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    Default 4 Bikes 800+ kilometers 3 days - A Circuit Road Trip

    4 Bikes 800+ kilometers 3 days - A Circuit Road Trip

    Date: 3rd, 4th and 5th March 2011
    Trip track : Krishnagiri - Mysore – Ooty – Coimbatore - Krishnagiri

    Riders:

    Dr. Nandha Kumar – Royal Enfield Thunderbird
    Sathish Kumar – Yamaha FZ
    Praveen kumar – Honda Unicorn
    Thulashi dharan – Yamaha R15 2.0

    It is all started three months ago to plan for a ride to cover around 1000 kms. Me and Sathish have decided to make it as Circuit trip hence the trip route starts from Krishnagiri – Mysore – Ooty – Coimbatore – Krishnagiri.
    Since it was a first planned long trip I couldn’t sleep the last night because of excitement.

    Day 1: I was getting rush to be at the spot but little late. Exactly as planned at 6 am, Dr. Sir called to inform that he arrived at the Meeting spot.

    Learning: “Have to be more punctual and felt shame” were Dr. Sir at the age of 74 made it as Simple.

    Kamesh (Harley Davidson) and Ashwin (TVS Apache) friend of Dr. Sir came along with us to have breakfast at Sulagiri McDonald and went back to Krishnagiri after conveying their wishes to our trip.

    350 kms from Krishnagiri to reach Ooty via Mysore road, after crossing couple of tollgates at Mysore road we had an unfortunate situation with Thunderbird.
    Problem: Oil was not pumped to the piston.
    Solution: Unknown at that momentJ.
    Decided to park the bike at the nearest petrol bunk and Dr. Sir called his friend Noor (mechanic) to take care of his bike. Handed over the thunderbird key to Petrol bunk manager and shared the phone numbers for further communications. Why?????

    Because no one had one percent of second thought to cancel the trip
    Decided to shuffle the bikes accordingly from then,

    Dr. Nandha kumar – Yamaha FZ
    Thulashidharan – Yamaha R15 2.0
    Sathish Kumar – Honda Unicorn, Praveen kumar as Pillion rider.

    Learning: “Thought we had some tough time it was a great experience to manage the unexpected situations especially at the unfamiliar place”

    On the way to Ooty via Mudumalai it was a pleasant experience with hairpin bends. Reached Ooty around 7 pm, boarded a lodge, had dinner &coffee, had a wide talk about bikes, trip experience and next day plan to wander around.


















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    nice trip man,pics are really good and helmets-off to nandhkumar ji.
    and the question remains why do i race?
    every finishing line is the begining of a new race.

    #i have learnt to manipulate my own adrenaline and the perception of biking is different.
    #overkill is underrated.
    #how random roads may appear there is always a destination.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    #i don't subscribe to co-incidence,either it is the rider or the other moron on the road

    (:)people keeps on saying add spark to life, bajaj got hold of that idea and added an extra spark to bike.

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    wow!! truly inspirational

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    Brilliant.. Hats off to Mr.Nandha Kumar sir for the spirit. Bring on the rest please.
    RE Thunderbird Since Jan 09 onwards
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    Wow, wow nice collection of old classic bikes, i must say you all were lucky enough to see those classic bikes.

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    Default Day 2

    Day 2: Early at 6 am started to get ready. As usual Dr. Sir started to do Stretching exercise and warm ups. We were watching strikingly performance by Dr. Sir.
    Learning: Healthy food, daily exercise, feeling positive and being energetic is most important obsession in our life. For that Dr. Sir is our inspiration
    After breakfast we were on track to visit Dotabata hills next Botanical Garden and Boat house. Our second day stay was planned at Coimbatore hence our ride starts from Ooty at 2 via kotagiri to enjoy the beautiful roads with full of hairpin bends, steep view of mountains with greenly treat to our eyes.
    We didnt book the hotel prior to the trip so need to search for good hotel to stay at Coimbatore. Satheez was doing the needful and during that time I and Praveen had some misunderstanding game to blame each other and its obvious that childhood friends often fight each other to understand certain misunderstandings. JJJ
    Repeating again as New: Reached Coimbatore around 6 pm, boarded a lodge, had dinner, had a wide talk about bikes, trip experience and next day plan to wander around.
    Learning: "To ride in the hill stations especially hairpin bends, cornering speed limits and group riding"





























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    Thank you sayank10, taher70, Jerrin, Lonely Rider.

    Expecting Doctor, Sathish & praveen's post and their experiences

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    Default Day 3

    Day 3: An extreme surprise was waiting on the 3rd Day early morning:

    To meet a very respectable man who is none other than Mr. Muthu Sir at Coimbatore. XBhp ID: powertwin.

    It was a mind blowing experience with Muthu Sir and his knowledge, passion and enthusiastic are unrivaled. The moment we entered in to Muthu sirs garage there were plenty of classic bikes parked which I havent seen in my life time. Muthu sir started to share his experience and bike details with us which were very depth to 1930s 1940s 1950s and so on.

    Great and very proud to meet a person with full of evolutionary thoughts and very technical in nature. Almost the discussion went for more than 3 hours with chit chats and moved over to visit his beautiful house where again there was a great surprise that he is a great passionate and fond of Cameras and Watches. He has variety of evolutionary cameras and watches. No words to express the joy of touch and feel experience of very old cameras older than my age

    Requesting Dr. Sir, Satheez and Praveen to share your experience of being with Muthu Sir and please list out Muthu sirs Bikes name and details

    Before leaving Coimbatore we had a very delicious food along with Muthu sir and rushed to reach the destination - Krishnagiri before 6 pm.

    Learning: "3rd day is completely a learning day form Muthu Sir"

    We didnt feel a ride as a long ride at all from Coimbatore to Krishnagiri. As always Dr. Sir vanished with his speed and always he proving himself with his own words that It is not Age, It is Attitude

    We couldnt catch him for 2 hours. Finally we all gathered to have a coffee at bypass Anandha Bhavan restaurant which is located 50 kms from Krishnagiri.

    Reached Home town and here the trip ends








































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    Beautiful pictures! Glad to see the antique bikes restored & pampered by Muthu Kumar sir! And not to forget the enthusiasm shown by Nanda sir as well

    Good luck & Ride safe

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