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Old 26th February 2014, 18:31   #61
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Amazing. Loved your writing style. Definitely among the best logs we have here. Read word by word.
I hope & wish you are writing further on this log.

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Old 26th February 2014, 19:00   #62
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I reached Balasore at the dot of 7:00 p.m.

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It was decided that Manas would drive in front of me and I would tail him till Kharagpur from where the roads are again good.

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That night I could have been killed. Or robbed. And I donít want to imagine anymore.
NH 60 from Balasore to KGP is a single carriageway now as the other lane has been totally dismantled and is being newly relaid. I have been through this stretch many times in the last few months but the present single lane is a concrete one. Though there are many speed breakers except for couple of rough patches here and there the road is in okay condition of what i have experienced. The diversions are rough but are well marked except the last diversion towards Balasore before the huge flyover.

The stretch is a bit lonely but i have not heard about any robbery or any untoward incident till now.

Great writeup which is very well narrated. Eagerly waiting for the next update.

BTW,Where in kolkata is your home? I am also from kolkata.
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Old 26th February 2014, 19:36   #63
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Ten Thousand Thundering typhoons!-As Captain Haddock always said.

Exceptional! And did I say, you certainly write well!

That said, you could have actually planned it better. Had that debacle in Vizag not taken place, you would've reached earlier!

Well, well! It all depends upon fate, timing & a bit of luck I suppose!

Cheers!

Appereciate all this.

After all YOLO! ( For the uninitiated -You only live once!)

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Old 26th February 2014, 20:56   #64
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Absolute respect Pritam.

Others have already said it & I will just repeat it, but this is really a great achievement. Given the fact the you escaped a fatal accident just 3 months before this trip, hats off to your mental strength and persistance.

Obviously the travelogue has been really good till now and I am sure it will be really interesting to read it till the last post, but what I liked the most is opening post and your narration style. Undertaking this journey is one thing and presenting it here realistically is huge task. When it comes to pictures, I need not say anything because you are already a professional photographer.

Looking forward to your next post.

Thanks,
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Old 26th February 2014, 22:45   #65
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]If in case I had the wranglers now, I would have had a decent chance of getting through to the top 10 of the True Wanderers Contest!
Brag rights, you see!
If you still think my entry is worthy, you can vote for me at this LINK

The more I read your travelogue, the more I think you deserve to be on top of the pile on Wanderers. Did my bit buddy. Voted Twice for you and also have propagated your blog and link to every person I know vaguely in love with an automobile . All the best ....

Keep the posts coming, your blog has taken me pillion from Bangalore to Kolkatta and what a ride its been....
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Old 26th February 2014, 22:51   #66
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Preetham, the way you have tailed up the 2nd part of the story makes me feel the real life riding that you had encountered.

Too realistic way of description. Enjoyed this edition and waiting for the 3rd day...Soon.
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Old 26th February 2014, 22:57   #67
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Adding one more thing in my comment.. Preetham, You sure will increase 200NS sale buddy.I feel this will be the best marketing that NS have ever received too. What else do you require Bajaj for boosting up your sales?
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This is one of the craziest travelogues I have come across any where. 1100+kms on the second day is an incredible feat. Kudos to your endurance.

Waiting for the remaining part of your journey. Glued to this thread and rating it 5 stars..

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Old 27th February 2014, 06:46   #69
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Discounting the fact that you are my big brother, this is ,by far and away, one of the most astonishing travelogues I have come across on this forum. 8400 kilometers on 4 wheels is an extremely daunting aspect, so I can only imagine the strength and courage it must have taken to undertake this journey on 2 wheels. Everyone who has heard this story had only one thing to say: "This is an adventure of a lifetime, and hats off to him for doing this". I tip my hat to you too. Respect!
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This is way beyond my imagination! To attempt such a ride and that to all alone, deserves huge respect .Love the way you bond with your machine. Eagerly awaiting the rest of the story.
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Wow! Dude your writeup is as good as the trip. This is the first thing I read after reaching office. You seem to keep your readers hooked onto you. Feels like I did the trip along with you. Amazing and eagerly waiting for the rest of the days. Keep 'm coming.
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Amazing feat. Next time do check the Iron butt Association. You might easily get into one of the categories
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Rajahmundry – Kolkata via Vizag, Gopalpur, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Balasore, Kharagpur
Roads Taken: NH5 – NH60
Total Distance: 1110 Kms
Total Riding Time: Approximately 24 Hours
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END OF DAY 2
!!You drove, You wrote, You conquered!! Extreme expedition and brilliant write-up.

Your write-up makes me feel as if I'm on my bull riding with you and experiencing your travails first-hand.

Eagerly waiting for the next leg of the tour from Kolkata. Take me for the ride!!

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Old 27th February 2014, 14:05   #74
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8407 Kms | 15 Days | 15 States | 2 Wheels | 1 Bike | 1 Soul - Jaw dropping!! Still dropped. trying to hold it up.
But you found Bliss between Mum & Dad!! heaven in itself.
Kudos my friend that is one great write up! and one hell'uva trip.
Keep it coming please, my jaw will close only after you finish!

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This just keeps getting better Preetam, Day one looked to be much better when compared to Day 2. Glad that you made it through without any major issues & had fun too.

Eagerly waiting for more.

Respect!! to you & to Bumble bee.
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