It was the month of September when I signed off from my ship which was in Turkey then. As always I was very happy to be flying back home after 6 months of work. But this time, my excitement level was higher than ever because I had decided to get myself a Royal Enfield Motorcycle. No doubt the RE looks great, the sound of its thump is breathtaking, and the style it carries can make anyone go crazy for it. As I had already decided the model and color, I booked it 3 months before I was planned to sign off. I got the bike on 10-10-2016. After few weeks I decided to go on a road trip that too solo. I had to face a bit of resistance from my parents as they were concerned for my safety on the road. I somehow convinced them that I will be taking breaks often and will ride with all the safety gear on me. The preparation: “By failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail” this is an apt saying and hence I decided to prepare myself for the trip. I started looking on the internet for all that you need on a road trip. I also started looking for “How to fix small issues on bike like- Clutch Cable, Accelerator Cable, Oiling the chain, checking engine Oil level, etc.” Mr Yash Agarwal, Director of RE Chittorgarh helped me by allowing me to accompany the mechanic Salim Bhai on first service of my bike where I asked him for small issues that could pop up and how do I resolve them if required. That was quite helpful. Things that I bought are as under: 1)Saddle Bag with rain covers by RoadGods 2)Tarpaulin and ropes 3)Riding Gloves 4)Shades 5)Jacket 6)Travel pouch 7)Some imp spares The route: I had planned my route, I was going to do Chittorgarh-Indore-Shirdi-Mumbai-Pune-Dhule-Indore-Chittorgarh. The total journey was around 2100 Kms. As I discussed with my friends, few of them laughed at me and said- “What do you think of yourself, you’re some biker or what? “ However, few of them said- “Wow! I wish I could come with you, Never back down, go for it !” So it was a mixed reaction from people. But what I have always believed in is- Follow your heart, no matter what the world has to tell you.