BMW R1200GS Rallye

Ah, another weekend another ride but this time it was the monster.
More shall follow soon but in the meanwhile enjoy the pics.
Enjoy the monster size BMW R1200GS Rallye in full colours.
Created on 20 stitch shots from a FX frame.

BMW R1200GS Rallye by Mani Babbar Photography

Motorbike Rider

Just about the right mood and right music to soothe that urge of the power, control and smooth handling.
Riding in the smooth roads of Derbyshire peak district.

Switch on the speakers for the real excitement of this classic flavoured music and video combo.

Power to revitalise

Love life, love yourself to experience what you can do. The more we grow the more our power of brain becomes susceptible to the changes around us. We tend to lose that adrenalin with our bodies mind and soul that pushes us to the limit but not to forget that we are humans we are like re-chargeable batteries. Regardless you are 20 or 25 or 30 the age barely matters because in the modern world the numbers just don’t count what really counts is what you can do to beat any of those numbers inside your head.
Living is reviving oneself of its own imaginary powers to experience that magic of life that can take us to the new environs and makes us feel come alive again. Whether you work 9hrs shift five days a week you deserve the weekend to be a crack on good to enjoy those well spent 5 days at work. In a way yes we all do that but what really makes you happy you should follow those instincts. I know from myself even a two days break is a way to run away and experience and add on miles to the map of my world. I remember when I was 20, 800kms trip for two days would simply be an easy target to just say I did something which made me feel happy. To follow our hearts it only takes us a little but we must sincerely follow what we like to make sure we breathe in our life that fills us with what we want. Freedom to your serenity is in your hands and head.

One such thing that swing into my head this past weekend was a road trip that was sugar coated with luxury of four wheels instead of two and I was not the one who was going to drive. For a change it makes a whole lot of difference when you are not in the pilot seat but rather a navigator. My friend JM took the charge to drive on this trip and make me her worthy co-pilot. The map was just a rough sketch in the beginning but we knew that we are heading to South-East England trying to cover as much coastline we can with not missing the chances of capturing the beautiful weather, cliffs, coasts and harbours.

Indeed we managed to do it pretty well along with doing some dangerous things which people our age don’t do. Staying awake half the night for not missing a single shot that can become a part of my fame if it reaches that frame in the next exhibition. You may not want to be on the white cliff sitting with your feet hanging down knowing there is no way back to life if we commit a mistake of slipping down from there. Yes, we did sit on the white cliffs of Beachy Head with our feet hanging down till our lust of adventure was satisfied.

Exploring the shores of Bexhill, Hastings and Sandgate was more of a simple eye candy with sun setting and the weather staying well below freezing. At the coldest during the day it was still -3.5C and reaching -1.5C at its best. Standing by the cliffs of Dover watching the sun go down and the ships leave the harbour with time-lapse interval shooting it only adds to the memory of things we did.  Heading towards Kent and experiencing our wonderful game of “Banana grams” sitting in Pub till we realize we must go and sleep. The night barely offered any relief with fresh snow sailing like cotton balls we start off to Ramsgate with freezing weather again daring the visit to the harbour allowing us to feel that chilly winds.

It never stops when you are crazy in your head. Walking down the old Marina and sipping hot tea in the sailor shop – worth an experience even though the Tea was not too good but just that location was. All the yachts sitting in the harbour made it look like a holiday for sailors which indeed it was – not many dare to be in the weather of below freezing in the sea. We had to head back without delaying ourselves too much. On the way back we wandered along the coast of Whitstable seeing colourful beach huts that simply change the views compared from summer skies to faded glory in snow covered white flakes. Finding out a place to warm ourselves up sipping hot tea and snapping pictures in the hot corner next to fireplace sitting in age old vanity leather chair.

 Amazing how you can explore and what all you can find in this wonderful world in the secret corners of unknown destinations. An old mill on the top of the hill with its wonderful wooden structure did not allow us to pass it without framing it in all possible angles till I gave up because of a full memory card while JM kept snapping and decided to give up knowing the light has gone below our desired needs. Inevitably the hard moments in photographers life is to miss the moments that are only once in that very environment. We chased the first rays of sun in evening on our way to Canterbury, Kent. Temperature was just above freezing as it reached 0.5C and we managed to see the Cathedral of Canterbury in the low light just before the darkness engulfed us. Not willing to let the time run away we simply wanted to go as much more as we can. Tempting desires but we have to live with what we have got. The light has gone off the horizon and the darkness mounted on the skies leaving us not much more but to head back. Driving on the motorways M20, M26, M25, M23 we just about finished another of our road trip.

Time and again, it is not even over yet but we know that the next trip is just around the corner in less than a month’s time. True but hard facts of life, when you know what makes you happy – don’t stop to live in the illusion of what others would want you to live in. You are for yourself and your power is for you to revive and live. The greatest regrets of people is that they spend all their lives living to other expectations and not living their own.

Enjoy life for the fact, you never know your expiry date 🙂 Today Tomorrow Time can’t be accounted for.

Ojas Del salado – Highest motorable road challenge

To all those who know me knows that I have already accounted most of the motorable passses on a motorcycle in Indian Himalayas. So to the inspiration hence my friend Walter J Colebatch is taking on Andes mountains.

For those who seek adventure and wish to see more than normal give it a preview here.

http://www.andesmotoextreme.com/

Conjure ! Always enthrilled by the power of human body,mind, soul and its desires.
Travel beckons for the weekend ahead to the cliffs of England no more Himalayas for the time being.  I can see the snow falling in England so the little cliffs will keep my mind and imagination busy.

Law makers or Law Breakers

Motorcycling is dangerous, yeah can be deadly too. But when you have been riding for over 14years, you kind of get into the rhythm of living dangers and deadly options every corner or each time you get surprised.
What Annoys me is when the people who are so-called the law controllers rather law makers even break the laws. Road safety is a concern not only of the people who drive but shall also be for the ones who ride especially when you ride on two wheels in all seasons(I mean snow, rain, hail, sun and hell through the traffic).
Today on way back from work, I was riding behind a Met Pol van and the traffic lights turned green for going straight. There is a small concealed alley way on the right and the Police van didn’t give a second thought checking their mirrors, and made a turn into alley way without any indicators from a standstill.
HOW AMAZING !! I have been once stopped by these so-called Law makers for undertaking a police car in a 30mph zone when they are stuck in the traffic. They just have the power but the power is for using it right not for abusing it !!

My average daily riding is about 66-70mph/day and riding in traffic is nothing spectacular when you ride everyday. You get used to flowing through the traffic but sometimes its more spectacular when on non traffic roads on empty motorway you get shown a finger from a car on the left side lane joining the main traffic.
SPECTACULAR !! Yes, let me explain this.
Riding 72mph on A1(M) in the empty dual carriageway. I see a car from the left indicating to join the Motorway so I very politely move to right and in return just happened to check that a lady in her late 30’s may be 40’s was showing me a centre middle finger. I didn’t understand WTH !! I again moved from the fast lane to slow so she can pass me. No, just passed me but again stood in fast lane blocking me for whole 3 miles on an empty road ahead of her. Yes, I did switch on my high beam and then again she started her middle finger dance in the car.

If anyone understands this behaviour please let me know 😀