfectly in his poem that you can not help but agree with him. Beauty lies in everything that surrounds us, but you fall in love with that one thing only when you strike a chord with it. There are 2 ways to add that one thing to your ‘possessions’: either let someone else get it for you or get it yourself. It is very easy to ask someone to get you the thing you have been craving for; just demand it and they will get it for you. But getting it yourself is a whole different experience; something nothing less than magical. You work day and night, compromise your sleep and put in some extra hours for a little more money and then get that beauty for yourself. This ‘Craving’ varies from person to person, depending on the passion that they have… For a guitarist, it is his guitar. For a Photographer, it’s his DSLR camera.Same is the case with every biker out there who has bought his bike, his love, on his own. And they can not be any more proud of this achievement.
There is no denying the fact that buying something from your hard earned money is something that fills you with PRIDE. Every biker treats his bike with utmost care. It is not just “something” to flaunt, it is something that is connected to their hearts. For them, a scratch on the bike is a scratch on the heart. I know a guy who couldn’t sleep for a day or two because someone had scratched his bike. And the other time when he got into an accident, all he cared about was the damage that had been done to his bike and not about his own wounds. They find their escape from all the bad things happening at the time by going on a ride. Because when they ride their bike, their souls are naked. No masks, no pasted smiles. Just them, 100%. They feel who they truly are; someone who is a complete different version of what other people see. They feel most connected to themselves when they are on their bike, exploring places. There’s a sense of comfort when they go around on THEIR bike. And well, most them have a name for their bike. Because ,why not? And guess what is the most painful act for them? It’s when they have to give up their love, their bike, that they had literally nurtured all this while. Many of them don’t feel the pain at the very instant. But when it’s gone, they realise what they had given up for something that they considered was much better. But as they say, first love is eternal.
Here is a story which is something similar to the one stated above. This story is of Akhil in his own words:
“So it happened that my father booked a Bajaj Pulsar at first and then, due to some reason, he canceled the booking of the bike prior 1 week of delivery . He told me, “It’s not a good bike, lets book some other bike.” And he did book another bike but again canceled the booking . He did this 2 more times. When I asked him the reason , he had no appropriate answer for it .
Later on, I understood that he wanted me to purchase a bike out of my own hard earned money. I was just working as an intern in an event management company . Fortunately, or unfortunately, I happened to pass by an Enfield showroom with a close friend of mine.
She took me inside and I saw a classic 500 standing there. She said “TUJHE KYA RACE KARNA HAI , BUY A 350 “ . With just 5000 in my pocket, I booked the bike.
Days passed by and I received a call from the showroom that my bike was ready to be delivered. I had to postpone the delivery due to my financial condition . After a week or so the beauty arrived , shining brightly standing in front of my eyes I Decided to call it BEACON.
Then 15 days down the line my boss called me for a meeting and offered me a permanent job with a decent pay with which I could pay the bike’s EMI .
I had no intention of riding the bike outside the city ,but then I saw a club “BROTHERHOOD OF TOURERS “ I went on a ride with them. They were quite funny, good people and the ride too was amazing. That day I decided to join this BROTHERHOOD and hence I’ve been traveling places and creating memories with my brothers “
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