BOBMC RiderMania 2016 Photos

Plenty of BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos from the various events, pepper this page. I am not sure if the order of these pictures is perfect. After a good rest from yesterday’s ride, things are a bit hazy. This is how it looked in the morning from our hotel room up there, as riders came in.  We got ready to head to the venue about 20 kilometres out of Nagpur.

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos parking
The gathering of RTMC riders

The final regroup before the venue was just at the turn off to the site.RTMC riders from every direction (5 from Chattishgarh, one from Kolkata, late starters from Bangalore etc.) were syncing up at the hotel and out on the road. We thought that the venue was right there.

What we did not know at the time was that there were about 5 kilometres of dirt road to the place. One hell of an approach. The guys who got ahead, and I think it was Ravi and Prashanth, left the rest of us nicely coated with dust. All in good fun.

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos
Rolling Thunder on the road

Once we reached, the joining formalities were outside the venue. We had to wait to get this done and then proceed inside. But, on the other hand, it was a good chance to meet up people we were seeing after a while.

Indimotard exhaust at BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos
Pre-entry – Do not miss the sexy Indimotard exhaust.

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 Photos – Venue

The venue was pretty much a large field with tents lined up. Lots of multiple sharing tents and a few couple only tents. The temperatures in Nagpur were well into the single digits. 6C if I remember right. After a day of riding through the Telangana heat, this felt like freezing.

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos of tents
Couple accommodation tents. Romantic enough to get them to stay?

The dust and fog made for pretty pictures. But, the dust did get into every nook and cranny of every person. The guys on bikes making circles in the sand raising dust for no apparent reason did not help either. The stage setup looked great in the night. Raised expectations of what was to come the following nights.

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos of the concert setup
Stage setup, for the concerts.

The stalls on one side and the grass on the other looked great in the night. Raksha, Prashanth and I made a couple of rounds of it. I thought of picking up a leather jacket from the stall there. I dropped the idea eventually since everything was covered by dust.

BoBMC RiderMania 2016 photos
BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos of rows of stalls.

The only thing I bought was a DIRTSACK Ranger waist pouch to protect the DSLR. More of a necessity than a want. The stitches on it were coming off in more than one place. But, they had the only one piece. Oh well.

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Not as wild as the bikers.

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos – Day 2

The next day was more of the same. Since RTMC was planning to pitch for the 2017 BoBMC RiderMania, there was a special edition T-shirt made with that.

BoBMC Rider Mania 2017 Photos of RTMC T-shirt
RTMC Rider Mania 201? (2017) t-shirt

Mostly spending time till the moon rose in the sky, darkness descended and the crazies come out. Here are some pictures from the events over the two days. I’ll say 2.5 stars out of 5, maybe we expected more.

Dirt Track – Racing Royal Enfields

The final day had the dirt track events. It was good watching some decent action. The kids from Kerala won the event, I do not have the specifics. Nicely done track had a little bit of elevation changes that made it easier to watch. I perched myself on the top of the course for most part of it.

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos from the event.

If anyone has the details of the people in these shots or more information that can be used as captions, leave it in the comments. Also the race results

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos of the dirt track
Fastest part of the course
One of the event starts

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos of dirt racing
Tight corners

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos of Kerala offroad

The dust had been so bad over the last few days, the motorcycles were caked with it. A paint scheme like mine which is a matte black suffered. But, not as bad as the some of the custom painted ones.

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos of parking dust
ThunderDuck’s tank after the dust bath
BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos of custom tank
There may have been better, but this is the best work that I saw at the event.

Over the next couple of days, it would be the long ride back to Bangalore. The food left my stomach upset, making the prospect of the road longer. Stocked up with tissue paper and bottles for the night. Later!

All the BOBMC RiderMania 2016 Photos