Finally and very happily I have decided to take a steel touring bike to India. Specifically I am looking at touring Sri Lanka, Nepal and Kashmir. The first stage would be to arrive at Colombo in Sri Lanka and cycle through to the centre of the Island. This would take in Kandy and the ‘cultural triangle’. My initial thoughts are to find the East coast and then travel North to Jaffna. Northern Sri Lanka has been off limits since the early 80’s owing to the conflict between the Government and Tamil separatists. Only recently have travel restrictions been lifted and a fair number of curious visitors or ‘war tourists’ from other parts of Sri Lanka have visited the area for the first time.