Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011 - Day2 : Ghada Kufar to Tani Jubber

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!


Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry :) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Competition to get first entry :)

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that we have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!
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Nepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is very different experience and it needs high commitment to complete...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Last time during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between different points, kind of terrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pick the bike or drag it carefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was no proper path to ride the bike, so just pick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He has been winner of various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK (21 FEBRUARY 2011) - by Aneesh Airborne Awasthi

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Mr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !!

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIA

After extremely hectic day-1 of MTB Himachal 2011, it was fresh morning at Ghada Kufar... Since last night we reached in the dark, it was beautiful surprise in morning... What a wonderful place it was... So today's PHOTO JOURNEY started from Ghada Kufar's lush green ground surrounded by huge cedars ...Most of the folks are out of their tents and getting ready for Day-2 of MTB Himachal 2011... Wonderful sunlight, soothing sounds, fresh air and all officials/Marshals in hurry:) ... I can't forget breakfast between 6:30 am to 7:30 am...Competition to get first entry :)Sunlight has started touching green ground of Ghada Kufar and it's an indication that we are getting late to start the day... Today I thought of joining media folks, so that have flexibility of moving ahead of riders to have some shots at appropriate place...Miss Monika, 1st runner up of MTB Himachal 2011 !! All these folks take good care of their cycles.Another photograph of colorful camping site at Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!Doordarshan folks taking interview of winning team of day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011Bike outside the tent waiting for rider @ Ghada Kufar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh...Morning tea is being served at other corner of Ghada Kufar ground... Mr. Anil Perfect Sharma !!Both of them were searching for tents last night till 12:30 am ... now trying to forget those moments by such activities :)Panoramic view of Ghada Kufar ground from a hilltop... Some of the tents are already packed...All riders getting ready for first stage of Day-2 which is about to start from a small market near water pond...Mr. Nikhil, a weekend rider who had quit after second stage of Day-1 @ MTB Himachal 2011..Add captioNepali folks easily get bored if they have to wait for a longer time without riding and the term 'longer period' is very subjective :)Army riders having sunbath during the wait time...Ha ha ha... We completed first stage...Why these folks are doing time pass and making me wait for next stage :) ... Do these expressions say this?A photograph from Ghada Kufar ... Water pound surrounded by Himachali houses and a small market...Finally Stage one started after waiting time for 45 minutes...Mr. Aneesh kept telling me about clicking photographs for branding as well... Although I clicked, but he always noticed me clicking riders and landscapes :)Highway near Matiana was in very bad shape but riders don't like smooth roads, so they were happy :)Army team crossing Matiana and reaching Shilaroo stadium .... During MTB Himachal 2011, Shilaroo stadium was decided as place for lunch break...Mountain Terrain Bikes waiting at Shilaroo Hockey Stadium. As told by some folks in the troop, it's highest Hockey Stadium in Asia...Here is another view of Shilaroo Hockey Stadium.. This Photograph is clicked from main highway...Stage two has started from Shilaroo Stadium and now folks are moving towards Hatu Peak... Hatu peak was highest point of MTB Himachal 2011...One of the tired rider dragging his bike on a rough track during MTB Himachal 2011 !!! Mountain Terrain Biking is verydifferentexperienceanditneedshigcommitmenttcomplete...Rider number 55 climbing up through a village near Narkanda... Most of these uphills and downhills were extremely tough and this time route was toughest one in India... Lasttime during MTB  Himachal 2010, there was no serious injury and this time three folks got major injuries... Out of three, one was seriously injured...We met this kind man who saw us walking up and offered tea at his place ! Since we had to catch riders on hill top, we missed this opportunity :)Media gang ! Pawan, Chandan, Saurabh, Vikas and Rohit ... Happy to see tarmac near Hatu base...Dhananjay sharing information about different stages of Day-2... Every morning all the rider are briefed about different stages, distances between differentpoints,kindofterrains etc... Although all the riders keep a route map with them with all details about altitude, distance etc.NIrjala climbing up towards Hatu Peak, which is one of the wonderful place during this trek...Cycle need some rest on the way to Hatu because the route is extremely steep and weather was changing during the evening... It was very cold on top...Just 3 Kilometers away and on back route all of them had to walk with their bikes... Most of the times, there is no path to ride and one needs to pickthebikeordragitcarefully... Although some crazy folks were there, who rode on rough hills as well... I have few videos which will be shared soon...Bike Marshal are waiting for riders to come back and deviate from main road to walk down through dense forest on Hatu peak... There was noproperpathtoridethebike,sojustpick/drag through the forest and reach camping site at Tani Jubber...Rider No 108, Mr. Darshan Singh, stuntman of MTB Himachal 2011 !! Especially he was superactive i front of Cameras :)Chief Bike Marshal and one of the official of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal - Mr. Aneesh Airborne Awasthi !!! A Great person and motorbike professional ... He hasbeenwinnerof various bike races across the country !!! And don't miss his unique adventure @ Climbing, Falling, Stumbling, and Crawling to the Hatu Temple : MISSION HATU PEAK(21FEBRUARY2011) - by Aneesh Airborne AwasthMr. Aneesh showing off MTB Himachal 2011 Batch on his hat !Hatu Temple @ Himachal Pradesh, INDIAFinally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera/ripple4it@gmail.com in case of more information about this event !!!

