15 Common Biking Trip Destinations. Which one is yours?

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What goes naturally with every motorcycle and biker is “Road Trips”, you will not come across a single biker who will not talk about the different road trips that he has taken and where he is heading next. We have listed down some of the locations which every rider would choose for his short or long rides. Which one of these is your favorite destination spots?

 

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1)Mountains: This one is a long ride and requires grit and determination with an absolute focus on the destination. There are two types, it could be a trial filled with huge rocks or a smooth road with plenty of hairpin bends. These riders like curves, be it trailing on the rocky terrain or speeding through those corners coming all their way till they reach the top of the mountain. Tag your friends who love curves 😉

 

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2) Night Riders : It is indeed scary to ride in the nights, but these riders embrace the quiet and calmness of the night. They love to be on the roads when there is no one else out there, just swiftly riding at a steady, sometimes increasing speed enjoying the cool weather. They love the dark open roads lit by their bright headlamps with no worries about interceptors or highway patrols. The destination could be a beautifully lit airport, a coffee shop for a hot sip, a close by hill station to enjoy the freezing weather on a cliff, a campfire or any other private getaway only known to the riders. Do you belong here? Tag your friends with whom you conquer the night.

 

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3) Underwater : Riding under the hot sun can drain you out, with the itchy sweat that irritates, riders find it a good option to have a dip in the beach, a river or a lake to get refreshed. These riders search only for water bodies as their destinations to ride to. They would have visited hundreds or waterfalls, beaches and other freshwater bodies. Chilling besides a lake with some fish in the basket ready to be cooked is a pleasant experience one would want to cherish.

 

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4) Weekend bites : Waking up early on a weekend is next to impossible but when it is for a ride with your riding buddies then you would not mind waking up earlier than anyone else in your neighborhood. For an early weekend ride, the destinations are usually cafes or restaurants where the motorcycling brotherhood get together to share some coffee over sharing some biking stories. It can also be some few 100 miles away to have some tasty lunch that these riders would never leave an option out. Where do you ride on a weekend to grab a bite?

 

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5) Off Road : They are known as the tall riders, they have tall bikes with high ground clearance and they are always standing on the footpegs looking for the best path they could cut through. Exploring new destinations off the road is what is of utmost interest to these. Deviating into a forest to find a new route or riding into the barren fields to unknowingly reach a new state, is what keeps them riding.

 

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6) Motocross : These riders need some extra energy saved before they reach their destination which is a motocross track. Flying high talking to the sky and navigating through the twists, turns and jumps is an out of the world experience. Do you have any motocross friends?

 

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7) Track : Riding to the track to enjoy some racing is a complete package. You get to tour with your pack and at the track, you get to unleash your riding DNA to see how good of a racer you can be after all. It could be racing at an event for a championship or an organised racing school to learn some racing skills.

 

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8) Ancient Wheels : Some of the coolest places to visit are the historical places and some of the riders just do that. They chase down every historical place on their rides. Connecting back with the past and history is a way to interpret the present and enjoy the future, these riders very well know how these artworks. Share with us your thoughts and clicks that you took during such rides.

 

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9) Highways : These are usually the speed freaks, all geared up they hit highways to feel that adrenaline of speed. Most of them will also get their speed record captured in a video. Do you have such kick ass videos to share? Comment below your YouTube links.

 

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10) Good Samaritans : There are many rider groups who would dedicate a good amount of time to do something around social welfare like visiting orphanage care house, old age homes etc. We at MotoGarage bow in respect to such riders. There are many out there looking to do this and are looking for inspirations, please share below such rides so that riders get educated on how to organise such trips and the recommended places to make such visits.

 

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11) Rally : A motorcycle rally is a gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts. Rallies can be large or small, and one-time or recurring which depends on the purpose behind it. Some rallies are ride-in events, whereas some like the Iron Butt Rally involve days of riding and an actual gathering only at the end of the ride. Riding to rallies are a common destination, riding in between thousands of like minded riders who have gathered for a common purpose give a proud feeling to be a motorcyclist.

 

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12) Ride to hometown : What more joy than visiting your hometown after a very long time on two wheels? Many riders wait for their vacation off days just so that they can take their motorcycles on a ride to their hometown. Have you done this ride to your home recently? We are sure you would have clicked tons of pictures with all those crazy ass poses…

 

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13) The big day ride: Friend always looks for a reason to ride together. They are just waiting for a special occasion like a birthday, an anniversary celebration, a breakup party, a bachelor party or a wedding, now that’s a good reason enough for these biker friends to gear up and hit the roads. As soon as these folks get the invitation for the occasion from their friend the next thing to do is call up all friends and organize for a bike ride to the location. When was the last time you did this trip?

