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  • Pune - Chennai Solo Run 1250 kms 18 hours

    Pune Chennai Solo Run!

    PrologueDay 0 Dec 5th 2011

    Since I was relocating I had quite a bit of luggage to carry. A saddle bag and a travel bag to be placed on top of it was packet full. Checked my usual spares, first aid kit, tool kit and put the alarm for 2:30 am and went to bed at 12: 30 am. Yes I had only 2 hours to sleep!

    Day 1 Dec 6th 2011
    First stop after sun rise

    Foggy morning in MH
    The boring stretch

    The Kms left for Bangalore kept reducing at a good pace and that was a positive sign. I wanted to reach Bangalore in 12 hours i.e. by 4:30 PM. Passed a lot of toll booths which I vaguely remember from my previous bus journey to Bangalore. At one such toll booth stopped by for some tender coconut. It was refreshing but not enough to keep me energetic. So came to rescue one of the two Redbull cans which I had purchased previous day.

    At some point I felt very sleepy and was cursing myself to have started the ride with just one hour of sleep the previous night. Pulled aside and slept on the road, beside the bike, for a good 15 minutes. That was a power nap and I was all recharged. Back on the road I stopped somewhere where it said 220 kms left to Bangalore. Took two pics at this milestone with my bike and looked out for a decent hotel for lunch. It was around 1:30 pm , had a decent lunch , made few calls to update my folks at home and was back on the saddle.

    220 with the 220 milestone (Borrowed this idea from our lonewolfrider Praful )


    Outskirts of Bangalore


    Nice Road


    After entering TN
    Somewhere in betwen Bangalore- Chennai when the trip meter said 999 kms


    After crossing Krishnagiri stopped for refueling the bike and energy drink for me. Then the ride was pretty easy as the Kms to Chennai was decreasing and the feeling of reaching home made me forget my tiredness. The feeling of riding to Chennai from Pune in a single day and reaching home after 2 years of being away from home was amazing. This kept me going and soon reached the outskirts of Chennai city and I was reminded of my previous rides when we used to stop for a last break before reaching home. After Sriperambathur there was a huge line up of the Hyundai Car Careers. It was like many long trains standing beside the road. Not sure what was going on some kind of a checking or tax clearance. I have never seen so many trucks together at a place. This caused traffic jam before entering Chennai. I managed my way through the traffic and reached Koyembedu Flyover. My friend Vignesh had come to receive me at the flyover. I was dead tired and also very content that I had completed this ride. He took the last customary picture of my bike with me. Reached home and gave my parents a huge surprise! Time was 10:30 PM Pune- Chennai 1250 kms done in 18 hours, solo!

    I did it!
    I did it!

  • #2
    Travelogue approved.
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    • #3
      Wow.. kudos on completing the solo ride successfully mate.. 3 Cheers.

      Oh... the luggage is huge and wonder how secure it was over the journey. Bit scary as it might become loose and tend to loose control over high speeds..

      Nice photos too
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      • #4
        Nice one there mate. I decided the very first day I got my bike here in Mumbai that I would ride down from Mumbai to my hometown Coimbatore after I get transferred. I dont know when it is going to happen but I'll surely do what you've done now. Good one, keep riding and ride safe
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        • #5
          Nice!! Me likes.. this is how one should move when getting transferred between cities

          Kudos for the Safe Ride

          Nice pic with the 220 milestone
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          • #6
            Thats awesome out there...Somewhere at the back of my mind i feel too of going solo..but the purpose and the need is not present yet...Someday!!

            Congrats on completing the journey....

            Great going man...
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            • #7
              Super Ride Machi!

              Welcome back home! And will meet you sometime in Bangalore

              You should have added some 400 more kilometers and whole of xBhp would have come to congratulate you
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              • #8
                awesome Manoj.. though I was expecting you to ping me on facebook with the log link

                And the log is too humble for a biker like you.. got good skills, attitude with patience.. a rare combination my friend..

                ride on..

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sunilg View Post
                  Travelogue approved.
                  Thanks Sunilji

                  Originally posted by Lonely Rider View Post
                  Wow.. kudos on completing the solo ride successfully mate.. 3 Cheers.

                  Oh... the luggage is huge and wonder how secure it was over the journey. Bit scary as it might become loose and tend to loose control over high speeds..

                  Nice photos too
                  Thanks man Even I was doubtful about the luggage but it held perfectly . In fact I didn't even adjust it anywhere in between.

                  Originally posted by shelton_jh View Post
                  Nice one there mate. I decided the very first day I got my bike here in Mumbai that I would ride down from Mumbai to my hometown Coimbatore after I get transferred. I dont know when it is going to happen but I'll surely do what you've done now. Good one, keep riding and ride safe
                  Thanks mate! All the best with your ride

                  Originally posted by Praful View Post
                  Nice!! Me likes.. this is how one should move when getting transferred between cities

                  Kudos for the Safe Ride

                  Nice pic with the 220 milestone
                  Thanks dude! That's right I am yet to bring my bike from Bangalore , probably next weekend

                  Originally posted by Eshan-P180 View Post
                  Thats awesome out there...Somewhere at the back of my mind i feel too of going solo..but the purpose and the need is not present yet...Someday!!

                  Congrats on completing the journey....

                  Great going man...
                  Thanks

                  Purpose can be just riding out somewhere solo!

                  Originally posted by Ananth View Post
                  Super Ride Machi!

                  Welcome back home! And will meet you sometime in Bangalore

                  You should have added some 400 more kilometers and whole of xBhp would have come to congratulate you
                  Thanks da machi!

                  Yeah you knew about my initial plans but later decided against it

                  Originally posted by Nitin_traveller View Post
                  awesome Manoj.. though I was expecting you to ping me on facebook with the log link

                  And the log is too humble for a biker like you.. got good skills, attitude with patience.. a rare combination my friend..

                  ride on..
                  Sorry Nitin bhai wrote the log left for office Thanks for the compliment

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                  • #10
                    congrats manoj ji long ride+work place near home town...too good

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                    • #11
                      Welcome home
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jeyessh View Post
                        congrats manoj ji long ride+work place near home town...too good
                        Thanks man

                        Originally posted by aargee View Post
                        Welcome home
                        Thanks Ganesh

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                        • #13
                          congos manoj,i am too planning to do a solo-Mumbai-Palakkad(native),dont know when its gonna happen,but it will happen
                          Socha Toh Locha.

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                          • #14
                            Congrats Manoj, People Need to have confidence, Will power to do such kinda rides, And also Must appreciate your ride P220

                            Good Job
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by velociraptor13 View Post
                              congos manoj,i am too planning to do a solo-Mumbai-Palakkad(native),dont know when its gonna happen,but it will happen
                              Thanks man and all the best for your ride

                              Originally posted by I.S.Avinash View Post
                              Congrats Manoj, People Need to have confidence, Will power to do such kinda rides, And also Must appreciate your ride P220

                              Good Job
                              Thanks Avinash

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