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  • [Photo Feature]: The Kumaon Odyssey 2011



    The Idea :- Yes, all it takes is an idea to change your life. With coming of Aug most of the bikers were decided with the places to ride but still me & my biker buddy Zayn were still targetting the spot to ride to like we did in the past . Along with us came with an idea that we should also have an group ride with like minded people who have full trust with us and riding will be be an pleasure . Finding the destination is the task which is very tough as most of the places were common hunted by cage goers & thats not a good news for bikers like us . But the idea was to ride 400+ kms into the hills in Uttaranchal . As , rain was just begining to show it full powers so ignorring rain was not easy . But , later down the trip log most of the readers will find that we had a life long memory of this trip which will be unforgetful for years to come . One thing was sure that rain will be there for us and we had to ride non-stop fully wet .Some of our friends from BCMT also joined us for the tour & it was a recipe for more fun .




    The Riders :-

    1.Zayn - A Blue P220 , leans like anything
    2.Swagat - Red ZMA , another curver
    3.Rahul - Avenger 200 ,laughs like anything
    4.Ankur - The CBR guy , 1st time tourer ,rides pro
    5.Maddy - Red ZMA , rides amazing
    6.Nittin Gupta a.k.a LP - ZMA Black , super cool
    7.Me Uday aka rpmboy - P150 DTSi 2004 , still going strong



    The targetted route :-

    Day 1 :Noida -Nainital-Gwaldam , 415+ kms for the day .

    Day 2 : Gwaldham-Binsar-Almora-Mukhteshwar-180+ kms

    Day 3 : Mukhteshwar-Ramgarh-Nainital-Rampur-Noida -380+kms

    Well, this was the plan , I mean what a plan . With every drop of water wanting to drown you and the rubber of your bike trying to act like an servant who loves you like anything , this target route was sure to be challenged very soon . Some decisions had to be made some new destination will be altered to the situation . For, sure there a lot of story which will be flowing very soon . Pics were mostly taken by Swagat ,Nittin , Rahul ,Zayn & Maddy , they are amazing , so they will be uploading soon . There are some amazing cornering shots & video's of Zayn's 220 & all new CBR by Ankur all coming very soon . I must add it is very tough to get the cam's out when rain droplets want to ruin you but all who have taken deserve an congrats from me as well . Readers wont be left with alphabets but some great great shots taken by some of the best DSLR 's in business .





    The Story about the riders :

    Swagat ,Ankur , Rahul were planning for a same trip of their own , we asked them to join us as our imagination was same . For Ankur who had come from Chandigarh on his brand new CBR 250R all the way to join us . On the other side Rahul had joined us on his Avenger 200 for this trip . So, altogether this trip had riders who were riding long distance all in one soul. Nittin , all set to join us had to postpone the plan to join us the D1 due to some reason . Maddy as the best I can remember , had a wild card entry for this trip . He rode like anything in the hills and the line taken & the inputs taken was well practised by him . I & Zayn were much worried about him as he was the least known to us but to our amazament we found him doing great along with other riders . And in the end , me & Zayn as usual , you know we have done lots of kms and this month as Aug was a 3 day bonanza , so how could I miss this trip . I had recently invested on my bike with new engine kit et all , so wanted to reap my saplings .

    One of the lines I must add after this trip was "Barish se daar nahi lagta sahab , Flash-flood se lagta hai "

    More to come for you guys ...just stay hooked .
    Last edited by MG; 08-18-2011, 11:17 AM.
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    • #3
      Thanks MG for superfast approval .
      "BiKiNg in INDIA is like JOGGING in IRAQ ,something may HIT YOU"
      --rpmboy


      "Seniority is NOT how fast u ride ,its in how 'Well' you ride "
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      • #4
        nice start there...
        waiting for the next part

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        • #5
          Thanks to all of you for reading it through.

          As uday did mention, I was in for plan, but I did not make it up on Sat at 02.00 hours to the meeting point due to an urgent call next morning, but I did start my journey alone to the same place by 14:00 hours.
          Stuck in an 8km :shock: long Jam at Hapur, My Mind and heart were having fights to decide shall I go or turn back, I am just 30kms away from home and due to rain, it is so bad here, what would it be up there, I though to go back home, but could not see a turn back situation for another hour, so thought to go further a bit and see, after a few mins, leaving the road I decided to take the bike off the road and started towards Toll, it was then easy going took 1more hour to get pas the complete jam.

          Since I crossed it, My heart whispered: "Abb isse bura kya hoga, yaar, Chal chal hi pad, ab nikla hai to "

          So the Journey started with my ride towards the destination and I took a Halt after 100kms near by Gajraula at McD's and Garhmukhteshwar for a Picture.



          ... more in a while
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          • #6
            Well, my First day wan not much, but included much of riding as I had catch up these guys, so after Garhmukhteshwar, I took a short Mc. D's Break at Gajraula, and after that started to head towards Moradabad.
            By the time I could reach Moradabad, I saw a very huge formation of clouds approaching and hence decided to pack the camera and stuff and it would late night by the time I will reach Nainital, So reached there by 00:00hours and the first thing to do was to take a picture of the Naini Jheel at midnight and then find accommodation!!



            Taking rest there for the night, I started off for Binsar which was another 120kms from Nainital and to add to it, I was being followed by Rain God, since yesterday, So I packed up my stuff and started up for Binsar by 10:00 hours, and reached there by continuously riding for 5 hours by 15:00 hours, and met Ankur, Zayn, RPM, Maddy and Rahul.

            A few of enroute pics:





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            • #7
              Your's truly;




              More pics following:











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              • #8
                Very Nice... Can imagine the FUN ride in rain that to in Hills.
                You lucky people. Reminding me, the days in NCR.

                @ LP, lovely shots buddy. Going pro day by day.
                My favorite is the one you are standing with the ZMA under the rain. Bit out of focus but loved the composition.

                And yes, 'm missing you guyz badly.

                P.S. Oye LP, ZMA kab li tune!!
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                • #9
                  Awesome clicks...
                  RIP Marco

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                  • #10
                    I'm not reading the TLog...sry; But for sure, being a fan of LP's photography, I'll be going through this thread for his pics.

                    Oh!!! Rated 5* for the pics as well!!!
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                    • #11
                      "BiKiNg in INDIA is like JOGGING in IRAQ ,something may HIT YOU"
                      --rpmboy


                      "Seniority is NOT how fast u ride ,its in how 'Well' you ride "
                      --rpmboy

                      ''Bajaj-ing Since 2000 AD''
                      --rpmboy


                      Ride A Bajaj ? make it big. Join BBIG -- A Social Group of xBhp.com .
                      sigpic

                      Ownerships going strong :-
                      Bajaj Chetak 1981...clocking 2,00,000kms+
                      Pulsar 150 DTSi 2004...clocking 75,000kms+

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                      • #12
                        i aint read anything .. but the photographs are amazing my friend
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                        • #13
                          AMazing guys keep it up brothers

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                          • #14
                            Pictures are too good man really good the ZMA pic in the last is wowsome.. bring more of them..
                            All the wise men of the world are called wise only after they spoke their mind, so dont keep the ideas to yourselves!

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