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  • vishnuu
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    Originally posted by Juris View Post
    Stumbled upon this thread . Nice one Vishnuu . 7 days trip with pillion. Really tough one.
    Didnt feel much tough during that time, as the anxiety & enthusiasm has zeroed it.

    But now cant even imagine such a long ride with pillion.

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  • Juris
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    Stumbled upon this thread . Nice one Vishnuu . 7 days trip with pillion. Really tough one.

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  • bikerboysyd
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    Nice trip there ..... nice pics ...

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  • vishnuu
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    Day4::Ratnagiri::Ganapatipule::Ratnagiri::Vijaydur g::Tarkarli(Beach)

    Day4::Ratnagiri::Ganapatipule::Ratnagiri::Vijaydur g::Tarkarli(Beach)

    Actually we intended to reach Ganapatipule by 7AM, but things were happening 1 hour late. We choose aroad that passes along the coast line & the interiors of the Rantagiri district. Though the distance was 35 Km from Ratnagiri, it has taken us good amount of time to reach. Roads were narrow with lot of curves & small ghats, this given us chance for the first time to travel in Maharastra district roads. Even we have seen the western coast for the first time while passing through the road. We reached Ganipatipule by 8 AM, had darshan & walked along the beach. The beach was wonderful & calm, hardly there are any tides. Really we were very much thrilled by seeing such a calm beach, where in East we used to have rough beach in most of the parts. We spent some 30 minutes around the beach having coconut water & cursing ourselves for not coming to this place, the previous night only.

    By 9:30 we returned to back to Ratnagiri & went to the Ratnagiri fort. There was a Bhavani temple in the fort & we prayed to goddess & started roaming around the fort to take the pics. There were many school students around doing Shramdan by removing all the waste plants, plastic, etc. It was very good seen that the local students are taking care. The view of the beach from the fort was good & was wondering why our kings didn’t build a fort in the eastern coastline.

    We reached the room, packed our things & vacated the room by 12:00; the plan from here is to Vijaydurg, Devgarh & reach Tarkali by night. We need to cover 160 Km to reach Vijaydurg, so we were a bit hurry & started moving towards destination. After Pali there was a police check post & the Inspector asked us to show all the docs. He was pretty satisfied & enquired about our trip. After entering Sindudurg district, at Tarele we had taken a diversion towards right, it was state highway but the road was in very good condition without any traffic. We cruised at pretty good speed & covered decent distance in good time, except for the last 13 Km on SH4. The fort was in pretty decent shape & the best part is it was covered by sea on 3 sides. There were many view points & this is the place were Helium was discovered.

    It was already 5:30 & the light was fading pretty fast, so we opted out Devgarh & decided to go Tarkali directly. We need to cover 80KM on the state highways & interior roads. By the time we reach Jamsande, it was completely dark. There was no traffic at all & the roads were in decent conditions, but at the same time a small fear factor was raising in us. As at one junction we had seen 2 policemen with guns, this increased further fear in us. But finally with lot of twists & turns, narrow & broad raods, we finally reached Malvan by 7:15. Here we asked for the directions towards Tarkali & straight away went to MTDC guest house, all the economy rooms were full & only 1 luxury room for Rs 4500 is available. We moved ahead & found a good resort, there were A/C rooms with 24 Hrs hot water facility for Rs 1500. We bargained it for Rs2500 for 2 days & checked in. After unpacking the luggage, we directly went to the beach & roamed for some time. We had hot water bath before dinner & hit the bed immediately, as there was lot planned for the next day.

    Interior roads on the way to Ganpatipule


    Our first glimpse of Arabian Sea
    Ganapatipule 1KM

    Ganpatipule Temple



    Beautiful & calm Arabian Sea

    Ratnagiri fort from bottom of the hill

    View of Port from Fort

    Fort & Sea in the Backdrop


    Vinod & Myself posing for Pics, Sea in backdrop

    Somewhere on NH17
    Beautiful SH towards Vijaydurg
    Glimpse of Vijaydurg Fort
    View of sea from top of the fort









    This is where Helium was discovered
    Vinod praying to Almighty

    Unused Firangi Bullets

    Sunset snap on the move
    Bike glowing in the dark
    Last edited by vishnuu; 12-27-2009, 12:21 PM.

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  • vishnuu
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    Originally posted by blackprince View Post
    nice pict and nice write up.
    Thanks Prince, still lot to come but not finding the time.

    Originally posted by surojit View Post
    guys... thumbs up for ur guts.... great pics n good log... keep it up
    Thanks Surojit.

    Thanks Suman,
    Colva-Karwar-Ankola: The roads are in pretty good conditions & can easily maintain a 3 digit figure.
    Ankola-Kumta: Here road is in a bit bad condition for the initial 15 to 20km, from there on you can cruise.
    Kumta-Honnvar: good
    Honnavar-Jog Falls:The roads starts to be pretty good during the initail phase, once in forest the road becomes narrow along with pot holes.
    Jog Falls-Siddapur-Harihara:roads are in good condition except for the last 10km before harihara
    Harihara-Harpanhalli-Hospet:Pretty good roads exccept for speed breakers every now & then. Road becomes into the worst stage before Tungabhadra dam till Hospet.
    Hospet-Ganagavathi-Racihur-Hyderbad:From Gangavathi, the roads are beautiful, completely marked till karnataka border.

    Originally posted by truelypulsarian View Post
    Gr8 picz bro
    Thanks Deepak.

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  • truelypulsarian
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    Gr8 picz bro

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  • sumankandikonda
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    Great Trip Buddy ...

    How is the road condition in this section:

    Colva –Karwar – Ankola – Kumta – Honnavar – Murdeshwar - Maravanthe – Murdeshwar – Honnavar – Mavingundi – Jog Falls-Sagar -Harapanhalli-Hospet-Gangawati-Raichur-Hyderabad

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  • surojit
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    guys... thumbs up for ur guts.... great pics n good log... keep it up

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  • blackprince
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    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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  • vishnuu
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    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

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  • varuvij
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    Nice trip and pic's!

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  • Satellite.kid
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    Is it the 160? How did the bike performed?

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  • tourer_kashif
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    so far too good.

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  • ArniMarine
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    Nice Trip !!! Waiting for more...

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  • vishnuu
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    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?

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    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.

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