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    Felt sleepy lazily opened the thread, LOTS of writing not much pics. But after started reading WOW!! glued to your thread, well done and neatly narrated. Me too used to get the same paranoids whenever I think of doing solo rides, but they fade away once I rest my butt and keep riding .

    BTW how was the DUKE now?

    Cheers...Keep riding

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    Thank you

    yea i never did get around to buying that bungee cord. Got a bit lazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by vino View Post
    Ever had a thought that "why I am doing it for no reason with all these struggle" apart from the initial excitement
    @vino: The same reason why people climb Mt.Everest or endure the hardships and dangers of trekking through the Artic to the Poles (even though mine is nowhere close). You do it for the joy of doing what you love and the sense of achievement that comes with it. And its nice once in a while to be grateful for all the things we take for granted during our normal life: Being dry, people around you... your own bed

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    The Duke's still great. i still love that bike the same since the day i first got it. Looking to keep it for a while.....until maybe i can buy the 390 with my own cash.

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    Nicely written..loved it.
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    Awesome log.. Just loved reading it. The duke is just so much fun to ride. I had done a 1500kms 4day trip from chennai-ooty-bandipur national par-coimbatore-Hoggenakal-Chennai on my duke. And I too had almost same experience as you did with all the rain, bad raods, open highways, twisties, climbing up and down, exhaustion, desperation to reach home, accidents(actually witnessed one in front of myself) and finally joy of reaching home/completing a long journey.

    Just loved reading the trip log.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devesh38 View Post
    Awesome log.. Just loved reading it. The duke is just so much fun to ride. I had done a 1500kms 4day trip from chennai-ooty-bandipur national par-coimbatore-Hoggenakal-Chennai on my duke. And I too had almost same experience as you did with all the rain, bad raods, open highways, twisties, climbing up and down, exhaustion, desperation to reach home, accidents(actually witnessed one in front of myself) and finally joy of reaching home/completing a long journey.

    Just loved reading the trip log.
    Thanks.
    Sometimes when i'm really exhausted i wonder if i'm really cut out for touring on a bike, but looking at your comment, its good to know that i'm not the only person who experiences all these emotions.
    btw Nice display pic.

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    Excellent trip dude. After long time, I have read the complete log from start to end since your narration made me to read the entire log. I am waiting to do solo ride like yours..got inspiration from your triplog basically. While start, you thought of buying bungee cord during the ride, but for the full trip you have managed to wear the backbag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by satheez_7 View Post
    Excellent trip dude. After long time, I have read the complete log from start to end since your narration made me to read the entire log. I am waiting to do solo ride like yours..got inspiration from your triplog basically. While start, you thought of buying bungee cord during the ride, but for the full trip you have managed to wear the backbag.
    yea. But i wouldnt recommend it at all to anyone. Anything longer than a day and carrying the bag on the back just feels like torture. And it really restricts your movement on the bike.
    For any future long trips im stocking up on bungee cords.

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    since most of the travelogue put up here are overshadowed by pictures than words, but this is different . really loved every bit of it. just want to know what thoughts made you to chose this route? and your write up flows very smoothly never felt like skipping any text. keep the spirit up!
    regards,
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    Default Wonderfully narrated

    I am happy that my thoughts have been shared by, or rather I share the thoughts of, so many. It's been quite sometime, I really don't remember when was the last time I read a trip log from start to finish. Normally I get lost in the piles of pictures and lose track of the narration. However, I must say that your narration is commendable and makes up for lack of pictures, and I feel the reason why so many people have read this log, including myself, is because we all experience the same emotions during a ride, especially a solo one, and no one puts them in words, and you did it. "Why the hell did I embark on this trip, instead of just staying at home enjoying a movie or sleeping " I am sure every rider or for that matter every adventurer would have had these thoughts one or the other time.
    Amazing ride. I sincerely wish you all the best with your studies. may you get the best job which would help you to afford better bikes and may you enjoy many more such rides without having to worry about a fight between food and fuel

    Ride safe. Ride long

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    Awesome ride and a beautifully penned log ! We had done a part of that route recently and yes the goats on the ECR can be really tricky sometimes. Glad that are safe !

    Ride On & Ride Safe


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