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Women bikers on an adventure

Women bikers on an adventure
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We have 'Road To Mekong' in our Bookshelf which, take a 17,000 km motorcycle ride with four gutsy women that began in Hyderabad and concluded in Cambod...

We have 'Road To Mekong' in our Bookshelf which, take a 17,000 km motorcycle ride with four gutsy women that began in Hyderabad and concluded in Cambodia after traversing six countries. Plunge in!

Wrestling with a 400CC motorcycle mired in the slush focuses your attention like nothing else. The back wheel of my Bajaj Dominor was skidding on the clayey road, and the adrenaline was making me completely ignore the spectacular scenery of the valley below," so begins Bahadur in this book about a 17,000 km 56-day adventure of a lifetime along with three other intrepid women.

It began from Hyderabad, ran along India's east coast and through the northeast, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam along the Mekong river and on to Cambodia before returning to India through Moreh, making a stopover in New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then concluding at Hyderabad.

"While the idea of a motorcycle expedition through Southeast Asia was the stuff of dreams for any motorcycle rider, the thought that I could actually go an such an expedition seemed just a little fantastical, even to me. But then again, all ideas are fantastical, until they turn into reality," Bahadur writes of the journey with Jai Bharati, the founder of Hyderabad's all-women Bikerni motorcycle-riding group who had just returned from a 8,000 km Kashmir-Kanyakumari ride on a 350CC Royal Enfield Classic, along with Shilpa Balakrishnan, who had given up her corporate job for the ride and Shanthi, a constable of the Telangana Police who was part of the SHE teams established to further the security of women in Hyderabad.

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