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    Thumbs up New year in hills



    After being busy in banal studies for months, I finally rode to Shimla on New Yearís eve. It was a ride after six months and quite good considering my best friends were with me; each on his own bike. We were a group of five riders:

    Rishi Ė Avenger
    Rohit Ė Avenger 200
    Gaurav Ė Apache
    Amit Ė P180
    Abhishek Ė P150

    Time after exam is arguably the best phase to enjoy at will & without worries. Whether or not one studied but plan to celebrate are set well in advance. The last week of 2009 ushered same freedom for me & I was in no mood to let it go. I had been planning a ride with my friends right from the day I landed in Delhi. I forgot the fact that I'm free but my friends are tied up in their respective jobs. After much coercion & some sentimental tonic shared amongst us we were on desired track.

    It had to be short so that all could arrange for leaves and avoid emptying bank a/cs. Shimla was the first choice and finalized as expense on accommodation could be avoided, thanks to Amitís relative having their home right in middle of city. We planned to leave for Chandigarh on 30th Dec by 4 pm & staying at Amitís home. We managed to leave our home by 10pm. It was a chilling ride from Delhi to Chandigarh which took 5 hrs including a dinner break. The stretch from Kurukshetra to CHD was extremely foggy but thanks to cages, we managed to do good speeds following them. Iíve no doubt that hadnít cages came to our rescue we all would have been limping our way to CHD amidst dense fog. Amitís Dad had some scolding advice in store for us and after his words stopped falling on our deaf ears (due to cold) we were comforting our cold souls in bed.

    Next day our target was to hit the road by 9am and we somehow did it by 11am. Not bad compared to what we did last day!! All except me were first timers to Shimla so I briefed them a bit about state of road and the way to ride in hills. Though, I accept I was mighty impressed by the way everyone rode in a disciplined manner. First short break at Parwanoo and I moved ahead deciding to meet them at Solan. I was desperate to do a speedy run in hills and boost up my heart as it almost accepted the prosaic life I had been living for quite sometime. I could feel the gush in my veins & joy in my heartÖ.. it was amazing.

    Waiting for Riders


    Rohit arriving



    After crossing Solan we stopped numerous times for pics or just enjoying the scenics. None of us had expected Sun to show a glimpse at this time but fortunately light was oozing out of the perennial source. It was far easier to ascend hills. Shimla was another 5kms at 4pm. It was time to inform Amitís aunt of devilsí arrival. We decided to fill our stomachs before we reach home so that new year doesnít usher in with empty boxes of ration at Auntijiís home.

    Amit had confirmed that some DJ is always arranged for new year party in Shimla. Dreams of dancing in open without paying a penny were shattered when we came to know that nothing of this sort ever happens. Had it not been Amitís relative homeÖ. only four people would have rode back to Delhi. 31st night was spent strolling The Mall Road, admiring the crowd and drinking on a rented terrace of a hotel braving the spine chilling wind. We survived the wind strokes and retired at 2am.

    HEAD TO HEAD


    CLASHING STEEDS


    BIKES RESTING


    SANKAT MOCHAN


    THE B'FUL CURVES


    BIKES WAITING FOR P180


    ROHIT POSING


    THE WOODLAND


    THE RIDERS



    YOURS TRULY



    CHURCH IN DIM



    DAY 2 in few hrs
    Last edited by Abhishek B; 01-08-2010 at 05:42 PM. Reason: updation
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