Finally we reached Camping site at Tani Jubber !!!

Keep watching this place to know about next 7 days of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011...

Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels. 

 
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After wonderful stay at Kullu Sarahan, it was time to move ahead with new challenges. This was a long day for us due to lot many reasons... Let's have this PHOTO JOURNEY of first half of Day-5 during Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011...Journey started through lovely landscapes and Apple Orchards... This was a steep downhill till Baghipul... This road was very rough and turns were really dangerous.First stage started from Sarahan School and finished at Baghipul junction. Then there was free ride till water junction and had to start second stage of 5th day during MTB Himachal 2011.Media folks settled inside various fields of chalai and Apple orchards to have some creative video shots... Here Mr. Rohit waiting for a rider to come ...After few second all of them suddenly crossed us and many of us were busy in settling cameras...This day we walked for approximately 4 kilometers to try various shots at different places. While reached near our car, we got to know that it's tyre has come out and need to get in touch with mechanics. Without giving second thought, we kept clicking till the point we could catch riders...Here Mr. Padam Subba, captain of Nepal team !!!Some of the villagers came up to the road for seeing all these cycle riders and some of them stopped our cars to let us know that Himachal Government is ignoring this region and requested to bring it to their notice that only bus to these villages has stopped coming. It was really strange to hear that only bus on this stretch of 13 kilometers had stopped coming.One of the MTB Himachal rider crossing chalai fields on the way to Baghipul from Kullu-Sarahan... The yellow crop in the background is called Chalai. This particular thing is considered as a good stuff for keeping the body warm. This region gets snow early during the winters and it's important to have such crops.Mr. Andre, champion of MTB Himachal 2010 masters... Unfortunately his bike skit over a stone and he got injured and couldn't continue. This happened during stage one only, between Sarahan to Baghipul. He was leading masters till this point.A framer going to his fields with all the equipments for plowing and stopped on roadside to see these riding flying at their village.Since our car had left ahead as it needed some service, we had to catch another car of some official. After some shots near a small village on the way, we stopped one of the official car and came down to Baghipul. One of the other rider was fixing the Tyre of his bike on the way... During MTB Himachal, some mechanics remain on the terrain but many times riders have to fix the minor problems to avoid the time lapse due to locating a mechanic and getting the problem fixed by him.MTB Rider crossing through an apple orchard near Baghipul. This whole areas has lots of apples orchards. and most of the families around these villages are dependent on agriculture only. After reaching Baghipul, we got to know that our car will be fixed in next 1 hour.Rather than waiting for an hour in car or around Baghipul market, we thought of going towards Shrikhand river and have bath in chilled water. Sunlight was our hope to have  a bath in this chilled water coming from snow covered Shrikhand mountain range.These were some of the wonderful moments of MTB Himachal... More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera in case of more information about this event !!!




