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48 hours weekend. 30 hours riding and an overight fun-filled G2G

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  • [Photo Feature]: 48 hours weekend. 30 hours riding and an overight fun-filled G2G




    PREFACE:
    There was quite confusion from the “idea” of this ride to which place to visit and many other things which eventually was sorted out.
    First we thought of visiting Hatu, Shimla but thanks to L.P (Nitin) who informed us that the roads are all in bad shape. Then as I was thinking of other options within 350km range, a friend (Piyush Gaur) suggested Ranikhet as an option for an overnight G2G. So after getting conformation from everyone we started planning for Ranikhet.
    We had almost 10days in hand prior to this ride and I was hell bent to take the new riders with us so that they get the bug of touring in them. Personally talked to everyone alongwitht the budghet of the trip and few people agreed for this trip. Some people backed out due to family issue, office work, budget and time constraint, but as I say we cannot force anyone, may be they would get a better ride than this in their luck *wink wink*.
    Me and Devilish (Bishal) sorted all the issues with the help of T-Bone(Shekhar), Sid85(Siddhartha Roy), Pawanthegreat(Pawan) and we started planning for this ride. Devilish has been touring partner for long now and as he was out of the country for the past few months, he was craving for hill ride, but alas he had to back out due to some issues and that was for his good. No worries we will ride soon again.
    So the riders who were all set for this ride were :
    1. Shekhar (T-Bone) with Mahak as pillion on RTR 160
    2. Siddhartha Roy (sid85) with Deepika as pillion on CBR 250
    3. Sandeep (titanic4u) on CBR 250
    4. Pawan (pawanthegreat) on Fazer 150
    5. Saurabh (m@v) on Duke 200
    6. Yours Truly on RTR 180
    Special thank to whatsapp here as it kept all of us in touch and updated about the planning, although I seldom make plans for my rides but as most of the riders were going for their first hill ride , I had to be with them guiding what all they need to carry, and what preparations have to be made.
    Informed Sunny Bhaiyya about this and he gave us a green signal with few pointers that we kept in our mind throughout the ride.
    First thing that I made sure was that rider and the pillion have elbow and shin guards along with gloves and rain coat with them as it was going to be a wet ride. I personally told everyone what need to be carried in their bags. And got the printout of the consent form for every rider and pillion.
    After so much of planning and preparation we started the ride on 8th morning 4.00am to reach Ranikhet , have an overnight g2g, strengthen our bike-ism bond and to have a break from our normal routines.


    THE RIDE:
    Ranikhet a small hill station, 1839m in height, in the district of Almora in Uttrakhand was the place that called us all for small overnight g2g in this rainy season. It is famous for its Apple Orchards , Temples and those who are avid admirer of food shows specially ‘Highway on my plate’ will love the samosas that one can get there.


    Pics by tomorrow as I entered home just at 4.20am and wrote this.

    I would request the riders to pen their experiences first.

    A pic of the riders :



    Names clockwise (L to R) : Pawan, Mahak, Your Truly, Deepika, Siddhartha, Saurabh, Sandeep, Shekhar
    Last edited by prateek2210; 09-11-2012, 01:25 AM.
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  • #2
    Travelogue approved.



    Serve the main course! NOW!!
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    • #4
      Eagerly waiting bro
      Ride Safe
      Vrooom Vroooom

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      • #5
        Another group pic taken at Giani Dhabha at Gajraula , our breakfast stop
        BTW check the Tees that most of us are wearing



        Will start writing and posting pics by evening.

        P.S : Lakshit was there with us till here as he couldn't get a nod from his parents
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        • #6
          Friday night excitement :
          We all were chatting on whatsapp and it was very clear that no one was to sleep because of excitement. People called ech other in excitement and to cross check the items that we needed to carry, but it was actually fun listening to their excited voices about the ride.


          Saturday Ride (Part 1) :
          Although I myself just had a power nap of just 30minutes and was all set to leave my place at 4a.m to reach the meeting place (CISF Camp, Ghaziabad) at 4.15am. Me and Saurabh were all set to reach there by that time, in the meantime Lakshit said that he will accompany us till Gajraula to have breakfast as he was not allowed to ride by his parents.
          As always others were late reaching the spot , they reached the place at 5am. Nevertheless, I got the consent form signed from everyone. Had a small session regarding average speed, overtaking, group ride signals etc etc and we all started after we were in our strange and funny looking rain wears.
          After some kms we had to stop for a petrol break for Sandeep , and I used that time to pack myself fully in the rain suit, and then we started again. We stopped at Giani dhabha to have breakfast. We were centre of attraction for everybody there, not because of the gears and all, but due to the fact that we were riding in the rain.






