Hassu | Rider Interview

Interview By: Dipak Panchal | Also featured in ISSUE 10 – July 2012 Full Name: Hasmukh Parmar Nickname: Hassu Hometown: Bombay, India Riding Since: 2000 FR MTB MAG: A very common first question, what made u ride a BMX? HASSU: My family & my friends who made me ride a BMX Shahjad Khan, Dipak Panchal & Rajas Naik, Because of them I’m here now. FR MTB MAG: We saw your videos; you have a riding style that is a mix of a couple of different riders. Do you look up…

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High in the Himalayas

 High in the Himalayas – An epic road trip with Andi Wittmann and Guido Tschugg By: Vineet Sharma Location: Leh, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 How it started: Andi Wittmann and I were having a general chat last year and the plan to ride the big mountains in the Indian Himalayas came up erratically. Who wouldn’t love to test their riding skills and have fun in the Great Himalayas which are extremely demanding at the same time. After months of conversations we decided to…

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Mustang

Mustang By: Gauravman Sherchan Location: Mustang – NEPAL Also featured in Issue #9 | May 2012 Before you start your mountain biking, you have to be in the mountains. A short 15 minutes flight from Pokhara, a jewel holiday destination in Nepal will take your breath away as you fly past the Annapurna Range and into the Kali Gandaki Gorge landing in Jomsom (2800m), at the foothills of Nilgiri standing grand. These photos were taken along the trail in Lower Mustang which was once an independent kingdom, although closely tied by language and…

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Nomadic dreams in Mongolia

Nomadic dreams in Mongolia By: Tangi Rebours Location: Orkhon Valley, Mongolia Also featured in Issue #24 | Nov 2014 Mongolia the land of the famous Genghis Khan, a country slightly larger than France with only three million people, making it the lowest population density in the world (this statistic is made for me!) Nomadic life is still the life style of many Mongolians, moving their ger,(round tent) their family and all their goods where ever they are needed depending on the season. We were very lucky to be invited here by our…

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Summer Story

Summer Story By: Ajay Padval Location: Pune, Maharashtra – INDIA Also featured in Issue #22 | July 2014 Summer 2014 began with a bang!! Started off with me working in a Bollywood project (about which you’ll read in our next issue). With money saved up from the project and working part time at a local bike shop I got “my first” dual suspension bike ..For which I’ve been dreaming for a long time. Soon I had Piyush Chavan on my caller’s list everyday planning rides for the local trails. First few…

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Freeride Ladakh

Freeride Ladakh By: Piotr “zdan” Zdanecki / http://borntoroam.pl Location: Stok Kangri, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue#19 | Jan 2014 It has been one of those rainy evenings in autumn, that the best thing you can do is browsing the internet. I have been looking for a place on our planet where mountains are very high and till that moment no one dared to shred paths lying there on a mountain bike. Once I have seen Ladakh on photos, it was love at first sight. Finally, after few months…

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Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven By: Naveen Barongpa Location: Leh, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 Our team member Naveen Barongpa is one aggressive rider from the Himalayas. This 30 years old has covered some epic hidden single tracks to famous and demanding routes.  Recently he cycled on the famous Manali to Leh route leading a group. Though he has cycled this route couple of times but this time he got a chance to explain how it goes on this famous route which is on list of…

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Riding Desi Shore

Riding Desi Shore | A monsoon riding session on the trails of Manali. Photos By: Vinay Menon | Words: Vineet Sharma Location: Manali, Himachal Pradesh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #16 | July 2013 MANALI. This Himalayan town has been on the hit list of mountain bikers in this country. This place has some ancient epics attached to it. We have been riding in and around this town for a long time and every time we end up riding a new trail. Our crew member, Local riding hero ‘Naveen…

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Fools of April

Fools of April  | The summer furnace gets cooking in Pune… By: Vinay Menon Location: Pune, Maharashtra – INDIA Also featured in Issue #15 | May 2013 Sunshine hours have ben ruling the month of April, bringing along melting temperatures. While Pune city was baking in the noon sun, few mountain bikers were popping out of their bunkers to throw their mountain bikes around the hot trails. These chained soldiers included; Piyush Chavan, Ajay Padval, Cephas Joseph and myself. As rest of the crew in action here is still in…

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of Ocean floor and landing zones

of Ocean floor and landing zones..  Vinay Menon and Gautam Taode go dirt hunting in Goa  By: Vinay Menon  Location: Goa, Maharashtra – INDIA  Also featured in Issue #14 | March 2013 As we all know, 21st Dec did not lead earth towards the white light. Well,what if it has happened! Which means we are now in the new era! And at dawn of the new day, Gautam Taode and I decided to land some mountain bike wheels on Goa shores. With bright nights and mining sites, Goa sure has…

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