Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chasing the Bullet

We were introduced to Chris Zahner through a moto friend we came across on Instagram. He was travelling to India and after a few emails one thing led to another and Chris ended up joining us on our ride to Pangi. Now he is getting ready to make another trip to India to make a film on the Royal Enfield and the stories behind this motorcycle.

In his words Chasing the Bullet is going to be roughly 60 minutes long and will be a "people's history" of the the Royal Enfield. I have amassed a long list of contacts and various characters who will drive the narrative of this film. There will be anecdotes, historical contexts, personal stories and more. These stories of the Royal Enfield will be juxtaposed to modern day in which these themes, motifs and circumstances continue to exist. Overall, the film will show why the Royal Enfield was so relevant when it arrived in the mid-20th century from England, it's widespread use and survival in India against the backdrop of a developing world and most importantly, why it is still so relevant today. Additionally, this film will explore the future of the Royal Enfield in the context of a changing motorcycle scene and why its roots and characteristics are still incredibly relevant.

Check out his page on Kickstarter and needs all the help he can get to get his project off the ground.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Chorla Ghat

An easy ride out of Goa over Chorla ghat to eat some mind blasting paranthas in Belgaum.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Favourite parking spot #432

This time of the year all the green has turned to gold and it's super to just stop and stare.

Roadside repairs

No ride is complete without some roadside repairs. Kartik broke his accelerator wire and we spent the better part of an hour getting a new one in.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jonathan Gibson at the grill

Jonathan Gibson has ridden all the way from Sydney on his 69 Bullet 350 to man the Helmet Stories BBQ while we make merry.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rider Mania here we come

The food is ready the grill is on it's way the bikes have been parked it's now time to head out to Rider Mania. Keep those beers cold people.

It's almost ready

Rider Mania the pork is almost done the Helmet Stories crew will be there soon.

A bridge

A bridge over some water somewhere on our Coastal Ride down from Mumbai to Goa.

The ferry

A different kind of water crossing than what we are used to.