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Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

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  • [Photo Feature]: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

    Text : Abhishek arora and Vinay Gupta
    Photos : Akash Rathi and Mohit pal

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    we started riding again to our destination, that was Binsar. Akash was the lead rider, while I was the drag rider. Roads near Rampur were really bad,with deadly potholes as deep as 1 feet or more. After suffering that 30 Km longstretch full of potholes, we entered Uttrakhand finally, and the roads were in mint condition. It was almost dawn when we reached Haldwani and bye-passed Nainital, where we were suppose to go initially. Enjoying the ride on the hills and stopped in between to enjoy the view when Akash decided to remove the air filter of his white Yamaha FZ16, which looks that of a stunners bike from the front He was happy, as his bike started to sound like a Duke. We again started and stopped at Lohali 06:00. And none of us had enough energy to argue about the time.

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    Day 2 [19thNov. 13]:To hell with what Akashsaid the previous night, and got up at 08:00 in the morning. Afterenjoying the hot water bath, went down to checkout from the hotel and Akashasked about the best places to see in and around Almora and Binsar. The hotelowner told him to visit the Birthi water fall, around 140 Kms away from Binsar.And Akash went mad that time, trying convincing all of us to ride down tillBirthi after we will be done exploring Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.


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    Last edited by itsmevini123; 11-11-2013, 05:50 PM.
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    Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

    Travelogue Approved
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    • #3
      Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

      Nice ride and pictures! Way to go guys!!

      Cheers & Ride Safe

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        Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

        Nice.
        How was the Kapkot-Munsyari road? Heard it got damaged during this monsoon's flash-floods!

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          Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

          Originally posted by The Monk View Post
          Travelogue Approved
          Thanks for the approval Monk...

          Originally posted by ridermax View Post
          Nice ride and pictures! Way to go guys!!

          Cheers & Ride Safe
          Thanks mate......

          Originally posted by dichkaun View Post
          Nice.
          How was the Kapkot-Munsyari road? Heard it got damaged during this monsoon's flash-floods!
          The road was not so bad bro, expect the few kms, will show you some pics as well.....
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            Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

            Day 3 [20thNov. 13]:The cold breeze from theopen window next morning was my alarm, and that was the best alarm in my entirelife. An awesome feel, that I can’t describe. Again we didn’t give a damn towhat Akash said the previous night. got up at around 07:30 ordered maggi in thebreakfast and moved up to the reception to checkout. Again ignited our bikes,put the saddle bags on the bike and we were all fired up again to explore newplaces. And off we were on one of the best quality tar. Stopped after 50 Kms toclick some great photos of awesome views and again enjoyed some cornering. Thatwas the time when Akash finally used his tripod for the first time since thestart of the ride. Akash even made some great videos using his SLR as a GoPro,fitted on his chest tied by ropes. And you can’t even imagine how happy he was,and decided that moment only that there is no need of buying a GoPro now. Itwas a sunny day and we were enjoying the ride like hell and the flowing rivernext to the road…. And we reached Thal. Akash trying to withdraw some cash fromthe only SBI ATM in a radius of 80 Kms. Enjoyed some momos and mountain dew andMunsyari was still 75 Kms further. Had a good halt there. And Mohit decided tohead back to Delhi. It was completely an unplanned and hectic ride. We wererunning out of cash. That was the first time when I opened Google Maps app onmy Moto and saw the current location then. And realized that we were quiteclose to Nepal border and Munsyari was the last reachable point by road ofUttrakhand. And again we all got fired up from inside and decided to head toMunsyari

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            And on way saw many good points to click photographs and we captured all the great points. Met a local guy on way. He was riding an RE classic, and was riding very fast and safe on hills as well. According to him, we were riding quite slow, and he overtook Mohit at almost 90 Kmph and flew away. The ride was getting tough5, the weather was going bad, it started raining and it became difficult at the corners to take turns as all the indented turns were of concrete because of the water falls during the rainy season. And we saw the Birthi Water fall on the hill just opposite to us. And at an altitude of approx. 9000, we met another xBhpian – Anurag Pal. And yes, it was the same mental dis-order that even Anurag had – Bikism, that made us meet up hill at almost the last point of Uttrakhand. From there we rode back to Thal together, when Akash gave another shot to ATM to withdraw cash, and this time he was successful. Had some more of Chinese food with few mountain dews and again left for Almora. After riding for almost 2 hrs. continuously, it was dark and it started raining. Luckily, there were few shops and restaurants close by. The shopkeepers were kind enough to provide us sacs and plastics to cover our luggage and bike. Mohit cooked maggi for us in a restaurant, as he wasn’t satisfied with taste of maggis he had so far during the ride. I am sure he must have cooked in a damn pissed mood. Omelets after maggi were our dinner that day. Mohit decided not to ask for lassi this time. And he didn’t. It stopped raining. Ignited our bikes and left for our destination. After riding 3 hrs. continuously, we reached Almora. It was already 00:15, and was hard to find any hotel open. After struggling for almost 45 minutes, guys at Ranjna Hotel were helpful. Hotel room on the first floor and Akash couldn’t feel his butts while climbing up the stairs, he said. Akash lied upside down on his bed to have some sleep. Again Akash trying to convince us, that we must get up at 06:00 in the morning. Showed him the middle fingers and slept. And believe me, it was one of the best sound sleeps I had in my entire life.

