Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarhan

Every morning used to bring more energy in the riders for next milestone/ride. After a stay at the lovely place around Tani Jubber Lake, it was time to start towards Kullu Sarahan. I was really happy on the third day as we were approaching my favorite camping place!

Let's have a quick PHOTO JOURNEY of day-3 of Mountain Terrain Biking 2011.
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan, Every morning used to bring more energy in riders for next milestone/ride. After stay at lovely place around Tani Jubber Lake, time was to start towards Kullu Sarahan ... I was really happy on third day, as we were approaching towards my favorite camping place (Kullu-Sarahan) !!! Let's have a quick PHOTO JOURNEY of day-3 of Mountain Terrain Biking 2011.All riders started flying in downhill, which was first stage of the day !!!

All riders started flying in downhill, which was the first stage of the day !!!
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : After first stage, we hit highway... Some of the riders were taking rest and few of them got injured on the way... Our own Mr. Darshan Singh was waiting for Doctor to come. And Doctor in this region was very sincere about his duties as we missed doctors in some of the laps on other days...
After the first stage, we hit the highway. Some riders took rest and a few of them got injured on the way. Our own Mr. Darshan Singh was waiting for the Doctor to come. And the Doctor in this region was very sincere about his duties.
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Officials and Marshals of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011 looking at the deep valley near Kotgarh, while Stage was not actually up and I was getting ready for action... This was a wonderful downhill where I was expecting some better panning shots...
Officials and Marshals of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011 looking at the deep valley near Kotgarh while the stage was not actually up and I was getting ready for action. This was a wonderful downhill ride where I was expecting some good panning shots.
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Every morning used to bring more energy in riders for next milestone/ride. After stay at lovely place around Tani Jubber Lake, time was to start towards Kullu Sarahan ... I was really happy on third day, as we were approaching towards my favorite camping place (Kullu-Sarahan) !!! Let's have a quick PHOTO JOURNEY of day-3 of Mountain Terrain Biking 2011.All riders started flying in downhill, which was first stage of the day !!!After irst stage, we hit highway... Some of the riders were taking rest and few of them got injured on the way... Our own Mr. Darshan Singh was waiting for Doctor to come. And Doctor in this region was very sincere about his duties as we missed doctors in some of the laps on other days...Officials and Marshals of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011 looking at the deep valley near Kotgarh, while Stage was not actually up and I was getting ready for action... This was a wonderful downhill where I was expecting some better panning shots...Riders started coming and I was all set with my cameras with appropriate settings... Here is Mr. Sudhir Chauhan, a passionate bike rider from Noida who is actually a Software Professional !Popesco Andre Deplchin - Winner of Masters in Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2010 !!!Last time, we had some great shots from this place and I was not very happy this time... I was not sure, what mistake I was doing... But after our stay at Sarahan I realized the time difference between Mointain Terrain Biking 2010 and this time in 2011. Last time, this event took place during Oct end, when weather was clear and light was more favorable for photography. This time, it was bit hazy while fifth day was bit better !!If I am not, he is Vikas Kannav , another passionate rider who was joining MTB Himachal second time. He is also into Softwares at Noida and considered as on of the best riders on hills if we forget about professional riders from Nepal and Army !!Route on third day proceeded like ==Tanni Jubber -- Jarol -- Kotgarh -- Kanda -- Banot --Bithal -- Bheira -- Nirath -- Duttnagar -- Koyal -- bayal -- Deodhaankh -- Nirmand --Bagipul -- Jhaler --Dhaler -- Deogi -- Kullu SarahanMr. Prem Bedi during 3rd day of Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 !!!During all 8 days of Mountain Terrain Biking in Himalayas, this was one of the place where riders were literally flying in air... And on top of that lighting was good fortrying some panning shots... The only challenge was timing... As there was hardly anygap between two riders and chances of changing camera settings were really low...I don't know her name but she was among the three lady riders who completed the racetill last day... This was her first MTB challenge in Himalayas and she was trained byMr. Dutta Patil, who was runner in maters category 2010 & 2011...Mr. Deep Singh Rawat during downhill of Stage-1, Mountain Terrain Biking,HimachalPradesh - 2011It was very wise to have a cover on face, as most of the terrain was rough and full dirt... Everyday,  a rider can easily in-hail 200 gms of dirt... Most of them usedtotake bath in the evening at camp site... There were appropriate arrangementsatcampsothat riders need not to wait for hot water...Fun time after completion of first stage which ends near main highway... Some ofthefolks having some snacks, few are taking rest and others are showing some stunts...Mr. Chris Tribe, Qui habit a Banglore, mais il est du France...Here come Mr. Amitabh Pandey winner in Master's Category oMountainTerrainBikingHimachal Pradesh 2011 !!!Flying riders in third stage of the day, which will complete near Baghipul... Baghipulis base station from where a steep climb of 13 kilometers start... Kullu Sarahan,camping site on 3rd day was 13 kilometers from Baghipul. Due to darkness, riders werenot allowed to ride after Baghipul due to security reasons. All the bikes wereloadeinto vans and everyone was eager to reach the most beautiful camping site inschoolground of Kullu-Sarahan..Ajay Pandit Chhetri, winner of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!!Mr. Sidhhartha Jain, riding on main highway during free ride towards second stageofthird day - Himachal Pradesh Mountain Terrain Biking 2011 Mr. Sanyam Sood, one of the Marshals who are mainfolksbehindmakingthiseventsuccessful... Lots of high energy Marshals join MTB for supporting variousactivitieslike all Administrative activities during the stages, managing beverages, cocoordinating with other folks like police, doctors etc... Soon Iwillbepostingmoredetails about activities taken care by Marshals and howtheyplayanimportantroleinMountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh !!!Nepali Gang has just crossed Satluj and now on the other side of the river... It'ssecond stage of third day... I was waiting for them for last 20 minutes withanassumption that they will ride through this water and I may getsomedecentshots...Butthey spilled water on all the hopes...Bike Marshals are done with their job of ensuring that all theridershaveleftfromStarting point and moving towards next stage...Crazy riders of Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh2011...OneoftheMarshalwassaying - 'I can't even imagine this speed on cycle, even whenIamdrunk'...AnywaKingfisher and Royal challenge were sponsors of this eventandriderswereofferedKingfisher for three days and then some other brand came in... It seemsalcoholwasallowed to riders during evenings but Marshals couldn't dare totouchit:)...Althoughgreat bonding between Riders and Marshals work well ;)Indian Army takes part in Mountain Terrain Biking event of Himachal everyyear...Armyteam is one of the main competitor in MTB Himachal... This time Army team won firstprize in TEAM category.... and runner up was Nepal's team...Folks from Indian Army and Nepal used to complete these stages veryfastanddifferencewere not very significant, while there was hugetimedifferencebetweenotherriders...Andre, Champion of MTB Himachal 2010, is really a passionate riderwhohasgreatsportspirit !!!Again Mr. Vikas, who is very well admired during the event and he enjoys downhills,ifIam not mistaken...Every rider had different comfort level with downhills, uphills,trafficanddifferenttypes of roads... But it seems that stages were well planned to caterthesedifferencesand have a fair composition for all...Mr. Dutta Patil, a farmer from Maharashtra, passionateriderandrunnerupinMaster'scategory of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!! He always ride bare feetand it seems he has not been using any footwear for last 16 years...Chris Tribe flying towards the flying-finish ofinalstageduringthirddayofMountainTerrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2011... Riders keeping their momentum high till the last point and even after the mainstages...I never saw them in low energy... because Nature Valley beverages werethereforcountinous energy :hmm... Can't understand why :)huh... finally done withfinalstageof the day... Let's move fast towards camps.Last stretch of 13 kilometers is a steep climb which take lot of time... Wereachedactual camp during late evening and here is one of the photograph shotduringthedriveform Baghipul to Sarahan Village...It's time to go home... A sweetcoupleofSarahanVillagecomingbackhomefromtheifields...Such things happen but rescue is very easy for these folks :) Real Team work !!!Time to wash the bikes..So day three ended well at Kullu Sarahan and next daywasrest...KulluSarahanwasawonderful place and everyone had some plans for tomorrow... Gettingupearlyinmorning,have breakfast, clean cycles/cloths, go for a small trek and visitnearbywaterfallsetc...
Riders started coming and I was all set with my cameras with appropriate settings. Here is Mr. Sudhir Chauhan, a passionate bike rider from Noida who is actually a Software Professional !
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Winner of Masters in Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2010 !!!
Popesco Andre Deplchin - Winner of Masters in Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2010 !
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Last time, we had some great shots from this place and I was not very happy this time... I was not sure, what mistake I was doing... But after our stay at Sarahan I realized the time difference between Mointain Terrain Biking 2010 and this time in 2011. Last time, this event took place during Oct end, when weather was clear and light was more favorable for photography. This time, it was bit hazy while fifth day was bit better !!
Last time, we had some great shots from this place and I was not very happy this time. I was not sure of what mistake I was making. But after our stay at Sarahan I realized the time difference between Mointain Terrain Biking 2010 and this time in 2011. Last time, this event took place during Oct end, when the weather was clear and the light was more favorable for photography. This time, it was bit hazy. However, the fifth day was bit better !!
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Every morning used to bring more energy in riders for next milestone/ride. After stay at lovely place around Tani Jubber Lake, time was to start towards Kullu Sarahan ... I was really happy on third day, as we were approaching towards my favorite camping place (Kullu-Sarahan) !!! Let's have a quick PHOTO JOURNEY of day-3 of Mountain Terrain Biking 2011.All riders started flying in downhill, which was first stage of the day !!!After irst stage, we hit highway... Some of the riders were taking rest and few of them got injured on the way... Our own Mr. Darshan Singh was waiting for Doctor to come. And Doctor in this region was very sincere about his duties as we missed doctors in some of the laps on other days...Officials and Marshals of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011 looking at the deep valley near Kotgarh, while Stage was not actually up and I was getting ready for action... This was a wonderful downhill where I was expecting some better panning shots...Riders started coming and I was all set with my cameras with appropriate settings... Here is Mr. Sudhir Chauhan, a passionate bike rider from Noida who is actually a Software Professional !Popesco Andre Deplchin - Winner of Masters in Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2010 !!!Last time, we had some great shots from this place and I was not very happy this time... I was not sure, what mistake I was doing... But after our stay at Sarahan I realized the time difference between Mointain Terrain Biking 2010 and this time in 2011. Last time, this event took place during Oct end, when weather was clear and light was more favorable for photography. This time, it was bit hazy while fifth day was bit better !!If I am not, he is Vikas Kannav , another passionate rider who was joining MTB Himachal second time. He is also into Softwares at Noida and considered as on of the best riders on hills if we forget about professional riders from Nepal and Army !!Route on third day proceeded like ==Tanni Jubber -- Jarol -- Kotgarh -- Kanda -- Banot --Bithal -- Bheira -- Nirath -- Duttnagar -- Koyal -- bayal -- Deodhaankh -- Nirmand --Bagipul -- Jhaler --Dhaler -- Deogi -- Kullu SarahanMr. Prem Bedi during 3rd day of Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 !!!During all 8 days of Mountain