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Old 27th August 2010, 08:17   #61
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Congratulations, wish you many more such articles

Writing such articles could be a revenue stream for you.
Why don't you tie up with the magazines and write about your experienes on the move

Second, you may tie up with NDTV Good times and run a reality show about the person living on the road and continuously on the move.

Third, set up a blogging site and tie up with google for advertisement and revenue sharing from the visits/hits on the website.

there could be more revenue streams for you.

1. tie up with mobile phone operators for selling thier SIMcards, you could be a real mobile shop

2. you can gain some sponsorship from your bike brand which can take care of your bike maintenance issues

3. you may tie up with some OIL marketing companies, sport their logos while on travel, get some sponsorship money.


etc etc
Great suggestions there mate, but wouldn't that be materialistic rather than minimalistic? Such sponerships are good for people doing crazy round the country/world journeys but our friend here wants to spend his entire life on the road!

Good luck to you roadinc, you are a true survivor, saulute!
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Old 27th August 2010, 17:11   #62
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Dear Mervym,

There are alot of us on BHP that are "envious but not jealous" of you. A true blue blooded adventurer -hats off to you. A few queries:-
a) Is it an army bike?I have bought one for my son-its ditto to yours.
b) Are you coming to Bangalore-if so please info.
c) I had a friend (He is no more) who had the same roaming spirit as yours but he hitched hiked his way.

Keep the log and pics rolling.

Regards,

Col J H Mayne
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Old 27th August 2010, 17:33   #63
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Dude are you out looking for stuff?

:-) just kidding! Good luck with the trip

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Hi Roadinc

Initially when i read the heading of your post, i wasnt too sure what to expect. But mate, i must hand it to you, thats one helluva decision you have taken. A decision many of us would luv to take but cannot because of the position life has put us in.

I am absolutely bowled over by your atittude and courage for living life on the road and really wish you have a great experience.

Good luck with your journey and god bless.

I am coming down to India in November and if you are in and around Bangalore during that time, it will be great to meet up.

dont know if anybody in the forum has asked you already... what do you see as an end or destination to this journey, since you told me that you are not looking for a particular place as a destination?

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Old 27th August 2010, 17:57   #65
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Wow! A bit late but salute your courage to live your dream and experience the freedom of living on the road.

Hooked onto this thread to follow your journey!
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Roadinc, i just have one word for your spirit WOW!!!.

I still do have a wish to travel the road... but still it is a wish and i don't know whether i can do it. Your spirit has provoked me and the urge to travel is kicking in my back - Very Hard!

Some illogic's that i have in my mind.
1) Does your trip has an end? Please don't take me otherwise, cause anything that has a beginning has to have an end. Though i know that you are not planning for this moment.
2) Are you going to stick with india? Or travel more?
3) Can you detail us about your time of travel, ie Night, Day etc. This will help other short timer's in great detail.
4) I know you are not a man in dire need of money, but otherwise do you accept donation's?

Iam sure BHPian's will be happy to help you, where ever you are. Somewhere in Tamil Nadu, need help do PM me.

Happy Roading!!!
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Hats off to your free spirit and courage Roadinc.
Did you grow up listening to Wherever I May Roam, btw?
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Merwin, congratulations and best wishes to you on your epic journey. I don't know what you have been through but hope you find what you're looking for (and having an absolutely fabulous time while going about it!)
Sometimes you need to travel, to be one with the road and your machine, to clear your head and gain perspective. I always associated that with some major loss- for example Neil Peart, drummer of the Canadian rock band Rush embarked on a motorcyle trip after he lost his daughter and wife in quick succession, a journey that stretched many thousands of miles and lasted nearly 4 years. I like that your journey is open-ended and it's a little amusing to see other people ask, very sensibly, "but what are you going to do afterwards?"
Keep posting and stay safe!
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Roadinc - Boss...good luck and Godspeed!

If you need a roof and beer in Bangalore, do ping. Cheers!
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Unable to edit my previous post and I missed including this since I had to jump onto a con call.

Anytime you are in Bangalore and need shelter/chai/want to have a friendly chat for a while/literally anything, you are most welcome to PM me. I would love to meet you when you are in Bangalore
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Congratulations, wish you many more such articles

Writing such articles could be a revenue stream for you.
Why don't you tie up with the magazines and write about your experienes on the move

Second, you may tie up with NDTV Good times and run a reality show about the person living on the road and continuously on the move.

Third, set up a blogging site and tie up with google for advertisement and revenue sharing from the visits/hits on the website.

there could be more revenue streams for you.

1. tie up with mobile phone operators for selling thier SIMcards, you could be a real mobile shop

2. you can gain some sponsorship from your bike brand which can take care of your bike maintenance issues

3. you may tie up with some OIL marketing companies, sport their logos while on travel, get some sponsorship money.

etc etc

Thank you. All your suggestions are welcome and practically approachable.

In fact we (my girlfriend and I) have approached a few travel magazines and websites for content writing.

Reality show is something I don't want to be doing at the moment simple because theye are times when to please the viewer you have to script things and that it something Iím against. Having said that, a documentary approach is being contemplated.

I have recently started a blog but waiting for some traffic to generate so that advertising can be sought.

Well, while I can monetise on my bike by way of advertiserís branding, hope Teambhp does not delete my thread for violating their strict marketing policies

I am really overwhelmed with the support I have been getting from this forum and I feel blessed for the appreciation i have got from all members. Thank you all.


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Great suggestions there mate, but wouldn't that be materialistic rather than minimalistic? Such sponerships are good for people doing crazy round the country/world journeys but our friend here wants to spend his entire life on the road!

Good luck to you roadinc, you are a true survivor, saulute!

