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    Default Motorcycles & Bumper Cars. Jay Cutler Travels to Punjab Province - Mikes blog from India


    Written Blog from Today:

    "There were 5 people on that motorcycle", I said. Jay responded, "I saw man, crazy shit."

    We're in the State of Punjab now in the city of Ludhiana.


    The day started off early with waking, packing, eating and waiting. But our flight had a definitive departure of 9 am so we had to be there by 7 or so. By the time we checked out and got to the airport, it was about 8am. Still time to check in and stuff. But have you ever been to a foreign airport with a lot of people? It's coordinated mayhem. As soon as we pulled up to the curb, several luggage caddies were running up to collect our luggage. There were military and police everywhere with signs warning us all to be aware of our surroundings and to watch for unattended baggage. All the while here we are trying to get out of the car and to keep from getting run over by other cars or people late to their flight.


    As we're standing and waiting Jay asked if I thought he would be recognized. I said I don't know because I don't see these guys looking to fly out into bodybuilding. Right then someone taps Jay on his shoulder, "Sorry but are you Jay Cutler?" It was some random guy from Australia who was a huge bodybuilding fan that just happened to be flying though.


    As soon as Jay took a picture with him others started asking to take pictures until the military shooed them away because 200ft away from us was a bomb scare with police and a bomb removal squad. "No pictures!" I am told so sorry, no pictures.


    Meanwhile Sheru found an airport manager. Next thing we know we are getting Rock Star treatment being ushered off to the side of the kiosks to be checked in and then ushered through security. Because we're running late now the authorities held our plane and brought up a private car to take us from the terminal, across the tarmac and to the plane. Now that was cool!


    Sheru got us first Class Tix on Go Airlines so for the next 2.5 hours we had lots of room and lots of attention. Jay slept a bit, Sheru and I reviewed pictures and video. We all had protein shakes because it's been a while since we've eaten and Jay is back on the wagon to ensure he looks good for his upcoming appearances.


    The plane lands - phones start ringing and I am looking out the window at the huge military complex. There were dug in positions, machine gun bunkers, at least 5 C-130s, soviet style combat helicopters and an array of other jet and prop planes. Reminded me of when we've flown int Syria on vacation or when I did contract work in Honduras long ago.


    Once in the terminal we were met by the Punjabi contingent (Sheru's family, friends and partners.) All these guys are jacked with a few of them being real tall and wearing turbans - Sieks. I have to tell you that since our arrival in India, the hospitality has just been awesomely over the top. Arriving in the State of Punjab the hospitality exceeded even that of Bombay. Sheru's friends and cohorts stripped us of our bags and escorted us to a brand new BMW SUV. Right before I got in I started taking pictures of these police jeeps with local police to which I am told by Sheru, "Hey Bro, that's our Police escort to Ludhiana." Sure as shit, we setup our convoy with a lead jeep, us, a chase car and then our escorts with luggage and then another police jeep behind that.


    "Bro, you hungry?" I'm starving Jay says but he wants to eat clean - back on the diet. So our convoy pulled into what had to be the nicest JW Marriot I have ever been in. While eating at the Marriot Buffet, Jay ordered ala cart. Beef sirloin and white rice - no salt on the steak, please. A film crew eventually showed up. The reporter covers most sports here in the area and of course he wanted to meet the famous Mr Jay Cutler. He admitted that bodybuilding as a sport isn't that popular but many follow what happens in the US and Europe. So to have Mr Jay Cutler here in India let alone Punjab, it is great to see becuase Jay will be the boost India needs to get it's bodybuilding to expand to a point wehere perhaps Indian Bodybuilders will be competing throughout the world as well.

    Once we left the hotel and got on the main road to Ludhiana, the game of chicken began. Many of the athletes or cohorts that came to India referred to driving or walking in Mumbai as a game of Frogger. One or many or all would kind of leap from safe spot to safe spot until they made it across the street or to their destination. While on my own walking tour I was nudged by bumpers or side view mirrors. For the most part you don't see accidents or dented cars but I have a feeling bodies get trotted off ASAP more to prevent the impediment of traffic. But here in Punjab it is a vast and huge open space - farm lands with a two lane road and a bit of a shoulder on each side that acts like the artery between towns. If the guy ahead of you is slow, honk until you cant honk no more. Therefore you swerve into oncoming traffic to pass hoping the car coming at you will move over onto the shoulder.


    Our police escort has an advantage of having a larger horn and a blinking light but they are like a sharks fin parting water and where does the water go but flows around it and into us. Seeing as how I was in the front, I decided to break out my laptop and write and look out the side window at the countryside, people or the water buffalo. Why bother looking death in the face when one has no control? Our lives were in the hand of this jacked dude with those mirrored CHiPs sunglasses.

    Then I heard Jay yell out, "Did you see that?" The police jeep driver got annoyed with a motorcycle and swerved to bump him but the motorbike driver saw it coming so he swerved then the jeep passenger opened the jeep door and hit the motorbike with it.
    "What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?" ~ Lin Yutang.

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    Thanks again for all your hard work Mike and I really hope that all of the forum members are following your reports , so that they can see just what Jay has and is doing for the sport of bodybuilding .....on and off the stage !!
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    Good update!

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    Unreal Mikey. What a trip! Thanks for all the details, it's great. I have a feeling that you and Jay will leave this trip being great friends, spending a lot of time with him has that effect on people.
    Thanks again man.
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    Good shit!

    Is it really that dangerous over there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmikecox View Post
    Good shit!

    Is it really that dangerous over there?
    Actualy it's a fucking blast, man. Can't wait to come back again.
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    Some pics from today

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    My lens got foggy going from AC to the Heat and Humidity

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    Awesome Mike. Thanks for the updates!

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    lol the part about the police trying to hit a motorcycle guy was funny........welcome to india jay and the MD guy...... thats how indians are. Very casual and careless esp. on the road, i know iv lived in delhi for 5yrs thats all you see untill you even get used to it.they are off the hook..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by derf View Post
    lol the part about the police trying to hit a motorcycle guy was funny........welcome to india jay and the MD guy...... thats how indians are. Very casual and careless esp. on the road, i know iv lived in delhi for 5yrs thats all you see untill you even get used to it.they are off the hook..!
    No man, I love it here. Crazy stuff. But the food and good looking ladies makes up for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Actualy it's a fucking blast, man. Can't wait to come back again.
    awesome update....ludhiana is an hour and a half drive from my house....and one correction sir.....its "SIKHS"....not "Seiks"...!!!

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    yes it is that crazy, been to that region just 2 weeks ago, and people in india are crazy! the traffic is insane, it smells bad and the people there...well I don`t even want to imagine to be Jay Cutler down there ..even if you`re just a regular white guy, people come to you and they want to take pictures with u because they`ve never seen a white guy in their live! Imagine to be a mister olympia down there! people down there are very rude (for europeans and americans), i guess for them it`s just normal...standing in line to get a picture? what ?

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    "Jay bangs a couple of indian broads all while riding a bangin motorcycle"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lehra11 View Post
    awesome update....ludhiana is an hour and a half drive from my house....and one correction sir.....its "SIKHS"....not "Seiks"...!!!
    Thanks!
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    great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Thanks!
    ure most welcome sir...do u have any info of forthcoming venue schedules of mr.cutler's tour in India??

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