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Massive Monsoon Ride to the God's Own Country

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  • #31
    Originally posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
    Stunning pictures. The HDR pictures are awesome!! Waiting for the rest.
    Thanks.

    Originally posted by Murali220F View Post
    Avinash Bhai dazzling pics. Keep 'em coming.
    Thank you.

    Originally posted by yellowspunk View Post
    Beautiful !!!
    Thanks.

    Originally posted by whizzkid_ram View Post
    +100, Awestruck teasers macha! Pour de' pics n the travelogue
    Hee thanks mamz

    Originally posted by M@n()J View Post
    Pro stuff machi! Glad my tips were of some help to you da Bring on the rest!

    P.S: Hope you had salt/lighter with you for the leeches
    Thanks machi, yeah it was helpful especially salt

    Originally posted by aargee View Post
    +1

    We don't want lengthy T'Log; keep the points & Gigs of pics
    okie

    Originally posted by Ananth View Post
    Nice pictures there Avinash. Glad you had a gala time in Gods Own Country. Do post in a road map with the places visited. Thanks.
    Thanks Ananth.

    Originally posted by jkhan69 View Post
    Fabulous captures there mate.
    Thanks buddy.

    Originally posted by nagoo View Post
    excellent pics.. so tempting to ride now ...

    keep them coming
    Thank you.

    Originally posted by Nagesh Patankar View Post
    Absolutely stunning pics Avinash! Waiting for the next installment.
    Thanks,Will try to complete asap.
    Monsoon ride to the God's own country

    Being a biker. Is it easier said than done? What makes a biker?Anyone who rides for the love of it..!!

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    • #32
      Day 2:-

      Fascinating Valparai!

      I woke up around 6am and waiting for bed coffee but finally I relaized that am not at home.sriram and kaarthick in the meantime started to get ready and myself started to pack my things,Lube the chain and we ready to hit the road around 7.15Am.For few kilometers the roads were bad after that It was a blizz able to hear the nice smooth grunt from my 220 and in no time I was crusing around 110km stopped in few places for photographs and we reached Aliyar dam.





      Aliyar dam


      From there the Ghat road starts for Valparai we were so excited at the same time we are cautious to my knowledge the ghats are not so bad in valaparai infact I will say it's better compare to ooty in terms of safety.Reached the 9th hairpin bend the place was so scenic started taking few shots and spent full 30min.







      My Bad Habit Taking Photographs from the Middle of the road








      And from there we started after few km of riding reached
      20th hairpin bend. we can able to see the tea estate and clouds started to open up a little, found a shelter near the tea shop.Had a nice cup of tea. wow we were stunned to see the beauty over there.. nice climate-scenic place-Hot tea! For a second I thought it was heaven and we spent good 60minutes over there and bought some tea packets for my family.



      Bad Shake No focus only it happens to me






























      Tripod It's on Duty














      We decided to skip the breakfast and have early lunch everyone agreed except my tummy but I controlled him reached the Valparai and finished our luch and enquired about the route for sholyar dam in the meantime kaarthick zmr front tyre started to wobble we checked with the local mechanic and the disk pad was completely worn out so for time being we agreed to install local disk pad and the time was around 3.30am to complete the repair job. Time is our big concern for us the reason behind before 6pm we need to reach athirapally falls otherwise checkpost will be closed thats what we heard from the local people.Reached Sholyar dam around 4.30 nothing special about the dam took few customary snaps and started from there reached the Tn side checkpost they checked the papers note down the vehicle no and we started our journey inside the forest.





      The Gaint..!!


      Monsoon ride to the God's own country

      Being a biker. Is it easier said than done? What makes a biker?Anyone who rides for the love of it..!!

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      • #33
        Completely speechless to see the beauty of the entire trip,,,,, keep it coming fast,,,,,
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        • #34
          Leeches versus Riders!!

          This is one of the type of leeches found largely in Athirapally forest.



