“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”- Oprah Winfrey
19-year-old, Mohit Kapoor has become an inspiration for many in the field of active sporting and those who want to be a Chef. Mohit has a dream of becoming a Chef and has taken an interesting way to explore the rich culinary delights of Southeast Asia by riding on his bicycle. When he was asked, why did he choose bicycle over other modes of transportation like motorbike or even the car, he replied, "With Motorbikes or cars, usual stopping distance is more than 100kms but with bicycle, I stop after every 20kms and that gives me an opportunity to explore more delicacies and talk to number of people".
Mohit currently is riding from Jaipur to Malaysia covering: India-Nepal-Bhutan-Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam-Cambodia-Malaysia and this is not for the 1st time for Mohit, he travelled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari (4000kms) in 2014 when he was just 16years old.
Jaipur to Malaysia (2016) Kashmir to Kanyakumari (2014)
At an age when boys are thinking of their hair styles and what to wear and what not to wear while going to college, Mohit is following his dream very passionately of becoming a chef. In this age of technologies and motor vehicles, Mohit is pedaling his way out carrying his stove along with him as he doesn’t want to miss even a single opportunity to learn the food culture and cook popular dishes of different places in India.
On his stopover in Delhi, Mohit invited all his cycling mates from Delhi to munch with him at India Gate on July 10 and support him for his endeavour to travel across South East Asia. Not to his much surprise, his mates from Delhi gathered in large numbers at India Gate to meet Mohit and wish him all the best.
Umesh Ghai, an ardent cyclists and also the admin of Elite Delhi Cyclists praised Mohit for following his dreams and said that we are not here to motivate Mohit, in fact, we all are getting motivated to see Mohit that how one should follow his dream irrespective of his or her age. What Mohit is doing at his age, we never thought of doing this when we were that young.
Mohit with his love for food and cycling has proved that following your dreams can take you to places. Talking about his Munching on Saddle journey so far, Mohit points out,“I have been to a lot of places and I have received so much of love and respect from the people that I don’t even miss my family.
But at the same time, I also need to be grateful to my family which always allowed me to do whatever I wanted to and even supported me when I took one year gap after my XIIth to fulfill my dream of becoming a chef”.
Cycling and variety of food are what has inspired Mohit and he will never regret his decision after making so many new friends on his journey to realise his dream.