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Old 1st April 2015, 14:16   #181
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Remember, we've got something big coming up!
LOL. Care to share this Big thing?
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Shreeni, Djay, Roshan, Sharath, Mohit & me took a ride to the scorching and baking Krishnagiri dam this sunday !
Great pictures and a great view. Did you take the 4 lane highway or via Rayakottai?
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LOL. Care to share this Big thing?
Stanley Reservoir. 4 confirmed (Me, 1 Close Friend, 2 bhpians). Would you like to join?

Back from Shillong, mate?
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Stanley Reservoir. 4 confirmed (Me, 1 Close Friend, 2 bhpians). Would you like to join?

Back from Shillong, mate?
Thats a long ride. Will be back on 6/4 but in the meanwhile enjoying the weather as much as I can before getting to the heat of Bangalore.
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Thats a long ride. Will be back on 6/4 but in the meanwhile enjoying the weather as much as I can before getting to the heat of Bangalore.
Always a next time.
Well, I hope you checked out them Canyons and post some pictures as well. Looking forward to them!
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LOL. Care to share this Big thing?

Great pictures and a great view. Did you take the 4 lane highway or via Rayakottai?
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The highway. 2 of the Zs were in their run in, hence the choice of route.
Stone-chip laden truck dropping stones into the highway right in front of you was a scary site though !

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They say only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of the window. The sense of freedom, peace, skill and strength that biking gives is unparalleled, methinks. I'm a road dog, you see. Hitting the road and feeling the early morning breeze is my way of getting into a trip. People have other forms of recreating and unwinding. Mine's biking. Just biking.

I navigated the entire route, and we hardly had any stops to ask anyone the route. Started at 5:30 sharp, reached our destination, Stanley Reservoir at 9:30 and reached back home at exactly 2:30 PM sharp. The route we took while going was of 190 kms and the route while returning was 235.

The ride was beautiful. Yes, that's the best word to describe it. Winding roads, rain-soaked forests and not a soul in sight except the 4 of us on our 4 lovelies. We entered the reservoir through the rural side, as going towards the main dam and park would cause us to take a huge detour. Hence.
Was an amazing sight to see small boats ferrying villagers, bikes and goats across the reservoir.

Big thumbs up to sammyboy, Snehal Sekhar and my friend Anmol for being amazing co-riders and always ensuring that no one got left behind. We rode as a team.
And created havoc as a team.

Allow the photos to enlighten you now.

1. The beautiful early morning hills through which we rode.

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2. Our very own sammboy's Ninja!

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3. Blood brothers.

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4. An unexpected stretch of road post Hogenakkal. Reminiscent of the roads on the Alps!

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5. The D390 and Corners. A match made in heaven.

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6. The lovelies soaking the morning sun!

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The ride was beautiful. Yes, that's the best word to describe it. Winding roads, rain-soaked forests and not a soul in sight except the 4 of us on our 4 lovelies. We entered the reservoir through the rural side, as going towards the main dam and park would cause us to take a huge detour. Hence.
Was an amazing sight to see small boats ferrying villagers, bikes and goats across the reservoir.
Another great ride and one of the longest I have done in a day on this bike.
I think barcalad specialized in routes which you wouldnt be able to remember once done , going through villages, weaving through goats and cows, potholes. And when you least expect it, bam, twisties with lovely roads and fantastic sceneries. Brilliant navigation, a lotttt of fun and great pics.
Infact we were so enjoying the ride that it was only at 12:30 or so that we realized we were hungry, thirsty and tired. So stopped for a quick meal at McDonalds shoolagiri. Then another session of offroading at the Hosur checkpoint, to escape the traffic jam to top it off.

A great ride, am sure I lost a kg atleast in the full riding gear I was wearing. If the last ride was like being in a sauna for a bit, this one felt like moving into one for a day. Would I still recommend full riding gear, hell yes. Would I recommend a one piece leather suit for half a day in this heat, well depends.
Time to get myself some summer gear, because the rides arent gonna stop ;-)
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Fabulous write up and pictures. I'm so green with envy. Picture no 4 is so drool worthy.
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A great ride, am sure I lost a kg atleast in the full riding gear I was wearing. If the last ride was like being in a sauna for a bit, this one felt like moving into one for a day. Would I still recommend full riding gear, hell yes. Would I recommend a one piece leather suit for half a day in this heat, well depends.
Time to get myself some summer gear, because the rides arent gonna stop ;-)
Aha! Indeed. I can totally understand the discomfort. Wear jeans and a jacket next time. Too much ventilation!