Terrain Biking in Himalayas, this was one of the place where riders were literally flying in air... And on top of that lighting was good fortrying some panning shots... The only challenge was timing... As there was hardly anygap between two riders and chances of changing camera settings were really low...I don't know her name but she was among the three lady riders who completed the racetill last day... This was her first MTB challenge in Himalayas and she was trained byMr. Dutta Patil, who was runner in maters category 2010 & 2011...Mr. Deep Singh Rawat during downhill of Stage-1, Mountain Terrain Biking,HimachalPradesh - 2011It was very wise to have a cover on face, as most of the terrain was rough and full dirt... Everyday,  a rider can easily in-hail 200 gms of dirt... Most of them usedtotake bath in the evening at camp site... There were appropriate arrangementsatcampsothat riders need not to wait for hot water...Fun time after completion of first stage which ends near main highway... Some ofthefolks having some snacks, few are taking rest and others are showing some stunts...Mr. Chris Tribe, Qui habit a Banglore, mais il est du France...Here come Mr. Amitabh Pandey winner in Master's Category oMountainTerrainBikingHimachal Pradesh 2011 !!!Flying riders in third stage of the day, which will complete near Baghipul... Baghipulis base station from where a steep climb of 13 kilometers start... Kullu Sarahan,camping site on 3rd day was 13 kilometers from Baghipul. Due to darkness, riders werenot allowed to ride after Baghipul due to security reasons. All the bikes wereloadeinto vans and everyone was eager to reach the most beautiful camping site inschoolground of Kullu-Sarahan..Ajay Pandit Chhetri, winner of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!!Mr. Sidhhartha Jain, riding on main highway during free ride towards second stageofthird day - Himachal Pradesh Mountain Terrain Biking 2011 Mr. Sanyam Sood, one of the Marshals who are mainfolksbehindmakingthiseventsuccessful... Lots of high energy Marshals join MTB for supporting variousactivitieslike all Administrative activities during the stages, managing beverages, cocoordinating with other folks like police, doctors etc... Soon Iwillbepostingmoredetails about activities taken care by Marshals and howtheyplayanimportantroleinMountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh !!!Nepali Gang has just crossed Satluj and now on the other side of the river... It'ssecond stage of third day... I was waiting for them for last 20 minutes withanassumption that they will ride through this water and I may getsomedecentshots...Butthey spilled water on all the hopes...Bike Marshals are done with their job of ensuring that all theridershaveleftfromStarting point and moving towards next stage...Crazy riders of Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh2011...OneoftheMarshalwassaying - 'I can't even imagine this speed on cycle, even whenIamdrunk'...AnywaKingfisher and Royal challenge were sponsors of this eventandriderswereofferedKingfisher for three days and then some other brand came in... It seemsalcoholwasallowed to riders during evenings but Marshals couldn't dare totouchit:)...Althoughgreat bonding between Riders and Marshals work well ;)Indian Army takes part in Mountain Terrain Biking event of Himachal everyyear...Armyteam is one of the main competitor in MTB Himachal... This time Army team won firstprize in TEAM category.... and runner up was Nepal's team...Folks from Indian Army and Nepal used to complete these stages veryfastanddifferencewere not very significant, while there was hugetimedifferencebetweenotherriders...Andre, Champion of MTB Himachal 2010, is really a passionate riderwhohasgreatsportspirit !!!Again Mr. Vikas, who is very well admired during the event and he enjoys downhills,ifIam not mistaken...Every rider had different comfort level with downhills, uphills,trafficanddifferenttypes of roads... But it seems that stages were well planned to caterthesedifferencesand have a fair composition for all...Mr. Dutta Patil, a farmer from Maharashtra, passionateriderandrunnerupinMaster'scategory of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!! He always ride bare feetand it seems he has not been using any footwear for last 16 years...Chris Tribe flying towards the flying-finish ofinalstageduringthirddayofMountainTerrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2011... Riders keeping their momentum high till the last point and even after the mainstages...I never saw them in low energy... because Nature Valley beverages werethereforcountinous energy :hmm... Can't understand why :)huh... finally done withfinalstageof the day... Let's move fast towards camps.Last stretch of 13 kilometers is a steep climb which take lot of time... Wereachedactual camp during late evening and here is one of the photograph shotduringthedriveform Baghipul to Sarahan Village...It's time to go home... A sweetcoupleofSarahanVillagecomingbackhomefromtheifields...Such things happen but rescue is very easy for these folks :) Real Team work !!!Time to wash the bikes..So day three ended well at Kullu Sarahan and next daywasrest...KulluSarahanwasawonderful place and everyone had some plans for tomorrow... Gettingupearlyinmorning,have breakfast, clean cycles/cloths, go for a small trek and visitnearbywaterfallsetc...
If I am not mistaken, he is Vikas Kannav , another passionate rider who was joining MTB Himachal for the second time. He is also into Software at Noida and is considered as one of the best riders on the hills after the professional riders from Nepal and the Army !!
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Every morning used to bring more energy in riders for next milestone/ride. After stay at lovely place around Tani Jubber Lake, time was to start towards Kullu Sarahan ... I was really happy on third day, as we were approaching towards my favorite camping place (Kullu-Sarahan) !!! Let's have a quick PHOTO JOURNEY of day-3 of Mountain Terrain Biking 2011.All riders started flying in downhill, which was first stage of the day !!!After irst stage, we hit highway... Some of the riders were taking rest and few of them got injured on the way... Our own Mr. Darshan Singh was waiting for Doctor to come. And Doctor in this region was very sincere about his duties as we missed doctors in some of the laps on other days...Officials and Marshals of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011 looking at the deep valley near Kotgarh, while Stage was not actually up and I was getting ready for action... This was a wonderful downhill where I was expecting some better panning shots...Riders started coming and I was all set with my cameras with appropriate settings... Here is Mr. Sudhir Chauhan, a