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  • SaddleSore1600K : First Attempt on a Hero Honda CBZ Classic

    Hello !!!

    My first attempt of the SaddleSore1600K on my bike, the Hero Honda CBZ Classic. Let me give you an overview of the ride:

    Route : Lonavala - Kolhapur - Ranebennur - Tumkur (Karnataka) and back
    Total Distance : 1658 kms
    Official Time : 27 hrs 25 mins
    Date of Attempt : 09/12/2010 - 10/12/2010
    Starting Point : Lonavala HP Petrol Pump , Lonavala
    Turn-around-point : SBI ATM , Tumkur city , Tumkur
    Start time : 12:00 pm
    End time : 03:25 pm
    Bike : Hero Honda CBZ Classic "TurboKat"

    Details of the ride coming soon.


    Sunil Kumar (Lonavala)
    "cbz"
    Once a biker, alwayz a biker !!

  • #2
    Saddlesore attempt approved
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    • #3
      On a CBZ classic; Wow! Waiting for more details.

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      • #4
        Sounds interesting ! .... let it come fast
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        • #5
          Originally posted by CBZ View Post
          Hello !!!

          My first attempt of the SaddleSore1600K on my bike, the Hero Honda CBZ Classic. Let me give you an overview of the ride:

          Route : Lonavala - Kolhapur - Ranebennur - Tumkur (Karnataka) and back
          Total Distance : 1658 kms
          Official Time : 27 hrs 25 mins
          Date of Attempt : 09/12/2010 - 10/12/2010
          Starting Point : Lonavala HP Petrol Pump , Lonavala
          Turn-around-point : SBI ATM , Tumkur city , Tumkur
          Start time : 12:00 pm
          End time : 03:25 pm
          Bike : Hero Honda CBZ Classic "TurboKat"

          Details of the ride coming soon.


          Sunil Kumar (Lonavala)
          "cbz"
          What a way to to write your very first post on xbhp
          Waiting for the logs..Dont make us wait too much
          sigpic

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          • #6
            Thanks a lot for the quick approval !!!
            Once a biker, alwayz a biker !!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jithu View Post
              What a way to to write your very first post on xbhp
              Waiting for the logs..Dont make us wait too much


              Thank you so much guys !!! It's nice to get some warm compliments from all of you !! The detailed trip log will be coming soon with the photographs !!! Sorry to inform you that it will take a little time , coz my index fingers on both the hands have gone sore , so won't be able to write it down in a single stretch !! I will try to complete it ASAP !!
              Once a biker, alwayz a biker !!

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              • #8
                Hey guys ... I had searched the entire site and almost the internet for the HH CBZ Classic attempting the Saddlesore .... and did not find any such posts .... Out of curiosity, just want to know if there has been any other attempt by any other biker in India on the CBZ Classic for such a long ride !!! Also want to know , the longest ride on a CBZ Classic in 27hrs ??? Please let me know if you find any details of the same !!!!
                Once a biker, alwayz a biker !!

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                • #9
                  waiting for u r report..............come sooonnnnnnnnnnnn

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                  • #10
                    @ TS

                    Congos.. I own a CBZ Classic too & wanted to try the Saddle sore attempt but it never materialized.

                    The Longest in a day I have done is 600Kms approx from Bangalore to Goa & the non stop distance I have done is Bangalore-mysore-Bangalore which works out to 270Kms.

                    Waiting for more details, curious to know how did the bike perform ?
                    sigpicAll India Permit 1+1

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                    • #11
                      You effort is greatly appreciated.
                      Originally posted by CBZ View Post
                      if there has been any other attempt by any other biker in India on the CBZ Classic for such a long ride
                      Nope, there's none who's completed successfully on CBZ; however if you talk on the same class, like 150cc segment, there's one guy who's completed successfully on his Fazer 150.
                      Skill is what keeps you on a Motorcycle
                      Awareness + Skill is what keeps you out of harm's way
                      ATGATT + Awareness + Skill means you might Live To Ride another day

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CBZ View Post
                        Hey guys ... I had searched the entire site and almost the internet for the HH CBZ Classic attempting the Saddlesore .... and did not find any such posts .... Out of curiosity, just want to know if there has been any other attempt by any other biker in India on the CBZ Classic for such a long ride !!! Also want to know , the longest ride on a CBZ Classic in 27hrs ??? Please let me know if you find any details of the same !!!!
                        Not just attempt but suscessful saddlesores have been done on pulsar 150 and fazer or fz 150 cc's. As of cbz timings, nmo clue.

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                        • #13
                          waiting for the logs. and congrats BTW
                          CRAP Blog

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                          • #14
                            Congratulations

                            Originally posted by CBZ View Post
                            Hello !!!

