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Old 9th July 2012, 13:38   #3721
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Again google maps at work which pointed us to take right. If you dont know the route and dont have google maps never try to attempt this route at all as the chances of getting lost are more and there is not even a single guy to help you.
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This is what happens if you ignore even a small weed while riding.
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Now we should be even more careful as we reach this passage.
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Checking google maps if we are on our way to vaderahalli lake.
You can even see abandoned house.
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A look at the path we had crossed, again pictures dont do any justice.
I feel tempted to buy hero impulse and do this terrain in a jiffy but again have to wait as honda is releasing a 250cc off roader .
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After looking at this terrain asked kaushik what if we had a flat tyre in mid of this jungle? he say "please, dont remind me even i am not prepared "

A pipeline in this area? something is fishy.
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On the way
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Now we join to much wider roads
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and see our Destination
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Old 9th July 2012, 14:21   #3722
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wow! you guys had fun, eh? how's that body ache coming?

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reminds me of the time i went mountain biking with my cousin in Boise. we drove up to the base of the hill in a Pathfinder with the cycles attached at the back. took out the cycles and started the climb. at the beginning it was bearable, but then the steep inclines started and my legs were getting weak. eventually, i ended up pushing my cycle up while my more experienced cousin rode it up. all the way up other bikers were clapping and encouraging my push-the-cycle effort

once we reached the top, i thought its over and i can finally rest; boy was i so wrong. that's when we started the bone-jarring decent - it was scarier that the ascent!! well, to make a long story short - i wasn't able to get out of the bed for two days!!

never touched a cycle after that *green grinning fella*
My cycle though its not geared has front and back shocks which saved me from bone-jarring rides i guess.

Trust me, When i got back to home had a quick shower and slept for 3hours thats it all my pains are vanished. Probably ancient exercise has helped me a lot here.

Have seen a lot of youtube videos regarding the same and yes it looks scarier. With right bike, gear and proper training it should be doable and fun and will be attemting it aswell.

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So bike hunting has started now, eh?
Yes mind-reader have already started.
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Old 9th July 2012, 14:39   #3723
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Nice pics there Rajeeb. Thanks for sharing. Yeah, those ups were difficult to manage with geared MTB too as it was all gravel and was loosing traction. Also I didn't wanted to risk a fall with my camera. Hardcore MTB guys would do those stretches easily I guess.
It was a nice refreshing ride and rides like this can be enjoyed more if there is company. Waiting for the next ride and hope brraj would soon get his MTB/hybrid . BTW, I still really can't believe that you could do the whole trip with that cycle. You can easily do 100kms if you get a better cycle for sure.

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Old 9th July 2012, 15:29   #3724
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Snap of steeds
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Wondering if its Granite stones
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Wide view of the lake
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Star of the trip - It was so light and easily rideable that we could lift it with just 2 fingers.
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Clear waters, Fresh air and Jungle ride made our day.
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Two steeds near the lake, while taking this snap saw a fish which jumped a feet high weighing atleast 1-1 1/2kg. This repeated in random places so could not take any snaps of it and no wonder we saw few professional anglers too.
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Old 9th July 2012, 16:03   #3725
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Riding in this narrow road was fun.
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Dont know why is this built for?
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Boating entrance
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You have coracle
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and boats
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Boats are tied to this wharf. We wanted to try boating but starts only at 10am so couldnt wait for that long and left the place.
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Last snap of lake before leaving.
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Handful of nuts supported till here and we were feeling hungry, To our luck there is no food joint nearby aswell.
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Awesome pics and a nice trip.

@ brraj - Is it possible for us to get there in our cars?? was thinking of a small off-road event here??
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We had a discussion weather we have to take kanakapura road or the route which we came by. Google maps indicated route which we have taken was the shortest and we decided to goahead because we were now hungry.

We started to walk with our bike after riding for some 3-4kms into the jungle as riding in loose sand is difficult and will eat up our energy faster. We even spotted elephant dung while returning.