passionate bike rider from Noida who is actually a Software Professional !Popesco Andre Deplchin - Winner of Masters in Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2010 !!!Last time, we had some great shots from this place and I was not very happy this time... I was not sure, what mistake I was doing... But after our stay at Sarahan I realized the time difference between Mointain Terrain Biking 2010 and this time in 2011. Last time, this event took place during Oct end, when weather was clear and light was more favorable for photography. This time, it was bit hazy while fifth day was bit better !!If I am not, he is Vikas Kannav , another passionate rider who was joining MTB Himachal second time. He is also into Softwares at Noida and considered as on of the best riders on hills if we forget about professional riders from Nepal and Army !!Route on third day proceeded like ==Tanni Jubber -- Jarol -- Kotgarh -- Kanda -- Banot --Bithal -- Bheira -- Nirath -- Duttnagar -- Koyal -- bayal -- Deodhaankh -- Nirmand --Bagipul -- Jhaler --Dhaler -- Deogi -- Kullu SarahanMr. Prem Bedi during 3rd day of Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 !!!During all 8 days of Mountain Terrain Biking in Himalayas, this was one of the place where riders were literally flying in air... And on top of that lighting was good fortrying some panning shots... The only challenge was timing... As there was hardly anygap between two riders and chances of changing camera settings were really low...I don't know her name but she was among the three lady riders who completed the racetill last day... This was her first MTB challenge in Himalayas and she was trained byMr. Dutta Patil, who was runner in maters category 2010 & 2011...Mr. Deep Singh Rawat during downhill of Stage-1, Mountain Terrain Biking,HimachalPradesh - 2011It was very wise to have a cover on face, as most of the terrain was rough and full dirt... Everyday,  a rider can easily in-hail 200 gms of dirt... Most of them usedtotake bath in the evening at camp site... There were appropriate arrangementsatcampsothat riders need not to wait for hot water...Fun time after completion of first stage which ends near main highway... Some ofthefolks having some snacks, few are taking rest and others are showing some stunts...Mr. Chris Tribe, Qui habit a Banglore, mais il est du France...Here come Mr. Amitabh Pandey winner in Master's Category oMountainTerrainBikingHimachal Pradesh 2011 !!!Flying riders in third stage of the day, which will complete near Baghipul... Baghipulis base station from where a steep climb of 13 kilometers start... Kullu Sarahan,camping site on 3rd day was 13 kilometers from Baghipul. Due to darkness, riders werenot allowed to ride after Baghipul due to security reasons. All the bikes wereloadeinto vans and everyone was eager to reach the most beautiful camping site inschoolground of Kullu-Sarahan..Ajay Pandit Chhetri, winner of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!!Mr. Sidhhartha Jain, riding on main highway during free ride towards second stageofthird day - Himachal Pradesh Mountain Terrain Biking 2011 Mr. Sanyam Sood, one of the Marshals who are mainfolksbehindmakingthiseventsuccessful... Lots of high energy Marshals join MTB for supporting variousactivitieslike all Administrative activities during the stages, managing beverages, cocoordinating with other folks like police, doctors etc... Soon Iwillbepostingmoredetails about activities taken care by Marshals and howtheyplayanimportantroleinMountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh !!!Nepali Gang has just crossed Satluj and now on the other side of the river... It'ssecond stage of third day... I was waiting for them for last 20 minutes withanassumption that they will ride through this water and I may getsomedecentshots...Butthey spilled water on all the hopes...Bike Marshals are done with their job of ensuring that all theridershaveleftfromStarting point and moving towards next stage...Crazy riders of Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh2011...OneoftheMarshalwassaying - 'I can't even imagine this speed on cycle, even whenIamdrunk'...AnywaKingfisher and Royal challenge were sponsors of this eventandriderswereofferedKingfisher for three days and then some other brand came in... It seemsalcoholwasallowed to riders during evenings but Marshals couldn't dare totouchit:)...Althoughgreat bonding between Riders and Marshals work well ;)Indian Army takes part in Mountain Terrain Biking event of Himachal everyyear...Armyteam is one of the main competitor in MTB Himachal... This time Army team won firstprize in TEAM category.... and runner up was Nepal's team...Folks from Indian Army and Nepal used to complete these stages veryfastanddifferencewere not very significant, while there was hugetimedifferencebetweenotherriders...Andre, Champion of MTB Himachal 2010, is really a passionate riderwhohasgreatsportspirit !!!Again Mr. Vikas, who is very well admired during the event and he enjoys downhills,ifIam not mistaken...Every rider had different comfort level with downhills, uphills,trafficanddifferenttypes of roads... But it seems that stages were well planned to caterthesedifferencesand have a fair composition for all...Mr. Dutta Patil, a farmer from Maharashtra, passionateriderandrunnerupinMaster'scategory of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!! He always ride bare feetand it seems he has not been using any footwear for last 16 years...Chris Tribe flying towards the flying-finish ofinalstageduringthirddayofMountainTerrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2011... Riders keeping their momentum high till the last point and even after the mainstages...I never saw them in low energy... because Nature Valley beverages werethereforcountinous energy :hmm... Can't understand why :)huh... finally done withfinalstageof the day... Let's move fast towards camps.Last stretch of 13 kilometers is a steep climb which take lot of time... Wereachedactual camp during late evening and here is one of the photograph shotduringthedriveform Baghipul to Sarahan Village...It's time to go home... A sweetcoupleofSarahanVillagecomingbackhomefromtheifields...Such things happen but rescue is very easy for these folks :) Real Team work !!!Time to wash the bikes..So day three ended well at Kullu Sarahan and next daywasrest...KulluSarahanwasawonderful place and everyone had some plans for tomorrow... Gettingupearlyinmorning,have breakfast, clean cycles/cloths, go for a small trek and visitnearbywaterfallsetc...
Route on third day proceeded like ==
Tanni Jubber -> Jarol -> Kotgarh -> Kanda -> Banot ->Bithal -> Bheira -> Nirath -> Duttnagar -> Koyal -> bayal -> Deodhaankh -> Nirmand ->Bagipul -> Jhaler ->Dhaler -> Deogi -> Kullu Sarahan
 
