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    Quote Originally Posted by kaydee_bangalore View Post
    Thanks a lot for the super quick approval , approved in an hour



    Writing the day 1 now in office.. and there goes my productivity



    Shahbaz sir : Thanks !! 151kmph is the speedo indicated figure and NS have about 6-8% speedo error(read somewhere in the ownership thread) so that brings the true speed down to 139kmph , many NS owners have reached speeds north of 150. Previsously I had reach a max of 146 on NECE road and Electronic City flyover in Bangalore but 150+ was a first time for me too..
    The bike has a speedo error of approx 9%.. confirmed using the advanced DGPS system by the AUTOCAR magazine when they tested it...

    Bajaj's claim of 136 km/hr top speed is true when the bike's speedo is reading 150 km/hr.....
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    Default Day 2 : Full day in pondicherry.

    Day 2:
    Route: Chennai – Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry


    7:00 am: Got up and took out my chain maintenance kit, cleaned and lubed my chain as it had been 600kms since it was cleaned and lubed last. I had to meet some of my college friends and seniors staying in Chennai. After all the chit chats I started for Pondicherry by 10:15 am. I knew the distance is less for today and I can just relax and enjoy the route. As I stayed in Thoraipakkam, OMR road I got connected to ECR very easily without facing any troubles. I was cruising at 90ish speeds and there it was the mighty sea, the sound of waves, I left my throttle to listen to this music. Had heard a lot about the beauty of ECR, and indeed it deserves the praise. The road is well laid with trees covering the road and saving us from the blessings of the sun god. Many times you get a view of the waves hitting the shore and that feeling of riding parallel to a sea is priceless. I envy the bikers in Chennai for they can ride on this road anytime they want.

    10:45am: Reached Mahabalipuram, visited the sea shore temple and sat there for a while. The place was quiet but I got various curious looks from the tourists because of my riding gear. One of the foreigners’ kid pointed at me and asked his dad

    Kid: Who is this weird guy?
    His Dad: That guy is a smart biker, and travels to places on his motorcycle while taking care of his safety.
    Kid: But why, when he can take the flight?
    His Dad: Trust me, its fun on the motorcycle.
    Me (Waved my hand, smiled and said): Exactly, it’s fun.



    ^^Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

    Upon hearing his answer I was sure that he is also a biker or a close friend of one. After some relaxed moments at the temple I decided to make a move. Joined ECR and vroom, ripped the bike to enjoy the loud yet sweet exhaust note, the winds and the open roads. Stopped at a place covered with trees to click some photos and take a water and snickers break.



    ^^EEE CEE AAR

    12:30 pm:
    Entered UT Pondicherry and asked people around about some decent places to stay. They directed me to New Bus Stand area. Reached new bus stand in a while; asking direction from locals, and checked in to a hotel.



    Receptionist: Sir how many rooms do you want?
    Me(a bit confused): One only.
    Receptionist: Ask all your biker friends to stay here only sir, we have nice parking.
    Me: But I am riding alone.
    Receptionist: Oh then you must be a photographer? Are you into wildlife photography (pointing at my tripod which was poking out of my backpack)?
    Me: No it’s just a hobby, I am not a professional.
    Receptionist: Ok. Have a safe trip sir.
    Me: Thanks !!

    Dropped my luggage and went out to find delicious lunch. There was a traditional south Indian point next to my hotel. Had one full meal (2 chapattis, unlimited rice with sambhar, rasam, 2-3 different curries, some dry vegetables, and sweet halwa) for 70/- Rs. After having lot of rice I started feeling sleepy but somehow I headed out to Auro Ville.



    That place is filled with foreigners, being an Indian and carrying a camera, I felt like a foreign tourist there. The place is peaceful and a very good establishment. I did not meditate but roamed around observed people and checked out their shops for natural stuff. Middle aged to old aged couples riding the moped is a common sight there. Yet to my bad luck whenever I stopped and waited for someone like this to click, they never appeared.



    ^^People just relax there, some play chess, some sit quiet all by themselves and some just talk to friends over a cup of coffee.



    ^^He played with sugar and water for 10 mins



    ^^The replica



    6:00 pm:
    Came back to the new bus stand road and visited the famous Rocky Gandhi Beach. The place was full of tourists. I sat down near a rock and closed my eyes laid back and relaxed there for a while and then started clicking some random photos.



    ^^Me wearing my Naked Wolves T shirt








    ^^Lets walk like humans today.


