1. My co-rider is not as enthusiastic about riding as I am - any solutions?
Our support vehicles follow the group during the tours. If your partner prefers,
he or she is free to join our tour as a passenger. This option is as enjoyable as
touring by car and allows both the rider and his or her partner to enjoy the tour
and absorb the scenery in comfort. In addition to the great riding on these tours,
there are many things to do and places to enjoy.
2. Can I ride my own motorcycle on the tour?
ABoriginal Tours does not allow “own motorcycles” on the tours.
3. Do I need to rent a bike to tour with ABoriginal Tours?
No. ABoriginal Tours provides motorcycles on the tour, the rent for which is included
in the price of the tour. Infact, if you compare our tour prices with others you’ll
find that the motorcycles are coming virtually free !
4. Are there any restrictions to participate in your tour?
For the Himalayan Tours, please read the “Important Advisory” on the Himalayan Tours
To participate as a rider an individual has to be between the age of 18 and 72 years
at the time of the tour, holding valid motorcycle driving license, in reasonable
health and with at least 3 years of any kind of motorcycle riding experience.
To participate as a co-rider on the pillion an individual has to be between the age
of 14 and 72 years at the time of the tour, in reasonable health and with at least
some motorcycle co-riding experience.
To participate as a passenger in the support vehicle an individual has to be between
the age of 05 and 75 years at the time of the tour and in reasonable health.
5. How fit do I need to be ?
Reasonably fit. In our opinion if you can go about your daily life (like climbing
two flights of stairs) without getting out of breath then you’re “reasonably fit”.
Consult your doctor in case you have any existing medical condition which can hamper
a persons ability to participate in an adventure activity before joining the tour.
Touring in the Himalayas involves being at very high altitudes and Acute Mountain
Sickness (AMS) can occur in few cases. For the Himalayan Tours, please read the “Important
Advisory” on the Himalayan Tours web page.
Touring through Rajasthan presents no such difficulties.
6. Do I need a motorcycle rider’s license to participate in your tour?
Yes, a valid motorcycle driver license and international riding permit are mandatory
for riders to take part in our tours; however, they are not required for the co-rider
on the pillion or passengers travelling in support vehicles.
Also, make sure you obtain the International Driving Permit (IDP) from your country
of citizenship since it is not issued to foreigners in India.
7. What other documents will I need?
A passport containing valid tourist visa to India and a certificate of travel insurance
(covering the riding of 500cc motorcycles).
8. Can I join as a pillion rider?
We only accept Pillion riders along with a rider. It means if you are an individual
looking to join our tour as a co-rider on the pillion you’ll need to have a “rider”
on our tour who agrees to take you as a pillion. Riders who agree to take a pillion
with them should be confident of handling the extra weight (specially on the Himalayan
tours) which is actually easier to do on our guided tours since the luggage is being
hauled by the support vehicle. For those who want to join the tour but not to ride,
it is possible to book a place in a support vehicle as a passenger.
9. Are the seats on the Royal Enfields comfortable enough for riders/pillions?
on customer feedback, we’ve had both opinions. Most have found the seats completely
fine. But there have been some cases where the riders/pillions felt varying degrees
of discomfort on long days. However, there is no doubt in the fact that you will
be better off with some kind of “motorcycle seat pads/cushions” like the “AIRHAWK”.
10. If required, can a pillion travel in a support vehicle during the tour?
Yes, pillions are most welcome to use the support vehicle. However, it is not possible
to accommodate all pillions in the support vehicles at the same time so it is done
on a rotational basis.
11. Can a rider travel in the support vehicle during the tour?
No. The main purpose of support vehicles is to carry the luggage, gear, support staff
and a few accompanying passengers and pillions. Priority shall be given to a participant
with an emergency; e.g. sudden and severe illness, road accident, bike breakdown
12. Can my friends or family members (non-riders) join me on the tour?
If you want your friends/family to accompany you on the tour, they can reserve a
place on the tour as passengers in the support vehicle. However, we urge you to
book them on the tour at the time of your booking otherwise we might not be able
to offer this facility at a later stage when the available seats are already taken.
