Of all the hobbies and activities I’m involved in, Riding a bike seemed to be the only activity that expands my friendship’s circle. In fact, it is still expanding. I made friends when….
a. I met other riders who are hanging out at a motorcycle workshop.
b. I met other riders who just got his first bike and I happened to be at the shop.
c. I met other riders who are buying things from a bike accessory shops.
d. I joined the big bikers whatsapp group.
e. I met other bikers in a convoy.
f. I met other bikers who are drinking a cup of coffee in a coffee shop and I happened to be there.
g. I met other bikers on a traffic light.
h. I met other bikers introduced by other bikers.
So, basically, owning a big bike is actually a good tool to make friends. All these while, my circle of friends were mostly teachers. But today, I have friends from the medical, fire and rescue, oil and gas, engineering, police, JPJ, land and survey department, special branch, self-employed, banks and the list keep growing.
In our group, we accept each other’s differences and we care for our junior riders. We share to them about a proper riding technique and most importantly provide them with the moral support throughout their learning process.
At present, we coach our junior bikers at Padawan – Tebedu link. It’s the best route so far due to its diversified road conditions: narrow, wide, hilly, less traffic and the best of all… enjoy the delicious local delicacies cooked by either the Bidayuh or Indonesians, right after the tiring ride.
So, don’t just sit there, grab your car keys and drive over to Tebedu. Till then, tata…see you later.