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Sheetal Bidaye

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Sheetal has been riding for the last 20 years all over the Western Ghats, over strenuous terrains & High Mountain passes of Ladakh, Kashmir & Himachal, West Bengal and Sikkim. Having spent more than a decade riding in the Himalayas, she was able to gain a lot of experience and knowledge about the natural forces, weather and routes, her successful attempt to ride up the Marsimek La, (highest mountain pass in the world) got recognition in The Limca Book of Records. Apart from riding up there in 2010, she has been riding to the gorges of Batalik, to the distant Turtuk (next to POK), Sasoma village (on the road to Siachen), to the mysterious fort of Hanle (farthest village near the Indo-China border) and has also done the scenic Lake circuit of Eastern Ladakh and has lead a group of 11 women riders up the world’s highest motorable road, the Khardung La, a feat which too, was recorded in the Limca Book of Records.

At http://www.mybikemyworld.com/, she enjoys her job as a CRO (Chief Ride Officer)  where she gets to ride bikes to some of the most wonderful places and write about the bikes and those places in reviews, reports, travel articles and much more. As a Features Writer, The Himalayan Hideouts series at mybikemyworld.com sees herself guiding riders to explore some of the most beautiful destinations unheard and undreamt of.

Monastic Escapades For Riders-1
Dec
01
2015

Monastic Escapades For Riders-1

La Dags: 'The Land of High Passes' is where the name Ladakh has been derived from. As

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Himalayan Hideouts: South Sikkim
Nov
19
2015

Himalayan Hideouts: South Sikkim

In this part of the Himalayan Hideouts series, Sheetal Bidaye takes us scouring the s

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I am a Traveller.And I am Not a Tourist
Sep
15
2015

I am a Traveller.And I am Not a Tourist

Riding across India, I have gathered that being a traveler is far better than being a

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The Rabdanse Ruins
Sep
07
2015

The Rabdanse Ruins

The Rabdanse Ruins is one more place you should visit on your ride to west Sikkim. As

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Himalayan Hideouts:West Sikkim
Sep
04
2015

Himalayan Hideouts:West Sikkim

After spending a few wonderful days in the North, we ride along with Sheetal Bidaye,

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What Women Want
Aug
18
2015

What Women Want

Not only in India but across the world, the number of female motorcycle riders is inc

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Himalayan Hideouts: Gangtok, Sikkim
Jul
26
2015

Himalayan Hideouts: Gangtok, Sikkim

The natural beauty of the eastern Himalayas is enough to lure one and all and it gets

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Himalayan Hideouts: Rishyap,Darjeeling
Jun
25
2015

Himalayan Hideouts: Rishyap,Darjeeling

The northern mountains of India withhold scenic beauty along with a sense of adventur

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Himalayan Hideouts:Loleygaon, Darjeeling
Jun
22
2015

Himalayan Hideouts:Loleygaon, Darjeeling

Neora valley located in the lower Himalayan ranges of eastern India can rightfully be

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Himalayan Hideouts: Kalimpong, Darjeeling
May
26
2015

Himalayan Hideouts: Kalimpong, Darjeeling

Lower regions of the eastern Himalayas are a pleasure to ride through. Extremely scen

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Himalayan Hideouts : Jorpokhri, Darjeeling
Apr
16
2015

Himalayan Hideouts : Jorpokhri, Darjeeling

The hills of West Bengal have something special to offer each rider who comes its way

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Himalayan Hideouts: Askot, Uttarakhand
Feb
16
2015

Himalayan Hideouts: Askot, Uttarakhand

As we continue our search for best of the offbeat places in Uttarakhand, Sheetal Bida

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Himalayan Hideouts - Mukteshwar,Champawat
Dec
17
2014

Himalayan Hideouts - Mukteshwar,Champawat

Snuggled in the foot-hills of the majestic Himalayas, Kumaon is one of the most beaut

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Himalayan Hideouts - Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand
Dec
09
2014

Himalayan Hideouts - Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand

The Shiwalik Mountains withhold scenic beauty along with a sense of adventure incompa

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Tips to Choose the Best Riding Gear
Oct
17
2014

Tips to Choose the Best Riding Gear

Riding long and fast is every other rider's need today and why not? Considering the s

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Chain Tightening at Your Fingertips
Sep
14
2014

Chain Tightening at Your Fingertips

During most bike discussions, the common subject is average fuel consumption and ways

