This ride plan looks awfully close to the one I helped plan a few days back. I suppose Akshat == email@example.com ?
Very nice first person narration, good pics, & that hand-scribbled note. Very different & refreshing.
Looking forward to reading more about the places visited in & around Nashik.
I had been there a few months ago, & did visit Sula Vineyards too. Unfortunately the crushing season has just got over a week before my visit.
My views on the YZF-R15 V2.0: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/198...tml#post699240
The pleasure is when your rear wheel slides, and you bring it back; and when the front wheel lifts, you take your time bringing it back.
I really like the 1st hand narration-fluidic overtaking, signaling&yes, sunrise all are feelings only we can truly understand. Leave the rest of the world behind, ride on!
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Quench my thirst with gasoline!
Everytime you embark on a journey, there is that one single impulse behind it, which has pushed the thought, the idea, the craving into reality. I was no different to it. The impulse that pushed me, was certain introduction to a little girl, who via via relations turns out to be sweet lil relative. It was her craze to go on for a ride, that made me think, "ohk why not give her a ride too!!!"
All this was giving me goosebumps now when I was asked to give her a call, and let her know that we were 70 kms from Nashik.
This was our second stop of the day, at 7:10 am. As customary it is, we leaked bladders empty, then had water and finally "Chocolates". Ohh! I so much love this part of ride, whenever you stop, you get a chocolate and noone stops you from having chocolate. This time I grabbed a 'Snickers' from Akshat
Then some photo time...
Now since we had made it to this point sooner than we expected, we decided we will have quick breakfast in Nashik and then head on to Saputara and then...ummm it was planned till here only. The only uncertain point was whether the "Lil relative" was going to join us or not, depending on which we will have to decide on our route. So just to know, we checked the address she gave us and the nicest coincidence - she lived on the route we will have to take for Saputara i.e Dindoli Road.
Hence we started again, and well the roads and the winds that treated us from here on, well lets say, one of those "Nice and Scary" experience. The roads from here were awesome, smooth layers of tarmac, good amount of traffic of cars, trucks and buses, good as easy to handle. This kept the dizziness away, as we were required to keep at full attention level and boredom never kicked. Another factor contributing to it was, super cross-winds.
Almost all would have experienced this, when you are overtaking a truck, suddenly all the wind hitting on to you vanishes and as soon as you just get ahead of truck... BAM !!! you have hit a "wind wall", and picture this, you trying to get back in your lane, leaning on to left and wind pushing you to your right,and rear wheel going crazy..hahaha..it's fun to imagine
After one of such experiences, our own Newbee signaled me to stop, I did, and his voice was filled with panic, "mera tyre shayad puncture ho gaya hai, wo achanak se doosri side jaa raha hai" and well, I introduced him to a new person, new companion of rides.... "Cross Winds". We had some laugh, and we started again. But just after few minutes of more ride, I saw a lonely tree on curve, I thought "wow, what amazing picture" and zoomed past it, and made up in mind that I will stop come whatsoever at next similar spot. Many "Lonely" trees went past, but none was like it. And main problem was, I wanted to find similar scene, a tree on curve, with unending fields on left and blurred hill range beyond them and on right clearly visible hills and best thing was right amount of light. So kept up my patience and it did pay
And we Started again,
there is a nice feeling about "Starting" again, it mentally keeps you fresh I guess.
so battling cross winds wasn't enough, we thrown up with longest of Ghat section, and well it was awesome, minus roads, Picturesque plateaus on both side, easy curves, steep U-bends, complete with Jam packed Traffic. So this went eventful and me n Vikas both keeping up good speed, kept going on, It was 8:49 am and Akshat was nowhere to be seen, well in front of us, then I received a message "Waiting at diversion , 206 on Odo" which I obviously read later, when I stopped to let Vikas catch up. So our Akshat had already reached Nashik. I stopped at 9:05 am and checked message and replies "ruko wahin, akele ride pe nikle the kya, aake watt hai apki, photos ke liye toh rukte...". In few minutes Vikas joined, and we went ahead for Nashik. Reached Akshat at 9:20 am, and then head on to Dindoli Road, by then had received message from "Lil relative" that she will joining us.
We went to Panchvati Circle, and then I ringed her a call, one thing led to another, and it was decided we will be going to their place for quick breakfast and then head to Saputara. And brilliant part was, she was coming to pick us.. (we rarely get such chances )
She came, and I was like, she is indeed "Little relative"...
So she led us to her home, and well very fast, as if some aeroplane was after, zooming past traffic in hurry like there is a house on fire. So when we reached her home, on inquiry she said sweetly...
"aap log bikers ho, mujhe laga tez chalate hoge, toh isliye tez chala ri thi" - and I have met bike crazy, ride fanatic - Tanvi
We went like...lightening struck..and said, nothing like that we drive safe, well let's go and have Breakfast...
Little Birdie, sitting atop
asked us why you taking stop
quickly replenish water
get atop your show stopper
ride to the destination
you should not
for the love roads is coronation
believe it or not
Sing a song as you ride
never u need a place to hide
As whole sky is above so high !!!
Ride Ride Ride,
for the love of Roads
you ride ..