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    Weekend Ride to Yelagiri



    Friday morning, I figured out my front tyre was leaking air for some weird reason which I still haven't figured out and the bike wasn't turning the way I wanted, so headed right to a local mec and fixed the issues temporarily hoping that I wouldn't face anything major in ride the next day.

    Late Friday night, preparations for the Ride began first by borrowing a camera from my friend, headed to home to free the memory card to fill up photos of the upcoming ride. Luckily I had washed my jacket a week earlier so that right in my sight but my knee guards and the spares cables for my bike were missing. With not much to relax before the ride and it was already late in the night so wanted to Give a miss to search for them (made sure of myself that would keep all my riding gears in one place).

    Saturday Early Morningere couple of kms before Vellore where we saw sunny waving from side of the road for halt - so that we aren't missing our breakfast point. Kiran was waiting for us there and once the initial intro is over we gobbled up some idlies and coffee, fag and a customary click before the hotel - and we were soon riding back in the highway. With a thought of grabbing briyani at ambur for lunch; but later we decided that it early for lunch so finalized to have lunch in yelagiri itself.

    Our stop for coffee



    Our Breakfast Stop






    Meeting amit and starting the ride in ghat section



    Sriram, Kiran(Electric Goat) , Zaphod


    At Viewpoint near 10th hairpin





    At YMCA Camp waiting for the room keys





    Our Room





    Lunch at Tandoori Hut









    We rode out to the town and tried capturing the places in the best possible way, also enquire about swamimalai a possible trekking option with we later decided to give it a shot the next morning. After some shots we decided to go to the Ghats and try some photography. We reached a particular section where we were surrounded by tall trees and could see couple of hairpins between the trees below. When we were taking photos we saw Ananth coming up and he too stopped and some short discussion, couple of photos and we were back on our way to the room.

    Photography at the camp









    Roads between the trees



    Tall Trees





    Road which we took uphill



    Ananth



    Sunset shots









    Me, Amit Woke up at 6am and left for the trek. We parked our bikes near the tea-shop at so called base of the swamimalai and started our trek. Initially we walked through the small lanes which gave to an empty barren land and at the end of which the real trek starts. With much excitement we started climbing the hill, here and there stopping for photographs. I had taken Ananth's cam to get a feel of handling SLR and it helped me to get some idea about taking pictures using them. Soon the trek started to take its toll on us as we weren't prepared a trek with no water and trekking this hill with the unruly terrain which was mostly on stones and the roots of the trees made it really tough for us. At one place I decided to stop and return back, but Amit encouraged to do the trek and in one place Amit was able to do me in turn encouraged him that somehow we will complete the trek. But in one place both of us were exhausted and decided to return back to keep this trek to achieve next time when we come here.

    Photography and Trekkin attempt in the morning




    Contrasting Nature



    Look at the angle which we had to trek



    Broadest place of the trek route


    Narrowest place of the trek route


    We somehow managed to reach the base and picked up our bike and rolled on to the lake for clicking some of the pictures. After getting some natures into our memory cards we returned back to the room and directly to the dining hall (as it was already half past 9 and they serve only till 9am, anyway since we were only souls there seems like they kept the hall open)to gobble some poori and chenna and we were soon joined by Ananth, Kiran and sunny for the breakfast. We all went back to the room where Sriram and Sudharsan we already set for the return ride. I took a quick bath and got ready n geared up. Soon others too geared up and zaphod went to settle the bills, meanwhile we lined up the bikes for a photo and soon zaphod joined us and we left the camp to our next stop near vaniyambadi junction where Praveen said would be waiting for as he is returning from krishnagiri.

    Me relaxin after unsuccessful trek attempt



    Forest on the either side of the route





    Path taken



    Walkway at Lake


    Lake at Yelagiri



    Boating Area on the Lake









    A light moment








    Ananth and Sriram sharing their Parotta's








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  • #2
    nice ride guys.. nice pics too..
    Please use all possible safety measures while riding and remember others also riding on the same road...

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    • #3
      Nice ride there . I missed it but feeling great seeing all the pics. Thanks for the pics and write up !
      Nishant Kumar

      Ride, eat, sleep...repeat.

      TVS Apache 150 (Sold) | Bajaj Avenger 200 (Sold) | Yamaha R15 (Sold) | Duke 390 (Current)
      Point Calimere
      | ECR ride for Breakfast | The 'Rich' city of Ruins - Hampi
      Kuttralam Ride | Jawadhu Hills

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      • #4
        Nice pics guys
        Stories of the open road...........

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        • #5
          Nice pics and write-up.