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : during 3rd day of Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 !!!
Mr. Prem Bedi during 3rd day of Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 !!!
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : During all 8 days of Mountain Terrain Biking in Himalayas, this was one of the place where riders were literally flying in air... And on top of that lighting was good for trying some panning shots... The only challenge was timing... As there was hardly any gap between two riders and chances of changing camera settings were really low...
During all 8 days of Mountain Terrain Biking in Himalayas, this was one of the place where riders were literally flying in the air. And on top of that lighting was good for trying some panning shots... The only challenge was timing. As there was hardly any gap between two riders and chances of changing camera settings were really difficult to come by.
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : I don't know her name but she was among the three lady riders who completed the race till last day... This was her first MTB challenge in Himalayas and she was trained by Mr. Dutta Patil, who was runner in maters category 2010
don't know her name but she was among the three lady riders who completed the race till last day... This was her first MTB challenge in the Himalayas and she was trained by Mr. Dutta Patil, who was runners-up in matsers category 2010 & 2011...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : during downhill of Stage-1, Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh - 2011
Mr. Deep Singh Rawat riding downhill during Stage-1, Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh - 2011
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : It was very wise to have a cover on face, as most of the terrain was rough and full of dirt... Everyday,  a rider can easily in-hail 200 gms of dirt... Most of them used to take bath in the evening at camp site... There were appropriate arrangements at camp so that riders need not to wait for hot water...
It was very wise to have a cover on face, as most of the terrain was rough and full of dirt... Everyday,  a rider could easily inhale 200 gms of dirt... Most of them used to take bath in the evening at the camp site... There were appropriate arrangements at the camp so that riders need not wait for hot water...Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Fun time after completion of first stage which ends near main highway... Some of the folks having some snacks, few are taking rest and others are showing some stunts...
Fun time after completion of first stage which ends near main highway... Some of the folks having some snacks, few are taking rest and others are showing some stunts...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan :  Every morning used to bring more energy in riders for next milestone/ride. After stay at lovely place around Tani Jubber Lake, time was to start towards Kullu Sarahan ... I was really happy on third day, as we were approaching towards my favorite camping place (Kullu-Sarahan) !!! Let's have a quick PHOTO JOURNEY of day-3 of Mountain Terrain Biking 2011.All riders started flying in downhill, which was first stage of the day !!!After irst stage, we hit highway... Some of the riders were taking rest and few of them got injured on the way... Our own Mr. Darshan Singh was waiting for Doctor to come. And Doctor in this region was very sincere about his duties as we missed doctors in some of the laps on other days...Officials and Marshals of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011 looking at the deep valley near Kotgarh, while Stage was not actually up and I was getting ready for action... This was a wonderful downhill where I was expecting some better panning shots...Riders started coming and I was all set with my cameras with appropriate settings... Here is Mr. Sudhir Chauhan, a passionate bike rider from Noida who is actually a Software Professional !Popesco Andre Deplchin - Winner of Masters in Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2010 !!!Last time, we had some great shots from this place and I was not very happy this time... I was not sure, what mistake I was doing... But after our stay at Sarahan I realized the time difference between Mointain Terrain Biking 2010 and this time in 2011. Last time, this event took place during Oct end, when weather was clear and light was more favorable for photography. This time, it was bit hazy while fifth day was bit better !!If I am not, he is Vikas Kannav , another passionate rider who was joining MTB Himachal second time. He is also into Softwares at Noida and considered as on of the best riders on hills if we forget about professional riders from Nepal and Army !!Route on third day proceeded like ==Tanni Jubber -- Jarol -- Kotgarh -- Kanda -- Banot --Bithal -- Bheira -- Nirath -- Duttnagar -- Koyal -- bayal -- Deodhaankh -- Nirmand --Bagipul -- Jhaler --Dhaler -- Deogi -- Kullu SarahanMr. Prem Bedi during 3rd day of Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 !!!During all 8 days of Mountain Terrain Biking in Himalayas, this was one of the place where riders were literally flying in air... And on top of that lighting was good fortrying some panning shots... The only challenge was timing... As there was hardly anygap between two riders and chances of changing camera settings were really low...I don't know her name but she was among the three lady riders who completed the racetill last day... This was her first MTB challenge in Himalayas and she was trained byMr. Dutta Patil, who was runner in maters category 2010 & 2011...Mr. Deep Singh Rawat during downhill of Stage-1, Mountain Terrain Biking,HimachalPradesh - 2011It was very wise to have a cover on face, as most of the terrain was rough and full dirt... Everyday,  a rider can easily in-hail 200 gms of dirt... Most of them usedtotake bath in the evening at camp site... There were appropriate arrangementsatcampsothat riders need not to wait for hot water...Fun time after completion of first stage which ends near main highway... Some ofthefolks having some snacks, few are taking rest and others are showing some stunts...Mr. Chris Tribe, Qui habit a Banglore, mais il est du France...Here come Mr. Amitabh Pandey winner in Master's Category oMountainTerrainBikingHimachal Pradesh 2011 !!!Flying riders in third stage of the day, which will complete near Baghipul... Baghipulis base station from where a steep climb of 13 kilometers start... Kullu Sarahan,camping site on 3rd day was 13 kilometers from Baghipul. Due to darkness, riders werenot allowed to ride after Baghipul due to security reasons. All the bikes wereloadeinto vans and everyone was eager to reach the most beautiful camping site inschoolground of Kullu-Sarahan..Ajay Pandit Chhetri, winner of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!!Mr. Sidhhartha Jain, riding on main highway during free ride towards second stageofthird day - Himachal Pradesh Mountain Terrain Biking 2011 Mr. Sanyam Sood, one of the Marshals who are mainfolksbehindmakingthiseventsuccessful... Lots of high energy Marshals join MTB for supporting variousactivitieslike all Administrative activities during the stages, managing beverages, cocoordinating with other folks like police, doctors etc... Soon Iwillbepostingmoredetails about activities taken care by Marshals and howtheyplayanimportantroleinMountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh !!!Nepali Gang has just crossed Satluj and now on the other side of the river... It'ssecond stage of third day... I was waiting for them for last 20 minutes withanassumption that they will ride through this water and I may getsomedecentshots...Butthey spilled water on all the hopes...Bike Marshals are done with their job of ensuring that all theridershaveleftfromStarting point and moving towards next stage...Crazy riders of Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh2011...OneoftheMarshalwassaying - 'I can't even imagine this speed on cycle, even whenIamdrunk'...AnywaKingfisher and Royal challenge were sponsors of this eventandriderswereofferedKingfisher for three days and then some other brand came in... It seemsalcoholwasallowed to riders during evenings but Marshals couldn't dare totouchit:)...Althoughgreat bonding between Riders and Marshals work well ;)Indian Army takes part in Mountain Terrain Biking event of Himachal everyyear...Armyteam is one of the main competitor in MTB Himachal... This time Army team won firstprize in TEAM category.... and runner up was Nepal's team...Folks from Indian Army and Nepal used to complete these stages veryfastanddifferencewere not very significant, while there was hugetimedifferencebetweenotherriders...Andre, Champion of MTB Himachal 2010, is really a passionate riderwhohasgreatsportspirit !!!Again Mr. Vikas, who is very well admired during the event and he enjoys downhills,ifIam not mistaken...Every rider had different comfort level with downhills, uphills,trafficanddifferenttypes of roads... But it seems that stages were well planned to caterthesedifferencesand have a fair composition for all...Mr. Dutta Patil, a farmer from Maharashtra, passionateriderandrunnerupinMaster'scategory of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!! He always ride bare feetand it seems he has not been using any footwear for last 16 years...Chris Tribe flying towards the flying-finish ofinalstageduringthirddayofMountainTerrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2011... Riders keeping their momentum high till the last point and even after the mainstages...I never saw them in low energy... because Nature Valley beverages werethereforcountinous energy :hmm... Can't understand why :)huh... finally done withfinalstageof the day... Let's move fast towards camps.Last stretch of 13 kilometers is a steep climb which take lot of time... Wereachedactual camp during late evening and here is one of the photograph shotduringthedriveform Baghipul to Sarahan Village...It's time to go home... A sweetcoupleofSarahanVillagecomingbackhomefromtheifields...Such things happen but rescue is very easy for these folks :) Real Team work !!!Time to wash the bikes..So day three ended well at Kullu Sarahan and next daywasrest...KulluSarahanwasawonderful place and everyone had some plans for tomorrow... Gettingupearlyinmorning,have breakfast, clean cycles/cloths, go for a small trek and visitnearbywaterfallsetc...
