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  • Bangalore-LEH-Jammu


    Story so far..

    It’s the 3rd time I was planning to hit north and I was not sure I could make it. I still remember In 2007 Bunny saying Hold Your Horses Rockkyyy! (to wait for HX ride) when me and Prabhu started to plan to ride to Himachal.I have been holding my horse till then. I couldn’t make it last two years even after getting enough leaves. In 2007 I got Sciatica (kind of a leg pain), took one month bed rest and all the treatments ever possible . It never recovered completely, so only solution got back on bike – its all in mind.

    Last year also got leaves but by uncle and cousin passed away so couldn’t make it .This year started planning in the beginning itself then dropped it. Then last month all of a sudden Rahul and Vinal and me started planning again just 2-3 weeks before the trip.

    Every one got leaves. Then again comes back my body pain. I don’t know why when ever I think of going for a ride, this guy just pops up from no where. I started exercising in the morning. But still I had other issues which could stop me from this trip. We were selling our house, so I had to be here for registration and also had some financial problems for buying a new house. Without solving there was no option for me to go for the trip. I was all tensioned packed days. Being from a superstitious Gods own country, if anything fails two times there is more chance it will fail third time also in a big way. So I was a bit skeptic, so I kept telling If not this year next year .But finally we sorted out everything with some help from friends.

    I had to go to Calicut urgently to for some banking formalities just 2 days before the trip. Since bad luck always follows me, it was raining hard over Calicut. And there were land slides in Wayanad and also it was flooding. So all the busses to Bangalore were canceled. There were obstacles after obstacles. Taking train would be a long route via Coimbatore. So didn’t take that option. Finally I had to catch a flight to Bangalore on Friday. Even the flight was uncertain due to weather. So I was not sure If I can make it next day. Finally reached Bangalore.

    I had not told my parents till I went to Calicut that I am going for the trip. I dint want my mom to have sleepless nights thinking about me, so decided to tell at the last moment. To my surprise they didn’t oppose in fact they supported me, dad started asking about the routes and plan. So I too was very happy.

    After reaching back in Bangalore, started the packing. I had already kept everything in place, just had to keep it properly. So here we are finally starting the trip, so from now on less text more pics .

    Day 1: Bangalore – Pune.
    We started by 3.30 am. Our Plan was to reach Pune as early as possible and based on it crash for the day or continue further till Mumbai. As you know plans never work we reached Pune so called Hapadsar where my friend stays. By friend was in Bangalore and was taking a flight by 7:30 pm to Pune, and that also got delayed by an hour. So when we reached Hadapsar after riding thru the busy traffic he flight was about to take. So we had just just 2-3 mins to guide us to his flat. Then also he had to talk to his neighbor so that he gives us the key. Then on it was like shows in MTV when you get clues and reach your destination. Finally managed to reach his flat and got the keys. To my surprise it was a big enough room and was bit neat too. Didn’t even bother to have food since we were so tiered. Had some biscuits’ and cake. I crashed on the sofa mean while Vinal and Rahul slept inside the room. May be by 10 I hear some one knocking the door… no I didn’t hear it or did I ?. But don’t know how I opened the door and here comes my Pal.

    He was so excited seeing me and kicking me , Oh my god I couldn’t take it I am soo tiered. He was not allowing me to sleep. Finally after he felt its enough he let me sleep and went to bed. Todays ride we got some rain in some part. Initial 400 km was kind of boring for me not so enjoyable to ride. After that it was superb roads.




    All packed in to this











































    Last edited by Rockkyyy; 08-10-2009, 06:12 PM.
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    Topic Approved with a big grin

    Pictures look good.Will go through the text later.
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    • #3
      ...wow rockyy great work dude...its very nice to see you conqured leh waiting for more...

      p.s .. A guy from calicut itself is first to reply to this thread too
      Last edited by goatiguru29; 08-08-2009, 03:47 PM.
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      • #4
        Fantastic stuff Ashwin..!! Waiting for more good photos...

        Btw, is that the GQ in the pics..??

