Monday, March 2, 2009

No Escape...

People are telling me these days that my Bike Rides are a way of escaping from the realities of Life…it was my Mother who first told me this, then 5-6 of my close buddies told me the same…I have been wondering about the same since this morning when my mother again talked to me about the same and then I have started raking up my mind like crazy over the same…its been long since 1 statement of somebody has made me think so much but I don’t know why but this Escape thing has got me going like crazy…



I have never been an escapist in my life and I can safely say this from the bottom of my heart…I have always faced challenges head-on…at times I have miserably failed and quite often I have come out as a winner…but the Escape Route was never an option for me and would never be an option in time to come…

I confess that my Bike Riding in March 2008 started as a way to get away from the hassles & tensions of my ongoing Divorce…but since then Riding is my foremost passion and I don’t see this passion going slow ever…it is one passion which makes me going, provides me the freedom, gives me the perfect opportunity to explore my magical country and also has given me so many close buddies for life…

I despise those people who run away from the realities or even worse…commit suicides as I firmly believe that no situation can be worse than Death…

So here I am…making it very clear that I am not escaping from the reality of life when I go for my Riding Trips…its just a way of breaking the monotony of Life & exploring our beautiful country…I would also talk to my mother in detail when I get back home tonight…

Till the next time we meet…lets all say Cheers to Life…

7 comments:

Ken Slayer said...

i agree. its not a reality-escape. no disrespect to anyone but, may i also point out that such accusations come from those who have not done a long distance bike ride themselves.

Ken Slayer said...

and its an escape from the dull, daily routine. not an escape from reality.

Ady said...

Its all about perspective... What someone thinks is escaping the reality is rather the bare reality itslef. Nishant sir has been a biker always, at heart, n otherwise. A guy who has the guts to ride a bike after getting more than 25 stiches in his stomach is surely a rider... We guys cannot even imagine the kind of feeling he would have everytime he rides his bike and says, i fought each problem life put in front of me, and here i emerge, a WINNER again...

Arunima said...

Biking is not about escaping...it's about meeting that side of yours which you might not have got a chance to explore earlier...and yeah going by what those buddies might have said,it would make every biker of the world an "escapist" which is the most freaked out viewpoint ever!!

Idiot_love said...

like i said u before...

"god must be having some better plans for u"

So enjoy the ride...and have kickass fun...
\m/

Dinkar said...

Hey, what u r doing is not escapism at all... Keep riding...

Nav said...

since i am on the same boat i kind of understand what others mean by escape. However, the point is biking or no biking, and this comes straight from my heart, we are catching up on lost time. ain't we?