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    Default Day 21-24: Bangalore & Krishnagiri

    Day 21 was a day of all work and no play and not just for the GICR team but for the xBhp Bangalore Chapter as well. Everybody was running around in different directions of the traffic infested, one way addicted city of Bangalore. Udi, Suvra, Saquib, Ashish were all pressed into action, and everyone of them was kind enough to go into overdrive to do the hard work, after a full day of office. The Saturday night partying was forsaken for the preparation of the Bangalore G2G, as everybody headed home by midnight.

    The next day, a lovely Sunday morning, saw Ajay and Mayur come to the GICR team hotel to escort us through the city. Navigating through Bangalore is never easy with the many one ways and these human GPS' were a blessing for us as the team headed to Electronic City Toll, the meeting point for the ride. At the toll the number of bikers was ever increasing, as the superb bikers kept trickling in late as always! But time was not to be wasted and biker banter was in full flow, with Suvra and his FFE and Udy and his SBK bearing the brunt of the humour. Bikers from xBhp Bangalore, Yamaha Riders Club and Naked Wolves Bangalore rode with the team.

    After all the bikers had collected and a short photo shoot later, the guys and gals rode in formation of four square along the lovely NICE road towards the Mysore highway. A short but pleasant ride later, the entire troupe of riders landed up at Raasta Cafe along the Bangalore - Mysore highway for breakfast and bakar. The term 'bakar' being used most frequently and indulged in excessively by the xBhp Bangalore guys! Sunny shared his experiences of being a biker in India and riding around the country on big bikes for the last decade and how things have changed, Old Fox then reminded us that he has been riding for more than two decades and the sea change he has seen is mind boggling and makes our vast experience pale in comparison. Ridermax aka Ravi Shankar and his wife Julian spoke about travelling together as a couple for two decades on their multitude of motorcycles. Superbikers Harish and Ajay shared their experiences of buying and owning the Hayabusa and R1 respectively, the challenges, joy and motivation these bikes provide. The lady bikers of Bangalore xBhp, Suhassa, Roshni and Sonali spoke about the many challenges their face to enjoy something that guys take for granted. Suresh Babu spoke his experiences in competitive rally riding in India and abroad and the many comebacks he has made in life after horrendous accidents.

    After breakfast and banter, the group moved out for some more photographs included two very pimped out Busas. Everybody took turns for getting their profile photos clicked on the R1s and Busas, as well as trying their hand at selfies with DSLRs!! After multiple photoshoots and many goodbyes the bikers parted ways to ride their separate destinations. Separated till we meet again...

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    At the Electronic City Toll - the meeting point

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    Yamaha fans for life!

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    In deep thought - Food probably!

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    Geared up and ready to ride

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    As we leave the toll

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    The Naked Wolves

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    The Alien on a Busa

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    At Raasta Cafe

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    Assam Bikers present in the form of Mayur Mahanta

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    The nicer people of xBhp Bangalore Chapter!

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    The Suzuki Gang

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    The pimped out Busa

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    The Galaxy S5 ready to capture it all

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    Bumblebee Busa

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    The entire group of bikers

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    Selfie time

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    Even the rain does not stop the resident photographer from clicking with the S5
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    Default Re: Day 21-24: Bangalore & Krishnagiri

    Awesome; loads! - good thing is that there's isn't any close-up shots of mine or else the handsomeness is too hot to handle *closed eyes*
    The generous Bakra is @SuvraGanguly behehe behehe.....sss....
    BENEATH THE REMAINS.........
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    Default Re: Day 21-24: Bangalore & Krishnagiri

    Superb pics n what a write up.
    But me sad mera koi photo nai h..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosaddict View Post
    Awesome; loads! - good thing is that there's isn't any close-up shots of mine or else the handsomeness is too hot to handle *closed eyes*
    The generous Bakra is @SuvraGanguly behehe behehe.....sss....
    hahahah udy bhai very funny I forgot to laugh...

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    Default Re: Day 21-24: Bangalore & Krishnagiri

    Sauban a post can have only 30 pictures. That is why a few got missed out


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    Ridermax!

    The next day we went for a ride on the maniacal pair of Hayabusas in their transformer avatars. Some pics of the two crazy bikes...

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    The very passionate owners of the two motorcycles

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    Day 24 saw us riding away from Bangalore towards Chennai. Our first stop was within the city limits at the Land Rover Showroom, where we met with Suvra and Ashish as they wished us luck for our journey and we wished them luck for sitting in front of their computers at work! Rapid progress was made for another 30 km before we stopped for breakfast at Kamat's for some ubiquitous idli, dosa and filter coffee! Jayaganesh rode down from Hosur on his Duke 390 to accompany us all the way to Krishnagiri. Unfortunately for him, our breakfast lasted 3 hours, before me made quick work of the remaining distance to Krishnagiri, where we were escorted by Thulashi into town and for lunch at Hotel Tamil Nadu, where we had amazing fried fish, while the vegetarians had some leaves and flowers, or so it appeared!

    At Krishnagiri we met the wonderful Dr. Nandkumar, the 76 year old doctor who owns 5 motorcycles, with 2 of them superbikes! He amazed us with his fitness, love for life and his biking spirit. A wonderful opportunity for the GICR team to meet somebody as amazing as Doctorsahab. After a lovely lunch hosted by the bikers of Krishnagiri we headed on to Chennai with dusk fast approaching. But Chennai Rush Hour was approaching even faster! And so we waited on the city outskirts for the traffic to reduce before we took the final plunge into hot and humid Chennai. Here again we didn't require to pull out our GPS, as Karthik from the Chennai chapter met us at the border and brought us safe and sound and in one piece into the city. Sriram also made it a point to leave office meet us on the way, ride with us to the hotel and then go back to work. The GICR team was extremely grateful to Sriram and Karthik for helping us find our way!

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    The team hard at work at Kamat's

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    We worked for 3 hours and ate many Idlis at Kamat's

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    At Krishnagiri for lunch

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    Dr. Nandkumar the veteran biker with our very own Old Fox

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    Enjoying the Filter Coffee of the south

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    The Doctor on his brand new Bonneville

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    The Doctor's triumph hijacked!

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    With the Krishnagiri bikers

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    Time and trucks pass us as we wait for the Chennai traffic to go to sleep!
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    Default Re: Day 21-24: Bangalore & Krishnagiri

    Awesome Pics ! Thanxxzzz for sharing all of them !!

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    Awesome Pics ! Thanxxzzz for sharing all of them !!

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    Default Re: Day 21-24: Bangalore & Krishnagiri

    lovely pics monk .looking forward to read the next part of the trip. It was my pleasure to make sure you guys reach safely
    .:beer:

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    Default Re: Day 21-24: Bangalore & Krishnagiri

    Man, I like those Range Rovers.

    So, a long-term ride report of Inazuma is in the pipeline?

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    The Galaxy S5 ready to capture it all ...
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    Default Re: Day 21-24: Bangalore & Krishnagiri

    Haha I like the bummble bee wala helmet.. awesome!!

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    Default Re: Day 21-24: Bangalore & Krishnagiri

    Amazing pics! Nice write up

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    Loved the BumbleBee Busa.....and Batman (with a beard,though) with the R1.......

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