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Tank Up at The Farm drew bikers and barbecue fans, who hopped on planes, trains and – in fact – hit the open street, to bond over chorizo and journey

Tank Up at The Farm drew bikers and barbecue fans, who hopped on planes, trains and – in fact – hit the open street, to bond over chorizo and journey

Alluring, smoky scents from the grill wove their means down a path exuberant with bougainvillea to welcome guests to The Farm, in Semmencheri, for Tank Up, a occasion that was a testomony to the bonhomie that bikes and barbecue can encourage. The venue was teeming with guests over the weekend, drawing each locals in addition to individuals from Kochi, Banbasa, Pune, Hyderabad, Dehradun, Kanyakumari, Hamburg, and Abu Dhabi.

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, The Farm, which hosted Motus Operandi and myriad bike occasions through the years, introduced collectively a number of the brightest names of the using group, together with associated artwork, pictures, and all the pieces that screamed journey motorcycling.

Over 100 kilograms of pork ribs, chops, pandi fry and chorizo disappeared into happy bellies over the weekend

Over 100 kilograms of pork ribs, chops, pandi fry and chorizo disappeared into joyful bellies over the weekend
| Picture Credit score: KARTIK GILATAR

“You both have an occasion focussed on bikes, or on meals, you don’t have each. We restricted attendance to below 150 on every day, so we may all catch up over nice meals and our frequent ardour,” defined Vir Nakai, who helms Helmet Tales, an journey journey firm, together with fellow bike fanatic Harsh Man Rai. “Vir brings bikes and journey. We deliver meals,” added Shalini Philip, who runs The Farm together with companion Arul Futnani.

Whereas over 100 kilograms of pork ribs, chops, pandi fry and chorizo disappeared into joyful bellies over the weekend, along with The Farm’s signature pizzas and vivid lime pie, bikes dotting the house have been dialog starters. Pictures circled the restaurant, turning sections right into a pop up gallery: pictures from the 2022 Dakar Rally by Ishaan Bhataiya, snow-capped bike journey by Clifton Shipway and pictures from Helmet Tales by Himanshu Khagta. Prankur Rana, a Dehradun-based freelance idea artist bought his print, and bike-themed oils on canvas by Ganesh Shinde have been parked inside, jostling for house with a number of orders of barbecue, espresso, and bacon ice cream.

Ouseph Chacko conducts off-road basic training sessions at The Farm

Ouseph Chacko conducts off-road primary coaching classes at The Farm
| Picture Credit score: KARTIK GILATAR

The 2-day occasion had particular classes on suggestions to make use of a GoPro digital camera by Joshi Daniel, an award-winning GoPro photographer and picture blogger. Candida Louis, a bike tour information well-known for her solo experience from India by means of Australia, was current too and spoke of her bike reminiscences. “I began using my dad’s CD100 once I was 14, and have been using ever since. The motorcycling group everywhere in the world is so shut. So, regardless of how distant the placement, you at all times really feel protected and may attain out for assist,” she defined.

Ouseph Chacko, director, The College of Dust, an off- street bike faculty, carried out off-road primary coaching classes for small teams of a dozen individuals, on the sprawling farm house throughout the street from the primary restaurant venue.

The working farm on Outdated Mahabalipuram Street, has lengthy been the hang-out of bike fans, as Arul Futnani who runs the farm, is an avid rider as effectively. “Often at bike occasions, there’s no time for dialog and simply hanging out. For us, on earlier events, it was simply the bikes at a unique venue throughout the street, and we couldn’t embody meals. This time round, meals was integral to the occasion,” stated Arul, in between serving to with orders on the wooden -fire oven, and doling out pizza with farm-fresh substances.

Security first

Neils Peter Jensen, equal components rider and designer from Germany and the person behind the security marketing campaign, Helmets for India, spoke to the group in regards to the work carried out by artists throughout the globe, to extend consciousness on rider security. Policewoman turned artist Malou Kalay from the Netherlands introduced in her painted helmet, which was on show on the venue.  “I got here into Chennai only for this occasion, and I’m taking the helmet to Goa. Later this yr, we’re auctioning items like this from artists internationally, to lift consciousness on protected using,” Jensen defined.

Because the solar went down on Tank Up, virtually all of the attendees have been searching for a bikes-and -barbecue encore. If the primary version was something to go by. Whereas The Farm intends to make this an annual occasion, Arul says Vir intends to take this to different venues throughout India. He provides with fun, “And perhaps we’ll go alongside for the experience.”

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