Why do we ride? The thrill? The excitement? Everyone will have their own reasons, and they will be as varied as there are riders.
For me, it is about living in that moment, where your senses are heightened. The wind in your face, the scents and smells as the world goes by. I feel alive. A most spiritual and enlightening experience. One doesn't even need to go fast - I am happy chugging along at 40km/h. Just me, my ride and the open road.
I recall all the wonderful memories that came before I decided to finally get my Class 2b licence - on ATVs, Scramblers and Scooters in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia (all South East Asian countries) and wondered why I didn't do so earlier. Perhaps it was my guardian angel telling me that I needed to do a little growing up first. I can so imagine a younger version of myself doing crazy and risky things. Like those off-roading days in Peranggang... He can only fly so fast...
But there is also another reason. One that will remain between me, Haldir and Paddington. Anyways... will need to do a proper photoshoot for Haldir, with proper surroundings instead of this impromptu one. Hmm.. any suggestions? Upper Seletar reservoir? Taman Jurong?