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    Icon7 Exploring and Wandering the Mighty Western Ghats for 9 Days

    I ‘drove’ to Munnar in September 2007 and was blown away by the beauty of the Gods Own County. Ever since, always wanted to ‘ride’ to this place again. After having been spectator of the travelogues to these places, the time has come for me to ride to Western Ghats. I always wanted to visit in rainy season to enjoy the real beauty of these places. Also, I was really lucky to have a great companion for this ride, Pavan Kumar, an enthusiastic rider, who is ready to explore anytime. The initial plan was for 4 days, and after checking the possibilities of what places to ride, we decided to take leave for entire week, which gave us 9 days, which enabled us to ride many places at leisure and enjoy the beauty.

    This ride has become one of the best rides so far for us. We were really happy to meet biker friends across the states and share our enthusiasm for biking. We met Phanikar, Jaya Krishna, and Ravi Kiran at Banglore; met Sriram and Whizzkid Ram at Valparai; met Praveen Mathew (‘Captain Miles’) and Anthony Mathew from Kottayam; and finally met a big group of riders (10) from Chennai, including Ananth and Sriram Krishnan at Meghamalai.

    Special thanks to Gourab Das (Moderator MG), Ananth from Chennai, Phanikar and Jayakrishna from Bangalore, Ram from Coimbatore, Praveen from Kottayam, who helped and guided us throughout our trip.

    Now, coming to the plan, it was a 3000+ km ride across the following places:
    Hyderabad – Ananthapur – Bangalore – Mysuru – Gudalur – Ooty – Emarald Lake – Yedakkadu – Kundha Dam – Karmadai – Coimbatore – Valparai – Athirapally Water falls – Munnar – Idukki Dam – Kattappana – Kulamavu – Moolamattom – Vagamon – Kumily – Meghamalai – Salem – Bangalur – Hyderabad = 3100 kms in total.

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    The Bikers and the Rides:


    Ravi Varma (xBhp ID: ravi@17bhp)

    Pavan Kumar (xBhp ID: Pabi)


    Some teasers for now…

    With xBhpians, Phanikar and Jayakrishna, at Bengaluru













    A surprise meet with two Chennai xBhpians, WhizzKid Ram and Sriram (ID Yellowspunk) at Valparai. They were also wandering through the western ghats for 5 days.











    Four happy Karizma riders, Ravi Varma, Sriram Krishnan, Pavan Kumar, and Srinivasan Rajagopalan



    With Praveen Mathew at Meghamalai







    With Chennai xBhpians at Meghamalai (Ananth T.E., Sriram Krishnan, Yuraj Sampath, Deepak Srigopal, Dinesh Karuna, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Sunny Selva, Jafar Khan, Badri Narayanan, Dharmendhra Pintu, and Rajiv Premkumar.

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    Two ZMAs, 9 Days in Western Ghats

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    Thats a LOT of teasers! Do bring on the log fast .
    Advice is a form of nostalgia.
    Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
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    Thats a LOT of teasers! Do bring on the log fast .
    Thanks for the approval Ananth. There are loads of pictures, so lot of teasers.
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    Like, like. Bring it on

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    Looks like a fantastic trip! Bring the main dish!
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    Good One!!

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    Fine start. Ooh that road looks sweet. Keep it rolling bro as and when time allows. Ride safe
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    Nice trip log
    Sad that i could not join you when you were at Coimbatore. But I am glad that we had a nice time at Meghamalai
    Rx is a Phoenix!!! It always rise from ashes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phanikar View Post
    Like, like. Bring it on
    Coming soon!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny View Post
    Looks like a fantastic trip! Bring the main dish!
    Thanks Sunny. Will update the log soon.

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    Good One!!
    Quote Originally Posted by IronHide Shetty View Post
    Fine start. Ooh that road looks sweet. Keep it rolling bro as and when time allows. Ride safe
    Thanks guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by dpak89 View Post
    Nice trip log
    Sad that i could not join you when you were at Coimbatore. But I am glad that we had a nice time at Meghamalai
    Yes Deepak. You know, I was really surprised and then felt happy to see you at Meghamalai. Never thought I would be meeting you in Meghamalai. It was a fantastic ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
    Yes Deepak. You know, I was really surprised and then felt happy to see you at Meghamalai. Never thought I would be meeting you in Meghamalai. It was a fantastic ride.
    Yea and a Back+Bike breaking ride too!
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