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Old 16th July 2007, 15:28   #1
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A long weekend was on my way (sat and sun)... And ofcourse this meant I would be riding somewhere, to some fogged up cold hills on sunday alone... After somehow spending the whole of Saturday trying to bring my lappy back to life, I decided to venture out into a new place the next day, ie, yesterday, Sunday...

After stuffing myself with a healthy breakfast, I head out towards Panvel via the Palm beach road. With no particular destination in mind, at Panvel, I took a right and joined the Mumbai-Goa highway.

Had heard a lot about this highway.. Smooth tarmac, great views



Little hills made sure I was a happy rider



One of my fav SUVs available in India : The mammoth Audi Q7



After Pen, left the highway and a took a straight towards Alibaug. The inital few kms are bad, with lot of rough patches, but soon the roads turns smooth and hills start



I hit Alibaug around 65kms from my place. Rode thru the city to the beach but was disappointed a lot : the usual tourist and no place to take my Bike right upto the beach. Turned around and headed towards Kashid, another 35-40kms away. But around 5kms from Alibaug, I noticed a lil road going towards the sea. Took this, and within a km, I could see the sea in front of my eyes. GREAT. And hardly any tourist. AWESOME.

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The waves were quite high and I didnt want them to swallow my bike. Hence parked it at a safe distance






I have made it a point to ride to atleast one good place every month. Last month it was Mumbai-Lonavala-Amby Valley-Mumbai and this month it was Mumbai-Alibaug-this beach-Mumbai.. Next month?
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Nice pics. Looks like you had a great ride and a great time to go with it. Doesn't it get boring all by yourself?
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Nice pics Bunny. You sure do enjoy your weekends.
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jyobeb : hmm.. not exactly. I have been riding all my life with fellow bikers (last 4yrs or so..). Riding alone is a welcome change sometimes
mclaren : thanks pal. This is the best way to spend a lonely sunday!
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Roads looks very neat and clean, covered with dense forests
Good pics..
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Nice lonely trip, it certainely is a welcome change. The pics are also very nice, i liked the one where the bike is parked near the beach, with those tall trees behind and pic is snapped in an angle, good pic.

btw, which bike is that?
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Bunny the pictures do absolute justice to your adventurous trip.

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thanks all

mobike : ur id is mobike and it comes as a surprise that u dont recognise the bike. Its the hero honda Karizma!
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mobike : ur id is mobike and it comes as a surprise that u dont recognise the bike. Its the hero honda Karizma!
Thought so, but the bike looks a bit different with the paint shade and all. I was a biker a few years ago and still bike sometimes ( Pulsar) and this id stuck to me since then. Now more of a mocar
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while i was based in pune some months back, i always wanted to visit this place.
for pune guys, take the expressway till khopoli. Get off the expressway and drive to Pen (28kms). Leave the mumbai-goa highway and ask for directions to alibaug (another 25-26kms). But i hated the alibaug beach. Drive towards kashid/malad and around 5-6kms from Alibaug, u will see a little road going straight towards the sea side. take this. this road leads to the place shown in the pics
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Nice trip there.. Even I was planning a trip from Pune to Kashid.

OT: Why is the beach sand dark? Is it like this all along the coastline?
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spadival : yeah, the water was quicky dirty. even i was surprised!
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Bunny bhai,

Wonderful writeup, and excellent pics!

So, whats the ride for next month?
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Bunny .. Nice pics once again !!! Also now that u not a true blue bachelor any more ... hoping that your wifey shares the same passion for 2 wheels as you do --- wud be sad to lose out on details of ur various trrips that you do through the year .

Cheers

PS -- where u headed next week end -- decided ??
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Nice pics Bunny, Amazing to see some nice smooth state roads in MH... It was indeed awesome...

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