Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Triumphant ride into the Himalayas

Almost a month ago Ouseph and I rode two Triumph Motorcycles deep into the Himalayas in the search of snow.The idea was to ride into the Spiti Valley and see if we could get to Kaza. The valley had already seen its first snowfall and Kaza was covered in a blanket of white a few weeks before we left so we needed to be peppered for the cold, the fact that there may be no where to stay in Kaza and that there may be no fuel for the bikes to make the trip back. We made it to Kaza and came back with heck of a story which you can check out out the January 2015 Edition of Evo India on stands now or just check here for the digital version. Google Play: and iOS App Store:

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chasing the Bullet

We were introduced to Chris Zahner through a moto friend we came across on Instagram. He was travelling to India and after a few emails one thing led to another and Chris ended up joining us on our ride to Pangi. Now he is getting ready to make another trip to India to make a film on the Royal Enfield and the stories behind this motorcycle.

In his words Chasing the Bullet is going to be roughly 60 minutes long and will be a "people's history" of the the Royal Enfield. I have amassed a long list of contacts and various characters who will drive the narrative of this film. There will be anecdotes, historical contexts, personal stories and more. These stories of the Royal Enfield will be juxtaposed to modern day in which these themes, motifs and circumstances continue to exist. Overall, the film will show why the Royal Enfield was so relevant when it arrived in the mid-20th century from England, it's widespread use and survival in India against the backdrop of a developing world and most importantly, why it is still so relevant today. Additionally, this film will explore the future of the Royal Enfield in the context of a changing motorcycle scene and why its roots and characteristics are still incredibly relevant.

Check out his page on Kickstarter and needs all the help he can get to get his project off the ground.