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Old 7th January 2014, 20:07   #61
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First 500+Km ride

Had a fabulous weekend. Went to Ooty via Masinagudi and returned via Sathyamangalam. The later by far was the best. The roads leading all the way from Coonoor -> Metupalayam -> Sathyamangalam -> Chamarjnagar is just awesome. Twisities and twisties, all over the place. Some splendid Vistas, made this ride special.

> Left B'lore at 2AM on Saturday morning and reached Ooty at 9AM.
> Left Ooty around 11AM and reached B'lore at 7PM
> Total distance 599Kms, Mileage of 30+
> The SIDI boots were a little uncomfortable initially, but after about 200Kms, felt much better
> The Rynox tail bag was perfect for this trip. Carried the puncture kit, foot pump, a jacket, DSLR and a water bottle. Later I stuffed my pull over and the rain liner too.
> The DSG gloves & the spartan jacket is pretty much useless for riding in the winter. I was freezing when we rode through thick fog.
> From Kanakapura to back home, took us nearly 2.5 hours because of traffic. Best way to avoid this is to plan to reach Kanakapura around 9 or 10PM.

Few pics :

Mysore was so peaceful

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My fav shot of this ride

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One bisi coffee

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Effects of cold. My hand was shivering, so did the Sun

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Thick fog through the Bandipur stretch

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This fella was posing pretty well

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The famous hairpin begins

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The 5* hotel where we had sumptuous breakfast

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View from Mettupalayam

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On the way to Satyamangalam

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Superb twisties.

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A breather

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This view was outstanding

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Had a fabulous weekend. Went to Ooty via Masinagudi and returned via Sathyamangalam. The later by far was the best. The roads leading all the way from Coonoor -> Metupalayam -> Sathyamangalam -> Chamarjnagar
Couldnt agree more, one of the best routes for twisties . My Duke just loved this. We even had a small midnight adventure taking an off beaten village road from T Narsipura to reach Malavalli on the way back to Kanakapura
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Had a fabulous weekend. Went to Ooty via Masinagudi and returned via Sathyamangalam. The later by far was the best. The roads leading all the way from Coonoor -> Metupalayam -> Sathyamangalam -> Chamarjnagar is just awesome. Twisities and twisties, all over the place. Some splendid Vistas, made this ride special.
Did the lovely roads of this route on the way to Chennai from Wellington around 9 years ago during my solo all-India ride in 2004. Your photos brought a lot of memories back! The roads look even better now.
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Old 9th January 2014, 21:57   #64
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Did the lovely roads of this route on the way to Chennai from Wellington around 9 years ago during my solo all-India ride in 2004


Sir, if its not too much of a trouble, please share the places you travelled and some of your experience (or if you have any travelogue) about the All-India Ride. It would be a privilege to read. Btw, which bike was it?
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Hey man.. Saw ur Ninja in Gundalpet infront CCD in the afternoon. She looks awesome. I was on the way back from Ooty in my FZ1 and was filling fuel from the near by petrol bunk. You may have heard the exhaust note of my baby..
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Wow, I keep coming to this thread again and again just to see the bike. I never get enough of it. Amazing ride and that was a nice small trip to Ooty that you did. Looking forward for more photographs and thanks for the same. and all the photos below, I just seem to fixate on your white lady, rest of the frame is relegated to some non-entity

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Sir, if its not too much of a trouble, please share the places you travelled and some of your experience (or if you have any travelogue) about the All-India Ride. It would be a privilege to read. Btw, which bike was it?
Sure bro .....

https://picasaweb.google.com/1018927...J_13sHx-6KcmQE

I think there's even a photo of the same waterfall at Mettupalayam!

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Hey man.. Saw ur Ninja in Gundalpet infront CCD in the afternoon. She looks awesome. I was on the way back from Ooty in my FZ1 and was filling fuel from the near by petrol bunk. You may have heard the exhaust note of my baby..

Sorry for hijacking your thread aviorp.

Could you share the link to your fz1 experience if you've posted it here? Or could you please tell me? PM maybe?

I deeply apologize again for hijacking :-\
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Sure bro .....I think there's even a photo of the same waterfall at Mettupalayam!
Sorry for the OT post but could not resist after going through the pics!!