After wonderful stay at Kullu Sarahan, it was time to move ahead with new challenges. This was a long day for us due to lot many reasons... Let's have this PHOTO JOURNEY of first half of Day-5 during Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011...Journey started through lovely landscapes and Apple Orchards... This was a steep downhill till Baghipul... This road was very rough and turns were really dangerous.First stage started from Sarahan School and finished at Baghipul junction. Then there was free ride till water junction and had to start second stage of 5th day during MTB Himachal 2011.Media folks settled inside various fields of chalai and Apple orchards to have some creative video shots... Here Mr. Rohit waiting for a rider to come ...After few second all of them suddenly crossed us and many of us were busy in settling cameras...This day we walked for approximately 4 kilometers to try various shots at different places. While reached near our car, we got to know that it's tyre has come out and need to get in touch with mechanics. Without giving second thought, we kept clicking till the point we could catch riders...Here Mr. Padam Subba, captain of Nepal team !!!Some of the villagers came up to the road for seeing all these cycle riders and some of them stopped our cars to let us know that Himachal Government is ignoring this region and requested to bring it to their notice that only bus to these villages has stopped coming. It was really strange to hear that only bus on this stretch of 13 kilometers had stopped coming.One of the MTB Himachal rider crossing chalai fields on the way to Baghipul from Kullu-Sarahan... The yellow crop in the background is called Chalai. This particular thing is considered as a good stuff for keeping the body warm. This region gets snow early during the winters and it's important to have such crops.Mr. Andre, champion of MTB Himachal 2010 masters... Unfortunately his bike skit over a stone and he got injured and couldn't continue. This happened during stage one only, between Sarahan to Baghipul. He was leading masters till this point.A framer going to his fields with all the equipments for plowing and stopped on roadside to see these riding flying at their village.Since our car had left ahead as it needed some service, we had to catch another car of some official. After some shots near a small village on the way, we stopped one of the official car and came down to Baghipul. One of the other rider was fixing the Tyre of his bike on the way... During MTB Himachal, some mechanics remain on the terrain but many times riders have to fix the minor problems to avoid the time lapse due to locating a mechanic and getting the problem fixed by him.MTB Rider crossing through an apple orchard near Baghipul. This whole areas has lots of apples orchards. and most of the families around these villages are dependent on agriculture only. After reaching Baghipul, we got to know that our car will be fixed in next 1 hour.Rather than waiting for an hour in car or around Baghipul market, we thought of going towards Shrikhand river and have bath in chilled water. Sunlight was our hope to have  a bath in this chilled water coming from snow covered Shrikhand mountain range.These were some of the wonderful moments of MTB Himachal... More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera in case of more information about this event !!!






After wonderful stay at Kullu Sarahan, it was time to move ahead with new challenges. This was a long day for us due to lot many reasons... Let's have this PHOTO JOURNEY of first half of Day-5 during Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011...Journey started through lovely landscapes and Apple Orchards... This was a steep downhill till Baghipul... This road was very rough and turns were really dangerous.First stage started from Sarahan School and finished at Baghipul junction. Then there was free ride till water junction and had to start second stage of 5th day during MTB Himachal 2011.Media folks settled inside various fields of chalai and Apple orchards to have some creative video shots... Here Mr. Rohit waiting for a rider to come ...After few second all of them suddenly crossed us and many of us were busy in settling cameras...This day we walked for approximately 4 kilometers to try various shots at different places. While reached near our car, we got to know that it's tyre has come out and need to get in touch with mechanics. Without giving second thought, we kept clicking till the point we could catch riders...Here Mr. Padam Subba, captain of Nepal team !!!Some of the villagers came up to the road for seeing all these cycle riders and some of them stopped our cars to let us know that Himachal Government is ignoring this region and requested to bring it to their notice that only bus to these villages has stopped coming. It was really strange to hear that only bus on this stretch of 13 kilometers had stopped coming.One of the MTB Himachal rider crossing chalai fields on the way to Baghipul from Kullu-Sarahan... The yellow crop in the background is called Chalai. This particular thing is considered as a good stuff for keeping the body warm. This region gets snow early during the winters and it's important to have such crops.Mr. Andre, champion of MTB Himachal 2010 masters... Unfortunately his bike skit over a stone and he got injured and couldn't continue. This happened during stage one only, between Sarahan to Baghipul. He was leading masters till this point.A framer going to his fields with all the equipments for plowing and stopped on roadside to see these riding flying at their village.Since our car had left ahead as it needed some service, we had to catch another car of some official. After some shots near a small village on the way, we stopped one of the official car and came down to Baghipul. One of the other rider was fixing the Tyre of his bike on the way... During MTB Himachal, some mechanics remain on the terrain but many times riders have to fix the minor problems to avoid the time lapse due to locating a mechanic and getting the problem fixed by him.MTB Rider crossing through an apple orchard near Baghipul. This whole areas has lots of apples orchards. and most of the families around these villages are dependent on agriculture only. After reaching Baghipul, we got to know that our car will be fixed in next 1 hour.Rather than waiting for an hour in car or around Baghipul market, we thought of going towards Shrikhand river and have bath in chilled water. Sunlight was our hope to have  a bath in this chilled water coming from snow covered Shrikhand mountain range.These were some of the wonderful moments of MTB Himachal... More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera in case of more information about this event !!!


