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Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

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  • Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

    Prologue:
    December 20thThe Spark:The Prep before the ride:The start of the Ride:Click image for larger version

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    The Journey:
    Pune to SolapurRoad: Expressway, Time taken: 4hrs, Breaks: 10, Condition: Excellent 4 Lane, Avg Speed: 95kmph.
    Till Hadapsar that is the pune city end I felt a little cold but nothing I could not shake off. The second I touched the starting of Pune-Solapur expressway the temperature dropped another 3 degrees or something. My speeds reached 100s within seconds and I was flying on the butter smooth roads. After a few minutes chills started creeping in and then I realized that my street gloves were useless in this cold. Still I took the battering I drove on. But not for long, the temperature was freezing cold at 100kmph and soon I started taking breaks whenever I saw a tea stall. All total I had to take a total of 10 breaks before I hit Solapur. Hot tea was the only think that kept me going.The roads were butter smooth with very less traffic, but I lost time due to the cold weather.

    There are 2 break points. One in Indapur & other in Tembruni where you might find traffic due to rail crossing and construction work. 90% of this Expressway is superb. You can easily average 150 if you are on a SBK. Also since the traffic is comparatively less on this highway say to Pune-Bangalore one you can drive a bit faster than the usual

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    Solapur to OmergaRoad: Single lane, Time taken: 2.5hrs, Breaks: 1, Condition: Not Good, Avg Speed: 60kmph.
    7:00A.M I stopped my Pulsar for a second. Took some pictures. Had a pee break. Phew!! It felt good. Also now the Sun was rising the cold and fog were gradually lifting and this was a welcome break. Once you cross Solapur immediately the road becomes single lane from sparkling 4 lane highway. Now you have a single lane road till zaheerabad where incoming traffic will come flying at you. Also the road condition is not in the best of health. Omerga is a bit of an uphill climb and you can have a bit of traffic in here as large trucks and goods carrier are stuck moving slowly up the hills. Also you have L&T which is carrying out the 4 Lane work upto Zaheerabad which leads to further slow moving vehicles.

    Took a 10 min break near a dhaba to refill my water and have some snickers.

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    Omerga to HumnabadRoad: Single lane, Time taken: 2hrs, Breaks: 1, Condition: Very Poor, Avg Speed: 50kmph.
    It was as if I was playing a game of how many potholes I can dodge. I kept on dodging until there was nothing left of the road to dodge. The roads after Omerga were bad. It was difficult to go above 70kmph at any time. 2 times I had to panic brake as I saw a pothole big enough to swallow my bike whole. Again, L&T is working on this. When I touched the Karnataka border I was stopped at the toll post by the border police. They were amazed to know I was travelling from Pune to Hyderabad on bike. They left me alone after hearing this only. No more checks J. This was another break. It was already 11:00 by the time I crossed Humnabad.

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    Humnabad to ZaheerabadRoad: Single lane, Time taken: 1hr, Breaks: 0, Condition: Average, Avg Speed:Zaheerabad to Balapur X roads (Hyderabad)Road: Double lane, Time taken: 3hrs, Breaks: 1, Condition: Average, Avg Speed:The ending:
    The return trip was the same route with minor changes. For starters I took the ORR to exit Hyderabad. Fantastic piece of road even the service lane. Ideal for drag races!!! On my return leg I was stuck in traffic post zaheerabad where there is small railway crossing. Since this was my first long distance trip i got to know a lot of things the hard way. Since then it has been more like a learning on the way curve. In last 6 months i have been to Bangalore, Goa, Malvan all on my bike and everytime i get to learn something new. This was a long pending post, feels good i have penned it down

    Start from Hyderabad: 2:00 P.M, Reached Pune: 12:30 A.M

    Problems I faced:
    Love ur Ride and keep it maintained, its what brings u safely back to home

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    Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

    Travelogue Approved
    Biking is not about what you have between your legs, its all about how well you use it!!!!!!!

    Give your details here if you want to help your fellow xBhpian stranded in your city

    Touring Blog: Cycling in Mongolia!

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    • #3
      Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

      Awesome Bro.. Beatutifully written.