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            Day 4 [21st
            Nov. 13]: Time unknown. My Moto was out of battery, and there wasn't any clock as well in the room where I enjoyed my sleep. Somehow managed to grab Mohit’s micro USB charger and put my phone on and it was 09:35. Went to the room where Akash and Mohit were snoring. And I shouted the time with a very sleepy voice. And both of them jumped off from the bed in another 3 seconds, as if my time warning was some earthquake warning. Brushed our teeth, washed our face and we went down to checkout without taking bath. Riding long, early with taking bath is one heck of the most crapiest feel in the world. Fit our saddle bags on our machines, and left for breakfast search. Found a decent breakfast point, had chole bhature, parathas, and this time also Mohit didn’t get Lassi to drink. I am sure his lassi luck was hard during the whole ride. We were about the start our ride, and we met Anurag Pal again with his brother. His brother was the pillion rider. Anurag rode all the time with a pillion rider. Hats-off to you brother. He is one of the matured riders I ever met till then. We left together from Almora for New Delhi. On way stopped at a river side to enjoy some sun bath 9 as we came without taking bath) and some nice clean flowing water. Had good time then, clicking pictures. And Akash will irritate you all the time by asking you to take a good picture of him, just like a girl. We started our ride again and crossed Nainital and Lake there. Wow beautiful it looked and awesome Tar it was. As we were running out of time, I couldn’t buy the hand made candles from there; and my half empty saddles remained half empty all the time. Next we stopped at Haldwani, and searched for some alternate route, as we wanted to avoid the bad patch of 30 Kms near Rampur. Luckily I spoke some guard, who was guarding a factory nearby. He was really helpful in guiding us the alternate route. We took that route and rode continuously for next 2 hrs. On was we stopped at Sagar Ratna to snack a bit and to stretch our body. Gajraula was 30 Kms further. Left for Gajraula McDonalds, and ate as if we were hungry for past 10 days. Rested there till the closing time. New Delhi was 120 Kms away. We left for our final destination. Rode continuously. By the time we were close to Delhi, we were damn tired, and the moment we entered Delhi, there was a different kind of energy that started flowing within us. Delhi roads looked damn beautiful at night as they are so properly lit. stopped at a point from where all three of us had to go to separate locations. It was 01:30 and we were doing some chit-chat about the ride. That time we were tired, happy, and above all, we were fearless. Hugged and we all went to our respective homes. Had an awesome sound sleep of my life ever.

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            Last edited by itsmevini123; 11-11-2013, 06:02 PM.
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            • #7
              Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

              Nice work Vinay.. Waiting for the next part !
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              • #8
                Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

                Good cornering skills you got there bro... Nice pics

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                • #9
                  Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

                  Awesome tlog, this! A great read; besides, the bikes look good especially in the corners. Keep'em coming, bro!
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                  • #10
                    Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

                    good one bro, keep the pics flowing......

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                    • #11
                      Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

                      Wonderful pics and nice narrative. Keep it coming



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                      • #12
                        Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

                        Nice ride and travelogue. Cornering pics are awesome. All of you have taken your turns for the cornering pic.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

                          Thnx mate !
                          It was just some fun
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                            Re: Four of us went to Binsar and Munsyari, Uttrakhand

                            I am sharing some best pics from the trip.
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                            I don't need to explain anything.
                            As Abhishek and vinay already shared all the details, I am just sharing the missing part and the beauty of hills through my pictures.

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                            Last edited by akrathi9945; 11-11-2013, 08:03 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Four friends, four days, 1200 kms in Uttrakhand.....

                              Gr8 pics.:thumbup:

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