After wonderful stay at Kullu Sarahan, it was time to move ahead with new challenges. This was a long day for us due to lot many reasons... Let's have this PHOTO JOURNEY of first half of Day-5 during Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011...Journey started through lovely landscapes and Apple Orchards... This was a steep downhill till Baghipul... This road was very rough and turns were really dangerous.First stage started from Sarahan School and finished at Baghipul junction. Then there was free ride till water junction and had to start second stage of 5th day during MTB Himachal 2011.Media folks settled inside various fields of chalai and Apple orchards to have some creative video shots... Here Mr. Rohit waiting for a rider to come ...After few second all of them suddenly crossed us and many of us were busy in settling cameras...This day we walked for approximately 4 kilometers to try various shots at different places. While reached near our car, we got to know that it's tyre has come out and need to get in touch with mechanics. Without giving second thought, we kept clicking till the point we could catch riders...Here Mr. Padam Subba, captain of Nepal team !!!Some of the villagers came up to the road for seeing all these cycle riders and some of them stopped our cars to let us know that Himachal Government is ignoring this region and requested to bring it to their notice that only bus to these villages has stopped coming. It was really strange to hear that only bus on this stretch of 13 kilometers had stopped coming.One of the MTB Himachal rider crossing chalai fields on the way to Baghipul from Kullu-Sarahan... The yellow crop in the background is called Chalai. This particular thing is considered as a good stuff for keeping the body warm. This region gets snow early during the winters and it's important to have such crops.Mr. Andre, champion of MTB Himachal 2010 masters... Unfortunately his bike skit over a stone and he got injured and couldn't continue. This happened during stage one only, between Sarahan to Baghipul. He was leading masters till this point.A framer going to his fields with all the equipments for plowing and stopped on roadside to see these riding flying at their village.Since our car had left ahead as it needed some service, we had to catch another car of some official. After some shots near a small village on the way, we stopped one of the official car and came down to Baghipul. One of the other rider was fixing the Tyre of his bike on the way... During MTB Himachal, some mechanics remain on the terrain but many times riders have to fix the minor problems to avoid the time lapse due to locating a mechanic and getting the problem fixed by him.MTB Rider crossing through an apple orchard near Baghipul. This whole areas has lots of apples orchards. and most of the families around these villages are dependent on agriculture only. After reaching Baghipul, we got to know that our car will be fixed in next 1 hour.Rather than waiting for an hour in car or around Baghipul market, we thought of going towards Shrikhand river and have bath in chilled water. Sunlight was our hope to have  a bath in this chilled water coming from snow covered Shrikhand mountain range.These were some of the wonderful moments of MTB Himachal... More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera in case of more information about this event !!!



Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


 
Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.

Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


Please keep in mind that I was not a rider in this event and can't comment anything about the difficulty level of these stretches... If I have mentioned anything about the same, that's my personal opinion and feel free to correct me...

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