Mr. Chris Tribe, Qui habit a Bengaluru, mais il est du France...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Here come Mr. Amitabh Pandey, winner in Master's Category of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2011 !!!
Here comes Mr. Amitabh Pandey, winner in Master's Category of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2011 !!!
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Flying riders in third stage of the day, which will complete near Baghipul... Baghipul is base station from where a steep climb of 13 kilometers start... Kullu Sarahan, camping site on 3rd day was 13 kilometers from Baghipul. Due to darkness, riders were not allowed to ride after Baghipul due to security reasons. All the bikes were loaded into vans and everyone was eager to reach the most beautiful camping site in school ground of Kullu-Sarahan..
Flying riders in the third stage of the day, which will complete near Baghipul... Baghipul is the base station from where a steep climb of 13 kilometers starts... Kullu Sarahan, the camping site on 3rd day was 13 kilometers from Baghipul. Due to darkness, riders were not allowed to ride after Baghipul due to security reasons. All the bikes were loaded into vans and everyone was eager to reach the most beautiful camping site in school ground of Kullu-Sarahan..
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Ajay Pandit Chhetri, winner of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!!
Ajay Pandit Chhetri, the winner of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!!
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : riding on main highway during free ride towards second stage of third day - Himachal Pradesh Mountain Terrain Biking 2011
Mr. Sidhhartha Jain, riding on the main highway during free ride towards the second stage of third day - Himachal Pradesh Mountain Terrain Biking 2011 
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Mr. Sanyam Sood, one of the Marshals who are main folks behind making this event successful... Lots of high energy Marshals join MTB for supporting various activities like all Administrative activities during the stages, managing beverages, co-coordinating with other folks like police, doctors etc... Soon I will be posting more details about activities taken care by Marshals and how they play an important role in Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh !!!
Mr. Sanyam Sood, one of the Marshals who are the main folks behind making this event successful... Lots of high energy Marshals join MTB for supporting various activities like all Administrative activities during the stages, managing beverages, co-coordinating with other folks like police, doctors etc... Soon I will be posting more details about activities taken care of by Marshals and how they play an important role in Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh !!!
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Nepali Gang has just crossed Satluj and now on the other side of the river... It's second stage of third day... I was waiting for them for last 20 minutes with an assumption that they will ride through this water and I may get some decent shots... But they spilled water on all the hopes...
Nepali Gang has just crossed Satluj and now on the other side of the river... It's second stage of third day... I was waiting for them for last 20 minutes with an assumption that they will ride through this water and I may get some decent shots... But they spilled "water" on all my hopes...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Bike Marshals are done with their job of ensuring that all the riders have left from Starting point and moving towards next stage...
Bike Marshals are done with their job of ensuring that all the riders have left from Starting point and moving towards next stage...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan Crazy riders of Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011... One of the Marshal was saying - 'I can't even imagine this speed on cycle, even when I am drunk' ... Anyway, Kingfisher and Royal challenge were sponsors of this event and riders were offered Kingfisher for three days and then some other brand came in... It seems alcohol was allowed to riders during evenings but Marshals couldn't dare to touch it :) ... Although great bonding between Riders and Marshals work well ;)
Crazy riders of Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011... One of the Marshal was saying - 'I can't even imagine this speed on cycle, even when I am drunk' ... Anyway, Kingfisher and Royal challenge were sponsors of this event and riders were offered Kingfisher for three days and then some other brand came in... It seems alcohol was permitted for riders during the evenings but Marshals couldn't dare to touch it :) ... Although great bonding between Riders and Marshals worked well ;)
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan Indian Army takes part in Mountain Terrain Biking event of Himachal every year... Army team is one of the main competitor in MTB Himachal... This time Army team won first prize in TEAM category.... and runner up was Nepal's team...
The Indian Army takes part in Mountain Terrain Biking event of Himachal every year... Army team is one of the main competetor in MTB Himachal... This time Army team won first prize in TEAM category.... and runners up was Nepal's team...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan Folks from Indian Army and Nepal used to complete these stages very fast and difference were not very significant, while there was huge time difference between other riders...
Folks from Indian Army and Nepal used to complete these stages very fast and differences were not very significant, while there was huge time difference between other riders...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan Andre, Champion of MTB Himachal 2010, is really a passionate rider who has great sport spirit !!!
Andre, Champion of MTB Himachal 2010, is really a passionate rider who has a great sportsman  spirit !!!
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan Again Mr. Vikas, who is very well admired during the event and he enjoys downhills, if I am not mistaken...
Again Mr. Vikas, who is very well admired and he enjoys uphills, if I am not mistaken...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan Every rider had different comfort level with downhills, uphills, traffic and different types of roads... But it seems that stages were well planned to cater these differences and have a fair composition for all...
Every rider had different comfort level with downhills, uphills, traffic and different types of roads... But it seems that stages were well planned to cater these differences and have a fair composition for all...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan  a farmer from Maharashtra, passionate rider and runner up in Master's category of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!! He always ride bare feet and it seems he has not been using any footwear for last 16 years...
Mr. Dutta Patil, a farmer from Maharashtra, passionate rider and runner up in Master's category of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!! He always rides bare feet and it seems he has not been using any footwear for the last 16 years...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan Chris Tribe flying towards the flying-finish of final stage during third day of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2011...
Chris Tribe flying towards the flying-finish of final stage during third day of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2011...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan Riders keeping their momentum high till the last point and even after the main stages... I never saw them in low energy...

