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    Default 2 friends, 2 bikes, and 3 days in Uttarakhand

    I, Partha Sharma, and my friend and fellow xbhpian Deep Singh Sethi embarked on a journey which was till date the longest either of us had been on.

    The planning for this tour was going for a while in my head. Initial plan was to have a 5 day trip from 8th june to 12th june, we shortened it to 4 days from 9th to 12th and eventually ended up doing it in 3 days

    Initially we had planned to hit up haridwar for a quick dip in ganga ji but due to recent events relating to baba ramdev and his protest we decided it was best not to push our luck and leave haridwar for the next trip.

    The route we took was Delhi-meerut-lansdowne-Khirsu-Pauri-Devprayag-Tehri-Mussoorie-Kempty falls-karnal-Delhi

    Now I wait for the log to be approved, then day1 will come.
    Last edited by Parth; 06-14-2011 at 01:53 PM.
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    The riders:
    Partha Sharma, 20 years of age, studying to be a chartered accountant, and about 2 years and 15000 kms of 2 wheel experience. 1 hill ride done in the past till lansdowne.

    Deep Singh Sethi, 23 years old, working in aviation industry. About 10000kms riding and no prior hill experience.


    The rides:
    Parth - 2010 Yamaha YZF R15
    Deep - 2010 Bajaj Pulsar 180

    We were supposed to be 3 riders and 3 bikes but Tanay, as fate would have it, dropped out 4 hours before the meeting time due to a family emergency and we were down to two.



    Day 1

    The route for the day was Delhi-Meerut-Bijnor-Najibabad-Kotdwar-Lansdowne.

    We were supposed to meet up at 4:30 in the morning so as to minimize riding in the heat of the sun, but I overslept again and we were delayed by an hour. I finally left home at 5:15. Enroute my bag fell off as the bungee cord wasn't tight enough, picked it up and secured it well and continued, met up with deep at 5:30 at Inderlok Metro station.

    Before Meerut we witnessed a crash which horrified us, An RJ registered interstate bus was trying to overtake this truck for about 15-20 seconds. We were all wanting to overtake the truck as it was going at about 40kmphr on a good road, but the bus driver really wanted to take the lead so bad that he risked overtaking the truck from the left. And just as the bus was finished overtaking it, a girl dressed in pink came too close to the bus. She was walking on the extreme left of the road which should've been fine under normal circumstances but then you don't normally see crazed interstate bus drivers willing to do anything and everything in order to shave off a few minutes off their daily run. The bus driver pushed the bus to the right and the rear of the bur rammed into the front of the truck. I was right besides the truck as this happened and Deep was right behind me. We both saw the truck's left front wheel braking off and the truck ramming into the divider and then it went onto the other side off the road. We were a little freaked after seeing this happen right in front of our eyes, but we did not stop. Reached meerut after riding a good distance behind that damned bus.

    By 7:30 we were in meerut having some delicious chhole bhature.The we pushed on and reached the bridge above ganga ji. I so wanted to go and have a dip but then the rain god decided to greet us and it started raining.

    Some pics at the bridge:
    Deep showing off his N8:


    I don't know why but I find the view from this bridge very soothing, All 4 times I've crossed this bridge I've wanted to stop and I've done so on 3 occasions. I just can't make myself cross this place without taking a 10 minute break. Some pics:





    We started our steeds again in search of shelter and reached Jai maha kali tractors at Bijnor right off the highway. It was already 9:30. We stayed there a little while longer and then started riding again

    A pic from the shelter:
    Last edited by Parth; 06-13-2011 at 03:37 AM. Reason: Added pics
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    Glad to know you guys escaped unhurt. I always like to stay away from BIG vehicles like Trucks & Buses; especially when 2 of them are fighting out their egos on the road.

    Aside, good stuff there. Must be a good feeling to do your first long ride.

    What was the total ride distance? Is your fellow-rider Deep a member here too?
    Looking forward to more.
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    Good carry on,as far as that bus driver is concern he will soon know the consequences of rash driving and what did you say you wanted to take a dip in Ganga ji.... great people go Haridwar to take a dip and you wanted a dip in 700feet deep river great
    Ride Safe & Ride Long-->
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    Gr8 guys... Nice trip and really nice photographs... keep going...
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    First of all, hearty congrats to both of you on successful completion of your first long trip.
    Next time on, make sure that you keep enough distance between yourself and the big vehicles so that even if you have to break hard, you still have at least 2-3 bike distance from the vehicle in front.

    and continue the log, also Deep veere, post your side of the log too.
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    Great Parth, so it has started good good. When on highways you do witness some weird stuff, but its alright..... I am very happy for you to complete this tour. Keep them coming bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by tibby View Post
    Glad to know you guys escaped unhurt. I always like to stay away from BIG vehicles like Trucks & Buses; especially when 2 of them are fighting out their egos on the road.

    Aside, good stuff there. Must be a good feeling to do your first long ride.

    What was the total ride distance? Is your fellow-rider Deep a member here too?
    Looking forward to more.
    Yes deep is an xbhpian too. The ride was 942kms in total.

    Quote Originally Posted by zayn View Post
    Good carry on,as far as that bus driver is concern he will soon know the consequences of rash driving and what did you say you wanted to take a dip in Ganga ji.... great people go Haridwar to take a dip and you wanted a dip in 700feet deep river great
    I've been 50 kms of haridwar twice now and both times was not able to go there. Seems like a ride will have to be planned specially for meeting ganga ji.

    Quote Originally Posted by sherry_unicornlover View Post
    First of all, hearty congrats to both of you on successful completion of your first long trip.
    Next time on, make sure that you keep enough distance between yourself and the big vehicles so that even if you have to break hard, you still have at least 2-3 bike distance from the vehicle in front.

    and continue the log, also Deep veere, post your side of the log too.
    Thanks bhaiyya, the rest of the log will continue in the evening, right now I'm in the office.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shivanshu View Post
    Great Parth, so it has started good good. When on highways you do witness some weird stuff, but its alright..... I am very happy for you to complete this tour. Keep them coming bro
    Bhaiyya you were one of the very few people who showed faith in me as far as this trip was concerned. I'm so very thankful to you for that. Will continue the log as soon as possible

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    Gr8 guys... Nice trip and really nice photographs... keep going...
    Thank you sir, I will try not to disappoint you
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    Hi Parth,
    Nice ride and pics buddy. Any more pics coming up ?
    Thank God you guys are safe.

    Take Care and Do Ride Safe

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