13. Can a person new to motorcycle riding participate in your tours?
For the Himalayan Tours, please read the “Important Advisory” on the Himalayan Tours
We would prefer if you had at least 3 years of motorcycle riding experience. However,
if you are confident enough of your ability to handle a 180 kg bike on Indian roads
we will not turn you down even if you had less. Having said that, you need to remember
that if you decide at a later stage to opt out of the tour there will be no refund
and we might not even be able to accommodate you as a pillion or passenger at that
14. Do I get time to get accustomed to the motorcycle & riding conditions?
At ABoriginal Tours we have kept aside half a day at the start of the tour for just
that. Our experienced ride leader & support staff will take you on a familiarisation
ride on this day before we depart on the actual tour the next day. A 2-3 hour ride
later you’d have quite familiarized with the controls and other aspects of riding
the motorcycle in Indian conditions.
15. Is riding a motorcycle in India any different?
Yes, there are certain factors which make it quite different from other places specially
the “west”. Firstly, remember that one rides on the left side in India and if you
come from a country where the opposite is true then you’ll need to get acquainted
to it. Secondly, road conditions can be classified anywhere from “ordinary” to “nasty”
specially in the higher Himalayas where it’s a constant tussle between the road builders
and the forces of nature. But that doesn’t deter an adventurer looking for the thrills
of riding. Thirdly, other riders on the road are a nuisance since traffic laws are
lax and most people learn their driving “on the road” with hardly any or no professional
training. You’ll be learning the “Indian” way of handling that too.
16. How much risk is involved?
Needless to say, Motorcycle riding comes with its risks no matter which part of the
world you are riding. In fact, any adventure activity has its elements of “danger”
but that’s what makes it an adventure activity in the first place. Calculating the
“risk” involved is quite difficult as it is very subjective. The higher Himalayas
is one of the most difficult terrains a motorcyclist will ever come across but “an
experience of a lifetime” doesn’t come without its “highs”. Riding in Rajasthan
is relatively easy when compared to the Himalayas. However, tackling big city traffic
in India has its own “kicks“!
17. Are there any possibilities of these tours getting disrupted?
Yes, although we prepare for almost every contingency with utmost care, certain factors
can cause “delays”, disruptions and possibly cancellations as well.
On the Himalayan (Spiti-Ladakh) tours weather is the biggest adversary and unexpected
events (like landslides & road maintenance works) can spoil the best laid plans.
Even though we eat & stay at hotels/camps most of the nights during the tour, leaving
nothing to chance, we carry high altitude camping gear, fuels, rations & provisions
for the entire group to last at least 07 days (just in case).
On the Rajasthan tours, since we cross bigger towns & cities, events like “strikes”,
public protests and political unrest can cause unexpected disruptions to our intended
Wherever possible, we make every effort to “foresee” & “by-pass” any disruptions
but that requires “divine” help among other things hence a flexible attitude is a
very essential virtue to carry along on such tours. Every morning of the tour, your
ride leader will gather information regarding the “conditions” on the route ahead
and take a decision accordingly.
18. What if there is a medical emergency?
An adventure activity of any kind carries its risk with it and motorcycle journeys
are no exception. A comprehensive medical & first aid kit (including bottled oxygen
on the Himalayan yours), a ride leader who is certified in FIRST AID and loads of
know-how help in minimizing the possibility of an adversity. However, for an emergency
which requires hospital care, we have to rely on the nearest available medical facility
in the region, under the circumstances.
19. What kind of medical or travel Insurance will I need?
Adequate travel insurance is mandatory at least for the duration of your tour with
us and is not included in the price of the tour. If you are a Rider (motorcycle
operator) or Co-rider on the pillion the insurance must cover riding motorcycles
Make sure your travel/holiday insurance also covers you against cancellation charges,
unexpected curtailment of the holiday, emergency evacuation expenses, medical expenses
arising overseas, loss or damage to luggage & property and personal liability claims
against the participant.
20. What about Motorcycle insurance?
Please note that, our motorcycles are fully insured for third party damage only.
For damage to the motorcycle itself we a deposit of €500 is required before the tour
departs and will be refunded in full at the completion of the tour provided no damage
has occurred to the motorcycle. In case you don’t want to make this deposit in cash
there is an option of filling & signing a credit card authorization form authorizing
ABoriginal Tours to charge your card for any damage to the motorcycle.
