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Riding an Enfield in Land of Enfield (UK)

I'm passionate about the Royal Enfield and I naturally try to find an Enfield wherever I go. Maybe turn around on hearing a thump of a Bullet or seeing a classic motorbike which might just be a modified Bullet.Or click the snap of a zooming Royal Enfield Bullet. I didn't expect to see a Bullet in the Middle East desert, but I searched and did fine one in Abu Dhabi (link below).

I did expect to find a Enfield Bullet in UK, but was disappointed to see that there was not much on the streets of Bristol! I did snap a Bullet in Isle of Wight ..... and that was a moment of joy to see it thump away.



Well you might have heard 'Seek and ye shall find !'. Well - I find myself riding an Enfield in the land of the Enfield.

WoW !video below :)

If you are passionate about any good stuff in life..... Seek and Ye definitely shall find !

Link to the Bullet I found in UAE -

Good luck.

Royal Enfield Advertisements

I find it amazing how the Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle still continues to have its charm spanning across various generations. Royal Enfield came out with this series of ads which just goes to show the versatile nature of the Enfield. Click on the images to read the text about Bullet owners and the Bullet.Back button on browser takes you back to main blog. - The Trip >









Now..... why don't we make a similar ad on our Bullets ? Maybe we don't need to show how much we love our Enfield Bullets ! :)

Cheers guys have a nice week !

Motorbike showooms ! UK

On the last weekend, I went across to the Fowlers motorbike showroom, who deal in Triumph and Honda motorbikes. They had all riding gear, brand new motorbikes and used motorbikes as well. With the used motorbikes,it was 1 month or 1000 miles warranty! The friendly showroom guy asked me what bike I rode. After my response-"Royal Enfield", he smiled and carried on. Of course, he was the young kid who is surrounded in the showrooom by everything on 2-wheels around a 1000cc or more !You dont have a bike license ? Voila - solution to ride with your car license below !

Fowlers showroom

I liked the below Triumph cruiser the best. Its something that I would like to fly on slowly ! It will take a car's space on the road !

Triumph cruiser

You can see the front of the bike!

Below a KTM bike on display !


Triump motorbikes below ..... they retain the classic touch !


Riding gear below... All shapes and sizes !


No bike showroom is complete without a Harley ! :) Here one for resale !


Bristol Bike Show 2009

I love bike shows which display all kinds of bikes, from roaring cruisers, sports bikes, classic motorcycles and great modified custom bikes.The Bristol bike show held anually is a joy for anyone who loves motorbikes and are passionate about them. This year was the 13th anniversary of the Bristol Bike Show. It is held at St.Nicolas Market, Corn Street and Small Street and surrounding area.

I have organized the walkthrough of the Bristol Bike Show in to following categories.Thanks to all who got their bikes to the show. It has been a real treat to see the way people have maintained their bikes and all the exotic modifications that have been done. Truly inspiring to follow your passion !

Click for Complete Bristol Bike Show :



Globe-trotting Bullet ?

What do we call a person who has crossed the seas and travelled to different places ? - Yeah - a well travelled person ! Well applying the same principle we can come to a well travelled Royal Enfield Bullet.

I know we may have heard about someone whos done a world tour on a bullet. Well i think i have found what seems to be a real well travelled bullet ! However you can tell me your thoughts based on the snaps below.

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Barbecue .....

Cool summer weather with light sunshine does tempt a person to do some outdoor cooking. What better than a barbecue in your garden ? Spice the food the way you want and cook it on charcoal barbecue grills. I found a disposable barbecue kit here in UK. It serves the purpose, but a full fledged one is much better. Charcoal burns at different speeds and heat. You could know its ready when it is ashy grey outside and glowing red inside.Barbecuing is an art in itself, because unlike the microwave you have no button controls.Its just getting the perfection by judgement, the visual of the level the food is cooked and adjusting the pieces as per heat in different areas of the grill accordingly.

Chicken being marinated in thick spicy sauce( recipe is top secret )

Disposable Barbecue kit getting hot n ready !

As the Barbecure grill gets ready, so is the salad ! Mayank and Raj-e@ it !

Mayank is the original chef, while Raj trying to burn his fingers ? :-D

The kebabs may be done, but th…

Safari in europe !

This is a cool place to chill out with family and kids or just to experience a wild life safari from very close quarters.

About Longleat:

Longleat is an English country house, currently the seat of the Marquesses of Bath, adjacent to the village of Horningsham and near the towns of Warminster in Wiltshire and Frome in Somerset.The shooting oh the Hindi film - Mohabbatein was held here.

It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and safari park. The house is set in over 900 acres (3.6 km²) of parkland, landscaped by Capability Brown, with 8,000 acres (32 km²) of woods and farmland.

It was the first stately home to open to the public, and also claims the first safari park outside Africa.

I could find no bikes, but a 1956 tractor

Check the photofeature - click here -

Have a nice day !


I would prefer to ride in country side roads anytime. Theres a lot of cleaner and greener air. Some snaps on the way to Cribbs causeway in Bristol. This is away from the city. You can drive here with ur Indian licence, but for riding a motorbike u need to take the UK license. Goes to prove that Riding is tougher and more challenging than driving ? Could be a crazy poll - Do vote !

2. No problemo, no bike licensio, me shall take the costliest and biggest V-O-L-V-O around ;-D

3. Templemead station . The weather is so cool out 6 to 12 degree year round here u think u are sitting in a refrigerator all your life. That prompts the folks to get some exercise - There a family goes off cycling !

4. The roads are long and winding .....~

5. An intersection +

6. WoW -- Post office Tavern ! Tell me Post offices have started serving beer ! :-D

7. A football ground... hmm but other ends have rugby posts.

8. Ahaaa, where theres football u soon see animals too ! The Inseperable combination. Cow and horse …

Just Bristol

Hi... i can see good level of intelligence in u that has brought u here to this page. Any way you are slightly late. I just sent the hot blonde babe to get some chips ;-D. A small photofeature on Bristol.

To other pleasant things like travelling - lets hop on the bus.... This is Bristol in UK.Snaps are taken from atop a double decker bus for below one.


Easter weekend is a long one out here. Some bikers chilling outside a local pub.

200 years of the Floating Harbour near Citi center, Bristol!

Beautiful architecture... Wonder what it is? Hmmm.. somethings are probably more beautiful unexplained :)


That's the welcoming fresh Bristol Cafe. Coffee time folks!