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#1 Feb 23rd, 2010, 20:30
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Hello,

I'm Tom, I'm a teacher and I write a lot. I get paid far more often for the former but the latter saves me heaps on therapy. I'm currently travelling around India and loving it. My trip was transformed when I met a guy called Leonard, who suggested that we buy bikes and do a road trip. I mentioned this to another newly made friend, Francesca, and she was enthusiastic, too. Many mishaps later, we've ridden (on Enfield Bullets, what else?) from Jaisalmer to Amritsar. It's awesome. Oh yeah, and I'm English.

Self-introduction complete. Hello to all the regulars here!
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Both are great ways to travel, welcome..
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self-introduction

What a confident self-introduction...
Belgian teacher of English here - I am taking 22 pupils (17 & 18 years old) to India for a trip through Kolkata - Ranchi - Varanasi - Agra - Delhi (7-27 July), together with two colleague-teachers!

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Originally Posted by thetada View Post Hello,

I'm Tom, I'm a teacher and I write a lot. I get paid far more often for the former but the latter saves me heaps on therapy. I'm currently travelling around India and loving it. My trip was transformed when I met a guy called Leonard, who suggested that we buy bikes and do a road trip. I mentioned this to another newly made friend, Francesca, and she was enthusiastic, too. Many mishaps later, we've ridden (on Enfield Bullets, what else?) from Jaisalmer to Amritsar. It's awesome. Oh yeah, and I'm English.

Self-introduction complete. Hello to all the regulars here!
I hope there's a book in the offing. I'm completely hooked on travel writing.
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Belgian teacher of English here - I am taking 22 pupils (17 & 18 years old) to India for a trip through Kolkata - Ranchi - Varanasi - Agra - Delhi (7-27 July), together with two colleague-teachers!

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The teenagers will enjoy it: they'll feel they are being treated as grown-ups for the first time in their lives.
#6 Feb 24th, 2010, 05:57
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Welcome to India and Indiamike,

Do keep writing about all your experiences and mishaps.

We hope and pray that you have more and more memorable experiences and zero mishaps in future.

India Rocks...
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Tom,
Hello and welcome.
I would love to ride an Enfield around India and I take my hat off to you for doing so.
It would be great to read about your experiences when you get a chance to write them.
Best of luck.
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Thanks!

Hey, thanks everyone! I wasn't expecting that much of a response. I'll be sure to keep everyone posted on our ongoing mishaps and successes. Matter of fact, yesterday we went dawn from dusk from McLeodGunj to Shimla, 235km all along mountainous roads. Exhausted, we arrived in Shimla and, having found a guest house on foot, it transpired that to get our motorbikes to said guesthouse we had to climb the steepest road that I have ever encountered. The timing on my bike had gone awry, making it susceptible to cutting out at the worst possible moments - first time in the middle of a narrow-laned tunnel and then half way up the steepest road that I've ever encountered. Luckily, two unbelievably kind Indians helped me push the bike the sixty foot or so to the top of the slope. Once again, India rules!

Okay, take it easy everyone,

Tom
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Tom,
Well done - it sounds fantastic.
These little ailments that Enfields suffer from are all part of the 'glamour' of owning one even if it doesn't feel like it when your stuck on a lonely road somewhere!

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