          We entered the forest after few kilometers we stopped and look around 360 degree view of the forest it was scary.The place looks exactly from the movie Avatar large kinda leaves huge tress it was dark inside the forest we were so happy started playing like kids jumping around taking pictures using my tripod we are enjoying but we didn't realize at the same time leeches also will be enjoy by seeing the Humans. After a while we planned to move from there when I start my ride heard a huge shout from Kaarthick Leech..!! I thought he was kiddin but came near to him and it was a leech over his Bag yuck looks disgusting and when we started to look closer Leeches were there all-around. Omg we were scared like anything started looking our rain gear to my bad my rain gear exactly same color of the Leech am not able to find any in my rain coat we started from there and roads are worst at that time I relaised we wasted valuble 20minutes.







          LoL Poor people we didn't realize we will be attacked by leeches while we having fun









          After few km of riding again heard huge shout this time it was sriram. He stopped and removed his helmet leech was inside his helmet I was shit sacred and I shouted at him to wear the helmet back
          and we decided not to stop anywere but after 30min of riding found a beautiful scenic place decided to take photograh when I removed my gloves I found a leech in my hand sucking my blood happily but I didnt panic I brought a salt[Suggested by Manoj thanks Machi]put it on the leech and it falls off.sriram felt uncormatable near the toes when we raise his pants able to see six leeches sucking his Blood wooahhaa everyone is shit scared applied the salt removed the leech again we started to check one another near the Neck ears and we started from there roads were started to improve and we started to ride fast previously we able to see few cars but later not able to find any it was complete dark dense Forest time crossed over 6.45pm and we stuck inside the forest we prayed and our aim to reach the checkpost.













          Dense Forest.




          kaarthick and sriram decide to follow my ride due to poor visibility. 220 has projecter so they followed me and we were zipping and riding fast inside our heart we were praying that our bike should not give us any issue we rode continuously hoping to see the checkpost after 90min of fast riding we reached the checkpost had a sign of relif but we were tired.checkpost guy asked for the slip which I didnt receive from the Previous checkpost.
          we waited for 10min and they enquired with other checkpost using cellphone and again they note down the vehicle no, name and they left us.Sriram was still scared again he stopped and looked for leeches at that time his bike fal andl the clutch lever gone Kaput I told him not to panic went near the falls had a cup of tea enquired about the lodge again to our Bad all the Lodges were booked due to cinema shooting.Near the tea shop a guy came near to us and enquired about the bike etc for time pass we also told the whole story about the ride and he was so excited finally when we ask him for his name he introduced himself as srinivas Production manager for the movie.spoke with him for a while and we left the place to search for the lodge.few people suggested to go Chalakudi which is 30km from here but
          we were so tired so decided to look for the lodge near the falls we found one kinda expensive but we are dead tired so decided to stay over there finished our dinner, took a nice hot bath unpacked all our stuff to look for leeches found few and we tortured them and finally killed them He he.. Finally we slept around 11.30 dreaming about Leeches.

          Valparai To Athirapally We will Never forget the stretch in our life time.



          Day 3:- End up with Few Disappointment

          Teaser:-





          Last edited by I.S.Avinash; 08-14-2012, 02:47 AM.
          Monsoon ride to the God's own country

          Being a biker. Is it easier said than done? What makes a biker?Anyone who rides for the love of it..!!

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          • #35
            Once again my friend ,no words to explain really nice to see our trip log getting in good shape..

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            • #36
              nice trip my fellow Xbhpian,,,,,,, just say a word woooooooooooooooow
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              • #37
                Valpaarai to Athirapally is a stretch that gives everyone something to ever remember. Leeches for you and badly, elephants for me!! Kinda escaped from a heard of 13, 8, and then a mom and son, and then again a group of 5.
                BTW, rated yur thread 5!!
                Complete it soon!! Can't wait!!
                The limiter kicks in @11,500 rpm just within a second after the first shift..And, that's where the fun begins !! ;)

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                • #38
                  Leech full experience.... it doesn't pain ? & can they fly? if not then how they got stucked everywhere in your body ?

                  hhmmm Over all nice reading
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                  Ride To Raajmachi - Highway, Off Roading, Tent fire & Dhamaal

                  Madness in Rajasthan - Travelogue


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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by jagjit_singh View Post
                    Completely speechless to see the beauty of the entire trip,,,,, keep it coming fast,,,,,
                    Thanks.

