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Old 13th August 2011, 02:06   #61
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Ace started on his journey just before 1am. Abhinav and I were there to flag him off. Both of us escorted him on NICE road; Abhinav took a diversion on the Mysore road exit and I followed Ace till NH4.

Gospeed Ace
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If I started such a journey my own friends and collegues would think I am nuts, forget about understnding and support.

What you guys gave him tonight is just amazing. Am speechless beyond that.

Have a great journey ace. Looking forward to your en route reports. God speed. God bless
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Old 13th August 2011, 09:10   #63
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Update from Ace at 06:15hrs is that he has covered 420kms.
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Old 13th August 2011, 11:04   #64
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Ace just called in to check in. he's about 100kms from Pune (which means he's covered roughly 750kms in just under 11hrs)!

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Got a call from Ace just 5mins back. He's roughly 400kms from Bangalore. Should be able to make it within next 4-5hrs.
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Thanks hawk, for all the help.
Thanks all!

1661kms covered in 22 hrs 55 mins.
Saddle is complete sore.
And, I am taking a nap on grass (at nice toll gate )

Ace.

Woke up for an Edit- Hawk, you are awesome!

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Hey Ace,

Congratulations mate . Take a rest.
Have they turned into iron yet?

Cheers
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Congrats Ace! Best wishes from my end! Your efforts did not get wasted!
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Congrats Ace! Well done, 1661 kms in ~23hrs is no joke!!

Can't wait for a detailed write up

Cheers!
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while we wait for Ace to wakey wakey, here's a peek at the events that lead to the SS1600.

start point. this is where he started from (this this picture was taken on the trial run and that' my bike)
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at the Tumkur CCD - Team-BHP rides
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rk_sans helping Ace out with the suspension
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Ace testing the suspension
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day of the ride - when i reached the spot i saw Policemen with Ace and i wondered how did he get caught so soon (they were actually awed by what he was about to embark upon and also his gear - he looked like riot police)
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bike ready
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rider ready (that's Abhinav with him)
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timer and odometer set
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toll receipt and the journey starts!
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back in Bangalore in under 23hrs and still in one piece!
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Thanks for the update Hawk!

Question to Ace! Did your family know you were going to attempt the SS? What did they think?
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Thanks for the update Hawk!

Question to Ace! Did your family know you were going to attempt the SS? What did they think?
hehe.. take a wild guess
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hehe.. take a wild guess
Heh! That's what I thought
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Well,

I just finished my sleeping cycles! (yawn!)

Let me try to compile my sub-24 hour drive

It sure includes 1661 kms (like you all know by now..)
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and many more things - bike giving some scary figures for mileage!, some re-assuring moments- wrt ride stability, being air-borne! (both wheels in air - at speeds on the other side of 80), driving in half the speed of pit-lane limit - just coz I was close to reserve - and two pumpwallahs told me - no petrol! - that too after going through service road, to the pump - just to wake up the guy - to hear that!,
The sun went up from my right side to the top - and again went down on my right side! ( I turned around, when the sun was at the top ! haha)

The bike sure delivered as much as I could ask.

Compiling a detail report of the drive, and the hiccups, and a few other things.
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Till then, thanks to all for the wishes!

@anekho!
Lol

@Madbiker,
yup- very well done justice to the preparation, and bugging calls to several helpful people!

@rktandon,
Yup again,
They are glowing red
- like that of Tom's - when he gets whipped by the dog- Mike !!

@Ironwolf,
Thanks!

Report- I am compiling, I am getting the chronology in order!

@n_aditya

Thanks for the help!
Getorade was much better idea than Redbull

Care,

Ace.

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Wow, great stuff man! This inspires me to plan a Saddle-sore myself. And looks like you've had some great support from people - IronHawk most.

Keep us posted - would love to see the certificate that "certifies" you have an Iron ****
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