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    So by the time i got down from Yercaud i had another 300 kms to reach home. When i thought it was going to be a leisure state/National Highway ride, the road present (actually no roads) before me was a big nightmare. Pot holes were everywhere, it was so huge you can easily accommodate yourself inside it and there were 1000s of them. Dust was present everywhere. With sun beating down i had one hell of a drive in that state highway. Not much people were present around and all you could see is lorries carrying huge loads. They move around at a very slow pace on those pot holes. At times you feel one of the lorry will fall over you if you go close by (all because of the pot holes). You need to be at that place to realize the size of the pot holes. With speeds not more that 10 to 20 km/hr i was maneuvering them one by one. I was not at all tired till i reached Yercaud, but this bad patch of so called roads drained me completely. It was the same for the next 10 to 15 kms. I would have easily spend more that one hour to complete this patch. Soon those roads were behind me and had proper state highway roads from then on. The light is starting to fade and i was determined to reach the national highway in Vaniyambadi before it gets dark. Crossed Harur, Tirupattur and then Jolarpettai by 6 PM. It was dark by now and there were too many flies. All came crashing into the visor and few even went inside my dress. Nothing can stop me until i reach Vaniyambadi and touch the National highway. Finally at 6:30 pm sharp i came under the highway and took the service road nearby to get on the National highway. It was a big relief to have been there. It was time for me to give some rest to my beast and also my wrist was in total pain after the last 2-3 hours of horrible roads. Drove for another 10 mins and exited the next service road and stopped over for a tea break. Took good 30 mins to refresh myself and think on what i just went through in those roads. Started again by 7 and now had around 220 kms before i reach home. It was smooth sailing from then on and when i crossed Ambur my heart was begging for the biriyani there, but somehow i convinced myself not to delay anymore and head home. With heavy heart left Ambur.

    As i entered Vellore it was time for the the last petrol stop. After a quick stop over, moved again in those beautiful roads with good speed. As i entered Sriperumbudur, i did a quick recap of all that has happened in the last 2 days and how proud i feel of accomplishing something which i wanted to do for a very long time. Soon the kms were down to double digits and there was the usual traffic of heavy vehicles. Didn't had the mood to rush and maintained normal speeds. Finally around 10:30 PM reached home safely. My family was happy to see me and the next few hours and days went by explaining them of what i went through in the last 2 days.

    Hope i did the same to the people who went through this log.......

    In life you would dream of doing so many things, not all are accomplished but when you do so the relief, happiness you go thru is immense.

    I thank my family for the support and belief, my 2 friend who were part of all the planning but couldn't join me in the trip (We 3 have now completed 2 trips after this) and finally the almighty for bringing me back home safely and keeping me away from any trouble.

    By writing this travelogue i had the opportunity to relive the moments again...happy reading and riding to all my fellow XBHPians...Take care.


    THANK YOU

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    Waiting for many such logs from you in future!
    Till then, keep munching miles!

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    Nice travelogue bro.. It give me more confident for solo rides..
    Eat sleep work and ride ...

    Shift up and Never Give Up ...

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    It is tough to recollect such old memories, and that's where the pictures kick in. First few pictures of the start of the ride gave and impression of monsoon Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Waiting for many such logs from you in future!
    Till then, keep munching miles!
    Sure i will try and compile the other trips as well...i make it a routine of doing one 1000+ kms trip every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karthik Vp View Post
    Nice travelogue bro.. It give me more confident for solo rides..
    Thank you Bro...Yes i went thru many travelogues before i could do it...Go ahead and let your dream come true....

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    Quote Originally Posted by amods View Post
    It is tough to recollect such old memories, and that's where the pictures kick in. First few pictures of the start of the ride gave and impression of monsoon Thanks for sharing.

    Yes, and the trip had all types of weather which i never planned or expected. Rain till Trichy, Cold and mist in Kodaikanal and super duper hot sun in the return leg
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    Good travelogue and writing bro Was quite good to read. Keep sharing the other trips too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpukvinu View Post
    Good travelogue and writing bro Was quite good to read. Keep sharing the other trips too..
    Thank you buddy Sure will post the other trips as well
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    Salem to yercaud has best hair pins bend

    i went by car but still loved it <3

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    Solo rides are always special.
    Nice Pictures.

    @Rajesh_Ravi ji

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajalsheth View Post
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    Solo rides are always special.
    Nice Pictures.

    @Rajesh_Ravi ji

    Thank you buddy
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