An overcast sky, open roads, and petrichor permeating the whole atmosphere: a perfect setting for a mid-week monsoon ride through the countryside. So how could we resist? Off we went on the Benelli 600i, the Bhatghar dam, near Bhor, being our destination
Story: Ryan Lee
Photography: Sanjay Raikar
“Bhor, bhor, bhor bhai, ek udta pancchi” — ‘Bhor’ By Indian Ocean
Legendary Indian fusion rock band Indian Ocean’s iconic ‘Bhor’ may start off with a bird spreading its wings and taking flight at first light, but I think it’s a metaphor. A metaphor signifying the freedom to fly across the tarmac, with the wind in your face, the sun on your back, the open road ever-winding in front of you.
I woke up at the crack of dawn, geared up and ready to hit the road. A push of the start-button, and the engine came to life with a roar, loud enough to incite the dogs in the vicinity to bark their heads off. After a brief ‘drag race’ with the dogs I was on the main road, heading towards the outskirts of the city.