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Old 23rd September 2010, 16:07   #16
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You have lived up to your 'handle'-Nimble..... , your nimbleness with words has hooked me on to the log! I did this trip last Dec when I went to Goa-the roads were great all the upto Gorkana after that it was pretty potholed till Karwar and add to it the hillside felt like filling the holes by landsliding. Your car looks great.
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Old 23rd September 2010, 16:45   #17
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@anand: Not at all. It's good to get ours facts right.
We could use your expertise.Had i known earlier, i would have asked you to plan my trip too..

If one is travelling beyond sagar (down the ghats) I think there are 3 routes.
1.Thru Mavingundi-jog - very bad road especially for low GC cars (as of sep 2010)

2.Thru Sagar-Siddhapur-Doddmane - fairly good road

3.Thru Sagar-Siris-Devimane - not sure.


And thank you guys for the comments. You are too kind
Please dont hesitate to post comments !
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Old 23rd September 2010, 16:47   #18
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Good start to the log and some really good pics of the roads. Your car looks really good too! Waiting for the rest to unfold.
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Old 23rd September 2010, 16:50   #19
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You have lived up to your 'handle'-Nimble..... , your nimbleness with words has hooked me on to the log!
Thank you Judemayne.I am not much of a writer though ( i do what I DO).
(still cant believe you guys like my crappy writing style)
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Old 23rd September 2010, 16:53   #20
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Thanks, and how is the stretch between Tarikere and Badravati? Typically this stretch gets too many potholes during monsoon. And these potholes are always surprise, because between a good patch suddenly appears the huge pothole!
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Old 23rd September 2010, 17:03   #21
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Thats indeed a nimble write up and am sure you would have enjoyed taking those Figo pictures everytime you clicked.

Looking at the pictures, I can certainly imagine, how eager were you to post this blog ... BTW its a nice write dude. Keep them coming....
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Old 23rd September 2010, 17:23   #22
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Thanks, and how is the stretch between Tarikere and Badravati? Typically this stretch gets too many potholes during monsoon. And these potholes are always surprise, because between a good patch suddenly appears the huge pothole!
That is exactly how it is.A sudden surprise of a pothole.
It's wierd - one lane is perfectly smooth and the other lane is bad.
Besides at some place even though the tarmac is perfectaly intact there would be a huge depression which you cannot make out untill you hit one.

Oh and i should warn : there's this one stretch of road (not sure where exactly but somewhere near talguppa) there's a stretch of very very bad road (no tarmac either) between two rail-crossing.
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Old 23rd September 2010, 18:38   #23
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Yep, I know.. thats just after Birur... and this stretch has never been repaired in long time...
Plannign to drive this route in Oct, thanks for the information nibleguru.
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Old 23rd September 2010, 18:51   #24
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We reached Sagar around 2:00 PM. Wifeís grandparentís house is bang in the middle of town (not that itís a huge city).We already had called up the grandparentís so it was no surprise that a hot sumptuous hot meal was waiting for us.
Hereís a funny incident that happened at grandparents house:(Please do take it with a pinch of salt)
Tradition is that, if your guest wastes some of the food then itís understood that they had a good meal
(as in they are fully fed and cannot have any more so .waste the food).
My style, on the other had , of having a meal is to eat everything in the plate ..VERY FAST (yet another reason for my obesity).
Also I donít like to waste food.So, as soon as I finished, they put in more food. (Nobody listens to your protests).
This continued till I was left with no choice but to waste some food (to show I was full)
And you know how grandparents are : If you ask for 1 you get 3 !
The initial plan was to have our meal and then 10 mins later continue driving.
Because we didnít want to be late and the ďghatĒ section starts from Sagar.
(And you donít want to be in the deserted ghat at night or with a flat tyre )
As soon as I finished my heavy meal my eyelids got heavier and heavier and soon (according to my wife) I was loudly snoring!!
Wife wake me up around 5:00 PM and we hastily bid our thanks and good byes to the grandparents ( earned 500 bucks  for falling to their feets) as left.
Serene and green WESTERN GHATS :
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Old 24th September 2010, 12:06   #25
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Here's some more pics of the lust green western ghats :
Monsoon Road Trip : Bangalore - Kumta-dscn0760.jpg

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Pothole or a pond ? (beats me !)
Monsoon Road Trip : Bangalore - Kumta-dscn0763.jpg

oh.how I wish i had a DSLR :(

I have exhausted out every possible settings in my nikon coolpix L21.
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Oh don't worry, that'll continue. One has a DSLR and then the search for the right lens for this or that continues. Welcome to the never ending quest, that's life.

The pictures are great, you're doing great without a DSLR I guess

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oh.how I wish i had a DSLR :(

I have exhausted out every possible settings in my nikon coolpix L21.[/quote]
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The pictures are great, you're doing great without a DSLR I guess
Thanks airguitar.
And oh..yes i've heard of the infamous "Perfect DSLR" infinite loop.
But i'd still like to jump in the DSLR bandwagon
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Old 28th September 2010, 11:28   #28
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Western Ghats are absolutely breath-taking. You see green everywhere. And the mist adds to the beauty. One could just stop for a minute and enjoy the silence.

See for yourself to believe what I just said:
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Guru, lovely pics there! looking forward for more!
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@Nimble, I really liked when you said "earned 500 /- for falling at their feet!"

So true!

PS: See you on the Cooking thread of the forum.
Then on second thoughts I gather you will always be on the other side of the table!

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