Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like-minded biker friends. Join us

WE DESIGN ON

Lenovo ThinkPad
Castrol Power 1

Accelerate quick but brake easy.

Our Partners

User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: My First Solo Ride on R15-| Bangalore- Mangalore- Bangalore | 3 days - 845 Kms

  1. #1
    Addicted ravisanjeevk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    184
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default My First Solo Ride on R15-| Bangalore- Mangalore- Bangalore | 3 days - 845 Kms

    Solo ride on my R15 has been a long time coming. I had done couple of group rides after I got my R15 which includes XBHP Tri State Event Ride, Kanva Dam Ride and Coorg Road Trip Recently but not a solo Ride on the R15. August 13,2010 was Nagarpanchami and I make sure I'm there in Mangalore on this auspicious day every year.Pooja would normally start at 11:00 AM in the morning and I had planed to start from Bangalore at 2:00 AM August 13,2010 so that I can cover 350Kms comfortably.

    August 12,2010 - I had sprained my back and was concerned if I would be able to ride but decided to wait till the last moment to see if there was any improvement. In the back of my mind, I had no plans to cancel this trip come what may as I wanted to be there in Mangalore for Nagarapanchami. I just prayed to god to heal my back so I could ride. As the day progressed I could see improvement and was looking forward to ride to Mangalore.

    August 12,2010 12:00 AM- I eave office after managing to finish my work and reach home by 12:30AM. As I get out of the parking lot, see it is drizzling. All I can do is hope the rain stops before I start the ride.

    August 12,2010 2:00 AM- I'm fresh after taking a hot water bath and mum prepared warm milk for me. 1 Packet Britannia Goodday biscuits and I glass of milk goes in no time.Offer a quick prayer and take blessing from mum. Bro in the mean time saddling my bag in the basement.



    August 12,2010 2:05 AM- All geared up for my Solo ride and start off. It is still drizzling and I anticipate that the rain will stop as I cover few miles.

    R15 loaded with full tank of fuel and supply for the rider for the next 2 days. At 2:10 AM I start off to Mangalore.



    August 12,2010 2:25 AM - 6.5 Km into the Trip, Rain gods apply brakes to my journey as it rains heavily . I pull off and park under a underpass on the outer ring road and waiting for the rain to reduce.

    R15 parked under the Underpass




    August 12,2010 3:10 AM - I ring Andy and check if he is still in the office as I wait for the rain to stop. Conversation goes about work life, I talk about my day in the Securities trading and Andy talks about IA's, Sev alerts etc.Andy becomes the weather man during the conversation and gives me a weather report, if the rain starts in the mid night it ill not stop until early in the morning and suggest that I push off if the rain don't stop in 30 minutes. Ride in the rain is the prescription. We decide to meet in the next 30 minutes as I will be passing in front of Manyata Tech park.

    August 12,2010 3:35 AM - I start off as I cannot delay myself anymore and stop in front of Manyata Tech park to meet Andy. Andy is busy at work and I push off. I'm riding in the rain. Tinted visor on my Helmet forces me to keep the helmet open for better visibility. Rain falling at a angle and I have to close my eyes very often to avoid strikes from rain drops. I continue riding in the rain and rain stop near Nelamangala, Take a quick break for tea and ensure my Kodak zi8 which was carrying to take videos is not wet.

    Roads are under construction from Nelamangala to Kunigal, It is pitch dark, No divider or markings, Buses which leave Mangalore are arriving and using all the lanes with very little room for motorcycles.One little mistake could land me deep shit as the roads are dug all over. My strategy to ride in these conditions was to ride behind a truck/bus/car and keep good distance so that I can ride at the same pace and brake accordingly.

    Strategy works and I’m covering good distance. I see the sign board for Chandrayapatna as 38km which is my next stop for breakfast kept riding and reached Chandryapatna at 7:00 in the morning and covered close to 200kms


    R15 parked at Kamat, Chandrayapatna.










    Some images from Kodak ZI8





    2 Plate Poori and 1 Strong tea for the rider. I'm ready to leave and start towards Mangalore. My next stop is Sakleshpur.




    Stopped in the Ghats to take some photographs.

    Truck Cornering - Brakes - dow shift and steady gas


    I'm coming at YOU R15





    KSRTC Sarige BUS


    New concrete Road of Shiradi Ghats


    Twisties


    Roads


    Twisties


    Mighty Western ghats


    Mighty Western ghats



    Stopped for a while to make phone call to my cousin brother so that we can meet at a common place before we head to our family house to attend Pooja.

