Jammin Global at Motorcycle Travellers Meet 2014
21 April 2014
Had a wonderful three days at the 2014 Motorcycle Travellers Meet India. About 120 moto travel enthusiasts converged at Camp Shristi outside Bangalore for talks from riders currently on their RTW, those who've gone and those who are going. I conducted a few workshops and here Johan and I mounted a new rear tire on his Suzuki DR650 and explained the process to the captive audience. That little dirt bike in the background, a Hero Impulse, was used to practice the proper technique for lifting up your bike when it drops. I also lead some off-road ride skills workshops in the mornings at a dried lake bed and shared the benefits of standing on the foot pegs. The more advanced riders got to play in some craters and excavated pits.
It was fantastic to connect with such an interesting mix of riders from all walks of life who basically say, 'have two wheels, will travel.' :) #MTMIndia is growing and there's a lot more in the coming months...
Off-road ride skills workshop at a dried lake bed. Johan let me ride his DR650 and he's on my loaner Hero Impulse 150 and with us are Abijith on his Bullet with the GoPro and Aditya on his Karizma. Great riding with you guys!
Riders meeting at the off-road ride skills workshop.
Very cool to see so many women riders at the meet and Huda Masood takes the trophy for most epic fall. She came flying up the mud ramp, hit a bump and got bucked off her Impulse. She picked it up, went back again and big smile on conquering the ramp :)
On two wheels, surrounded by nature. Does it get any better? :)
Toga party with the MTM banner? Having some fun at the end of the meet with Bikerni riders Aishwarya and Madhuri, riding KTM Duke 200 and Royal Enfield Thunderbird. Both of them progressed rapidly on the off-road course and were comfortable standing on the pegs by the end. What do you say, girls, Raid de Himalaya next? ;)