There are two terms which became extremely popular in 2020 – ‘work from home’ and ‘workcation’. While we very well know what the first one means, the second one offered people to work while taking a vacation. You’d be working, but in a wooden cottage somewhere in the mountains!
However, 3 friends from Maharashtra named Bakcen George, Allwyn Joseph and Ratish Bhalerao came up with a new concept – work from road! According to The Indian Express, the three cycled from Mumbai to Kanyakumari without missing office. During their month-long adventure trip, they turned highway dhabas into workstations!
“It was worth it for sure. We enjoy both kinds of vacations and holidays. Family vacations have their charm, but adventure holidays are like a gift to yourself. Cycling doesn’t feel like a chore. It’s liberating and exhilarating,” said George.
The only downside to this entire adventure trip was that their gadgets added weight on their cycles. Besides that, they say that building their own makeshift workstations at dhabas were fun.
“Our only goal was to reach the destination. The idea was to take one day at a time. We would typically start as early as 4 am and try our best to reach a commonly agreed destination by 11 am to start our work,” said Joseph.
On average, the three cycled 80-km on weekdays and took longer rides on weekends. Their schedule didn’t allow them to explore everything they wanted, but they met locals, tried different cuisines, and experienced a different lifestyle which was fulfilling in themselves, reports Times Now.
“The overall experience of riding along beautiful scenic routes was beautiful and enriching. Even though we were cycling, we got a lot of time to spend with each other, to think and reflect on life in general,” Bhalerao said.
They travelled through Pune, Satara, Kolhapur, Belgaum, Hubli, Davanagere, Bengaluru, Salem, Madhuri and Tirunelveli.
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The entire journey cost them Rs 25,000 which was spent mostly on lodging. Their colleagues supported their adventure too. Once they completed the trip, everyone from their office was happy.
Anybody up for a cycling trip and work from road?