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I think they just called my flight. So keep watching this space for more on our Thai adventure.
We've been to Thailand before, shopped like crazy in Bangkok, lazed on many of sun drenched beaches on their many 'Kohs', gorged on street food fit for kings, partied till the wee hours at Khao San Street... But never before have we ridden motorcycles with any kind of purpose there.
What better then to go for a 1000-km ride over a week to catch a glimpse of the 'other' Thailand? For our first time we'll keep to Central Thailand looping around Bangkok in a wide circle. Once we get our motorcycling 'legs' in Thailand, perhaps we will do a tour in the North near Chiang Rai, something that has been on our to-do list for a while.
So come back, check the blog for our most excellent adventure in Thailand for tomorrow, it's a time to ride...
Friday, December 7, 2012
|Photographs by HARSH MAN RAI|
One of my favourite rides is the one from Mumbai to Goa hugging the coastline all the way down on little known backroads that unveil stunning vistas after vistas at each bend of the road. It's not a run-and-gun kind of ride, but one that is enjoyed best taken at leisure stopping often to marvel at gem-like beaches, stopping for a chai in the chiaroscuro of a causarina grove or waiting patiently for one the five ferries that we have board on this route. The roads get better as we ride south, sometimes along the shore with crashing waves a scant few feet away, or on flat plateaus above with flashing glimpses of the sea and sand that are never too distant. This is a deeply satisfying ride that makes you sigh with contentment at the end of the day nursing a bottle of cold lager while waiting for some sumptuous local cuisine.
Helmet Stories will be travelling on this road on the way to India Bike Week next year. Interested in experiencing the Helmet Stories ridestyle? Write to us at email@example.com for details
- HARSH MAN RAI