Once upon a time I was a motorhead who only dreamed about riding bikes and surfboards, somewhere deep down I still dream about the same but with a bit of maturity and balance.
In my teenage years, I did a lot of motorbiking trips around India and always thought surfing and biking were like the two different sides of the same coin. Riding with freedom, almost like a meditative process that instilled a sense of exploration in our heads.
Of course, as I grew out of my teenage years, I had to prioritize and focus on certain things which were closer to my heart i.e surfing, entrepreneurship, photography, and biking kinda took a back seat. Occasionally, I rode and enjoyed short trips and mostly followed my amazing motorhead friends who travel the world riding some mean machines at beautiful stretches of terrain.
Recently, I got connected to the Royal Enfield PR team where we happened to discuss a number of collaborations and the potential of exploring biking and surfing together in some kind of exploration format and create content around that. Although some of the plans got shelved or postponed due to the pandemic we are certain of some amazing collaboration happening in the future.
In the meantime, RE offered me to ride their recent launches the new Meteor 350 and Himalayan which worked out perfectly as we were planning a small getaway at Mantra Surf Club. We rode to the hills of Chikmagalur to just unwind, relax and detox from a long strenuous surfing season we have had since last September.
Here are a few photos from the 3-day bike trip on Royal Enfield.