Liven up your weekends with a ride on a Polaris ATV

Powerslides in the dirt can be a great way to blow off steam

Going mad with the hectic pace of life? Dream about running away to a tropical island? Wait up! There’s a far easier way of getting rid of the city blues - by grabbing your pals and heading out to play in the dirt.

That’s exactly what we did when we woke up one weekend with a burning desire to be outdoors. We’d heard the Polaris ATV chaps had set up a few Experience Zones around Delhi, and guess what? There was a spanking new one on National Highway 1, near Sonepat. You can guess where we’re going with this...

Destination: Polaris Experience Zone, Sonepat

Worn-out jeans? Check. Natty shades? Check. James Bond action sequences fresh

in our minds? Of course. Just over an hour’s drive, and we’re in Sonepat, where we meet our steed for the day- the Phoenix 200. It might be the baby of the Polaris range but what it

lacks in outright power, it more than makes up for by being incredibly idiot-friendly. Gloves on, helmet snapped tight, game faces ready, and we’re off.

There’s a dirt track laid out, designed by Polaris to ensure you get plenty of thrills without risking a nasty tumble. A long straight to build up speed, a few turns to slide around while pretending to be the baddie from a cheesy Hollywood flick, a slush-filled pit for powering through (with a big grin plastered all over your face), and a couple of ramps and bridges for a butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling. A recipe done right? We’d be inclined to agree.