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Motorcycle Diaries…

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Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey 2012“You see things vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other. In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame. On a cycle the frame is gone. You are completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.”

– Robert M Pirsig, in his bestseller – Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Pirsig continues,

“We want to make good time, but for us now this is measured with emphasis on ‘good’ rather than ‘time’ and when you make that shift in emphasis the whole approach changes. Twisting hilly roads are long in terms of seconds but are much more enjoyable on a cycle where you bank into turns and don’t get swung from side to side in any compartment.”

Mountains call me; from my heart I belong to the hills… and I have been an ardent Royal Enfield enthusiast for years now. So, you’d see me sharing my Trips – the ‘Motorcycle Diaries…’ 

 
Some prominent pages of the Motorcycle Diaries are:

Are You Geared For Life?

Motorcycle Diaries. Road To Rezang La War Memorial, Rewari

The Ghumakkar In Me

Motorcycle Diaries. Road To Badrinath

Motorcycle Diaries. Road To Pushkar

Selfism

 

Series on Road to Munsiyari (in 5 Parts)…

Part 1. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Munsiyari. True At Munsiyari

Part 2. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Munsiyari. Ride To Binsar

Part 3. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Munsiyari. Here We Come…

Part 4. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Munsiyari. The Sound Of Silence…

Part 5. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Munsiyari. Birthi Falls…

 

Series on Road to Ladakh (in 8 Parts)…

Part 1. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Ladakh. Preparation For The Himalayan Odyssey

Part 2. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Ladakh…

Part 3. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Ladakh. The Ride To Leh…

Part 4. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Ladakh. Leh, The Land of Monasteries…

Part 5. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Ladakh. At Khardung La…

Part 6. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Ladakh. The Nubra Valley…

Part 7. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Ladakh. At Tso Kar…

Part 8. Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Ladakh. Riding Back Home…

Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey 2012Other than the pure pleasure of riding a Royal Enfield, there are some other notable distinctions for the Motorcycle Diaries:

  • Motorcycle Diaries’ is featured by the ‘Gear for Life’ – a community floated by Wildcraft India. (Follow the link here: http://gearforlife.in/rishi-raj-gupta)
  • Motorcycle Diaries’  is published by Ghumakkar.com, as their ‘Featured Author’. Ghumakkar is a well-known travel-website, which is home of many like me who believe ‘Traveling is Good’. (Follow the link here: http://www.ghumakkar.com/author/rrgwrites)
  • Also, Ghumakkar.com acknowledged the series ‘Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Ladakh…’ as their ‘Featured Story’ in October 2012.
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Written by RRGwrites

September 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM

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