          Getting dryed up under the fan










          All happy faces after tummy refill






          Just to tease you all

          Last edited by prateek2210; 09-10-2012, 09:32 PM.
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          • #7
            My first touring experience

            From the day I brought Falcor into my family, I have been itching to go on a long ride. Somehow controlled myself to open the throttle until 1st service and then never looked back. The seeds of this ride were sown duruing the newbie intro g2g. Then on I was pretty much excited about it. As the day of the ride came closer, I became impatient, could not concentrate on work. Litrally I worked minimum on the friday, because I had to join the ride right after my office. The exitement didnot let me concentrate on work. Met the other riders at the designated loacation. Formalities done, instructions given to the new members of the group(my freind Deepika) and we started. With our ride, rains also started, so it was a wet ride till Gajaraula. I leave the detailing to Prateek to be done. Would like to mention her this ride help me learn important aspects of touring, the pain it involves, the fun it involves. would add on to the thread once I am free of work, which might take some time.
            Siddhartha
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            • #8
              Originally posted by prateek2210 View Post
              Another group pic taken at Giani Dhabha at Gajraula , our breakfast stop
              BTW check the Tees that most of us are wearing



              Will start writing and posting pics by evening.

              P.S : Lakshit was there with us till here as he couldn't get a nod from his parents

              Look at my face. The 8 hrs long office work shows on it...hehehehe
              Siddhartha
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              • #9
                Saturday Ride (Part 2) :
                As soon as we crossed Moradabad and entered Rampur, we all witnessed what U.P roads can do to our suspensions and forks. It was all off road , roads damaged and filled with potholes which decreased our speed and we lost quite a lot of time covering up that area. We stopped at a restaurant for lunch, had good food and small power naps to compensate the sleep that we chose to miss last night
                After that Haldwani was the place when we started having glimpse of the mountains that we were about to ride on, and people were awestruck looking at the beauty of that view covered with clouds. We entered hills and stopped again to explain the points regarding hill riding. Honestly, if someone asks me the best part during that time was the view of 6 bikes riding in a single line and taking the turns and curves exactly the same way, it was indeed a ‘view’.
                We were lagging behind and it started worrying me and Shekhar whether other riders would be able to do the hill riding at night or not, after getting everyone’s nod we decided to go to Ranikhet anyhow, but we need to be cautious and alert while doing this. After lots of twists and turns we reached Hotel Parvati Inn in Ranikhet at around 8.45pm, quite late but it was fun riding 15 hours in almost all type of terrains.








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                • #10
                  Wow dada! Pics to khoob bhalo.
                  Damn, I miss my Delhi transfer now!
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                  • #11
                    really good to read that you all had fun and masti on the ride.
                    and continue the fun filled writeup.
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                    • #12
                      Another Best Time Of My Life

                      Just Got Up From A Bad Headache & Fever, Though The Reasons Behind It Were Lovely!! Had The Best Time Of My Life With All The Fellow Riders Of Xbhp (Our BKC Group), Some Were Missed A Lot, Some Missed Us A Lot, For Some It Was Adventure, For Some It Was An Excuse From The Daily Thorns Of Life, For Some It Was Living All While One Can, For Some It Was Everything. With Each Passing Kilometer, Through Each Pothole And Bump On The Road, Everybody Learnt A Lot About Life & Friendship And The Reasons Why We All Ride!!
                      It Was The Best Time Of My Life I Thank You All For The Wonderful Time A Special One Goes To The Two Pillions Who Had Their Immense Support & Belief In Us Attached Throughout The Time. A Hearty thanks to all.
                      A Pair Of Wheels Are Better Than A Set Of Four.

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                      • #13
                        Nice log with nice frnds !!! Keep it coming!!!

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
                          Wow dada! Pics to khoob bhalo.
                          Damn, I miss my Delhi transfer now!
                          Told you to come here, now suffer

                          Originally posted by sherry_unicornlover View Post
                          really good to read that you all had fun and masti on the ride.
                          and continue the fun filled writeup.
                          And you didnt come , see what you missed

                          Originally posted by T-Bone View Post
                          Just Got Up From A Bad Headache & Fever, Though The Reasons Behind It Were Lovely!! Had The Best Time Of My Life With All The Fellow Riders Of Xbhp (Our BKC Group), Some Were Missed A Lot, Some Missed Us A Lot, For Some It Was Adventure, For Some It Was An Excuse From The Daily Thorns Of Life, For Some It Was Living All While One Can, For Some It Was Everything. With Each Passing Kilometer, Through Each Pothole And Bump On The Road, Everybody Learnt A Lot About Life & Friendship And The Reasons Why We All Ride!!
                          It Was The Best Time Of My Life I Thank You All For The Wonderful Time A Special One Goes To The Two Pillions Who Had Their Immense Support & Belief In Us Attached Throughout The Time. A Hearty thanks to all.
                          +100 Thanks to you for planning all the things with me

                          Originally posted by somen1984 View Post
                          Nice log with nice frnds !!! Keep it coming!!!
                          As we say "some moments will always be cherished"

                          Originally posted by Garry_Menace View Post
                          and making me feel jealous
                          Jalo jalo
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