Monday, 19 December 2016

What is K&N air filter | TechTalk #1

I know all of you are used to reading my travel experiences and motorcycle riding blog posts. But being a mechanical engineer and an automotive fanatic, I get several questions from a lot of people related to bikes, cars and their modification. And I really enjoy talking to people about that as well. People are extremely curious to the things that go on inside an automobile. So I thought, why not discuss these topics here on the blog so that more people can know these things. So here I am, with the first post of the new series, TechTalk.

K&N sticker on Bajaj Pulsar 220
K&N sticker on my bike

All of us have seen the K&N sticker on several bikes or cars and wondered “what is that sticker about?” Many of you already know what I am talking about. But there are several people who still wonder what it is and are extremely curious to know. Well, let me tell you, it is the famous K&N air filters.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

How to prepare for a short motorcycle ride | Article #2

bikes parked near water over a dam

A motorcycle ride is a marvellous experience. It can teach you several things as well as provide some life changing adventures or events. For me and several other people, riding a motorcycle is like meditation. But if not planned and prepared for properly, a motorcycle ride, may it be a short or long one, can turn into a blunder.

Monday, 5 December 2016

How to enjoy your weekend | Devadi Dam | Prati-Balaji

bike are parked on a dam surrounding water and beautiful nature
Bikes upon Devdi Dam


Ride Type: Highway, Narrow Roads


Ride Difficulty: Easy


Distance from Pune: 40km


Winter is here! (GoT fans, pun intended). Winter rides are something most motorcycle riders always look forward to. After about three weeks of a lot of work and health breakdown, I finally got some time this weekend to go for a nice ride. Eager to ride, I started to plan it a week in advance. Called up a few friends, did some probing on the internet and we came up with a lovely plan. We decided to ride to the Prati-Balaji Temple at Ketkawale and then improvise the further route. We also found out that there was a small dam near the temple called Devadi Dam which we decided to visit.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Ride to calmness | Pabe Ghat

bikes at the top of pabe ghat
Pabe Ghat Top

Ride type: Narrow roads


Ride difficulty: Easy


Distance from Pune: 34km


It was the weekend just after Diwali. I had a lot of things to do and I knew it was going to be a busy weekend. All the work that I had procrastinated before Diwali was now overdue. But I was not going to miss my weekend ride for any of that. Though it would be a short ride, I decided to go for one. Did a bit of probing and got a perfect destination for a nice and calm short motorcycle ride. Pabe Ghat.

Friday, 4 November 2016

How to plan a motorcycle ride? | Article #1

bikes parked at a scenic spot overlooking valley and beautiful sky

Motorcycle rides are the perfect getaway for me. May it be a short ride or a long motorcycle trip, I love travelling to different places on a motorcycle and coming back with new experiences and memories. I, being a planner, like to plan by rides or trips at least a week in advance.

There may be many “Just get on a bike and go wherever the road takes you” type of people out there. But others of you are not and need a little help in planning a motorcycle adventure. And as a fellow riding enthusiast, I have come up with a few pointers that might help you.