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Old 2nd January 2015, 12:09   #31
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CCD just before Chittoor bypass and the Tirupati Left turn.
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I meant this one before the Tirupati Left turn.
And as heserus says CCD is standard and clean. Of course puffs and rolls and coffee is tho only fare.

Is there an Adigas or A2B around Chitoor? Which would be a fine idea too.
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I meant this one before the Tirupati Left turn.
And as heserus says CCD is standard and clean. Of course puffs and rolls and coffee is tho only fare.

Is there an Adigas or A2B around Chitoor? Which would be a fine idea too.
Plenty of CCD and much better roads on the vellore krishnagiri hosur run - ccd and a2b available near krishnagiri.

Also guys, sorry but my trip is off. My son's admission process suddenly turned up an interview to be scheduled "sometime over the weekend".
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At last count we seem to be in the region of 20+ heads so lunch would be that much more costly. I feel that in these drives/ rides we need not give any "guarantee" on the numbers, as they can change due to last minute hiccups. We need to get to a place that has parking, clean loos, place to relax and chat and hygienic food. A scenic location would be a bonus.

I suggest CCD just before the Lt turn (for Bangaloreans) at km 160 from our stating point which ticks all the boxes and has a HP pump attached. I haven't been to this CCD so anyone who has, could comment. The location is here https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/...0ecf2b80fd0a96

Here we just order what you want, pay accordingly, and not have a huge bunch of people waiting in line at the buffet table. Of course it will not be an elaborate meal but it offers flexibility to everyone.
If you don't guarantee, you don't get a private buffet where the 'Q' is just us.

The idea of a buffet was to streamline lunch eliminating multiple orders and delayed service normally associated thereto.

Bans, per their website, has all your boxes ticked. Yes, it has it's fair share of detractors on Trip Advisor.


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CCD is CCD. Standard levels of coffee and snacks, clean loos. Sounds like a better plan than a dodgy three star hotel buffet like bans. Thanks for the idea

Could also pick an a2b enroute if people prefer meals instead of rolls and puffs for lunch, eg bp ghar dhaba a2b near the krishnagiri toll plaza
"Dodgy" ? Have used Bans as a pit stop enroute to Tirupati and found it satisfactory. Haven't been there since the water park was added.

Hserus, 110 kms approx. from Chennai, after paying toll (plaza name ?) you have to take a right turn under flyover towards Walajah, Ranipet to Chittoor on NH 4. Options suggested not available on this route.

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Plenty of CCD and much better roads on the vellore krishnagiri hosur run - ccd and a2b available near krishnagiri.

Also guys, sorry but my trip is off. My son's admission process suddenly turned up an interview to be scheduled "sometime over the weekend".
Tilt would vouch for the scenic drive on NH 4, his preferred route, 2-lane notwithstanding. To each his own.


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So what should I interfere, the drive is on or not.

@Phamilyman, I too may join as my 8 month old son is enjoying every bit of our long drives.
Still placing my self in the tentative list as of now.

Regards,
Maverick79.
The drive is on. Join if your heart is in it.

Phamilyman has pmed to inform his son is unwell and therefore cant join.

Missus Raaj KS prefers overnighters and sought to be excused.

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I meant this one before the Tirupati Left turn.
And as heserus says CCD is standard and clean. Of course puffs and rolls and coffee is tho only fare.

Is there an Adigas or A2B around Chitoor? Which would be a fine idea too.
If the options suggested above were available, it would certainly have been considered.

For want of better alternatives, Bans remains the best bet.

However if the pvt buffet per head tariff is not acceptable, there is always a-la-carte.

Cheers !


Updating the list, as at 2.00 pm, today:

Confirmed:

A. Bangalore

1. RSudarsanan
2. Abirnale (Riding)
3. SunnyBoi - s10/ZMA
4. pradyblr + 1
5. Diesel_convert + 1 gtx / rapid
6. Muralidhar Rao + 1 - i20
7. tilt + 1 - i20
8. Akshay S - (abirnale pillion!..... just kidding) Fiesta sport
9. Goandude + 1 Ninja 650
10. KiloAlpha - Ford Figo Tortoise
11. datvichrox2 + 1 - THAR Crde
12. Thumping Soul + 2 + 1 Infant
13. Mohit - Classic 350


B. Chennai

1. srinath.s + 1 - K10

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Also guys, sorry but my trip is off.
Sorry guys. With noone else for company from Chennai, I guess I will also pull out.
Bangaloreans, have fun . And please post pics of the meet.

Next time, maybe.
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I have to pull out too. Sorry.
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Also guys, sorry but my trip is off.
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Sorry guys. With noone else for company from Chennai, I guess I will also pull out.
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I have to pull out too. Sorry.
Guess that's just the way the cookie crumbles.

We're sorry too and will miss you chaps.

Nevertheless, the drive must go on.

Updating the list, as at 6.00 pm, today:

Confirmed:

1. RSudarsanan
2. Abirnale (Riding)
3. SunnyBoi - s10/ZMA
4. pradyblr + 1
5. Diesel_convert + 1 gtx / rapid
6. Muralidhar Rao + 1 - i20
7. tilt + 1 - i20
8. Akshay S - (abirnale pillion!..... just kidding) Fiesta sport
9. KiloAlpha - Ford Figo Tortoise
10. datvichrox2 + 1 - THAR Crde
11. Thumping Soul + 2 + 1 Infant
12. Mohit - Classic 350
13. KarthikK - tjet

Ahem, baker's dozen .

Lunch constrained to a-la-carte basis

Cheers
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The drive manifest, as at 10.45 pm, tonight:

Confirmed:

1. RSudarsanan - 320d
2. Abirnale (Riding)
3. pradyblr + 1
4. Diesel_convert + 1 gtx / rapid
5. Muralidhar Rao + 1 - i20
6. tilt + 1 - i20
7. Akshay S - Fiesta sport
8. KiloAlpha - Ford Figo
9. datvichrox2 + 1 - THAR Crde
10. Mohit - Classic 350
11. KarthikK - tjet

See you all tomorrow
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The drive manifest, as at 5.45 am, this morningt:

Confirmed:

1. RSudarsanan - 320d
2. Abirnale (Riding)
3. Zebo (photo finish entry)
4. Diesel_convert + 1 gtx / rapid
5. Muralidhar Rao + 1 - i20
6. tilt + 1 - i20
7. Akshay S - Fiesta sport
8. KiloAlpha - Ford Figo
9. datvichrox2 + 1 - THAR Crde
10. Mohit - Classic 350
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11. KarthikK - tjet (may join, circumstances permitting )

Exit:
3. pradyblr (sick - get well soon)

See you chaps in a while.....

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Confirmed:

1. RSudarsanan - 320d
2. Abirnale (Riding)
3. pradyblr + 1
4. Diesel_convert + 1 gtx / rapid
5. Muralidhar Rao + 1 - i20
6. tilt + 1 - i20
7. Akshay S - Fiesta sport
8. KiloAlpha - Ford Figo
9. datvichrox2 + 1 - THAR Crde
10. Mohit - Classic 350
11. Zebo - GT Tdi
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12. KarthikK - tjet (may join, circumstances permitting )
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How was the drive guys? Awaiting pics.
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Old 5th January 2015, 13:21   #41
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Destination Chittoor ! The drive had to go on. So it did, despite minor hiccups that preceded it.

Closure of the water park literally set the cat amongst the pigeons.

That flutter, however, turned out to be a non starter as unexpected
compulsions conspired to prevent Chennai Bhpians (some Bangalore causualities too) from the drive, who came close to making it happen.

But then, there's always many "a slip between the cup and the lip" and we took it in our stride.

Jan 04, Sunday dawns and all the Chittoor aficionados promptly zeroed in, on the dot, on the service road in front of ITI colony, Dooravaninagar.

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Meet and greet pleasantries exchanged.
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Then it was off for breakfast.
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Kamat Upchar, the designated eatery was closed, so we drove further up to CCD to quell hunger pangs.
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Super bikes grab attention
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Breakfast done, off to Chittoor
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The regroup at the turn off to Tirupati, just before arriving at Bans
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The Bans welcome
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Fortunately, Bans did not turn out to be dodgy as speculated.

It had parking
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clean loo (sorry no pic.)

place to relax and chat
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and hygienic food (the taste of Andhra sadly lacking, tho' )
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scenic location (a bonus)
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All boxes ticked. Guess, it's ok for a venue, in these parts.

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Post lunch siesta
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Vimal strums for us
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Soon it was time to head back.
Homeward bound...
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A day well spent. Byes at Lanco toll Plaza.
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Until the next drive, ciao.....

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I was craving long for a riding holiday and this was just on time. Must say like every other overnighter drive Ravi organises, this was no-nonsense, pure fun drive!

First time I had such an amazing riding company with Mohit. Thanks buddy for encouraging me to take out the bike. While all the cars did triple digit safe runs on Bangalore - Mulbagal 4 lane highway, we enjoyed the sedated riding on our bikes! It was first time I did 200+ Km riding in a day after a gap of 12 long years! Looks like i can take more!

All the eyes were on road, so no special pics from me. And a big thank you to everyone we met and enjoyed together on this drive!

The only pic I got is on our return leg where Zebo set the pace of this return drive so well, everyone made their way effortlessly through the Sunday evening incoming traffic to City!

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Me and Mohit had a heck of fun ride squeezing safely through the twisties of Mulbagal-Chittore single lane road! This pic is taken by Jayanth (Diesel_Convert)'s navigator -

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And of course, looking forward to next ride/ drive!
Ye dil manage more!
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Wow, the meet seems to have gone really well . Hope you guys had fun!

Sigh. Missed it this time. Hope to make it the next time around!
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