Death Experience of Riya Sen

Riya Sen when shooting in Guwahati for a show had a real death experience in an accident on the sets of Shaadi No.1.

The team was shooting in France where Riya’s scene required some hooligan French bikers to circle around and eve tease her. After the shot, the actress who was dressed in a backless walked over to the monitor to watch her take. At this point, according to Riya, one of the bikers who was acting fresh with her started riding in her direction while performing a stunt. But for a second the man lost control and rammed into the petite actress. Luckily for Riya, her impulse was quick enough and she turned her face away to avoid injuring it. Though, the jolt from the bike was hard enough to render her unconscious and she fell to the ground. She was immediately rushed to a government hospital where she woke up with a throbbing headache and a bruised back.

The funny thing is that Riya recalls that three cute guys who were supposedly hitting on her took her to the hospital. One wonders what happened to the cast and crew of the film who were on the sets when the accident happened.

The bottom line though, is that someone did help and the brain scan Riya had to undergo showed no serious injuries. What was injured however is the camera of one of the men who stood around capturing the incident on video. He lost his grip and his roll made an exit. Later, Riya managed to get hold of a copy of the video. This will ensure that she won’t forget the near death incident for at least another few years.

And for those people who think that Riya is a softie were absolutely wrong. Though her blood pressure had dropped the tough girl managed to go back to the sets and shoot her introductory scene.

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Rajesh Srivastava

Cross Country Mountain Biking

Cross country mountain biking is cross country at its finest. Where free riders and downhill bikers use four wheel bikes and ski lifts to get them to their destination, cross country bikers get to the top of the mountain by the ride.

Though free riding is very popular, the life vein of the sport has always been cross country biking. Just as cross country riders are a different breed, the bikes they ride are as well. The cross country bike is completely different in many ways from other types of mountain riding bikes. The premise for cross country riders is speed. Everything about their bikes revolve with the idea of making the bikes faster and faster. Bikes used in cross country mountain biking can be fully rigid frame, hardtails, or even full suspension frames.

Through the years, the cross over to full suspension has become very popular. The weight difference between free ride bikes and cross country bikes are considerable. You’ll be extremely hard pressed to find a bike that weighs more than 24 pounds, and even that weight can be heavy. Free ride bkes weigh close to 40 pounds, which makes the difference in weight pretty close.

If you’ve never tried cross country mountain biking, you’ll probably find it to be a break from the ordinary. Even though this type of biking involves trails, it’s normally the type of terrain that beginners wouldn’t want to ride. Involving hills and rough terrain, cross country biking offers quite the rush.

For mountain bikers everywhere, cross country is the way to go. It offers you a new assortment of bikes, new areas to bike, and a new twist to mountain biking as you know it.

If you’ve been looking for a mountain biking rush, cross country mountain biking is what you need to be experiencing.

Andrew Manifield

Harley-Davidson Bikers Off Gavin Newsom’s Dad At Balboa Cafe, SF, CA. – – Harley-Davidson Bikers Off Gavin Newsom’s Dad At Balboa Cafe, SF, CA.

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Mountain Bikes Online

I guess that, with the development of the Internet from a middling bunch of computers on a network to a full-blown phenomenon of millions and millions of PCs and Macs all connected throughout the world, you can find anything you want online with just a smattering of keywords and Google (or Yahoo!, or MSN, or AOL, whichever you prefer.) I have been a Netizen for almost 6 years now; certainly not as old and experienced as the other veterans of the World Wide Web, maybe, but enough to have observed and experienced several of the significant developments and changes that the cyber world has gone through.

So why was I surprised when I found out that the sport of mountain biking has found a new home on the Internet? And not just a sport, but an entire, growing community and culture of pedaling enthusiasts that spans the globe. Going back to my self-imposed question, why was I surprised to see this? Probably because in my privately-held and biased opinion, I’ve always thought that freewheeling mountain bikers who spend their time going up and down hills riding their two-wheeled pedal machines wouldn’t have the time nor the inclination to build a place on the Web.