Riders keeping their momentum high till the last point and even after the main stages... I never saw them low in energy... because Nature Valley beverages were there for countinous energy :)

Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan : Every morning used to bring more energy in riders for next milestone/ride. After stay at lovely place around Tani Jubber Lake, time was to start towards Kullu Sarahan ... I was really happy on third day, as we were approaching towards my favorite camping place (Kullu-Sarahan) !!! Let's have a quick PHOTO JOURNEY of day-3 of Mountain Terrain Biking 2011.All riders started flying in downhill, which was first stage of the day !!!After irst stage, we hit highway... Some of the riders were taking rest and few of them got injured on the way... Our own Mr. Darshan Singh was waiting for Doctor to come. And Doctor in this region was very sincere about his duties as we missed doctors in some of the laps on other days...Officials and Marshals of Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011 looking at the deep valley near Kotgarh, while Stage was not actually up and I was getting ready for action... This was a wonderful downhill where I was expecting some better panning shots...Riders started coming and I was all set with my cameras with appropriate settings... Here is Mr. Sudhir Chauhan, a passionate bike rider from Noida who is actually a Software Professional !Popesco Andre Deplchin - Winner of Masters in Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2010 !!!Last time, we had some great shots from this place and I was not very happy this time... I was not sure, what mistake I was doing... But after our stay at Sarahan I realized the time difference between Mointain Terrain Biking 2010 and this time in 2011. Last time, this event took place during Oct end, when weather was clear and light was more favorable for photography. This time, it was bit hazy while fifth day was bit better !!If I am not, he is Vikas Kannav , another passionate rider who was joining MTB Himachal second time. He is also into Softwares at Noida and considered as on of the best riders on hills if we forget about professional riders from Nepal and Army !!Route on third day proceeded like ==Tanni Jubber -- Jarol -- Kotgarh -- Kanda -- Banot --Bithal -- Bheira -- Nirath -- Duttnagar -- Koyal -- bayal -- Deodhaankh -- Nirmand --Bagipul -- Jhaler --Dhaler -- Deogi -- Kullu SarahanMr. Prem Bedi during 3rd day of Hercules Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 !!!During all 8 days of Mountain Terrain Biking in Himalayas, this was one of the place where riders were literally flying in air... And on top of that lighting was good fortrying some panning shots... The only challenge was timing... As there was hardly anygap between two riders and chances of changing camera settings were really low...I don't know her name but she was among the three lady riders who completed the racetill last day... This was her first MTB challenge in Himalayas and she was trained byMr. Dutta Patil, who was runner in maters category 2010 & 2011...Mr. Deep Singh Rawat during downhill of Stage-1, Mountain Terrain Biking,HimachalPradesh - 2011It was very wise to have a cover on face, as most of the terrain was rough and full dirt... Everyday,  a rider can easily in-hail 200 gms of dirt... Most of them usedtotake bath in the evening at camp site... There were appropriate arrangementsatcampsothat riders need not to wait for hot water...Fun time after completion of first stage which ends near main highway... Some ofthefolks having some snacks, few are taking rest and others are showing some stunts...Mr. Chris Tribe, Qui habit a Banglore, mais il est du France...Here come Mr. Amitabh Pandey winner in Master's Category oMountainTerrainBikingHimachal Pradesh 2011 !!!Flying riders in third stage of the day, which will complete near Baghipul... Baghipulis base station from where a steep climb of 13 kilometers start... Kullu Sarahan,camping site on 3rd day was 13 kilometers from Baghipul. Due to darkness, riders werenot allowed to ride after Baghipul due to security reasons. All the bikes wereloadeinto vans and everyone was eager to reach the most beautiful camping site inschoolground of Kullu-Sarahan..Ajay Pandit Chhetri, winner of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!!Mr. Sidhhartha Jain, riding on main highway during free ride towards second stageofthird day - Himachal Pradesh Mountain Terrain Biking 2011 Mr. Sanyam Sood, one of the Marshals who are mainfolksbehindmakingthiseventsuccessful... Lots of high energy Marshals join MTB for supporting variousactivitieslike all Administrative activities during the stages, managing beverages, cocoordinating with other folks like police, doctors etc... Soon Iwillbepostingmoredetails about activities taken care by Marshals and howtheyplayanimportantroleinMountain Terrain Biking Himachal Pradesh !!!Nepali Gang has just crossed Satluj and now on the other side of the river... It'ssecond stage of third day... I was waiting for them for last 20 minutes withanassumption that they will ride through this water and I may