Sana Iqbal , from Hyderabad, Telangana dons many roles-that of a mother, a psychologist, a counsellor, a motivational speaker, a woman with compassion and the female biker who has covered every corner of India on her Royal Enfield, riding solo.
Born in a Hyderabadi family, she has broken all stereotypes associated with women and as a mother. Her maternal uncle had bikes which lured her as a young girl. This prompted her to learn riding and since then there has been no looking back. She loved riding but was not sure of which bike to go for. From Yamaha RX100 to Yamaha R1 - she tried each of the bikes and liked all of them and used to get confused with regards to the one bike which had it all, something that matched her style. Then one day she got a chance to ride the bullet with a club and it was this beast called Electra with cast iron engine that she fell head over heels for. The thump she heard all through paced perfectly well with her heart beat and she knew exactly what she wanted. She got the customized white Electra 350 cc with a huge customized tank. It sure turns heads, no matter where it is parked!
Her most memorable ride is her journey of 38000 kms across the country. Those priceless kilometers that she has traveled have made her who she is. If she needs to pin point one moment then it was that of her fatal accident in UP - a few thousand kilometers before her ride was supposed to conclude. It was that lonely highway where she had that fall without any mistake from her end. There were 4 people on the other bike and it was that moment when she realized that there is no one she can lean back on and cry. She knew being weak wasn't even an option. She had a badly injured face on one side and the journey ahead on the other side. A look into the mirror landed her sight on bruised face, swollen and covered with bandages and the remaining portion looked black and blue. Her eye lost its shape and at that time she did not even know that it was just temporary. She did not think twice about the looks but was trying to find a convenient way to address those huge gatherings with immense pain in her chin. That was victory for her. Her ride made a huge impact on people and the completion meant everything to her.
A message she wants to give bikers is spread happiness and the number of depressed and unhappy people will automatically come down.