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  • [Photo Feature]: GQ? GQ.. GQ! Done. [R15 / 6166kms / 14 days]

    Route: Golden Quadrilateral

    The map was there on my tank bag all through the trip.. it kept me going!


    When: 26th Dec 2010 - 8th Jan 2011

    With: My beloved R15. Had a friend's company till Banglore, rest solo.

    Why: Had applied for a 2 weeks holiday, needed some time off work. Nothing better to do.

    Detailed route:
    START
    Day 1: Mumbai – Bangalore 1,020kms / 18hrs
    Day 2: Bangalore
    Day 3: Bangalore
    Day 4: Bangalore – Chennai 330kms / 5hrs
    Day 5: Chennai – Visakhapatnam 838kms / 13hrs
    Day 6: Visakhapatnam – Humma – Chilka Lake – Puri 415kms / 12hrs!
    Day 7: Puri – Bhubaneshwar – Cuttack – Kolkata 500kms / 8hrs
    Day 8: Kolkata – Varanasi 700kms / 12hrs
    Day 9: Varanasi – Kanpur – Agra – Delhi 810kms / 12hrs
    Day 10: Delhi
    Day 11: Delhi
    Day 12: Delhi – Jaipur – Ajmer – Beawer 430kms / 7hrs
    Day 13: Beawer – Udaipur 230kms / 4hrs
    Day 14: Udaipur – Ahmedabad –Vadodara – Surat – Mumbai 780kms / 13hrs
    END



    Day 1: Mumbai – Bangalore 1,020kms / 18hrs

    Started from home (Powai) at 5am with a friend (same black R15), breakfast at McD after Pune, evening stop at 6pm before Chitradurga. Landed at friends place (Kormangla) around 11pm.

    Highlights of the day:
    - Maximum covered in a day.
    - Witnessed a 5-storey high whirlwind.
    - Saw wind-mills for the first time.
    - Saw wind-mill blades being transported, they are huge!!






    The whirlwind calms down...!




    The blade in comparison to a car and a bike...



    Day 2: Bangalore
    Day 3: Bangalore


    My chain was screwed. The Yamaha SVC at Kormangla said the chain-set's life is over, needs a replacement. I'll need to keep adjusting the chain to finish the balance 5000kms. Fine, will do.

    Had I lazed one more day in Bangalore, my new year would be there. So I decided to move ahead to Chennai. My friend left for Mumbai as he had to be home for new year's. From here started my solo journey.

    Day 4: Bangalore – Chennai 330kms / 5hrs

    Initial plan was to meet my friend in Chennai and carry on and stop somewhere after Nellore, but my friend insisted I should stay for the night in Chennai with him. So I had to do some extra kms next day to reach Vizag.

    Highlights of the day:
    - Saw the Nokia and Hyundai plant.

    Day 5: Chennai – Visakhapatnam 838kms / 13hrs

    Left Chennai around 7am. The biggest part of the GQ lies in AP. And it's the worst as well. AP is never-ending, populated, diversions, wrong-sided traffic and boring landscape. The only major town I crossed was Vijaywada. Found Yamaha showroom on the city highway, stopped there for first oil change.

    I had promised myself not to ride after dark, but never kept it. Visakhapatnam came around 8pm. Found a hotel near the highway for the night (Rs600).

    Highlights of the day:
    - The never-ending AP.
    - Some political rally all across AP, with buses/trucks/cars displaying C.Naidu flags (they all disappeared after Guntur).









    Last edited by aman_pulsating; 01-28-2011, 04:40 PM.
    | Judging a bike by a cubic capacity yardstick is like judging a female by her bra size |

    My Leh 2010 Photo Log
    My GQ 2010-11 Photo Log

  • #2
    GQ Ride Approved.

    Congratulations for a successful completion of GQ ride. The pics look fabulous. Waiting for more text and pics to pour in !
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    • #3
      Let me take the privilege to pass my heartiest Congratulations to you first Had I known this trip earlier, I would've helped you cross NH4/NH5 at Chennai as I live close to this place.

      So last year it was Leh & this year its GQ. Great achievements!!! Congrats once again & I'll be looking eagerly to read mostly from Vizag & upto Ahmedabad. Keep the flow coming.
      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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      • #4
        Topic Approved

        @Biru - Watch out. You have a competition now

        @Aman - Congos man. That look like an awsum ride from your side. But this 3line text won't do. We need more

        P.S: Members are super quick these days and post even before mods approve the thread properly
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        • #5
          aman starting a thread

          good achivement there about actually posting your ride

          ps:I was ghost driving when you ghost riders began your ride
          sigpic

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rony View Post
            GQ Ride Approved.

