Breaking Stereotypes – All Bikers go to Ladakh
It is commonplace nowadays that a when in conversation it comes across that you are a motorcyclist the other person asks, “Have you been to Ladakh?”. Then I begin to wonder if this person skipped Geography as a subject? Is this individual blind by the common notion that travelling to Leh-Ladakh or getting Leh’d is the ultimate goal of every biker. Taking this in to account, pat comes the cross question, “Do you consume alcohol and /or you like partying?” If the answer is a positive one I ask them if they’ve been to Goa. If not I ask, why? You may wonder what relevance does it bear? Breaking Stereotypes about motorcycle journeys, read on.
Breaking Stereotypes – “coming of age”
As mundane as it may seem, there is a deep rooted link a notion that these places bring to one’s mind. In case of a non-motorcyclist, for us there is more to the highest motor-able roads. It is the “coming of age” for those who have been there. Likewise in case of those who are adept to partying, there are places beyond Goa. Yes my friend if you are a party animal am sure you listed out at least five scenic places now. These are the getaways where let go of the stress that life usually offers you. These are the off-sites that get your game face on at work.
Breaking Stereotypes – similar lifestyles same subcultures
As a journal, Motolethe is the culmination of a motorcycle and its rider, the other characteristics. Being as diverse as the gorges of a mountain pass is to a hair pin bend. Not all motorcyclists engage in the same type of motorcycle related activity. Indeed there are those who are all rounders. Some all-rounders are typically leaned towards a specific type of pursuit. That which makes up the genealogy of that person’s riding style. So also, not every party animal’s definition of a party would necessarily be an Electronic Music Festival. It can be a Live Rock Concert or even attending The Opera.
Breaking Stereotypes – The conclusion
Taking a cue from this I would encourage the non-motorcyclist reader to explore the adventures of the erstwhile motorcyclist. Who knows you may discover a piece of paradise you never knew existed. That too within the periphery of your “Long Weekend Getaway”. Yes, do feel free to thank that bloke whose adventure came to life when the neurons fired up your imagination. Just like fire flies on a dark lonely night. There is more to the journey that ever is. There is more to India that just the highest mountain pass! Even more than the interesting places that are there. We live in land that is more than our windshields. Welcome to Incredible India