2015 : The first post and something not like a resolution but rather like a need to change. I have been stuck in the customs of being the usual which is not me and I should get back to what I am used to be in my own skin. I know I am not one of the many who revel their lives in comfort of 9-5, luxuries of high profiles, endless followers and enjoying their fames of whatever they can mould their followers into.
The time to be who I am and where I belong is here and is right now running through my head, my blood and my body – CHANGE. I need this time for myself to get back to what I have loved doing over the years – Travel – Click – Be Happy – Be the Hippy Happy Nomad adventurer. The theme of life needs to come back to life. I have been stuck in the comforts of western life for too long. I need that to change to accept and respect what life has to offer. The comforts have made me become weak and nimble. I need to reconvene myself with the nature to be in sync with myself.
The project XC has taken over. I know I have this urge to go and travel so let this be NOW. This moment of now has been initiated. Last two weeks I have been digging around looking at where can I find this XC – the one that Walter Colebatch has been inspiring me about. I need this to happen and I want it to there. So for those who don’t have an idea what I am talking about – It is to do with searching a right motorcycle, in this case a BMW G650 Cross Country also known as XC. Once I have the right one, preparing it over period of time and then planning to go where my heart belongs – the real world away from the civilisation of masses and arrogant people which the cities turn them into.
I have been riding up and down the Indian Himalayas over the period of years that I spent in India in my earlier life. Since year 2000 till 2008 I have racked up several thousands of kilometers riding solo, with a friend, doing a two-up as well as doing endless longest rides of more than 24hours. Age does catch up and body does start to make you feel that you don’t have the same youth but the power of mind can take you anywhere again. So this is the moment to bring this change in life and do what I love. Prepare a motorcycle that can handle the Adventures, the rough terrains, those water crossings, the language barrier and the cultural clash over the years. I need to see these people with a difference – where life, culture and aspects of life make you feel the importance of your life. Riding in UK\EU over the last 6.5yrs is a cream that anyone who wants to do it can do it. The last 75,000miles in Europe has been an ease which didn’t include seeing the happiness, the adventure and the real friendly world – I don’t deny of some exceptions but generally – the world is not same when you live in the western perimeters of modern life. Everyone is connected but more disconnected than ever. The advent of technology has not connected but rather disconnected us from each other in a way bigger than anything else ever did in the past history of our existence.
Note to self :
XC secured on 08.01.15
XC Collection on 10.01.15
What set my pulses racing was a chance to take pictures and cover him during his recent visit to Stevenage, England at BIKE STOP.
To all those who don’t know about him – FOGGY the most successful World Superbike racer of all time in terms of the number of championships and number of race wins. Now retired, he is renowned for his high corner speed riding style, combined with an aggressive competitiveness, which netted him 59 victories and four World Superbike Championships (1994, 1995, 1998 and 1999). His greatest success came with the factory Ducati team. He was awarded an MBE in 1998’s New Year’s Honours List.
First one of this season, the world almost has come to an halt this morning. For twice I was about get on and get going with it until my next door neighbor poked me and said, No – you are not going on the bike. He Kindly offered me the lift and dropped me at the train station instead.
Airports shutdown this morning, trains delayed and chaos on the roads as there were plenty of accidents. I was forced to not be on the wheels.
But as soon as I am in London, there is not even a single sign of snow flake.
Everything that is related to Ambition is powered by a fuel named desire and wish. Sometimes as a child we often dream that one day we will be able to do what inspires us. Some are born with the talent to get it right from the word go and some make up their way as they grow up. Many times we struggle the hardships and come across challenges that often takes us away from where we wanted to be. To all those wonderful people who may have been discouraged either by their teachers, parents or friends – I must add that never give up what you have wanted to do in life. I have always wanted to be a pilot and path was treacherous often impossible because of monetary involvement. I could have been throwing thousands or even more to do something which I wanted to do but never had the money to do it. Like I said before – Never say Never.
After all these years, things have changed – times have improved but the passion has not died yet. Urge to spread my wings and fly though all I can think of is a small plane because I don’t still stand a chance to be in a fighter jet but definitely in a single seater acrobat stunt plane to test my limits which is what I would eventually like to do. The feeling of whom we are is a big thing to inspire us to achieve all that we want. We do have elements around us which may force us down but the biggest inspiration to you should be yourself. If you do not believe in yourself how do you expect someone to inspire you. So here I am after 18years, endless thoughts, dreams of flying and I have gathered myself together to hunch my path on the ladder of my dreams. Slowly but surely step by step I believe there is a way to your dreams.
Come along, feel the passion and see the flight as we head into our space and spread our wings of being free. Free like a FreeBird in real life.