                            My first attempt of the SaddleSore1600K on my bike, the Hero Honda CBZ Classic. Let me give you an overview of the ride:

                            Route : Lonavala - Kolhapur - Ranebennur - Tumkur (Karnataka) and back
                            Total Distance : 1658 kms
                            Official Time : 27 hrs 25 mins
                            Date of Attempt : 09/12/2010 - 10/12/2010
                            Starting Point : Lonavala HP Petrol Pump , Lonavala
                            Turn-around-point : SBI ATM , Tumkur city , Tumkur
                            Start time : 12:00 pm
                            End time : 03:25 pm
                            Bike : Hero Honda CBZ Classic "TurboKat"

                            Details of the ride coming soon.


                            Sunil Kumar (Lonavala)
                            "cbz"
                            Hi Sunil, Congratulations on your safe saddlesore attempt.
                            Quick question, this 1600 kms should be completed in 24 hours right ?

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                            • #15
                              Trip Log for the ride :

                              I made a brief trip log to keep you from getting bored !!! Please read and enjoy !!

                              For the info, all those people who thought the CBZ Classic can never sustain, let me tell you, CBZ rocks . I did not push it harder, actually not even hard. The bike performed awesomely throughout the ride, without a single technical or heating problem. The legend lives on and will one day conquer the Saddlesore1600K, soon !!!


                              Biking has always been a passion. I have alwayz promoted Safe Riding and Helmet Awareness as a responsible and passionate biker. The current ride that i have completed is an Endurance ride spanning more than 1000 miles (1600 kms) on an Indian bike. The idea was conceived a couple of months ago while surfing the internet for motorcycling. The ride alwayz has two intergral components : the bike and the biker. A month long planning : mentally, physically and psychologically helped me to prepare for the ultimate test of a real biker. The bike was equally prepared by my trusted mechanics for the long ride. And you alwayz need support from family , friends and loved ones . My family was unaware of the ride until i had returned. My close friends knew a bit about the ride. The only person to know every detail of the ride was my best friend , ground support , witness for the ride - Shibin K. The route was finalised on the Google Maps, riding gear checked thoroughly, bike checked once again, last minute preparations were completed . Finally, the day for the start of ride arrived - Thursday, 9/12/2010 . The Check-list was confirmed, fuelled up the bike, signed the witnessed form, swiped the card (Timestamp for the Official Start Time), and I was ready to roll.

                              Max Speed : 90 kmph
                              Min Speed : 15kmph
                              Distance : 1658 kms
                              Time: 27hrs approx
                              Average Speed of the ride : 61 kmph

                              Leg1 : Lonavala - Kagal (beyond Kolhapur) Distance : 300.7 kms Time: 4 hrs

                              The ride started from Lonavala pretty well as I knew the road like the back of my hands. Took the diversion at Dehuroad to join the Bangalore highway. Crossed Chandni Chowk in approx 70 minutes. The weather was good, roads were smooth and well maintained, traffic was decent. The ride became interesting when I approached the Katraj Ghats. The curves and the fast corners was a slight relief after the long stretch. Went steady and reached Kagal beyond Kolhapur for a snack stop. I rang up my ground support Shibin to check the status of my ride so far.300 kms on the trip meter in 4 hrs flat. Good start.

                              Leg2 : Kagal - Ranebennur (Karnataka) Distance : 293.1 kms Time : 4.5 hrs

                              After a light snack of misal-pav, headed towards my first fuel stop at Nippani . Filled up the tank, and started again for the ride. Light breeze started hitting my helmet, day-light was disappearing fast, traffic started increasing gradually, heavy vehicles showed up their ugly faces on the tarmac. The bike was going steady but I struggled to maintain the speed at 70 kmph because of the 18-wheelers. As the evening approached fast, i crossed one of the Toll Check points and waited to check my bike for the long night ride. Combined the bike check-point with a bio break. Thoroughly satisfied with the bike condition, I started towards my next stop, Ranebennur(Karnataka) . The dreaded part of the journey starts - night riding. Traffic increases in the evening, the lights flash right into your eyes from the oncoming vehicles and makes it incredibly difficult to maintain speed. Surviving the dangerous stretch , I reached Ranebennur for a fuel-stop. Checked the bike and my ride status with Shibin again, and started towards my last check-point - Tumkur.