Awesome Doc!! Very nice pics and captions which describe almost the entire journey! Respect to your riding skills has gone up a few more notches higher !!

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Hi Aviorp,
From one biker to another, those wheels are awesome!! Have always had a soft spot for the Ninja's but never got around to pick one thanks to my 'BULK'.
But then have had some good bikes till date, I see that you have been around on the bike, have fun ride safe!!
Those shots in Mysore from your last weekend trip is just too good, brings back wonderful memories of that city where I grew up and have ridden on that stretch many a time on different bikes and yup at all kinds of speeds.
Keep riding.
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3000 & 4000 Kms

Had plans of riding to Chennai the past weekend and wanted to hit the beach, but couldn't make it as my friend got held up with something else. So, I decided to go here instead

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Fishers getting the Sunday meal

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Not the right day to visit this place

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I wanted to click the sun rise with the bike, so thought of going back a few kms where the wind mills were, but the sun popped up by then. So, had to stop here.

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What a Sight!

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Initially was planning to ride alone but the twin agreed to join.

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1000 Kms in about 18 hours

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Babe gets some attention

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Tirunelveli Halwa

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The 'Irutu Kadai' shop is open only from 5PM-7PM, hence bought the halwa from this place - Shanti Sweets. The crowd at 10 in the morning.

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We managed to kill some

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The hero(ine)'s of the ride

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Some random stats :

> Left B'lore at 8PM on Saturday night and reached Kaniyakumari at 6AM
> Left K'mari at 10AM and reached B'lore at 9PM on Sunday.
> Total distance 1320Kms; 25 hours in all.
> Mileage : 27 ; Total fuel : About 45ltrs

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3000 & 4000 Kms

Had plans of riding to Chennai the past weekend and wanted to hit the beach, but couldn't make it as my friend got held up with something else. So, I decided to go here instead

> Left B'lore at 8PM on Saturday night and reached Kanyakumari at 6AM
> Left K'mari at 10AM and reached B'lore at 9PM on Sunday.
> Total distance 1320Kms; 25 hours in all.
> Mileage : 27 ; Total fuel : About 45ltrs
Hey Avinash, that was a lightning ride that you did.
what was the best stretch in this route? how was the traffic? how did the bike behave? what was the top speed that you achieved and how long did you hold that top speed?.
I see that you rode all the night to Kanyakumari and then rode all the way back in day time. so you guys had some quick power nap in those 4 hours stay at Kanyakumari? The return trip took 1 hour more probably due to the day time traffic. But your speed almost qualifies you as an iron butt rider
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Woah! Fantastic ride bro. Has the headlight of the 300 improved over the 250 (reportedly weak for the performance)?
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Some random stats :

> Left B'lore at 8PM on Saturday night and reached Kaniyakumari at 6AM
> Left K'mari at 10AM and reached B'lore at 9PM on Sunday.
> Total distance 1320Kms; 25 hours in all.
Avi, you are crazy. When you asked me about the Ninja I did not think you would be clocking miles like this. If I knew better, I would have suggested the 650 instead.

The way you are munching miles, you will probably be the quickest Ninja in the country to clock max miles on the odo.

One piece of advice if you don't mind. Please get enough rest and sleep as riding requires a lot of concentration and focus. It is also very dangerous on our roads as a slight lapse of concentration or reflex can be deadly. Wishing you many safe years of riding, please do not skimp on the sleep and rest.

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Woah! Fantastic ride bro. Has the headlight of the 300 improved over the 250 (reportedly weak for the performance)?
Doc, the 250's headlights are excellent. I'm curious why you think otherwise.
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> Left B'lore at 8PM on Saturday night and reached Kaniyakumari at 6AM
> Left K'mari at 10AM and reached B'lore at 9PM on Sunday.
> Total distance 1320Kms; 25 hours in all.
> Mileage : 27 ; Total fuel : About 45ltrs
Dude!!! This is just insane!!! At this rate, yours will be the first 300 to clock 50000 kms i think!!! The only similarities between you and me is, even i've clocked 4000kms on my 250 (the only difference being, its taken me almost a year to reach there!!! )
Awesome bro! As Adi pointed out, its better that you avoid night rides as its not very safe. If and when you plan to a night ride and which involves 1000+ kms, ensure that you get proper sleep.
Keep it going. Lets do a long one when i'm back.

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