    ^^Police anna was asking everyone to leave the beach at 6:30pm.

    10:00 pm:
    Had dinner at a place nearby and walked down to the beach area only to realize that nature never sleeps. This time the beach was less crowded and I could hear the waves pretty loud, the strong wind against the face is very soothing. Again I started clicking some random pics and went back to my hotel to sleep soon, as I did not want to miss the sunrise in pondy.










    The hide and seek with the sun and a long tough ride from pondy - munnar to follow on day 3.
    Stay Tuned !!
    Last edited by kaydee_bangalore; 12-31-2012 at 03:12 PM.
    ATGATT! There are many wonderful riders/drivers out there who would intrude in your riding space without any notice. Be prepared. Stay Safe.

    My True Wanderers Blog Entry :

    www.truewanderers.in/travelogues/entry/144.html

    True Wanderers Final Ride :

    http://http://truewanderers.in/trave...inalist/6.html

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    KD sahi hai be
    awesome clicks
    Nice way for Njoying n Learning ur DSLR
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Bengaluru NakedWolves

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    am not able to see the pics due to proxy
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] < --BENGALURU-- >

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    Default Day 3: Sunrise surprise and night riding in Munnar

    Day 3: Sunrise surprise and night riding in Munnar

    5:30 am: Woke up, refreshed and got ready by 6 to witness the sunrise. Packed my cam, tripod and started remembering all the things I had read in various blogs regarding shooting a sunrise. Super excited me reached the Gandhi Beach by 6:15 am, set up the tripod and started clicking some pics to pass my time. The road opposite is blocked for vehicles early morning and late nights, so it was a favorite jogging spot. Spotted many health conscious people and a good number of tourists waiting for the sunrise with great excitement. But the weather had a mood of its own. It started getting all bright and white without showing us the face of sun. It was very cloudy and till 7:00 am I was unable to spot the Sun. And regarding the ride this day I already had doubts, I was not sure that I will be able to reach Munnar in time or not. According to my plan after shooting the sunrise I should have left Pondy by 7, but here I was still waiting desperately for the sun.



    ^^Me waiting for the sunrise



    ^^One uncle aunty also waiting for the sunrise. They looked very patient.

    7:10 am:
    The first sight of Sun, it was lovely. Peeking through the clouds hitting the water surface, the rays looked beautiful. Being a lazy software engineer I do not wake up before the Sun often. It was refreshing; I just looked at it for some time, clicked some noob photos, and had some very deep thoughts while drinking a hot cup of tea. Reached the hotel room and packed my stuff quickly. In 10-15 minutes I was all geared up for the ride I had questioned the feasibility of. While checking out the receptionist asked me to show him the photos I clicked in Pondicherry. I explained to him my problem that I was already an hour and a half late than my plan. He understood and nodded with a smile, SAAR you will reach in time.



    ^^The SUNRISE



    ^^Fishermen

    8:30 am: Time to fuel up, that too in Pondy; Yaay !! Got 10 litres of fuel at 66 Rs pl.

    Route planned:
    Part 1: Pondy-Cuddalore-Kurinjippadi-Kumbakonam-Thanjavur


    I started my ride and reached Cuddalore very soon. From there I had two options, either to take the Kurinjippadi route which is a little bit shorter, or to take Chidambaram route, which is well known. I had some troubles with the directions and stopped at a police station. The inspector was standing out talking to a person. Upon my query regarding the route he fired another question, why are you going to Thanjavur, what business do you have there? I told him that I am a student of SASTRA University and want to visit the Brahadeshwara Temple (BIG Temple). He was observing me with a very suspicious look on his face. One gentleman there told me to take the Chidambaram route from the fork after Cuddalore OT(old town) ,as the Kurinjippadi one has some construction work going on. I had a very confused look on my face and hence he said its not very far from here, just follow me. And the Anna started ripping his Suzuki Samurai. After making sure that I know where to go, anna said good bye and I replied Rumba Nandri Anna(Thank you very much brother), a phrase which I had learnt in my college.

    From there started a very difficult ride on narrow bumpy roads with loads of surprises at every 5-6km. A big pothole, or a careless person crossing a road; who does not like to acknowledge the horn, or the clueless animals all around, arrogant bus drivers, I knew that this is a test of my concentration. Whenever I saw a long empty stretch I revved hard but my happiness would end in a few kms. Crossed many villages in this part of my ride, though I like riding on small state highways which go through many villages, but it was not a pleasant experience.

