krish – 起死回生 [Wake up from death & return to life.]

April 6, 2014

Why are you making that weird noise?

Some people around me asked “Why are you making that weird noise?”

I replied “What noise?” :/
“Not sure, some tune of some gothic track? or something weird” they said.
I didn’t realize what they are talking about. 😕

So I asked a biker friend whom I regularly hangout with, to watch out, and stop me right there if I make any song/tune/track noise!

Few days he didn’t notice anything.

One day I asked him, … he said “I don’t remember any weird song, infact not even once”

Then after few secs of pause…
“Oh wait!!!! may be they are talking about the inline4/superbike sound that you keep doing from time to time” -_-

🙂

“That’s No weird sound! It’s the voice of my soul longing for a superbike :/”, I said.

June 22, 2013

The Heart Broken Biker – Vlog 029 – Motorbike Rim Tape

Sorry for the bad video quality, used my phone.

A tiny DIY rim tape installation done.
I didn’t want the regular full wheel circle (had that on my first bike) and this is what I ended up with.
The empty space is for lettering something and goes in different color, I’ll reveal later 😉

Looks good to me, what do you think?

Thanks to my friend Jai, who held the bike for a while helping me do one/two wheels of rim tape first.. and then it was easy.

Entry/Exit sound track – ‘Synthetic Dance’ by ‘Bruno Sauty’

February 7, 2013

The Heart Broken Biker – Vlog 014 – What’s that noise?

Uploaded part of a drive to biker’s meet… just a drive by with music.
Rest stuff coming in next vlog.

What was that noise after all?

Sound Track: “That’s my way” by ‘Shootin’ Box’

February 3, 2013

The Heart Broken Biker – Vlog 013 – Do It Yourself, Stomp Grips

First attempt on making a stomp grip, turned out pretty okay.
Made some mistakes… sharing them 🙂

Thanks to Juris (a co-rider) for the inputs and helping me find the materials.

Sound track: Guile Theme from game Street Fighter.

 

 

January 6, 2013

The Heart Broken Biker – Vlog 011 – Introducing my Ride, Amitiel

Struck me that I haven’t made a vlog introducing my ride.
Generally, you’d expect a motovlogger to intro his bike when its all new, shiny.. or get it shined well for the intro vlog.. but well.. I find it more real to show it in its normal maintenance condition. Be Real! 🙂

So here she is .. Amitiel… about 6 months old now.

‘Amitiel’ / “Angel of Truth” is believed to be an archangel who is responsible for assisting us with realizing the various levels of truth.
She encourages us to find the truth in our desires and experiences and to use these truths as learning experiences rather than to be in denial.

Angels, supposed to be truthful, supposed to have brains, supposed to not cheat you...

Angels, supposed to be truthful, supposed to have brains, supposed to not cheat you…

I bought the bike after a specific incident in my life, that had me completely broken down emotionally; pretty much at the verge of ending myself.
Thankfully, I was able to pull myself together and realize certain truths of my life; acknowledge that they will not change.
I was myself responsible for the situation I was in. What I needed, was to embrace the harsh truth of life, be one with it and change myself.
To be cold to certain emotions which had rendered me weak to be easily attacked and played around with in the past.

A return of my old self from a decade ago.
A journey which needed a companion; a companion that is truthful. And here she is – Amitiel.

Credits:
Sound Tracks –
“Baby” by Nicoco
“Jerk it Out” – by The Caesars

December 18, 2012

Riding bike with your girlfriend/wife pillion?

Sick and bed ridden, I was just browsing through facebook and youtube and I came across this really good video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f_MOue5rPw
He talks about the dos and dont’s when you have a pillion (he has his girlfriend as pillion in that video) … and it reminded me of my bike rides with my ex.

I never crossed 40mph in city riding when my ex was pillion… and she sometimes complained why I don’t drive like when I do a solo ride(over 100mph or even fast enough).
She probably never understood that I just couldn’t risk her life like I did with mine driving solo on a bike.
If there were to be a crash, I’d prefer that she walks away safe and if there needs to be a death then let that be mine.

 

So here are some tips for those “boyfriends” or “husbands” who love their (respective) “girlfriends” or “wifes”:

1. Buy proper riding gear for both .. dont buy awesome helmet for yourself and stupid roadside one for your wife.
Helmets are Very Very Important.
Infact, if i remember right, both our helmets (ex and me) were half faced.
I’d prefer full face protection for her, but she complained of suffocation when we went to choose helmet and she tried a full face one.
Her helmet had an inbuilt tinted goggles and a double top up full face visor and costed 1.5x more than mine,was IS-4151 approved. Infact, my first one was a fake ISO approved (there is no ISO standard for helmets) and I made sure that I didn’t do the same mistake when we picked one for her.

