Solo rider ? This guy proves it way too excitingly…
Solo rider? They are always the best. Or i could say even better. Rohith Subramanian who has rode to every state of India. Carrying his bike, helmet. Also some travel essentials and his spirit to ride all over the nation, in just 5 months. Travelling to over 35 countries before even hitting the age of 23 is a pretty remarkable feat. Throw in the fact that all of this was done solo on a bike and the just blows people’s minds. That’s exactly what Lone Wanderer, Rohith Subramanian did!
Driver of Destiny
A 22-year-old Rohith Subramanian set out on his Royal Enfield 500cc Desert Storm to do what many only dream of being a rider. Over five months, he toured the length and breadth of the country, covering all 29 states, and 6 union territories. The Bengaluru-based avid biker started off from Tamil Nadu and wrapped up the great Indian trip in Telangana.
Rohith like most of us today, worked hard to get that paycheck and live from weekend to weekend. He worked in a startup where he used to pull in 12 hours or more every day. Eventually, the monotony of it all caught up to him and he wanted to break free.
Riding gets to realization
For him, Monday morning blues is listening to Eric Clapton sitting on a hillock sipping. Also hot tea as he watches the sun rise over the horizon. I guess this is what a rider is suppose to enjoy. He’ll probably take his own sweet time doing this because there are chances he will get caught in the rush hour. Traffic that comprises herds of cows and goats. He knows it’s the best kind of jam to be stuck in. The jingle of the cow bells set the rhythm for the day and the curious nibbling of his fingers by the billy goat is an acknowledgement that all’s well with the world.
Jealous? I am too. In fact, I am envious of all those who get to set off on the road just so they can feel the breeze on their face. And cherish each moment even as they leave one scenery after another in a blink. The act of moving itself provides the perfect lesson to living in the present.
Was it worth
When we look at the media’s portrayal of the world today. Where most of us are under the impression that there is no humanity left. Rohith, on the other hand, believes that the world is an amazing place. Simply because of how well people have treated him wherever he went through his rider journey. Rohith has never had to stay in a hotel or a hostel because someone, somewhere has opened their door to him as a rider.
This journey, says Rohith, is as much about seeing the world as it is a journey inwards. He adds that riding a motorcycle for him is an act of meditation, “it’s about connecting the dots.” That’s a Zen thought that maybe Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence: An Inquiry Into Values, would testify to.
Just another hopeless writer who whirl feelings into words!