Awesome ride.. 15 bikes..
A surfing festival is going on in Covalong beach near mahabalipuram. Royal enfiled is one amoung the sponsers. So every dealer was requested to arrange for a ride from thier show room. I have got this message from Sri Velavan Motors, Virugambakkam last week and I confirmed my participation.
We all gathered at show room on sunday morning around 6.30. Except couple of people, all were proper riders. Everyone of them were with proper gears like Jerkin, Glouse, Mask, knee pad (dont know what they call it). Everyone of them has either Thunderbird, Classic, electra or standard. Mine was the only white.
All started at 6.45/7am from the show room. From Virugambakkam took Miot Hospital - Guindy - Raj bhavan - Mathyakailash (Few people joined here) - Then vroomed to mahabalipuram. It was amazing to hear that thapt thapt sound of all 15 bikes. It was kind of convoy and most people followed (A leader goes in front whom all follows and a sweaper comes in the last to make sure all are going as per plan and safely).
After Mayajal toll gate, I think most of the people were maintained 100 or above that. Especially the road were wide and most of the stretch was with 4 way with median in middle (The best part is they have straightened most of the bends).
Had breakfast at Mahabalipuram and then back to covalang. Nothing much to tell about the festival since we (I) do not know abc
about surfing, except for some nice visuals (
). Clicked some pics. Guys had a nice dance for folk music (I made a mistake of shooting a entire vidoe in wrong side of camera, where the entire shoot was facing the sky hehe and that was the best dance.).
Had tough time to take our bikes out of parking area (which was full of sea sand) everyone struggled. Luckily Royal enfield has some youngsters who can help others to pull their bike our (Did n't click pics or shoot this, which I should have done
Took some pictures of bikes (till now not much pics with bike) and started from there around 12.30. Most of the people left the convoy on the way and we around 6 people reached Ashok Nagar. Refreshed ourselves and departed to our houses.
Totally awesome trip.
There was another ride planned to Kolli malai this weekend. I may not be able to make since i have office on Saturday and also permission from home minister may not get sanctioned.
Hope to have another one day drive.