I am not fond of big, expensive, hi-powered big bikes. I don’t even give names to my bikes. I don’t even like staying in posh hotels or eating in fancy restos.
What I love is adventure stories.
The true-blue, no non-sense, blow by blow, real life adventure stories.
So who is earth_rider? I don’t know and I have no idea.
All I know is he is one brilliant story-teller.
My inspiration for being Pinoy Adventure Rider, the story-teller.
His name is Ely, according to Pinoyrider Erik. I have not met Ely yet and everyone is looking for him.
This guy made an awesome travel adventure story that inspired me so much that I followed his footsteps.
He changed my perception on how to do long distance adventure travels on motorcycles and blogging in general.
- It’s expensive. earth_rider said NO.
- You need a big, expensive motorcycle. earth_rider said NO.
- You need to sleep on hotels. earth_rider said NO.
- You need to stay on resorts. earth_rider said NO.
- Surely you cannot do it alone. earth_rider said YES, you can do it.
- You need an expensive camera to document your trip. earth_rider said NO.
- It is dangerous. earth_rider said NO.
- You need to be a master of the English language to be able to blog or even attempt to blog. earth_rider said NO.
These are the blogging tips I learned from him and I followed them to a tee:
I followed his 2 other blog posts and suddenly, he disappeared.
That made me wonder what happened to him. He’s gone, but his stories remained. Such a mystery that I loved.
It made me wonder more. I came to the conclusion that you may be gone, but your stories may live forever and continue to inspire other people.
I want to be like that.
Immortality through stories.
Now, we have a team. We are getting bigger every week. We have got the veterans, the teens, the yuppies etc. Now it is time to duplicate myself and bring more adventure stories from around the world. I know you will love it, I do.
Riders come and go. They fall down really easily. I guess that’s the nature and thrill on riding a 2- wheeler. We accepted it. We live it and we know the consequences.
You pray to God more and by HIS hands, you commit your spirit.
I got many idols in the riding community but sad to say, most of them are gone at a young age. Fate perhaps or merely the danger of the sport.
We are here. Here to tell their stories, your stories, our stories and let it be known that in this part of the world, we rode here. we enjoyed. This is us, our place, our culture, and we present it to you and we know you will like it.
Because we believe, people all over the world are more the same than we thought.
This is why Pinoy Adventure Riders are RIDERS, BLOGGERS and STORY-TELLERS.
Join us. Tell your adventure stories.
RIDE ON, ADVENTURE BROTHERS and SISTERS! RIDE ON!
New members of PINOY ADVENTURE RIDER TEAM, this story will be your guide.
Thanks for reading adventure bros and sis!