Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like minded biker friends. Join the #16YearsOfxBhpCelebrations click here.

WE DESIGN ON

Lenovo ThinkPad
Magazine
Castrol Power 1

Work on your panic braking skills.

Our Partners

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20
Like Tree39Likes

Thread: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning

  1. #11
    Rookie yasii_leo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Trivandrum
    Posts
    26
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning

    OMG!
    Quote Originally Posted by phanikar View Post
    70 Registrations so far keep them coming.
    BrownStig likes this.

  2. #12
    Rookie vicky4107's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    chennai
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning

    Wow! Let's do it.

  3. #13
    Moderator Divya Sharan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bangalore/Bokaro
    Posts
    8,524
    Mentioned
    824 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning

    Itch. Scratch.
    Long time, no see.

    Name:  illustration-man-waking-up-stretching.jpg
Views: 109
Size:  66.6 KB

  4. #14
    Rusted SriramEfunds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Heart of Chennai
    Posts
    4,012
    Mentioned
    77 Post(s)
    Tagged
    7 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning

    Chennai group -

    Ride plan - ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud


    Meeting Point: Vandalur - after crossing Crescent College junction, further down to the Service Lane.

    Ride date: 09/27/2019

    Reporting time: 5:00 AM

    Departure time: 5:15 AM

    Breakfast stop - Near Ulundurpet Bunk

    Lunch - On the way /near Salem.

    Please be on time at the meeting point to avoid treating the entire group during breakfast.


    Reminder:-

    1. Rain wear (Coat and pants)
    2. Belt
    3. Mobile charger/Gopro charger/Sena Charger
    4. Slippers/Floaters
    5. Extra poly covers/bag incase to carry wet clothes
    6. Bungee cords
    7. 3M adhesive tape (if required)
    8. Feviquick
    9. Extra pair of gloves(if required)
    10. Note down all important phone numbers in a paper just incase your mobile battery runs out.
    11. Carry extra pair of sox.
    12. Check your chain and lube if necessary
    13. Get oil/coolant checked.
    14. Battery check
    15. Tank up the previous night.
    Last edited by SriramEfunds; 09-24-2019 at 01:06 AM.
    RX100 1996 | Karizma 2004 | Karizma-R 2011 | RXZ 1999 | RX 135 1998 | RX 100 1993 | CBF150 2005 - 2011

    2012 - Meghamalai | Kuttralam | 2011 Ooty | Munnar | 2010 Point Calimere | Horsley Hills | Yercaud

  5. #15
    Rusted phanikar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    1,459
    Mentioned
    121 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning

    A big thank you for all of you who made it to the ISGTG.

    Pics to follow soon

  6. #16
    Addicted niku's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Chennai
    Posts
    238
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning

    ISG2G 2019
    Pegasus - 2011* - Hero Honda Karizma ZMR
    Stallion - 2013* - Hero Karizma ZMR
    Nemesis - 2016* - KTM Duke 390
    Enchantress - 2018* - Aprilia SR 150 Race

    --- Exploring Kanyakumari ---

  7. #17
    Rusted neil.jericho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bangalore / Cochin
    Posts
    973
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning

    The Xbhp interstate rides are special to me since they have always been a great, fun filled way to meet several like minded bikers from different parts of south India who were united by their passion for motorcycling. Whether it is a love for two strokes, four strokes, tourers, off roaders, adventure bikes, cafe racers, sports bikes, nakeds or any other segment of motorcycles, the passion for two wheels in this group of riders is undisputed.

    I was based out of Bangalore earlier and I took part in the 2010 ISG2G ride to Yercaud, the 2011 ISG2G ride to Wayanad and the 2012 ISG2G ride to Chikmagalur. All 3 events left me with so many positive memories and some wonderful motorcyclist friends. In subsequent years, it became increasingly difficult to manage to get the required leaves on the work front and juggle my travel schedule and so I inevitably ended up missing these rides every time. Fortunately for me, xbhpian Vicky (vicky4107), who is part of the Continental GT 535 owners whatsapp group had messaged me there asking me about attending this year's ISG2G. Though I had logged into the forum a few weeks ago, I didnt see the thread on the ISG2G planning and was hence unaware that things were already in motion for 2019. Thanks to Vicky's timely message, I was able to register for the ride and before I knew it, it was time to pack up and leave for Yercaud.

