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Do you hear yourself ?

Yes it’s a question to everyone. Do you really hear yourself?
Many friends of mine have asked me, complained me about their life.

Not happy with whatever is going in the life, not aware of the actions to take, what to do.

But i just can’t say anything much but to stay positive and motivated.
Born in a Rich, Middle class or poor family !! Taking care of family business, doing 5-8 table work regardless your interest. 

Every other guy does the same and this will lead to a world where buried dreams will overtake count of dead bodies under the earth. 

Everyone has some potential but then our parents know some ‘Sharma Ji’ in the neighborhood with a child with brilliant brain.
It’s the time. To stand, to rise, to shine.
Life always has a happy ending, you just don’t give up.

Failures will teach you the importance of success.
Hear yourself. Do what you love. Don’t care about anything else. 

Maybe today you are not happy with what you are doing or what is going through your life but that doesn’t mean you are not destined for what you deserve.
If you are dreaming very big and unconfident about it, keep dreaming. Because if there is even 1% chance of succeeding, you should take it as absolute certainty.
And one day, definitely, One day, you will find yourself.

Because at the end of the day ! we care about performance !

“Because I can’t get enough of it”

A motorcycle isn’t just an engine, it’s a companion. Even more than that in my eyes.
The two wheels doesn’t carry your body, they carry your soul.
So, here’s some little more customised Betty which turns around almost every head on the road.

1) Detachable rear seat for pillion and luggage.
2) Universal shock absorber springs.
3) Smaller Mudguard.
4) Adjusted indicators on handle bar.
5) Auto indicators.
6) New engine crank.
7) Auto folding rear view mirrors.
8) New 25V USB port.

Experience all weathers in just 10 days !! Incredible India

Hello everyone
We have different moods and opinions when we think about travel.
Everyone of us have different preferred months and seasons of travelling.
But its obviously not possible to travel enjoying every weather all the year by everyone.
Being born in India has got its own perks, be it the serene and ancient culture or our own heaven on earth (Ladakh).

So this time i am writing my 11 days experience which may help some fellow travellers to experience different weathers in this short span of time.

I am starting with my day 1 when i left for Noida from Jaipur at 2 AM and it was obviously cold at night. With time, the sun took leave for the day and sent the clouds for proxy 🙂

It took almost 2 hours to reach a distance of 50 KMs because of heavy rain and Delhi’s blessed traffic. Here is a picture IMG_20160831_061246

 

Day 2

We left for Manali late night at 11 PM and it was again raining on the highway till Chandigarh (360 KMs from Delhi) which slowed down our speed and journey.

As we started entering the himalayas the rain went away and the environment was humid with some fog. A shirt was OK to wear while riding.IMG_20160901_132308_HDR

 

Day 3

Woke up early to start the ride but again had to wait for a couple of hours because it was still drizzling. Manali was quite warm that day with cotton like clouds in the sky.

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When we stopped to have a coffee, the locals asked us to wear warm clothes becasue it was going to be cold up there. Guess what? just after 10 KMs, the weather completely changed with freezing air and so much of fog that we barely could see at the range of 15 feets.IMG_20160902_101921_HDR

Another surprise came after 20 KMs at Rohtang La (Approx 13000 feets) when there were clouds gathered to welcome us from the whole world. IMG_20160902_110647_HDR

The moment we started descending the Rohtang pass, again the weather turned hot and we made ourselves comfortable in one layer of cloth. We took a break in Jispa for night halt. A Tent with a river flowing near to it just on a distance of approximately 100 mts.

The night was freezing cold with the temperature going down to 0 degree celcius.IMG_20160902_185400

 

Day 4. Jispa to Upshi

Started our ride early in the morning at 5 AM. It was warm in the morning. We were having tea and chilling and felling happy and warm till one of the shopkeepers told us to have more warm gloves and scarfs because the temperature was supposed to be -13 degree Celsius. We were comfortable until the time we started ascending the mountains, high passes and visible snow gave us the indication to wear more layers and when we reached the highest point of the mountain (Baralach La Pass, 15500 feets), i remember i was facing breathing problem, my nose was wet and i was not comfortable even standing there and clicking pictures. But thats what its all about, riding is all about. I must not complain.
A vest, then inner, then Tshirt, Then one more Tshirt, then shirt, then jacket. IMG_20160903_082739_HDR

I had a sigh of relief and it was quite shocking also. Just after 15 KMs after getting down from the pass, the sunrays starting biting me and forced me to remove 4 layers of clothes. It was a relaxing ride forward from there until i got affected by High Altitude Sickness. Vomiting  and severe headache plus a puncture in the rear tyre slowed down the journey. This made us to take a halt 50 KMs before Leh in Upshi because the oxygen level was comparatively good there.IMG_20160903_143427_HDR

 

The Next Day, we started our journey for Nubra Valley, a desert in Ladakh, via  Khardung La (18280 feet, highest motorable road in the world). My main moto of the ride was to take my motorcycle to Khardung La which i consider the temple of Motorcycles.
something unexpected was experienced when we were about to reach the highest point, snowfall. Light snowfall made our day and took away all the tiredness of those long rides. Temperature was also -15 and a sign board indicated, “Staying here for more than 15 minutes can be harmfull to your health”.

