Any form of wheels is a medium. What matters is the travel and what it makes you. What you see and what you immerse in. End of the day - it’s you that matters. The motorcycle gathers miles. What do you?
Made this poster when we used to organise - First Sunday Rides. Some 12-15 years ago.
Remember this chap?
If you have attended any of MTM events - you will know him. Works our excel sheets (he is a pro there), handles most of our events communication etc. and is quite a hand at tools / equipment, luggage stuff, packing, planning and of course he builds his own bikes.
We dig into his expertise all the time. Very unassuming, very patient and a sweet heart. We are so privileged to have him around.
Why am i writing all this stuff? Remember "Courage to Pursue"? He is off on an extended solo travel starting next month. Over the next 6-7 months he will be riding a motorcycle across most of South America. A dream he has fostered for 10 years. At every step for the last 10 years he has planned and saved, preparing for what could be the first of many travels in time to come. What excites me particularly is that - I have always believed, Travel is a personal pursuit and this, for me is the right way to do it. Travel for travel sake and go where you really want to go, working your ass off to make it possible.
Wishing you all the best my friend. That MTM Tee, hang it to rest in some place very special, a spirited place. The world is yours! @mak.aditya#couragetopursue#mtmgrid#idonttrashmytravel#mtm
Rohith Ashok a.k.a @tollfreetraveller quit his full-day job being a lawyer in Mumbai. Until, one day, He decided to pack his bags and set off to follow his passion for travel.
He’s spent a considerable part of his time travelling across India on his motorcycle. He’s been constantly documenting his journey and inspiring a lot of people to go out and explore.
He’ll also be sharing his camping experiences from his journeys across the country at the first edition of our Motocamp.
Seven months on a shoe-string budget. Ronald Shalo traversed India on his 1990 Bajaj Chetak. Camping across diverse terrains. From backyards to jungles..
He'll be sharing his experiences and tips on Motocamping specifically in the Indian- subcontinent.
Check out his Instagram at @scooternomad#motocamp#mtmgrid#scooterlife#adventure#travel#camping
Raj Andagere spent two years riding his CRF250L to India fron Australia.. he spent most of his time camping with the most basic gear and requirements. He'll be sharing his stories and tips on practical cooking and camping while being on a motorcycle for an extended period of time!
Check out Arup's camping spot on the banks of the Myntdu river!
Looking forward to more posts to inspire more MotoCamping stories!
@mtmgrid motocamping in the Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya abode clouds few months back !!! Myntdu River (leska) is one of the major water bodies in Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya, locally known as 'ka Tawiar ka Takan' (Our Guardian Angel) in the pnar dialect. It is a blessing to the residents of the town of jowai and adjacent places. Its abundant water is used to irrigate the Myntdu Valley, located on the outskirts of Jowai town.
We've just wrapped up the Recce and the place, it's stunning!
This is the venue where 40 participants will spend 3 days building skills to help them get out and MotoCamp!
Event details and registrations link in the bio.
A full blown workshop covering all the elements of knowledge one would need for camping when moto traveling. Two night and three days of sessions and expert advice from travellers who have lived the outdoor life on their motorcycle. Incidentally it will be a fun weekend too. Plus a stunning location!! #mtmgrid#mtm#idonttrashmytravel#motocamping#motocamp
"WHAT 365 DAYS OF TRAVEL HAS DONE TO ME.
The time you get yourself doing what your mind tells you to do – be it having an ice cream on a cold windy morning, or sitting in a coffee shop and gazing at people go by – is deeply satisfying. The ride through the long winding roads, mountains, valleys and villages was an experience of enjoying time with myself. Boundaries started vanishing as I met new people everyday. As the days went by, my initial skepticism gave way to open-mindedness and acceptance as I became one among them." Atul Warrier (MTM Speaker at 2016) shares his journey details and an insight into possibilities and the need for courage to pursue ones dreams.. Read more here - http://mtmgrid.com/2017/04/12/a-journey-of-discovery/
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Soon everything from the two MTM journals will be on the website, along with new content that hasn't been published before.The website will grow with time and will have more resources and articles available for everyone to use. We will continue to work towards creating lot more engaging content in the future - which will include Overland travel information, more travel stories, more info based articles, gear reviews, people in focus, routes, destinations and more.. The website is up - there are glitches which will be fixed as and when (if you see any - send us a PM). We are open to suggestions and of course stories / content / ideas that you would like to share with the community.
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Johan was one of the first overlanders to ride into India through Myanmar. We were amazed by his journey, and how it has now evolved into him setting up an Overlanders camp in Salta, Argentina.. http://mtmgrid.com/2017/04/07/one-for-the-road/
Click link - to read more.
After spending almost half of an year in North East. It's time to say Good bye North East, my second home.
Yesterday was sleepless night. Feeling ill but not physically. Leaving the place with heavy heart.. Thank you everyone for everything which made my journey into life altering experience. I am humbled by the nature of each.