It had started to drizzle, visibility was still okay, but the road had become slick and slippery with rain and oil. Writer Haris Hussain was definitely in a snakepit, things were stacking up, and he was a long way from home.
In the final part of his series, Haris Hussain wraps up his great week of riding on Thailand’s excellent and grippy asphalt, with fantastic food, warm people, and wonderful experiences and vistas.
A ‘situation’ that cropped up during a shooting expedition meant that his carefully calculated ‘fuel ladder’ was now all but useless, and he was now in real trouble, writes Haris Hussain.
Perhaps this hare-brained scheme – to ride from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, to Songkhla in Thailand – hatched over an evening of tomfoolery among five friends, might not be such a good idea after all, writes Haris Hussain in the first of a four-part series.
Riding is fun but has its risks, too. Consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon Dr M. Narendran shares the importance of wearing proper riding gear and ensuring safety following a recent accident upon returning from his 5,300km ride covering Malaysia and Thailand.
Royal Enfield’s Hunter 350 straddles nicely between the bike maker’s flagship 650cc offerings and the other variants in its extensive stable, writes Haris Hussain.
Like everything else in life, choosing the right bike – for a beginner rider – is a compromise. Arriving at a series of compromises that you can live with for the long haul is the tough part, writes Haris Hussain.
If you’ve been operating a motor vehicle for over 30 years, you would have accumulated some bad habits. Weaning off them can be tough. Like the great philosopher Yoda once said: “You must unlearn what you have learnt”.
Spiralling cost of living, convenience ‘force’ Haris Hussain to take up motorcycling.
Eye specialist Dr M. Narendran and his fellow riders tackled more than 2,000km as they rode from Kuala Lumpur to Chumphon, Thailand, last week – enjoying new sights, good food, and the beauty of life.
Eye surgeon Dr M. Narendran found himself all alone at home on Christmas Day. Instead of moping around, he embarked on a soul-searching ride, covering 1,158km in 12 hours and 45 minutes, making new friends along the way.
Three fathers enjoyed a simple breakfast in Melaka on Father’s Day last Sunday. Their 300-odd km trip to the historical city from Kuala Lumpur was an initiation ride for a new member of the ‘5am Dhaba Ride Club’, writes eye surgeon Dr M. Narendran.
Ophthalmologist Dr M. Narendran covered 1,044km last weekend as he visited Tanjung Piai – the southernmost tip of Eurasia – but a small blip meant he had to ditch plans for some asam pedas in Batu Pahat.