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Interview With a Motorcyclist - DirectAsia.com Bloghttp://www.directasia.com/blog/motorcycle/interview-with-a-motorcyclist/[14/06/2013 20:55:16]By Craig Hindmarsh on 18 / 01 / 2013 No Comments YetInterview With a MotorcyclistIt has been said that driving a car is like watching a film – and riding a motorcycle is likestarring in one. At least that’s what my friend Andy says. Or rather insists. So I thought I’d reeloff a few questions for my two-wheel obsessed friend, and try and convince him otherwise.Me: Air con, your favourite tunes on the stereo – and being pretty much sound-proofedfrom all the noise outside. That’s why I love the car. Why on Earth would you ride a bikeinstead Andy?Andy: I’ve done both in my time, and I have to say I wouldn’t be caught dead in one of thosefour wheeled horrors now. Unless I’m taking the kids to school. But seriously, who needs aircon? And who needs ‘tunes’ when you’ve got the glorious sound of your engine to listen to?And the noise outside makes the experience more real.Me: Ok, so you love how real it is. But the car is much more convenient. Much moresensible.Andy: Yes it is sensible; it’s boring. And in terms of convenience, how convenient is a vehiclethat takes up 3 or 4 times more space than a bike? And uses many litres more petrol? Somebikes can do 50km on just one litre you know…Me: They’re called scooters, Andy.Andy: Not true! And motorcycle insurance is cheap.Me: Ok, you have a point about the insurance. But what about safety. The bike doesn’tfare so well there.Andy: Well put it this way, when was the last time you saw a motorcyclist write a text messageon the road?Me: True Andy. But in Singapore no-one writes text messages, on any vehicle!Andy: You can’t see them because of your boring tinted windows.Subscribe to RSS FeedSearchArchivesJune 2013May 2013April 2013March 2013February 2013January 2013December 2012November 2012October 2012September 2012August 2012July 2012June 2012May 2012April 2012February 2012January 2012December 2011November 2011August 2011June 2011May 2011April 2011January 2011Blog Home About Us Categories ContactWritten ByCraig Hindmarsh21 more posts
Interview With a Motorcyclist - DirectAsia.com Bloghttp://www.directasia.com/blog/motorcycle/interview-with-a-motorcyclist/[14/06/2013 20:55:16]Me: Ok. What about being social. You can have an actual conversation in a car…youdon’t get so close to your passengers on a bike…Andy: Depends how hard you brake.Me: Sure. What about breakdowns. At least in a car you can wait inside while therecovery people turn up. Good in a thunderstorm.Andy: I love thunderstorms! Anyway, motorbikes are so much easier to fix than cars, and gowrong less.Me: Not sure about that Andy.Andy: Ha ha. I mean bikes are simpler. I could pretty much disassemble my bike and then putit back together again, single handed.Me: Pretty much? I Don’t think that’s advisabIe. I guess most car owners would neverget the urge to do that. They’re too busy having a nice relaxing journey whilst singingalong to their favourite songs. Just why would anyone not want to be in a car?Andy: What about those dogs who stick their heads out of car windows?Me: What about them?Andy: They have the right idea – either they’re trying to get out of their dull car, or they lovebeing in contact with the world outside. That’s what motorcycling is all about. Dogs wouldchoose the motorcycle. Too bad you guys don’t insure dogs.Me: It certainly is. Thanks Andy.Andy: You’re welcome.Top Tags on Blogaccident adrian pang bad drivingbest price guarantee carinsurancecar insurancecompanies car insurancesingapore cheap car insurancecheaper car insurance children claimscover customer champ customerservice directasia extremesports family high-risk holidayhome insurance InsurancePremium insurance tips in the hotseat low mileage motorbikesmotorcycle motorcycleinsurance my motorcycle and meno claim discount off peak car onlineinsurance online travel insurancepersonal accident insuranceroad accident road safetysafe driver singaporesingapore car insurance sos carinsurance team directasia thailandtraveltravelinsurancetravel tipsuninsurableAbout Craig HindmarshA former animator, I switched from visuals to text after the 4,385th time Ihad to draw a drawing that was slightly different from the previous drawingwhich was itself slightly more different than the next drawing, but onlymarginally different from the current drawing.
Interview With a Motorcyclist - DirectAsia.com Bloghttp://www.directasia.com/blog/motorcycle/interview-with-a-motorcyclist/[14/06/2013 20:55:16]Tags: love for motorcycle, motorbikes, scooters, two-wheel drive,"Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author(s) and should not be taken asadvice for purchasing insurance ..."Leave a ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name *Email *WebsiteComment *You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbrtitle=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <deldatetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>Latest Posts Car DirectAsia News Home Motorcycle Personal Accident Travel See All PostsTrekking in Nepal – TheTaking of Poon Hill, 3120mWhy You Need PersonalAccident InsuranceHow Off-Peak Car DriversSave Even MorePost Comment