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    Default A spicy, sour & sweet short honeymoon trip

    So, to start off, I got married on 12th May 2011 to Shipra who used to work in my organization, CSC India but different division. She joined a new company 1 month before our wedding. So, as expected, she couldnt take more than a week leave for marriage which meant no scope for honeymoon. We both joined our respective organization on 15th May. As much as we both started liking the new journey in life we were also very eager to go on our honeymoon trip & escape the mundane life cycle of going to office & returning back only in the late evening. Weekend would just fly away in finishing off some unfinished work, sort things etc.
    So one fine day my dear wifey, frustrated, decides that enough was enough. We must go on a short trip on weekend to some nearby hill station. I was also in complete acceptance of the suggestion. Well, one cannot risk of getting injured by not agreeing to his better half
    So the search for best possible destination started. Best destination for us would be some place which wouldnt be too far, should have a pleasant weather in comparison to Delhi where being turned to tandoori chicken was a becoming a daily affair due to heat ! Lansdowne? We could but she would have got bored as there is no MALL ROAD which is synonymous with every hill station. So what if the stuff sold there is also available in Delhi? A woman has to do shopping when on holiday or else its HARAKIRI ! So destination finalized. It was Mussorie. Now, since I am a biker so obvious question I asked to my wife was Suno na! Lets do this trip on bike . And the looks could kill scene happened ! Though she didnt say a word but her expression said it all How dare you can think of this madness with me?. But regaining her compose, she said Please prepare a plan & I will consider. Thus started my planning about the trip, getting the bike serviced, taking advice from GOOGLE baba about the route through GOOGLE MAP tool etc.
    So original route I wished to take was as follows
    Ghaziabad Murad Nagar take a left to Shahazdpur through Gonda Sahipura Sisaula Khatauli Muzafarnagar Roorkie Chhutmalpur Dehradun Mussorie
    This would have bypassed Merut. But as the fate would have had it we missed the crucial left after Muradnagar & had to go through Merut.

    A Spicy start 10th June 2011, 1530 hours
    So on 10th June, I took a leave from work as I had to put those extra horrible hours in the previous weekend due to month end. Had got the bike serviced earlier. Spic & Span. Filled up petrol worth Rs 800. My wife took half day leave & we both left at 03:30 PM from our home at C R Park. She was carrying a huge rucksack the base of which was planted onto the back of the bike. So atleast she wasnt carrying the weight entirely onto her shoulders. I was carrying a laptop bag on the front. That was quite heavy too. We both were quite excited. So excited that you can see the 36 teeth while we were posing for photographs. And my mum, she was classic. Dont overspeed.. Ride at 45kph. Leave bike at Dehradun & take bus to Mussorie arey Nalayak (good for nothing) !!! Sun raha hain (You listening) ??? Her expression says it all Oh lord! I already had a bike freak son, now a daughter-in-law too??? Not bothered much, we left. Since it was late afternoon, traffic was tolerable. We soon reached Ghaziabad & then Muradnagar. The UBIQUOTOUS Jain Shikanji shops appeared. She ordered me to stop at one. I obliged. Had to. She had a glass of Shikhanji. Nothing extraordinary but quite good. I drank some of the Aam Panna which I had got prepared from home with loads of ice in it. We continued our journey. This part of the journey was spicy as we were both excited.


    Note: Much of the photographs during the starg of the trip will be boaring as we didn't stop much & also it was night when we reached Mussorie. The "better" part will start soon

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    Trip log approved

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKSy_Biker View Post
    Trip log approved
    Thank you saarji

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    Tasted sour.
    As soon we neared Merut situation was becoming bit sour. Traffic became heavy. Merut is quite a large town but one need enter Merut City. There is a bypass which circles the outer periphery & soon we were out of the mess & traffic. Roads were ok for some time & we soon reached Khatauli & then Muzzafarnagar. UP seriously is in bad shape. One of the most populous state in India & it lacks infrastructure massively. The highway takes you through the middle of the town & its chaos written everywhere. We also faced a huge traffic jam in one of the area which ate half an hour of our precious time. I was very desperate to reach Roorkie & take a much needed butt break. Even she was feeling uncomfortable. Somehow, quite tired, we reached Roorkie at 07:00 PM. We stopped at a roadside tea stall for a much needed break & tea. I could see she was much tired. We took a good half an hour break there. I was worried as it was already dark & I cant expect good street lights along the way. Sitting at the dhaba, there was a serious threat of being kidnapped. Yes kidnapped. By whom? By the large swarm of mosquitoes which were hovering around our head & were almost on the verge of lifting us the uthaigiri way !!! We hurriedly paid for the tea, which was quite good, packed & left. We soon entered Roorkie. I have always had a very unique feeling of Roorkie as this is a cantonment town. I always dreamt of being in the Army. Always used to watch & till date watch Republic Day parade on TV. Just the parade, mind it. But due to extraordinary HEALTHY physique of mine wherein the Army guys thought I can be a threat to the Officers above my rank I wasnt selected. Nevertheless, I had recently purchased an Army Boot which I happily wear when going on trips or long ride. So I was feeling like a special Commando doing rounds in Roorkie
    Now from Roorkie till Dehradun is two lane highway with no divider. As it was dark, I had a tough time riding on that highway. All vehicles were driving with high beam on, specially the trucks. It was quite blinding at time & this restricted my speed a lot. I want able to do more than 60 on that stretch. So I decided to stick myself in back of an Inova. Being quite a large vehicle it restricted the onslaught of high beams. I wasnt riding exactly behind the vehicle. I was on the rear left hand side so that the driver could see me on the RVMs. After few kms it vanished in the traffic & again I was having the onslaught. I stuck behind a Honda City car. It wasnt as effective as that of Innova but tolerable. Funny thing happened. The driver slowed doen after few kms with me in tow. The roads in front empty & not much vehicles coming from other side but it refused to pick speed. I was too on its tail doing 50+. I guess the passengers inside the car thought of us as highway robbers constantly following them. As it refused to gain speed I overtook it & was soon doing reasonable speed again. As soon as we saw Dehradun written on sign board we were relieved. Roads got much better in Uttaranchal which was incidentally part of UP years ago before it formed into a separate state. Now one has to pass through, almost kissing, the Rajaji National Park & from here journey transformed again.

