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Old 13th November 2014, 16:57   #526
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Last weekend went basically for a novice ride up and down Nandi Hills. Clocked some miles
Good Heavens. 132KM and you prefer to call it novice ride?

Even I brought the RR340 from Decathlon couple of months ago. Great bike. I prefer shorter rides in and around Electronic city and especially during weekends as there is less traffic. Can you please share more details of the ride and planning? Road bike would have been better choice I presume. How hard was it to do 100+ KM on a MTB? Please let me know the name of the app of which you have shared a screenshot.

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Good Heavens. 132KM and you prefer to call it novice ride?

Even I brought the RR340 from Decathlon couple of months ago. Great bike. I prefer shorter rides in and around Electronic city and especially during weekends as there is less traffic. Can you please share more details of the ride and planning? Road bike would have been better choice I presume. How hard was it to do 100+ KM on a MTB? Please let me know the name of the app of which you have shared a screenshot.

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There was no such planning, I went for an early morning ride, and since I was doing good time I decided to stretch it to the hills. This was the third time I rode this bike. Except the sun and dust, there was nothing much troubling me.

The app is google my tracks
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A video of the ride

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Last weekend went basically for a novice ride up and down Nandi Hills. Clocked some miles.
Max speed: 45.9? That must be surely on the hills. Great going Laluks. Wish you many more miles on your bike.
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Masinagudi Ooty Drive


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Day 02

Woke up early and got ready for an exploration drive. Everyone else was still sleeping. Idea was to retrace the route we got lost in 2005, some restricted areas.

By 06:00 I reached Civvy
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Civvy was enjoying the cold weather
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It was 14 degrees at Ooty, 330KMs, the previous days drive from Bangalore
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I took off to the restricted location as planned. I took the route towards Gudalur and en route I saw a board! Decided to check it out , found that everyone checks this place out. There were chai shop and plastic chai cups all around the place!!
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It's the reservoir of Kamaraj Sagar Dam
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Kamaraj Sagar Dam
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Continued with my onward journey
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Day 02

I took a detour towards Sholur.

The road winds through some tea plantation
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After a while reached Sholur

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What I liked was the greenery due to cultivation

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Day 02

Tea Plantation looks beautiful
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Woods are lovely, dark and deep
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But I have miles and miles to go
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Finally I reached Anger Board

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From here I started a drive to the restricted regions of Ooty
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You need permission from DFO to drive around further. There is a Forest Office ahead which will check your credentials. I would not be posting pictures, nor discussing further about this route.

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Day 02

After the exciting trace back of the lost road in 2005, I reached back the resort by 10:30AM. Breakfast was just about to close and rushed into take something to bite.

Both the families were at the restaurant, just finishing their breakfast. During the same we decided to go for a drive to Emerald Lake. By 11:30 we packed up and drove towards Emerald Lake.

We stopped en route at YellaKandi
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It was a beautiful sight

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Kiddies were all excited at the beauty
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Day 02

By 12:30 we reached the beautiful Emerald lake. In the last 10 years i guess this is easily the 10th visit to this lake

Civvy gets its exclusive parking
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Wifey and Civvy!

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Clicks for album
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Civvy likes the attention

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Destiny's Farm is around here
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Nice place to catch up!
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Some people even got packed lunch for a picnic!
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Uninterested

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Cute
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By 13:30 we drove back to Ooty via Ooty lake. There was mad rush scrambling to find parking lots and tickets for boat rides. We drove on, had lunch from a wayside hotel and reached resort early evening. Slept for a couple of hours.

Went for dinner around 20:00, restaurant was full, activities at full swing. We had an uneventful dinner and retired for the day.
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Different moods at Emerald lake over the past 10 years
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A video from the drive to Anger Board and beyond

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Wow , now i know what it's be on one of your trips driving in the Civic. The car sounds like a sports car. I noticed you driving pretty fast even on narrow roads , enjoying her to the limit :-). The road on the drive to Anger board was very narrow. What if some other vehicle would have come from the other side, i wonder how you guys would have passed !
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Wow , now i know what it's be on one of your trips driving in the Civic. The car sounds like a sports car. I noticed you driving pretty fast even on narrow roads , enjoying her to the limit :-). The road on the drive to Anger board was very narrow. What if some other vehicle would have come from the other side, i wonder how you guys would have passed !



Normally there will be shoulders somewhere and depending on who's near we do a reverse to help each other. Especially in the hills everybody helps, except some lone incidents of bruised egos and local might few will push you to make space - but those incidents were very rare.
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