In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
― Akira Kurosawa
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
- Frank Howard Clark
Let me start with no assumptions, just a few thoughts which inspired us.
Where did it all begin? The art of seduction. Pinup, glamour and cheesecake. Which we generally think of it today as a pin-up girl, also known as a pin-up model or Item girls in our Indian Lingo.
Corsets Corsets Corset is it ? or probably the most controversial garment in fashion history, and the living incarnation of the phrase “epicurean cage”. Inspite of this they are an important part of the pin-up girl‘s wardrobe and no self respecting burlesque star would be caught without one. With conscious contemporaneity and sexual self-awareness on stage that burlesque performers has reached a new age. The New Woman is symbolic of her new ideas about her sex, it was inevitable that she would also come to symbolize new ideas about sexuality.
Over the years They moved across multiple platforms sculptures, Pin-up art, Pin-up photography the golden age of pinup world and the sad new age Item Numbers.
This is our ode to to golden age of Pin-up World.
Stay hungry, stay foolish
Let me start by thanking “XBHP TEAM” (www.xbhp.com) for initiating Mega Ride Event and all the riders, young & old for making this a big success . I always wondered what makes a man/women/ a child staring or get mesmerized by the sound of a two wheeled machine irrespective of the genre it belongs to: Choppers, classic, Offroaders or be it SBKs.
I guess it is the sense of freedom, thrill, beauty, power, speed, tunneling wind hitting your body your mind & even your soul, the revving noise of engine (which is music to us all folks!!) and on and on… I believe the congregation of riders from different backgrounds, caste creed or religion in this mega ride even proves it all that anyone who wants to be free from the usual boredom, who wants to let go of their daily life is welcomed here. I was surprised talking to some of the riders who turned out to be quite different underneath in context to what they do, doctors, dentists, scientists, students, newly weds, jewellery shop owners, engineers, media people, poets, writers, teachers, professors and the list is endless.
I am happy to witness the turnout of over 300 riders both from Mumbai and Pune who shared a common passion for motorcycle riding. As for me honestly, i just wanted to take a break from my regular chores and unwind a bit. I wasn’t expecting so many riders, which made the whole journey of over 250 kms an epic experience. It was hot, a bit tiring but totally worth every corner, every speed bump and every person who were initially surprised to find so many motorcycles taking over the road and cheered at us all.
The Event had goodies for every motorcycle enthusiast: SBKs or super bikes for those who dreamed of owning one and attain speeds of over 300 kmph to the Harley boys, Bullets, stunting lot, tourers, and marketers as well. Everyone was invited. This event turned out to be much more then simply cheering for the Great Indian Ride initiative by the XBHP TEAM. Rather gave an opportunity for the riders from different background to come and share their stories about life and how motorcycling has changed everything for them.
Cheers to all the riders,
Mr. Producer (shv18,xbhp)
Photography: Jayanand Supali & Mr. Producer
Credits: XBHP TEAM, Big Wheels Motoring Cafe, Jay & Pratik for camera and Go Pro fun, All the riders from Mumbai & Pune, OMD (Obsessive Motorcycling Disorder) patients, my mumma, my puppa, my beautiful companion FZ-X , villagers, stupid cyclists, truck wallas, for being obedient on road and not harrassing us poor two wheeled souls . Cheers
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Please give crazy answers to these crazy thoughts.
- What is the funniest prank played on you or played by you?
- What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
- What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
- What does OK actually mean?
- Which place would you definitely like to visit?
Hysteria,Kicks,Passion & Thrills……..
18th March, 6:00 am, everyone jumping from bed, all gears packed, camera too… a gathering of over 300 crazy people expecting to make a lot of noise!!.. watch out the blog for more action!!………………….
This will be an interesting poll…. Both from a different league
- Director: Thierry V
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.