Whew ! What a great time we all had ! 2 days of fun plus the many days and kms to get to the place and back again ! We had people turn up from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Pune. Check out the Pics, blogs and ride experiences below! (PS: Work in Progress)
My longest ride to date. Enjoyable, fantastic trip with super riding companions. Stunning location. Well thought out, organised and managed program, every detail considered. Loads of interest and fun. Plenty of laughs and superb food throughout Madya Pradesh. Eventful journey. And by gods grace arrived home safely with a few minor aches and bruises. No complaints only wish more had attended.
Kanti , Mumbai
~1900kms on an Avenger
First BN ride, first BN meet, first time riding so long... all in all was fun. 6 days of life outside family and work... I felt quite different. I surely realized that riding 400 km is more than twice difficult than riding 200 km. At some point I even felt if i should go ahead at all... because i have to come back covering same distance! This ride tested my strength and patience. Two days at Pachmarhi were fun... thanks to organizers. Looking forward to more such rides!
Sameer Garde, Pune
~2000kms on a Bullet Electra
It was a long wait for the morning of Ride Day on 27th Sept from the time I decided to join the AM. I was super excited to get my newly acquired CBR 250 on such a long journey . My experience at Pachmarhi was fantastic , with new riders to meet , new bikes to see and over and above the events planned for AM 12. I enjoyed every bit of the AM and being a part of the group and looking forward for AM 13 !!
Amit Dubey, Pune
~2000kms on a CBR250
A meet to remember, where everybody boozed and yakked away as one with no groups plotting away against others, except during the competitions as collective izzat and lunch money was at stake. So much fun, in fact, that at that time I did not even notice that Homi was wearing boxers with a pink floral pattern :P .
Apologies from my side about the churlish attitude of the govt run hotel, though I hope the food made up for it.
Congratulations to the winners of the various activities.
Condolences to one whose business development meet was a horrible flop.
Arnob Gupta, Mumbai
~1900kms on a CBR250
Vinit Shriyan, Mumbai
~1900kms on a Honda Unicorn
Hormuzd Daruwala, Mumbai
Bullet Classic Chrome
Kurush Dadabhoy, Mumbai
on RE Classic Desert Storm
Praveen Sathaye, Nagpur ~600kms on a Std350 and Std500
It was like breaking away from all the shackles. Doing what you love the most and meeting liikeminded people who share your passion. Wow how beautifully it turned out to be. The roads, the ride, the people, the weather, the banter, the fun and games everything just fell into correct place and made it a wonderful exercise in total. Three Cheers to Bike Nomads!!.
Parimal Deshpande, Mumbai
It's not where I'm going, it's how I'm going. I'm happier when I see there are more miles to cover on bike. The thrill to cover a 1000km, to do a interstate, to cover many jungles, many ghats, many rivers, many villages, towns, cities on bike, irrespective of the roads, whether dirt or tar or concrete is absolutely beyond imagination. It can only be felt. The destination chosen this year has it all covered. The people were fantastic. The activities organised brought us closer to each other. I wish BN to organize more of such activities for the years to come.
Chinmay Nanda, Pune
~2000kms on a Pulsar 220
I rode in from Nagpur with Praveen, and had a blast on the bullet that PPS had gotten for me. I was quite blown away with the people who had turned up from all across the country and the events organized by the team! Kudos for making this such a memorable event!
Vibhu Rishi, Nagpur
~300kms on a STD500
Third BN AM and this time with third steed. This was by far the most systematic AM. Location was perfect for ride and fun. Ride, photography, food and bakar, nothing was missed. Three cheers for the organizers and participants who made it worthwhile.
Kiran Ghag, Mumbai
on a Kawasaki Ninja 650
Sanket Kawli, Mumbai
on KTM Duke
Ashish Hegde, HyderabadB
on a Bullet Electra
After covering close to 800 kms in a day I was skeptical about how the AM will be, but it turned out to be pretty good and checked all the boxes in my list. This was my 3rd AM in the last 5 yrs I have been associated with BN. Enjoyed all the AM's till date with making lot of friends and visitng lot of new places. Enjoyed the awesome route to Pachmarhi with the twisties, ghat roads and friends. All in all an awesome experience with like minded friends.
Varanasi Somnath, Hyderabad
~1600kms on a Karizma
Maitreyee Dey, New Delhi
Abhimanyu, New Delhi
on a Std350
Saddled up, tanked up, geared on,
On NH paths well travelled, some unexplored (off-roading aside),
We troughed, and crested and troughed along,
For me and my Hippo - as yet, the longest, gruelling-est,yummiest, awesomest ride!
Events that tested brawn and brain,
"Just Ride" - our motto, Gajab MP the destination,
To the good times we had, and the saddle sores and pain,
Three cheers to BikeNomads, see ya at the 2013 AMalgamation!
Aman Vijh, New Delhi
on a RE Classic 500 Chrome