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        • #5
          Originally posted by inder.cool View Post
          Btw, is that the GQ in the pics..??
          Yes that is NH-4 connecting Pune-Bangalore.
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          • #6
            So the thread is finally up ! Nice!
            Looking forward to going through your trip logs and photographs, bring it on.
            And yeah congrats to the trio for completing the journey through Heaven

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            • #7
              Its raining Leh threads on xBhp these days!!!! Looks like everyone(especially southies) are getting Leh'ied. Bring it on Rockyy. We are waiting!
              Democracy is when 2 wolves and a sheep meet to decide who is for dinner. Liberty is when the sheep has a gun.

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              • #8
                Amazing ride Roccky.. One helluva ride you did and knowing your talents with the Cam, am expecting some mind blowing pics to follow.. Please don't delay it

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                • #9
                  Beautiful pics

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                  • #10
                    Amazing! Really inspiring. I just can't wait for the next part. I am bloody sure this is going to be one heck of a log. Congratulations, firstly for successfully doing it, and secondly, your log is really inspiring!
                    :)

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                    • #11
                      Thank you All.

                      Day 2: Pune-Vadodra



                      Soon they arrived and we started again. Now it was time and place for MG to head back.He told us the route to reach Mumbai..!!! Thanks a lot Buddy for coming along, it was nice meeting you again .











                      MG , Rahul and Vinal












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                      • #12
                        Nice Write Up there.
                        and good Pics too...

                        Originally posted by Rockkyyy View Post


                        I put the CAM gear which is the 6th gear which I specially got it done one my ZMA.
                        your ZMA is now A real Tourer with That extra Tourer Gear

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                        • #13
                          another mindblowing log is comin up..let the pics flow in..
                          the zma twins are lookin gorgeous... hope the whole trip went on without any Incidents! !
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                          • #14
                            Day 3: Vadodra-Rishebdev

                            We went to the Indian oil, brimmed up. We bought a oil can and topped all the bikes.We got the chains tighten from. He had carried chain lube and was lubing it whenever required.

                            Today the roads were so empty and Inviting that I was ripping like anything. Since I was carrying a back bag instead of a cramster saddle bag I could cruise on a higher speed than them. There was not much crosswinds like in Bangalore-Pune stretch. I could easily keep the speedo in 125-130 and accasionaly touching 135 in long stretches. I was totally surprised, because my bike was performing better than ever. Thanks to Murthi/Gopi my mechs who gave new life to the bike. Before I could cruise only in 120. Apart from this so far my bike gave better mileage than the other two.





                            My knee guard and elbow guard had taken most of it. But some how then left knee guard was bit loose or it got loosen when I rolled and hence got hurt. Luckily no fracture. After taking rest for some time. We went to hospital. Took TT and Got dressed up. This hospital was like a temple that I had to remove the shoes before stepping in. And we had to first get registered before getting the first aid. Got back on bike and stopped for food.


                            We had food, by this my cousin brother called me and was asking how is the ride. Ek dam Bindas !! J

                            Then I got back on my bike. We stopped to fuel up now. I again started feeling tiered. And It was damn hot here. Lied there for some time, then I realized than I cannot ride any more then. Then we decided to stay there. Vinal went in search for a hotel. There was a resort near by and it was costly. After some time Raul went to see vianl. They both came back after 15 mins. Got a room. All of us were damn tiered because of the heat. I took tablet and we all slept. By eve we all got up. They went out to look for a place to wash bikes.



                            Then I thought to walk and see. I was feeling better. I took some photos from the terrace. In the next compound I saw thousands of parrots flying here and here. I was so surprised to see and hear them. Once they came back, I thought will go for a ride to see if I can ride. took Vinal as a pillion and I could ride. I felt lot better. Came back to room and thought , I will see if I can ride tomorrow morning , If not rest for one more day if still not possible then I decided to quit and they could continue. With all pain and prayers
                            I went to bed. Next day we had to reach Delhi and we are still 100km away from Udaipur.



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                            we stayed on a temple guest house. The new temple work was still goin on.



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                            Originally posted by Anjit_Sharma View Post
                            Nice Write Up there.
                            and good Pics too...

                            your ZMA is now A real Tourer with That extra Tourer Gear


                            Originally posted by VarunRTR View Post
                            another mindblowing log is comin up..let the pics flow in..
                            the zma twins are lookin gorgeous... hope the whole trip went on without any Incidents! !
                            He he now u know
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                            • #15
                              Nice , now further logs .
                              SPEED .....i need more
                              I cannot do burnouts :(..my bike has traction control...

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