    The Chidambaram bypass was the best stretch that I got but that lasted for 5 minutes only. After covering 100 odd kms I was getting a little impatient, there was no opportunity to move fast. Just after crossing a village I thought of accelerating till I see the next hurdle, was doing 80+ kmph and a goat decided to get into my way. Applied brakes my way, i.e. apply it hard; just as when it feels like wheel getting locked leave it for a second and apply again, and again till the bike stops. I call this the camel ride. Of course the engine braking was utilized to keep the bike as stable as possible. I decelerated to 20ish speeds and the goat sees me then, moves aside. Did I forget to mention that there was a bus coming from the opposite direction? Else it would have been easy I could have just changed my lane. Thanked God for saving me and moved ahead.

    11:00 am: Reached Kumbakonam, the temple town; the name is just; as even in the outskirts I could spot some big temples. There are many temples in the city but none for the God of Touring or Roads I guess. The whole stretch till Thanjavur from here was in a very bad shape with moderate city traffic. But yes one thing which I liked was I started seeing a lot of TN 49(Thanjavurs Reg Code) buses, which brought back all the college time memories. I was enjoying my stable bike on these potholed roads; the brakes were put to good test and fared well. The temperature was making it all the more difficult and frustrating. The next 30kms were very long, after all that hard work finally I hit the outskirts of Thanjavur at noon, lost my way once and reached New Bus Stand or the NBS as we called it. I had not taken a single break since morning, and still rode about only 200kms in 4 hours. Called up Mohit Sinha (my college junior, he has a black NS). I had some 30 minutes in hand hence decided to take blessings of Lord Shiva and visited the very famous BIG TEMPLE. This ride relaxed me completely as I remembered a lot of good times spent on these very roads , walking in rains with friends, boarding the bus from NBS to OBS(Old Bus Stand) in 3 Rs ticket only, eating pineapples, having dinner at Sathars (the favorite eat out for our college students). Came back to NBS and had a cup of coffee (pronounced as kaapi) at Ariya Vilas waiting for Mohit.



    ^^BIG TEMPLE



    ^^BIG TEMPLE entrance

    Next stop: college which was 18kms away. Mohit came and discussed some problems he is facing with his bike and the stupid response from the SVC at Thanjavur. He informed about the whole route to college which is re-laid and now we can reach there in 10 mins. The highway was just perfect for me, as I had been riding on very crappy roads for the last 200 odd kms without a break. Revved very hard and crouched as much as I could do, touched the magical figure of 151kmph on my NS, I was delighted that it happened on the road I have travelled a lot in bus and have always wished to ride a bike on. I was always at 130+kmph for the next 18 kms and changing lanes by counter steering was super fun and easy on the NS. We both zoomed past every other vehicle in a jiffy. When I looked on the left I saw the first hostel I stayed in during my second year of engineering. A lot of moments started flashing in my head, saw the department building, Chith Vihar, TIFAC Core, parked my bike on the opposite side and had my usual iCone ice cream from the same shop. After recollecting all the memories moved ahead with Mohit who came to see me off till the Sengipetti petrol pump.



    ^^Bumblebee meets a black brother and I m not being racist.



    Route:
    Part 2: Thanjavur-Trichy-Dindigul-Theni-Munnar

    1:45 pm: I was running late by 2 hours, haha it sounds like a railway announcement. I was informed by the Janta that from here to Dindigul is a very wide smooth highway and I could cover some distance quick. And that is what I did, just stopped once to take few photos, and eat some snacks; for the most part I was riding like I stole it. The rev hungry engine of my 200NS was happy. Reached Dindigul in no time and asked some local people about the road conditions and route till Theni. The response I got was making me sad. Soon I came to a point where there were no roads, just dry hard mud on which lot of heavy vehicles were also touring, hence a lot of dust in the air. The next 20 kms were like this. A decent km was followed by 2 km of mud roads, rocky roads, etc. Then I was back in the State Highway kind of roads I love. Reached Theni by 5:00pm and without wasting much time moved towards Munnar.









    ^^my REVZ-S after doing 100kms in an hour.

    5:55 pm: I could see the huge mountains ahead of me and I got a feeling that finally I am here surrendering to the mountains, and asking them to take care of me for the next 2 days. Clicked a sunset pic and moved ahead with a promise that I will respect the mountains and be within my limits.



