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  • 12 days 4 States 5 Bikes 8 friends

    Hmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Finally after Earth taking its own time to roll ,December 23rd is just 12 hours away.And me sitting restlessly in office and trying to kill time .

    Whats special on 23rd December ????

    I am on a 12 days ride in my New Thunderbird Twinspark starting from tomorrow along with my friends.

    From october this trip is being planned.

    As a result 3 bikes were bought. 2 Especially for this trip and one for daily use .Started searching for 2 yezdi's for my friends. Gave up due to various reasons and my friend bought a Standard 500 for 25k in chennai and after that a used Karizma was bought aain in chennai. Is Everything over ?? No!!!!!!
    My friend after seein my new TBTS decided to buy a New TBTS also and ended up buying it.

    Leaves approved.

    Route finalized with few more gaps that needs to be sorted out.Trusting Outlook traveller,Eicher India and Karnataka Traveller.

    People also finalized with one dropping out due to non availability of leave. 2 married couples, 3 guys and one girl totallig 8 ,are set for the trip.

    Bikes:
    TBTS :2
    Standard 500 :1
    Karizma :1
    Yamaha R15 :1

    Route planned:

    23rd Dec Day 0: Bangalore -Ooty-Coimbatore-350 kms (Solo ride to join my friends in coimbatore)

    Dec 24th Day 1: Coimbatore-Sathyamangalam-dimbam-chamrajnagar-nanjangud-mysore-Hassan-belur-halebidu-chikmagalur(Halt)-Roughly 430kms

    Dec 25th Day 2: Chikmagalur-Mullaingiri-Chikmagalur-Agumbe(Halt)-160kms

    Dec 26th Day 3:Agumbe-Shimoga-Hubli-Dharwad-Kittur-Belgaum-Amboli(Halt) -362 kms

    Dec 27th Day 4: Amboli to Goa (halt) 120kms

    Dec 28th Day 5: Party at Goa

    Dec 29th Day 6: Goa -Karwar-Udupi-Mangalore (365kms)

    Dec 30th Day 7 : Mangalore -Bekal fort-Chalakudy(Kerala) NH 17 -342 kms

    Dec 31st Day 8: Chalakudy-Athirapally-Valparai (Halt) NH 17 -120 kms

    Jan 1st Day 9: Around Valparai

    Jan 2nd Day 10: Valparai -Coimbatore 100kms

    Jan 3rd Day 11: Coimbatore -Bangalore -350 kms


    Will try posting the logs and Pics on the same day depending on the possibility.

    Time is simply not passing mannnnnnn
    Kovai Thumpers Motorcycle Club- Coimbatore

    RE STD 350 84, YAMAHA RD350 84, YAMAHA RX100 94, RE TBTS 2009

  • #2
    Topic Approved.

    Seems like a good plan, with decent number of people. Will be keeping an eye out on this thread for the "live" updates.
    :)

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    • #3
      Thanks Aryan for approving

      I am not carrying a laptop for this trip so chances for the live update is minimal.But i will try posting the logs on the same day if it possible as I realy wanted to record the fresh feel and experience then and there.

      Lets see how it goes
      Kovai Thumpers Motorcycle Club- Coimbatore

      RE STD 350 84, YAMAHA RD350 84, YAMAHA RX100 94, RE TBTS 2009

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      • #4
        Wow...looks like a great plan. All the best for the ride and bring back loads of pics and a wonderful trip log.

        Ride Safe..! Take Care!
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        • #5
          the plan looks neat, but looks like you might be pushing yourself. when you are visiting muliyangiri why not kemmangundi and bababudangiri.

          why do you want to travel to coimbatore and ride back to chikamagulur.instead, ask your friends to join you in bangs,which means 1 day used as a spare day, any delays and you should not be baffeled.
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          • #6
            Please carry a spare Clutch Cable / Battery-Fuse / Tyre-Tube and a Puncture Repair Kit.

            Also as Steve said, I guess 12 days will take a toll on the body - Have a reserve day and take ample breaks where ever possible.

            Enjoy your trip, Good Luck & Happy Riding!
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            • #7
              Thank you all alot for the Inputs

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               ketan_r15Wow...looks like a great plan. All the best for the ride and bring back loads of pics and a wonderful trip log. 
              
              Ride Safe..! Take Care!
              Sure man. I am not very good at writing but definitely will try my hands on it

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              steveburnside2001the plan looks neat, but looks like you might be pushing yourself. when you are visiting muliyangiri why not kemmangundi and bababudangiri.
              
              why do you want to travel to coimbatore and ride back to chikamagulur.instead, ask your friends to join you in bangs,which means 1 day used as a spare day, any delays and you should not be baffeled
              I completely agree with you.I can join them in chikmagalur or mysorebut I wanted to start along with my friends and moreover I wanted to see my bro's kid and my parents,so i am going to coimbatore.Added ooty for more fun.

              And I know Day 1 ,6 and 7 are bit tough considering the female crowd with us, but they all had done 2 mock trips 400 to 500 kms per day(Coimbatore to trichy -coimbatore and Coimbatore to chennai-mahabs-coimbatore ) last week and all felt comfortable. so i am confident

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              AnanthPlease carry a spare Clutch Cable / Battery-Fuse / Tyre-Tube and a Puncture Repair Kit.
              