                    Originally posted by Kaarthik(saibot) View Post
                    Once again my friend ,no words to explain really nice to see our trip log getting in good shape..
                    Thanks Machi.

                    Originally posted by jagjit_singh View Post
                    nice trip my fellow Xbhpian,,,,,,, just say a word woooooooooooooooow
                    Thanks Jagjit your comments inspiring me a lot

                    Originally posted by neevarp16 View Post
                    Valpaarai to Athirapally is a stretch that gives everyone something to ever remember. Leeches for you and badly, elephants for me!! Kinda escaped from a heard of 13, 8, and then a mom and son, and then again a group of 5.
                    BTW, rated yur thread 5!!
                    Complete it soon!! Can't wait!!
                    Yes Buddy, Luckily we didn't encounter any elephants and once again Thanks.

                    Originally posted by shahbaz63 View Post
                    Leech full experience.... it doesn't pain ? & can they fly? if not then how they got stucked everywhere in your body ?

                    hhmmm Over all nice reading
                    Ha ha yes Leech Full experience Yup it doesn't pain but u may feel kinda Itchy and they cant fly but they will jump. I spoke with the local people regarding the leech they gave me brief description.

                    Leeches doesn't have eyes it can smell Blood and attack us.
                    Leeches used for medical purposes and it sucks only our bad blood.
                    Leeches saliva also contains a substance that blocks Nerve transmission from the pain and it attacks directly the nerves that's the reason it takes time to heal.
                    Leeches will be at the ground or at the tress once it detect the blood smell it jumps Omg Yuk..
                    Monsoon ride to the God's own country

                    Being a biker. Is it easier said than done? What makes a biker?Anyone who rides for the love of it..!!

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                    • #40
                      Truly beautiful photos
                      Where there is a wheel, there is a way.

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                      • #41
                        Rename the thread as Massive Ride to Leech's Own Country! Mesmerizing pics mamz. Keep it flowin'!
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                        • #42
                          Awesome pictures as usual !!

                          Originally posted by shahbaz63 View Post
                          Leech full experience.... it doesn't pain ? & can they fly? if not then how they got stucked everywhere in your body ?
                          Originally posted by I.S.Avinash View Post

                          Ha ha yes Leech Full experience Yup it doesn't pain but u may feel kinda Itchy and they cant fly but they will jump. I spoke with the local people regarding the leech they gave me brief description.

                          Leeches doesn't have eyes it can smell Blood and attack us.
                          Leeches used for medical purposes and it sucks only our bad blood.
                          Leeches saliva also contains a substance that blocks Nerve transmission from the pain and it attacks directly the nerves that's the reason it takes time to heal.
                          Leeches will be at the ground or at the tress once it detect the blood smell it jumps Omg Yuk..
                          Sorry you are misinformed. Read this. Leech - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

                          http://www.wildmadagascar.org/overview/leeches.html
                          Last edited by yellowspunk; 08-14-2012, 04:18 PM.
                          Regardless, Life shall go on.

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                          • #43
                            Breath taking pics Avinash. Rating it as 5 from my side
                            sigpic...Ride Long...Ride Safe...

                            When you dance with the devil, you wait for the song to stop...

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by chachadsushant View Post
                              Truly beautiful photos
                              Thanks.

                              Originally posted by whizzkid_ram View Post
                              Rename the thread as Massive Ride to Leech's Own Country! Mesmerizing pics mamz. Keep it flowin'!
                              He he

                              Originally posted by yellowspunk View Post
                              Awesome pictures as usual !!





                              Sorry you are misinformed. Read this. Leech - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

                              How to remove a leech
                              Thanks Mate regarding the Leeches I think most points are correct

                              Originally posted by Binoy View Post
                              Breath taking pics Avinash. Rating it as 5 from my side
                              Thanks Buddy.
                              Monsoon ride to the God's own country

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                              • #45
                                Thanks buddy, you just took me on a monsoon ride, with your stunning pictures.

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