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  • 4 exciting days,3 different states,2 exotic bikes & 1 amazing cause!!!

    4 Exciting days - Aug 15th,16th,17th and 18th.

    3 Different states -TN,KA,KL

    2 Exotic bikes -RTR(Vignesh) and P220(me)

    1 Amazing cause -Celebrating INDEPENDENCE!!!!!!


    Day 1-15|08|08



    Firstly I want to thank my parents for letting me do this trip on my 4 day old P220!!!.....After a months planning by Vignesh and me the day had finally arrived!!!We slept only by 12 or something the previous night(it usually happens before every ride!!!).....The alarm woke me up by 2:00 am....I called vignesh immediately ...he needed more half an hour of sleep so we slept and got up at 2 30....After a quick shower,I was ready by 3 30...By this time vignesh had already reached my place and was waiting for me.Managed to tie the saddle bags and met him outside my gate.We headed to a nearby temple and prayed for a safe trip!

    We zoomed through the empty streets to reach the Golden Quadrilateral(GQ)that leads to Bangalore.Vignesh was all excited as this was his first ever long ride(His previous was jus 100 odd kms!!!).We stopped near his college as he wanted this pic


    We were doing speeds of 60-70kmph only as I din want to stress my new bike(it was jus 500kms old).I wanted to maintaining this speed till I complete 1000kms which meant 500kms more.Vignesh didnt mind it.Sun was yet to rise and we were crossing toll booths one by one.At one such booth we stopped for a small break,by this time Mr.Sun had come out to wish us good luck!I literally meant those words as we didnt want to have a rainy ride in the first day itself.Though the clouds were very dark we didnt experience rain.We reached Vellore and stopped by a tea shop.After a few minutes we were back with our rides on the GQ.

    It was very tempting to rip the bikes ,but I was very concerned not to cross the running in limit.We were munching miles at a very slow rate.We took many pics en route.We wanted this pic with The National Flag and our bikes.Managed to click it and a small kid took a pic with both of us in it.Thanks to him!
    After this our next stop was at a BP petrol bunk which is located some 10kms after Vaniyambadi.Had a 20 mins stop there.Than started our slow run again.We were heading Krishnagiri and when we reached we spotted a descent hotel for breakfast.There we asked a taxi driver about a detour to Mysore without entering Bangalore.He told us to take a left at Electronic city.After asking the route we were back on the roads.This stretch of the road was awesome with ups and downs.Clicked a few pics here.

    By 11:00 we reached Hosur.We stopped at a automobile shop to buy engine oil for our bikes.Here locals guided us the same route the taxi driver had suggested us.After the traffic till electronic city we found the Mysore road finally(But it wasnt over here!!!!)The roads were like runway and there were sign boards saying no stopping!!!But these roads ended abruptly...We did some off roading before we reached the actual Blore-Mysore expressway.The off roading was very bad,Vignesh's bike had taken hard,the silencer was hanging down...some bolt had come out.So stopped at a local mechanic shop and fixed it and we were back on the roads!Just a few kms before Mysore my bike completed 1000kms( ).I was damn happy as my runnin in period was over and I started to rip the bike.It was literally responding so good ...I felt the difference as the bike opened up!

    We reached Mysore and asked the way to Gundulpet where we planned to stay for the night.This part was good stretch of road with lot of twisties.Vignesh started to have back pain so we exchanged bikes.After ripping we reached Gundulpet and found a lodge with parking for our bikes.Checked in and unloaded our luggages and went for dinner at a nearby restaurant.We hit the beds by 10 pm.

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    • #3
      nice to see this ride again, but missing some good pics... please post all the pics...
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        some were saved in my harddisc...















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        • #5
          Cool log and pics bro.
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            Day 2 -16|08|08

            We kept alarm at 5 00 am and as usual got up late.Finally we hit the roads by6 am.After having coffee we headed towards Bandipur National Park.We had to ride through the Bandipur forest to enter Kerala.We were damn excited as we are riding through the forest!!!.The forests were some 30kms away from Gundulpet.The roads which led to the forests were good.We stopped by to take some pics and videos.

            After the photo session in a few kms we came across this board and after a while the people started to disappear and we were entering the forest.It was so scary to ride thro the forest.I was expecting wild animals.We were not supposed to stop anywhere but the beauty and sound of the forest made us stop for a few pics.We took some amazing snaps!!!It was drizzling very lightly.The climate was awesome!


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            Then we started again in a few minutes Vignesh spotted an elephant that was eating bamboos on the right side of the roads.Before he told me about the elephant ,the tusker charged at us with a loud trumpetting sound.We were scared like anything and accelerated our bikes to move from that spot quickly.Man that was a real WILD experience!!!!

            After this incident we were riding really close with each other in fear of animal attack .Then we saw a checkpost-there it was KERALA!!! wow....I was so happy to see people around hehe .The police at the checkpost looked for our license and let us go.We saw these sign boards and clicked pics!
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            The forest part was over and we were going to a town called Batheri.We asked the route and reached the place.I went to a Bajaj Service center to lubricate my chain.We enjoyed riding thro the awesome twisties of Kerala.The climate was also supporting.

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            We went to Edekkal caves and a dam(forgot its name).The dam was very peaceful and was free from crowds.The entire places we visited in Kerala was having a nice drizzling weather.
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            After having our lunch at Batheri we headed back to our lodge at Gundulpet which means we were riding thro Bandipur again!!!!This time I wasnt scary but was eager to spot animals .

