Monday, April 30, 2012

Riding the Western Himalayas

Right after we finished riding with Royal Enfield on their Tour of Rajasthan I took off from Jaipur to Delhi where Harsh was waiting and the two of us rode to Chandigarh where we caught up with our friend Noel and his son Noel (no mistake they have the same name) and we rode out into the mountains for a week. The route we followed was Chandigarh - Shimla - McLoed Ganj - Barot - Gushaini - Raison - Chandigarh. We have been sitting on the pictures and videos for far too long now so without further ado here are they are.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quotable Quotes #17

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am—a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”  –Edward Abbey