    Day 1
    Traditionally, the Kerala team's size has been a little less compared to the other states and this year it was no different as we didnt have a very large team riding from Cochin. One rider had overslept his alarm and woke up when we called him from the meeting point but he told us to start riding and he would catch up with us at the breakfast point of Arya Bhavan. Our initial progress was at a steady pace and unfortunately the planned breakfast joint destination was not open when we reached there.

    Name:  20190927_075651_HDR.jpg
Views: 61
Size:  110.4 KB

    How did that black Royal Enfield photo bomb us?

    We moved forward to another large resturant and after breakfast was done, we had the plentiful speed cameras to keep us company and we were glad to cross over into Tamil Nadu where the bikes had a bit more freedom to stretch their legs. While we were riding through the infamous L&T bypass, we decided that the next stop would be at the Cafe Coffee Day at Chengapally which has a large IOCL bunk right next to it and allowed us the opportunity to take a well deserved break. Before reaching there we took a quick 5 minute breather and proceeded towards the CCD to cool down the bodies and the motorcycles.

    Name:  20190927_114854_HDR.jpg
Views: 59
Size:  100.5 KB

    Liquid diets for both riders and steeds


    We had clear skies sunny skies ahead of us as we kept riding towards Salem and we had quite a bit of confusion once we entered the town and tried to get ourselves back in a group so that we could stop for lunch. In the end, after more confusion, some of us followed the lead of a Zomato delivery executive and landed up in the Hotel Junior Kuppanna where the rest of the team joined us. The food was very tasty and this place is definitely recommended. Ultimately, though we lost some time is settling on a place to eat, it was all worthwhile as our appetites were satiated and we were fully re-energized for our final ride up to Yercaud.

    Name:  20190927_155820_HDR.jpg
Views: 58
Size:  98.5 KB

    Those inviting roads

    Soon it was time to hit the roads again and the 20 hairpin bends the led to Yercaud were a welcome relief for all of us after all the highway munching that we had done. We stopped on the way up to soak in the magnificent views and I would have enjoyed the ride a lot more had there been a little less traffic. Irrespective of the traffic, I always enjoy riding to Yercaud and have been there several times and the combination of the lovely roads, the fantastic weather and the overall feel of the hill station is just perfect.

    Name:  20190927_155915_HDR.jpg
Views: 58
Size:  99.2 KB

    Glorious views that make it all worthwhile


    Once we reached out hotel, it was time to freshen up and then meet both my old riding buddies as well as other xbhp-ians who I had not met before. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces from more than half a decade ago and then just kick off our conversations as though we had last met just yesterday. We all received our ride t-shirts and there was some evening entertainment as well with a bonfire.


    Day 2
    The original plan that was laid out was that we would get our tea / coffee by 7 AM, breakfast by 8 AM and then ride out by 9 AM. However the resort people took their time to get the breakfast ready and so we ended up starting from the resort a lot later than we had planned. Meanwhile some folks from the Kerala team had already woken up early to catch the sunrise from a nearby viewpoint. We all rode to the Manjakuttai view point which is probably the only view point that I havent explored in Yercaud so far. The view point had a very large parking area and fortunately, it didnt have too many other tourists so we were largely left to ourselves there. The spacious parking lot gave us the opportunity to take photos of the whole team as well as state wise teams.

    Name:  DSC_0178.jpg
Views: 55
Size:  105.6 KB

    The Kerala lineup


    After a while, we started moving out in batches (state wise) as it would be easier to manage the smaller numbers and we wouldnt end up disturbing the town's traffic either. The Kerala team was one of the last to leave but unlike the other groups, we decided to not ride to a different point but check out some trails instead for more photographs and then head back for lunch. While we had stopped at a small side road for pictures, a fellow rider (I believe he was from the TN group) suggested that we explore the offroading option that lay a few kilometers ahead of us. Though it did look a little tough, some of us decided to attempt it while the others turned back and rode to the resort. The offroading section was quite challenging indeed but we made it out safely in the end.

    After the lunch at the resort, some riders headed out to explore Yercaud while most of us stayed back to either watch or participate in the slow speed competition that had the additional challenge of of each bike carrying a pillion as well.

