They ride in packs, wear mostly black, and you don't want to mess with them on their annual Independence Day ride. This last detail was discovered by a hapless group of snot-nosed punks who decided, to their ultimate embarrassment, to hassle the Wanderers on their August 15th ride to the Charminar
. They lived to tell the tale, but not with a whole lot of glee.
The Wanderers are the twin-cities' chapter of the national Bullet Club, and their numbers have grown steadily from the six they started out with. The point is simple: to join in holy alliance all the local acolytes of the Royal Enfield Bullet. And their modus operandi before word-of-mouth caught up was to tail prospective members and explain fundas at traffic lights. Now more than a hundred members strong, the Wanderers are popular as a special interest group as well as as a social forum.
To join all you have to do is own a Bullet - or possess the all-consuming urge to eyeball one endlessly - and show up on a Sunday afternoon at the third parking lot on your left on the KBR Park
road. This is where they - software execs, copywriters, entrepreneurs, collegians et al - gather to admire each other's machines and conduct extensive R&D on where to acquire spare-parts and how to pump up power. Or they discuss work, rag each other, and pontificate on the mysteries of life. And, of course, when the conditions are right they take off on one of their rambling journeys to anywhere from Durgam Cheruvu
, stopping only for chai
at roadside cafes.
The Wanderers have also rode their wheels to Goa, for the annual national convention of the Bulleteers, and plans are always on to take a longer trip further north, to the mountains. They're a very friendly, gregarious lot, and if you share their mania for the Bullet, expect to be heartily indulged.
You can contact club-member David at 98484-09835.