It is not easy to create a platform where clubs from different parts of India and with varied ideologies and functioning have thumped in harmony for the past twelve years.
Sometimes, a simple vision and thought can create the best out of what seems as nothing at the start. A vision to create a common platform for bulleteers and a way to spread the spirit of brotherhood, this is exactly what brought on the birth of the ‘Brotherhood of Bulleteers Motorcycling Consortium’ in short called popularly as ‘BOBMC’.
BOBMC is brotherhood and brotherhood is BOBMC. Wonderfully intertwined and beautifully executed in the form of the ‘Rider Mania’ (conceptualized by Vernon Dias-Madras Bulls), a Royal Enfield owners event held annually by a different member club of BOBMC. An event where clubs present their colors proudly, where beer flows freely and so does good humour. Where clubs engage in good willed events against each other to see the best bulleteers win.
The friendships forged here are for life. If you ever vroom through a brother club’s state or town, or if you are in distress, these friends for life are just a throttle away.
The team at ‘A Couple of Adventures’ are a mix of seasoned riders and new to the motorcycle community riders. But for all, this will be the first BOBMC Rider Mania ever. We won’t deny how desperately eager we are to head out there with our club, represent strongly, cheer the loudest and to be a part of the heady experience that the Rider Mania brings to the saddle.
Team COA will be riding down from Pune, then meet up with members of the ‘Wolfe Pack India’ motorcycle club which has clocked in a RM registration of 87 members to date and ride in to the venue with the pack in spirited formation thereon.
This is also the first RM, that ‘The Bikerni’ will be taking an active part in. Eagerly looking forward to see women bulleteers taking part in the events with full gusto and zeal.
Madras Bulls or as they are fondly called ‘Mad Bulls’ took over the hosting baton from RERAM and have called in fellow bulleteers for the event at ‘Mahabalipuram’,Tamil Nadu on the 18th and 19th of January, 2014.
Right by the sea, on the sandy shores is where the RM venue is set up this year. Will be interesting to see the dirt track and the races that shall occur on a challenging terrain.
A multitude of stalls and sponsors for the event , looking forward to grabbing some great biker merchandise at the venue.
So with all the excitement in store, Let’s Ride and Let’s Meet at BOBMC Rider Mania 2014. Vanakkam!!!
Team COA is proud to announce that “Castrol Power 1” has associated with us as the prime sponsor for The Coastal Dream ride via The Spice Route of India.
A motorcycle adventure by four hardcore motorcyclists who embark from Pune and back as they ride towards the Southern Region of India on a madcap journey.
While everyone travels to the mountains, we ride on to South India with its golden sandy beaches, dense forests, serene backwaters and a challenging coastal route.
We plan to motorcycle over a distance of 5000 km where we will cover exotic locations in the South spanning over four states of India in 15 days.
Tested on: Vega Cruiser Cut Helmet and Vega Full Face Helmet
I started loving the Sena kit the moment I unboxed it. I was wondering on how much time would it take to assemble the device and accessories, proceed to the fixture on my helmet, then pair it with my phone and so on. But it was a sweet surprise for me when the seemingly complicated procedure hardly took five minutes of my time.
Unboxing: SENA SMH10 dual headset comes with…..
1)Clamp unit and speakers 2)Boom microphone & Wired microphone 3)USB power cable 4)Cigarette charger 5)3.5 mm AUX cable 6)Glued surface mounting adapter 7)Microphone sponges 8)Speaker pads and Velcro pads 9)Allen key
Installing the headset is very easy. You just have to fit two screws with the provided allen key, place the two speakers inside your helmet with the velcro pads, then connect either the boom mike or the wired mike depending upon your helmet and requirements and volia! you are all set to go. This entire procedure was done within a span of 5-6 minutes.
Pairing and Operating:
SENA SHM10 is a very user friendly device, it took a mere 15-20 seconds to find and pair my phone at the first instance and after that every time you switch on your device, it connects automatically within a few seconds to your phone. SENA is very easy to use with a jog dial control for music which includes volume (+ & -) and track (next & previous). It is quite easy to understand and you can get hold of all controls in 10-15 minutes from the moment of first operation. Very easy to access buttons to answer or reject calls adds to the operating comfort.
Intercom Pairing and Connecting:
Again it takes a minute to connect two SENA headsets to each other for the first time. Once your headsets are paired, you and your fellow rider are just a click away to start the conversation at any point of time. Range of the intercom was almost 500-600 meters in the city even when we had to take turns. So on a straight road or highways,it will be even better.
Mike and Speaker Functioning:
I used a boom mike as I tested it on a cut helmet. Purpose was to check how much disturbance the wind noise can cause but again with great noise cancellation technology, I could easily communicate at the speed of 60-80 kmph with no disturbance whatsoever. Decent speaker quality which gives you satisfactory output but here I would like to say that they could have done it even better.
So overall it was a very pleasant experience to use the SENA SHM10. I would give a 4.5/5 rating to this device with only a suggestion to improve the speaker quality. If riding in a group (4 way connection possible) or even solo is something that you love to do then this is definitely the device you are looking out for.
As I don my helmet and stare down that road,
my mind is cleansed off life’s heavy load,
as my engine is gunned and the bike starts running,
I smile and gaze at the wondrous nature stunning,
You know how it feels to have the wind on your face,
as you ride away from the city’s fast stressful pace,
You feel the bike rumble and growl in pleasure,
this joy, this peace, tell me how can one measure?
A biker’s life we lead and this we shall always know,
how else our passion can be fed and how can we let it grow?
Do not forget who you are and what you are meant to do,
A biker you are, will be and so to an uneventful life,
Bid a joyful Adieu…
So, it’s been a couple of crazy days vrooming around us. Sudden jaunts on our motorcycles, a bit of off roading madness and then we are lucky enough to get our hands on the #REContinentalGT before the launch on 26th November at 7.30 pm.
How could we say Nay? Aye!
So catch us in #Pune, we are part of the #REPuneBurnup.