              Also as Steve said, I guess 12 days will take a toll on the body - Have a reserve day and take ample breaks where ever possible.
              
              Enjoy your trip, Good Luck & Happy Riding! :)
              Sure Ananth.I am getting these from the Royal enfield brandstore Jaynagar Bangalore today evening
              Kovai Thumpers Motorcycle Club- Coimbatore

              RE STD 350 84, YAMAHA RD350 84, YAMAHA RX100 94, RE TBTS 2009

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              • #8
                Good Luck Guys
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                • #9
                  y are you going up north and down south twice ?

                  Finish south on the starting dates and then head up north and back 2 blr .

                  Coimbatore twice?

                  Hmmm...
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                  • #10
                    Thanks kashif

                    @santosh
                    Coimbatore is my home town and all my friends are there in coimbtore at present. I planned purposely like that so that i can meet up with some friends and relatives also to spend atleast a day at my sweet home
                    Kovai Thumpers Motorcycle Club- Coimbatore

                    RE STD 350 84, YAMAHA RD350 84, YAMAHA RX100 94, RE TBTS 2009

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                    • #11
                      aah . then fine. Justifies.
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                      • #12
                        hi

                        Have a great ride guys. Looking forward for your updates and you got the 500std at dirt cheap rate man. Would like to see South India more with your eyes. God Bless and Merry Xmas and a great New Year.

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                        • #13
                          Update

                          Hi All

                          Sorry for the delayed updates.I am currently in goa Anjuna Beach.

                          I am trying to copy the photos to my pen drive which is taking so much time.

                          Just a quick update, Will upload the photos and log as soon as i reach home.

                          Day 0: One of my friend on 22nd december called me and told he is joining with me for the ride to coimbatore as he has some work.

                          Slept by 2.00 am at my friends place in Electronic city and woke up by 5.30. started by 6.Took the nice and joined the mysore road.

                          Reached Mysore by 9.00 am.Had Break fast at Dasprakash.
                          started by 10.30 and took a break on the way to nanjangud.after this point it was slow leisurely ride

                          Next stop was in masinagudi for a tea, Saw lot of cyclists on the way.Roads from mysore near bandipur was not good. Kind of ok.Road work is going on.

                          Stopped again in view point for sometime and again started. My TBTS performed flawlessly and I downsshifted to 1 st gear in only one or 2 instances.This is really good given the steepy ghats.

                          Reached ooty in another 45 mins. Had lunch (90 rs buffet) near maruthi cottages. Had around 1 to 1.5 hours break and again stared to metupalayam via coonor , vandisolai,kotagiri. Roads are good.Traffic was less.

                          Again took a tea break.Reached coimbatore by 5.00 PM. one among the 8 of us backed out in the last minute so only 7 riders and 4 bikes.

                          TBTS 2
                          STD 500 1 (SOLO AND LUGGAGE )
                          KARIZMA 1

                          Day 1: started by 6.30. Standard 500 had a puncture near Punjai puliyam patti in sathyamangalam road. Stopped in sathyamangalam for break fast.
                          On the dimbam ghats Std 500 had over heating problem twice and we were forced to take unexpected long breaks. after dimbam ghats i took over the stad 500.

                          Reached mysore by 1. Dropped females in mysore palace and went to a mechanic shed in mysore.his name was raju. He said clutch plate is gone and thats the reason for overheating problem and so we changed it.

                          after that had lunch and started by 4.00 pm from mysore

                          Road to hassan was too good. we planned to cover hassan belur halebidu and halt in chikmagalur for the day 1. But we halted in hassan


                          Day 2: Fun ride

                          Reached belur and went to belur temple after breakfast. and then to mullain giri via chikmagalur.construction work is going on and so we stopped 3 kms after seetagiri amd returned. came back and had lunch at chikmagalur, started to agumbe.

                          it was very good ride , curvy roads and we were footscraping at all the bends. Reached agumbe and hlted for the day. we had very good dinner at doddumane (kasturi akka) and stayed at her sisters place as her place was full. the house is just opposite to doddumane.

                          Day 3: we decided not to do amboli ghats as girls were complaining it just ride ride and just ride.so we decided to take a different route. so we took the following route

                          agumbe -someshwar-turn left 6 kms before kollur to join NH17 at baindur-karwar. Halted in Karwar

                          Day 4 and 5 goa : Anjuna beach-Baga beach-calangute

                          Day 6: 29 December. Plnning to go to mangalore.

                          Or we might go to dandeli

                          Not yet decided. Going to take bath and good sleep will decide when we start the ride tomorrow.

                          Pics and detailed logs after reaching home

                          Bye for now
                          Kovai Thumpers Motorcycle Club- Coimbatore

                          RE STD 350 84, YAMAHA RD350 84, YAMAHA RX100 94, RE TBTS 2009

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                          • #14
                            Posted the above post in a hurry. Sorry for the rusty english. I will post a better log once i reach bangalore
                            Kovai Thumpers Motorcycle Club- Coimbatore

                            RE STD 350 84, YAMAHA RD350 84, YAMAHA RX100 94, RE TBTS 2009

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