21. What if there’s only normal wear & tear of the motorcycle?
It will be our greatest pleasure to return the entire deposit to you at the completion
of your tour if there is only normal wear and tear of the motorcycle. But if there
is damage to any part of the motorcycle or its appendages (including saddle-bags
& helmets) out of negligence or due to a fall, the price of repair and replacement
part will be deducted from your deposit/or charged to your card.
22. Which motorcycle will I be riding during the tour?
You will be riding a Royal Enfield Motorcycle, (apparently the best touring motorcycle
available in India). We have recently introduced the New Classic 500 EFI model for
our tours. Check out our Bikes & Crew page for more details.
23. How many Zen Buddhists does it take to change a light bulb?
None, they are the
24. How is the weather along the touring route I have chosen?
Please visit the Essentials section on our web site.
25. What kind of clothes should I bring?
Please visit the Essentials section on our web site.
26. What kind of riding & safety gears I need?
Proper Protective Riding gear is a must; namely, riding shoes, riding gloves, Knee
& Elbow guards (if your Riding jacket/pants do not already include them) & protective
clothing. Please visit the Essentials section on our web site. Since the Himalayan
tours are certainly going to involve some “creek crossings”, water-proof “high-ankle”
riding boots provide the necessary protection as well as comfort.
27. Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes, we have a regulation that makes it mandatory for both the rider and pillion
to wear helmets during the ride. We prefer & urge participants to bring their own
helmets for the tour.
28. Do I need to bring bike saddlebags or panniers?
No. We have a support vehicles for hauling your luggage. These vehicles follow the
riders and aren’t very far behind. However, if there are certain things you want
to carry with you which you might need regularly during the ride, you are advised
to bring a small back-pack to carry it (like packed lunch, water, rain-gear, wind-breaker,
29. Who will be my tour guide?
An experienced Ride Leader from ABoriginal Tours will be part of each tour, leading
from the front on his own motorcycle. In most cases Atul himself leads the tours.
Our ride guides are well versed in English, besides being familiar with the local
language, culture, routes and conditions. Besides, ABoriginal Tours ride guides
are certified in Emergency First-Aid .
30. How many participants will/can there be in a group?
Our ability to organize affordable tours is dependent on numbers. However, we have
to keep the numbers manageable (also considering the available resources & logistics
of a region like the Himalayas). Therefore, normally, on our Fixed Departure Tours,
we prefer min. 6 and max. 18 riders.
31. Do we ride on every day of the tour?
Our tours have been carefully designed keeping at least 30% “non-riding days” in
a tour where we stay two consecutive nights in the same hotel. This provides an
opportunity for rest, relaxation & local sight-seeing. Besides, since we cover relatively
shorter distances on most “riding” days, an early start ensures that we are at the
next destination in good time. In the Himalayas, bad weather & road blocks/landslides
can disrupt our plans and to catch up with our original schedule sometimes you might
have to ride longer & harder than the original plan.
32. Are all Itineraries “fixed”?
There is no such thing as a “fixed” itinerary when you’re touring a country like
India that too on a motorcycle. Bad weather, landslides, damaged bridges and similar
events beyond the control of the “mortals” can spoil any pre-planned itinerary specially
in the Himalayas. Even events well within the control of “mortals” like strikes,
political unrest and road blocks can cause their share of snags. Having a flexible
attitude is very crucial on such tours. Yes, if everything stays normal then we
make every effort to stick to the intended itinerary.
33. How much distance do we have to ride every day?
On the Himalayan tours the average distance covered per “riding” day is between 120
to 130 kilometers with 14 riding days in a 21 day tour. On Rajasthan tours the
average per day is 155 kms with 14 riding days in a 21 day tour. On certain days
we might cover only 60 kms and on other days (usually one or two) we may exceed 280
kms per day. Please check the tour Itineraries page on our web site for information
on the distances. However, please note that these averages are calculated on the
assumption that there are no disruptions to the original plan and the tour progresses
as per schedule.
34. How fast will we be riding?
In our opinion, taking into account the road conditions in India, anything above
80 km/h is “suicidal” irrespective of the kind of road. On the narrow single lane
mountain routes even 50 km/h is swift. We run the tours at an optimum pace with
respect to the terrain, traffic & road conditions.
