This episode titled “Rajkumar’s Motorcycle Diaries II” of the show Travel Conversations (TC) on The Rustik Travel Podcast is the second part of the two-part series (Listen to Part I at Rajkumar’s Motorcycle Diaries I). Rajkumar talks about his accident, his philosophy of riding, traveling and living and his exciting motorcycle trips across the world, the stories and experiences.
Rajkumar Koodali Tazathveetil is from Kozhikode in North Kerala where he was born and raised. After graduating as an Electronics and Telecommunication engineer he joined the IAF – Indian Air Force. After serving for 8 and a half years with the IAF he retired voluntarily in 1997 as a Squadron Leader. Since then he has been working as a Telecommunications systems expert engineer in the Oil and Gas sector with various companies in the middle east in countries such as Syria, Qatar and Abu Dhabi, where he is presently lives now along with his family comprising of his wife and two daughters. He will be retiring in 2023. He is eagerly looking forward so that he could travel more around the world on his motorcycle.
Podcast Summary: Rajkumar’s Motorcycle Diaries II
00:00:00 – 00:05:40: Introduction and Recap from Rajkumar’s Motorcycle Diaries I.
00:05:40 – 00:21:21: The accident. The philosophy.
00:21:21- 00:42:33: The motorcycle rides and tours:
The software – the genesis, dynamics, logistics and experience.
The Hardware – the gear, equipment and the bikes.
00:42:34- 00:49:45: Motorcycling, a lifestyle. Family. Safety. Responsible riding.
00:49:45- 00:56:07: Rajkumar’s bikes and tips.
00:56:08- 01:00:00: Adventure motorcycling:
The concept. Central Asia. Ewan McGregor – Charley Boorman rides.
01:00:00- 01:12:10: Motorcycle riding trips across the world.
Ride for Tolerance: New Zealand. Europe: Croatia-Hungary-Bosnia.
US West Coast.
01:12:10- 01:15:15: Responsible riding.
01:15:15- 01:19:50: Concluding remarks. Simple riding and traveling. Simplifying life.