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A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

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  • A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

    Here is a short write-up of a trip I personally undertook in the month of January A group of 9 guys rode from Bangalore to Nallathambi Resort, Kolli Hills. Kolli Hills Road is famous for having around 70-75 hair pin bends in a drive of around 10 KM.


    The Bikes which we took are listed as follows:
    1. Bajaj Pulsar 200NS.
    2. KTM Duke 390.
    3. Bajaj Avenger 220.
    4. Thunderbird TBTS(New Model).
    5. Thunderbird TBTS(Old Model).
    6. Bullet Classic 350CC.


    So we had around 1900cc of absolute gems with us for a day ride of around 320 kms.
    The route we undertook is Depicted below:

    1. Bangalore to Salem.


    2. Around the Salem City. Trust me it's important as I got lost here...



    3. Salem To Foot of Kolli Hills.



    4. Hair Pin Bends to be tackled on the hills.



    The Plan was for us to leave Bangalore before 5 AM. But Like all thing Indian, we were delayed by around 20 Mins and So started from SilkBoard at around 5:30 AM. We took the Electronic city flyover out of the city and then proceeded leisurely towards Hosur. We had planned on taking a break at the McDonalds just ahead of hosur and so the 5 Bikes( All except 390) broke off into 2 groups and went on. Me and my Friend(Thunderbird TBTS new model) reached there around 6:15 and waited for others to arrive. We had a small impromptu photo-session with our Bikes and while we were having a cup of coffee, the others arrived. Some time here was taken by mutual introductions as we never had any time to catch-up before. There we came across an Issue with the Classic 350, as it was simply refusing to go above 70kmph as the pressure in gas casket was not building up. This was the reason they were going a bit slow. We stayed there till 7 and then proceeded forward. Again breaking into two groups...


    More Pictures and detailed reviews of roads, bikes,resort etc. to follow..

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    Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

    Approved!

    Check the attachments again. I can't see a few. Also, keep a check on smiley usage. Thanks.
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      Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

      Thanks Divya. Will keep the smiley's in check.
      The images are as follows:
      1. Bangalore to Salem.
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      2. Around the Salem City. I actually went inside the city and got lost.
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      3. Salem to the foot of kolli hills.
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      More Images and full writeup coming soon.

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        The Thread Continues:

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        2. My favorite form of metal-2

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        3. Tea stop

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        4. Amazing click by a fellow rider friend of mine
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        5. It's scenic to say the least


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        6. At sunset point
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        A few images out of these are taken by my friends.


        Road conditions:

        The overall road condition was exemplary in the ride. Road from hosur onwards till the foots of kolli hills was an absolute bueaty. Not even one speed breaker. The average riding speed that we were able to maintain was in excess of 75kmph. Though due to frequent stops and getting Lost in the middle of the journey, the travel time was quite high.

        Bikes:

        All the bikes were simply exemplary in the tour. I on an NS was a bit skeptic as it was the first time I was taking it on such a long trip, but the performance simply blew our mind away. The thunderbirds and the Bullet classic took everything in their stride and came out tops. The duke behaved exemplary except that because of the small tank capacity, we were worrying far too much. Avenger performed exceedingly well and was a gem as far as the overall comfort was concerned.

        The only Bike related Issue we had was the pressure not building in the bullet classic and Rear seat of 200NS being a ***** for my pillion.

        Drive:

        I am completely at loss to describe the last 10 km of our on-wards and 10 km of our returning journey. the bends were fun, exhilarating, dangerous and excitement all rolled into one. The terrain was challenging, conditions tough, drivers tired and road all full of bends. Fortunately for us, everything went well and we were at the resort at 1:30 PM.
        Here are few more pics for you guys to get going.
        1. at the top, it looks something like this

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        2. The view from the top

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        3. up close and personal with a lotus

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        4. Peek-A-Boo

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        Last edited by rishabh153; 05-15-2014, 09:59 PM.

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          Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

          Superb:thumbup:

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          • #6
            Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

            Originally posted by manjuadiga View Post
            Superb:thumbup:

            Sent from my GT-I8262 using xBhp Connect mobile app
            Thanks Manju. Glad you liked it...

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              Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

              Awesome pics
              If things are not going right. Go left

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                Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

                [MENTION=68148]rishabh153[/MENTION].. few pics are not visible.
                and one suggestion, try to keep all the pics of same resolution and the thread looks more smooth to the eyes and make for a enjoyable read.

                Btw, group looks nice. Must have had a lot of fun..

                Ride safe and have fun.
                Regards
                Nadeem

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                  Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

                  Originally posted by krishnashk View Post
                  Awesome pics
                  Thanks krishna.glad you liked it. That was the motto behind this thread....

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                  Hi nadz,
                  I really dont have any idea why the pics are not visible. I added high quality images just for them to be visible to all. Maybe missed something somewhere. Really sorry for that.
                  Regarding the resolution, it was a very old trip and the pics have mostly been sourced from here and there. I did not have any other option or else I'd have not gone this way. Again a big sorry for yhat too.

                  Rishabh
                  www.500px.com/rishabh191927

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                  • #10
                    Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

                    Originally posted by rishabh153 View Post
                    Hi nadz,
                    I really dont have any idea why the pics are not visible. I added high quality images just for them to be visible to all. Maybe missed something somewhere. Really sorry for that.
                    Regarding the resolution, it was a very old trip and the pics have mostly been sourced from here and there. I did not have any other option or else I'd have not gone this way. Again a big sorry for that too.
                    No need to say sorry mate. use these tips in the next Log
                    now post more..

                    Ride safe and have fun.
                    Regards
                    Nadeem

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                      Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

                      Sure.unfortunately have an early day at office tomorrow so maybe tomorrow evening..

                      Cheers.

                      Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

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                      • #12
                        Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

                        Originally posted by rishabh153 View Post
                        Kolli Hills Road is famous for having around 70-75 hair pin bends in a drive of around 10 KM.
                        Sitting in office and before my laptop, my heart is smiling inside as if I'm taking those twists on my Yamaha R15.

                        Hope you guys had loads of fun. Please upload more pics.

                        Peace
                        Chiyaanchinnu
                        "As long as there's a horizon and I can see it, then I want to know what's there, mentally, physically and visually" - rtwpaul

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                          Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

                          Originally posted by chiyaanchinnu View Post
                          Sitting in office and before my laptop, my heart is smiling inside as if I'm taking those twists on my Yamaha R15.

                          Hope you guys had loads of fun. Please upload more pics.

                          Peace
                          Chiyaanchinnu
                          On R15, You'll surely enjoy those curves. But I'd suggest a rainy season for visit.
                          While we were returning, there was quite a bit of drizzle and we really enjoyed ourselves a lot.

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                          Originally posted by rishabh153 View Post
                          The Thread Continues:
                          This part is taken from my facebook writeup of the trip. It's probably the most emotional thing I've ever written in my life.
                          I was terribly angry as I havent informed my family or gf:P that i am going on a long trip, but a friend of mine by mistake, tagged me on fb and as a result, everybody knew where I was.
                          Got a royal scolding from my folks and All the anger and angst just poured into the keyboard.

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                          • #14
                            Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

                            Beautiful write up.. Nice clicks as well..
                            Waiting for more..
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                            • #15
                              Re: A Drive to the Kolli Hills.

                              Sure. On it.

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