Zombie Drive - Saturday night - 1st Mar 2014 (and early morning 2nd Mar)
Although lot of us love the zombie-drive format of the meet, somehow one did not happen for ages. Then with a really short notice, one clicked a week back.
We were supposed to meet at Reclamation at 11pm. I started horribly late, picked up minimalist from Powai and was joined by Shenoy brothers in their Zukie. We did go through the new terminal at the airport and experienced the new SAR road. To avoid the jam due to flyover work on WEH, Akshay (minimalist) took us through Bandra internal roads. Me as well as Aditya were completely lost by the end of it.
By the time we reached, it was past 11:30pm and everybody was just rearing to go. Stopped just to say a quick hi to a few.
PlatzaTurbo's A4. Dippy was riding shotgun with him.
Yogi and wife.
ArunShekhar and cutie.
Rohan's 530D? A policeman shooing us away.
We quickly started towards the Sea-link.
That's VVB just before the toll.
The sea-link beautifully clicked by Akshay.
A long straight.
Practically drove in a convoy from Worli onwards till SoBo.
Saw a familiar Linea.
That's Raj. He joined us for a drive barely 2 weeks after a surgery.
The GT Tsi twins. Mango_pal and Esma1981.
A quick catch-up in front of VidhanBhavan to sort out a confusion about where to stop.
We all went to Horniman circle.
The buildings in this part of the town are beautiful.
Desmosedici dropped in to say hi.
Akshay1234, Karan and a few more joined in. We realized that there is not enough space to line-up all cars.
We moved to the next building, but this drunkard (the one on the left) was hell-bent on extracting some money from us and slept on the road just to block our perfect line-up. VVB tried to reason with him, but we asked him to let go. We somehow squeezed all cars in the remaining space.
After the SGNP bicycle ride, we hadn't done a longish ride together. Did exactly that today morning. Dodge_Viper, AdiShenoy, SiddarthDeb, Sa_Kiran, minimalist, SDP and a couple of friends. Rode from Thane/Mulund to Gateway of India and then to Kyani near Metro. Cartman and PlatzaTurbo joined by car directly at Kyani.
Here are some pics from the day:
Started at 5:20am from Mulund.
6:15am: First break at Priyadarshni.
7:15am: Reached Gateway Of India.
The Taj Heritage.
Adi joined in with his new RockRider 5.1
We started towards Kyani - a famous Irani cafe.
The Meru cab photobombed the group photo.
Egg-Burjee, brun-maska, bun-maska, grilled sandwiches, watermelon-juice and tea
Cartman and friend.
PlatzaTurbo joined in...
..and took Adi's new RockRider for a spin.
Adi seemed quite happy with the exchange.
Started back around 9:30am. The road below freeway provided some shade.
Reached home just after 11:30am.. after clocking around 72kms!
Hmmm ...Kyani and Co. Long time since I had their mutton patties. Looking at all the biking shots reminded of the Himalayan momuntain biking expidition I am going to miss this year.
Being a relatively new member here, I hope to join these meets sometime soon with my friend Accius.