Biker Sketch #1: Candida Louis

When I was a kid, I used to be fairly good at art, made a lot of flowers and Gods and other cute stuff and people seemed to like it. In 10th class, our Biology teacher gave us an assignment during the summer vacation to draw a few animals. I took it a bit too seriously… Read More »

Video Vednesday: Some gnarly riding in the Australian outback

I watch a lot of Youtube videos, most of them are crashes. When they are not crashes, they are Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Sixty Symbols, and then some more crashes. I prefer to spend time on Youtube rather than Facebook. When you watch something on Youtube, the creator makes money, when you watch something on… Read More »

Audible book review: Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

The book sold 5 million copies worldwide. It was originally rejected by 121 publishers, more than any other bestselling book, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Oh my fucking gawd what’s wrong with this guy. You end up saying that quite a lot while reading this book, but only in the first half. By… Read More »

MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 race results from Assen

What a beautiful day it was. In my mind, without a doubt, this was the best racing action I have ever seen in my life. Thanks to the weather, and the brilliant piece of asphalt that is Assen, all 3 classes gave us some extremely remarkable races, with even more shocking results. I don’t think… Read More »

Driven bike rental service review: Me likey!

I hate it here, generally in India and specifically in Hyderabad. At some point in the future I would like to settle down somewhere outside this country, but until I do, it’s important to keep myself happy and alive. That has not proven to be an easy task. Since I’ve more or less given up on… Read More »

The fucked up world of Motorcycle Helmet Certifications

Helmet /ˈhɛlmɪt/ That thing Indians use to not pay that cop 100 bucks. The other condom that nobody uses either. Synonyms: Arm candy, mirror ornament, grocery basket. A human body is basically a well-mannered Zombie, arms and legs and torso designed to carry the brain around, do its bidding without question. Like all Kings, the brain… Read More »

Two biker movies to watch this weekend – Motonomad 1 & 2

One fine day out of nowhere I got a message on the RiderZone Facebook page. I generally use that page just to regurgitate the vomit that is published on this website, but apparently it has more uses than one. Nachiketha Someswara recommended I watch the Motonomad movies. I had never seen either one of them,… Read More »

8 tips to help you die an old and fat motorcyclist

There’s one thing common between all the crashes you saw above, all of them could’ve been avoided. Some of the people in this video were inexperienced, others were experienced but not enough, while some just found themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time. There always will be situations that you can’t control, but there’s… Read More »