It all started during weekend G2G meet at Tiger Caves in the month of August. That was the time when Sunny, Ananth, Rajiv were having a plan to ride to Goa for the new Ninja 650R run-in in September hoping that the Ninjas would be delivered soon in August. I just started a topic of why not we do a ride in the month of October 3-4 days ride. Spoke with group to know their thoughts and there was a positive response. From then we opened a thread and started to discuss. After that we put in a poll to decide on the dates so that we can have maximum participants for this Ride and Dates were freezed for Oct 20 - 23. Also parallely we were discussing on the route and destination - Intially thought would do a Ooty - Masinagudi - Mudumalai Tiger Reserve - Mysore - Chennai. After some detailed discussion we decided to do Mettupalayam - Ooty - Mettupalayam - Chennai.
After attending a lot of family commitments - now the turn comes for my personal passion to be taken care. After my 10 day Ride in March, i haven't rode out anywhere - also my bike started to show signs of wear. Thought that could fix my bike before the ride - but estimate for the fix was on high side and if i do that then i wont be able to make up for my ride - so ditched that plan and after some pitching - got my cousin's 1 month old Apache RTR 180 :-)
Now its time to pack - searched my gears, saddle bag and packed up the items which am planning to carry and finally completed that with 4 hours to start for the ride.
Trying hard to get some sleep for couple of hours before the ride but the excitement of thinking about the ride is pumping in my veins and not making sleep :-)
Somehow managed to get couple of hours of sleep and woke up by 3am. Took a cold shower to get rid of the a little sleep around my eyes. Got geared up and saddled by bike and all set for the Ride to Ooty for next 4 days.