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Old 1st August 2013, 13:10   #16
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Fantastic report EagleEye.
Now I know that apart from playing guitar and publicising the MAK umbrella, you also have a flair for writing!!

You have aptly supported the travelogue with fantastic pics, a few of them are wallpaper material. They say a story by themselves!!

Great going
Thanks bro. BTW what are you doing here? Don't you have an exam to write??

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Hello EagleEye & Swapsone,

Firstly let me be sorry for pulling out of the drive.

The pictures are really good & the saying goes true - Owners Pride & Other's Envy. The whether seems to be great for a day's outing & good to see Swapnil's son in good spirits for almost entire day.

Just a question, you have mentioned in opening post that in the morning you all pulled up at HP Petrol pump at Shahpur to fill fuel & check air pressure in tyres. But I believe it is not advisable to check air pressures when tyres are hot. I mean hot tyres will give incorrect readings in air pressure gauge.

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In the city I fill 30 psi for slightly more comfort. On the highway I prefer 32-33 for mileage.
So when we stopped at the pump, I checked the existing pressure in the tyres and asked the guy to fill 2-3 psi more. Incorrect readings wouldn't have affected anything then.
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Dear Eagle,

Read through the travelogue completely. Nice Place and scenery and not so nice roads, but that should never matter. A meet with bhpians is always refreshing. I would complain that the pictures were less, but I'm guessing you were driving.

Anymore meets planned ?

Drive safe.

Cheers.
Yup. There were many more pics that were clicked. My Pics will be posted by tonite on the original thread. But me too was expecting more pics from EagleEye.
And yes there are many more meets planned.

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Hello EagleEye & Swapsone,

Firstly let me be sorry for pulling out of the drive.

The pictures are really good & the saying goes true - Owners Pride & Other's Envy. The whether seems to be great for a day's outing & good to see Swapnil's son in good spirits for almost entire day.

Just a question, you have mentioned in opening post that in the morning you all pulled up at HP Petrol pump at Shahpur to fill fuel & check air pressure in tyres. But I believe it is not advisable to check air pressures when tyres are hot. I mean hot tyres will give incorrect readings in air pressure gauge.

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Thanks Jignesh, he did not trouble the entire day. and he is always happy whenever he is in the car.
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And I was thinking that I've added too many pictures.
Yeah there are more meets planned, let's see how it goes.
Hope to see some more TL from you then especially I'm waiting for Malshej Ghats if you guys have that in your list of planned meets.


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Yup. There were many more pics that were clicked. My Pics will be posted by tonite on the original thread. But me too was expecting more pics from EagleEye.
And yes there are many more meets planned.
Waiting for the pics and the travelogue on your next meet eagerly.

Cheers.
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Amazing pictures EagleEye. Sadly I had to miss this drive.

How bad are the roads from NH3 exit till Bhandardara?
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Amazing pictures EagleEye. Sadly I had to miss this drive.

How bad are the roads from NH3 exit till Bhandardara?
Fairly good. Except at the toll booth!
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Stunning travelogue and fantastic pics Amal. Brings back my Bhandardara Memories.

Lets catchup at the next Monsoon Drive.
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Amazing pictures EagleEye. Sadly I had to miss this drive.

How bad are the roads from NH3 exit till Bhandardara?
Thanks buddy.

The roads are pretty good uptill the point I have marked on the map.
After that it's just horrible.

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Stunning travelogue and fantastic pics Amal. Brings back my Bhandardara Memories.

Lets catchup at the next Monsoon Drive.
Thanks!
See you next time with your Gypsy.
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Thanks bro. BTW what are you doing here? Don't you have an exam to write??
Actually, I couldn't hold my excitemente as soon as I came to know that your travelogue is up.
So, took a break. And Boy!! Wasnt it worth!!!
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Yummy TL Eagle!

Great place and awesome pictures. Seeing this, we over here are itching for a drive. Book tickets ASAP.
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Fantastic travelogue EagleEye! Wanted to read every word and devour each picture before commenting. Just finished. Rated 5 stars.

Having done Bhandardara last year, I knew that for a day-trip, its a bit hectic. But seeing your excitement (and knowing that KMs don't matter much for petrolheads ), didn't really wanted to put a doubt in your mind.

I would have loved to do this drive alone or with my wife. Incidently another plan shaped up with my sister, parents and families of 2 cousins. So had to drop out of this drive on Saturday night.

Fantastic snaps, re-lived my last year's visit through your lens all over again. Which route did you guys take to the Randha falls? As far as I understand, you will have to go by the Bhandardara lake and Wilson dam. Did you take that route or take another route?

Have a few doubts, will discuss a few photo-processing related things when we meet next time.

Thanks for sharing!

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This is the second time I am going through the thread.
Truly an EPIC drive that was. Missed it! :(

Even the pics are as great as the drive was. Glad that you guys had fun. Looks like I need to plan a trip soon.
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Beautiful one guys! I still have only looked south of Pune. The Mumbai/Pune/Nasik region is another treasure trove for monsoon escapades. Hope to see all these places some day. Till then, will don your eyes.
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Yummy TL Eagle!

Great place and awesome pictures. Seeing this, we over here are itching for a drive. Book tickets ASAP.
I'll book, yes, but where's the plan??

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Fantastic travelogue EagleEye! Wanted to read every word and devour each picture before commenting. Just finished. Rated 5 stars.

Having done Bhandardara last year, I knew that for a day-trip, its a bit hectic. But seeing your excitement (and knowing that KMs don't matter much for petrolheads ), didn't really wanted to put a doubt in your mind.

I would have loved to do this drive alone or with my wife. Incidently another plan shaped up with my sister, parents and families of 2 cousins. So had to drop out of this drive on Saturday night.

Fantastic snaps, re-lived my last year's visit through your lens all over again. Which route did you guys take to the Randha falls? As far as I understand, you will have to go by the Bhandardara lake and Wilson dam. Did you take that route or take another route?
Thanks bhai.
Yes it was hectic, but it felt hectic only after I reached back home. While the drive was on it only felt great.
We did not go via the lake and Wilson dam. Since we had a local as a guide, he led us on a shortcut through some village roads.

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This is the second time I am going through the thread.
Truly an EPIC drive that was. Missed it! :(

Even the pics are as great as the drive was. Glad that you guys had fun. Looks like I need to plan a trip soon.
Thanks a lot! Hope to see you next time. And I hope I myself can join in for the next one.

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Beautiful one guys! I still have only looked south of Pune. The Mumbai/Pune/Nasik region is another treasure trove for monsoon escapades. Hope to see all these places some day. Till then, will don your eyes.
Why don't you join us one day from Bangalore?
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Didn't parrys and other biker friends join you guys?
I thought they were supposed to start a little earlier than you, but were part of the team.
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Didn't parrys and other biker friends join you guys?
I thought they were supposed to start a little earlier than you, but were part of the team.
He did mention that they were going to leave early, but we never heard from them after that. Since I didn't have his number, we couldn't coordinate.

Would like to hear from them about their ride.
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