Shrijit Patil a.k.a SP

Motorcycles – Thunderbird 500 (Zoran), Machismo 500 (Bodhi)

Year(s) Active – September 2003 – Present

In the words of Hunter.S.Thompson, “Faster, Faster, Faster…Until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death!!!”

One i first read his work, I thought to myself, what would be the one way this quote could be experienced? The answer lies between two wheels…

Turned 18 in 2003 and the first thing I did was, buy a second hand Standard 350 (Minotaur). Started scouting for like minded idiots who thought it’d be a great idea to tour on these barely reliable machines designed in 1950. Clearly, I wasn’t the only one.

My mom has been quite instrumental in my decision to join Inddiethumpers. In fact, she’s the one who saw the BBC episode where the club was featured and insisted that I must join. I caught up with the boys for my first ever club meet at Carter Road in September 2003. There’s been no looking back since then.

11 years on, countless rides and I am still as proud to be a Thumper as I was when I joined this league of ridiculously insane people. And we’re only getting bigger….better…stronger…

Since then I have had the privilege of riding with some of the most talented, responsible and maddest riders… Made friends for life…Brothers in some cases….We trust our lives with each other… A bond which has formed only because of our love for 2 wheels and wanderlust!!!

As a closing note, I’d like to quote Hunter S Thompson once again, “The Edge, there is no honest way to explain it because, the only one’s who really know where it is, are the one’s who have gone over”

Keep It Twisted

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