 

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14) I am home alone 😉 This meme has been going around for a while and no it’s not a fiction. It’s a troll for a reason because many of us are guilty of doing this. When your Bae or So or whatever you call it texts you saying “I am home alone ;)” the next thing you do is fire up the engine and twist the throttle all the way to your Bae’s place. Excitement is good just ride safe 🙂

 

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15) No destination : These are the wanderers, the philosophers.. It’s not about the destination or location, all they care is the ride, the journey and wandering about any place without a proper plan or a map. But don’t be mistaken they might be just circling around a park as well.

15 Must Watch Motorcycle Movies

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Here is a treat, a fun post for all you bikers out there. We have sorted and listed out top 15 motorcycle movies/documentaries that you cannot miss watching. This weekend if you plan to chillax at home for a movie then select one from these and you will have a great time.

 

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1.The Motorcycle Diaries

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life’s calling.

IMDB-7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes-7.5/10

Movie review – For most of the viewers, regardless of their political beliefs, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES is a journey worth taking.

 

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2. Hitting The Apex.

‘Hitting the Apex’ is the story of six fighters – six of the fastest motorcycle racers the world has ever seen – and of the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport.

IMDB-8.5/10

Movie review- Just sat and watched the movie with my wife and two boys and it was one of the best movie nights we have spent together because this movie was amazing. We were riveted from beginning to the end. – IMDb User

 

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3.On Any Sunday.

Documentary on motorcycle racing featuring stars of the sport, including film star Steve McQueen, a racer in his own right.

IMDB-7.9/10

Movie review-Outstanding and influential, I probably would not have had three decades of passionate Motorcycling without it. I even named my 2009 Harley-Davidson XR1200, Mert.

 

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4.Why We Ride.

Motorcycles represent the milestones of our lives. From a kid’s dream come true, to a retiree’s return to freedom. From a family riding together on the sand dunes, to hundreds of choppers carving through the canyons – the bond is the same. It’s about the passion of the riders and the soul of their machines.

IMDB- 7.7/10

Movie Review- This is not a movie that you’ll see on TV, so if you get a chance to view this movie, see it. This is a documentary about motorcycles. You can’t help thinking of the movie On Any Sunday (1971), but this one is incredible with modern wide-screen photography and sound quality.

 

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5.The World’s Fastest Indian.

The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

IMDB- 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes- 82%

Movie Review – It takes a while to adjust to this amiable film’s languorous tempo but you might find it’s worth the wait.

 

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6. Easy Rider.

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

IMDB- 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes- 89%

Movie Review- Easy Rider,” even for those uninterested in the legacy of 1960s counterculture, punches the viewer in the gut with its hopelessness and emptiness.

 

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7.Closer to the edge.

By vividly recounting the TT’s legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man’s unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to win the world’s most dangerous race. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. It’s also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win. The vision of top commercials director Richard de Aragues, this promises to be one of the most thrilling films of 2011.

IMDB- 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes- 100%

Movie Review- An entertaining look at a dangerous and exciting sport done for love and personal satisfaction rather than fame and fortune.

 

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8. Chennai to Pondicherry: A Motorcycle Tour of Southern India

During a once in a lifetime trip to Southern India, we had the chance to capture some sights and sounds while we made our way from Chennai to Pondicherry on motorbikes. The trip was overwhelming and a true eye opening experience. We at VBF knew that it would be very difficult to re-create on film the actual experience of being in India on the streets with thousands of cars, tuk-tuk’s, cows, goats, and dogs. The visuals, sounds and smells all created a sensory overload situation that can only be experienced by being there, but hopefully this film gives you a sense of what it was like to be immersed in the surroundings and experience the amazing places along the coast of Southern India.

 

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9. Beyond the Law-

An undercover cop joins a murderous, arms-dealing biker gang to try to put them behind bars.

IMDB- 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes- 74%

Movie Review- Charlie Sheen is great in this true story of an undercover cop whose work accounted for hundreds of arrests.

 

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10.Waiting out Winter

An homage to all craftspeople who spend their winters tucked inside their workshops waiting for better weather.

Movie Review – Inspirational for filmmakers and builders of bikes.

 

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11.SHINYA KIMURA—CHABOTT ENGINEERING

A short film about custom motorcycle engineer shinya kimura @ chabott engineering, directed by Henrik Hansen, shot on the Canon 5D and 7D. Shinya Kimura is a Japanese-born Custom motorcycle builder. Kimura founded Zero Engineering in 1992 and Chabott Engineering in 2002. He is the originator of the “zero style” custom bike.