    Speeding Gas Tanker -


    R15


    R15


    Owner of the chai Shop


    Owner of the chai Shop


    Rice Fields


    Rice Fields



    Welcome to Mangalore. Arrived @ 11:00AM



    R15 opposite to my brother shop


    We head to a place called Kolthamajal where we offer Milk to our Nagadevatha Unfortunately this year family members decided to start Pooja at 9:00 and by the time I’m there, everything is over. I stand in front of him and apologize for being late and promise to be there in advance next year. Take Pooja prasada and we push off. There is a clear disappointment in me that I missed the Pooja as our Nagadevatha ask for just 1 day and that too few hours from all the family members to visit him and offer him milk for being around us all around the year and answering our prayers.

    Some Scapes that I take around Kolthamajal









    A small video of the place


    I head to a place called Kinya which is close to Kerala border. This is my Aunt's place. Enroute it was time for Photo session of my R15

    Open Road


    R15 Off Roading - My uncle's hard work can be seen in the fields


    Yes !!! Yamaha


    R15 side view


    My Journey so far had been very exciting except I was late for the Pooja. Riding a R15 has been a pleasure and it is 100% paisa vasool. Thank you Yamaha for such wonderfull machine..Everything forgiven. Yes YAMAHA.I had booked a ZMR and cancelled the day it arrived after waiting for 3 months and went for R15. I had traveling to Calicut and enroute I rode Mahesh's R15 which changed my decision of ZMR to R15. Thank you Mahesh

    Day 2 in Mangalore coming soon and lot of Photographs. Though I had done quite a few road trips. This is my first travel log that I'm penning down and look forward to share many more with all you friends.
    Last edited by ravisanjeevk; 08-22-2010 at 05:31 PM.
    babug likes this.

  2. #2
    Rusted Aryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    New Delhi/ Shillong
    Posts
    18,673
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Topic Approved.
    ...in search of that perfect world - My Travel Blog :)

  3. #3
    Addicted Zaphod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Madras
    Posts
    246
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Nice riding there. R15 is an infinitely fun to bike to do cornering. Am sure your face would have had that smug grin when putting down your legs.

    The LS2 with its metallic tinted visor can be awefully irritating when riding in the dark. I was promised that the clear visors would arrive in a week or so, but it didn't.

    The red-on-white R15 is one of the most beautiful bikes in India I have ever seen. Sadly, I wish I bought one of these instead of an FZ.
    Baby Tourer

  4. #4
    Rusted rossiter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    1,265
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Good ride. Shiradi looks tempting but I wouldn't lean over too much on that concrete surface.

    On with the logs mate
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Robert Schuller
    ---
    R.I.P Kriss; 15.06.1981 - 11.10.2009 -- You will not be forgotten.

  5. #5
    Rusted pabi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    hyderabad
    Posts
    302
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Good fun there and nice pics . loved that western ghat pics. Have more such fun with your R15 .
    on 4 wheels u feel the speed after a crash, 2 wheelers are much more advanced

    Ananthagiri Trip

    Kemmannagundi-Mulliyanagiri

    Ooty trip

    Tirumala-horsley Hills

    Kudremukh

  6. #6
    Addicted ravisanjeevk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    184
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Aryan View Post
    Topic Approved.
    Thank you Aryan for the approval

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod View Post
    Nice riding there. R15 is an infinitely fun to bike to do cornering. Am sure your face would have had that smug grin when putting down your legs.

    The LS2 with its metallic tinted visor can be awefully irritating when riding in the dark. I was promised that the clear visors would arrive in a week or so, but it didn't.

    The red-on-white R15 is one of the most beautiful bikes in India I have ever seen. Sadly, I wish I bought one of these instead of an FZ.
    Thank you Zaphod ordering is fun but I did not try in h ghats but there were some great roads for riding just before the ghats. Hassan, Sakleshpur and just before the ghats start.
    LS2 helmets are petty good. I paid 3k for it as I could not find SHOEI here but intend to get one soon.During the day the silver visor is perfect and early morning and evening, a plain visor is absolutely necessary. Here in Banglore we can get the LS2 visors. If you need them I can buy on and ship that across to you.


    Quote Originally Posted by rossiter View Post
    Good ride. Shiradi looks tempting but I wouldn't lean over too much on that concrete surface.

    On with the logs mate
    Thank you Akhil I agree with you on the cornering part.

    Quote Originally Posted by pabi View Post
    Good fun there and nice pics . loved that western ghat pics. Have more such fun with your R15 .
    Thank you Pabi. I look forward to ride again and take my DSLR this time and make lot of photographs. I took Kodak ZI8 for video purpose and all the pi are from it.


    Day 2 and Day 3 logs will posted by evening

  7. #7
    Rusted chiragwarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ghatkopar, Mumbai
    Posts
    296
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ravisanjeevk View Post
    Day 2 and Day 3 logs will posted by evening
    . . .Waiting

  8. #8
    Addicted ravisanjeevk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    184
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    DAY 2 @ Mangalore

    Nothing much done today. I visited one of my relative was in Hospital an visited relatives. I had plan to ride to a destination like Bekal fort but had to stay back home. Some Photographs from day 2.

