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  • srinath2494
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    Re: My 1-day rides

    I had to get a new bike around 3 months back. I had this bike in my mind. Kind of a big crush for its design. But due to various other reasons I bought a 17hp RTR. Since the time I joined this forum, I have paid visits to this thread to just look at the bike. Also to the CBR 150R thread where I can see more 150Rs. This bike is so gorgeous Always makes me want to ride/ own one. And the pictures of your green one are so seductive

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  • Allwyn Nadar
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    Re: My 1-day rides

    @neevarp16....
    Just wanted to clear some questions about the Cbr..
    There has been so much criticism about the low end tourque.. but you seem to travel in hilly areas.. Have you faced any low end performance issues..alone or with a pillion?? Or it is just overhyped.??
    Does the new cbr have a pass light ??
    Is the spare parts costly or difficult to find??

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  • neevarp16
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    Originally posted by RiderMan View Post
    Wow...nice to see this, thanks for posting. In Yelagiri also they have named every bend in this manner I think.
    Am glad you liked it!!
    The naming system is the first one I've ever seen.
    It was interesting at the same time, sad to notice the maintenance part of it.
    6 corners were missing the boards.

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  • RiderMan
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    Originally posted by neevarp16 View Post
    Logged on November 16, 2012.
    It was interesting to know that each Hair pin bend in the route is named after a flower. During return, stopped at every turn and clicked the name of the board.
    Was unable to find any board for some.
    Here's a collage of them.

    Wow...nice to see this, thanks for posting. In Yelagiri also they have named every bend in this manner I think.

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  • neevarp16
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    Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

    Date: 26, Jan 2013
    Route Map : Sivakasi - Courtallam - Karaiyaar Dam - Tirunelveli - Sivakasi

    Its Republic day.
    Went on a small ride into the town. Came across a school where a meeting was going on. Luckily my friends were there and we went in, payed our respects to the nation.
    And after my friends left, I was left over with a complete day and no agenda. So, headed out. Was thinking of a destination while being on the saddle. I was a there a couple of months back, and though the Supreme court has released orders to open up, as they were yet to get the papers they didn't let me in. Lets go and check out, if they had opened up yet.

    Kalakadu Tiger Reserve it is.

    Complete log in pictures.

    En route :



    On the way NH 744



    Almost dried up Main Falls @ Courtallam



    Old Courtallam Falls



    Papanasam Temple @noon



    Welcome Board @ Kalakkad Reserve Checkpost



    Papanasam Lower Hydroelectric project



    These tubes run right from the Upper dam which is my final destination through the mountains for 15kms. The tubes are a good 6-8ft wide.



    River Crossing en route



    An Iron platform bridge



    My love <3



    The Karaiyar Dam built across the first and seventh of a group of hills.



    Silence at its best!!!



    The whole area is under control of TN Electricity Board



    A Board at the dam!



    The Famous spot on NH-7 on my way back



    A Pano of the complete dam.
    My cam doesn't have a pano mode, so shot the photos and merged them myself.
    Though, the exposures doesn't seem to match.
    The water is at its lowest and you can very well see the normal water level mark in the surrounding hills.



    The reservoir still extends to a good 2 kms more through the pass between the hills straight opposite. That's where you'll be taken through boating and then a 15 mins trek
    'll get you to an awesome falls, 'Panatheertham Falls'. As the water level was low, there was a danger of Crocs, and so the service had been suspended.
    Also, there is another one dam, from a diversion en route here. From there an adventure trail leads to Idukki in Kerala across the Western ghats.
    "ll for sure take up with that route some day.
    Ride safe. Cheers

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  • neevarp16
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    4. Meghamalai

    Logged on November 16, 2012.

    Meghamalai is a famous destination amongst the southern Xbhp-ians. There are a lotta documentation and photos to it in various threads.
    Me and my friend had a day at our hand and lots and lots to talk about as we are meeting after 6 months since our college ended. We felt like it would be nice to ride and share stories.

    So, we rode out to Meghamalai. The wheather was sunny and everywhere there seems to exist a layer of fog in air. Guess the best season is in Aug-Oct.
    Anyways, pictures to follow.

    My Babyblade reached her 5k mark on that day.



    Our first stop for the day, somewhere after Theni





    Roads at the foothill




    Really bad roads.



    Meghamalai Murugan temple






    Looks like a bird, ain't it?









    It was interesting to know that each Hair pin bend in the route is named after a flower. During return, stopped at every turn and clicked the name of the board.
    Was unable to find any board for some.
    Here's a collage of them.

    Last edited by neevarp16; 02-10-2013, 03:01 PM. Reason: Added the last collage.

