A ride through the storm #learningholiday

Tripoto
22nd Oct 2017
Photo of A ride through the storm #learningholiday by Indian Footsteps

3 guys, 2 bikes looking to start their journey across a physical division, they knew little about, the white desert of #Kutch.

We started off at around 11 in the morning from #Bhuj on our Bajaj Avengers.

Photo of Rann of Kutch, Gujarat by Indian Footsteps

We stopped on the way for some snacks, completely unaware of the approaching roar of the desert.

Photo of A ride through the storm #learningholiday by Indian Footsteps

Just as we crossed a few kilometres from that stop, powerful winds across the road started blowing.

Photo of A ride through the storm #learningholiday by Indian Footsteps

With absolute no vegetation around and barren lands as far as the sight goes, the winds started blowing at a real high velocity across our rides.

Photo of A ride through the storm #learningholiday by Indian Footsteps

We went off road.. did a burnout and back to business. And this was before the turn towards the white desert.

Photo of A ride through the storm #learningholiday by Indian Footsteps

Just before the turn some calmness appeared but as soon as we took the way to white desert, it was something else.

Photo of A ride through the storm #learningholiday by Indian Footsteps

Not only were the wind started blowing at tremendously high speed but also the salt and dust coming with it, created a massive challenge to ride.

Photo of A ride through the storm #learningholiday by Indian Footsteps

The biggest fear was what if something happens and we lose control, it would be next to impossible to even trace us. It was just white salt all around and nothing else and the speed at which we would be thrown, would take us a few kilometres away.

One other thing that got us nervous was that not a single two wheeler was on the road, and we didn't know after how long we'll reach our destination.

Photo of A ride through the storm #learningholiday by Indian Footsteps

The helmets were a savior during that time.

But some how after few hours of driving, we reached the edge of White Rann (Rann Utsav) where there was a huge crowd and army personnel, since it's a border region.

Photo of A ride through the storm #learningholiday by Indian Footsteps

While going back we took a different turn, so let's say we were destined for this ride.

The only thing we learnt that day is simple, GO FOR IT

It was really a ride of our lives.

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