 

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12. 12 O’Clock Boys

Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a group of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O’Clock Boys.

IMDB- 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes- 94%

A short, pungent, ambiguous portrait of the poorer sections of Baltimore and the young men who get their kicks riding dirt bikes through the streets en masse, popping wheelies and dodging the police.

 

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13.Fastest

In true cinematic fashion, Fastest is a maximum speed, full length film capturing the thrilling, terrifying reality of MotoGP racing. From award winning filmmaker Mark Neale, and with unprecedented access and never before seen footage, the film charts Valentino Rossi’s quest for his eighth premier class championship as he battles back from a horrific, leg shattering crash to take on a wave of ferociously fast young riders and the emerging stars of the sport, including Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies, Dani Pedrosa, Marco Simoncelli and Casey Stoner. Fastest explores the greatest feeling and the greatest risk, and asks the question every rider, even the greatest of all time, must face: who’s fastest now?

IMDB- 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes- 83%

Movie Review – While it zooms back and forth between topics, occasionally to its own detriment, the information it presents about the sport is fascinating and genuinely revealing.

 

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14. Dust to glory

A documentary on the Baja 1000, an annual off-road race held in Baja, Mexico that attracts hundreds of racers, their souped-up machines, and thousands of fans.

IMDB- 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes- 60%

Movie Review-Contestants have 32 hours to finish the race, and unless off-road racing is your thing, Dust to Glory can sometimes feel like it lasts about that long.

 

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15.Riding Solo to the Top of the World

Riding Solo is a film about filmmaker Gaurav Jani’s brave solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the world, the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh bordering China. The film is even more extraordinary for the fact that Jani was a one man camera crew unit who loaded his bike with 300 kg of equipment/supplies and set off on a journey to one of the world’s most difficult terrains.

IMDB- 8.3/10

The film is not just about a ride – it is also about people, places and experiences. The best thing is that there is a wonderful balance between all elements that make it a real success

Every group has that one rider. Which one are you?

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Going on a group ride with fellow bikers is always fun, exciting and awesome. Given that a bunch of riders gets together to hit the road, each individual rider in every group has different characteristics and qualities. We have identified 24 such characteristic traits that you will find in every group. Are you one of these or can you identify your friends in these? Then tag them and start sharing your experiences. It’s time to roll, let the fun begin!

 

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1) Selfiesh : We definitely would have this rider in every group, who will annoy you with the infinite selfies, not only when you are riding but also when you are posing for a group picture. At every pitstop, you would find them missing for the first 5 minutes, during which, they would be clicking selfies. Have you clicked any selfies in your recent ride? Then comment and show it off.

 

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2) Road Romeo: Love is in the air is what you have heard so far but for these riders, the love is on the road. He cannot leave his GF or So or Bae, whatever you wanna call it, alone for a minute so the best solution is to bring her to the ride as well. Or is it because the GF won’t let him go for rides leaving her at home? Comment on this, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences 🙂

 

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3) Hungry belly : Will eat the most at every pit stop and yet would feel hungry in no time. They will always carry snacks in their backpack and their mission would be to finish them before completing the ride. You would find them researching on the best delicacies of the destination and make sure they would not miss any of them. What’s are your favorite munchies that you like to carry on your rides?

 

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4) Kickstarter : The Kickstarter is the captain of the group. They trigger the idea for the rides, decide the destination and chalk out a plan to get the group together. They also make sure that everyone rides with their gears on. Who is the Kickstarter of your group?

 

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5) Lord of the wheels : Will always take the lead to guide the group till the end of the ride. They would keep the riders motivated and it is this rider’s responsibility to make sure the group sticks together throughout the ride.

 