How wrong I was. Mountain biking is certainly getting more and more exposure on the Internet, and well-deserved exposure, I might add. As I said, I have discovered that there is already a booming population of closely-knit communities of mountain bikers in cyberspace. You can practically find hundreds of websites, blogs, and forums dedicated to the sport. A wide array of topics are being discussed and presented at length in these communities, from brake levers to bike trails. And of course, with the spurt of the e-commerce trend, it cannot be avoided that shops catering to the specialized needs of mountain bikers have sprouted online as well.

But is this a bad thing we’re talking about? Personally, I think not. The emergence of e-commerce has brought along with it an unsurpassed convenience and availability of products and services that your local bike shop will be hard-pressed to match. Unless, of course, your local bike shop has established an online presence as well. Enthusiasts and shoppers are greatly benefiting from the wide array of products that are readily available from virtually anywhere in the world, via the Internet. Whether you just want to find the best price for that crankset you need, or you’re looking for the ultimate mountain bike package, going online can be the best way to go.

You don’t have to be a technical wizard to enjoy online shopping for your bike gear. Most mountain bike websites, or cycling in general, usually feature helpful hints and tips to guide the less-than-expert shoppers make the most out of their website. Are you looking for a particular product? Or perhaps you just want to see all available products from your favorite manufacturer? Online stores usually allow you to search for any item you want using keywords. You can also find what you need by browsing the organized categories of items. Everything is arranged and laid out to enable shoppers to find and buy products faster and easier.

Syahrul Azlan Idris

Top 5 Wintertime Motorcycle Tours

Just because winter is right around the corner doesn’t mean that you need to lock your bike in the garage. There are plenty of places where the sun is warm, the air is cool, and the scenery will take your breath away. Winter provides the perfect excuse to get out of your local environment and take your chopper on new and exciting adventures. In this article, we’ll take a look at five of the most beloved bikers choice locations for a wintertime motorcycle ride.

Southwest: Las Vegas, NV to San Diego, CA – 333 miles
Bikers Choice! It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, Las Vegas and San Diego are always nice and warm, and so is the path between these two interesting cities. On this trip, you’ll ride through beautiful Lake Havasu, Lake Gregory, the infamous Death Valley, and Palm Springs. Make sure to budget extra time in San Diego and in Vegas, both of which are ideal to tour from the seat of a motorcycle.

Pacific Ocean: Big Sur, CA to Ensenada Mexico – 500 miles
Bikers Choice! Coast Highway is one of the most scenic views in all of America and the view continues down the coast road into Mexico. On this tour you’ll experience a wide range of scenery from the natural rocky coast of Big Sur, through the beaches filled with sunbathers in Los Angeles and San Diego, and down into Mexico where the food is delectable and the manana attitude promotes relaxation.

Arizona: Cottonwood, AZ to Eager, AZ – 210 miles
If you’re seeking a relaxing tour with little traffic and lots of scenery, this motorcycle ride through Arizona’s state route 260 is ideal. High deserts and dense forests paint the backdrop as you cruise through some of the United State’s most interesting landscapes.

Florida: Orlando to Key West – 393 miles
Bikers Choice! This trip takes you from the home of Disneyland, to the tip of the Florida mainland, and across the gorgeous blue waters as you ride through the Florida Keys. If you’re looking for a shorter ride, start your trip in Fort Lauderdale or Miami, but don’t miss out on the amazing cruise over the long bridges that connect the keys.

Baja Mexico: San Diego to Cabo San Lucas – 1059 miles
Bikers Choice! This is a trip for the serious rider. It will take you approximately 15 days to cruise from San Diego down to the southern tip of Baja Mexico. Make sure to set aside some cash to pay the tolls along the way. Once in Cabo, there is no lack of relaxing ways to occupy your time like fishing, golfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Before you set out, be sure to gear up with all of the proper safety equipment and any custom motorcycle parts that will make your trip more enjoyable. If you don’t want to worry about towing your motorcycle to your starting destination, find a place to rent one in the area. Whatever you do, don’t set aside your passion for riding during the winter months-consider the season a reason to have an adventure!

