“Rare Breed” speakers Sanjay Dani and Bhavishkar. An idea that took seed in the mind of Police Sub Inspector Bhaskar Dhangle, resulted in an adventurous journey of a lifetime for himself, Police Sub Inspector Sanjay Dani and 6 other members of the Bombay Police Force. They took up a challenge to ride four Royal Enfield motorbikes from Mumbai, India to London, UK through Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Croatia & Slovenia (former Yugoslavia), Italy and France. They were on the road for two months, navigating some of the most exciting and treacherous roads in the world. One would imagine that the lack of satellite navigation or mobile phones would be the biggest challenge they had to face while planning their journey but the bigger challenge probably was to explain to their middle class Maharastrian families that this was a good idea! But “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come,”. Everything aligned with the intention of these gentlemen to make this journey possible. The planning itself took all of six months to complete, using maps and mostly their imagination. At a time when travel gear was not readily available in India, they built indigenous carriers to fit on their motorbikes. They set off knowing that they had the resourcefulness required to make it through this adventure.
Sanjay Dani presented their story at MTM15