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    Default DRS to Bikaner, the land of forts, desrts & adventure.

    Well, DRS is a group which is at it's very nascent stage & I hope that in future it does more tours together adding more members (read better halves).

    DRS stands for Dips (rx100.7050), Rahul (WHEELnut) & Sandeep (Titanic4u).

    I own a P220 DTSFi. Rahul owns a CBR 250 std & Sandeep owns a CBR 250 ABS. We did a 1200 kms of round trip from Delhi to Bikaner & back. Sandeep is a my biker buddy from XBHP & Rahul is my team mate. This is Rahul's first trip ever!! As always, it was most probably the hardest one too as it was with Sandeep when we did Swarghat trip. Thanks to both for having faith on Dada

    Small preview of things to come...

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    DRS Travelogue approved.

    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    Thanks a lot SunilG.

    Flashback & Preparation for the ride.
    A trip to Auli was being planned with my close buddy who recently purchased Classic 500. I was highly excited since I longed to go on a trip with my close buddy. And when he proposed that the ride should be a “Bachelor Ride” my happiness had no address!! (Khushi ka koi thikana na raha) :D :P. But as one Mr. Murphy said, “If things are suppose to go wrong, it WILL go wrong”. And it did! My close buddy didn’t get leaves from office (And we all know from whom he couldn’t get permission, what a wuss :P )
    But the seeds of long tour on bikes and that too with bachelor- feeling- ride started growing into a sapling. So, I had to prepare something else. Called up few biker friends asking them about their Christmas Holiday plans. Meanwhile, Rahul, who recently purchased CBR250 was roaring to go on a trip. He agreed to become by wing-man. Call to Sandeep finally yielded his agreement too. Great!! Got my bike serviced & got leg guard fitted which was done for a specific reason. Stay tuned.
    22nd Dec morning was fixed for our departure. Rahul purchased Cramster Colt too for the ride. Initially I had planned for Dirt Sack saddle bags but they were just too small. So small that it could only fit in some innerwears!! 21st Night we all had a small discussion & went off to sleep agreeing to meet at the designated point at 5:30AM.



    The ride starts

    Woke up sharp at 4:45 AM. Gave call to both the riders & they were awake too. Got ready & with heavy heart said bye-bye to family (Was happy too for the bachelor-feel-ride :P) . Me and Rahul met on time. Sandeep was 10 minutes late. Got our tanks & my backup cans, each of 5 ltr capacity, filled at Soami Nagar petrol pump on the Outer Ring Road and set our trip meter to ZERO.


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    At Soami Nagar Petrol Bunk. From Extreme Right Sandeep with his CBR 250 ABS. Myself with Pulsar 220 DTSFi. Rahul with CBR 250 STD.
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    We took our first pee break after crossing Manesar. There was definite chill in the air. Our hands were frozen & fingers just went numb. Since There wasn’t much traffic, we were able to do decent speeds & cover quite a lot in one go. The morning Sun had just started to show it’s face..

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Size:  86.9 KBAs you can see, I had tied up both the cans with my leg guards & filled petrol. 50% success rate as while taking a corner on a lean, one of the cans got scrapped & started leaking petrol. Still was able to fill around 3 ltrs from it.

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    Nice write up & pics Dada, hehe and new name DRS,
    Awesomemosomes trip ever,

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    We took our brunch break at Kotputli, Rajasthan. We stopped at Rajdhani Restaurant and had good breakfast consisting of Paranthas, Egg bhurji & Tea. Since we hadn't had anything in that morning, we just gorged up 2 Paranthas each (Those were quite large!! ). With our empty stomach calls being put to rest for the time being, we resumed our journey....

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    ROUTE TAKEN WHILE GOING TO BIKANER
    Now here is the interesting part comes. Those who wants to visit Bikaner should pay attention. If you check the Google Map, there are 3 suggested routes. The route I chose is as follows:

    Delhi - Gurgaon - Bhiwadi - Behror - Narnaul - Chirawa - Jhunjhunu - Fatehpur - Bikaner

    We took the right turn under Behror Flyover & stopped to ask for direction to Narnaul. There were couple of gentlemen who suggested that, though route from Narnaul is shorter for way to Bkaner, it's very bad in shape. Instead, he suggested that we take the Jaipur Highway & there would be a major diversion which will show up. The straight one takes you to Jaipur. We were suggested to take the left cut which passes over the straight road to Jaipur & continue till Chomu from where we had to take a right turn. This route consisted of major highways only. Though it's a longer route but consisted of much better roads.

    As suggested, we took the route and we were glad that we did. On our return journey, we found out what the other route was!!

    The fork type road, on of which goes straight to Jaipur & the other takes a right above the Jaipur, is one beautiful road to be in. You can see the Aravalli range within your range, large open spaces. Few farmland giving the hue of green & yellow colour and the winter sun above you keeping you warm enough. It's a picturesque stretch. The highway is is damn good condition & we easily touched speeds of 110 KPH. We took a photo break on that.
    Sandeep looking really funny here. Note the Lens


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    The road from Chomu to Bikaner via Ringas, Sikar road, fatehpur is good. I can say almost 80% of the route is very good. It's just when it passes through few towns, you get bad traffic & bad roads. I's majorly 2 lane undivided highway but the traffic dies down after Laxmangarh. Our aim was to be close to Bikaner before 6 PM as Rahul was wearing tinted visor helmet. We stopped near after crossing Laxmangarh for some tea as I required it a lot. We were surrounded by few local people who started questioning us. Let me tell you, in this entire trip to Bikaner, I found locals to be very co-operative & nice. We had 10 minutes break over there discussing about roads ahead, nearby schools & hospital. We were told that road ahead was in good shape & there won't be any problem riding on it. It was a much needed break as sun was setting down & there was cold in the air. The hot tea really energized us up. Strangely, Rahul doesn't drink tea much (he rather prefers Bournvita Milk :P). We thanked the locals & the tea stall owner & continued our journey. Notice in GMap that there is a place called Fatehpur ka Bihad (the name is enough to send a chill down your spine at 5:30 PM, winter) :P

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    Good stuff so far bro!

    Carrying fuel like that, isn't it risky ? Its like riding with a molotov cocktail strapped to your legs IMO! Be careful!
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    @ rx Nice pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Praful View Post
    Carrying fuel like that, isn't it risky ? Its like riding with a molotov cocktail strapped to your legs IMO! Be careful!
    Same thing went through my mind when I saw that petrol 'tank'. A small stone can break the plastic and spray petrol all over a hot engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Praful View Post
    Good stuff so far bro!



    Carrying fuel like that, isn't it risky ? Its like riding with a molotov cocktail strapped to your legs IMO! Be careful!

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    @ rx Nice pics.



    Same thing went through my mind when I saw that petrol 'tank'. A small stone can break the plastic and spray petrol all over a hot engine.
    Thanks a ton Monk & Praful.
    Actually while riding, the left can got punctured as it got scrapped while I was taking a turn in lean but the right one held on pretty good!! May be you are right! But I have a doubt? Is petrol so volatile to catch fire with engine heat???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx100.7050 View Post
    But I have a doubt? Is petrol so volatile to catch fire with engine heat???
    You sure, you want to take that risk? Petrol might not catch fire with just engine heat but incase of a fall the sparks from metal scraping on the road are enough to explode!
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