Christine Harrell

Bmx Bikes – for Those Who Like to Live on the Edge

BMX Bikes are specially designed bicycles for racing on sandy and hilly tracks. Apart from racing on hilly terrains, BMX bikers also perform tricks on flat grounds, wooden ramps and trails.

Earlier, bikes were manufactured with an assembled frame and fork, with two wheels and a seat. BMX bicycles originated in the state of California in the late 60’s but it was not before the beginning of 1961, that the bikes achieved popularity, and the manufacturers began to produce BMX bicycles frequently.

BMX tricks and stunts are now very popular among the teenagers. There are numerous clubs and organizations where people can come and try their hands out on the BMX bicycles and practice the skills and tricks. With these early practices, the young bikers get acquainted with the probable problems that may occur during the ramp performances.

BMX tricks are not at all easy for any biker. The stunts are quite tough to perform. You should undergo tough rehearsals, in order to get fully ready. Some of the difficult tricks are like standing on the front pegs, and spinning the rest of the bike around. The skillful bikers can even summersault in air. So, these are tricks that can be gripped after a long practice session.

While riding the BMX bicycles, you would need ample of protection. You must protect your elbows, knees and most importantly your head with the helmet. If you are interested in having a primary look at the toughest BMX competitions, then the X games on various sports channels can help you out.

The Designs Of BMX Bicycles

The main features of a BMX bike:

1. Straight tubes

2. Gusseted frames

3. Reinforced handlebars

4. Powerful mag wheels

5. Long crankarms

6. Steel rims

7. Coaster brakes

The BMX bike producers manufacture bikes with light body. The body of a BMX bike is made of aluminum or chromium and molybdenum for frames and steel for the rims. Aluminum is also used for rims, freewheels and caliper brakes. The 24-inch versions of BMX bicycles are called ‘Cruisers’.

The frames on BMX bicycles are made to be very light and maneuvered accordingly, so that it can weather the blows while racing and jumping. Moreover, a light bike can save your minutes, in a close fought BMX race.

The tiers of BMX bicycles are quite different from the road bikes. They are knobby with excellent traction and power. Another aspect that distinguishes the BMX tires from the others is the construction of their wheels. Generally the rims are of 20 inches, but there can be different sizes too.

Sometimes the BMX bicycles fall hard on the ground; that is why, the manufacturers have introduced ‘Cro Moly’ tube sets to the BMX bicycles. A BMX bike with smaller gear set-ups reduce the weight of the bikes by using chain rings, smaller rear drivers, and shorter chain length.

Sales of BMX bicycles are much higher than the other ones. Bikes can be seen with every fashionable bike rider, on sidewalks and in their natural habitat. Instead of competing with anyone, a simple ride would be much more comfortable. While riding you have to be very conscious, and should not make too much experiments with your tricks. Don’t forget to wear a helmet whenever you are riding.

Thus, the BMX bicycles are both, fashionable and powerful, providing you the ultimate passion for fashionable biking.

Robert Sheehan

Downhill Mountain Biking

Downhill mountain biking is one of the most extreme styles of mountain biking. Downhill biking, as its name implies is all about riding down steep slopes while getting over obstacles, drops and sharp turn in maximum speed. Over the years, many downhill mountain biking events and competitions have been established all over the world. Downhill competitions are held on courses situated on steep slopes and mountains such as the Alps and the Rocky mountains. The objective of a downhill cycling competition is to reach the bottom in the fastest time. Nonetheless, there are many mountain bikers who ride downhill trails just for the fun of it. In my opinion, mountain biking is a successful combination of the chance to feel a rush of adrenaline, reach remote places, see wonderful scenery and attempt to control and maneuver a mountain bike riding a high speed, through rough terrain.

