Bitten by the travel bug

Bitten by the travel bug

A person has to be like a flowing river — always on the move.  Milind Hiremath, a Bangalorean, truly believes in this and is travelling to his heart’s content after winning ‘True Wanderers,’ a contest launched by Wranglers, to support the bikers in the country.

Just before the journey was flagged off, Milind talked about his passion, which is biking.
“Biking has been my passion for many years now. Earlier, it was just a hobby. But, eventually, I became aware that this is a serious sport in many foreign countries. So I started exploring more. I looked for organisations that support bikers and associated myself with them. Social networking sites have helped me in getting connected with like-minded people. I have travelled alone and in groups biking for more than a month at a stretch. This has only increased my interest in biking,” explains Milind.

Nature can be best explored on a bike. One has to go through inaccessible routes to experience the sheer joy of finding something unexpected.

Milind says, “I am a nature lover and there is no better way to explore nature than  biking. Sometimes after passing through narrow, inaccessible, isolated routes, you end up in a vast land. That is nature’s magic.”

“Another important thing about biking is — self exploration. When one is travelling alone,
one goes through a variety of emotions. You can be overwhelmed, happy, or sad, at one point of time or other. The profound connection between man and nature can be experienced only by travelling, and biking is the best way to do it,” he adds.

Ask him if he has faced any major problems while travelling and he says, “It is the police. When I am travelling at night, they ask, ‘Why are you travelling at this ungodly hour?’ Travelling between states freely is very tough. The bureaucratic process curbs the freedom required for a biker.”

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