DATE : 28/12/07
DAY : Friday
DESTINATION : Thiruthani
DISTANCE : 82 kms approx from my place (Anna nagar)
BIKE : Caliber
BIKERS: Vijay(me) and Guru
Yipee!!!Yipee!!!!Yipee!!!!I made it ....I made it..... My first sneaky ride in my (my fathers actually) caliber.....
The whole plan started off immediately after our PONDY RIDE.We were so thrilled after the pondy ride that we immediately wanted to ride out again.It was mainly me,kaksi and guru ,who were really eager for another ride.We also met up at kaksi's place two days before and had discussions of another ride.That's when we decided to hit Thiruthani either on 27th or 28th .But plans started to get screwed up as neither kitch nor baga wanted to come,also srikanth had college....so it was me,kaksi and guru...so we put the plan aside...
Yesterday(28th of dec' 07),guru had called me asking if the plan was still on.The timing was so perfect for the ride,my dad was out of town,my mom allows to take the bike within the city limits,and to top them all i had enough cash of my own to afford for the ride.So when guru asked me,i jumped in right away.we had only one hitch,thats kaksi,we had a dilemma about asking him out,but then we decided to do this ourselves because we didn't want to miss the ride at the last moment due to some last minute screw up(sorry kaksi,but we had no choice).So,it was me and guru all the way.
We started off at about 1.30,went to vivek's place ,got his 3mp digicam and left his place around 2.The first thing we had to do was fill in fuel,we did that for 100 bucks in a local pb and then we went searching for a mechanic shop to disconnect calib's odo.I would definitely get screwed up if by any chance my parents came to know about the ride.We got it done in a shop near padi,only to find that it was so easy that we could have done it ourselves.After this,we had only one task left -to reach thiruthani soon.Ha!!i forgot to mention,we took the NH 205(MTH road),which passes via my coll.
Once we got past thiruninravur,it was just open roads ahead of us.So we started ripping off the bike .Indian government has its own way of imposing speed limits,the system is totally flawless and totally unmanned.You know what iam talking about,yup!!it is the ROADS,they where so messy and dug up that we had to sudden brake from 60-10 kms/hr within 2 seconds most of the times.To make the system even more flawless the govt. had build the roads bypassing every single village all the way that we had even more of a tougher time to dodge straying cattles on the middle of the road,shout "MOTHER FUCKER" aloud to announce to the assole crossing the road suddenly from nowhere,about our presence.
From here thiruthani was just 20 kms.So we drove off really fast and reached thiruthani outskirts by 3.30.From there we had a 15 min journey to the temple (thats coz we had to enquire a lot about the route).The temple was in a small hillock ,which had roads for biking,so,up we went ....The temple was scenic.Up from the top we where able to see 20 kms radius of city around us,it was pretty decent ,this is where we missed our cam.After a 10 min visit into the temple ,we where off again.Guru drove down hillock in neutral gear (it was fun..the bike was rolling like a marble on the floor ).We then fuelled up again for 50 bucks ,ate something in a local hotel and started off at 5.0 sharp from there.
Guru was riding till LCR ,it was a pretty decent ride,he took the corners as usual.Also occasionally there would be a burst of ultimately chill air blowing up suddenly,believe me ,these breezes were cooler and fresher than any AC that man can ever come up with.After LCR,we exchanged positions,I was riding now.i was afraid of taking corners like guru,but for once i build ma courage and took only one corner pretty decently.That's the end of the show,cause it was already getting darker,so now,we had only one thing to do,reach home safely.
So it was now a sedate 60 km /hr riding.After reaching thiruvallur ,guru took turns to ride,after about half hour from this time we reached the city limits.By the time we reached our home,it was 7.
YIPEEEEEEE!!!!We did it again..another safe ride completed .After about 5 hrs,180 kms of riding at a stretch ,we were quite tired,but the ride was worth its pain......we learned a lot about riding on highways,i guess,we are quite improving in our driving skills..
Three days from now,ma coll would reopen and it would be another three month mad run to a place that i hate so much going to.But iam quite refreshed at the moment because of the two rides that we did.Looking forward for a good semester..
Also read GURU'S BLOG about the ride experience...
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