Safety at what cost? – Part II

Once you are done with the basic gear, and are slowly riding and gaining confidence, you will want to upgrade the armor. Do so one at a time. Don’t go for a bulk upgrade, and come out looking biker v.2.0. Go for one armor at a time. This will give you enough time to judge…

HIDs – the technical matter

HIDs will work only with those bikes that have their battery above 7aH. If your bike’s battery is not upto this mark, then don’t consider HID. There are two types of headlamps in Indian motorcycles. Running on AC or DC. If your bike’s headlamp fluctuates with your accelerator – dim at low RPM, bright at…

Safety at what cost? Part I

Safety gear is an inseparable part of motorcycling. Riding without helmet is akin to climbing hills without ropes, jumping heights without parachute. Sure it will give you thrills till it goes on, but that one mistake will be enough to put a full stop to any activity, or perhaps life itself, if safety is not…

Introduction to Maharashtra ride

It began last Tuesday, 24th of May, with a phone call… “Aniruddha? Hi, this is Suneil from xbhp…” Turned out my blog submitted at the last minute to the True Wanderers contest was about to be selected amongst the top 10 for next round. Wow! So what next? ‘Would you be available for a ride…

Thoughts on the tour

We had modified the itinerary on the go, because of hectic rides. The final itinerary that we followed is this: Day 1 – Ernakulam – Alapuzha Day 2 -Alapuzha – Kollam Day 3 – Kollam – Kanyakumari Day 4 – Kanyakumari Day 5 – Kanyakumari – Trivendrum – Veli – Shangumugham beach Day 6 –…

Travelling back to home – Day 16

In the wee hours of the morning, the helpful hotel attendant fetched a rickshaw for us to travel to station. Though we were hardly few hundred meters from the station, the luggage made sure we would need a rickshaw. We reached the train, half expecting Vesta to be standing outside the parcel van. To our…

Cochin – Day 15

You get some really good hotels in big towns, and in Ernakulam, we ate our breakfast in a hotel that served giants. We were so full, that lunch was no more on the day’s agenda. MG Road leads to Fort Kochi after a myriad turns. It turned out to be – well, disappointment will be…

Kodanad – Kalady – Ernakulam – Day 14

We woke up hurriedly in morning, because we were visiting Kodanad as well as Kalady at the same visit, and thus had to be bathed and all before going to temples. The roads were wonderfully vacant at morning, and I could cover good distance in short time. At 7.45 A.M. we reached Kodanad Elephant Training…

Back to the lands – Day 13

Today we would return to the flat lands, to hot weather. For about past 7 days, we were roaming around in the hills enjoying the coolness. We were near the end of our trip, and these days were not too crowded. When we modified the itinerary for visiting Kollam and dropped Athirapally, we rescheduled our…