Rest of the ride was chilling and warm till nubra valley.

PS – Yes, I am crying in this pic 😉IMG_20160905_115032

 

The Next Evening, we were at Leh and the weather was all same as the previous day.

 

The Next Day, we headed towards Karzok, Tso Moriri Lake. This journey was very hot and i was only wearing a tshirt while riding. The weather again started turning cold and after the past days experiences, it was no big surprise this time. The lake is at 16000 feets and taking the shirt off to pose near this lake was a task of life. IMG_20160906_152311_HDR

 

The Next Day when we left for jispa to end the journey, it was the coldest morning i have ever had in my life. Even thick clothes and bright sun couldn’t help me to get rid of shivering. Well this was the day when my ignition key broke into two pieces and some travelers helped us get out of that trouble.IMG_20160903_111315_HDR

 

So, for all the people out there, if you want to experience winter, summer, rain, fog, clouds, bright sunshine, freezing breeze and snowfall in this short time, this is the destination for you.

 

HOPE YOU ENJOYED READING THIS BLOG

Share your views and give feedback.

Thank you. Love. Asif

BETTY, one year strong !!!

​”Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle”.


7 march. One year of Betty.
Not only humans transform their body with time, machines does too, given proper care.
Its just one year and this beauty got transformed into a beast and i can already imagine how it will look the next year.
Here are some simple tips to get your engine going and going and going -:
*Don’t drive with half clutch.

*Use synthetic engine oil.

*Don’t wait for the oil to drain fully.

*Go with lower RPM.

*Start the engine for 1 minute every morning before riding.

*Do not charge mobile or lights when engine is idle.

*Cean air filter after every 3000 KMs.

*Take a break after every 100 KMs if you are going for more than 800 KMs a day.

*After hours of riding don’t turn the ignition off as soon as you stop.

#betty #customised #rider #photographer #traveler #wanderer

April 2017, Ride For Life !!!

When you are riding and coming back home, you are happy.

When you are riding and doing something for the society and coming back home, everyone is happy.
After many things we have seen in life, I have decided to do a ride “Ride for life” sometime in April this year.

This title is no hashtag or tagline, but it will contain various things and cause that are connected directly to our life.
Distributing foods and clothes to the poors (Important in life to survive)

Plantation in Restaurants, Dhabas and highways (Important in life to survive)

Telling villagers and uneducated all their rights (Important in life to survive)

Distributing chocolates and organising funny games for poor children (Important in life to survive)

A session on Fitness in a government school (Important in life to survive)
I am doing this alone but anyone who wants to join me is welcome.
“”C’mon, Lets Ride For Life””

Here i am.. Delhi !!

Like i discussed in my last blog about my friend’s accident, i left for delhi today to bring his bike home.

  • A tiring ride of 17 hours from todays 24 hours (5 minutes still remains when im writing this) and one more thing i made sure. “Don’t fall asleep while riding” 😁
  • Well, here’s a picture of today

The negative news you must know !!

Well, there are some negatives news that need to be shared to raise awareness among various things.

Biking is good to the point till our senses are with us and the moment we gets distracted, the bad game begins.

My friend mohit kapoor (A Royal Enfield 1975 rider) was on a ride to Rishikesh with his friend the other day. After leaving the office and having dinner, he started his journey which he thought was going to be an adventurous one because it’s everybody’s love to ride in Himalayas. After riding for five hours when he reached Gurugram, New Delhi, he felt asleep while riding and what happened next doens’t need to be described I think.
He got his back injured and his left arm fractured. He returned Jaipur the next day after leaving his motorcycle at one of his friends house. 

Here are some of the pictures of the motorcycle.


I am writing this becuase there are certain things which i think you all must know. As per my experience too, driving for more than 6 hours continuously raise the chances of getting asleep while riding if you have not taken proper rest before starting your ride plus, if you are over eating before starting a long ride, I’m afraid but there are again these chances.

So for all the riders out there, take proper rest, sleep enough, eat healthy but less and most important, drink lots of water.

Its your life, take care of it. 

And here is the flag !!

We desire to travel, some of us to meet routine life, for our work, but some of us for life not to escape us.

Travelling in 20’s let’s us understand the true meaning of life. We don’t care about tomorrow. Just hit the road ‘today’, and and every tomorrow becomes today.

For all of us, say we live for 70 years. Minus 25 years of sleep. Minus 18 years of childhood where we are guided to go home-school-home. So most of us are left with approx. 20 years to live our life. So why not live those years. Dedicate those years to our passion. Live for something.

If i am from a middle class family and choose travelling in my 20’s. Makes me worry about money ? No. There are people who can pay me if i travel for some good cause, for you people, for the society, for my country.

Here is my flag which i will use during my overland rides, currently sponsored by paarli.com and i am in contact with many other companies to help me. Lets see. Matter of time.

And something flew !!

We don’t dream, We don’t have wings, We cannot fly.

We dream, Our dreams becomes our wings, We Fly.
So here’s my story of discussing some future goals at ‘Tapri The Tea House’ with some of the enterpreneurs, who are actually friend of mine.

This place has become one of my favourites to discuss anything because ‘The open sky, a machine with wings and the Energetic Tricolor’ challenges me to be like them and there’s nothing that can stop me now.

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