It was Exactly in the year 2010 , when i was just browsing through the web suddenly an article about IBA RIDES took my attention.
Continuous riding for 24 hours or more ......... what ???? If at all its possible .. that would be great. But definitely not me but would be great If i do !!!!!!!
This was the first impression that it created in my mind.
and to a guy who was , is & will loving Rossi # 46 all the way from his school days riding his father's Activa , friends pulsar and Ripping a old 99' model samurai by that time , ............. it was just a dream.
Then a wonderful thing called XBHP happened to me , lots of travelogues , information on Bikes and passionate people ,, it was a free library to me
used to read whenever i needed , wonder about people , read their rides felt inspired a lot. But this lazy crazy guy never ever posted a thread about a ride before
in this wonderful forum. ( apart from a short intro thread )
Things got changed , after a wait of nearly 3.5 years after its initial launch and penny by penny of savings of my own hard earned money and waiting again for the version change for one year , got my hands on one of the wonders in this world called YAMAHA R15 ( v2.0) on the Childrens day of NOV'11.
It was a all new world for me after that, started loving my Red Rachel to the core and rode her with all ease and love.
started touring places with my friends and entered the vast touring world with an amazing aspect of Riding.
Then on the early Jan 2012 got in to a thought in my mind , why not we can do a SADDLE SORE.
got much inspirations from the success of Ketan , Vinu sv ( Madmax) , Dhiraj ( Juris ) , Senthil prakash and many who have completed the ride by then.
and suddenly got to know about the news of Vinu , deeply saddenned and went low and Just a point came to my mind .. .we will do it definitely in future but not immediately.
Saddlesore was an unfinished business for me from that time.
Months passed by , many rides happened after that and year also passed , 2013 came , read many success stories of SS1600K AND BB2400K
Got a confidence in me and my ride that i can do this ,,, but when ???
They say nothing can be achieved without planning , so to keep my focus on target
took a print out of the IBA SS LOGO and pasted it in my office desk In MARCH 2013.
And the same got Realized by heaven to hell experience on 1st of JUNE with one of my lifetime friend ................... But How did it happened ???
... ( TBC after approval )