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A Ride into the Snow Mountains
Jul
04
2014

A Ride into the Snow Mountains

As you ride towards Gulmarg, one of the best places to visit in the Kashmir valley, t

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Himalayan Hideouts-The Mystic Lake City
Jun
24
2014

Himalayan Hideouts-The Mystic Lake City

The Kashmir valley is one true paradise on earth. The only vast valley in between the

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Gagangir - Hamlet in the Clouds
Jun
12
2014

Gagangir - Hamlet in the Clouds

To lose oneself to the beauty of the Kashmir valley is not uncommon and many riders h

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Treasures of the Kashmir Valley
Jun
04
2014

Treasures of the Kashmir Valley

Further west, towards the Kashmir valley, there are a few off-beat places yet to be e

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Himalayan Hideouts - Drass and Kargil, Kashmir
May
27
2014

Himalayan Hideouts - Drass and Kargil, Kashmir

Kashmir once referred to as ‘Paradise on Earth’, by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir,

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Pashkyum
May
23
2014

Pashkyum

A place unheard of, a place undreamt of!

Pashkyum is the small hamlet

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Journeys are made while travels happen!
Apr
30
2014

Journeys are made while travels happen!

This is one of those rides which saw the best and worst of the rider and the ride. On

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Dah-Hanu:The Aryan Hamlets
Apr
07
2014

Dah-Hanu:The Aryan Hamlets

Even though Mulbekh is a mere 45km from the town of Kargil, where you will find all t

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Himalayan Hideouts: Mulbekh, Jammu and Kashmir
Mar
13
2014

Himalayan Hideouts: Mulbekh, Jammu and Kashmir

As we ride our bikes across the western Himalayan states we find changes in customs a

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Bikernis Ride to Remember
Feb
25
2014

Bikernis Ride to Remember

With the International Women’s Day coming up soon i.e. 8th of March 2014, I thought

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Himalayan Hideouts:Monastic Escapades for Riders
Feb
14
2014

Himalayan Hideouts:Monastic Escapades for Riders

La Dags: ‘The Land of High Passes’ is where the name Ladakh has been derived from

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Himalayan Hideouts: Serene Spangmik, Ladakh
Jan
23
2014

Himalayan Hideouts: Serene Spangmik, Ladakh

In the barren beauty of Ladakh, 150kms from Leh lies the ever beautiful Pangong Tso.

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Riding the Xtreme
Jan
13
2014

Riding the Xtreme

Riding the Xtreme was quite an experience! The bike is far more different than I had

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Himalayan Hideouts:Hunder to Panamik, Ladakh
Dec
16
2013

Himalayan Hideouts:Hunder to Panamik, Ladakh

Riding in Ladakh has its own charm. No matter how harsh the weather, how challenging

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Himalayan Hideouts: Deskit to Turtuk, Ladakh
Dec
12
2013

Himalayan Hideouts: Deskit to Turtuk, Ladakh

Interesting names, eh? Not surprisingly, this region is interesting too! Nubra Valley

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Helmet Guide
Nov
18
2013

Helmet Guide

10 Tips to Choose a Motorcycle Helmet
As we all know, the helmet is the most imp

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Jispa to Rumste
Oct
28
2013

Jispa to Rumste

Jispa 20km ahead of Keylong is Jispa, an extremely scenic village on the Manali-Leh

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Himalayan Hideouts: Koksar to Tandi, Himachal
Sep
23
2013

Himalayan Hideouts: Koksar to Tandi, Himachal

Sheetal Bidaye maps out some more places in the Himalayas that make for great

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Camelbak-Classic
Sep
19
2013

Camelbak-Classic

Riding over long distances may leave the rider exhausted and dehydrated. The best sol

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Sep
17
2013

Himalayan Hideouts: Kibber to Kasol, Himachal

The magical hidden places in the grand Himalayas reveal themselves only to those who

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Aug
27
2013

What made me buy the Hero Impulse

Many of my rider friends have been wondering what made me buy the Hero Impulse, a 150

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Himalayan Hideouts: Chail to Rackcham
Aug
06
2013

Himalayan Hideouts: Chail to Rackcham

Nothing can be a greater experience than traversing the mighty Himalayas on your bike

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Ride, but Avoid!
Aug
06
2013

Ride, but Avoid!

Even in the midst of festivities, we need to be aware of what we eat, says Sheetal Bi

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