World Ride Ends and One World One Ride Finally Reaches India After Conquering 30+ Countries And 5 Continents:
Riding a motorcycle and encircling the earth on a motorcycle in about just 9 months? It is the dream of every bike rider to do a World Ride, but only a few lucky ones can accomplish it. No, it’s not a fantasy, but two guys from India really did it. It is a real-life story of Debasshish Ghosh, aka Debu Bhai, and Dharmesh Jain, aka DJ Bhai, from India. The One World One Ride team achieved this unique feat recently.
World Ride: ‘The Journey’ begins
Recently, Debasshish Ghosh and Dharmesh Jain completed the world ride and returned to India in just 9 months. The two guys Debasshish Ghosh and his close friend Dharmesh Jain aka DJ had, started their world ride last year on Jun 11, 2017. They returned to India on Mar 14, 2018, finishing the world ride in just about 9 months.
Both the riders are close friends, and both of them chose the BMW 1200 GS for the world ride. Debasshish Ghosh from Mumbai and Dharmendra Jain from Indore are in their late 40s. Thus, it proves that age is just a number on the paper without any value. Debasshish’s first international ride was to Nepal & Bhutan. Incidentally, Debasshish Ghosh also became the first Indian YouTuber & Motovlogger to meet the sitting Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, when he met the PM before the world ride began.
World Ride: Strengths
Moreover, Debasshish has a passion for bikes and riding with his friends. He has successfully completed some of the most challenging rides, such as the ‘Ladakh Ride,’ which goes to the world’s highest motorable road. Debasshish also rode from Mumbai (India) to Singapore with DJ Bhai. He uploads travel vlogs on the Youtube channel called ‘One World One Ride.’ Debasshish’s friend Dharmesh Jain is from Indore and started riding the bike in 2013. He also did the Ladakh and Singapore rides.
With such a vast long-distance riding experience under their belt, Debasshish & DJ completed the world ride on Mar 14, 2018. After riding over 50,000 miles, they achieved this feat, crossing 32 countries and 5 continents in just 9 months. Debasshish also has a penchant for bikes. Bikes such as the Harley Davidson Fat Boy and BMW 1200 GS are some of the bikes in his garage. He rode to Singapore on Fat Boy in 2013 along with DJ.
World Ride: Preparation
Furthermore, the preparation for the world ride started days before the actual ride began. So, Debu Bhai bought three BMW panniers for storage. He carried along with stuff such as a toolkit, sleeping bag, engine oil, and brake pads in one pannier. Another pannier carried his camera, a Mavic-pro drone, a Session camera, a Go-Pro Hero 5 vlogging camera, a Canon G5-X photo camera, etc. Finally, he put the lighter stuff in the top pannier, such as the clothes, rain gear, water bottle, and food items.
He carried all these devices to capture the opportunity which comes to people once in a lifetime. Debu also took a portable jump starter to charge any device and jump-start the bike. He also carried a tarpaulin sheet-cum-bike cover to protect from Sun/Rain in case the motorcycle breaks down on the road. (Most of these items are available at Decathlon)
Courtesy: Mumbaikar Nikhil/Youtube
Customization of the bike:
Watch DJ Bhai’s Bike’s customization here:
Video Courtesy: Rajiv Nema/Youtube
World Ride: Opportunities (Dream Route)
The riders took the following route for the world ride. At first, Debasshish started from Mumbai to Indore. There, DJ Bhai joined him for the rest of the tour. They divided the tour into three legs of the journey.
Leg – 1
- Mumbai – Indore, India
- Siliguri, India
- Manipur, India
- Kale, Myanmar
- Mandalay, Pyinmana (Myanmar)
- Tak, Thailand
- Luang Nam Tha, LAOS
- Jinghong, CHINA
- Chengdu, Xian, China
- THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
- Ulaan Baatar, MONGOLIA
- Baykalsk RUSSIA
- Mosco, RUSSIA
- St. Petersburg, Russia
- Warsaw, Poland
- Berlin, Germany
- Appenzell, Switzerland (Killer’s Hometown)
- Barcelona, Spain
Leg – 2 (Shipped their bikes from Spain to NY, USA)
- New York, USA
- Pennsylvania, USA
- California, USA
- Las Vegas, USA
- San Diego, USA
- Costa Rica
Leg – 3 (Shipped their bikes from Argentina to Australia)
World Ride: Threats & Challenges
No long journey completes without hardships & hiccups. Riding a motorcycle around the world is not as easy as it looks. Incidentally, these riders survived some of the most challenging terrains and extreme weather around the world. Sometimes, they also faced daunting problems. E.g., in Estonia, they were denied entry even though having a valid ‘CARNET’ (An international permit to take bikes by road).
It was because DJ Bhai was not carrying the original registration papers of his bike. So, he had to fly back to India to get them. Then later, DJ had an accident, and he fell off the bike. However, they held on together and faced the eventualities with great faith and patience. It is only because they believed in themselves; NO MATTER WHAT. These guys remind us of the pair of best friends’ Jai & Viru’ from the Bollywood super hit ‘Sholay.’
World Ride: And, The Happy Ending…!
Leaving behind the bad memories, both the riders continued the journey. And, they also gained outstanding experiences as they met many friendly people in different countries. One of them was another senior and pro rider, ‘The Killer’ from Switzerland. ‘Killer’ gave them valuable riding tips, which were very helpful for them along their journey. They also met people from China, Pakistan, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, the USA, and many more. We bet Debu Bhai and DJ Bhai will never forget ‘Jackie Chan’ and ‘Mamu’ from China for their great company and humility.
However, most people in the world welcomed the riders with open arms and helped them in every way. Thus, it only indicates that people generally have a lovely heart across boundaries. But unfortunately, the border barrier stops us from having a fruitful dialog with one another.
Lessons learned from the world ride: Priceless
The amount of experience both of them gained from the world ride is absolutely priceless. In conclusion, these guys are role models and an inspiration for young riders and bike enthusiasts alike. So, there are lots of things to learn from them. Their journey is a story to relive for sure. And more importantly, how these guys conducted themselves in some hostile situations; is quite remarkable.
Note: All images & videos (Courtesy: OWOR, Instagram, and YouTube)
We at CarBikeTech, congratulate and thank One World One Ride for bringing us such entertaining infotainment thru’ their world ride tour videos. We dedicate this article to both the riders for living their dream because we believe that there is no more significant achievement in Life than living your dream.
Incidentally, there is no single video from which you will not learn something new. So, we are sharing the link to all the videos of the world ride. It’s worth watching each episode at least once.
Watch World Ride in action here on:
Their journey reminds us of a famous quote: “Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest or the fastest man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks ‘HE CAN’..!”
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