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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hope to continue with better preparations

Sometimes we have to cancel or postpone the expeditions for relevant reasons. One of the pedaling trips I was keenly following is cancelled last week.

It looks like I may continue my trike expedition at right opportunity with sufficient preparations. One of the main requirement for next lap is there should be a support vehicle preferably Maruti Omni for obvious reasons. The support person can drive vehicle, take photographs plus help in organizing food and lodging, attend to networking. All these are beyond the capability of one person to tackle alone, especially partially handicapped one.

I could not hand over my cameras to total stranger in unknown places and ask him to take photographs while my legs are strapped to trike pedals. So there are very few photographs of mine along with trike on the road. There was a chance few strangers act decently & I develop the habit of asking all people passing by without paying much attention to the circumstances.

One reason for Omni is carrying solar panels on the top so that I will be more self sufficient in power. Convincing people to give me power was not difficult but there was no power on numerous occasions due to power cut. Coming from a village in Mangalore district where power cut is absent because of good payments, I never realized supply was so bad in other parts of Karnataka, leave alone Tamilnadu and Maharashtra. Four or six panels of 75 W can easily be transferred from my terrace to Omni rooftop and that will make considerable difference.

On the day I climbed shiradi ghat road, I had asked boys & Dinakar who were in Omni to go ahead and buy tea. I could take few sips of hot tea in shiradi village sitting on the trike thereby saving few precious minutes. During my long trip, either I went without tea or wasted lot of time.

My life’s philosophy is to just get on with useful stuff and avoid getting bogged down in pointless debates as walking a untried lonely path always attracts criticisms. I do this with purpose and passion.


Unknown said...

please continue your trip along with omni,fitted with A C inverter.
and i think it is more useful than solar panels
take one micro oven also, so that you can make your own tea, coffee, small breakfast

Pejathaya said...

ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಗೋವಿಂದ್

ಸಪೋರ್ಟ್ ವೆಹಿಕಲ್ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ ತುಂಬಾ ಸಮರ್ಪಕವಾಗಿದೆ.. ಅದಲ್ಲದೇ, ರಾತ್ರಿ ಹೊತ್ತು ತಮ್ಮ ತ್ರಿಚಕ್ರಿಯನ್ನು ಅದರ ಒಳಗೇ ಇರಿಸಬಹುದಲ್ಲವೆ?

ಸೋಲಾರ್ ಚಾರ್ಜ್ ಬಳಸಿದರೆ ಇನ್ನೊಬ್ಬರ ಹಂಗೇ ಇಲ್ಲ.

ರಾತ್ರಿ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಏರಿಸುವ ಮತ್ತು ಪಟ ಡೌನ್ ಲೋಡ್ ಮಾಡುವ ಕೆಲಸ ಸುಲಭ ಆಗುತ್ತೆ ಅಲ್ಲವೆ?

ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಸಂಗಾತಿಗಳು ಇದ್ದಾಗ ಒಂದು TEAM ಆಗುತ್ತದೆ.

T - together
E - each one
A - achieves
M - more

ಪ್ರಯಾಣದ Tensions ಕಡಿಮೆ ಆಗಿ, ತಮ್ಮ ಸಾಹಸ ಪ್ರಯಾಣ ಸುಖಮಯ ಅಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೂ ಸಹ್ಯ ಆಗುತ್ತೆ.

(ತಮ್ಮ ಸಾಹಸ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯ ಬಜೆಟ್ ಮಾತ್ರ ಮೇಲೆ ಹೋಗುತ್ತೆ! ತಮ್ಮನ್ನು sponsor ಮಾಡುವ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ಸಿಕ್ಕರೆ ತಮಗೆ ಅನುಕೂಲ ಆದೀತು! - ಅಲ್ಲವೆ? ಸ್ಪಾನ್ಸರ್ ಮಾಡುವರನ್ನು ಹುಡುಕಲು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಸಮಯ ಮತ್ತು ಹುಡುಕಾಟ ಬೇಕಾದೀತು! ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಪಬ್ಲಿಸಿಟಿಯ ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿಯನ್ನೂ ಅವರು ಹೊರಬೇಕು! )

ಸರ್ ಥಾಮಸ್ ಲಿಪ್ಟನ್ ಪ್ರಕಾರ : ಒಂದು ಕೋಳಿ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಯಿಟ್ಟಾಗ ಕೂಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಅದಕ್ಕೂ ಪಬ್ಲಿಸಿಟಿ ಬೇಕು. ಅದೇರೀತಿ, ಪ್ರತೀ ಸಾಹಸಕ್ಕೂ ಪಬ್ಲಿಸಿಟಿ ಬೇಕು.

ಎಲೆಮರೆಯ ಕಾಯಿಯಂತೆ ಕೆಲವರು ದೇಹದಂಡನೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ರೆಕಾರ್ಡ್ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅದರಿಂದ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ತೃಪ್ತಿ ಸಿಕ್ಕೀತು. ಇತರ ಜನ ಅವರ ಸಾಹಸವನ್ನು ಬಹು ಬೇಗ ಮರೆಯುತ್ತಾರೆ.

ತಾವು ಇಂತಹಾ ಅಪೂರ್ವ ಸಾಹಸ ಮಾಡಿದ ಮೇಲೆ ತಮಗೆ ಹೆಸರು ಮತ್ತು ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ಲಾಭ ಸಿಗಲೇ ಬೇಕು.
ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ಲಾಭ ಇಲ್ಲದೇ ಇದ್ದರೂ, ತಮ್ಮ ನಿವ್ವಳ ಖರ್ಚು ಹುಟ್ಟಿಬರಲೇ ಬೇಕು. ತಾವು ಇಂಧನ ಉಳಿಸುವ ಇಕೋಫ್ರೆಂಡ್ಲೀ ಯಾತ್ರೆಮಾಡಿದ ಸಂಗತಿ ಜಗಕ್ಕೆ ಜಾಹೀರಾಗಬೇಕು. ಅದರ ಮಹತ್ವವನ್ನು ಜನ ಅರಿಯಲೇ ಬೇಕು.

ಆಗ ಕೆಲವು ಜನರಾದರೂ ತಮ್ಮ ಮಾದರಿಯನ್ನು ಅನುಸರಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ.
ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ತಾವು ಈ ಒಂಟಿ ಮೆರಥಾನ್ ಓಡಿ ಏನು ಪ್ರಯೋಜನ?


Unknown said...

Dear Govind Bhat,

It is a well thought idea to take along with you support vehicle. Since you have a mission, Rotary or Lions club can sponsor your trip.

My all good wishes are with you for your next trip and I am sure someone would come forward to sponsor your trip.


RG Bhat

Mohith said...

Mr Govind, All the best for your 'second innings'. Please inform us one week in advance before starting your journey