So if you love your girl, get her equal(considering your’s is not crappy) or better stuff.

If you have the buck, consider getting more than just helmets.. buy riding jackets, riding shoes, gloves, spine protectors, knee guards …….. and yes very importantly, not just for yourself.. but for your girl too.

 

2. What if you don’t have two helmets? Then give the one you have to your girl.. even if she is pillion
Happened to me when I sold my bike and gave away my helmet and then she got a scooter .. which if we both went out I’d drive. I always preferred she wear the helmet, but she would complain of stuff like hair, headache and have me wear it. So there are times I managed to get her to wear it, and times I couldn’t.
And only I know the nervousness I had driving the times when the helmet was on my head and not hers. (Even though I’m an experienced rider, I used to pray that I see her back home safe)

 

3. Proper/Good quality shoes
Very important. The first thing that a rider hits when falling off a sliding vehicle on accident is foot fingers.
Your fingers can scrape and you can end up loosing foot fingers, broken ankle, damaged Achilles heel and what not.

When my ex was just learning her scooter, I took her to shoe store and forced her to pick out a proper shoe.
It was white/blue girl style, proper protection, ample ankle, shin and heel padding.
She used it once or twice max and then they lay in the shoe rack forever eating dust.

Moral of the story for me: You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink

But seriously, try to talk to your girl and make her understand that why that 2 mins of time of wearing a shoe is better than walking handicapped for rest of the life.

 

4. Know your speed limit

You may ride at 100mph doing solo on the bike, but if you have your girl behind.. please be responsible.
The flick-ability of a motorcycle gets worse when you have a pillion on it.
If she is asking for more speed, you should only know that she hasn’t experienced a crash before… and you should be wise to know that you don’t want her to experience that pain (if you love her that is 😉 )

Don’t try to show your manhood by zipping fast/rash (its more like you dont have manhood since you’re having to prove it by zipping fast)

And if you think your girl thinks less manly of you since you dont speed, then let her just leave.
Trust me, if you love her.. its better to see her safe than be handicapped.. even if it means she leaves you. It’ll only mean she had a peanut size brain and it can’t be helped. But you can ensure her safety.

 

5. If you have a sports bike, then show her proper riding position
Riding position on sports bike is way different from normal commuter bikes.
If both you and your pillion do not know the positions, then you could easily crash.
Here this video shows how

6. Safety for her before she gets on to the bike
Make sure you have both your feet firmly on the ground and both your hands on handlebars when she is mounting the bike. Don’t showoff/try to be a hero by holding no handlebars…even if you are fucking tall.. if the bike tips due to irregular tarmac/mud on the road…. her head will be the first to hit the ground. You on the other hand will be the safest since your legs will grip the tank due to body reflex.

 

7. Safety for her before YOU get off the bike
So you did a great job while she was getting on the bike, but managed to kick her when you got off the bike… isn’t really a happy scene.
Make sure she steps safely far away after getting off the bike before you swing your leg, ensuring that you don’t end up kicking her face/body.

 

8. Take care of her dress
Make sure you check that her dress isn’t getting stuck in the wheel. (So common with Indian dresses having chunnis/sarees/dupattas)
It could get stuck in the wheel and tighten on her throat, hence suffocate her and the force of pull could throw her off the bike too.
They may/maynot have the brains to think of all this.. but you should.

 

9. Protect her against cold wind, dust and pollution
A helmet again plays a role here blocking most of the pollution, but other than that you should block her from oncoming dust wind.
If you see a dust road ahead, ask her to shut her eyes/hide behind your back.

If it’s a cold wind/weather, make sure she has a warm jacket even if it means you have to take off yours and give it to her. Just give it.. no second thoughts on this one.

 

10. Keep her back-ache in mind
Back aches are pretty common for sport bikers, and more so for female pillion because of strenuousness in riding position and their other biological issues.
So slow down once in a while on straight road, let her sit straight up and relax her back.
It is very painful to see your girl go through backpain, so only imaging how painful it is to her who is bearing it.

 

11. Communicate
Every once in a while, especially during long rides.. be caring and ask her if she is comfortable, if she needs to take a break, if she needs you to drive slower, if she needs to attend a nature call and so on.
She might just be enduring some discomfort and still not saying anything.
Girls seem to feel that they are doing a sacrifice by enduring something that way, No its not.
Real men shouldn’t be needing her to do those. It is far better to ask her to point out immediately if something is a discomfort rather than endure it.

