Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Jeypore Bike Riders OTR At Chaparwara Dam

Summer is gone and monsoon has made the Aravalli range green, weather has cleared up and its time for Jeypore Bike Riders to ride out for an Off The Road (OTR). 

On 25th August 2018, lead by Mr. Naval Sharma (@navalsharmajprnine Jeypore Bike Riders kick started their ride to Chaparwara dam in Dudu district of Rajasthan from Jaipur. 

Chaparwara dam is situated around 75 kms from Jaipur. It is an earthen dam built over a local river Banas in the Ganga basin and has been in operation since 1894,  with the main purpose to irrigation.

The area around this dam is an excellent practice zone for OTR. JBR rides left Jaipur by 05:30 AM with an aim to practice OTR on soft ground, gradient and slush. With guidance from experienced senior riders all JBR riders had  learn't the fine points of riding. 

The OTR ride ended at 10 AM with all riders returning to Jaipur safely. 

Off the road practice on wet grass track

Off the road practice through slush

Enjoying the architecture 

View of Chaparwara dam

View around the dam

JBR riders of the day having a high view

Peep hole view of the dam

JBR Naval leading the OTR ride

JBR riders Sawan, Akshay and Sourab 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Royal Enfield Motorcycles Competing in Moto Dangal Season 3

The demands that Moto Dangal's enduro-cross puts on a motorcycle is severe. A standard heavy street motorcycle participating in this track race is laudable. A lot goes to say on the confidence and skill of the rider. 

Enduro-cross is the most rewarding and challenging type of event you can race. Moto Dangal has time and again proved wrong that heavier bikes can't complete the course. With every season we have seen an increase in number of heavy bikes participating in higher CC class. 

Most riding higher CC class bikes are contented in what they do, some however push and test the capabilities. If you are racing a higher CC motorcycle, these have higher inertia and weight, this makes them keep going forward. When these bike are in the right direction and technique is correct, you will be saddled. But when you need to change direction quickly or jump over an obstacle or brake suddenly, the bike will want to keep moving straight, that's where the strength of the rider comes to play. 

It is not just the strength, you need endurance strength to compete in a enduro-cross like Moto Dangal. Best of the riders competing with higher CC bikes build this endurance strength and are able to cross the hurdles repeatedly.  

Moto Dangal is great fun compared to other motorsport racing. If you ride a higher CC and heavy bike, join us in the next season of Moto Dangal enduro-cross track race this November. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Road Trip With Many Tales - Tour de Thar 2018

A road trip is a visible expression of freedom. 
Travel is all about dreams you being there amongst landscapes, towns and people. 
Traversing backroads is a rich example of the journey as the destination. 

Peregrinating the golden sands of Thar, my idea was not to linger anywhere, but to keep on moving. Creating a panning shot of the desert in my mind. Each day and days after the first, was to set off after morning tea and breakfast, going as far as possible and then find a place to rest for the night by pitching a tent with bonfire. 

Thar desert landscape is so stark and dramatic. In the brooding expanse you would find a withered shrub or a cactuses or a crossroad with black topped roads enveloped with sand dunes on either side and lead nowhere. You are so tempted to deviate from the route and find the answer to the road leading nowhere. Thar desert is not an illusion of emptiness but an assertive power of exclusion. This power of exclusion forces you to find your inner self. Go deep down and flick that reset button. Perhaps is what a traversing backroads trip is all about. 

But there are moments which go against your "not to linger nature of the road trip.” Those are the moments when you are crossing a remote town. Flooded on both sides of your vehicle are people attired in bright colours. Women especially in collage of colours. Men match this duel of colours with turbans and matching moustache. Is this the spirit of humans? Making a brooding stark expanse colourful. That’s the moment of halt where this picture was pictured. 

A tiny shop in a remote village, with its wares on display. Local nomadic musician couple were there probably to replenish their stock. The walls of this tiny shop decorated with foreign languages. The signage and display is like a cinema set from classic western movie. I was so lost pondering that I became a magnet for curious stares. 

That’s the assertive power of exclusion of Thar. It just casts a spell on you. 

Join and ride on a road trip with many tales. 

Dates - 23 to 28th December 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Free And Easy Down The Road I Go - Tour de Thar 2018

Tour de Thar 2018

23rd - 28th December 

The 5th Tour-de-Thar is back again. It's an off-beat road trip through the golden sands of Rajasthan. 

Tour-de-Thar is a road trip that you have always dreamt of but haven't done yet. Cruising through the unknown fearlessly, camping in the middle of nowhere, enjoying the chilly desert night as your eyes transfixed at the sky full of stars. 

This expedition is a mix of camp outs and stay at local cottages. 

For the nomads at heart, Tour-de-Thar is an essential page in your travel diary. Register now and join us in this epic journey. 

Watch this page for details

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Moto Dangal Season 3 - Results All Classes Of Race

The season 3 of Moto Dangal was a day filled with excitement and victories, with as much as 80 registered competitors.

The endurocross track event kicked off with Women Scooter class of race and ended the day with Bugg & Quad class of race.

This season saw lot of interest in Novice class of race and stiff competition to win the title of Dangal Kesari.

The list of winners and pole positions have been published on Moto Dangal website.

Moto Dangal Season 3 Hurdle Master's Battle Of Iron Horses race results are here.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Motorsports Photography Competition Results - Moto Dangal Season 3

The most awaited results for the Moto Dangal  Motorsports Photography Competition which not just motivated our members but also helped to create a plethora of memories in 3rd Season of Moto Dangal is here! The three winners behind the lens in the Battle of Iron Horses based on social media reach and their fantabulous skills are here.

The winners are

Modhumita Bhattacharya

View Modhumita's Moto Dangal season 3 images here

Her profile   @instagram  

Aayush Mandan 

View Aayush's Moto Dangal season 3 images here

His profile @instagram

Congratulations winners!

Tanvi Lakhotia 

View Tanvi's Moto Dangal season 3 images here

Her profile @instagram