Day 3: Ooty to Kodaikanal (250km)

  <<Day-2 : Shimoga to Ooty (520kms) Route : Wellington (Ooty) – Kotagiri -Udumalpet – Kodaikanal (250km) After riding for 17 hours on previous day, we had decided to start the day a bit late and we left Wellington at 11 am. Riding around Wellington we saw the first glimpse tea plantation. We were climbing down the […]

Day 2: Shimoga to Ooty (520 kms)

<<Day-1 : Pune to Shimoga (630km) We left our hotel at 6.45 am in the morning, around 30 mins late than what we had planned for. The delay was due to the hotel staff packing our sandwiches as breakfast before we left. Once the parcel was handed over, we quickly left. The sunlight was still […]

Day 1: Pune – Shimoga (630km)

<<One Crazy Idea (Pune – Kanyakumari – Pune motorcycle ride plan) 2-Jan 2016:- It was less that 24 hours and I was still running around collecting small items that were required for the ride. By 10 PM, I was done with dinner but thanks to the excitement level, I somehow managed to shut down my […]

One Crazy Idea (Pune – Kanyakumari – Pune motorcycle ride plan)

In July 2015, during our Mahabaleshwar ride; I happened to mention my dream of riding to Kanyakumari (the southernmost tip of India and back) to Tushar and Shohrat over lunch break. I uttered and forgot about it, but Shohrat didn’t. He went back home and for next couple of months laid down a detailed plan […]

Pune to Hyderabad: Part 3

Note:- The following article is based on my experience from September 2013, my first ever inter city bike ride. Post tea break somewhere close to Bidar, I started again. It was 4.30ish and I had covered 450 km or so. Hyderabad was still 100 odd km away. The road continued to stay miserable with crater […]

Pune to Hyderabad: Part-2

[Note:- The following article is based on my experience from September 2013, my first ever inter city solo bike ride.] Post lunch, I was on the bike again. It was a 2 way road, mix of long stretches, up and down hills with twist and turns. And as I had hoped and prayed earlier, the […]

Pune to Hyderabad: Part-1

Note:- The following article is based on my experience from September 2013, my first ever inter city bike ride. After riding my 150cc Honda Unicorn for good 8 years I decided to let go and welcomed the 223cc Hero Karizma.  While I was getting comfortable with my new ride, the folks in the office were […]

Pune to Goa : Amboli Ghat to Goa !

{The is the 3rd and the last part in continuation to “The time on the Highway”} As planned, I halted for lunch at a hotel opposite to the “Goa Ways”. Soon I re-started my journey on the not so wide 2 way road towards Amboli. The road was not as great as the AH-47, but what […]

Pune to Goa : The Start…

I came back from the office on usual time but with a big wide smile on my face. Swati had made the food preparations and ensured that I eat early and go to sleep “before before” time. I was never good at planning and always kept everything for the last minute till it scared the […]