Day 9 : Kannur to Polem (424 km)

<<Day 8: Munnar to Kannur (366 km) Day 9 of the ride started even before the dawn. With 424 km to cover, Shohrat mentioned that he wanted to reach Goa before the sunset. The road till we exited Kerala was same as I have discussed before. The highway passes through the center of each adjacent […]

Day 8: Munnar to Kannur (366 km)

<<Day 7: Thekkady to Munnar Day 8 was a Sunday. Hence most of the folks in Kerala were busy in their weekly prayers at the church. This helped us to carry good speed while crossing the cities. The highways in Kerala pass through the heart of each adjacent city, hence the general time and distance calculation […]

Day 7: Thekkady to Munnar (100 km)

<< Day 6: Kollam To Thekkady (160 km) As you must have guessed from the title, today’s day was meant to be relaxed riding and covering only 100 km. So we began our day by visiting the Periyar National Park. Initially, I was quite reluctant of the idea as all I wanted to do was […]

Review: Hero Maestro Edge

It is just 20 days into the new year (2017) and I have already completed one trip to Goa, courtesy my friend Vikram for his destination wedding. This time, I didn’t have much time to explore Goa on a bike, rather I (and Ankit) were going to travel with our luggage after the ‘sponsored’ stay at […]

Day 6 : Kollam to Thekkady (160 km)

<<Day 5: Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari – Kollam (464 Km) At KTDC Tamrind Kollam, we woke up to a spectacular view of the lake from our hotel window. After visiting Kanyakumari yesterday and riding for 460 km, we were in a mood to take it easy today. Today’s destination was Thekkady that was 160 km away. It sounded like […]

LED lights for Motorcycle

The headlights of my Karizma are pretty useless on the highways and in the Ghats (This is probably true for most of the bikes). I realised this during the Kanyakumari trip and I was determined to do something about it as soon as I returned back to Pune. At first, I was excited to the […]

Fixing The Fibre Parts

Most of our motorcycles have some parts of fibre or plastic here and there (Royal Enfields excluded of course). My Karizma R has enough of them and after every long ride, they need to be  looked at and glued back if found broken. These are mostly the fibre below the rear part of the seat where […]

Why should you ditch your ride once in a while

Ditch Your Ride

Why do we buy vehicles ? There are many answers to it but I am sure the most common one would be the convenience of travelling from point A to point B. These points could be home and office on weekdays, picnic spots or parents house in a different city on weekends and etc. Having your […]

Review : Indian Oil Citibank Credit Card

The demonetization move has surely surprised all of us Indians living in India and abroad, hasn’t it ? In this time, the cash has literally died for now and the cards and online wallets are doing exceptionally great. Only few might have imagined this scenario. When I started working around 7 years back, thanks to […]

Brakes gone bad !

Brakes Gone Bad

Brakes are an integral part of any vehicle, be it the humble cycle or the speeding Formula 1 race car. Brakes have to be as effective as the engine of the vehicle. Brakes are supposed to do one thing, stop the moving vehicle in the manner the rider/driver desires to. You don’t want the brakes of […]