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6) Quick shifter : Will say at the start of the ride that they won’t race but will rev high the entire ride. This rider will tell everyone that they will ride safe but the next moment you will see them knee scraping.
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7) The Economist : Will never rev high and would want to always ride in economy mode. At each pit stop, they would go to each rider and boast about their fuel efficiency. This rider is not interested in speed nor are they in a hurry to reach the destination but prefer enjoying the ride maintaining the economic speed.
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8) Caretaker : Will always like to trail the group not because they are scared to rev, but this rider would want to make sure that the rest of the riders are safe and none are left out. The presence of such riders boosts your confidence. Who is the caretaker amongst your group? Tag them and show them love.
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9) Directionally challenged : This rider is prone to losing their way during a ride. The moment other riders are out of their sight this rider somehow manages to take the wrong route. A small obvious deviation would be easily missed by them and they wouldn’t remember the map even if it is fed into their brain a thousand times. It would occasionally happen that this rider would lead the group and very often the group would end up at a dead end or on a no man’s land. Their God given GPS part of the brain has never been used and they have no access to it because of which this rider would not have a sense of direction and would always feel safe in the company of other riders.
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10) Freemind : Will be all over the place and would never have a fixed riding style. They would rev hard, they would trail or they would also be found in the opposite lane. When you take a pit stop they would collapse just anywhere to take a nap. We cannot predict their state of mind and it would jump from one state to another quite frequently.
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11) Late bloomers : Will always be late to join the group and would delay the start. Late bloomers would make you feel cobwebbed. They will always make others wait even after getting repeated warnings and would be casually abused by everyone whom they have kept waiting.
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12) Racer : Will not let anyone overtake and is always up for a race if anyone dares to overtake them. They would overtake bikes, cars, busses, trucks and will not even let their own group members over take them. You overtake them and they will chase you for your life.
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13) Bluff Master : Will lie at home and make the rest of the group to lie to their parents as well. There are always these riders who wouldn’t want their parents to know about their long motorcycle rides and would come up with smart lies that no one could have ever thought of.
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14) Borrower : Will borrow your gears for all the rides and would never buy one. It is always generous to lend your gear to your fellow riders as you would be saving a life. The borrower would sometimes also forget their wallet and would require loan throughout the trip, in motorcycling a fellow biker would always be ready to provide such help and support. It is also possible that the borrower would want to ride on your spare motorcycle which of course you wouldn’t deny.
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15) Chatterbox : Will never stop talking once they start to talk. They would have the stories from all over the world. The mileage of their tongue would be more than that of their bike. Such riders will never let boredom kill you by their constant chit chats.
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16) Dreamer : Will fall asleep while riding, a very dangerous state to be in. Doing long rides or starting a ride with inadequate sleep is something that every rider should avoid. You cannot afford to doze off while you are on the bike, this happens and leads to very dangerous accidents. There is always that one rider in the group who cannot cope up with the sleep cycles of fellow riders and for the love of riding would join the ride with less sleep. Fellow riders watch out for your such friends in the group.
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17) The Boss : Will have contact in every corner of the world to make arrangements for the ride. The two most important things to consider when you are on a ride are food and stay, and this rider would not let you worry about it. He would get the best place to stay with amazing food and not to forget the exclusive offers through his influence.
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18) The Unfortunate Guy : There is something wrong in the stars of this rider, how else can they manage to lose something on every god damn ride?! Even if they carry their lucky charm with them, it’s of no use, they are bound to lose something. Apart from the tension, what they also bring along is a long delay to the riders but we are friends, and as bikers, Brotherhood is something that everyone value, so every rider is out there for them, to help them out.
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19) The banker : Will be the rider who would be collecting all the cash and doing all the math. Carrying all that cash while riding is a responsible task which this rider would do with ease.
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20) Falcon : Will ride very swiftly with not much efforts making motorcycling look very easy. They will fly away overtaking everyone and always maintains a lead of 5+ minutes, enough to choose the best scenic spot for a group pic.
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21) Badass : This rider would be so energetic that they would pull uncountable wheelies and stoppies till they are back home. At every pit stop, while others are refreshing and resting, this rider would utilize the time to entertain the group with their stunts, and when the group is ready to leave they would run for refreshments. The leader would hesitate to take pit stops just to avoid the delay this rider’s stunts would cause to the fellow riders.
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22) Bike Zuckerberg : It is your ride tomorrow and you have not even slept yet and there comes a notification “Feeling excited about tomorrows ride – with Jayz and 10 others”. You wake up from a deep sleep and hear a notification “All suited up and set for the ride – with Sandy and 10 others”. You gather at the meeting point and hear a notification “Waiting for the late bloomer as always – with shady and 10 others”. This doesn’t stop here, you would go crazy hearing to the notifications every now and then, not only till the end of the ride but for the next one week till this rider has exhausted all the pics of the ride.
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23) Dust Thrower : This rider would be nowhere close to you when you are leading on the tarmac and once you enter the offroading zone, this hard ass will zoom past you with a cloud of dust as though his bike got turbocharged.
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24) GoPro Guru: There is this one guy who will have a GoPro stuck on his helmet, bike and god knows where all, he cannot afford to lose one moment of the trip to go uncaptured. This guy makes sure that every moment is captured and once the ride is over he will disappear to his creative lab where he will be stitching all the videos together and adding some dope music to it making everyone realize how cool the entire trip was. We all love his effort because the videos he produces makes you feel like a star. Oh, and once his video making is done he will reappear from his creative lab and message everyone “It’s up on YouTube ;)” Got any recent ride video up on YouTube? Share on comment we would love to watch it.

