Since my ride from Goa with Road Kings team, I wanted try a ride with Royal Enfield, to know how it feels like. So I registered for One Ride, which is a ride hosted by RE dealers globally on the first Sunday of April.
Cochin RE brand showroom hosted the ride to Vagamon. Even though I visited Vagamon recently I decided to go for the ride. The registration is done online by Thursday and I paid the fee (Rs 500) at showroom on Saturday. They offered a One Ride T-shirt, stickers and lunch.
I reached the showroom at 6:30 AM on Sunday with my Bullet, gears and a full tank of fuel. Sadly the ride delayed around 1 and a half hours since we had to wait for some riders, which I obviously hate like all others. Around 60 Bullets gathered there and we started at 8. Reached Vagamon around 12:30 PM and we drove into the pine forest through the entrance via Mottakkunnu. Parked the Bullets under the pine trees and had some rest there. Spent an hour there and went to have lunch which they arranged at Holidays Vagamon Resort. Started the return ride at around 2:30 PM and reached home around 6:30 PM.
I enjoyed the ride as a usual ride. But when considering it as a team ride, and that is hosted by RE, I didn’t like it. There are too many issues to point out. The main issue is the ride wasn’t well planned and I could feel the missing of an experienced senior lead. I don’t want to list out all the issues here. But personally, I don’t want to go for another ride like this in future. I think Bullet clubs plans better rides. So next, I want to try one of those. Until then My plan, My ride, My life!! 🙂