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            We were lucky and we spotted a herd of elephants which were peacefully having their lunch .Clicked a few pics and we were out of the forest.
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            We had enough time so clicked as much pics as we could!!
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            Reached the lodge by 5 30 pm.Relaxed for a while and went out for dinner.While having dinner this crazy idea popped!!We decided to ride through the forest again in the night!!!!!!I know we were crazzy!!!Came back to our room took the necessary things and we on our rides!Before even we entered the forests Vignesh was afraid a lot and he convinced e to head back to out hotel .Reached the hotel and went to sleep keeping alarm for the next day!

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              Manoj & Vignesh: Awesome Man!!!! Will read thru the entire log when I have lil bit more time......you guys got some beautiful pics there..

              PS: Manoj, the reason why I din't buy a blue 220 was coz I thought the blue color would not look good on cloudy days, but clearly my misconception has been blown to pieces!
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              • #8
                oh... a treat again...
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                  Originally posted by MG_Biker1806 View Post
                  Topic Approved

                  Thanks for re-posting the thread.
                  Its my pleasure MG

                  Originally posted by archistar View Post
                  nice to see this ride again, but missing some good pics... please post all the pics...
                  Thanks man ....Yup coming with the pics

                  Originally posted by cosgeo99 View Post
                  Cool log and pics bro.
                  Thanks man

                  Originally posted by prafultripathy View Post
                  Manoj & Vignesh: Awesome Man!!!! Will read thru the entire log when I have lil bit more time......you guys got some beautiful pics there..

                  PS: Manoj, the reason why I din't buy a blue 220 was coz I thought the blue color would not look good on cloudy days, but clearly my misconception has been blown to pieces!
                  Thanks dude! ........hehe

                  Originally posted by archistar View Post
                  oh... a treat again...

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                  • #10
                    Amazing pics and ride you guys had..... keep it up!!! Enjoyed reading the log throughout !!
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                      Day 3-17|08|08

                      We were ready by 7:00 am and checked out of the hotel and were heading towards Tamil Nadu.Ooty is hardly 100kms away from this place.We had to travel through other part of Bandipur today.The roads before the forests started were very bad.These bad roads continued for some 15kms and then we entered Bandipur.

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                      As soon as we entered the forest we saw many deers grazing around.This part of the forest was different from the one we travelled through the previous day.We took many pics and shot videos.Vignesh managed to shoot some part of the ride while riding his bike.
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                      We passed through this stretch of forest where the trees were burnt in a forest fire.
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                      And then finally we were leaving the Karnataka State and were entering Tamil Nadu State.
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                      This part of forest inside Tamil Nadu is the Mudumalai Reserve for tigers.
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                      We had to take the Kalatti route which is a shorter one to Ooty.This route had 36 hairpin bends and we enjoyed bending and leaning in every hairpin bend.Vignesh wasnt confident in taking the hairpin bends.The reason could be that because it was his first time riding in the Ghats.
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                      After the ghats we entered Ooty .It was so refreshing climate.We could feel the cold air passing through our helmets and gloves.
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                      Reaching Dottebetta we went to the park.It was in the afternoon and we were surrounded by mist all over.
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                      Clicked pics there and left in a while.We spotted the track down the hill.I wanted to reach that spot.So we managed to find our way down there to the track and it was worth reaching that spot.Clicked some awesome pics.
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                      We were going to Cunnoor.Stopped by a shop to get tea and chocolates for home.The roads between Ooty and Cunnoor were laid recently and there was minimal traffic.This time we enjoyed the ghtas completely.It was such a fast run.We both were zooming through the hills and reached Cunnoor in no time .
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                      Had a nice lunch at Cunnoor and left to Mettupalayam.This stretch of ghats was so crowded with traffic and since the roads were under construction vehicles were regulated by stopping one side for sometime and allowing the opposite side to come.This was so irritating and consumed lot of time.

                      Here I had a crash!!!Vignesh was well ahead of me and nowhere in sight. I was doing speeds of 50 and there was this Honda City fellow who overtook me and was going.He was speeding and coudln accomodate an upcoming bus in one curve ,he had braked hard and skidded.He was right accross the road blocking the road.I come out of a curve and was shocked to see a car parked right accross the road!!!Man!!!!I applied the brakes and thanks to the disks I managed to slow down but coudn avoid hitting him.Banged the car and fell down.When I got up the car had cleared and went.I found that the air vent kinda thing on the front fairing had broken and there was a crack on the fairing .....I was so worried to see my 6 day old 220 having a crash .I had bruises on my left knee and it was bleeding.I stopped by and did some first aid work.Tried calling Vignesh but the mobile wasnt reachable.Finally the ghats section was over and reached the plains.I met him here and explained the entire episode.

                      We pushed hard and reached Perundurai for the night.Located a descent lodge the hit the sacks!
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                      • #12
                        @manoj i must say one of the best trip-logs i have ever read..
                        am from kanpur (uttar pradesh) roads like those are a bliss for me.
                        i never knew india had such beautiful highways
                        thumbs-up to both of u!

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                        • #13
                          Manoj and vignesh awesome pics and trip logs.... the railway line on which u r standing one is good...
                          so you guys had a total fun trip haan...........
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                          • #14
                            Awesome Trip, Guys..Some of the pics are simply brilliant!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by prafultripathy View Post
                              Manoj & Vignesh: Awesome Man!!!! Will read thru the entire log when I have lil bit more time......you guys got some beautiful pics there..

                              PS: Manoj, the reason why I din't buy a blue 220 was coz I thought the blue color would not look good on cloudy days, but clearly my misconception has been blown to pieces!
                              hey praful thanks dude... hey waitin to meet u wen r u flyin here?
                              Vignesh.K
                              Riding a Fuel Injected 220!

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