Most of the main bike trails and bike parks which are geared towards downhill mountain bikers are equipped with attractions and are geared to their special needs. Many downhill mountain biking sites are equipped with chair lifts, which take bikers and their bikes to the top of the descent with no need to climb up. Many downhill mountain biking sites operate as ski sites in the winter and downhill mountain biking centers in the summer. Throughout Europe there are a few parks which are geared to downhill mountain bikers. One can find these sorts of parks in France, Austria, Italy and more. Downhill mountain biking parks offer specially made obstacles and drops, aside of the trails in their parameter.

As much as downhill biking is enjoyable and exciting, it’s one of the more hazardous mountain biking styles. In any case of downhill mountain biking, no matter if you’re an expert or a beginner, be sure do ride with full safety gear and after you have made sure that the trail you’re beginning fits your level of riding.

Club Giraffe

Carlsberg stunts with bikers in cinema

Carlsberg stunts in Belgium with 148 bikers in a movie theatre.
Some innocent couples want to take their seat, but the room is filled with not-so- friendly gentlemen… How will they react?

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More Lorry Driver Urban Legends

I’ve written about lorry driver urban legends before, but they just keep cropping up all over the internet. I’m not sure quite why lorry drivers and their vehicles often seem to be at the centre of these kinds of stories – my theory is that it’s the lorry drivers themselves who spread them while running haulage jobs and return loads all over the world! Perhaps it is just that many urban legends take place on the road, and lorry drivers make for convenient and plausible participants. However they spread, these stories are here to stay, and they get wilder and more outlandish with every retelling. Here are five of the best (and one of them is even true!)

Don’t Mess With The Lorry Driver

According to this legend, three bikers arrive in a café and see a lorry driver sitting on his own. For some reason they decide it will be fun to pick on him. They drink his coffee, pour pepper over him, and eat most of his food. The lorry driver does nothing, simply eats what is left, pays the bill and leaves. Afterwards, one of the bikers says to the waiter, “He wasn’t much of a fighter, was he?” The waiter, who is looking outside, replies “He wasn’t much of a driver either; he just backed his lorry straight over three motorcycles parked outside!”

True or False? It wouldn’t surprise me if this was true, since lorry drivers are renowned for their non-nonsense nature, but there are no recorded instances of this actually happening. A scene similar to this has appeared several times on film (for example, in Smokey and the Bandit and Every Which Way But Loose) indicating that it probably belongs in the realms of fiction.

Loose Load = Decapitation

Here’s a story about a gruesome kind of “return load”! As a motorcyclist is driving behind a lorry, a loose sheet of metal slips from the back of the lorry and decapitates him. The now headless driver, propelled by the momentum of the bike, travels past the lorry driver, who sees the motorcyclist, has a heart attack, and crashes his lorry.

True or False? It was false, but it recently became true! The original story is an urban legend that has been around for decades and has dozens of variations, but gruesomely enough, similar events occurred in 2001. 43 year old Linda Riojas was decapitated by a sheet of metal that apparently fell from a lorry in front and went through her windshield before landing next a Bible in the back seat. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction!

“Wait, is that a-”

A biker is on the road at night (what is it about lorry drivers and bikers in urban legends?) sees two bikers coming down the other side of the road. He decides to show off by riding in between them and turns into the oncoming lane. But at the very last moment, he sees that it isn’t two bikes on the road ahead of him, but the headlights of a lorry.

True or False? Definitely false – this one has been kicking around for a long time, told as either a joke or a spooky campfire story. A variation of it even appears in the 1921 film Hard Luck, where Buster Keaton attempts to commit suicide by standing in front of a car (seen only by its headlights) and is instead passed by two bemused motorcyclists.

The Al-Qaida Return Load

Shortly after September 11th, an email did the rounds warning that over thirty rental trucks and lorries had gone missing “taken by Arabic looking men”, presumably for a follow up attack.

