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Riding the high Slovakia!

July 14, 2012
Riding the high Slovakia!

Slovakia was the seventh country I was going to ride through en route the World Ducati Week. I had budgeted two nights here. The first night, that is today was to be in the High Tatras which are a mountain range on the borders between Slovakia and Poland. They are a part of the...

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Buda and Pest!

July 14, 2012
Buda and Pest!

Budapest, the capital of Hungary was a very beautiful city. After having paid a visit to Ducati Full Gas in Budapest I decided to explore more of the city. Here is it in photographs. Public transport system is all sorted, even though the tracks are always an hazard to the two wheelers:   The...

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The Anatomy of a Ducati Showroom…

July 12, 2012
The Anatomy of a Ducati Showroom…

My route was from UAE (Skipping Iran), Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria and Italy. During my course of travel I visited and spent a decent time in seven showrooms in different countries. Add Malaysia, India, Australia and US from my previous rides to that list to help you see the pattern....

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No, THIS is the Best Road in the World: The TransAlpina…

July 12, 2012
No, THIS is the Best Road in the World: The TransAlpina…

Declaring a road to be the best for leisure motoring is a very subjective task with lot of condition applies tags. For example the weather should be appropriate when you are riding it along with factors like prevalent traffic conditions, asphalt quality (post snowfall season, just after tarmac was re-laid) and things like that....

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xBhp Rides the Best Road in the World : Mission Red Planet

July 8, 2012
xBhp Rides the Best Road in the World : Mission Red Planet

  It is amazing what just a show can do to a country’s tourism. In 2009, Top Gear aired an episode in which they take three supercars in search for the ‘World’s Best Driving Road’. The previous road, Stelvio Pass, was effectively trashed for the TransFagarasan as the new king of spectacular roads. The...

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Hello, Mr.Dracula!

July 7, 2012
Hello, Mr.Dracula!

Dracula. That word doesn’t conjure up as a proper noun for a name of a person, it conjures up an image of an intelligent vampire with diabolical plans who is omnipresent and a legend thanks to the zillions of rumours, films, novels, comics and the geenral preoccupation of the average human with the dark...

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Bucharester for a Day…

July 5, 2012
Bucharester for a Day…

Unlike Sofia Bucharest was bigger and had more of everything. I liked the lazy laid back charm of the capital city of Sofia in Bulgaria but I think I loved the ecectic architecture and the buzz of Bucharest even more. The best part of being here was to be able to meet lot of...

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Into the land of Count Dracula…

July 5, 2012
Into the land of Count Dracula…

This is the blog of events taken place on 8th June 2012 on the Mission : Red Planet ride. Leaving from Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria for Romania I had heard a lot of exciting things about Romania. It had castles, vampires and the world’s best road (as per the honchos at Top Gear) to boot. I...

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Day 20: Sofia and my first Bulgarian Village…

July 4, 2012
Day 20: Sofia and my first Bulgarian Village…

This is the blog of events taken place on 7th June 2012 on the Mission : Red Planet ride. Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria. Today I was supposed to ride from the second largest Bulgarian town of Plovdiv to the largest. Here I had an appoitment with Ducati Sofia and its owners. But...

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The End is Just the Beginning : Mission Complete

June 26, 2012
The End is Just the Beginning : Mission Complete

The End is Just the Beginning… Everyone would like to think like this. It is the part of human psyche, a hope for something better on the horizon which allows us to perform even better, challenge ourselves even more. Mission Red Planet was started off with a single line uttered in the month of...

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