Thursday, January 30, 2020

Day -1 , continues

Road Ready 

Finally at 1109 hours the bike tank was fixed and Chandan another rider is ready to travel with us, we are 4 of us ready to head out on our Nepal trip, I topped up with fuel and reached the start point, this time around there were a few less folks who were there to see us off as we Started off, for Nepal.

AT Line Hotel 

 Riding the first 185 km we stopped at Mehta Line hotel for lunch somewhere past Ranchi, it was 1430 hours and we had roti and tadka and coffee yes we ate but till half full, just to keep oneself sharp and not get sleepy we planned to get as much distance as we could on this first day

At Bokaro RE showroom

Another few hours saw us at Bokaro and the Royal Enfiled showroom on the highway was a stop we took, a cup of coffee and chain lubed up on complimentary basis, before we were on our way towards Aurangabad,

Refuelling Stop

We did stop for a refuel-ing as darkness approached, we had already completed 320 km by evening and I guessed we would soon be parking for the night, a hotel on the highway would be ideal and if we could find a hotel with boundary wall it would be ideal. Security for the bikes you see is of prime importance.

Foyer of Hotel

Hotel Gargi and Dhaba was a good find, a little expensive but worth the facility and we stopped by 1900 hours in good time to get some sleep and a good warm shower, this might be the last shower we took till next 2 – 3 days.

Lawns to host party me thinks

No Alcohol in Bihar, ahhhh !

First day done, we were ready to call it a day by 2000 hours after all we were up since 0500 hours and waiting to get underway for the first 4 – 5 hours of uncertainty had taken its toll,

Ready to call it a day

#rm2020 #chalonepal #biketaleswithrajat #aurangabad #gargihotel 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Headed to Nepal, - 950 km approx -01

Am Up at 0300 hours, little butterflies in the stomach, we start ride to Nepal today, & call time in 0600 hours

Rajat Ready for the road

The rides sees me go inward and dwell on the self, it is a calm time as I prepare for the ride internally, and I wait for r0430 hours to wake up and start the routine to prepare for the ride, ( I know its foolish to follow time like this, but habit)

Finally the clock says 0435 am awake & extract myself from under the sheets, the cold seems to have subsided but is an illusion, while on the bike we are always cold, and n proper protection is must.

MOM is in town and insists on waking up and making tea and we sit have tea together n chit chat,
Its 0530 time to get my bags and tent and chair n all on the bike, (yes we do carry it all on the bike), so Ruma (my moms help) and me head down n saddle up, am set to leave the house at 0552.

At kadma, DOBO bridge

I will be at the meeting place by 0600 as planned and sure enough I am the only one at the location, a few calls later I am told other riders Sishir – is looking for his ridibg gloves  and Raja- saddling up  will show up soon,  Meanwhile Biswaroop, ( another rider )  bless him spots me on the road and gets coffee for us,  and I am treated to a hot steaming cup of coffee as we wait for the riders who would be accompanying me today, and 5 riders come to see us off, finally its 0730 hours and one of the bikes tank has developed a leak,  we are yet to leave town, so better to get it reapired before we start out, Raja heads out to the repair shop  and I head home, next call time is 1030 hours to touch base with sishir and raja and hope to leave town by 1100 hours today.

Crowed helping us inspect bike :)

Watch this space for more ,,,

in the meantime today is Tue, spending the time saved meeting up gods and goddesses and seeking there blessings for the journey

Ma Kali

Lord Hanuman 

#ridersmania2020 #ridersmaniabobmc #biketaleswithrajat #inddiethumpers

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - Bike-tales-with-rajat

The year that went by did see me travel and experience a lot around the country 

Is starting an initiative called “  bike tales with Rajat “, which will highlight stories reflecting the positives in this time and age?

People are helpfull & good is the premise that we work with, irrespective of what we are told by the media, and are looking to highlight such stories from across the world 

Please sign up at :

You too are most welcome to share your stories of good things happening around you to you and your families and friends, we would want to highlight the positives all around the globe, no matter what we are told by otherwise

#rajatghosh #rajatghoshphotography #biketaleswithrajat #hope #good #positive #india #siberia