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Thread: Mangalore-Kolkata-Mangalore: A journey with best of riders for 6000 km

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    Default Day 4: Rajahmundry to somewhere close to Behrapur

    The zeal and thrill to enter the city of joy during the festivity time can be felt once you are close to it. We were pretty close. Started up early in the morning and stopped for a quick tea. Well, the chai-wala was posing for different pose for preparation of tea and took sweet 15 minutes of time to deliver three cups of tea. We stopped at Annavaram for having breakfast. We stayed around 20 km from Rajahmundry toward Chennai side.This stretch of road is very beautiful
    without an issues, specially in the early phase of the day. A perfect road for crusing.




    We stopped for breakfast after cruising for 120 km.Quick Dosa, Idli and tea. Loaded ourselves with food and loaded our rides with Petrol. It time to ride.

    On the way, we found a few places to stop and shot:


    Starting up from the mini-break


    What we left behind..


    I planned for the same pic since long back. Thank Aravind for executing this plan.

    Some roads are so smooth that you feel kissing the road



    The Platina had a trouble in speedometer cable and it seemed that there were some other issues. It took three hours to repair the same in Vizag. As it was not possible to stretch much in the dark, we halted somewhere near Berhapur in a Dhaba. It was awesome to stay in a Dhaba with truck drivers around. I always give it a try and this time it was enjoyable too.

    Total Distance covered on day 4: 475 km


    Dinner time (photo credit: Aravind)
    ..

    Well, we were still 650 km away from Kolkata... friends calling, parents calling, loved ones calling, BIKERs calling: "When will you be here?Come safely."

    It was 3:30 am in the morning me and Aravind woke up the next day... (to be continued)







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    keep it coming..
    hats off to your group as it had 3 different segment bikes,
    Karizma , Thunderbird & platina 100...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhsplendor View Post
    keep it coming..
    hats off to your group as it had 3 different segment bikes,
    Karizma , Thunderbird & platina 100...
    To the best of my knowledge, it is Platine 125. Did you get update wherein the platina went through an downgrade of 25 cc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakshar View Post
    To the best of my knowledge, it is Platine 125. Did you get update wherein the platina went through an downgrade of 25 cc?
    Bajaj offers platina 100cc from long time ago & still now its available, 125 cc platina was launched with self start and 5 gear combination for a small time span and discontinued later ..
    So most of the platina we can see is 100cc only..

    As per Sunny bhai and GIR video Kaleem Sir's platina is 100cc

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    Don't know what to say ......

    many people here on xbhp still think fpr doing some serious kms of touring, but thinking of 100cc it gets off.ONe of them is me!! But Some people make touring as requirement and ride it on any vehicle they get....

    Salute to Patina Rider here (KaleemJi) !! Even someone had done Ladakh over Platina!!

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    Great. I knew it wrongly. :P

    Sorry brother. Sincere apologies.

    Anyways, Bikers matter, bike does not. And this ride is a proof of the same.

    The three bikes were Karizma , Platina & Thunderbird (in uniform format) ...... and all of them reached the destinations, safe, sound. By the way, its my personal opinion, on a journey, its easy to reach destination with proper planning, and stop-gaps. What we need to know is our abilities and our machines abilities. Once we are aware of the same, all destinations become achievable.

    The blog is yet to reach Kolkata, thanks to my ill-health. Stay tuned.
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    So,day 4 progress was a bit slow!do continue....

    Nice pictures and nice inspirational ride I must say.

    cheers!

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    Default Reaching the city of Joy

    Well, we woke up and got freshened up by 4:15 am. It was too cold. We slept under the open sky that night and could find droplets of water all over my dresses. I did not take off the jacket while sleeping. After a quick tea, we started off. It was a smooth drive and taking into consideration the road condition, we were driving at comfortable speed zone. We reached the place to get the beautiful view of Chilka lake. Well, worth stopping for half an hour. I was ready for some memorable snaps to capture.



    Aravind's Karizma:

    Kaleem Sir:

    Yours truly's:

    Got sms from Bhaskar Jyoti Das and call from Satyajit Ray Chaudhuri and from many other fellow bikers from Kolkata. Its always great to be back to your hometown, but on such special occasions when people are eagerly awaiting for you, you really feel good... better... in fact, amazing.


    Me and Aravind tried to update our latest location in Facebook to keep our friends updated. We crossed Jaleswar border without any trouble, though we expected a bit. This border area is infested with high truck density, so we had to slow down.

    This is the first glimpse of West bengal as we crossed the border. Well, I received the very best sms from the service provider" Welcome to West Bengal. We wish you a pleasant stay over here".


    I remember Sam, Bhaskar, Anant, Ayan and the entire gang calling me again and again. In between, the nightmare of Kolaghat bridge started. Traffic, off-roading and we thought that this is the worst way to welcome someone in Kolkata.

    Well, our thoughts changed soon. It was Azad Hind Dhaba, Uluberia. The gang was waiting for us.

    We never expected that we will get such a grand welcome from Biking fraternity of Kolkata. Those guys were waiting for us for 4 long hours on the highway to welcome us. Rasgullas were raining to welcome us. Thanks to each one of you who made our day and treated us like kings.

    The gang guided us till Bally Bridge. We crossed Uttarpara-Hindmotor (well, the birthplace of HM ambassador) and entered Konnagar. My parents and local friends were awaiting for us.

    Ate and slept.. that's it... On-ward journey done... what was in store? well, lots........


    Few highlights: All my long drives are incomplete without Motul engine oil, which I have been using for rides since long back. Sincere thanks for such a flawless product.

    Let me know how did you like this journey.


    SRC is signing off for sometime.

    Sayonara!!!

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    awesome writeup with awesome snaps..
    hats off Boss..

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