Sunday, April 13, 2014

And ends the Royal Enfield Tour of Bhutan

And we are back in India after a phenomenal Tour of Bhutan with Royal Enfield. The Continental GT was a super bike for the trip except for the few bits of bad road but overall it was a killer ride. Now time for a cold beer to celebrate...

The route home

180 km to the border and 270 to Guwahati.

Long run to Trashygang

Trashygang was our last night in Bhutan. I can't believe we have been on the road for a week and it already time to go home.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A great place to break down at

Since one of the riders had a breakdown we all stopped and hung out for a bit. Someone found a loaf of bread and cheese in the backup car and had a little picnic by the road.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Look where you want to go

We are on a tight schedule to Dochu La because the pass is shut down at 8 for 2 hours because they are dynamiting the mountain to widen it. Of course my bike decided it was the right time to have a flat tyre. Thank god for the Royal Enfield back up team who has arrived and got to work fixing it.

Immigration check post Hongsta

It's a cold morning start and out first stop is the immigration check post at Hongsta where all the riders huddle around a small fire at a roadside fruit stall.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A day about town

After a crazy night in Thimpu we spent most of today riding around the city taking in all the sights and chilling.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

To Thimpu we go

We spent all morning huffing and puffing up a steep mountain to Tigers Nest Monastery so we only started riding after lunch. Paro to Thimpu is only about 60kms apart so it's a quick run to the capital city of Bhutan.

The road to Paro

As we got closer to Paro the roads got even better than we could have ever imagined. The little traffic we encountered is so accommodations to the whole crew of bikers that bigger vehicles will pull off the road to let us pass as soon as they see us in their mirrors. Today we ride to the city of Thimpu but first we must trek to tigers nest apparently it's going to take us 2 hours to get there.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Into the mountains we go

Today we head towards Paro. After spending the morning getting out immigration clearance we rode into the mountains. The roads are wide, broad and with hardly any traffic to contend with. Bhutan is already turning out to be Phenomenal.

Monday, April 7, 2014

A dash to the border

With lots of kilometres to cover in the day we left Darjeeling early and spent 70 kilometres in the mountains on back roads snaking our way down to the plains. Once in the plains we had beautiful new wide roads all the way to the border.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Royal Enfield Tour of Bhutan

On my way to Darjeeling with Royal Enfield Tour of Bhutan. A little out of Mirik we got a little rain and the weather got brilliant. The road is narrow but beautiful all the way up to Darjeeling.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The game is afoot...

Helmet Stories and JCMoto together at an undisclosed location. What's going on here ?