    Name:  20190928_171710_HDR.jpg
Views: 54
Size:  100.7 KB

    Do normally slow riders have an unfair advantage here?

    It was good fun to watch the riders trying to do the short distance in the slowest possible time. Afterwards we had a very nicely organized session in the resort hall where some mementos were handed out and different riders were given the chance to speak as well.


    Day 3
    Two of our riders from the Kerala team, (The Celebrity and ashwinprakas who had to ride towards Trivandrum and Kollam respectively) left early in the morning to ensure that they reached before sunset but the rest of us started at 7 AM as per our plan. We ended up in Salem town instead of bypassing it but being a Sunday morning, it didnt take us much time to get out of the town and back on the highway. Our intended breakfast stop soon after the Salem town was unfortunately closed and we had to ride for another 15 minutes or so to get to the next breakfast joint. We had one more refreshment stop after about an hour or so to quench our thirsts.

    Name:  20190929_101902_HDR.jpg
Views: 56
Size:  103.1 KB

    Well deserved break


    Though we had expected some rains during the ISG2G, we were blessed with more sun and clear skies and we enjoyed the ride through the wide and well maintained Tamil Nadu highway roads as we neared Kerala's borders. After completing the L&T bypass stretch, we got some nice empty roads in front of us and the motorcycles got once last chance to really use their power bands before we crossed over into Walayar. Timing wise, our arrival into Kerala was a little less than perfect as it was too early for lunch but there werent any good restaurants that we would encounter while riding through Palakkad and into Thrissur. So some of us opted to be on the safer side and had an early lunch at the Rice Bowl restaurant which is right by the first speed camera that you spot as you enter Kerala. After a quick petrol stop in Palakkad, we had a tough time crossing through the infamous offroaders delight that is known as the Kuthiran stretch. The triple whammy of terrible roads, impatient motorists and increasing heat easily made this stretch the worst part of the ride so far. Our intended lunch stop in Trichur was, unbelievably, closed for renovation and this was the third time that this happened to us on this ride! In Trichur, we found the roads were soaked though we managed to avoid the rains until we stopped for a late lunch at another restaurant. With loud thunder for a soundtrack and a dark, overcast sky above us, we put on our rain gear as we started off on the final part of our ISG2G.

    Name:  20190929_145601_HDR.jpg
Views: 57
Size:  106.5 KB

    Rain gear time

    There was more (mis)adventure in store for us though as my bike suddenly switched off while riding and after pulling over and inspecting everything, it came down to the main fuse that was getting blown. Thanks to a lot of help from our fellow xbhpians, we managed to get the bike started again but the issue repeated and not wanting to create further delays, I decided to put it onto a minivan and transport it to the company showroom in Cochin. All this unfortunately meant a delay for the whole group who eventually got soaked thanks to the heavy thundershowers that greeted them on their way home whereas I was nice and dry in the safe confines of the minivan!

    Name:  20190929_174449_HDR.jpg
Views: 57
Size:  108.2 KB

    Rain drops keep falling on my head ...

    I thought I would be the last member of the group to reach home but ashwinprakas who was the birthday boy, ended up being the last member to reach his home from the Kerala group.


    Overall, it was another wonderfully organized event and a huge thank you to all the city organizers who really dont get enough appreciation and thanks for all their behind the scenes hard work and commitment to the cause. A big shout out to the Kerala team for being wonderful riding companions and a very special thank you for helping me in getting the bike to the service centre. I hope other members also chip in with their thoughts on the ride and share more photos in this thread.

  8. #18
    www.frozenmercury.com pavanshetty76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    35
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning

    Here's my version of the XBHP ISG2G event that was held at Yercaud. A short write-up with a few pictures taken during the three days.

    XBHP ISG2G Day 01 : Friday, 27 Sept

    The meetup point was at 6am near Nice road-Hosur Road junction. Got started at 6:00am and waited a few km ahead for the others on the Hosur highway. About half hour later, they rode past signing me to join. We rode to the first break point for breakfast. Second break/meet up point was at CoCo IO fuel station at Dharmapuri to tank up and also have some refreshments/hydration fluids at the Coffee shop close-by. By half past noon, we reached the resort of stay. Riders from Tamil Nadu were already there. We got to the allotted cottages, later had lunch and then settled in for the day. Towards end of day, riders from Kerala turned up as well. T-shirts made for this event were distributed to all participants.