Exactly at this place spotted a cute deer which crossed in a jiffy.
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Asked kaushik "If we spot a deer, chances are that leapords might be around. Right?" for this he says "I doubt" and starts riding faster than me .
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Me on my bike
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After returning to tarmac roads few people warned us not to do this again as it was a restricted area. We said 'OK' and left the place.
By this time we were starving for food to core and found this place to rejoice. Bought bananas each costing 5rs, damn even if it was 10rs i would have bought it at that time.

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After some rest we exchange our bikes to test each others ride.
Me riding a geared cycle.
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With in 10-15feet kaushik say "I cant ride a gearless cycle, i am tired".
We again exchange bike and to our luck we see a small hotel and ordered these. Poori is missing.
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After polishing off all the food we took some rest and left to our place.
All in all the adventurous ride was super fun.

At the end was surprised by the time i took to ride 30kms with in 4 1/2hrs which include breaks every 4-5kms, breakfast, google
maps searching and stops for clicks and all in a gearless cycle.
I hear from kaushik that professionals can ride at around 70-80kms/hr and cover 100kms easily.

Have already started searching for good hybrid geared bike which can do atleast 70kms/hr.

Over to kaushik, post the beautiful pictures you have captured.

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Old 9th July 2012, 18:31   #3728
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I'm still to download the pictures from my camera to the PC. Would try to post them soon.
70kmph on a hybrid might not be possible but experts can comment. I can take a safe guess that you would need a roadie (road bike/race bikes) and some good training to reach that speed. Many regular riders cover 100kms for their weekend rides and even more. For me it's difficult to ride that much now due to my weight and stamina but hopefully will be there soon.
About the Leopard, well, what I actually said was let's catch it :P

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@ brraj - Is it possible for us to get there in our cars?? was thinking of a small off-road event here??
I don't think you can take your off-roaders there unless you can find another route. We went thru a gated road and as we went early there were no one to stop us. But the main gate was locked near the factory we took our cycles thru the pedestrian gate. But this won't be a tough terrain for the off-roaders and even a Swift can make it thru that road (except obviously for the walking shortcut where we had to carry our cycles).
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Amazing photos and narration of the whole cycling trip raj. Kaushik, photos eagerly awaited. We should do this part again by walk (the part where cars can't enter).

guys, when is the next meet on 4 wheels? Long time since we had one. Was the Krishnagiri meet in beginning of May? Man, time really flies
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I'm still to download the pictures from my camera to the PC. Would try to post them soon.
70kmph on a hybrid might not be possible but experts can comment. I can take a safe guess that you would need a roadie (road bike/race bikes) and some good training to reach that speed. Many regular riders cover 100kms for their weekend rides and even more. For me it's difficult to ride that much now due to my weight and stamina but hopefully will be there soon.
About the Leopard, well, what I actually said was let's catch it :P

I don't think you can take your off-roaders there unless you can find another route. We went thru a gated road and as we went early there were no one to stop us. But the main gate was locked near the factory we took our cycles thru the pedestrian gate. But this won't be a tough terrain for the off-roaders and even a Swift can make it thru that road (except obviously for the walking shortcut where we had to carry our cycles).
Nice to read about the Charge of the Bicycle brigade missed it.

About 70kms and all, my friend did 140kms in 12hours on a hybrid, Bangalore to DD hills and back. Dude has lost so many kilos that im now inspired to lose the spare tyre around my tummy.

When is the next meet guys?
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Kindly ensure that you proof-read your posts prior to submission. Also, it would be a good idea to use spell-checkers.

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guys, when is the next meet on 4 wheels? Long time since we had one
What about Kanva Reservoir this saturday.

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When is the next meet guys?
I am doing it every sundays 6am-9am, let me know if you want to join.
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What about Kanva Reservoir this saturday.

I am doing it every sundays 6am-9am, let me know if you want to join.
Thanks will let you know shortly. That timing is great btw.
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so? are we meeting or what?
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so? are we meeting or what?
If you are ready? that makes 2 of us for the Kanva dam meet this saturday 4th.

These days, KarthikK calls for the meet but doesnt appear when some one organizes .
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