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    Default Bike.Love.Awesomeness

    So what does a biking fanatic do when his girl who lives 1400kms away from him decides to call it quits
    ?
    Correct !
    He gets on his bad ass bike and sets off to woo her back.

    No,what i just said was not entirely true - This was planned.Not one or two months,but since the day i
    had laid my hands on a motorbike,back in the summer of 69..err...just sounded nice...2008.Didn't
    happen earlier..why ?no gear..no xbhp..no riding sense.but now everything was in place
    1.I consider myself an average motorcyclist atleast.
    2.My friend Amit had acquired a credit card so i could now order what i wanted and then get 45 days to
    decide how to pay him back.
    3.I was sure i would be able to do it easily if the final destination was love.
    4.This is just to tell you that Im not the most romantic person on earth and this is not a love story.
    So here goes nothing-
    All was in place.Had decided to start early morning on the 27th of Dec.And im sort of an insomniac so
    on 26th evening i decided to drink and sleep.The guy who had taught me how to ride a two wheeler
    suddenly called me out of the blue and told me he has a friend's fiero and wants to take it to
    Bangalore,so one thing led to another and he decided to ride down with me,but the same night.Packed
    everything quickly and started off by 1920hrs.
    This is how i looked like





    Met him near Poonamallee Highway and off I was.Happy and excited.But after an hour things were
    different,I was cold and sleepy.He couldnt go past 60kmph on his bike so we took it slow.Stopped every
    40-50mins for a smoke and chit chat.Roads were amazing.Traffic was low.All in all it was fun
    Reached bangalore after about 6-7 hours,had some rum,spoke about the good old days and slept.
    day 2
    Got up at 10.Late by atleast a good 3 hrs.Took me ages to get out of the Bangalore city.Had planned to
    do the entire stretch the same day.BUT,the roads were pathetic as soon as i got out of the
    city.Ranniembur is full of red dust.Me and the bike looked like strawberry flavoured black currant juice.
    Like a million diversions,kachcha roads,cattle,potholes and what not.By the time i was close to
    hubli,roads became all nice.The worst was yet to come but,an undone road,truck behind,truck
    ahead,blinding headlights.Was scared out of my wits.But had to spend the night at hubli so kept going
    on and as soon as i was on a 4 laner,it started drizzling.Visor was up as i had made the mistake of not
    carrying a clear visor.And my face and glasses were decorated with dead mosquitoes with red designs
    here and there.I have always been scared of riding on wet roads and the water was makingm y glasses
    totally useless.so took em off and started again.Reached hubli around nineish.Was feeling cold so
    decided to buy some whiskey and food.
    There are alot of hotels in hubli where you can get nice rooms for like around 500.I got one for another
    100 with a tv,water heater.

    The better part


    the night at hubli

    day 3
    Next day morning was nice and cool.Had a bath and started,the roads from hubli to mumbai are too
    good.Was doing 120-130 constant in patches.In short,was having the time of my life.
    Within no time i was jus 25kms away from Pune.
    Thats blurred marathi

    Ate at the McDonald's that comes on the left after entering Mumbai.
    Stopped and called mg_biker as he had asked me to,when i was somewhere near pune.But alas,would
    have had to wait for 3 hrs to ride with him and i was getting impatient,so i decided to ride alone.Roads
    were fun.The tunnels,hills,twists on the roads,everything was just fantastic.
    Lonavla



    Reached JNPT after a while by mistake.Missed a right towards Mumbai.I was almost covered with
    trucks.Asked someone and he was like "bhaiyya aap toh aage aa gaye".
    BS ! Another one hour wasted.But little did i know, that peak time traffic was to hurl all its poison at me
    soon.The last i remember,was at a red light,this guy told me lokhandwala(andheri) is about 17kms away
    from where i was,i was like yaaay..another 30 mins.At this statement 2 guys on the bike next to me
    started smiling,"Sir jee abhi toh 2 ghante ka rasta hai."
    Complete idiots,I am on a bike plus i am on a fast bike.Ill be there in 40 mins max.haha !
    It took me 3 !
    But i did reach alive,contrary to many people's predictions.So was i a tourer now ? Somewhat.
    And there she was...downstairs...smiling...happy.
    Mission accomplished !
    10/10
    And kudos to all mumbai guys.Facing that traffic everyday must be one hell of a task.So what do you do
    ? Leave at 5am to reach work at 9 or something ? 10 min red lights !takes half hour to get throgh
    each.Phew !
    Half the job is done.Will write more later.
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    Nice to see this up!
    Welcome to Mumbai, the land where I can cover 100KMs in about an hour and 45 minutes to get to panvel and then on takes me 2 hours to cover 60KM to reach home

    BTW I did tell you to keep an eye on that right!!!! he he he... how far ahead did you go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny View Post
    Best Travel Blogger Contest Entry Approved
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    Thanks.I request you to transfer this to the tourer section.Did not write it for the contest.
    Quote Originally Posted by satyenpoojary View Post
    Nice to see this up!
    Welcome to Mumbai, the land where I can cover 100KMs in about an hour and 45 minutes to get to panvel and then on takes me 2 hours to cover 60KM to reach home

    BTW I did tell you to keep an eye on that right!!!! he he he... how far ahead did you go!
    hahaa
    it took me about 40-60 mins to get back.this is jus one end of the story.Going for a mini gtg now and will get back n post the entire trip.
    Last edited by anants_220; 02-13-2010 at 05:38 AM.
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    cool story dude..waiting for your full story..
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    Quote Originally Posted by !_Devil_Jin_! View Post
    cool story dude..waiting for your full story..
    Lol no stories and all.it all happened
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    I also visited daman about a 4-5 hrs ride from mumbai.
    cheap place for booze as its a union territory.Nothing much for sightseeing though,barring a fort.
    the beach is average but u can get alcohol there which can be a nice lazy activity to indulge in.
    here are some pics

















    The fort











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    The ride back

    Will not write much and bore.Started at like 3 pm and reached satara by 7pm.Stayed overnight and left.reached blore the same day at around 11.Roads seemed to be better.Im sure the route was slightly different.
    Fell off after leaving Blore the next day,but thanks to the gear,not even a scratch.
    Reached Chennai around 3Pm.















    and finally back home

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    Quote Originally Posted by anants_220 View Post
    ...Asked someone and he was like "bhaiyya aap toh aage aa gaye"...
    Deja-vu moment!!!

    I did the exact mistake when I first rode to mumbai from pune and unluckily it was at 4AM in the morning. Its all trucks on that route at that hour.

    Nice read there!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happybiking View Post
    Deja-vu moment!!!

    I did the exact mistake when I first rode to mumbai from pune and unluckily it was at 4AM in the morning. Its all trucks on that route at that hour.

    Nice read there!!!
    haha
    It was really bad.There is this bridge full of potholes.there were like 100 trucks both sides and i was trying to speed my way through hitting speed breakers every minute.One mistake and i would've been under one of them.
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