Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jungle Jetty

Getting on the first ferry at Bandhangaon.


Introducing the very famous Rishad Saam Mehta author of Hot Tea Across India.

Helmet Stories Coastal Route

The Helmet Stories Coastal Ride to India Bike Week has begun and we have stopped for breakfast at Kashid.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

64th Republic Day parade

26th January is India's Republic day and ever year I watch the parade in New Delhi to see these guys on their Enfields. FYI they hold the record for maximum number of people on a motorcycle pyramid. 251 men on 11 Royal Enfields.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Time for some TLC

My cast iron 500 is back from Chandigarh where it has been for over 2 years. The bike has been to Spiti and last July up to Uttrakhand. Now it's back in Mumbai for some TLC because the next stop is Goa for India Bike Week at the end of the month.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Next Stop India Bike Week

With a little over 21 days left for India Bike Week we at Helmet Stories have been busy planning and putting together our Coastal Ride from Mumbai to Goa. This 3 day ride will start in Mumbai and shall head south till Vadkal Naka, traverse the most spectacular coastal route in the country. Take in the views of hills and untouched beaches along MSH-4 all the way down to Guhagar. The road often stops abruptly, and ferries are the only way to get across. There’s more spectacular scenery further down, toward Ratnagiri and Tarkarli. A short boat ride takes you to Sindhudurg Fort and then we shall be in Goa in time for India Bike Week.

The cost for the ride is Rs 15,000 per person. The Cost Includes. Accommodation for two nights on twin sharing basis en-route to Goa, Breakfast and Dinner, Back up vehicle, expert mechanic, experienced tour leaders and last but not least a weekend pass to India Bike Week. There are only 20 seats open for this ride.  

But hang on. There is more. On the 3rd of February we are going to ride for Breakfast from the India Bike Week venue and ride up north and wind our way down the Goan coast to the J&A's by Baga Creek for a huge biker breakfast to get you ready for the crazy day ahead at India Bike Week.