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Old 20th February 2012, 16:29   #46
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Surely; saving the best for the last. Sniper style mug shots happened on day 2 before we left the resort, individual mugshots also taken so by my 4th post, we will know which face is of which handle
Karthik amazing description and wonderful pics.Din't know we had a daboo ratnani among us

Reliving the entire trip again by watching the pics you posted and also your description.

Glued to this thread.Already 5 star rating given.
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Old 20th February 2012, 16:43   #47
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Drooling pics of the FZ1, Ninja and the CBR's.
Can feel the excitement and enthusiasm of all you guys through your writings.
This thread makes a wonderful read alongwith being a eye candy
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Old 20th February 2012, 16:56   #48
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Guess I'm rather late in posting (as usual!), but must admit that it was a fantastic trip overall! It was great meeting up with each one of you and hope we have such trips more often in the future. This was a different kinda drive for me, since I do Ckm and Hassan trips multiple times every year.
@Asdon: thanks for putting in the efforts in organizing everything and pulling it off successfully! Like I mentioned to you, I'm game for an even longer one and lets work that one out sometime soon
Also, must mention on the fun bits - be it alterego's sudden appearance from the opposite direction while we were waiting before Aldur or for that matter the comments from some people in the resort on whether the bikes were *real* The time spent later in the evening, the bonfire, the early morning by the pond etc, was all a lot of fun and this was all thanks to the great company of like minded people. The bikers were surely the star attraction and kudos to them for taking on the good, the bad and ugly roads.
I’ve downloaded the pics and need to process them, before I can upload. I’m not a people’s photographer – so pls don’t expect much from my set of pics! Will upload them later this evening.
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Old 20th February 2012, 17:42   #49
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I envy you guys. Missed out on the outing due to work related travel on Saturday

Spoke to Mahesh (ku69rd) in the morning and got to know you guys had a blast. Next time, will be there.

Let the pics keep coming!!
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Continuing from my previous post - where were we?? Ah yes - the post lunch naps. Most of the BHPians and families dozed off for a while, and the bikers preferred to relax in a "shack" next to the restaurant, because I didn't seem to see them post-lunch.

The watch was reading 3.30pm. I never take afternoon naps, because I end up struggling to sleep at night if I do. While the rest of the BHPians took afternoon 'naps', I went out for a stroll in the adjoining coffee estate and took 'snaps' instead. These snaps don't have any members in them, so they might be a bit boring if you are looking for more mugshots of members. The mugshots will follow in my next post. These pictures now are mainly photos of the surrounding landscape in the resort. The only thing I was missing here was my 10-24mm lens for scenery shots, which I should have brought along .

The estate was dry in this season and the terrain was mainly made up of dry leaves. The trails were all dusty and my black shoes became brown, thank you very much!

On the way, I saw what looked like a big lizard, but when I went closer I found it to be some kind of small brown snake, around 1 foot long. Before I could get my camera out, the creature had slithered away between the dry leaves and I didn't have the patience to pursue it any further.

For an hour, I was wandering around the estate for photo subjects like an animal in search of food, but I am more of a landscape enthusiast and can never find interesting subjects apart from landscapes. Anyway here are a few shots of the landscape here, and some shots of the resort


View from the reception area
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Sun rays beaming down
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View from the resort's reception area
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Some eye-catching Flora at the entrance
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Taking a hike up the hill
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The resort - here's the clean front yard
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And here's the dirty backyard
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Impromptu parking lot!
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Eagle Eye estate in HDR glory
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A fallen, rotting tree trunk
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Estate trails through dry leaves
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A Touch-me-not plant in macro detail
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Treading through the coffee plants at the estate
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Coffee flower about to bloom. These are the flower buds
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The resort building which was allotted for BHPians
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The other BHP cars parked randomly
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After I got back to the resort, royalcruiser, arin_12 and chethan_l set out for a bird-watching hike down to a lake, around half a kilometre away from our building. For those of you who don't know, royalcruiser is an expert bird enthusiast and knows the names of almost all species that fly around. I could only my nod my head in agreement when he spotted something and said "red headed bulbul", "blue breasted kingfisher" and such terms (latin and greek to ignorant people like me) . To me, every bird here looked similar and every bird was quick as an arrow. Before I could focus, they would change their locus! My attempt at bird photography was futile. @royalcruiser has taken some fantabulous shots of the birds here and I am eagerly awaiting his uploads. Hopefully in our next drive, you can teach us some more bird watching and photography


A macro of another unknown thread-like flower. Botany enthusiasts, please pardon my ignorance
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Spot the bird contest. @royalcruiser - no answering please
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A small lake in a clearing
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Sunset on the way back from our birdwatching expedition
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The bike garage in a firewood yard.
At the bike garage, the green ninja was getting some amazing amount of attention from other passing guests who wanted to sit on it, stand next to it and take pictures, much to n_aditya's dismay, so much that n_aditya wanted to sleep here to guard the bike from vandals *lol*
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After the bird watching session, the 5 of us and the biker group went to the dining area and took our fill of bajjis and evening chai by around 6pm. The Bajjis had become cold by the time we went there, they were more like rubber bands and pencil erasers deep fried in oil. While I was just about to complain to the resort waiter, some freshly fried Bajjis arrived by then and we switched over to experience the real taste of the bajjis. Chapter closed.