14 reasons why we ride. What’s yours?

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Motorcyclists pick up riding for different reasons and we have identified 14 such reasons which definitely would relate to your reason to ride. Do you connect with these?

 

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1) Passion – Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing. For many bikers riding a motorcycle is not a hobby or need, it’s Passion. All they want in life is to travel to every corner of the world on their motorcycle. There is a deep fire in their belly for riding which will make them achieve impossible miles, paths & terrains. Bikers will not mind devoting a good amount of time and income for their motorcycles. In the hierarchy of needs, for them, it’s motorcycling that stays on the top. Passion when turned into profession gives birth to champions like Joey Dunlop, John McGuinness, Giacomo Agostini, Valentino Rossi, Stephane Peterhansel, C.S. Santosh and several other world class champions. Such passion influence billions around the world creating impressions of a lifetime.

 

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2) Freedom– Riding a motorcycle gives you a sense of freedom. You are in total control of the moment, you are not just riding, you are flying and there are no set limits to stop you. You can travel to any place with complete freedom. It lets you be you without anyone’s permission. Just like a kid who was always restricted to his space but as soon as he gets on his bicycle, it’s the moment of freedom, he now breaks those chains and flies through the street on his bicycle with the widest smile on his face.
It might sound like a cliche but it’s true when on your bike you experience the open air with the wind brushing through your face, all the colors around is vivid and vibrant. The sound of the motor and the vibration which you feel. The obscured view going on around you. It’s an embracement of senses and acts as oxygen to your soul. We just love it, the sheer enjoyment of being on a motorcycle.

 

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3) Speed – For most of the riders its speed and thrill that keeps them on their motorcycles. Motorcycles are legal drugs that make you high and take you into a transcendent state of nirvana. The high of power and the acceleration they get at the flick of their wrist is something that they look for and can’t keep themselves away from. The thrill of clocking high speeds on their odo after hitting the rev limiter beyond its limit on each shift is something they are addicted to, which gives the best adrenalin rush a motorcyclist can ever ask for. It’s a good addiction and a good high provided they ride on safe paths or tracks with all the protective gears on.

 

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4) Friendship – Motorcycling is one thing that keeps friends together and it will till the end of times. Everybody taking out time from their schedule and then going out for a ride is something that you will see only in the motorcycling community. The bond of friendship grows deeper when it is associated to a motorcycle. Be it a breakfast ride, a night ride or a long road trip, they are always up for it.

 

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5) Brotherhood– You will meet some of the nicest people on your rides. When you ride a motorcycle you always wave to each other even when you don’t know each other which is not something car drivers do. No matter which motorcycle you are riding nor does it matter from which part of the country you belong, there is always the bond of brotherhood that gets motorcyclist together. They are always there to help each other at any point of time. It makes you less introvert as it is the best way to socialize and know new people during two-wheeled events, including bike shows, rallies, and other riders get together.

 

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6) Stress Buster – Have you ever seen a motorcycle parked outside a psychiatrist’s clinic? We are pretty sure the answer you will have is No, because riding a motorcycle takes away all the tension and stress, like you have rebooted your system. Riding a motorcycle brings a sense of calm and ease to your mind and body, which could be achieved otherwise only through meditation.Also, many riders refer to their bike as their therapist, as motorcycles make you feel energised and refreshed after each ride. It is a therapy, a way of life that helps bind love for a couple riding together. It lets you have your own space while getting time to forget everything that has been bothering you

 

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7) Wheels Of God – Open your map, choose a destination, pack your bags and there you go. No matter what destination you choose, motorcycles are ready to take you there. Into the jungle, over the mountains, between the woods, across the river or beneath the caves, motorcyclists love the solitude and freshness these places give to them. Motorcyclist will research intensively on such places and head towards the destination no matter how tough the road is. Travelling to known places do not interest them, they would prefer over landing where the goal of the ride is the journey itself.

 

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8) Improves Mental Health – As already stated, it’s a true fact that you never see a motorcycle parked outside a psychiatrist’s clinic. A riders brain is stimulated and becomes more active while riding a Motorcycle. Riding on your motorcycle daily definitely has positive effects on mental and emotional health, it helps you with stress reduction,it helps you get out of depression and to flush out all your worries. It surely proves to be the best antidepressant in the world which blows the cobwebs from your mind. Bikes are magical that they can turn tragedy into triumph.

