Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cold Play

Remember last year in December we rode up to Kaza on two Triumph motorcycles. A Speed Triple ridden by Ouseph from Evo India and a Bonneville ridden by me. Well here is the story from Ousephs perspective that came out in the Evo Offroad January 2015. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Special Helmet Stories ride from Leh to Manali 2015


Every year we try and run a special barebone trip for those people who dont have the time or resources to come for a long ride through the mountains with us. This year we are planning to start the ride on the 18th of July from Leh.


We will start early from Leh and ascend the world’s second highest motorable pass Tanglang La. We will take a short detour to our camp at Debring set up near the ‘white’ saltwater lake of Tso Kar where you can sight migratory cranes from Siberia and the Kiyang—the wild ass of Ladakh.


The Second day is another early start as on this day we cross the MorĂ© Plains—a flat stretch of 40 km, At an average height of 4200m. Stop at Pang for a bite to eat and then onward to the double-humped Lachulung La (5060m) and then the Gata Loops. It’s awe inspiring scenery all the way to our camp in the plains of Sarchu.


On the third day we ascend Baralacha La and ride onwards to Jispa and make our night hault overlooking the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers that become the Chenab at Tandi. This is one of our most favorite places in the world.

On the last day we leave Tandi and start to climb the steep Rohtang La leaving the arid landscapes behind and ride into the lush Kullu valley towards Manali where we end the ride with a BBQ and many a cold beer.

The cost for the ride is Rs 25,000 per person. There are only 6 seats open this year and shall be on a first come first serve basis. The cost will only include motorcycle rental, accommodation for four nights on twin sharing basis, Breakfast/Dinner and experienced tour leaders (thats us).

Check out the ride on our facebook events page or drop us an email at info@helmetstories.com if you are interested.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Screening Riding Solo To The Top Of The World at Garage 52



We have wanted to start showing Moto films at Garage 52 for a while now but were waiting for the right time. And that time is now. So with the riding season starting we have decided to flag it off with screening award winning Riding Solo to the Top of the World on the 1st of May.

Riding Solo... is a film about filmmaker Gaurav Jani's solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the world, the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh, bordering China. As a one-man film unit, he astonishes you, filming the landscape he passes by and the people he interacts with, capturing moments of beauty, pain, love, hardship, self doubt and spiritual triumphs.

What more Gaurav Jani will be there himself to answer your questions and just hang and watch the film with us. Now that sounds like a fun evening. 


We can seat a limited amount of people so check out our facebook page and sign up so we can plan accordingly. See you there.  

The ZMR Wanderers 5th Ride



After our last wet ride to Rajasthan we were determined to go again and not get drenched in the rain. The idea was to leave Jaipur take a detour via Sambhar lake and then make it to Pushkar for the night. The next day we would find our way to Ranthambore get in a Safari spot a Tiger and then make it back to Jaipur the next morning with one hell of a story. Read about the whole ride in the May 2015 issue of Autocar India.







Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GT in the city

A hot day spent riding around the back gullies and roads of Andheri west in Mumbai on the Continental Gt. I find it the perfect bike for the city and totally enjoy using it every day. I am not sure if it will be great in the monsoon with these tyres but we shall cross that bridge when we get to it. 



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The ZMR Wanderers 4th Ride

 
March is a brilliant time to be riding in the Princley state of Rajasthan so we decided to hold the next Wanderers ride around Jaipur. The idea was to ride out of Jaipur towards the Shekarwati District spend the night and make our way down to Alwar for another night and then make our way back to Jaipur. The plan was sound and we were all very excited to head out and explore but it seemed the weather gods had other ideas. Read about it the April Issue of Autocar India.

 
 
 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sideburn and Helmet Stories in Pangi Valley.


Yeah you read it right! Sideburn Magazine and Helmet Stories are riding through the brilliant Pangi Valley in September 2015. Check out the itinerary and start planning now. There are only 13 spots available. 

So if you snooze you lose.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The ZMR Wanderers 3rd Ride



The Third ride took us North. We started our ride out of the capital and headed out to the lower Himlayas to Renuka Lake and then proceeded to get tremendously lost while riding some country back roads looking for Chakrata.







 



The contest for the next ride is up on the Autocar Facebook page here so sign up who knows you may be on the next ride out with us.


Monday, February 23, 2015

The Ride Back from IBW

We left Goa as the sun came up and rode out to Amboli Ghat and onwards to Nipani and then followed NH 4 all the way down to Mumbai. 

The Indian Scout ate up the kilometres without missing a beat or a breath-ask some of the other American made motorcycles I blazed passed on the highway

What great performance (100 bhp and lighter than most others) and let's not forget how good it looks. All together makes for a great bike. I fear we are going to see many Scouts on Indian roads very soon.