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    Default The Return of the KB

    21-03-12

    KB: Its been really long since we've planned "THE TRIP"!

    Me: Where to?? We have been doin short rides to vedanthangal and near by....

    KB: What about the big one we've been planning on?

    Me: You mean Yel....

    KB: Yes dumb!! Where else?

    Me: So you are ready?? Are you sure you can stand it that long??

    KB: Engineered to take more than you can give!!!

    A few teasers for now.....







    Last edited by harishkumarko; 04-03-2012 at 10:36 PM.
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    Tour De Thekkady

    The Return of the KB

    The Run-in Adventure

    150cc doing 100+ is great!
    100cc doing 100+ is awesome!!
    150cc cornering like hell is great!
    100cc cornering like hell is awesome!!
    THAT'S WHY I RIDE A RTZ!!

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    Travelogue approved.

    but the picture links are not working...
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    nice teaser,broken links.
    and the question remains why do i race?
    every finishing line is the begining of a new race.

    #i have learnt to manipulate my own adrenaline and the perception of biking is different.
    #overkill is underrated.
    #how random roads may appear there is always a destination.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    #i don't subscribe to co-incidence,either it is the rider or the other moron on the road

    (:)people keeps on saying add spark to life, bajaj got hold of that idea and added an extra spark to bike.

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    @sunilg
    Thanks for the approval sunil bro. I've reposted the links

    @sanyank10
    I've reposted bro, now pics are visible.
    Tour De Thekkady

    The Return of the KB

    The Run-in Adventure

    150cc doing 100+ is great!
    100cc doing 100+ is awesome!!
    150cc cornering like hell is great!
    100cc cornering like hell is awesome!!
    THAT'S WHY I RIDE A RTZ!!

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    Fantastic looking KB everything looks stock
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    Bajaj Pulsar 150 (2004)
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    The original Kwacker...... Bring it on....
    Some of the Happiest people in the world don't have everything. They just make the best of everything life brings their way !!! Stay happy, Smile always :)

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    I'm glad to see your T'log here. You must have had one fun filled ride with KB100 which is amazing! Waiting for rest of the story.
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    @Dinesh.P
    Thanks bro

    @Guru_DTSi
    Will be done soon.

    @SriramEfunds
    Thanks sir. A little held up. The trip log will be up tonight.
    Tour De Thekkady

    The Return of the KB

    The Run-in Adventure

    150cc doing 100+ is great!
    100cc doing 100+ is awesome!!
    150cc cornering like hell is great!
    100cc cornering like hell is awesome!!
    THAT'S WHY I RIDE A RTZ!!

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    Speaking the truth its been years since i saw a stock KB most of them what I saw is either dying or crap.

    I saw a blue KB in ooty it was driven by a old person the bike was stock even the paint (god faded) was stock. Sorry didn't take a photo of it
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    Needed a big break to get the stress out of me before exams. Had been planning to do Pichavarm but eventually found out that the ECR is too hot. So locked on Yelagiri since I saw it was a place where many bikers begun their biking days. Meanwhile I was also carefully loading the KB with all the essesntials and planned on the dates only after I was sure that the bike will hold on.
    I was keen that this trip(2nd) must be better than Thekkady(1st) in terms of planning. Got inputs from various people(Dad, PSR sir, Sriram sir, Ananth bro,google map) over time and planned the trip. As for the riding gears I still have not brought the proper touring jackets and gloves. But had all that was necessary for a rookie.

    22-03-12

    Dad: Hmmm....so you've found the slot to go huh??

    Me: Yes pa. And if I miss this one I won't have time to go touring anytime before my 3rd year. That's too long for a biker to starve you see?

    Dad: All that OK but who is accompanying you?

    Me: (I was actually grinning). The bike??

    Dad: Its a long one this time!! What if something goes wrong??

    Me: I wish I had company but all my friends and their riding manners!! Oh please!!

    Dad: How is the bike doing??

    Me: Better than ever before. I trust her.

    Dad: OK. But stay awake and careful. Enjoy.

    Me:

    That's how I got the big man's approval folks. Filled up and checked the air pressure before bed.

    23-03-12

    Woke up by 5:30 AM. By dad's orders I was not to leave before 6:30 AM since the sun is not up and you see.....of course he's right. The headlamps are too weak compared to modern age bikes. So waited for light and started at 6:30 from college. A few students jogging in the college road got to see a freak fly past them in a KB. Took the road from Vandalur to Sriperambadur. A very nice and low traffic four lane road. Reached Sriperambadur and continued towards Vellore. I was not in a hurry so took my time, was doing 60-75kmph and took plenty of breaks for pics and water(You see it was "HOT"). Also this was the first time I was doing such a long stretch(226kms one way). Stopped at Kanchipuram for breakfast. The food was very good and damn cheap for that place must say. I had Idlis and coffee and ended up payin 30 bucks!!



    The awe expression


    Back view


    Front View


    Side view(I know, engineering has spoilt me too much)


    Ever heard of the Cheetah rider??



    Reached the foothills around 10:30 AM. The first view of the hills started emerging as I got closer. And a fact that I learnt....There are no fuel stations in Yelagiri Hills, says a board at the foothills. Probably a lot of bikers know this but thought I should mention it here. There is a IOC bunk in Ponneri village(foothills). The uphill ride is easy and not much of a task for any bike I must say. I remember touching 70kmph uphill once. There was meagre traffic but still had to be cautious. There are 14 hairpin bends totally. But I felt the road could have been better. Cornering was fun but around a few corners I found the road had worn out and was risky for cornering. The uphill was gradual and I was on 4th gear most of the time except for hair pins. The view of the land below from a few hairpins was nice. Guess it would be better at night. Reached Yelagiri like within 20mins. Noted all the places to visit and started searching a decent place for stay. Found a lodge called Ashoka. Looked decent for 350bucks; asked the receptionist if that included TV and hot water and he nodded. Bliss .
    Yelagiri has both cheap lodges and high end resorts. Its a matter of choice I would say.

    From the fourways


    A beauty isn't she??


    From the foothills


    A view from the bottom


    Starting to climb



    Kinda looks nice na?


    Looks solid even among the rocks


    A view of the land below


    The last hair pin bend


    Like I said the roads had worn out



    On reaching Yelagiri


    Natural and man-made beauty


    The stay place

    The room


    By the time I had a nap, my room mate had arrived


    Velavan temple


    To be continued.......
    Last edited by harishkumarko; 04-07-2012 at 02:50 PM.
    Tour De Thekkady

    The Return of the KB

    The Run-in Adventure

    150cc doing 100+ is great!
    100cc doing 100+ is awesome!!
    150cc cornering like hell is great!
    100cc cornering like hell is awesome!!
    THAT'S WHY I RIDE A RTZ!!

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