    R15 ready to starts in day 2 Journey


    Boats at the Netravathi river


    Lined up to start a group ride- Single file this time


    A small video


    Water logged area


    Trying to run away from me




    Visited one of my relatives place and it was time for some shoot.

    En route my relatives place


    Macro Abstracts






    Reflections








    Pache as called here in Karnataka


    Stairs


    So you are the Yamaha Rider ??


    So you are here ???


    Hello Ravi Sanjeev !!! How are you doing today ?


    Some Landscapes at my relatives place








    This small stream connects all the houses in the village and supply water which are used to wash Cows, Buffaloes and water plants/irrigation purpose.








    Rice fields






    A Video of the place.



    My cousin sisters baby. His name is Tanmay and is 2 months old




    Day 2 Photo session with my R15



















    Abandoned House
















    Rev me Hard


    Yes Yamaha


















    Day 3 - I had to ride back to Bangalore and wanted to take lot of Photographs so planed to leave at 7:00AM and reach Bangalore late night. I called Thilak Rao who is a Motorep for Mangalore. He suggested we meet them as they are having a Independence day ride. I deceided to meet them and then leave to Bangalore after that. Started at 8:30 in the morning and reached the meeting place by 9:22 AM. Bikers started pouring in a short while. Here are some snaps of my meet with Mangalore Bikers.

    [





























    Video of the meet




    Working on the final set of images. .. will upload by evening
    Last edited by ravisanjeevk; 08-22-2010 at 07:08 PM.

  9. #9
    Addicted ravisanjeevk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    184
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I finally head back to Bangalore. 11:00AM - I start riding back and stop at this temple. All the truckers, Bus drivers stop here for a moment and then pass. It is very powerful temple.It is called Kalutti. The god here asked a Muslim to build here a small temple as she did not have a place to stay. He was a poor guy and told I cannot build a very bg place for you but a small one. Over the period of time the place has grown big and people of all caste and creed come here to pray and offer what ever little they can give.







    I move after offering my prayers. I stop at a place called Kaladka which is famous for a tea called Kaladka Tea. Pic below. The speciality of this tea is milk settles down in the bottom o the glass and tea floats over the top of the milk. They then apply a later of cream over the tea and serve.





    I finish my tea and take some snaps of the fish market which was there across the road















    I then head to Shiradi Ghats.





    As I head towards the ghats and see the western ghats in sight. I remember of one thing…………………………….



    R15'S Appointment with the LORD





























    After the appointment we move towards the ghats and it is raining. My plans of Photoshoot is cancelled and I continue to ride in the rain.







    Western Ghats in Sight



















    Waterfall. The entire portion was washed away during heavy rains







    Ghats over and I stop to click some more photos. This place is few kilometers before Sakleshpur if you are arriving from Mangalore.

















    Men at WORK


    Women at WORK


    Watch the lady in the Photo
































    A video of the place



    From Sakleshpur I ride towards Hassan and stop few kilometers after Hassan near a railway station to take some more pictures. It is next to some Engineering college.









    My good friend Chethan Chandu says Road Never ends...keep Riding.I dedicate the picture below to him.



    I reach Bangalore at 8:30PM and head to bed after a hot water bath.
    Will ride to another destination and post another travel log. The pic and video are from Kodak ZI8, the only cam that I took for the road trip. The videos on here are my first ones and look forward to come out with professional looking videos. Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope all of you enjoyed them. C and C please welcome.

    Cheers
    -Ravi Sanjeev
    Last edited by ravisanjeevk; 08-22-2010 at 09:56 PM.

  10. #10
    Addicted dj_666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    117
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    your pics make me want to go to Mangalore right now - which is exactly what I'm doing - packing my bags !

    Thank you for refreshing my memory of the beautiful western ghats Sanjeev.
    4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Monsoon solo ride from Bangalore to Mangalore
    By sudhir222 in forum The Tourer
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-09-2010, 11:14 PM
  2. Solo Ride in Southern India 1650 Kms 4 Days
    By Bhogvan in forum The Tourer
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 07-20-2010, 06:22 PM
  3. Bangalore-Rameswaram-Dhanuskodi-Kanyakumari-Bangalore
    By Shreeni0403 in forum The Tourer
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 07-03-2010, 09:40 PM
  4. [Photo Feature]: Bangalore>Munnar>Bangalore-ZMA and Hunk-3 riders
    By biker_abhi in forum The Tourer
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-18-2010, 12:50 AM
  5. Bangalore - Shivasamudram - Talakad - Bangalore
    By RazorsEdge in forum The Tourer
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-22-2009, 07:53 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •