10 Things a Woman Biker faces in India

10 Things a Woman Biker faces in India

1. An idiot who intentionally blocks the way and stares at you from the rear-view mirror.

Dude! I can totally see you staring at me from your rear-view mirror.
Dude! I can totally see you staring at me from your rear-view mirror.

2. A person who gets offended when you ride at a bit of speed as you rush to work or office and starts racing with you.

Really? Did I see you trying that now?
Really? Did I see you trying that now?

3. A person/people who ride besides you while looking you up and down with x-ray vision and tries to click photographs on the mobile phone.

Wow! Click blurred pictures of mine. When I find you, I will kill you!
Wow! Click blurred pictures of mine. When I find you, I will kill you!

4. A guy who overtakes you from the left while you are riding on your way home or heading to work just to annoy you.

I feel so attracted to you when you do that. Not!
I feel so attracted to you when you do that. Not!

5. A guy who overtakes you with a big ‘vroom’ on his bike and then stays just a bit ahead of you with a weird-ass racing position and performs unsafe stunts while you keep riding at a peaceful pace.

Oooh! That's a nice view!
Oooh! That’s a nice view!

6. A guy who you feel like kicking off his bike just because he is intentionally riding too close to you with the hope that you will lose your balance and fall off your bike.

You try that once more and I will push you off your bike.
You try that once more and I will push you off your bike.

7. A guy who tries to touch you as he passes by you on his bike.

You try that buddy and I will cut you to pieces.
You try that buddy and I will cut you to pieces.

8. A guy/guys in a car who tries to squeeze you towards the left or right of the road hoping you have an accident.

There's no other word for you but this. Chu&*#$!!!
There’s no other word for you but this. Chu&*#$!!!

9. A guy/guys at the signal who look you up and down while you wait and then annoyingly ‘vrooms’ off with a loud rev just before the signal turns green.

Awww! That's adorable! Let me just put on my jogging shoes and catch up with your speedy bike.
Awww! That’s adorable! Let me just put on my jogging shoes and catch up with your speedy bike.

10. And finally, people who ask you stupid questions and even though you answer them, they don’t register it because their main purpose of stopping you was to look you up and down.

Help me!!!
Help me!!!

So, that’s about a few of things a woman biker faces. What have you faced? Share it with us…

Images: Sourced from Google.

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5 thoughts on “10 Things a Woman Biker faces in India

  1. Random irrelevant pictures.
    All ’10 things’ essentially have the same meaning: guys are assholes.
    No guy, no matter how much of a jackass he is would want women to ‘lose their balance and fall off their bike. ”.

    ps- if guys stare at biker women up and down why would they want them to stop riding?’

    pps – the first pic is taken from car’s windshield not a bike.

    literally the worst piece of crap iv ever read.

  2. Showed this article to my mother. She started riding my dad’s Hero Honda CD100 in 1990, and took to it like fish to water. I was a small kid , and was confused whether mum riding a “boy bike” was a good thing or not :D. She rode it for 3 years, until it was stolen one day. In 1994 (or was it ’95?), came a super proud moment when we bought her a shiny red splendor. It was the best looking thing on the roads for my 10 yr old mind, and getting dropped to school was a cool moment. It was never consciously about women empowerment back then , but was simply one of the better things to do. And yes, she hardly faced the issues mentioned in this listing. Maybe because Pune was still a decent place back then, less populated by yobs who suddenly came into money and bought vehicles.

    PS : During my board exams, I had this superstition that if Mom dropped me to the exam center on the bike, i was going to have a good paper :). Too bad because I was in my teens, and would ask her to drop me some distance away so that I could walk and my friends wouldnt see. Not a proud moment, but I would love to make it upto her now.

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