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|18th October 2010, 13:47||#1|
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Mission accomplished-rode 1700 kms in 22 hours for IBA-
Riding was always a passion but I had given it up for 18 years and was concentrating in business.
A year back I decided to ride again and bought myself a Royal Enfield, and have been riding since then, crunching 14000 kms in this one year, rode to Kashid, Hedvi, Rider Mania( Vikram Ghad ), Karjat, Rajmachi, Hampi and Ladakh.
Tarmac and off roading both have been my passion.
Ladakh was my dream and it came true in June 2010 where I rode to the top of the world Kardung-La 18000ft above sea level, the highest motor able road in the world.
I now have a Yamaha fazer600 and rode 1700 km in 22 hours on Saturday 16th October for the Iron butt association based in the United States. Known as the saddle sore, Long-Distance Endurance Riding, this will certify me as the world’s toughest motorcycle rider. I started riding at 3.45 am and was riding for 22 hours, stopped only for fuel every 300kms and 4 breaks of 10minutes each. My camel bag with chilled water, one cholalate bar 3 Redbull cans and 2 egg sandwitches this is all I had in the 22 hours. I would say it was not easy and fatigue was building in after 1000 kms but I was focused to complete the 1600 km and reached Kolhapur at 2am to complete 1630 kms in 22 hours.
All the receipts and the witness for the ride will be send to IBA and then wait for the certificate, which may take about 3 to 6 months to arrive.
Focus was important … It is the rider and the machine synchronized.. ..Thanx to my Fazer600… She was totally tamed…. Performed exactly as I wanted her to.. Didn’t throw me down even once....
A great Long Distance rider can do very well on a mediocre motorcycle. "It's the rider, not the bike" is a romantic notion within the Long Distance Riding Community, but reality suggests it is really both. A well-prepared, well maintained motorcycle can make a huge difference in the outcome of competitive riding events. That's why most top Long Distance riders use motorcycles that are designed specifically for long distance riding,
I appreciate the help of my family, and close friends for completing this ride.
I am in total sink with my machine, and it has never let me down, I trust in my friend Kunal Bhaskaran who maintains my bike time to time, he knows the in and out of my machine, I just know that a mechanic is a doctor of machines.
Will post the details soon.
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|18th October 2010, 14:15||#3|
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Great stuff !
Most wont be able to stick their buns for so long, even on a 4 wheeler ! Doing it on a 2 wheeler is really something. Well deserved.
Congrats again !
|18th October 2010, 15:45||#4|
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|18th October 2010, 16:04||#6|
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Fantastic stuff and many congratulations. How does one buy a Fazer 600 in India? Have you imported directly or through Yamaha India?
Can you provide a little more info on the overall route that you covered? It'll be interesting to read a bit more about the ride.
|18th October 2010, 16:08||#7|
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Sir amazing achievement, Keep it up
Hats off to you
Need to learn a lot from you.
Waiting for a complete journey expirence write up.
|18th October 2010, 16:14||#8|
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Congratulations Sir on your achievement; an IBA at this age & that too in India is much respected, very much respected. Here's someone who did it on a smaller Fazer - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...-my-fazer.html (Successful Saddlesore 1600K attempt in my Fazer). I'm surprised to see both achievements being done on Fazer.
|18th October 2010, 16:15||#9|
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Ho congrats tiger uncle . You would put many of the youngsters to shame .
Your BLACK fazer is awesome .
PS:No number plates ?
|18th October 2010, 16:49||#11|
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Wow !! Thats a mean looking Fazer there. And awesome stuff. 1630 km's on a bike solo without a major break is not an easy task.
Looking forward to a more detailed and pictorial explanation of this task.
|18th October 2010, 18:24||#12|
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Great work, sir. Doing 1700m kms in a car is not easy, and you have done this in the bike at a not-so-young age! What kind of cruising speeds did you manage?
|18th October 2010, 20:38||#15|
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What's up with these Fazer owners these days? One month, two successful Saddlesore rides and both on Fazers only difference is one was 150 cc and the other was 600 cc.
You have guts. In this weather, riding for 20km in Delhi traffic is a pain in the *** (literally) and I could never even think about 1600 kms in a single day.
Maybe one day even I get to do something like that.
PS: Seriously, 1600 kms without a license plate? And some more details about your ride.
Edit: Link for other journey
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...-my-fazer.html (Successful Saddlesore 1600K attempt in my Fazer)
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