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Old 4th March 2013, 08:34   #16
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Good one DudeWithaFiat! Reminds me that I gotta plan a trip sometime this year atleast! Used to study at Srivi and used to ride to & frm every other week. The roads were great from that era ( 10 plus years back). We are yet to see such roads in Kerala.

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Thanks Dude for the inspiring review. I am planning to take the same route in April, but on four wheels. This is better than the Nagercoil - Madurai one right?
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Dear DudeWithaFiat - good travelogue there, thanks. This reminds me of the trip that wifey and I made in November 1999, driving a Premier Padmini all the way from Mumbai to Calicut via Goa and Mangalore (Mumbai to Mangalore, 1000 kms in one day, on 09 November 1989), then going from Calicut to Coimbatore, then on to Kodaikanal and back to Calicut via Coimbatore, leaving the car in Calicut and flying back to Mumbai. We stayed at Kodaikanal at a very cute hotel having only 4 rooms, the memories of the Kodai lake and the rose garden next to it come flooding back! Thanks.

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Quite an exhaustive road trip mate, the photos adding to the tone of a wonderful description of your travel. Appears that you folks enjoyed the road trip.
So the journey was something like this? Batalagundu - Uslampetti - Rajapalayam - Thenkasi - Thenmala
Would these route be through the ghats/twisties?
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Very well depicted travelogue, loved reading every bit of it, nice pictures to go with the narration, thanks for sharing. Brings back the memories of the bike trips that I used to do way back in the 90's on my trusty steed the Yamaha RX 100 which I still possess !
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That is a wonderful travelogue to a wonderful destination Kodai!
Me and my friends had been there from Mysore in december '12 on our bikes too. Total trip was 86 0km including local sightseeing.
Here are some pics. The one in the blue p220 is me. This is our longest single trip yet.
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Good one DudeWithaFiat! Reminds me that I gotta plan a trip sometime this year atleast! Used to study at Srivi and used to ride to & frm every other week. The roads were great from that era ( 10 plus years back). We are yet to see such roads in Kerala.

Loved the bullet's pic.
Thanks JKDas. Every other week? I envy you

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Thanks Dude for the inspiring review. I am planning to take the same route in April, but on four wheels. This is better than the Nagercoil - Madurai one right?
I haven't travelled the Nagercoil - Madurai route, so I am not sure which one is better mate. Sorry about that. Have you checked with HVKumar, I'm sure he can help you figure out the route.

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Dear DudeWithaFiat - good travelogue there, thanks. This reminds me of the trip that wifey and I made in November 1999, driving a Premier Padmini all the way from Mumbai to Calicut via Goa and Mangalore (Mumbai to Mangalore, 1000 kms in one day, on 09 November 1989), then going from Calicut to Coimbatore, then on to Kodaikanal and back to Calicut via Coimbatore, leaving the car in Calicut and flying back to Mumbai. We stayed at Kodaikanal at a very cute hotel having only 4 rooms, the memories of the Kodai lake and the rose garden next to it come flooding back! Thanks.

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Thanks for the kind words sir!. I have a mint S1 which I am planning to take to Trivandrum (from Kochi) this month or May after fixing a few niggles.

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Quite an exhaustive road trip mate, the photos adding to the tone of a wonderful description of your travel. Appears that you folks enjoyed the road trip.
So the journey was something like this? Batalagundu - Uslampetti - Rajapalayam - Thenkasi - Thenmala
Would these route be through the ghats/twisties?
Thanks mate. Yes, we did enjoy the trip and another one (most probably TVM to Ooty) is in the pipeline. A little of ghats and twisties around Thenmala. Its plain roads after that and the next set of twisties start from about 20kms before reaching Kodai. That last stretch is a 100% 'twisty' stretch

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Very well depicted travelogue, loved reading every bit of it, nice pictures to go with the narration, thanks for sharing. Brings back the memories of the bike trips that I used to do way back in the 90's on my trusty steed the Yamaha RX 100 which I still possess !
Thanks Kannan. Good to hear you still have the RX100. I have my old Pulsar that I have decided to keep in my possession for as long as I live.

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That is a wonderful travelogue to a wonderful destination Kodai!
Me and my friends had been there from Mysore in december '12 on our bikes too. Total trip was 86 0km including local sightseeing.
Here are some pics. The one in the blue p220 is me. This is our longest single trip yet.
Thanks Sharc_biker. Nice pics and nice helmets. Hope you guys had a wonderful time.

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Thanks for the kind words sir!. I have a mint S1 which I am planning to take to Trivandrum (from Kochi) this month or May after fixing a few niggles.
Dear DudeWithaFiat - I would love to see the pictures of your mint S1 fiat. Can you post them, please?

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Dear DudeWithaFiat - I would love to see the pictures of your mint S1 fiat. Can you post them, please?

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Here is one.

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This pic was taken about a little over an year back.
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Here is one.

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This pic was taken about a little over an year back.
She is adorable mate. Sweet S1.
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