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Nothing Much: A 5700km ride to Gujarat from Mangalore

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  • [Photo Feature]: Nothing Much: A 5700km ride to Gujarat from Mangalore

    Hello there,

    It has been since long I posted a travelogue over here. Increased work pressure as well as riding took lot of time out of my shedules.

    This is the travelogue of our last ride to Gujarat. Before going to the travel details, would like to give the background of the trip and the preparation for the same ride.

    My annual ride to Kolkata during Durga Puja got cancelled due to some unforeseen issues and disturbances in AP. There were few small rides of 2000 km and 1000 km range that I have been doing in every month. But, Rann of Kutch have been there in my mind since long back. In November-2013, I went for a southern India ride of 2500 km and the quest to explore ROK has started after that. The planning become for focused once the annual meet for HVK Forum got fixed in ROK. Though due to some committments back in office did not allow me to attend HVK meet this year, I thought of preponing this ride by one week.

    I have been in touch with few great tourers of India, whom I admire a lot. Riding with them gives me lots of learning and value addition to me as a rider. Have been fortunate to be closely associated with Bharadraj Dayala Sir, Kaleem Sir and few other great tourer. It was on my mind to ride with Major Sir (Major Venugopal from Kovai)since long back. Major has been my source of inspiration since the time I met him. A true youngster at heart and a great gentleman, Major, has joined me on this ride on his modified 500 cc Bullet. Ride plan was made and I gave a call to Major and the ride was finalised. Major was to travel to Mangalore from Coimbatore and stay at my place for the first night. The plan was to start on the next day early morning and reach Pune.

    Day1:
    Coimbatore-Mangalore: 450 Km

    Not much of details available since Major did this part solo and he was stuck in bad traffic jam in Kasargod-Mangalore stretch. He reached Mangalore at 9 pm and we headed towards my place for the day break. Luggages packed and we waited till the sunrise....
    Last edited by sakshar; 03-04-2014, 02:28 PM.
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    Sakshar Ray Chaudhuri a.k.a SRC
    Manglaore/Mumbai/Kolkata
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    Re: Nothing Much: A 5700km ride to Gujarat from Mangalore

    Travelogue Approved

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    • #3
      Day 2: Mangalore-Pune

      We had few visitors in the night and had discussion till night as we met after a long time.
      We woke up at 530 hrs and got ready by another half an hour.

      We started at six and did not take any significant stop till we neared Ankola. We covered almost 240 km in 3.5 hours and took a pretty long break at the point where we took a right diversion towards Hubli. Well, we ignored the call of Goa.


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      We stopped for Lunch after Belgaum
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      Guess the place
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      At the Karnataka-Maharastra border
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      And we got some new friends out there

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      We did not stop much in between and pushed till Pune where our friends were waiting. It was freezing cold after Katraj and we reached Pune at midnight.


      Odometer reading: 775 km
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      Sakshar Ray Chaudhuri a.k.a SRC
      Manglaore/Mumbai/Kolkata
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      • #4
        Re: Day 2: Mangalore-Pune

        waitin for the rest...appreciation will follow

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        • #5
          Re: Day 2: Mangalore-Pune

          Bring it on!
          "Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone."

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