          Originally posted by bikerfas View Post


          Whoa, the ninja although just a 250, looks like a supersports bike in this pic. Awesome click.
          ATGATT - Because hospital ceilings are boring !!!

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          • #6
            Another neat writeup Dinesh...Keep it up

            I did my return ride to B'lore in 2 hr n 5 minutes (Hosur in 1 hr )...what a ride that was !!!

            I loved every bit of the ride, wish I could come and join you guys for the 5 day Munnar ride
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            A weekend in God's own country
            Monsoon ride to coorg-mysore
            Horsley Hills

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            • #7
              Nice!

              Great pics guys. We did the same ride two weeks ago and some of our shots look similar!
              RIP Marco Simoncelli! You will not be forgotten!

              3HPTwitterFlickrYelagiri Tour Log

              "
              My vision is a blurry vortex. The world around me is being sucked into the intake duct. The exhaust turns it into a spine-tingling noise. My senses are overwhelmed by unrelenting, maddening, pure, raw speed. And its only second gear. Survival instincts execute a hostile takeover of adrenal glands, begging two fingers to squeeze the brake lever. Say hello to the BMW S1000RR." - Kartik Ware

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ksatish View Post
                nice ride guys.. nice pics too..
                Originally posted by thegame0012 View Post
                Nice ride there . I missed it but feeling great seeing all the pics. Thanks for the pics and write up !
                Originally posted by phanikar View Post
                Nice pics guys
                Thanks Sathish, Nishant, Phanikar.

                Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                Nice pics and write-up.

                Whoa, the ninja although just a 250, looks like a supersports bike in this pic. Awesome click.
                Thanks Aditya.

                Originally posted by Only Amit... View Post
                Another neat writeup Dinesh...Keep it up

                I did my return ride to B'lore in 2 hr n 5 minutes (Hosur in 1 hr )...what a ride that was !!!

                I loved every bit of the ride, wish I could come and join you guys for the 5 day Munnar ride
                Thanks buddy! do join for the munnar ride man

                Originally posted by pushkarb View Post
                Great pics guys. We did the same ride two weeks ago and some of our shots look similar!
                Thanks Pushkarb!!
                US Motorcycle Dairies|Meghamalai Kovalam Yelagiri 10 Day Ride Thalankuppam Ooty Ride Kolli Hills Tri-State G2G|

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                • #9
                  I thank all of you for responding to the Yelagiri ride, though Rajesh and Rajiv could not make it in the last moment.

                  The trip was fun filled though it was a small group ran to the hills. There were few surprises on this trip, first it was YMCA which defied my imagination when I entered the room that was given, neat, clean and decent and it was right value for the money. Ananth joined the gang in the evening. Third was Bikerfas-Dinesh demonstrating photography skills.

                  Hey Dinesh, it was a wonderful write up and the pictures have come out well. Don't wait, get your hands on DSLR soon!!

                  Thanks to Dinesh, Sunny, Sudarshan, Electric Goat-Kiran, and Ananth for making this trip memorable.
                  RX100 1996 | Karizma 2004 | Karizma-R 2011 | RXZ 1999 | RX 135 1998 | RX 100 1993 | CBF150 2005 - 2011

                  2012 - Meghamalai | Kuttralam | 2011 Ooty | Munnar | 2010 Point Calimere | Horsley Hills | Yercaud

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SriramEfunds View Post
                    Thanks to Dinesh, Sunny, Sudarshan, Electric Goat-Kiran, and Ananth for making this trip memorable.
                    Cha!
                    In my managers word "I dont have any accountability"
                    ____________________________
                    If you think you don't need a helmet, you probably don't have anything in your head to save...
                    http://oomphians.wordpress.com/
                    A weekend in God's own country
                    Monsoon ride to coorg-mysore
                    Horsley Hills

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                    • #11
                      very nice photographs ... some of them are excellent ...
                      Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the wonderful weekend guys, Few pictures from my camera..







































                        Photo Gallery[/B]

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                        • #13
                          Nice Pics Guys and looking forward to meet you all at munnar

                          Cheers !!
                          Karthik
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                          • #14
                            Awesome pics ... nice write up ! ... wish i could have been there

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Only Amit... View Post
                              Cha!
                              In my managers word "I dont have any accountability"
                              Thank you Amit for joining Yelagiri!

                              Amit- Nothing to offend you. It was my mistake to miss your name. Sorry dude!
                              RX100 1996 | Karizma 2004 | Karizma-R 2011 | RXZ 1999 | RX 135 1998 | RX 100 1993 | CBF150 2005 - 2011

                              2012 - Meghamalai | Kuttralam | 2011 Ooty | Munnar | 2010 Point Calimere | Horsley Hills | Yercaud

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