1.) IT BECOMES A PART OF YOUR INTRODUCTION.
“Hi, meet my friend Wini. She works as a copy writer in a digital marketing agency and you know what? She rides motorbikes! Mast na?” You hear this and you wonder why that is the third most important part of your life?
2.) THE VERY EVIDENT DISBELIEF IN PEOPLE’S EYES.
When people learn that you can ride bikes, all you can hear is “Whoaaa!”, “Are you effing serious?” or “Whaaaaaaaaat! I don’t believe it. I need a proof.” It is easy to believe that a black cat crossing your path is bad omen, but this! NO! No way.
3.) YOU GET ALL SORTS OF ASTONISHING GAZES WHILE YOU RIDE.
(When someone is riding a bike) “Oh, nice bike!” (When that someone is a girl) “OMFG! Ye maine kya dekh liya! ” Calls up friend and says, “Dude! I just saw a girl riding a 500cc bike!” Just because it got gears and is a bit heavier doesn’t mean it is tougher to ride.
4.) GUYS TRUST YOU AND ONLY YOU WITH THEIR BIKES.
When most of the guys you know refer to their bikes as their girlfriend, you know for a fact that they don’t let anyone else touch it, let alone giving it to a girl to ride. But you, after careful inspection of your riding skills, become the only exception to his principle. However, there is one condition. “Cut your nails, they may leave scratches on my bike!”
5.) PEOPLE ON THE ROAD MAKE WAY FOR YOU.
It is common practice for men to make way when a woman is driving a car. Imagine when a woman is riding a bike! They fear for their life and move 10 steps away. Some people see you from very long and don’t cross the road until 30 seconds after you pass by. Kind of works for the female bikers though!
6.) “YOU ARE A GUY TRAPPED IN A GIRL’S BODY!”
You are fed up of hearing this. All you do is make this face!
7.) “IS THIS IMAGE PHOTOSHOPPED?” OR “BIKE STAND PE THA NA?”
Another line that does not seem to let you live in peace. Someone needs to come up with a dumbfounding response to this line so that you don’t have to hear it again till your last breath.
8.) YOUR FRIENDS ARE MOSTLY GUYS.
No reason apart from your shared interest in riding. The sad part is, in spite of having so many guy friends you don’t have a boyfriend because no guy hits on you! Remember that “You are a guy trapped in a girl’s body” comment? That is why. *sigh*
9.) YOUR GIRL FRIENDS GET ANNOYED.
Well, obviously when you are always hanging out with handsome guys and their awesome bikes, you have no time do girly stuff with them like going shopping or having pyjama parties at girls’ night outs. What else can you expect!
10.) PEOPLE MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT.
All said and done, riding is something that a person learns out of interest. Same as learning to cook or learning a new language, unless you can cook so well that you become ‘Master Chef of the Universe’ or you can learn all sorts of languages in this world in a lifetime. Then it is justified to do all of the above things.