Monday, December 18, 2017

7 Days to Christmas - Instagram Giveaway

So lets get to the chase its seven days to Christmas and we have 7 Bolt Red Streak Units up for grabs. Every day we will randomly choose one person and give it out to them. All you have to do is go to this link fill up the form and wait till the next morning. We shall let you know if you are the proud owner of a new Bolt Unit.

To Enter The Contest
1. Follow the accounts of @helmetstories @theboltclubriders
2. Sign up here once a day (dont forget there will be a winner every day for 7 days so yea you can sign up every day for seven days.)
3. Sit back and wait for the morning and the winners will be announced on the @theboltclubriders Instagram page. 

1. Each person can sign up once a day.
2. We will choose the winner randomly 
3. Buying us many rounds of beers will not sway the verdict but you never know until you try.
4. You can be from anywhere in the world to be a part of the contest. But for shipping it outside Indian borders you have to pay your own damn shipping. 

Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

And the winners are....

After mulling over many many submissions for the Helmet Stories Instagram Contest our judge the honourable Harsh Man Rai has made his decisions.

man.vs.tarmac and the_himalayan congratulations you guys just got a new jacket each. (they didn't buy us any beers fyi)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Delhi Bikers Fest 2017

So for three years I have been trying to get my butt down to Delhi for this festival and for three years I have failed miserably. When I asked Josh last month about the dates he said "Whats the use you wont be able to make it anyway" I guess I deserved that because he was bang on I am going to miss it again.

What is the Delhi Bikers Fest you ask?

Delhi Bikers Fest – “Motorcycling at its Best!” is that incredible winter day when motorcycle
enthusiasts, clubs of Delhi NCR and neighboring cities, outdoor lovers and their families,
gather together for an engaging, adrenaline packed Sunday!

In its 4th edition, this family friendly (non-alcohol) festival will celebrate the culture of getting
out on road trips and pursuing unity in diversity. Whether you ride a scooter or a superbike
this fest is for you and your family!

DBF is a community centric festival initiated organically by various clubs and bikers and not
an event company’s idea. It provides a unique platform for Delhi’s budding custom bike
builders, vintage collectors and artists to showcase their genius.

Interactive games, competitions, seminars, documentary films, art and photo exhibitions, food
and merchandise stalls, live bands and much more ensures that it is a super memorable day
for young and old.

So what are you waiting for if you are in Delhi on the 17th of December go hang out.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Flashback: Rider Mania 2005 hosted by the Inddiethumpers in Panvel

Let me take you back in time. To a simpler time. To a time where the internet was just moving on from dial up, to a time where social media didn't exist(or maybe Orkut did), to a time where the Y2K bug was all we cared about, to a time when you had to decompress your Enfield before you actually kicked it to start, to a time where you had to scoured Yahoo groups to find out what was happening in the motorcycle world in India, to a time where the Royal Enfield 500cc was the be all and end all of big motorcycle available on the market.

I had been a part of the Inddiethumper and the Royal Beasts Yahoo Group for a while. I had never met anyone from these groups they were all just names on an email digest but every day religiously I would check into the groups see what they were talking about. One day I noticed some chatter on the groups about a gathering, a party, a place for many of us to come out to meet and have a great time and finally hang out in person. They called it Rider Mania.

The Inddiethumpers were hosting the party and just outside Mumbai. That was perfect because I travelled to Mumbai a lot as Amrita had already moved out there a few years before. So I got back on the group and booked my self a spot for this "Rider Mania" but since I had just sold my motorcycle and didn't have the time to ride down from Chandigarh (I had a proper day job) I decided I would get to Mumbai rent a bike and ride down with the Thumpers. Eventually the Thumpers sorted a bike out for me and I rode with a group of them to the venue.

What a sight it was riding in. That parking lot full of Enfields, and not stock ones there were loads of customs builds and chops. But to top it all of the people running the show were just brilliant. I am not going to carry on about the show because all of a sudden I can remember almost every tiny detail from those two days.

Today Rider Mania is huge a far stretch from 2005 when we were only about 300 of us. Royal Enfield runs one in Goa which is on this weekend and I am missing it. While the clubs host a separate one that travels the country and is hosted by a different club in their own city. 27-28th January 2018 Inddiethumpers are hosting it again outside Mumbai check the website for details.

I am now just going to shut up and let you check out the pictures. Remember this was before digital cameras and I had only two reels of 24 shots each for this weekend.

Monday, November 13, 2017

How to draw Continental GT By Motoholic Works

The peeps at Motoholic Works are always up to some cool stuff. But over the last few days they have done a few one minute tutorials on their Instagram account explaining how to draw a Royal Enfield Continental GT (nope not the twin).  Of course it looks easy as pie but we are sure its far from it.

We would love to see if anyone tried to draw a bike after this brilliant tutorial.

You can email us here if you did.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Helmet Stories Instagram Contest

After many moons went through our kit closet to make some semblance of it. Way in the back we found a carton of stuff that we had forgotten about. Out of they carton appeared two new still packed in their plastic Royal Enfield Safari Touring Jackets (XL). 

So we figured as it’s the season for motorcycle festivals in the country, it would be cool to host a Time To Ride Instagram Contest and give out the jacket as prizes. 

So here goes people the contest is open from today till 30th November 2017

To Enter The Contest
1. Follow the accounts of @helmetstories @harshmanrai and @virnakai
2. Upload a picture from a ride you have done in November onto your own Instagram account. (It can be a weekend ride, a ride to Rider Mania/India Bike Week, it can be a ride to the market to buy fish we don’t care. All it has to be is an awesome picture.) 
3. Hashtag the picture #HelmetStories #HSGiveaway
4. Sit back and wait for the first week of December. 

1. Each person can post maximum of 4 pictures. We don’t want to flood the internet now. 
2. Harsh Man Rai will choose the winners and he is the last word. 
3. Buying us many rounds of beers will not sway the verdict but you never know until you try.
4. You gotta live in India to participate only because its a pain to ship the jackets out of the country.

Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.