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  • #31
    Awesome!!!!
    Reminds me of my sweet memories from our Pune trip
    Keep the pics coming

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    • #32
      Originally posted by HydBiker View Post
      The photos are comparatively pale for that camera. Was it too dry and sunny or were the photos shot in a wrong mode?
      Was wondering the same. Vishnu could have used the cam in Vivid mode.
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      Two ZMAs, 9 Days in Western Ghats

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      • #33
        Day3::Mahabaleshwar::Tapola::Mahabaleshwar::Pratap gadh::Poladpur::Ratnagiri::290KM

        Day3::Mahabaleshwar::Tapola::Mahabaleshwar::Pratap gadh::Poladpur::Chiplun::Ratnagiri::290KM

        Today we got up at 5:30 AM only as we doesn’t want to miss the sunrise at Wilson point, by 6 we reached the sot & few other people also waiting anxiously for the sunrise. It was very cold & almost everyone are like freezing with the cold winds. Luckily our riding gear helped us here. For 45 mins, there are no signs of the sun rise & people started leaving the spot. Mean while we had hot ginger tea & about leave. Then slowly sun started rising from clouds. Immediately we taken our position & started taking few snaps. After that we immediately moved to Tapola, the initial parts of the road are a bit bad, but they are laying a new layer. It was some 30Km journey in the ghats & we were going down the hill. After good 45mins we reached the Tapola village & had some photo session for half an hour and moved back to Mahabaleshwar. Had Utapha at some restaurant & went to the resort.

        We vacated the resort by 11 & started journey towards Pratagad. The roads were good, but cannot be compared the other side ghat connecting NH4. As it very hot & we doesn’t want to carry our luggage till the top of the fort. So we bought water bottles from 1 shop & given our helmets & riding jackets to the shopkeeper. We deliberately given 100rs note & asked her to keep the change & said in return we will take after having lassi from her shop. The best part in MH is that forts are very well maintained which is not the same in our state. .We had spent around 40mins in the fort & came down. Has Lassi in the store & started moving towards Poladpur, the roads were at its worst stage after the limts of Satara district. It took us good amount of time to reach Poladpur. Taken a small break at Poladpur on NH 17 & started moving towards Chipulan, as our intial plan was to reach Ganpatipule by evening. We have seen across many foreigners coming in the opposite directions on 2 wheelers, which really made us think when a person from out side country is traveling in our country with the help of maps & GPS, why we are worrying so much for small trips. This really gave us lot of courage & started moving towards our destination.

        Just before 11Km to Chipulan, we have seen some 2 dhaba with a good view down the hill. We stopped over there for lunch. Suddenly observed that oil is getting leaked from the engine, I was really worried wat would have went wrong & how much time its going to take the set things to normal. Even its warranty is going to complete in 6KM, as the bike ODO is at 29994 at that point. We finished our lunch & moved towards Chipulan. Stopped a person riding yellow RTR & asked him about the service centre, he asked us to follow him as he is going in the same direction.

        In 10 mins the SC guys attended our bike, they said that oil seal was gone & need to replace they fixed in no time & even lubed my chain, the best thing was that they are using the chain spray, which many of the people in HYD service centers doesn't know. Even the guy told me to buy the Castrol spray not TVS one. To my enquiry they told me that they are using the chain spray from the launch of open chain models & it is compulsory requirement of the service center. Even i tried to tip the guy who has worked on my machine, but he straight away refused to take. They charged 20rs for oil seal, 30 rs for chain lubing & 20 for labour charges. A very spl thanks to Shinde TVS, Chipulan for their immediate attention to my bike & was very pleased with their response.

