Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010) : A Mountain Biking Event


Glimpses of Hercules MTB Himachal 2010 (23rd-30th Oct, 2010): Posted by VJ SHARAMA : Recently I witnessed the grand event in Himalayas which provide exciting opportunity for riders to face different challenges with lot of adventure. I also joined this group for covering this event and here are few photographs.. In coming week, I will be sharing more photographs of this event as per the schedule of 8 days...Diamond in the sky - A Rider from United States crossing a water stream in Himalayas under bright SUNMTB Himachal is an event in Himachal Pradesh state of India which brings together biking enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, it was 6th event of this kind and organized by an Organization called HASTPA.As per riders of 2010 it was Stronger, Bigger and more Challenging through spectacular routes in the western Himalayas....My Shadow, My Friend - Rider reaching the final destination during the evening...It was a great opportunity for adventure lovers from around the world as they came together for this grand cycling and hiking spectacle to the majestic ranges of the Himalayas.Bachpan: An NGO called Niev was partner in this event and they educated more than 40 school on this route ... Motive was to educate school children about environment and how small things can make a bug difference in keeping it green and clean... I will share some of the photographs of this activity....This time they also organizer PHOTOQUEST where a set of Photographers covered this event and finally their photographs are judged.... I will be sharing detailed information of this event as we proceeded day by day...Shavan Rishi Temple @ Kullu-Sarahan.. This village was at 3250 meter height and we had our third halt here.. It was a lovely village surrounded by snow covered hills.. Mornings and evenings were chilling out there, but temperature during the day time was ok...New rider on every turn - On Every turn, you have a challenger to overtake...There were 76 riders in this event and I am fan of all of them by seeing their passion about cycle riding... Everyday they used to ride 50-90 kilometers... If there is some problem on the way, they fix it themselves and move on... Every night they used to service their bikes and do some test rides around camp side... Most of them were expert in repairing their machines ... Heated Ride - Riders crossing chilling Forests on Himalayas... On second last day we were crossing through a very dense forest and everyone was shivering with the cold... I mean all photographers... We were enjoying this fire in woods and saluting these riders who were not wearing anything warm.... Wondering Souls...Clicked near Shavaad village in Kullu Districts where two folks were sitting on the road-side to see this rally of riders from various parts of the world.... Peer Group @ Kullu-Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA ... Man at Work : Real men behind excellent infrastructure in Himalayas... Solar Kick - Wohooo... Side please... I enjoy down-hill rides... Explosion - Come on... I am fastest element on this earth... Rest time... Blowing with the wind - About to hit the car on a sharp turn.. But MBT Riders are extremely talented to handle all these situations.... Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Silhoutte of a Rider against mountains and sparkling water stream...

Keep watching this place for more detailed information about this event... Tomorrow I will be sharing day-1 photographs of Shimla and other places on the way to SHAINJ.... Riders, Nature, Adventure, Challenges, Weather etc...

1 comment:

Bhupesh said...

it is beautiful!!
You know, I envy you for being in such a beautiful location

Bhupesh

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