    XBHP ISG2G Day 02 : Saturday, 28 Sept
    A lazy morning. We had our breakfast by 9am and 2 hours later we were ready to ride out. Rode in small groups to gather at Manjakuttai View Point, Puliankadai. Group photographs for XBHP were taken. By noon, we got to a coffee shop. Here we split up into small groups (5-6 bikers) to explore more of Yercaud. By 1pm, we got to point where the road ahead didn’t seem favourable to sports bikes amongst us, and so 3 turned back. Five of us – Hero ZMR, 2 Bajaj Dominars, 2 Duke 390s went ahead. It’s wasn’t easy but exciting nevertheless. A route downhill over stones and uneven pathway that was taken by the local folk on their 100cc motorcycles likely on a daily basis. We got the national park barricade, where we were told the road we came in was meant for locals only and so a fee per bike was required to be paid by us. Past that point till we got to a railway crossing. It was 3pm and we were hungry. Found a small eatery close-by and ate what was available. Good food. It started to rain and had to wait till it died down. Rode back from here and by about 6pm we got to the resort of stay.














    We had a meet up of all those who were to attend the XBHP ISG2G. Mementos were given away, experiences by first timers and some old timers were shared. Even had a lady ride her Jawa 42 motorcycle to attend this ISG2G event. Hope to see more ladies take to motorcycle travel too. The meet was disbursed with cheers to all the participants who were present. This was followed by dinner and lots of conversations on through the night.


    XBHP ISG2G Day 03 : Sunday, 29 Sept
    Some were up early to head back. Most had their breakfast and started out. Bidding goodbye to who where still there, I started out solo by 10am on a route that showed on the google maps. Rode on the narrow badly tarred road through villages. Lovely route indeed. Rolling terrain down the hills of Yercaud to stop several times to take photographs. Having covered about 27km, it was 11:20am when I reached the finely tarred roads that lead towards Bengaluru. By about 1:30pm, reached my place of stay.






    Another memorable event with like minded people who love to travel on 2-wheelers and are a part of XBHP. A big hug and thanks to the organisers and SPOCs for their time, patience and contributions to make this event another success.

    If interested, I have put up more photographs on my website page : http://www.frozenmercury.com/xbhp-isg2g-2019/
    Last edited by pavanshetty76; 10-04-2019 at 03:39 PM.
    phanikar likes this.
    Frozen Mercury
    Website : Facebook
    : Instagram : Twitter

  9. #19
    Addicted niku's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Chennai
    Posts
    238
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning

    Pictures from myself and Prashanth in the below drive link. There's some 500+ pics and around 10GB size.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Kn...kszMR8G_cJhJQb
    Pegasus - 2011* - Hero Honda Karizma ZMR
    Stallion - 2013* - Hero Karizma ZMR
    Nemesis - 2016* - KTM Duke 390
    Enchantress - 2018* - Aprilia SR 150 Race

    --- Exploring Kanyakumari ---

  10. #20
    Rusted neil.jericho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bangalore / Cochin
    Posts
    973
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Xbhp ISG2G 2019 - Yercaud - Planning



    Here is a short video of the offroading that we did. The footage is all from Jothish's camera.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Interstate ISG2G 2016 - Ooty(TN) - August 2016 - Planning
    By SriramEfunds in forum xBhp Offline Meets(G2G's)
    Replies: 74
    Last Post: 10-03-2016, 03:24 AM
  2. xBhp South of India ISG2G 2015 - Kodagu Calling
    By Praful in forum xBhp Offline Meets(G2G's)
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 07-17-2015, 12:41 PM
  3. xBhp South of India ISG2G July 03-05 2015: Planning Thread
    By Praful in forum xBhp Offline Meets(G2G's)
    Replies: 140
    Last Post: 07-06-2015, 01:29 PM
  4. [Planning] - Isn't it time for another ISG2G
    By aargee in forum xBhp Offline Meets(G2G's)
    Replies: 94
    Last Post: 06-01-2014, 06:00 PM
  5. xBhp BLR - Ride to Yercaud/Hoganekkal March 21-22-09 all pictures up
    By prajwalkashyap in forum xBhp Offline Meets(G2G's)
    Replies: 180
    Last Post: 07-04-2009, 01:05 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •