Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Day 3 - Nagpur to Jhansi

Last night was great night driving, then the rains, then the road became pot holes of mud and rocks, and then -- just as we found good paved roads again -- the engine stopped.  Today was better, until it wasn't.

Day 2 - Hyderabad to Nagpur; riding into the night

Riding at night can be amazing; quiet dark roads, the hum of the engine, and the brisk night air. It's tranquil, magical even -- until you run out of road.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Day 1 -- We endured

We didn't get off to a great start. We'd been working (not on this but rather our business) right up until 2:AM the day of the ride. With about 2 1/2 hours of sleep Nihanth and I got up, got ready, took too long to load our gear, and then ...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Last Thoughts Before We Ride

With 48 hours before we set out on our epic 30-day motorcycle trip to the Himalayas and beyond, with all the scheduling and procurement behind me, I'm left with a moment of calm to reflect.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Why I Embraced Vagabonding

I was a traditional entrepreneur from the age of 23 until my mid-40s. Then a whirlwind of unforeseeable events took place and the current of those events took me on an adventure I never saw coming.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Southern India Motorcycle Tour Day #1 & #2

As hot as Bangalore has been this summer, when you hit the road at 6:30 you need to at least have a sweatshirt. The planned route was Bangalore to Mysore (Mysuru), to Ooty through the Bandipur National Forest, then to Coimbatore, Munnar, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Puducherry, Vellore. and back to Bangalore  Today was amazing!

Elephant Charges us en Route to Munnar

The traffic was stopped, so I drove up the shoulder of the road around the cars (what is a motorcycle for after all?) only to spook a bull elephant who charged us, twice. We only caught footage of one. But note after how he peeks out from the bushes us eyeing us.

Monkey Steals Olaf's Fruit

When we slowed dow for a check point, Olaf got off the bike to take photos of the monkeys on the roof of the truck ahead of us. As he did, one of them jumped on the bak seat of the morotcycle and swipped his bag of manderins

Ride of Your Life - INTRO

As some of you may know, we're planning to shoot a documentary of our August planned motorcycle adventure to ladakh, 18,000 feet up into the Himalayas. Here is a short video intro.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Summer Arrives with Another Oddity

The weather throughout January and February was pretty nice, although in the closing weeks we got three rain storms. Usually we don't get any rain until Monsoon season that begins in July. Can anyone say Climate Change? Anyway  few days ago I'm riding home on my motorcyle and I have to do a double take of what is before me. Keep in mind that I've seen some pretty whack-a-doo stuff since I've been in India

Monday, February 6, 2017

Experience India - A Web Series

Yes, we're going to launch a travel-adventure web series and we want you to participate for as little as $2 a month. Friends see me traveling around the world and tell me "Your life is like a movie," so we decided to turn it into one. I've been a vagabonder since 2014 when I met and befriended a Colombian photojournalist. She'd been traveling solo -- or rather backpacking (they're different things I was to discover) --  since the age of sixteen. When she and I traveled to northern Argentina, we traveled by bus, hitchhiked, and walked.  It was amazing.