Thats what the remarks by Ekspedisi Merdeka 1Malaysia on their FB and Blog about my ride.
Dear friends, readers, followers, bikers, drivers, cyclists and not to forget those who are on public transport. When I started this ride, never come across my mind to compete nor to fight or degrade other bikers or overlanders. Overlanders or adventure riders; term we use for travellers on bikes or car or bicycle travelling over the land of mother earth. Those who are travelling on their own,with minimal support nor any gov support.
I choose to use the slogan, tagline, term Iamalaysian/iamalaysian.com for a reason. A reason of my own. When people ask me anywhere on earth along the way of my ride, I will be proud to say and tell them I am Malaysian. It is not about my political believe, religion, race, color, just iamalaysian. Proud to be a citizen of a peace and harmony country where people from different religion, race, colors, believe and political background can live in one small and developed nation.
If others choose to degrade, look down, make bad remarks, calling name and what ever there to others with hidden intention, then just let them be.
Big bikes, small bikes. Hey, I ride big bike too back home and some of the readers here ride big and small bikes too. Most of you guys have both or some even have more than 2.
If they call themselves overlanders, adventure riders and look down at others because they have the prime minister support letter and instructions to all Malaysian mission and embassy abroad to give them full support along their ride, that’s good for them. Good job done.
With sponsors stickers almost everywhere on the bikes and on their t shirt, they have done a god job in finding them and making use of the support letter that they got. So let them be. No harm to me or you guys. They have the network and support and making full use of it. With a mechanic, police and journalist in the team, bikes loaded with spares and tools that you could overhaul the bikes anywhere on mother earth. What else could you ask for?
Rhey choose to ride the sponsored big bikes with a limited time and not enjoying the ride and beautiful places along the way, sleeping in a hotel almost all the nights. We can’t question them who funds them or who is paying their bills or give them remarks rite? It’s their ride and their event. It’s a ride of a lifetime for them and so do i.
I don’t want to pick a fight with anyone, any rider, bikers, overlanders. I am just a Malaysian riding a small capacity Malaysian-made bike from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to London. It might take me 4 months, may be 6 month or maybe more. It’s my choice, my ride and my journey and I am sharing it with you all. You have the right to not read this blog at all. It’s your choice to read. But like it or not, this blog updates about my journey sometimes comes with good, bad, silly, witty, pics n videos and bad grammar errors too. And sometimes really late update due to not having my LENOVO laptop with me.
Take it easy guys, enjoy the ride, moment while it last.
You wont get the same ride or moment anymore.
Even 5 mins later.