 

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9) Improves Physical Health – There is no age bar to ride your motorcycle. We have seen Motorcyclist who say, “82 years old. Ride every day, depending on the weather. Only medication, one baby aspirin a day. No health issues” and they still aspire to ride for another 100 years, which surely is a source of inspiration to us. People suffering from different physical injuries forget their pain when they are riding. All of the activities involved in steering a bike, moving it at slow speeds, etc., serve to strengthen muscles in the abdomen and also helps you with, healthier, stronger knees and thighs. You burn calories while setting up things before a ride or while pampering your motorcycle with a wash. It requires effort while riding to maintain balance, shift, brake, control the clutch, battle headwinds, etc. which ultimately burns a lot of calories and also strengthens those muscles.

 

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10) Fun – All of you would agree to the fact that, Motorcycles are fun to ride. There is a lot of entertainment filled within it that awaits you to get it out. You can pull those amazing wheelies or stoppies by just playing with the throttle. It can make you fly in the air on those humps or make your kiss the road on those curves. Motorcycles get the best out of you by making you an ape while performing the ape hanger or by making you an acrobat while performing the Hyperskin, Switchback. Christ or Deactivator. We all know that smoking is injurious to health but not when it is coming out of a burnout, which gets us to the fact that, no biking event is complete without the smoky burnout.

 

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11) Easy Peasy – Environmentalists choose bicycles over motorcycles and motorcycles over cars. They do believe that the motorcycles cause lesser harm to the environment in terms of pollution and traffic. Over these are the bikers who didn’t choose motorcycle but motorcycle chose them, meaning, the motorcycle is their last resort for transportation. With the city’s hustle and bustle, opting for a motorcycle for traveling comes in handy helping you to cut through any packed traffic with ease, saving time and money. For these riders going on the long ride doesn’t amuse much and such thoughts wouldn’t cross their mind. They are very happy with their bike which gives them the convenience to maneuver in the city, better parking options, and low maintenance cost.

 

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12) Chicks Dig Bikes – The pull on the throttle is directly proportional to how hot a chick is – this is a generic approach of most of the motorcyclists, who would rev hard when they see a chick digging at their motorcycle. Chicks don’t care who hides under the leather suit, but they sure do dig motorcycles. They might complain about motorcyclists who behave as hooligans, but deep down they would admire a motorcycle when it passes by, in fact, chicks find motorcyclists hot. It definitely inspires many girls to ride motorcycles and we do want to see an increase in the number of lady riders, so go ahead and be that source of inspiration.

 

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13) Mr.Cool – Let’s face it, bikes are super cool and hot at the same time. Motorcycle between your legs increases your coolness factor by 10 times. With all the gears and armor on you definitely look cool but don’t make that as your purpose of motorcycling as there are some riders who take up motorcycles just to have these few seconds of coolness.

 

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14) True Love – Have you ever noticed that the motorcyclists will always have a gender to their bike? Guys will refer to their machine as “She” and lady riders refer to their bike as “He”. It’s because the relationship between a bike and its owners is not about ownership but about love. Motorcyclist get committed into a serious relationship with their motorcycle and it so happens that the motorcyclist would choose a motorcycle over their lover. There is a romance between them, with all the selfies that they take with the bike and update statuses on social media every now and then. So think twice before asking a motorcyclist to stop riding his bike! We have warned you.

12 Different types of riders. Which one are you?

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Motorcyclist have a zest for life, they have their own preferences over what they ride, what they wear and how they ride, which makes it a very diverse crowd. Only a motorcyclist would understand the pleasure of riding a motorcycle and he finds peace only on that specific motorcycle which would match his frequency. Every motorcyclist will have a personality of his own and the motorcycle he rides defines that personality.

 

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1) The Hardcore Retro Rider : The only vintage will do for this rider which defines the royal tag for them. They would restrict themselves to their own motorcycling family and ride together peacefully at their own pace. No modern motorcycle exists for these riders and they even get into arguments very easily if anyone compares their vintage with the modern motorcycle. However, we cannot deny the fact that we all love the way vintage motorcycles look.

 

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2) The Die-Hard Harley Fans : Regardless, Harley riders remains adamant that their motorcycle is different than any other motorcycle on road. These riders would enjoy their own nirvana on their comfortable cruisers which are usually close to the ground when compared to any other adventure or sports touring motorcycle. A combination of the heavy weight of the bike along with the V-twin motor gives you a machine that can make touring a real blue-eyed pleasure.

