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The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

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    To start off, Myself Shasthri riding CBR 250R and my friends who have joined with me for this trip are
    Raghav Sharma with Pillion Rishi Sharma riding CBR 250R
    Maheshwaran riding Suzuki Gixxer

    Initially Myself and Raghav had planned for this Pichavaram trip in the month May 2017.

    But Life has something for us every second with Twists and Turns and that too in the month of February and March in IT companies is always a Thriller movie.

    I had my worst phase of my life during the month of March.

    st 2017.
    March 31st we were cleaning our bikes and lubing the chains. Then comes Mahesh my school junior, said that their parents are not gonna be in home for next two days and asked for our plans.
    When we said about ride he just jumped on hearing it and said this is gonna be my first long drive. Raghav immediately had a gulp and asked are you sure?

    Reason behind the gulp was Mahesh never went for any long trips before and learnt to drive only in 2016. Also he is kind of squid rider but we took the risk and included him but asked him to ride sensibly.

    We have planned to start at 5 AM so as to witness the sunrise in Muttukadu boat House Bridge.
    Man the beauty is <3

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ID:	1999123Mandatory photoshoot @Odiyur Lake in ECR

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ID:	1999130Attached the Price for boating.

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    Captain of our boat Mr Jayaram

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    Boating starts


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    Side Note from Captain: Entry into the canal is restricted as per government. So if any higher officials are present at the day you go, then you shall have to forget about entering into canals.

    The gap between 2 trees in the below picture is the way to go inside Canals

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    Deep into the canals

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    We completed the boating around 1: 30 PM and started from the boat house by 2 PM and finished our much needed lunch in a small hotel but the quality of the food is definitely worth the money we gave.

    We were just ogling the beauty of crops throughout Cuddalore to Chidhambaram highway also roads are well maintained

    We had our good time in somewhere between chidhambaram and Cuddalore

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    Mahesh getting us Tamarind

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    Safety always

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    We then went on to Pondicherry to fill petrol of course :P and to visit Rock beach and have snacks.
    We started the return Journey by 5 PM and reached home by 8 PM

    ECR night ride is always a thrilling and the travelogue ends with Sun calling the day off.

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    Summary:
    Riders and Bikes
    Map:

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    Thanks everyone
    Apache RTR 180 (The Valentine) 2012 - 2016
    RC 200 (The GRUNTER) 2016 - 2016
    CBR 250R (F.R.I.D.A.Y) 2017 - Present

    CBR Ride to Pichavaram

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    Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

    Travelogue Approved

    Very nice

    The next time though try to get your friends to wear shoes at least to go along with the helmets!
    Biking is not about what you have between your legs, its all about how well you use it!!!!!!!

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    • #3
      Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

      Lovely captures there!
      A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

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      • #4
        Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

        Nice write up and clicks,

        But +1 to above what Avinash pointed out, please make your gixxer friend to wear some basic gears atleast. He may not be a frequent touring person, but he can borrow from someone for time being.
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        • #5
          Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

          Originally posted by The Monk View Post
          Travelogue Approved

          Very nice

          The next time though try to get your friends to wear shoes at least to go along with the helmets!
          Thank you Sir for approval

          He doesn't have shoes and His foot size doesn't match with any of us.. So had to ride with slippers..
          Will insist him to wear one the next Time

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          Originally posted by TheArcher84 View Post
          Nice write up and clicks,

          But +1 to above what Avinash pointed out, please make your gixxer friend to wear some basic gears atleast. He may not be a frequent touring person, but he can borrow from someone for time being.
          Thank You ji

          Sure, will ask him to Buy the shoes soon ...

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          Originally posted by krishna77 View Post
          Lovely captures there!
          Thank you Krishna ji
          Apache RTR 180 (The Valentine) 2012 - 2016
          RC 200 (The GRUNTER) 2016 - 2016
          CBR 250R (F.R.I.D.A.Y) 2017 - Present

          CBR Ride to Pichavaram

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          • #6
            Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

            Nice place, beautiful pics!
            SK

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            • #7
              Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

              Originally posted by saikarthik View Post
              Nice place, beautiful pics!
              Thank you SK ji
              Apache RTR 180 (The Valentine) 2012 - 2016
              RC 200 (The GRUNTER) 2016 - 2016
              CBR 250R (F.R.I.D.A.Y) 2017 - Present

              CBR Ride to Pichavaram

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              • #8
                Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

                glad (and surprised, in that it's not a common sight) to see someone's a strong enough fan of dani pedrosa to stick a #26 on his repsol decal-ed bike. :-)

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                • #9
                  Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

                  wow great way of telling your story..love the photography..cheers

                  Live like you mean it, then get a bike!

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                  • #10
                    Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

                    Nice.

                    ensure next time onwards everyone wears the gear properly (Jackets, Shoes,)
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                    • #11
                      Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

                      Originally posted by aditya_YZF-R15 View Post
                      glad (and surprised, in that it's not a common sight) to see someone's a strong enough fan of dani pedrosa to stick a #26 on his repsol decal-ed bike. :-)
                      Hope nothing wrong in being a pedrosa's fan.

                      Thank you

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                      Originally posted by vedavyasa86 View Post
                      wow great way of telling your story..love the photography..cheers
                      Thanks bro.... though the photography and editing is not upto your level, I tried my best.

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                      Originally posted by reeavees View Post
                      Nice.

                      ensure next time onwards everyone wears the gear properly (Jackets, Shoes,)
                      Thank you Sir

                      hope we get everything before our Ride to Kerala..
                      Apache RTR 180 (The Valentine) 2012 - 2016
                      RC 200 (The GRUNTER) 2016 - 2016
                      CBR 250R (F.R.I.D.A.Y) 2017 - Present

                      CBR Ride to Pichavaram

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

                        Originally posted by sstherockz View Post
                        Hope nothing wrong in being a pedrosa's fan.
                        absolutely not..that's why i was glad to note it :-)

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                        • #13
                          Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

                          Originally posted by aditya_YZF-R15 View Post
                          absolutely not..that's why i was glad to note it :-)
                          Because people asked why am I not a Marquez fan

                          To me both are great..
                          But I like Pedrosa more
                          Apache RTR 180 (The Valentine) 2012 - 2016
                          RC 200 (The GRUNTER) 2016 - 2016
                          CBR 250R (F.R.I.D.A.Y) 2017 - Present

                          CBR Ride to Pichavaram

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                          • #14
                            Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

                            Originally posted by sstherockz View Post

                            To me both are great..
                            But I like Pedrosa more

                            well he is certainly the most chilled out and likable guy in the grid, at least among all the senior riders.

                            and always better to be a supporter of an underdog or the less-appreciated than the one (or two) rider(s) pretty much everyone is a big fan of..:-)

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                            • #15
                              Re: The Appraisal Ride - Ride to Pichavaram Mangrove forest

                              Finally I see a Pedrosa fan! Hard to come across one these days. All everyone knows is Dr.46 . I did a solo ride once to Tharangambadi via pichavaram. The ECR after pondicherry is just wonderful. Hope you enjoyed the scenic route. BTW how did you manage the heat?
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