    Soon I was stopped at a police check post. They checked my DL, Registration papers, Insurance and gave me a green signal with a warning to look out for trucks and jeeps coming down and ordered me to ride slow. I humbly agreed to them and was in the lap of mountains. As soon as the ghat roads started I saw a milestone : Munnar 64 kms. It meant 64 kms of pure fun and adventurous ride. A nice end to the tough day I had till then. As I rode uphill the temperature started to fall and I could feel the chill. Soon it was pretty dark and I saw some jeeps coming down at very good (read: risky) speeds. I stopped at a corner drank some water and rode ahead 200% concentration. I could listen to 7 days of the week song from Tokyo Drift in my mind for the whole time. I wished if I could slide my bike through the curves. I held my dreamy horses and came out of the fantasy world. Soon it was too cold and I felt the need to use wind cheater liner for my Spartan Helios jacket. Pulled out the liner and decided not to stop before I reach Munnar.

    My relatives forced me to prebook a room as it was Christmas season. I had to find a resort named Spring Dale in Devikulam. Rode my way up and whenever I asked for directions I was told : NARAE PONGE (go straight). I continued saw a sign board with directions for Devikulam, now the hunt for the resort started. I went ahead and tried to enter a home stay to ask some concrete directions for the resort, as there was nobody at that time(8:15pm) on roads. Unfortunately that home stay owner had left his dog open, and I was trying to intrude in his territory. As expected that dog chased me; I took a U turn and left that place ASAP. Took a wrong turn but luckily a local guy riding his bike helped me reach the resort. The headlights of pulsar 200NS were good enough and kept the roads well lit. Upon reaching there the receptionist told me that there was some confusion and my room is not available now. I insisted and started losing my temper as I had already made the payment. So, he arranged a honeymoon cottage for me.

    9:00 pm: I was cold, very cold, checked in to my room to find a cozy bed. The receptionist told me that the kitchen is closed now and food cannot be arranged. I was angry but decided not to waste my energy in shouting at him again. Had 4 bars of snickers and some haldiram snacks I had packed for emergency. I realized that my CROSS gloves are not for cold weather. My fingers were numb and the palm had become a bit stiff. I was not feeling sleepy, took out my cam and clicked the Moon at MOONAR. Experimented with some photos of the stars but could not get a satisfactory result.



    ^^MOON at MOONAR



    ^^My stay, SPRING DALE Resort.

    After a long ride through various types of roads, I was very tired; crashed on bed and slept in no time.
    ATGATT! There are many wonderful riders/drivers out there who would intrude in your riding space without any notice. Be prepared. Stay Safe.

    My True Wanderers Blog Entry :

    www.truewanderers.in/travelogues/entry/144.html

    True Wanderers Final Ride :

    http://http://truewanderers.in/trave...inalist/6.html

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    Cool Re: The End of the World Ride - 1810kms, 108 hours of pure bliss

    Dude, that's really awesome.. I live in Bangalore and own an NS, though its an A.P registration. Does it make me eligible to become a member or is there a membership fee to join the group. It would be really great to be a part of such a group, especially with the charity events and the trips. Please do let me know.. Would be proud to bear the naked wolves sign on my beast too..
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    Default Re: The End of the World Solo Ride - 1810kms, 108 hours of pure bliss

    Inspiring log planning for munnur trip
    Thanks for info n nice clicks
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    Default Re: The End of the World Solo Ride - 1810kms, 108 hours of pure bliss

    Quote Originally Posted by Rider4Lyf View Post
    Dude, that's really awesome.. I live in Bangalore and own an NS, though its an A.P registration. Does it make me eligible to become a member or is there a membership fee to join the group. It would be really great to be a part of such a group, especially with the charity events and the trips. Please do let me know.. Would be proud to bear the naked wolves sign on my beast too..
    Hi,

    PM me your facebook profile link and i shall add u there. No membership fee


    Quote Originally Posted by sandy.avy220 View Post
    Inspiring log planning for munnur trip
    Thanks for info n nice clicks
    Thanks for bringing life to this old trip log. Now i remember I havent completed it yet. Forgot about the log due to some personal work. Will finish this soon !
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    ATGATT! There are many wonderful riders/drivers out there who would intrude in your riding space without any notice. Be prepared. Stay Safe.

    My True Wanderers Blog Entry :

    www.truewanderers.in/travelogues/entry/144.html

    True Wanderers Final Ride :

    http://http://truewanderers.in/trave...inalist/6.html

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