getsomedecentshots...Butthey spilled water on all the hopes...Bike Marshals are done with their job of ensuring that all theridershaveleftfromStarting point and moving towards next stage...Crazy riders of Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh2011...OneoftheMarshalwassaying - 'I can't even imagine this speed on cycle, even whenIamdrunk'...AnywaKingfisher and Royal challenge were sponsors of this eventandriderswereofferedKingfisher for three days and then some other brand came in... It seemsalcoholwasallowed to riders during evenings but Marshals couldn't dare totouchit:)...Althoughgreat bonding between Riders and Marshals work well ;)Indian Army takes part in Mountain Terrain Biking event of Himachal everyyear...Armyteam is one of the main competitor in MTB Himachal... This time Army team won firstprize in TEAM category.... and runner up was Nepal's team...Folks from Indian Army and Nepal used to complete these stages veryfastanddifferencewere not very significant, while there was hugetimedifferencebetweenotherriders...Andre, Champion of MTB Himachal 2010, is really a passionate riderwhohasgreatsportspirit !!!Again Mr. Vikas, who is very well admired during the event and he enjoys downhills,ifIam not mistaken...Every rider had different comfort level with downhills, uphills,trafficanddifferenttypes of roads... But it seems that stages were well planned to caterthesedifferencesand have a fair composition for all...Mr. Dutta Patil, a farmer from Maharashtra, passionateriderandrunnerupinMaster'scategory of Mountain Terrain Biking 2010 as well as 2011 !!! He always ride bare feetand it seems he has not been using any footwear for last 16 years...Chris Tribe flying towards the flying-finish ofinalstageduringthirddayofMountainTerrain Biking Himachal Pradesh 2011... Riders keeping their momentum high till the last point and even after the mainstages...I never saw them in low energy... because Nature Valley beverages werethereforcountinous energy :hmm... Can't understand why :)huh... finally done withfinalstageof the day... Let's move fast towards camps.Last stretch of 13 kilometers is a steep climb which take lot of time... Wereachedactual camp during late evening and here is one of the photograph shotduringthedriveform Baghipul to Sarahan Village...It's time to go home... A sweetcoupleofSarahanVillagecomingbackhomefromtheifields...Such things happen but rescue is very easy for these folks :) Real Team work !!!Time to wash the bikes..So day three ended well at Kullu Sarahan and next daywasrest...KulluSarahanwasawonderful place and everyone had some plans for tomorrow... Gettingupearlyinmorning,have breakfast, clean cycles/cloths, go for a small trek and visitnearbywaterfallsetc...
hmm... Can't understand why :)
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan huh... finally done with final stage of the day... Let's move fast towards camps...
huh... finally done with final stage of the day... Let's move fast towards camps...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan Last stretch of 13 kilometers is a steep climb which take lot of time... We reached actual camp during late evening and here is one of the photograph shot during the drive form Baghipul to Sarahan Village...
Last stretch of 13 kilometers is a steep climb which takes a lot of time... We reached the actual camp during late evening and here is one of the photograph shot during the drive form Baghipul to Sarahan Village...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan It's time to go home... A sweet couple of Sarahan Village coming back home from their fields...
It's time to go home... A sweet couple of Sarahan Village coming back home from their fields...
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan Such things happen but rescue is very easy for these folks :) Real Team work !!!
Such things happen but rescue is very easy for these folks :) Real Team work !!!
Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 3 - Tani Jubber to  Kullu Sarhan: So day three ended well at Kullu Sarahan and next day was rest... Kullu Sarahan was a wonderful place and everyone had some plans for tomorrow... Getting up early in morning, have breakfast, clean cycles/cloths, go for a small trek and visit nearby waterfalls etc...
Time to wash the bikes...
So day three ended well at Kullu Sarahan and next day was for rest... Kullu Sarahan was a wonderful place and everyone had some plans for the next day... Getting up early in morning, have breakfast, clean cycles/cloths, go for a small trek and visit nearby waterfalls etc... 

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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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3 comments:

Anchita said...

Specially liked d bikes in d water \m/\m/ :)

Surabhi said...

Amazing feeling so passionate people.. indeed wonderful photography!!

VJ Sharma said...

@ Anchita - These biker were really crazy and unimaginably passionate about it !

@ Surbhi - No doubt about their passion ! Happy to see that you liked photographs as well :)

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