We completely discourage anybody wanting to achieve personal “milestones” pertaining
to speed & time from joining our tours. We travel strictly in a convoy formation
with ride leader in front and support vehicles in the rear. Our tours are done in
a steady yet relaxed manner in the “spirit of camaraderie” which not only ensures
safety but also gives ample time for rest, exploration and observation. Any rider
who is found to be riding in a manner which seems “dangerous” to either himself or
others in the tour will be excluded from the remainder of the tour with no refund.
35. Do you provide Transportation for Local sight-seeing on your tours?
Transportation for local sight-seeing on the tours has been included only at selected
locations & covering only the popular sights.
36. What is the type of accommodation you provide?
We call ourselves a “Affordable Motorcycle Tour Operator” for a reason. We have
carefully selected some value for money Mid-range hotels at the destinations we visit
on our tours. However, at certain places (where options are virtually unavailable)
we have to do with either basic accommodation or some over priced “luxury”. Accommodations
vary widely, but are always the best we can find in the area for a reasonable price.
In some places you may be staying in a comfortable & homely guest house set around
a lovely garden/courtyard, in others, a basic tented camp. At some places where
the location demands we pamper ourselves with a decent mid-range to luxury hotel.
Please refer to our tour itineraries for details.
37. Will I have to share a room?
Yes. Unless you buy a single supplement Add-on, accommodation is provided on a
twin-share basis and we’ll do our best to bunk you in with an acceptable roommate
(of the same sex). But if you’re the last person to book, there’s obviously a 50-50
chance you’ll have to take a room on your own and will therefore be liable for the
single room supplement whether you wanted or not. In other words, book early or
bring your own roommate with you. Or preferably both! We insist you specify any
such requirement at the time of booking itself since room availability at many hotels
we use is limited during the peak season and we have to book your accommodation some
time in advance.
38. What is High Altitude Illness?
Altitude illness afflicts healthy men and women who accent rapidly to a higher altitude.
It covers a spectrum of illness from the unpleasant, but relatively benign acute
mountain sickness (AMS), to the potentially life threatening high altitude pulmonary
oedema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral oedema (HACE).
There are no specific factors such as age, sex, or physical condition that correlate
with susceptibility to altitude sickness. Some people get it and some people don't,
and some people are more susceptible than others. Most people can go up to 8,000
feet (2,438 meters) with minimal effect. If you haven't been to high altitude before,
it's important to be cautious. If you have been at that altitude before with no problem,
you can probably return to that altitude without problems as long as you are properly
Symptoms of AMS include headache and one or more of dizziness or light headedness,
insomnia, loss of appetite or nausea or vomiting and fatigue or weakness in the presence
of a recent ascent to altitude. The correct action to take in case of developing
AMS is to stay where you are and wait, then to descend if symptoms worsen or fail
39. Does “ABoriginal Tours” arrange airport transfers at the time of my arrival and
Yes, but only if you buy “Meet” & Greet and/or “Farewell” Add-on. Although our tours
start and end in New Delhi, the airport/train station pickup and drop is NOT inclusive
in the price of the tours. However, you can purchase an “Add-on” for hotel stay
on arrival or departure at New Delhi which comes with airport/train station pick-up/drop
facility. For details refer to our Add-ons section.
40. Why does it take 1 million sperm to fertilize one egg?
They don't stop for directions.
41. Is international airfare included in the tour price on the web site?
No, International airfare is NOT included in the price of the tours. We have found
that most clients often prefer to arrange their own flights using frequent-flyer
miles and are either extending their stay in India before or after the tours. Please
note that all regional flights and any other transportation during a tour is included
in the price.
42. Do you assist in bookings for extended stay, before or after the tour?
Yes, but you need to inform us about your plans at the time of tour booking. ABoriginal
Tours is essentially only a “Motorcycle Tour Operator” but we provide certain services
which are ancillary to and facilitate the smooth progress of our tours. Such services
are included in our Add-ons section (like Airport/train station pick-up & drop facility,
hotel/guest house booking for stay before & after the tour etc.). Please check with
us for the availability and price for these services.
43. Where do the tours “start” and “end”?
Principally, the tours start & end in New Delhi, the capital of India.
START - You will have to “turn up” at a conveniently assigned location (Railway station/Airport/Hotel
in New Delhi) on “Day 1” of the tour which is considered the “commencement” of your
tour, before embarking on a Train/Air/Car/MUV/bus journey as per the itinerary of
END – On the last day of your tour you will be transferred to a conveniently assigned
location in New Delhi by a Train/Air/Car/MUV/bus journey as per the itinerary of
the tour which shall be considered the “end” of your tour.
