Thursday, August 26, 2010

Passage to the COORG - Refreshed Memories

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. ~Author Unknown

The last time i visited this amazing place is around 4 years back, that time i didn;t had any bikes and with my colleagues and friend i spent good time on the new year eve. i have still those memories very green ..fact that it was very fun trip and amazing beauty around that place.

when the proposal came from our bikers to visit this place , i jumped with joy .. at the same time all my memories appeared like flash back, i was more happy for the reason that this time we are planning in bikes.

True fact is i am more of a true biker than a commuter .. there is a specific difference between a biker and commuter ..well u know wt i mean if u had any biking knowledge [not gonna discuss this now here :D]

Day 1
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As per the agreement , we decided to meet up near Bangalore university @6:00AM in the early hours of the weekend and plan to head towards Mysore from there towards Madekeri [Coorge dist] a total of 265KM.

That day i woke up early enough to get ready and after checking my bike and getting some cash .. i head up towards meeting point, the plan was to gather everyone at meeting point and after bike Document check start our journey.

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As i reached the venue , it was already 6:30AM and some guys already showed up and some are on the way , the trip was organized by Prax and he is too busy in riding to reach the venue and stopping to ans the calls on his mobile whenever any one calls him.

for our surprise Jhon and Ninja were too joined for the ride , as initially they are not confirmed for the ride, and for this ride we had few new comers also, so total 16 guys and 1 girl [deepa] gathered at the meeting point, and after a quick session of group riding ethics and document checks , we started our journey.

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A few guys also joined us till Maddur to give send off, when we reached the Maddur , we decided to take a break and have break fast to fill up our tummy's :D

Soon after the Break fast we had a quick photo session, before leaving for Mysore and Saying gud bye to fellas who come till here to Say happy journey to us.

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We started our journey in relaxed mode and as soon as we reached near to mysore we took a break, now we faced one unique problem .. Ninja .. who is riding as pillion on P220 started looking annoyed, usually he never like to ride as pillion and fact is just 2 days back he returned from his long jouney which he did in 20 days from B'lore to Leh [kashmir] on his bike. and he insisted that he wants to go back, and can't continue his journey as pillion... and after some bla..bla..things, finally he got to ride the bike and the journey continued till mysore infosys road.

For me from this point onwards was really a fun to ride, there are 2 reasons for it, first ..now the roads have been reconstructed compared to 4 years back what we had and the 2nd surrounding views are delight to the eyes.

As we headed nearer towards our destination, i was thrilled about the curves on the ghats that i can ride,.. its Nirvana when cool air rushes through ur face with breeze covers man and machine..and rushing joy throughout ur body with slight twist of ur right wrist ..telling ur bike to kick some more horses.
From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories


By the time we reached Kushalnagar it was already 2PM and first thing we did is to visit Buddiest Golden Temple, we had a very quick photo shoot and roaming around the temple .. and finally it was time to tame our tummy's

We had good food and lot of MoMo's [famous tibetian dish], it was first time i had Specific tibetian food , and frankly i loved it. after spending a good amount of time around Golden Temple, it was time to head towards our destination.
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By evening we reached curvy ghats of Madikeri and it started raining quitly .. and everyone enjoyed riding in rain , although we expected heavy rain that day ... to our surprise the whole day there was only drizzling occasionally.we reached the city in no time and to our resort.
soon we unloaded our stuffs in rooms and head towards terrace, the view from the terrace was really admirable.. with rain drizzling and sun going down in to cloudy mountains ..its worth to watch.
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In Night we spent good time with lot of activities and good food,..and some stories of adventures across india on two wheels with fellow members.it was already midnight past 2AM when i decided to go to sleep, and still many guys were having fun , don;t know exactly when they went to bed , but they are the one who woke up next day early morning.
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Day 2
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It was around 5:30AM i heard lot of noise ..and it was too cold to wake up so early .. and few min later i am sleeping already.. when i woke up it was 8:00AM .. and i just come out of my room only to find that only 4 lazy buggers are sleeping and rest of the guys disappeared .. i checked outside and most of the bikes were gone.. only few bikes were parked and rest were missing,..

Later we come to know that rest of the ppl went for Abbe falls which is pretty near to from the town, and few come back cursing the leeches :D.
by the time everyone back we 5 guys had a very nice hot water bath for hours ... and filled our tummy's with Idlies and Vada's.
From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories


after everyone gathered and had break fast .. we had a brief Photo session .. with lot of fun.. and still the rain gods are showing mercy on us ..and its only drizzling rain.
soon we said good bye to the place and head back, our idea was to reach Golden temple on the way back and have some more MoMo's and tibetian food on the way.
From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories

and with lot of breaks in between finally we reached to have lunch in Kushalnagar..and later spent some time wondering on our bikes around that place,then we head towards Mysore and from there towards B'lore.

when we reached Mysore.. we had 2 ppl waiting there who came all the way from B'lore to give company to us .. One person is our old frnd and other is this new girl. we rode till Maddur cafe day to take a small break before reaching our homes.
From Passage to Coorg - Refreshed Memories


For me .. it was like recalling all my previous memories relating to Coorg.. i felt like all those memories are just few days back rather a lengthy 4 years


Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window. ~Author Unknown

1 comments:

Kusum rao said...

Nice and informative blog. Me and my hubbie are also planning to hire a kinetic honda/activa when we visit coorg. It's something we would like to explore ourselves. I was wondering if the ride was safe along ghat roads as I would be riding in parts. Did you switch off the engine while going downhill? Just need some tips and wondering if there are many female riders on the there? Thanks.

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