            Congratulations for a successful completion of GQ ride. The pics look fabulous. Waiting for more text and pics to pour in !
            ...and you are the first one to reply! Even before the Mod! Thanks!

            Originally posted by aargee View Post
            Let me take the privilege to pass my heartiest Congratulations to you first Had I known this trip earlier, I would've helped you cross NH4/NH5 at Chennai as I live close to this place.

            So last year it was Leh & this year its GQ. Great achievements!!! Congrats once again & I'll be looking eagerly to read mostly from Vizag & upto Ahmedabad. Keep the flow coming.
            Thanks aargee..

            Originally posted by MG_Biker1806 View Post
            Topic Approved

            @Biru - Watch out. You have a competition now

            @Aman - Congos man. That look like an awsum ride from your side. But this 3line text won't do. We need more

            P.S: Members are super quick these days and post even before mods approve the thread properly
            @Biru.. don't worry, don't even remotely worry.. i'm not as khaali as you

            @MG.. Thanks.. about the text, i'm not much of a blogger. Moreover, Alankar's writing has sucked whatever little vocab was left in me!! But will sure try to re-call all the events from the ride.

            @DK... oyeeee! I've started couple of threads before! And yes, I ghostly remember meeting you!
            Last edited by aman_pulsating; 01-28-2011, 04:39 PM.
            | Judging a bike by a cubic capacity yardstick is like judging a female by her bra size |

            My Leh 2010 Photo Log
            My GQ 2010-11 Photo Log

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            • #7
              Originally posted by darkknight View Post
              aman starting a thread

              good achivement there about actually posting your ride
              +1

              I am super amazed at your capability of actually posting something
              Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and then beat you with experience.

              Check out my Ladakh travelogue - Ladakh Ride 2010

              If you are getting bored with nothing to do in office check out my Rajasthan travelogue - Rajasthan Ride 2012

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              • #8
                Awesome Ride... was waiting for so long to see this thread....
                Put more pics more write up. Atleast put apna pics atleast, doing some Pojjer - giri

                sigpic

                Respect the nature and it will respect you back.....

                Cheers!!!!
                Dinesh


                First Ride to Malshej Ghats.....

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                • #9
                  What a great achievement!!!!

                  Memories of one of the most memorable and adventurous ride refreshed!!!

                  Here comes the first R15 to complete the Golden Quadrilateral!!!

                  Kudos to you bruv!

                  I guess "the heaven" has some competition now!!!


                  Let it roll!!!
                  The best things in life are realized on two wheels!

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                  • #10
                    I was missing rubber_stamp_champ's GQ thread (had finished reading it) and now this comes up and you ride the same Motorcycle as me

                    This GQ has long been eluding me, lets see when do I take the plunge.


                    Originally posted by rubber_stamp_champ View Post
                    Here comes the first R15 to complete the Golden Quadrilateral!!!
                    Two blokes from Bangalore did it (Renu?)
                    Last edited by sheelpriye; 01-28-2011, 05:12 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MG_Biker1806 View Post
                      Topic Approved

                      P.S: Members are super quick these days and post even before mods approve the thread properly
                      He is no more member now. We had a new mod.

                      @ aman - great pics bhai & bring the rest soon...
                      My Saddlesore Ride

                      &

                      stay tuned for My Bun Burner Ride

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                      • #12
                        Congrats Aman... waiting for the rest of the log. It would be helpful if you can also included places of stay etc, as I'm planning on an All India Ride later this year..

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                        • #13
                          I know I know its just 10 minutes that I posted the last post...but bring it on yaar!!

                          I understand that its a damn long ride and an awesome experience and a great lot of pics would take some time. But don't take as much time as I took to complete the log! It hurts, you know
                          The best things in life are realized on two wheels!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MG_Biker1806 View Post
                            P.S: Members are super quick these days and post even before mods approve the thread properly
                            Originally posted by aman_pulsating View Post
                            ...and you are the first one to reply! Even before the Mod! Thanks!
                            Arrey I thought that only after Approval by Mods the thread can be seen .... But since it was already listed with no Approval post, I did the honors of approving it ... Dont know ye mauka phir kab milega ... LOL !

                            Originally posted by ttusharz View Post
                            He is no more member now. We had a new mod.
                            How does being a mod mean not being a member?
                            LIVE AND LET LIVE
                            Please Contribute ->
                            Weekend Getaways for Mumbai Tourers !!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rony View Post
                              How does being a mod mean not being a member?
                              Like a superman is not a man
                              Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and then beat you with experience.

                              Check out my Ladakh travelogue - Ladakh Ride 2010

                              If you are getting bored with nothing to do in office check out my Rajasthan travelogue - Rajasthan Ride 2012

                              Bank loans for used superbikes is possible - Bank loans for used superbikes

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