Incase you have purchased a “Meet & Greet” or “Farewell” Add-on you will be transported
between the New Delhi Airport/Railway Station and Hotel/Guest House in New Delhi
and vice versa (whichever is the case) by an air con Car/MUV. See the Add-ons section
44. When/How should I book my tour?
We start taking Booking applications for the tours 12 months prior to the departure
date of each tour till about 10 weeks from date of departure (if places are still
Send us an Email carefully specifying the tour opted & date of its commencement and
we will dispatch an email to you with a Tour Registration Form. See Contact Us page
for more details.
45. Why are the first two letters in “ABoriginal Tours” spelt in capitals?
Atul Bhardwaj, along with his wife Shelja, is the owner/conductor of the outfit.
The “AB” in ABoriginal Tours is the acronym for Atul Bhardwaj. Incidentally, so
it is for “Absolutely Brilliant”, “Alleviation of Boredom” and “Audaciously Bizarre“!
Read more About Us.
46. Will services like Internet & laundry available throughout the tours?
On the Rajasthan tours, such facilities are available at most hotels we stay. However,
in the remote areas (specially on the Himalayan Tours) where we stay in camps, even
basic telephone lines are not available.
47. Is electricity available even in the remotest of areas?
It can't be guaranteed. In some places on the Himalayan tours there's no power or
the supply is unreliable and power outages are likely. Thus, if it's vital you need
electrical power every night, please speak to us before booking. Don't forget a travel
adaptor if you need to recharge your electricals. Electric supply in India is 220-240
Volts, 50 Hz. To view plug types, visit http://electricaloutlet.org/ and scroll
down the country list to “India”.
48. How long is the duration of your tours?
In terms of duration, our "fixed departure" tours (pre-designed itineraries) have
2 options. One is 2 weeks and the other 3 weeks. These are available for both
Himalayan & Rajasthan regions.
49. Can you arrange customized or private group tours?
Yes, we can create and lead custom private group tours of any duration by request
for a group of 8 or more. Please book the tours well in advance. See Customized
Tours page for more details.
50. Will I need vaccination?
Yes. We advise you to immunize yourself against harmful diseases such as Hepatitis,
Typhoid, Malaria and Tetanus. You should consult your doctor as well and there’s
a list of recommended vaccinations for travel to countries like India available on
the Essential Info section on this web site.
51. What's the best way to keep milk fresh?
Leave it in the cow.
52. Is food included in the price?
At all hotels/night stops your dinners & breakfasts will be inclusive. All lunches
will have to be paid by you, including packed lunches on riding days (if required).
53. Why are all meals not included in the trip?
We understand that local cuisine is an important component of a trip and everybody
has different tastes. We have also found that our clients enjoy the spontaneity
of discovering restaurants on their own. As a result, we decided to remove the lunches
and provide transportation for local sight-seeing instead (owing to popular demand).
54. What about drinking water?
In a country like India availability & reliability of drinking water through normal
tap supply is uncertain. Therefore, for all foreign tourists we insist “packaged
drinking water” of renowned brands such as Bisleri, Aquafina, Kinley etc which is
widely available at most places.
55. Should I bring a hydration pack/water carrier?
It is not essential but a suggested article in our packing list. Since a hydration
pack serves both as a water carrier & a small day pack it will be handy during long
drives. Filling up a 2/3 litre pack at the start of the day will ensure that you
have enough water for the entire day since availability of “packaged drinking water”
can be un-reliable during the ride (on the Himalayan tours). Reminds us of a sign
board at a hotel which read – "The manager has personally passed all the water served
56. What services/items/expenses are included/not included in the tour price?
We have mentioned “What’s Included” and “What’s NOT included” sections at the end
of the Itinerary section of each tour.
57. Can I bring Indian currency to India?
Bringing Indian currency by any foreign national is prohibited. Therefore, we would
advice you to bring currency of your respective country/domicile and get it exchanged
into Indian Rupees (INR) here. You are authorised to bring foreign currency notes
equivalent to USD 5000 (without declaration). If you are carrying debit/credit cards,
please note that ATM’s & other such facilities will only be available at major cities.