Overall pay attention to minor things(that can turn major threat) for your girlfriend/wife.

 

12. Try to take this attitude in normal life too… not just while biking.
Be considerate.. put her before yourself.
She may not do the same, she may treat you as least important and rate you in chart of importance after all her blood relations, friends or whatever….but then that only means she doesn’t love you as much as you love her.
But still, “as long as it lasts”… put her before yourself.
Don’t just “say it”, empty words don’t make sense.. “do it”.

December 17, 2012

The Heart Broken Biker – Vlog 008 – Donate your Bike’s CC? … What?

At one of the biker meets (xBhp group) … meet titled “Donate your bike’s cc”

Let’s go figure out what it means 🙂

Credits:
Music – “As the crow flies” by The-Vow

December 3, 2012

The Heart Broken Biker – Vlog 007 – International Day of Differently Abled is Today!

Dec 3 is the “International Day of people with Disability” ….
The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

I’d like to term it as ‘International Day of Differently Abled’ … the word “differently abled” picked up from a friend co-member at an NGO in India.

This vlog is dedicated to all the differently abled people who try to do their own stuff and do not depend on others and do not feed on pity of anyone.
If you are one of them who stands up and faces nature’s challenge … then U ROCK!
You have my respect.

And I hope some of the so called “normal” people could learn from them to do their own stuff, have balls to live on their own rather than cheating, lying and manipulating people to progress in life. That is not life.. that is pathetic.

So folks, if you know some differently abled people who are good at heart, please share some love (not pity). One of the good things to do while you’re still on the planet 🙂

 

P.S:  Did anyone notice a Pigeon take-off ? .. was about a feet away from the bike.

November 15, 2012

The Heart Broken Biker – Vlog 006 – Dedicated to ‘Lois’ & ‘Clark’

I dedicate this vlog and ride to my kids ‘Lois’ and ‘Clark’, named after television series ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’

Clark passed away on 12th Nov 2012 fighting organ failure.
Lois passed away on 16th March 2012 due to Upper Respiratory Issues.

Both have been amazing and the time spent with them was out of the world.
I’ll be missing them forever.

With that, I also thank everyone who has ever taken care of my pets… or gave them treats or love .. even if its for a moment .. I am grateful for it.

Note: If you want to skip my heart pour out and just see the ride.. skip to 07:50
Please watch in 720p HD. This video took my laptop 18+ hrs to render even with process niceness set to -ve .. then ended up in a huge 6.5G file, which had to be quality reduced and compressed to 500+MB for upload. 😐

November 6, 2012

Why I Ride?

Filed under: Automotive,Society — krish @ 2:00 pm

Yesterday night was one of those darn lonely moments for me that can drive people to end themselves.
It’s not like I can simply close my eyes and try going to sleep; I am running away from sleep deliberately.

Why? Because sleep gives me dreams… particular dreams.. very similar to what I keep dreaming every time I go to sleep from last 5 months. I don’t know how to get rid of these dreams. Same faces, same people, taunting me, provoking me saying ‘We’ve taken away what you loved the most. What can you do now?’, laughing at me, putting a dagger in my heart and then stomping it hardly further down to rip it apart.
And I see someone doing stuff that I can’t bear, stuff that I don’t want to write here.

How it feels when I dream.. like end of life.

So I try my max not to sleep; better than dreaming those and waking up in immense anger, heart rate soaring and sweating all over.

As to why I ride?
I ride to heal my heart.
May be I should be included in this video list next time 🙂

Unfortunately yesterday, no redbull left in the fridge 😐

To compensate, I go out to ride in the dark for a bit (around 0230 am). Now normally I’d do a 120+, but this time I thought let’s try something different. I drove at about 10kmph or less… found a slow sloping road, literally put my track-ready sport bike in Neutral gear!!! (I know couple of bikers will be cursing me over this), and let is just cruise to angle of slope and gravity.

This really gives a slow motion feel. Although, people who drive regularly in city traffic may not feel a difference, but I specifically got myself a bike to help me get away to adrenaline rush drives when I have to escape falling asleep. So I don’t really take it into the city.. just the highways.

Everything looks moving slllowwwwly, its a niiiceeeeee experience.. feels good, especially when the surrounding is pitch black dark, with scary looking trees that block visibility to anything on one side and vast empty darkness of plain lands on the other side.
It kinda feels like this:

And THEN, when you rip open your throttle.. it feels like this (darn I want to drive at Isle of Man too) :

This is my pic of closure, riding towards unknown lands..

a drive .. another attempt to heal my heart.


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