                              Leg3 : Ranebennur - Tumkur (Karnataka) Distance : 236 kms Time : 4.2 hrs

                              After riding on smooth long highways , I hit the bad patches. The roads were getting worse, some huge potholes, big speed-breakers, and then the worst happened. The roads vanished. The entire ongoing traffic was shifting sides and joined the oncoming traffic; reason- repair work. Now, it was like riding like hell. Speeding buses from the oncoming traffic trying to over-take the trailers flashing the upper beam on your face is a real nightmare. Add to it the inter-state Volvo buses gliding at mind-boggling speeds. After successfully riding through these death-defying road conditions, reached Tumkur. And to my surprise, closed petrol pumps on the NH4. I had to generate a computer generated receipt to mark my official turn-around time for the proof. After searching the highway for the pumps, got some local help to realise that there were a few ATM machines , although inside the city. With no other option , turned my bike towards the city. Two ATM found, both out-of-order. Finally, to my relief, found a SBI ATM. Swiped my card and generated the receipt for the timestamp. Took a small break before starting my return journey. Cleaned the visors of the helmet, checked the engine , made the entries into the Trip-Log and started my journey again.

                              ************************** TURN-AROUND POINT : TUMKUR Distance : 829 kms Time : 13 hrs ************************************************** ***

                              Leg4 : Tumkur - Bangalore State Toll Distance : 237.7 kms Time : 4.2 hrs

                              Starting slow, looking for a fuel stop, reached Sira. Filled up the tank and started rolling again. The worst leg of the ride started - freezing temperatures, bad roads, oncoming traffic and to make it dreadful - the thick fog . I am from a hill station, have got a lot of night riding experience and have encountered the fog before, but alwayz managed to navigate easily because the fog never lasted more than a few kilometers. But this was completely different, the fog never seemed to end, was getting thicker by every passing mile. To add to it, the exhaust gases on the highway from the vehicles, made it a difficult task to ride in the new form - the smog. The visibility had taken a serious hit, and directly affected the average speed considerably. With practically hitting speeds below 40kmph, I started worrying about the time required to complete the remaining journey. After riding in the worst ever condition for more than 3 hours, i saw a ray of hope - the breaking dawn. The only difference, no sun-light and freezing temperatures. I took a small break after the gruelling night ride. Oops, now what !! The trip meter stopped working. No track of the distance from here-on, and the only assistance were the highway distance boards. To worsen it more, i checked the status of the ride - apporximately 120 kms in 2.7 hrs. The worst distance covered in the entire ride. Worried about the timing, started again and reached the Toll with a constant speed of 85kmph.

                              Leg 5 : Toll - Belgaum Distance : 188 kms Time : 3.8 hrs

                              After the Toll, the ride was getting tougher. Having rode continuously for more than 20 hrs and a whooping 1200+ kms, the body started showing signs of riding fatigue. The back, the wrist, arms, legs, and mainly my butt started paining badly. Took a short break to relax my muscles with some quick exercises. With a little relief from the exercises, started again towards Belgaum. Reached Khimjibai Petroleum for the next fuel stop.

                              Leg 6 : Belgaum - Kolhapur Distance : 112 kms Time : 1.5 hrs

                              After the long journey, rides started getting shorter, distance covered started decreasing. Broad day-light hit the roads and lighted up the environment. But my stomach started growling, Having thrived the entire night on dry fruits and some energy bars, i deserved a good meal to beat the acidity. Decided to take a stop at Kolhapur for a quick breakfast.

                              Leg 7 : Kolhapur - Pune Distance : 226.8 kms Time : 3.4 hrs

                              Reached Kolhapur and took a stop at McDonalds for a quick brunch. With a sumptous and much deserved meal , started towards Pune. The heavy brunch proved to be a boon as well as a bane. With almost 23 hrs into the ride and no sleep for more than 30 hours, my eyes started getting really heavy. The fatigue, the pain, lack of sleep, heavy brunch, and the warm afternoon wind hitting my body made the perfect recipe for some bike sleep. Scary i know!!!! After a few eye-shuts, i decided it was getting dangerous. Took a stop at a local chaiwala. Sipped two hot teas, splashed some cold water on the face. Feeling better, started riding again. The average speed started increasing once again and managed to reach Chandni Chowk at around 2 pm. Distance covered was approximately 1600 kms in 26 hours.

                              Leg 8 : Pune - Lonavala Distance 65 kms Time : 1.2 hrs

                              Hit the bypass to be greeted by some heavy weekend traffic. After negotiating some idiot drivers and hazily crossing pedestrians, reached Dehuroad. My back at a point, which gave me some excruciating pain when i reached Pune, was feeling a little better. Finally reached Lonavala at around 3 pm. All the petrol pump attendants along with the manager waited to greet me. Parked my bike and swiped the card. It was 3.15 pm on Friday, 10/12/2010. They welcomed me with some nice hot tea. The manager signed the End of ride witness forms. Photographs were clicked all along the ride. The glorious ride came to an end after 1658 kms and 27 hours and 15 mins.

                              Reached home and took a shower . And then crashed on my bed.
                              Once a biker, alwayz a biker !!

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