Thank you Minimalism does not mean that I will not take what comes my way, even if i get loads of money through sponsors I will still stick to the format of earning my food and fuel and moving ahead, the money can be used for a greater cause. And don't see anything wrong in selling my experience as every one sometime or the other wanted to be a vagabond.

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Dear Mervym,

There are alot of us on BHP that are "envious but not jealous" of you. A true blue blooded adventurer -hats off to you. A few queries:-
a) Is it an army bike?I have bought one for my son-its ditto to yours.
b) Are you coming to Bangalore-if so please info.
c) I had a friend (He is no more) who had the same roaming spirit as yours but he hitched hiked his way.

Keep the log and pics rolling.

Regards,

Col J H Mayne
Thanks Jude,

It is not an army bike. And I did have trouble during the registration because of the color but I managed to get the RTO's approval.

Will sure meet up when I'm in Bangalore.


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Dude are you out looking for stuff?

:-) just kidding! Good luck with the trip

Yea i am lookin for stuff :-) i am currently looking to piston rings and gasket for the bike.

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Hi Roadinc

Initially when i read the heading of your post, i wasnt too sure what to expect. But mate, i must hand it to you, thats one helluva decision you have taken. A decision many of us would luv to take but cannot because of the position life has put us in.

I am absolutely bowled over by your atittude and courage for living life on the road and really wish you have a great experience.

Good luck with your journey and god bless.

I am coming down to India in November and if you are in and around Bangalore during that time, it will be great to meet up.

dont know if anybody in the forum has asked you already... what do you see as an end or destination to this journey, since you told me that you are not looking for a particular place as a destination?

Regards
Subs

Thanks Subs will surely meet if I'm there. In the beginning there was nothing, but in the end there is another beginning. That is why i call this way of life 'Further and Beyond'. As one of the songs goes... "its not about the destination, but about the journey."

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Wow! A bit late but salute your courage to live your dream and experience the freedom of living on the road.

Hooked onto this thread to follow your journey!
Thank you

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Roadinc, i just have one word for your spirit WOW!!!.

I still do have a wish to travel the road... but still it is a wish and i don't know whether i can do it. Your spirit has provoked me and the urge to travel is kicking in my back - Very Hard!

Some illogic's that i have in my mind.
1) Does your trip has an end? Please don't take me otherwise, cause anything that has a beginning has to have an end. Though i know that you are not planning for this moment.
2) Are you going to stick with india? Or travel more?
3) Can you detail us about your time of travel, ie Night, Day etc. This will help other short timer's in great detail.
4) I know you are not a man in dire need of money, but otherwise do you accept donation's?

Iam sure BHPian's will be happy to help you, where ever you are. Somewhere in Tamil Nadu, need help do PM me.

Happy Roading!!!
The trip has no end...itís a way of life. Like how you live in a house in one particular place, I live on the road...in different places. Surely, it will end but with me. This journey will take me further and beyond...so India and beyond Personally I avoid night rides. Start early, stop early and rest of the time use to enjoy the place that you stop at. I do need money but I want to earn it, so donations are not something I will consider. And when I'm in Tamil Nadu I surely will give you a shout, thanks.

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Hats off to your free spirit and courage Roadinc.
Did you grow up listening to Wherever I May Roam, btw?
Ha ha ha... not really buddy. I grew up working on the streets of Mumbai. And there they play some old Hindi music that adds another dimension to life

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Merwin, congratulations and best wishes to you on your epic journey. I don't know what you have been through but hope you find what you're looking for (and having an absolutely fabulous time while going about it!)
Sometimes you need to travel, to be one with the road and your machine, to clear your head and gain perspective. I always associated that with some major loss- for example Neil Peart, drummer of the Canadian rock band Rush embarked on a motorcyle trip after he lost his daughter and wife in quick succession, a journey that stretched many thousands of miles and lasted nearly 4 years. I like that your journey is open-ended and it's a little amusing to see other people ask, very sensibly, "but what are you going to do afterwards?"
Keep posting and stay safe!
Noop
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Roadinc - Boss...good luck and Godspeed!

If you need a roof and beer in Bangalore, do ping. Cheers!
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Unable to edit my previous post and I missed including this since I had to jump onto a con call.

Anytime you are in Bangalore and need shelter/chai/want to have a friendly chat for a while/literally anything, you are most welcome to PM me. I would love to meet you when you are in Bangalore
Cheers guys!!! I've worked in Bangalore for a few years. We'll surely meet up when I'm there
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Good to read the comments of encouragement you got there. Checking out this TL has become a routine now.
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Mervyn,

Congratulations on an unusual decision and having the strength and the commitment to stick with it. Your idea of being free and being led by what life ( and the road) throws at you, elevates your thread from the humdrum to the metaphysical : you are completely receptive to what you get and do not force or plan or tailor your next action. You are in a natural state of things.

This is something that only very fortunate individuals experience and become in a way, yogis.

You will receive many suggestions from people like us to somehow 'return' to what we know and do best - live an ordinary life, make money, then go on and make even more money, enter an immature rat race to show off how well off/capable we are, essentially let our egos rule us and trample upon our sense of humanity.

If you wish to leave all that behind, all the best.

For I do not have the wherewithal, nor the strength to take the road that great men and women have taken. I am a mere living thing, not even a humane human being.

Best wishes and let the highest being guide you
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For some reason your journey reminds me of the poem The Road Not Taken by Frost.
You took the road less traveled by and that will make all the difference!

May the road be with you
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Deliícious experience!





Hats off to you brother, you have started out on what many of us only dream and yearn about, but may or may not be able to do depending on how deep life and it's clutches have grown upon us. I truly salute your spirit for doing something that you strongly believe in. By the way, were you in gurgaon as well?? The video above seemed to be shot in Gurgaon on the road to Galleria if I am not wrong.
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