December Departures II : RoK and roll…

It is always a difficult prospect to wake up early after a long day of riding, coupled with a heavy meal and almost a night out driving around the roads of Mumbai. But with a tight schedule like ours, there wasn’t much time to sit back and enjoy, especially so early in the itinerary. By…

December departures I : Bangalore – Pune – Mumbai

 A trip to RoK & Rajasthan had been one of our oft-discussed topics – but the restrictions of being a corporate slave had prevented us from even starting to plan something meaningful. The closest we could dream about was to plan a 10-day trip, which included shipping the bikes till Gujarat, covering RoK and Rajasthan,…

The Monsoon Meanderings III: Crazy Curves & Picturesque Panoramas

It was still raining when we started off from Valparai for the last leg of the journey. The roads were deserted – it was just us and our machines, with the constant drizzle that had been a loyal companion throughout the trip! A dense cover of mist hung over us – lending a surreal touch…

The Monsoon Meanderings II : God’s Own Country

Day 2: Both of us were up by 5:00 am, planning to make an early morning start. Until then, Thrissur had been the perfect host – perfect weather, decent accommodation and great food! It took around 30 minutes for us to get ready and pack up. But before we had finished gearing up for the…

The Monsoon Meanderings I : To ride or not to ride

The initial plan revolved around R going on a solo extensive Western Ghat trip – covering the entire Munnar – Periyar – Thekkady circuit and then circling back to Chalakudy and completing the Athirapally – Vazhachal – Valparai route, before continuing northwards towards Karnataka and Maharashtra. The Athirapally-Pollachi route is considered to be among the…

The Coorgi Escapade : An Instagram Story

Escapade ( noun ) an act or incident involving excitement, daring, or adventure. Camping, naturally, is an escapade for the urban dwellers like us – a chance to breathe in the fresh air, away from the malls and the multitude of people that is inherent to life in any metro. Once in a while, it…

Morning Ride : Avalabetta

Once in a while, life gets a bit too much to handle. Somehow the mundane, routine things completely take over your life – you find less and less time to do what you love to do. It was similar situation for us – a couple of stray incidents, their consequences and life, in general, kept…

The Southern Sojourn II : Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi

Day 3 : Rameshwaram is not your typical tourist destination – for one, it does not follow the concept of extended breakfast timings. Also, you would be hard pressed to find a decent non vegetarian eatery. A lot of googling did not yield any reliable result, so we decided to go to the ‘pure-veg’ restaurant…

The Southern Sojourn I : Kanyakumari

The first thing which I did after getting my hands on a 2016 calendar was count the number of long weekends. With 26th January being a Tuesday, I just could not resist the temptation of applying for a leave on Monday and making it an extra long weekend! The urge to visit the southernmost tip…

The Vagator Venture 2 : Beaches, greenery and RiderMania!

Royal Enfield Rider Mania – it is a sort of a pilgrimage for Enfield enthusiasts from all over the country. Even while entering Goa, the sheer frequency of Enfields around made it pretty evident that something extraordinary was going on. The air was thick with sounds of all kinds, from old-school CI thumps, the refined…

The Vagator Venture 1: Of motorcycles and the Jungle

The initial plan was to wake up by 1200 midnight, get ready in a couple of hours and start out by 0200 hours. However, even after trying earnestly, neither of us could manage to fall asleep on time – it was almost 2230 hours by the time we finally slept. Mostly because he was frantically…