      A woman's smile is always special eh..But dangerous too..In my case...I fell for it and I am trapped forever. Sold my soul to the Vampiress herself.
      R15S - Current
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      TNT 600i - Sold
      Classic 500 - Sold
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      • #4
        Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

        Sounds like a hard ride, glad you made it safely. In any case, love ke liye kuch bhi karega. Thanks for the road condition feedback.
        Ride To Live

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        • #5
          Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

          Very nice travelog.
          Please check the date.

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          • #6
            Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

            Did I just read 'December 20th 2015'?


            Just Joking!

            On a serious note, a well written and captured log.
            A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

            Weekend Rides Around Kolkata
            My Ride To Sunderbans -
            Hemnagar & Samsernagar
            Saagar Kinare - Bakkhali Calling

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            • #7
              Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

              Hey Bro! Nice ride & write up, but less pics.

              Looks like the trip was made in 2014, not 2015

              Keep on riding, clicking & posting.

              Have safe & joyous rides.

              Sent from my Lenovo P780_ROW using xBhp Connect mobile app

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              • #8
                Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

                Nicely penned down the t-log. Lovely ride to visit the loved one. The smile and the tears shows it all of the love.

                Keep riding.
                Pulsar 150 DTS-i(2005-present)
                Royal Enfield std 350(2010-2012)Sold
                Pulsar 200NS(2013-present)
                Royal Enfield Bullet Electra(2014-Present)


                Hero Octane(2011-2012)Sold
                Cannondale Trial SL 5(2012-present)

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                • #9
                  Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

                  Yeah, this was in 2014. Sorry for the typo guys . Thanks a lot for the comments. I mainly wanted to highlight the route because when i made the trip i could not find any bike trips via this road, thought this would come in handy.
                  Love ur Ride and keep it maintained, its what brings u safely back to home

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                  • #10
                    Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

                    Beautiful triplog. I found the below part as BEST out of the complete story.

                    I knocked on the door, she opened the door and the look of surprise on her face was priceless. I was dusty, shaken and my eyes were red due to driving without glass and I looked ready to fall. She hugged me and cried and I was all out.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

                      Nice trip

                      Originally posted by Aurobindo View Post
                      Pune to SolapurTime taken: 4hrs Avg Speed: 95kmph.


                      Solapur to OmergaTime taken: 2.5hrs Avg Speed: 60kmph.
                      ...
                      CRAP Blog

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                      • #12
                        Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

                        Very well written sir...and yeah this is surely gonna help newbie like me to avoid making those mistakes on a long trip [emoji2]

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                        • #13
                          Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

                          Hi... thanks for sharing experience. When you say the police stopped you at toll, is it like serious check? I ask these beecause the border of MAH and AP are as it is tensed from what I came to knoww from media and news. Also a friend of mine told that they dont treat non telegu people nice. Is it true?



                          Pune-Bhopal-Pune

                          Pune-RannOfKutch-Pune
                          Pune-Hyderagood
                          Pune-Aurangabad
                          Pune-Bengaluru
                          Who am I?
                          TRUE WANDERER 2016

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                          • #14
                            Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

                            Originally posted by Parvez Ghadialy View Post
                            Hi... thanks for sharing experience. When you say the police stopped you at toll, is it like serious check? I ask these beecause the border of MAH and AP are as it is tensed from what I came to knoww from media and news. Also a friend of mine told that they dont treat non telegu people nice. Is it true?
                            Well, there was a serious check going on at that time. But when they heard i was riding to Hyderabad astonishment took over and i was let go without any checks. Bikers get this very often. There is no discrimination of Non-Telugu people as far as i know. I have friends from xBhp Pune who have also taken this trip solo and faced no problems.
                            Love ur Ride and keep it maintained, its what brings u safely back to home

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                            • #15
                              Re: Solo Ride: Pune-Hyderabad-Pune on my Pulsar 200NS

                              Nice ride bro.Its a tough stretch betwen Solapur and Omerga esp. I did pune-hyd just yesterday, same route. While going(to Pune) I went through the Gulbarga-aland-akkalkot route for a change as I've done the zaheerabad route a few times, it's better route but longer no doubt. Just noted you mentioned you took the ORR on return, I thought they didn't allow 2-wheelers on the ORR here or have they changed the rules? Let me know as it can be useful next time.

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