The resort had become crowded by dusk. We thought 49 people was a big number. No no no! There were another 100 guests located in buildings we weren't even aware existed in another part of the estate. There was some company outing on the same day and the resort was full of people. There were people in the badminton court, people in the dining area, people on pathways, people in parking lots, people in construction sites, people in the estate trails. Was this really a getaway??

When asdon dada is around, why worry? He had asked for some private space for team-BHP group for bonfires and interactions. Voila!

More on the evening events in the next post. To be continued...

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Old 20th February 2012, 18:37   #51
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Karthik, this one post of yours will put all other posts in thread into the back-ground. Some beautiful pics there, and the HDR work is just right.

Now I'm thinking if I should put up the few pics that I have with me !!
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Old 20th February 2012, 18:41   #52
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Karthik, this one post of yours will put all other posts in thread into the back-ground. Some beautiful pics there, and the HDR work is just right.

Now I'm thinking if I should put up the few pics that I have with me !!
Please put, our eyes are hungry for pics.
@karthik - great write-up, keep them comming...
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nobody took candid shots? i mean, catching someone off guard (for example the look on Adi's face when people were touchy-feely his baby Ninja)? would be a excellent addition to existing pictures flowing in and add a bit of spice to this thread; don't you think?

anyone?
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Karthik,
That's a very good post which you have just put up. And your photos are crystal clear, what was your kit?
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Set of photos from my side..randomly uploading it.
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Awesome shots Karthik. Loved the sunset pic. Wallpaper material.

Few more snaps from my end :

Adi sir waiting to open the throttle

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He soon catches up with the boss

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The CBR Twins

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Just before the mass overtake!

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Beautiful colours!

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Mass overtaking!

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Re-group..

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At the Resort!

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Ain't they look hot!

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Future T-Bhp members :

Karthik's son (Kiloalpha) - Surya

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Junior Schoudhury. (Sorry sir, do not remember your son's name. Request you to please post it.) Was so used to calling him Apple.

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Shishir's son - Sirji marthoythu. Please..

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Aditya's son - Ahan

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@Ironhawk - Not sure if these were the kind of snaps you were referring to.

Yenno madathaidira..

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No Comments!

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The guy in the Kinetic honda is quite amuzed for sure!

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Missed the meet..loved the pics

But, this place is awesome for Panaromas and that's what I find missing, How come?

The resort has grown from what I have seen earlier.. cool, did anyone check out the villas the the top of the hill with Glass Balcony?
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Looks like I missed a great drive!

Wonderful pictures and nice text to boot. I hope we do a big meet like this again, sometime soon. I'd be definitely game for it.
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Mass overtaking!
Was not a common site for the folks out there .. Sajan & I stopped at the falls between Aldur & Aldur cross, and when I went upto the shop there, the shop keeper was asking me about us.

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The guy in the Kinetic honda is quite amuzed for sure!
Sajan & I saw a "weird & whacky modifications" moment on the way back in Chikmagalur when a HH Splendor passed us from the left. No major mod's, but his exhaust had been modified to make a loud noise .. a wannabe SBK. Wonder what would he have done if he had seen us & the SBK's with us !

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.. did anyone check out the villas the the top of the hill with Glass Balcony?
We had got the central building (near the badminton court). The other two - including the one on top of the hill was given to the other group.
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Thanks a lot everyone for the wonderful pics.

Some pics from my side:

Cars taking a break at Mayura restaurant

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Panoramic view at sunrise

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at sunset
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View of the courtyard from the room

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Entry road to the resort

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Basket ball court covered with coffee beans

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Reminds me of some 90s movie scene

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Campfire

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At dusk (image is bit blurred)

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Some off-road snaps

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The star attraction of the event

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BHPians drooling over the power horses (Watch Schoudary's feelings. Its that of an ideal dad with complete affection towards his son. He is a perfect dad.)

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One more visitor who was admiring the power horses

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NH-206 photoshoot

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Our friendly official photographer Schoudary capturing the wonderful moments of the meet

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Avijith: "Phew! How was I able to manage these petrol heads for 2 days!!"

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