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3) The Poser : Even if you don’t ride, you know this rider. This is the guy who buys all his shiny new gear and spends all his time stopping at gas stations and bars so he can pose with his bike. They would not know anything about bikes and would stay away from motorcycle conversations. The funny/sad thing happens when you check the miles on his bike and see that they’re super low because he never actually rides it for any decent length of time.

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4) The Adventure Tourer : This rider would never want to ride within the city, he would rather call it in-genuine riding. According to this rider, genuine riding is riding to international points of interest exclusively by means of a motorcycle. He believes a motorcycle can go to anyplace when ridden by a talented rider. Most of these would prefer riding solo to accomplish their set targets as per their itinerary rather than waiting for the rest. Unless you’re a fellow adventure tourer, it’s very far-fetched you’ll ever see this rider in the wild.

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5) The Do It Yourself Guys : This type of rider would love his bike more than himself. He would not have seen the face of a mechanic and would believe that there cannot be a better mechanic than himself. Changing your Engine oil is one thing, yet this is the kind of rider who not just revamps their own particular forks, these riders remake their own engine (when needed), as well. There is no another rider that would overlap with this rider. A few riders consider their cash, card, and mobile phone to be their emergency roadside repair pack, but this kind of rider carries the coolest scaled down toolkit you’ve ever seen, packed into the littlest space you could find on the motorcycle. Riders are always nervous to ride on abandoned highways with the fear of breakdowns, while this rider is prepared for just about anything, be it a clutch/accelerator cable failure, tire blowouts, annoying rattling noise, a gas tank leak, on-the-fly chain strain adjustment and so on.

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6) The Hardcore Commuter : From head to toe, this rider has each and every bit of riding gears, you name it and he would have it. He trusts himself and carries every bit of baggage possible, and can most likely shift his home by means of his bike. Sports tourers are the first choice of such type of riders. Riding in extreme conditions and temperatures is a child’s play for them. Snowfall, hail storm, sideways rain or scorching heat, he may pull over if he can’t see or he will keep riding with the same rhythm as if everything is just normal.

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7) The Squids (Freaks) : Each one of you may have seen the squids in the wild, being passed by one, at triple digit speeds on the highway. The squid is a dangerous species, but not to fear; it is generally most dangerous to itself and it would be wise, we let them be on their own. The squid is probably riding it much too quick on open streets, illicitly on a footpath, pulling wheelies and stoppies and doing whatever the hellfire he needs amidst peak traffic hours. He can cut through any packed traffic effortlessly, as though he was riding on an open track. All with no apparatus on, wearing baggy shorts and sneakers despite the fact that he presumably is wearing some shades. We adore cool tricks, but we hate it when these guys give bikers in general, a bad name.

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8) The Newbie : We all would have been through this type of stereotype, “THE NEWBIE”. On that first motorcycle ride, this rider is excited about learning to ride and even about buying his/her own Motorcycle. These riders are extra cautious and terrified but they would not let it our if you ride then you’ve been there and you understand. Riding a motorcycle is a skill and you learn something new every time you take your motorcycle out for a spin. Teaching and advising the newbies about the dos’ and don’ts, is what makes the biking brotherhood stronger. It makes you feel happy to watch these riders get better,especially if you’ve been encouraging them along the way.

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9) The Slow Rider : As the name suggests, these are the type of riders who would want to ride at their defined speed, no matter which bike they own. They have a threshold limit set in their mind which would stop them from revving hard. When they are on a ride with other groups they sure are to make others wait for hours, making the whole trip safe and sane. They ride at such speeds that would not require the fifth and the sixth on their gear box. It indeed is safe for them to ride like a snail but even the bike might get bored at one point of time if not pumped in with some adrenaline. We admire this state of mind of these riders

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10) The Ultimate Caretaker : Sure that one of this type exists in every group, who cleans their bike in every possible way. Every nut and bolt would be shining and the shine on the bike is so bright that it could make you blind in the day like how a high beam would cause in the night. For the rest, cleaning a motorcycle would require hardly 1–2 hrs, but this caretaker would spend an entire day to pamper the bike with all possible shampoos, polish, cleansers, brushes and what not. Even a bike bought from the showroom might stand old in front of their bike. They would expect their bike to be clean even after doing some off-roading on wet tracks and would wash/clean their bike at every pit-stop they take during a road trip. A little slush on the road would turn them off and they would be ready to take a u-turn back home.

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11) The Followers : Everybody loves them, the people on the street, the police and all the vehicles around them. They make sure they follow each and every road law making the ride safe not only to them but the people around them. They consider jumping the red signal as a sin, it brings a sense of shame if their indicators are not on while changing lanes. Even when there is not a single soul on the road they will put the indicator on at the turn just in case if there are ghosts crossing the road. No matter how short or long the trip is they will have all the necessary accessories on. We at MotoGarage bow our heads in respect to these riders.

