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    Default “Dancing With The Hills”-Through Forests, Hills & Enchanting Green

    Prologue :

    “Biker’s Itch”, all of us –surely near 50,000 of us on xBhp know what it is. The symptoms and the cure. The aching desire to mount our steeds and just ride!

    I had done a short ride a while back to fix this itch. Though it was quite ‘rejuvenating’ I somehow felt like a kid who was offered a sweet treat and it was taken away just as he started to enjoy it. I was hungry for more! Then the good Lord Ganesha helped us out with a two day holiday and we gratefully grabbed it.


    The Original Plan:

    The initial plan was to ride up to Kollegal, visit a Tibetan Monastery nearby and then ride up the B.R Hills and spend the day there. After Kollegal we rode up to B.R Hills. The ride was quite enjoyable through lonely forest roads with hardly a soul in sight (except an angry bison who didn’t take kindly to being photographed and was about to charge

















    Once on top we realized that there wasn’t much by way of accommodation and the jungle safari which we planned has been stopped. A change of plan was called for!

































    The Changed Route:

    We rode back down to Kollegal still undecided on where to go. Then we struck upon the idea of riding through Sathyamangalam to the Nilgiris.

    I’ve been riding to The Blue Hills since the 1970s when I was a brash youngster with a group of boisterous young friends on Yezdis, Rajdoots and Bullets. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been there but somehow it continues to fascinate me, so we go on!







    The Onward Route:

    Bangalore/Kanakapura/Malavalli/Kollegal/B.R.Hills/Chamarajanagar/Sathyamangalam/Mettupalayam/Coonoor

    The route, as many of our friends on xBhp will endorse is truly scenic. Single road with sparse traffic through enchanting fields of green and lonely, sometimes scary forest roads and abundant twisties to thrill us bikers. So what was to be single hill climb to B.R Hills turned out to be a Triple (B.R.Hills, Sathyamangalam ghats and The Ooty Masinagudi ghat)







    The ride was in a way special for us. Our birthdays run into each other (wifey 20Sep & me 21Sep). So it was a celebration of sorts. And what better to celebrate than to ride up the curves, breathe in fragrant mountain air, spook yourself in the forest, soak in the amazing views and Dance with the Hills!!



























    We break journey at our niece’s place at Wellington and after a warm welcome and hot food we break for the day.

    The return ride and pictures will be up soon !!

    P.S: Most of the pictures were clicked by wifey while on the move (applause, applause)

    Cheers Guys & Ride Safe





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    Another ride, so soon ??????? you are giving youngsters a true run for their money. Nice ride there Sir And lovely route as well.

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    What else I can say....back to back rides and what a way to celebrate ....belated b'day wishes both of you..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridermax View Post
    Prologue :

    “Biker’s Itch”, all of us –surely near 50,000 of us on xBhp know what it is. The symptoms and the cure. The aching desire to mount our steeds and just ride!
    Nice ride !! And the most nice thing is you have a great companion who supports your biking/Trip and especially a part time photographer for you!!...lol...

    This trip is as usual best with you two !!

    Belated Happy Birthday to you two !!
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    Nice pics, second part awaited. the Bi son must have got angry as he saw a Bi ker, Keep Posting
    Ride Safe
    Vrooom Vroooom

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    Inspiration to Semi Youngsters like Us .Keep on making us jealous sir jee

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    Triplog Approved
    Thanks a lot for the approval

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    Quote Originally Posted by phanikar View Post
    Another ride, so soon ??????? you are giving youngsters a true run for their money. Nice ride there Sir And lovely route as well.
    Thanks Phani !
    "Run for their money" ?? C'mon, just enjoying what we love when we can. Yes it's a lovely route and we know you've done that route many times. In fact we thought of you often on the way.

    Take Care & Ride Safe
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    What else I can say....back to back rides and what a way to celebrate ....belated b'day wishes both of you..
    Thanks a lot Jay ! In fact the first ride was a little too short and the two day break gave us a chance to make up for it.

    Take Care, Ride Safe & Thanks for the wishes

    Quote Originally Posted by somen1984 View Post
    Nice ride !! And the most nice thing is you have a great companion who supports your biking/Trip and especially a part time photographer for you!!...lol...

    This trip is as usual best with you two !!

    Belated Happy Birthday to you two !!
    Thanks Somen !
    You are so right about the 'photographer'. She just loves to click away and we happily end up with a load of pictures !

    Take Care & Ride Safe

    Quote Originally Posted by IronHide Shetty View Post
    Nice pics, second part awaited. the Bi son must have got angry as he saw a Bi ker, Keep Posting
    Thank You !
    Just uploading the second part now. The 'Bi son' was really angry at the 'Bi ker' especially since there was a baby bison around

    Cheers & Ride Safe !
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    Coonoor/Wellington

    The house is spacious and comfortable and they are always happy to see us, often harping on their crazy aunt and uncle zooming away to various places on their bike!
    The nights at Coonoor are always special. The house adjoins a heavily wooded area and animal sounds and sightings are common. After a day’s ride, a hot relaxing bath and then sitting around a fire sipping a warm drink, listening to the night sounds and swapping stories until we call it a day.

    We rise early the next day and take the bike for a ride to experience the morning chill. Your fingers and earlobes get numb and it’s great to grab hot glass of tea and wrap your fingers around it.










    At around 6.am we near the war memorial in Wellington and we are just in time to experience the daily ritual of soldiers paying homage to their brothers who lost their lives in the wars. It truly was a very special moment. As the soldiers stand at the memorial and the wreath is laid, everybody stops- vehicles, morning walkers and all. As we all stand in solemn silence in the chilly morning and the bugle is blown and and the soldiers salute respectfully, our hearts reach out in gratitude to our brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives so that we can enjoy our freedom as we do today. It’s truly an emotional moment and we return with renewed respect to our soldier brothers.

























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