Oh, yeah! Rides ain't going to stop! Onto the next!

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Fabulous write up and pictures. I'm so green with envy. Picture no 4 is so drool worthy.
Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you back in town and riding along. Even though you're in a different corner of the country right now, you're still following this thread religiously. I can understand!
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Fabulous write up and pictures. I'm so green with envy. Picture no 4 is so drool worthy.
Dude, you and I are supposed to be neighbors. And we haven't ridden together yet. Let's catch up, all of us once you are back.
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Thanks to Barcalad's pinpoint directions, I did the Krishnagiri dam route solo today morning.
Started at 5:15 am & returned by 10:15 am.
The journey was smooth except some traffic due to a tempo traveller which had turned turtle in the night at hosur.
Parked in the sand close to the reservoir, cleaned my bike, took some pics and gazed over the lake. Here are some pics.
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Thanks to Barcalad's pinpoint directions, I did the Krishnagiri dam route solo today morning.
Started at 5:15 am & returned by 10:15 am.
The journey was smooth except some traffic due to a tempo traveller which had turned turtle in the night at hosur.
Parked in the sand close to the reservoir, cleaned my bike, took some pics and gazed over the lake. Here are some pics.
Going by your and sammyboy's quotes on me, it appears I have become the go-to-guy for destinations and their accurate navigations.

Jokes apart, it's wonderful that you did a solo ride to such a beautiful destination. I'm glad you chose my place of recommendation and loved it as well. A great honour for me.

The last picture is fantastic. You might consider putting it as your laptop wallpaper. Looking forward to ride with you soon!
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I navigated the entire route, and we hardly had any stops to ask anyone the route. Started at 5:30 sharp, reached our destination, Stanley Reservoir at 9:30 and reached back home at exactly 2:30 PM sharp. The route we took while going was of 190 kms and the route while returning was 235.

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sammyboy[/b], Snehal Sekhar and my friend Anmol for being amazing co-riders and always ensuring that no one got left behind. We rode as a team.
And created havoc as a team.
Absolutely mate, loved the ride and the route. An exceptional job on the navigation too. Just a note to my self though, sleep well before a ride. I logged out of work on Saturday early morning, went back home freshened up and immediately left for the ride. Oh boy! did that take a toll on me. I was desperate to head back home and hit the sack half way through the ride.I was also the weak link in the chain. The entire ride was a catch up game for me. Every now and then, my three riding buddies had to stop and wait for me to catch up with them. Made me realise that just having an exceptional bike does not make a good rider. I desperately need to improve upon my riding skills to match up with what my bike and the road can throw at me. A word of thanks to barcalad, sammyboy and Anmol for their patience and the company. Thanks mates!
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Absolutely mate, loved the ride and the route. An exceptional job on the navigation too. Just a note to my self though, sleep well before a ride. I logged out of work on Saturday early morning, went back home freshened up and immediately left for the ride. Oh boy! did that take a toll on me. I was desperate to head back home and hit the sack half way through the ride.I was also the weak link in the chain. The entire ride was a catch up game for me. Every now and then, my three riding buddies had to stop and wait for me to catch up with them. Made me realise that just having an exceptional bike does not make a good rider. I desperately need to improve upon my riding skills to match up with what my bike and the road can throw at me. A word of thanks to barcalad, sammyboy and Anmol for their patience and the company. Thanks mates!
I thoroughly agree with your notion. Even if I have friends (co-riders) at my place the night before, I ensure to sleep at least for 3-4 hours. During one of my early days, I did a 250 km round trip ride without sleeping for a minute. Ended up seeing stars on the road, not to forget I had situations where I lost all concentration on the road and panic braked a lot of times.

You and your 230kg cruiser were mostly in my RVM during our ghat section twisties, which mind you had some very deep corners and hairpins. That's all I will say on your riding capabilities.

A word of caution to fellow and prospective riders. Please ensure proper rest to the body and eyes before you set out on a dawn ride. Have coffee/ginger tea before you start. For me and my lads here, we prefer uber strong ginger tea made by me.
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I keep telling my self I will no longer go on these weekend rides every week and that I should limit them to once a month. Oh boy! It's becoming addictive. Even before I know it, the next ride's already planned and am eager to ride into the wind again. These are times that I wish I was never married.
With a wife and kid at home, it becomes so difficult to convince them the need to be on the saddle and hit the highways so often rather than spending time at home and lazing around. I guess it's time I saw a shrink.
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