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  • mulli84
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    Originally posted by neevarp16 View Post
    Thanks mate!



    So, you didn't execute your diwali plans.??
    Sad for you, bro. BTW, I rode out for two more days, after diwali. 'll post them soon.

    Added a video from the view tower at Sirumalai.
    You could have ended the video zooming on your bike

    Had to take a lot of luggage and goods to native. So mom told to take the car. So I couldn`t take the bike. Some day we should travel together. I love hills a lot!

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  • neevarp16
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    Originally posted by Praj zm View Post
    awesome photos dude
    Thanks mate!

    Originally posted by mulli84 View Post
    I loved the photo in which the straight road goes between trees.
    Damn this Diwali I took my car instead of my bike. SO all my plan to take the bike to a hill station was crushed. Im envying you bro!
    So, you didn't execute your diwali plans.??
    Sad for you, bro. BTW, I rode out for two more days, after diwali. 'll post them soon.

    Added a video from the view tower at Sirumalai.

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  • mulli84
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    I loved the photo in which the straight road goes between trees.


    Damn this Diwali I took my car instead of my bike. SO all my plan to take the bike to a hill station was crushed. Im envying you bro!

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  • Praj zm
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    Originally posted by neevarp16 View Post
    11.11.2012.
    A couple of days before diwali and I wanted to ride out.
    Opened Google maps and started to search for a destination and found a village atop a small hill bordering Madurai and Dindigul, called Sirumalai.
    Its a relatively small chain of hills, but at large unexplored and unexploited. The village is famous for Mounatain Bananas. Was able to see banana plantations at distance. A total of 18 Hairpin bends and a view point just before Sirumalai. There are 3 villages over the hilltop, beyond the last, a 15 mins offroad trail leads to a temple of Lord Shiva. Nothing much to visit.
    But an awesome silent traffic less smooth hill roads to ride to. Photos to follow.
    awesome photos dude
    even i love riding in ghats
    In bangalore, nandhi hills has the best hair pin bends

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  • neevarp16
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    3. Unexplored

    11.11.2012.
    A couple of days before diwali and I wanted to ride out.
    Opened Google maps and started to search for a destination and found a village atop a small hill bordering Madurai and Dindigul, called Sirumalai.
    Its a relatively small chain of hills, but at large unexplored and unexploited. The village is famous for Mounatain Bananas. Was able to see banana plantations at distance. A total of 18 Hairpin bends and a view point just before Sirumalai. There are 3 villages over the hilltop, beyond the last, a 15 mins offroad trail leads to a temple of Lord Shiva. Nothing much to visit.
    But an awesome silent traffic less smooth hill roads to ride to. Photos to follow.

    My usual shot.



    Before the forest check post.


    Just after the check post, the climb starts.

    Time for a break.

    First Hairpin


    Anonymous.


    All the hairpins and bends are open to the valley and were with less or nil protectors.


    Into a canopy.


    Hoverin' clouds.


    Well laid roads.


    Altitude @Sirumalai.


    From the View tower.


    Downhill



    Video from the View Tower @Sirumalai.

    Last edited by neevarp16; 11-24-2012, 08:49 AM. Reason: Added Video

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  • neevarp16
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    3. Unexplored.

    Logged on: 11/11/2012
    Destination: Sirumalai, Dindigul, Tamilnadu.
    Map: Iyyampalayam, Tamil Nadu to Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu - Google Maps

    There is a gap in the road map to the end point where I went in Google maps. So, am unable to mark the exact destination.
    Once you open and zoom in Destnation 'C'., you can follow the road till it ends in an unknown bus-stop.

    Sirumalai (Meaning - Small Hill) is not how the name goes.
    A largely unexplored and un-exploited hill under TN reserve forest cover.
    I had no idea of what is up there and what to expect. I was at my native and had to be at my home by evening. Had a full day in hand and thought, why to waste it by just reaching home., after-all its Diwali.!
    So, a bikers way of celebration., a new destination. Here's a couple of pics before the whole story gets written.







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  • neevarp16
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    Originally posted by sri.rtr160 View Post
    Short rides are always good with lot of pleasure...nice selection of your bike's skin tone...its cool, ride safe
    Thanks bro!
    Yeah, short rides are a lot enjoyable!

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  • sri.rtr160
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    Short rides are always good with lot of pleasure...nice selection of your bike's skin tone...its cool, ride safe

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  • neevarp16
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    Originally posted by satya_3d View Post
    Aha!! what a unique concept of short ride logs... Enjoy and let Enjoy!
    Sure... Lookout for more!

    Originally posted by IronHide Shetty View Post
    Super pics. You baby always looks clean. i think you take a very good care of her Keep posting and Ride Safe
    Thanks!

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