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Leaning over the heart of Nilgiris... PART 2

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by , 05-22-2014 at 11:03 AM (1849 Views)
We then roamed around the estate in a jeep & it was quite a ride!

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All the while we were wondering why is this place called "Bison Valley Cottage"?
We found out why!
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from the top of the estate, we saw our bikes parked. it was quite a view

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It was time to pack up the stuff & head back home. We didn't want to take the same route for 2 reasons.
1. Traffic from Mysore - Bangalore
2. Isn't it boring to go back the same route?

This was the route we decided to take.
Ooty - Coonoor - Mettupalyam - Sathy - Mettur - Krishnagiri - Bangalore

Follow the link to view on maps : https://goo.gl/maps/9BnCi

En route to Coonoor, we were fortunate enough to encounter rains. It was indeed fun to ride. Then came the surprise! Cops deviated one part of traffic as there was a small landslide. Deja Vu happened again this time it was the board "Dolphin's Nose - 12km" We asked the same cop the way to Mettupalyam & pushed on. We weren't disappointed changing the route. Views were beyond breathtaking & it was challenging going downhill on wet roads.

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After tough & challenging ride, we finally reached Mettupalyam. We stopped for the rest of the group to catch up.

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From there, we rode straight to Sathy. Roads were surreal & beautiful. The entire stretch had nothing but barren lands on either sides & it was like "the outback" track in NFS2 game

We stopped at Sathy & called other guys. At the same time, we found one guy riding in the opposite direction, looking on the opposite side! His phone was switched off & God knows where he was heading.

Then we started from Sathy & the roads till we reached the NH towards Krishnagiri was quite opposite. Town after town passed leaving no room for any speedruns! We could hardly make 50-60 kmph. Then we realized, "When in Tamil Nadu, never calculate time based on distance. You will be wrong". It took 3 hours for us to cover just 120 km!

After reaching the NH, it was like being home. We then pushed on & stopped at Shoolagiri. That was the final meeting point before we headed back home. We called the fellow who was missed & guess what, he rode all the way to Coimbatore he was on his way back to Bangalore & we waited for him. After 3 long hours, he reached Shoolagiri. We had a nice long break which caused problems. We all were almost asleep there. It was exactly 0 hour & actually 12th May 2014 when we started from Shoolagiri.

As always, a speed run back home marks the end of yet another awesome ride with awesome riders

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