Were now almost 800Km in on our tour of India after some serious medical setbacks that would leave the gnarliest butch bushcraft-guru rocking back and forth in a fetal position all night…. no need to go in too much detail (acid-bum-piss).
So what’s happening?
Were finally out of Maharashtra, which by the way is a Lovely place, don’t get me wrong…. although most plants have thorns that easily go through Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tyres…. yes… they really did…
This was invisible externally, completely swallowed up by the tyre….
my favourite, extremely awkward selfie… wow, can you see how my soul is trying to escape through from between my teeth?
chewing raw sugarcane straight from the field, with a puppy in the lap… doesnt get better than this
tiffin boxes, unlocked local prices and crazy portions.
the single stupidest bike moment… i checked how much my discbreak heated up on the way down a long and winding steep slope…
cows are sacred, but bulls get slapped pink regularly, wheres the equality??
i cant even begin to describe how beautiful this was at the time
our lovely roti demonstration!
only R5 in the pocket, and we still got 2 teas! Welhe, ill always have a sweet spot for you
last puncture repair in Maharashtra, goodbye incredible thorns of the desert state!!! You won’t be missed, although im happy i mastered putting tyres on without levers.
best coffee in maharashtra…. yes its a sweet
Ellies pro touring tanline… see the helmet strap? amazing
Leaving the dry and gorgeous desertesque state behind us, I must admit, i will miss the beautiful fields of windmills, with their sweet and predictably constant low murmur of a hum. their great to fall asleep under, they drown out the Indian 8bit radio noise that comes in extremely invasive waves throughout the night.
leaving the marvels of engineering behind us as we descend into Karnataka, a place of many worlds!
We’ve now entered Karnataka a place of many worlds! also the home to our first CLOUD in INDIA, i have a whole new appreciation for clouds now, offering depressingly short-lived relief in the daily smoldering mid-day India roast-up.
finally a cloud in India were saved
power posing in front of the old kings prayer house
out of the desert into the realm of many worlds
our final sunset in Maharashtra
ancient arches, great ceilings
these bikes are simply too cool, chilling in the shade of Karnataka Castle
Quick shout-out to all the animals working hard on the roads of Bharat, helping keep the economy up and running!!