        Meanwhile a person from Ratnagiri came to collect his bike & started enquiring about ourselves. He was very helpful about the routes & asked to stay at Ratnagiri rather then Ganpatipule & even asked us to visit his shop for lassi. This decision of staying in Ratnagiri has really costed us the next day with good 2 hrs of time. We started around 5 PM from Chipulan & want to cover the next 90 KM by 6:30. We crossed him on the way & reached Ratnagiri by 6:45. It took us good amount of time to get a decent lodge & we waster around 45 Mins. Finally found a decnt place & stayed over there for the night.


        Eagerly Waiting for the Sunrise


        Most awaited sunrise..




        On the way to Tapola







        Pratapgad Fort from distance





        Trying to take our shadow


        Heavy carriage truck tumbled on NH17

        View from the dhaba before Chipulan

        My bike completed 30K in 19 mnths.
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        • #34
          nice write up and some very nice pics.this is something I can never do - ride with a pillion, hey thats me.end of the day, you guys look like you had a lot of fun.
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          • #35
            Nice ride there.Waiting for the rest of the log.
            Last edited by Hyperion; 12-19-2009, 08:13 PM.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by k2cool_87 View Post
              nice pics man....keep them coming...
              Thanks buddy.
              Originally posted by yatishankar View Post
              Vishnu, ghat roads are alwas mesmerising. btw why is it called sydney point?

              buddy i dont know how did u guys manage in that seat, your pillion rider friend would have felt the pain but as you said that you guys didnt feel the pain at all. well thats what happens when you are in a tour. Excitement, thrill takes over your physical pain....

              Thanks for sahring and of course bring on the rest.....
              Even i dont have any idea abt sydney point.
              Thats true, due to excitement all our pains were vanished.
              Originally posted by NitinGirish View Post
              Beautiful snaps
              Thanks Buddy
              Originally posted by moeed View Post
              Beautiful photos and nice write-up. Bring on the rest.
              Thanks Moeed.

              Originally posted by HydBiker View Post
              The photos are comparatively pale for that camera. Was it too dry and sunny or were the photos shot in a wrong mode?

              .
              We experimented a bit,
              Originally posted by kiran_borra View Post
              Awesome!!!!
              Reminds me of my sweet memories from our Pune trip
              Keep the pics coming
              Thanks Kiran.
              Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
              Was wondering the same. Vishnu could have used the cam in Vivid mode.
              Yeah Ravi, we used different modes, we realized only after seeing on PC.
              Originally posted by steveburnside2001 View Post
              nice write up and some very nice pics.this is something I can never do - ride with a pillion, hey thats me.end of the day, you guys look like you had a lot of fun.
              Thanks Dude, we really had good time, but next time even it ll be big no with a pillion rider.
              Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
              Nice ride there.Waiting for the rest of the log.
              Thanks Hyperion, will post them at the earliest.
              Give way to trains.

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              • #37
                Nice Trip !!! Waiting for more...
                Thanks,
                Arni

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                • #38
                  so far too good.
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                  • #39
                    Is it the 160? How did the bike performed?
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                    • #40
                      Nice trip and pic's!

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by ArniMarine View Post
                        Nice Trip !!! Waiting for more...
                        Thanks ArniMarine, will upload the remaining logs & pics in a couple of days.
                        Originally posted by tourer_kashif View Post
                        so far too good.
                        Thanks Kashif
                        Originally posted by Satellite.kid View Post
                        Is it the 160? How did the bike performed?
                        Its 160 only, there was no complaint at all, only oil seal was lost once that's it.
                        Originally posted by varuvij View Post
                        Nice trip and pic's!
                        Thanks varuvij
                        Give way to trains.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by vishnuu View Post
                          Thanks ArniMarine, will upload the remaining logs & pics in a couple of days.

                          Thanks Kashif


                          Its 160 only, there was no complaint at all, only oil seal was lost once that's it.


                          Thanks varuvij
                          nice pict and nice write up.
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                          • #43
                            guys... thumbs up for ur guts.... great pics n good log... keep it up

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                            • #44
                              Great Trip Buddy ...

                              How is the road condition in this section:

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                              • #45
                                Gr8 picz bro
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