On Sunday the 7th of Feb our Group had planned a Flag off ride, i was away from home and will be for another 3 months as a distant property we have has some issues, so sorting it out. The place where iam stationed now is called SIRSI ( Karnataka) a land of Arecanut ( Supari)
so my friends had planned a Ride as we do every month, and last month i couldnt join them due to my work schedule, This time around everybody wanted me to come, though i felt that if i ride, it would be a hectic one day ride, Why ???
The ride was From Mangalore-Madikeri- Kushalnagar- Sight seeing--- Harangi Dam-- return to Mangalore
however for me the ride would be from
Sirsi-- Mangalore--Madikeri- Kushalnagar--Sight seeing--- Harangi Dam-- Mangalore--return to Sirsi
A total of 956 kms in 24 hours. not that its not doable its doable provided you dont waste time sightseeeing, however this ride was pure sightseeing and photography ( just to carry the memory of the ride home, none of is a professional photographer)
so the ride was planned and as everyone had forced me, Also we had come out with official Flag for our club and this was the flag off ride, so even i didn't want to say a No..
hence the ride started, my friends were starting the journey at 6:30 that meant i need to start my journey well in advance as i had to cover 265 kms to reach Mangalore...
Saturday night the discussion on the ride happened and everybody asked me to join them and being a flag off ride even i felt that as a club member it was my responsibility to participate.
so Saturday came from work at around 10:00 had food and went off to sleep, while sleeping had kept the alarm and as everyday i had put my phone on silent.
i was supposed to start my ride by 2:30 A.M. Sunday Morning, however started the journey when i finally woke up 3:30 as my daughter woke me up as she wanted water, A big thanks to her for being my Alarm.
so as i was already late got ready in a Jiffy and by 4:00 A.M was ready and fired ATOM he woke up roaring in the silent morning hours ( I'm Sure my neighbors would have cursed me )
Started the journey towards Mangalore, With Full on music in the ears and atom was singing his favorite song Dug--dug--dug--dug. and the speedo showed the speed to be somewhere close to the 90km/h range. nothing much on this ride as it was dark. Had messaged my friends that i would be late by an hour, Atom was munching Kms as if he hadnt had breakfast... I reached Mangalore by 7:00 A.M. and after Flag off we started the Ride, by 7:15 we were riding to Madikeri and on the way at MANI another rider was joining us, we reached Madikeri by 10:00 A.M. its just 138 kms ride to madikeri, we stopped an hour for breakfast and Photoshoots.
After reaching Madikeri, one of our friends said he has a nice spot we can go to. so we go and find out that it is a deserted place with fantastic view, there was a deserted house as well. and while our photography was going on a man walked to us and asked, why we are here so on and so forth, Later we came to know from him that the deserted house is not a house but a govt office, it used to be railway booking office of Madikeri for Mysore division. A very nice place to click Pics.
After that we headed towards Kushalnagar , to vist the famous Harangi Dam, the ride to kushalnagar is a 30kms Ride from Madikeri, Once you enter Kushalnagar you have to take a left which leads you to HARANGI DAM..
will be continued .......
A Teaser Pic