Riding with Ted Simon to Goa for India Bike Week

21 January 2014

Riding a ferry with Ted Simon across a channel to Goa for India Bike Week. It’s been an excellent ride on Royal Enfield Bullets down from Bombay along the coast with the Helmet Stories crew. Discovering beach roads, gorging on fish and enjoying Tedisms – the man is full of quirky sayings. What a pleasure to hear stories from both his round the world motorcycle journeys 🙂

Snapshot: Sleepy Cat in Fruit Market at Chapora, Goa

10 May 2013

A sleepy cat amongst the fruits in Chapora, probably eying some breakfast from the fish market across the road…

I went for a nice walk in the morning with Sagar, an old teacher from Kodai School who’s also staying with my classmate, Arjun’s parents in nearby Vagator. We walked to the fishing pier and took a morning dip where the waters of the Chapora River flow into the Indian Ocean. After some fresh chikoo (zapota) juice, I enjoyed another day off in the company of sadhus. Baba Ramji has been educating me on the foundations of Hinduism with sidetracks to cover Siddhartha and Mahavira.

Snapshot: Riding thru Goa’s Coconut Tree-Line Roads to the Beach at Anjuna

9 May 2013

Oh, yeah! I’ve arrived in Goa 🙂 Beautiful ride on small roads through old villages shrouded by coconut trees with the breeze from the ocean. Rode to Anjuna and found a small guest house right on the beach. The caretaker, Agnes, was telling me stories from before Goa got independence from the Portuguese. Anjuna is known for its trance parties and I enjoyed some chill ambient trance at a cliffside restaurant over fish curry and rice. A day off now…