Specially on the Himalayan tours, you are best advised to change enough money to
last the tour at major cities like New Delhi, Shimla/Leh. You may check the current
exchange rate at http://www.xe.com
58. What about “facilities” along the roads?
In India, conveniences along the road like rest stops with “decent toilets facilities”
are either non-existent or few and far between. Levels of cleanliness/hygiene also
vary and will be mostly found below acceptable levels. At most stops, riders (Male
or female) can “relieve themselves discreetly” in the bushes/wasteland/fields around
the road (which is normal practice in India specially away from urban population).
Sometimes, wherever possible, we try and make a stop at an “acceptable” restaurants
mostly catering to the tourists, where we can use the facilities as well as have
a quick cup of tea/coffee. Since such restaurants are hard to find (specially when
its about lunch time), we carry refreshments like a small can of juice, energy bars,
chips & cookies in the back-up vehicles so that we can enjoy a short break wherever
convenient for us. On longer riding days, when we are certain to reach our destination
way after lunch time, we suggest riders to get small packed lunches from the hotel
(specially on the Himalayan tours).
59. Can I use the bike independently of the group?
No, you can't ride independently of the tour group. At some destinations we do
the local sight-seeing on the bikes itself and wherever possible we make accommodation
arrangements at a hotel not very far from the heart of the city.
60. How much luggage can I bring?
As the space on the support vehicle is tight, we limit the baggage allowance on our
tours to 20 kg. We suggest you pack as lightly and in as compact a form as possible
and prefer that you bring soft luggage. On the Himalayan tours you’ll be taking
a domestic flight (Economy Class) between New Delhi and Leh, the checked-in baggage
allowance on which is also 20 Kgs.
61. Do I need Rain Gear?
Yes. On our tours we can’t allow rain to spoil our travel plans (unless the rain
gods are really angry!). If your riding kit isn't waterproof, then bring some good
waterproofs. See Essentials section for more details.
62. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag ?
No, its not mandatory. On the Himalayan Tours, we provide sleeping bags in case
you choose not to bring your own. We set up our own camp at one location near Chandra
Taal where you’ll be sleeping in camping tents (tents, mats, sleeping bags are all
arranged by us inclusive in the price of the tour). At a couple of other locations
we stay at, the accommodation will be in bigger camps (tents with double beds & all)
but if you’re finicky about sleeping in a “used” sleeping bag, bring your own.
63. Do I need gloves?
Proper protective riding gloves are essential for riders/co-riders. Check the packing
Essentials for a comprehensive guide to what you'll need.
64. During the ride, can I stop to take pictures whenever I want ?
India offers plenty of sights worth capturing in the camera. Many past customers
have mentioned that they wanted to stop every 200 M to take a picture. However,
for navigation & other logistic reasons we travel in a “convoy” formation. The back-up
vehicle with mechanics & spares is always the last vehicle in the group and stops
behind the last rider. It would become a navigational & logistical nightmare if
every rider kept stopping to take pictures every few minutes. We urge riders to
stop only if it is absolutely necessary. We try to include rest stops at picturesque
locations along the way, offering several good photo opportunities.
65. How much spending money will I need?
You will need money for “Packaged drinking water”, all lunches, expenses of personal
nature like laundry, Internet, phone calls, entrance to monuments & other such places,
photography, tips etc. Roughly €500 per person should be a sufficient amount for
a 3 week tour.
66. Should I bring anything else out from my country?
There are several things you might miss when you are travelling in India, from your
favourite cheese or butter to the soft mattress in your bed. However, practically
speaking, we suggest bringing at least your favourite bottle of liquor & coffee.
You might find Indian Made Foreign Liquor (oxy-moronic, isn’t it?) quite unsavoury.
Same goes for coffee. Don’t say we didn’t warn you later. Check with Customs regarding
how much you can carry into India.
67. Do you have an office anywhere apart from your “registered” place of business?
Unfortunately, no. In this day and age of Internet & mobile communication, we don't
see the benefit to having a brick and mortar office or fancy brochures (which aren't
eco-friendly either). All the information is on the web and current, and the cost
savings get passed on to you.
68. I cannot find answers to some of my questions. What shall I do?
We will be glad to answer any and all questions for you. The fastest way to reach
us is by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To beat an overzealous spam filter
add a CC to email@example.com. To catch hold of us in a hurry, you could also
reach us over the phone. See the Contact us page for more info.