True or False? Completely false. The three companies mentioned in the original email (Ryder, U-Haul and Verizon) said that none of their lorries had gone missing, and it seems to have been just another email hoax.

Deadly Shipment

A lorry filled with ten tonnes of cyanide is hijacked in Mexico for reasons unknown; terrorism is strongly suspected. The lorry is found days later, but is missing its lethal cargo.

True or False? True! Although it had nothing to do with terrorism (and it is likely that the hijackers weren’t even aware of what the lorry was carrying) in February 2002 a lorry was stopped and hijacked by three armed gunmen in Mexico. A few days later, the lorry was found, but with some of the cyanide missing. What happened to it, no one knows…

Lyall Cresswell

Movies Set the Pace

Have you seen the movie Wild Hogs yet? Go ahead and buy it. It is destined to be the motorcycle cult movie of the now generation.  When I first viewed it, I just watched for pleasure. Since “Grease” I have been a John Travolta Fan. In fact I always thought he would have made a great Fonz. You know, really cool!  

The second time I viewed it, I paid more attention to the details, the bikes, the clothes the men, the women. Mostly in the movie I could see the dream of every biker, the power of the machine and the free road.

The movie could be about any four bikers I meet on our web site  these days.  Bikers are still cool dudes, yet today they are doctors, lawyers, pilots, managers, CEO’s.  Men and women from every walk of life, who can afford a bike, have the credit to buy one and can pay for the gas. The road then belongs to them.

A lot of the guys and gals we sell to are first time bikers looking for the perfect outfit for their new bike. Most of them have a mental picture of what a biker needs to look like. A lot of them are influenced from movies they have seen. The Fonz on Happy Days set the mode for many of today’s biker We all grew up watching him play the ultimate cool guy. He looked and talked the part but underneath that leather was a man who had a sharp mind. Most new bikers today want  to look as sharp and cool, but with a little more flair. Normally they are looking for something to wear to compliment or match their new motor bike They want to be seen as a one piece ensemble, man and machine

Guys mostly like an all black look with black leather jackets, vests. Chaps saddle bags and helmets.The bike they are driving is black with chrome, and for some fringe. We have noticed a trend in the past couple of years for more diversified colors in the textile jackets and pants they purchase, especially yellow and black mix. For the most part, black leather is by far our most popular seller as are our black helmets.

Gals like black too, but like to add a little color. It’s kind of like adding lipstick, eye shadow or nail polish. Color defines the personality of the wearer. Gals want to look good on the bike and off the bike.

 We can outfit you. Our helmet only shop has full face helmets, half helmets, three quarter helmets with and without flip shields, motocross helmets and helmet accessories. Want a pony tail for your helmet? We have it. Need color on top of your helmet? Visit us.

Everybody on a bike wants an individual look, whether you are in a motorcycle club or riding alone. In today’s market there is something for everyone.One of our most popular items is the Mohawk. Check all eight colors. Get yourself a spike for the top of the helmet. Teen riders, twenty something and even us old fogeys like something different every now and then.  We all want to make a statement. What’s yours?

Movies influence us. On Wild Hogs a skeleton face mask is used by one of the guys. Since the movie came out we have sold dozens of this design. They are warm, look cool and keep the bugs off your face. They come in full face and half face masks. Like the Fonz and his leather jacket, movies often set the tone of what we wear or how we present ourselves.  In the all time cult motorcycle movie, Easy Rider, Peter Fonda became the coolest dude on wheels.  The Captain America helmet star flag style he wore is still one of our best sellers. The retro designed one we sell is exactly like the movie, though ours does come with a bubble visor. It can be worn with or without the visor. See it for yourself at It is a beauty.

Fulfill your dreams and expectations on the back of your motorcycle, with a clear picture in your head from your favorite movie of how you want to look. You are the Star.

Ride Safe.


J & J Morgan