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    Thumbs up Mangalore-Kolkata-Mangalore: A journey with best of riders for 6000 km

    Who am I?

    A biker who rides a royal enfield.

    Place?

    My hometown is Kolkata. I am here in Mangalore for my naukri.


    Have co-riders?

    Yes. My friend Aravind from Bangalore and Kaleem Sir from Hyderabad.

    Have biking brothers?

    Oh yeah. All the way.

    What else?

    Durga Puja. Revisiting Hometown. Bongland. A complete package of West Bengal trip. And meeting biking brothers.

    So?

    Lets ride to Kolkata from Mangalore.

    How was it?

    Scratchless.. 6000kms done in no time...


    What's next?

    The rest of the blog once the thread is approved.
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    Icon2 Day 1: Mangalore to Bangalore

    As mentioned earlier, I had two co-riders to accompany me: Kaleem Sir from Hyderabad and Aravind from Bangalore. I am narrating the story with respect to the journey through my eyes.

    Day 1:

    After reaching office at 5 am and working till lunch hours, I came back home. Slept for two hours and then packed my bag. It was not just a ride, it was a visit to my hometown and lot of personal commitments were also there. So, packed the bags, fitted them well into he ladakh carrier on my bike, made a quick check on my bike myself and set for the ride. I usually carry two cans of engine oil for such long trips.

    Mangalore to Bangalore has two possible ways: one via Shiradi ghat and the other via scenic Charmadi ghat. I have chosen Shiradi ghat. The first strech of 22 km was awesome B.C.Road and I crossed the same stretch in 20 min. Took a brief break of 2 min and moved on towards Bangalore via NH 48.







    The road was ok to good type till I entered the bad stretch of Sakleshpur ghat. It was horrible beyond my expectation. Every year, after the rainy season, it breaks down, but this time, it was worst. Added to that, lot of dust and traffic. I wish I were riding a BMW GS1200 adventure series. But, my bike did a pretty good job in spite of carrying huge weight on it (Including the weight of yours truly).

    The road till Hassan was smooth with lot of traffic. But it was enjoyable one. Loved this ride.

    Once I reached Hassan and went towards Bangalore, the road became smother and less scenic. I did not stop much in between. Reached Bangalore in the night.



    My co-rider was waiting for me.

    Needless to say, I jumped into the bed like a kid. We have a long way to go tomorrow.

    Distance Clocked: 401 km
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    keep it coming boss...

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    Post Day 2: Bangalore to Hyderabad

    We started off from Bangalore at early morning (at around 5:30 am). The chilling weather at the early mornings of Bangalore is significant to me, as most of my long rides happen via Bangalore.

    In the midst of darkness, we were being guided by the Nokia maps. Last time we went to Hyderabad via a separate route, but this time my co-rider happened to trust on Nokia map and followed a different route. Well, we lost pretty two hours of time in that. We stopped for breakfast at around 8:30 am at Devanahalli. Quick breakfast followed by tea and smoke (well, we don't promote smoking and its still injurious to health. Please don't smoke), we headed towards Hyderabad.

    Smooth highway:


    The road from Bangalore to Hyderabad is boring because of the super-fast-ness of the highway. I tend to follow the maximum speed speed of 80 kmph on my Royal Enfield, be it the best highway of India.

    On the way:


    Aravind, my co-rider. Bored with the smooth highway:


    We were in Ananthpur in next few hours. Quickly got into the Royal Enfield showroom on the highway. Well, the machanic sacrificed his lunch hours and inspected my bike with great care. There seemed to be some issues with my bike's crank shaft pin. But, he assured, there won't be any issue in travelling till Kolkata, but try not to exceed 75 kmph. I believe, carrying a pillion who in fact carried loaded luggages paid me off. But, I must appreciate Royal Enfield dealer M/s Renati Automotives who did not even accept a single penny for the service. "Sakshar bhai, we promote long distance rides, and you are our guest. Please, a big No". Thank you so much.

    With the Store Owner: (Thanks Aravind for this click)

    We informed XBHP Hyderabad gang in advance about our late arrival. In toto, it was not a pretty good day. A desparate goat has hit the bike in between, though nothing big happened. We reached Hyderabad by evening, and have been warmly greeted by XBHP Hyderabad. Guys, you are awesome. Its a pleasure to meet you all in my journeys. Kaleem Sir, Dheeraj Prakash, Ravi Anna (well, we met for the first time), Sanjay, and the list goes on... and my brother Nabho who recently joined the gang, came along to meet, greet and attend us. Thanks a ton guys once again. Love you all.
    Dhiraj was planning for another SS, this time on my TBTS
    "Sakshar, yeah Bullet nahin hain."
    "
    So, we had quick dinner. I tried Dhiraj's R-15 on which he made Bunburner, and he in turn tried my fully loaded Thunderbird.. well, we are into different segments bonded by the universal brotherhood of biking.

    Kaleem Sir trying my Thunderbird

    Dhiraj was supposed to join us for Kolkata ride, though he could not manage to get time for the same. I managed to lose my gloves in the dark night. We slept early as we prepared for the next day. Kaleem Sir surprised us with his intention to come down to Kolkata on his Platina. Hats off to you sir.

    Mighty Ravi Anna:


    Dinner time:



    Saanjay and Dhiraj:

    Next day, we planned to be closer to Vizag. Well, I was thinking of my loved ones waiting for me in Kolkata and the Durga Puja.. did not realise when I slept off...
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    please continue ..
    waiting for full story..

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    Default Re: Mangalore-Kolkata-Mangalore: A journey with best of riders for 6000 km

    6000kms like a boss

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    Default Day 3: Hyderabad to Rajmundry

    We started of early in the morning. The target was to reach out close to Vizag. The road from Hyderabad to Vijayawada is simply superb. It is possible to cruise at consistent 80 plus speed on a Thunderbird even for hours. I personally prefer to cover a 150-200 km without break rather than taking frequent breaks. As decided by amongst us, we planned to meet each of us after a specific timegap.
    We started from Hyderabad at 5:30 am and stopped for breakfast at 7:30 am.Distance covered was 156 km.
    Tea and the Sambar was awesome. We spent around 1.5 hours for breakfast. I could smell West bengal as I saw couple of WB registered trucks on the way.
    We stopped at a point which was 72kms away from Vijaywada. Well, first time, the countdown to Kolkata started as the board showed :
    Kolkata: 1304 km. Clicked it, and uploaded in FB. Before I reached Viajaywada, if I recollect correctly, there were close to half a century likes on the same picture.

    We got out of Vijaywada and stopped for lunch. Day end, we were at Rajmundry. Well, Kolkata seemed to be pretty close. But,......
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    Sakshar, you story looks promising... with some beautiful captures!
    Keep riding & touring... Cheers

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