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12) The Quitter  : You would have definitely seen this if you were planning to pick up a used motorcycle and when you start searching for it on Google, you come across second sales with an attractive caption? — “Got my dream bike, and I love it, but my wife doesn’t want me happy and hence its up for sale. Can’t put a car seat on a motorcycle, low miles and higher maintenance are the turn down for a married man”. You don’t know if any of this is true and you surely wouldn’t care if you are pulling a good deal out of it. If it’s the bike you want, you’re going to get a crazy deal on it because for the handful of miles that the seller put on it. You might suspect that he just doesn’t want to admit that he doesn’t actually want to be a biker, and that his wife is entirely imaginary. But again, you don’t care. You’re getting a hell of a deal.

15 things you must carry this summer on your next bike trip

This summertime, it’s time we take a break from our normal life and hit the road with our bike and ride away into the brilliant daylight. In any case, as energizing as it sounds, riding amid the mid-year is truly not as quite a bit of a special first night as it is by all accounts. Actually, it is much less demanding to ride in the winters than in this season. Summers are truly burdened, both on you and in addition your Motorcycle. In any case, that crude feeling is precisely what isolates us from the pack of young men. For our fellow riders who are arranging long-separate rides in the overwhelming warmth and endless daylight, here is a rundown of the arrangements you ought to do before arranging a long ride in the summer.

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Cash: Some spots don’t acknowledge credit/Debit Cards. It’s simply senseless not to keep some amount of money on you if you require gas in some remote territory that doesn’t take the card.

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An Extra Ignition Key: Since you never know when you might lose the one that you are using now.

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ID/DL/RC/PUC papers: It’s always recommended to carry all your Id because you never know when the cops stop you for a quick check. Make sure you have your government-issued photo ID. If you are insured, carry the insurance papers.

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Second Pair of Gloves: There is nothing worse than drenching your pair of gloves while you have long and pleasurable ride ahead during summer. Your hands and neck are two of the biggest places where you can control your body temperature so it’s always recommended to have an extra pair of gloves.

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Tool Kits: An unexpected motorcycle breakdown is something that you would not want to happen during your long ride. Motorcycling is all about riding for joy, which often includes remote and deserted roads. Carry a small toolbox throughout the ride, so that you are ready for the breakdown that happens during the ride.

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Hydration pack– One gets dehydrated quick with all that sweat evaporating at speed. Keep your mind active by fueling your body with your favorite energy beverage and stay hydrated while riding.

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First aid kit: It’s something which is compulsory to have, either it is riding alone, with friends or for a fallen stranger

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Spare headlamp bulb: We always recommended you to carry a spare set of bulbs so that you can fix it by yourself or at least you could call up someone who could give you instruction to fix it.

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USB charger with Lighter: Using the GPS can drain off your battery very soon and no rider would want to see a low battery on their phone when they are touring. Be prepared for long tours with a full mobile battery charge with the help of USB charger.

Almost 90% of the bikers find peace to smoke a cigarette after a ride, now you don’t have to run around looking for a lighter, the charger with lighter would serve the purpose.

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GPS / Cell Phone Mounts: The destination is the foremost thing that we need to decide before we start, destinations are many but the question of how do we get there without any delay is answered with the right GPS mounts for your motorbike. Looking for directions cannot get easier than using GPS mounts on the go while riding your motorcycle.

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Chain lube: Smooth riding is the thing that everybody looks for, keep that chain wet unsurpassed with the chain lube, ideally utilized after each 500kms.

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Visor Cleaner: your visor can get really messy because of dust and bugs sticking on to the visor at high speeds which will affect visibility during the evening so it’s better to carry a visor cleaner.

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Louder Horns: We all love riding on those steep curves, we would be idiots if we are not smart enough to honk at those blind curves. Make the honk louder and more noticeable to stay safe with a new pair of horns available with us.

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WindShields: Touring can get tiring without the right ergonomics, Motorcycle ergonomics have always been a super tricky area to discuss, because we all have bodies that are shaped differently. Along with the ergonomics, the aerodynamics plays a vital role. To protect yourself from the wind and flying debris such as dust, insects, and rocks, and provide an aerodynamically formed window towards the front, WINDSHIELDS are very much required

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Seat Gel: Focus on the road rather than getting distracted by the pain due to an uncomfortable seat. A peaceful ride is incomplete without a comfortable seat. Add some comfort to those hard seats before you hit those bumps.