    Tasting Sweet now
    Riding through a National forest & that too in Night, sounds exciting & adventurous?? HELL YEAH The road is much better than what I had encountered in UP & as this is from where the hills start one will find slight elevation & few bends too. It was absolutely dark & only we were riding on our bike with P220s awesome lights on. Occasionally we would encounter some vehicle but it was eerily quiet & felt like a blanket was being thrown on to us as were not able to see much apart from the illuminated stretch done by the 220s lights. Weather was very fine. It was around 09:00 PM & there was a slight nip in the air. I was just enjoying the ride now. I asked her you ok? Afraid Absolutely not as long as you were with me came the reply. I thought lady even am bit afraid because of this darkness. Dont have too faith in me

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    We reached the city of Dehradun in no time. As I wasnt too sure of the way out of Dehradun city towards Mussorie, I asked a boy who was riding a P200 about the way. He had come to pickup his dad from bus stop. I followed him promptly. It seemed like it had rained a bit. A smile came through under the helmet. So after a long tiresome ride we will be experiencing some nice weather, I thought. My wife, meanwhile was very tired & asked me to take a break. We stopped near a T point in Dehradun. My bums were numb by now. I just couldnt feel anything around my bum area. It was almost 10:00 PM & shops were closed barring few. I went inside wearing my helmet jacket & gloves & asked for a bottle of water & 1 packet of chips. While paying for the stuff I asked the way to Mussourie & he showed me the way. He asked me with great curiosity from where I was coming. I replied that I am from Delhi & am riding to Mussourie with my wife. In all likelihood it was last sentence he would have heard in his life as he nearly had an heart attack !! But somehow he brought himself to life & wished us both good luck & then after having water & few chips we continued our journey. We could see lights shining at the far end & we knew that those were at Mussourie. I yelled wearing my helmet Mussourie, here I come !!!

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    I had already told before the start of the ride to my wife that when I am in mountains I must ride in a decent speed & if she felt at any point that that I am overdoing it she would inform me immediately as I wanted this to be incident free ride & wanted that both of us should enjoy. I was doing decent speeds through the twisty roads of hills & was enjoying thoroughly. She too seemed to enjoy that as she never complained about the way of riding. We could see the lights atop the mountains coming closer as we passed from one hill to another. The air was as fresh as it can get as there was zero traffic at that time & it had rained few hours back. We finally reached Mussourie Library road at 10:45 PM & reached our cottage which is very near to ITBP Training grounds. We were very exhausted but very happy to be at our destination. Caretaker of the property came downstairs & took our luggage & my wife accompanied him while I took few pictures from the cottage.

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    Congrats buddy you got a right better half(who shares similar taste of biking as you ve) Soon the indian scenario of biking will change in the generations to come up and great sense of humour there Keep the log coming

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    Next day, 11th June11
    As we both were dead tired the previous day, we had an AWESOME sleep. I woke up a bit early to see a very beautiful morning outside. Sun was shining but couldnt feel any heat. I happily did some photography of the garden around the cottage, Now, the cottage where we stayed in was elevated from the main road. It had two bedrooms & one kitchen & one drawing-cum-dining area. The best part was that the cottage had a very nice view from the windows as one can see the valley surrounded by mountains. My wife also woke up some time later & we both were soaking upto the beautiful environment of Mussourie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raja_roadster View Post
    Congrats buddy you got a right better half(who shares similar taste of biking as you ve) Soon the indian scenario of biking will change in the generations to come up and great sense of humour there Keep the log coming
    AMEN to your words Thanks a lot. Interesting photos will start now

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx100.7050 View Post
    We both were quite excited. So excited that you can see the 36 teeth while we were posing for photographs. And my mum, she was classic. “Don’t overspeed….. Ride at 45kph…. Leave bike at Dehradun & take bus to Mussorie… arey Nalayak (good for nothing) !!! Sun raha hain (You listening) ???” Her expression says it all “Oh lord! I already had a bike freak son, now a daughter-in-law too???”
    ROFL .. the snaps say it all!!!
    Nice writeup Man!!!
    Nalayak baaki log aur Mussorie ki photos jaldiiiii upload karo
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