Distance: 150 x 2 = 300kms.
Directions: Bengaluru – Bidadi – Ramnagar – Channapatna – Maddur – Mandya - Mysore
Participants: Arun(Slowpoke) > Karthik (Sp).
Bikes: Unicorn > Pulsar.
Previous visit: Devarayanadurga– Diamond Jubliee.
IN LESS THAN 50 WORDS:
This had to be one of those elixir runs which shot back life into us. It was pure and simple which took us back to our roots. Pure cruising on our home ground was something we always enjoy doing.
INTRO & PLAN:
Arun had come down to Bangalore from Chennai. He said he would be going to Mysore the next day as he had some work. So I thought of tagging along as I was bored to sit at home on weekends. So the plan was to depart home in the morning, finish of work then go Chamundi hills and ride back.
TIME: 22:00 (12/4/2013)
Yeah I was up at around 05:00hrs, did a few push-ups, had a sip of coffee & was all set to go. We decided to finish our breakfasts at our respective places. After Arun arrived at my place we left Bangalore.
TIME: 09:00 hrs
RIDE 1: (Bangalore - Maddur – Mandya – Srirangapatna - Mysore)
This was a 150kms stretch of pure cruising. 4-lane state highway made riding easy. With a few stops here & there, especially one near the hotel of our first chapter, we made it through Bidadi, Ramnagar, and Maddur. After Srirangapatna we took a small water break sitting on road side. After roughly 3 hours of riding one behind the other we reached Mysore
TIME: 12:00 hrs
It had been quite some time since we had rode to Mysore together. Felt great entering the great city. The roads were pretty crowded was a Saturday. We parked our bikes near some market kind of place and started to loaf on foot. We found the office Arun was looking for and finished of the work by an hour.
The ride to the top of the Chamundi hills was awesome like always. The last time we both were riding was back in 2011 (27th Chapter) it was as early as 06:00. This time our tummies were grumbling as we had not eaten anything since early morning. The sun was up and shining brightly. After about 15-20mins we were on top of the hill. The place was crowded as it was a weekend. Arun decided to go ahead and visit the temple & I decided loaf around the place listening to what people talk about and give my attendance to Mr. Maheeshasura.
After about 1.5hrs we decided to leave, just then our tummies roared at us. So we decided to search for a hotel on top. But then we decided to have lunch at Maddur Tiffany’s as it is forever our ideal food stop. On our way back we decided to say big “hi” to our good friend Giant Nandi. After zooming past the streets of Mysore, we reached the tail of our snake way, SH-17(Mysore Road).
RIDE 2: (Mysore - Maddur)
This was about a 70kms ride on our beautiful snake way. It was wonderful to cruise at about 70kmphr one behind the other at dusk when the road seems to be shiny and orange just like the flames. This had to be the point where we totally were reminded of our first trip about 3.5 years back. By the time we snapped out of the time portal we were in Mandya, our tummies swearing at us. After which we rode another 20kms to reach Maddur
TIME: 16:00 hrs
Alright we stormed the place and started eating like hooligans. A good heavy 2 rounds of lunch/brunch whatever you want to call. After the heavy meal food, we had some good coffee to settle our tummies. Then we walked around the hotel for some time and decided to leave Maddur
TIME: 17:00 hrs
RIDE 3: (Maddur Tiffany’s – Bengaluru)
This was a good 80kms and riding back with the sun sinking in our mirrors was something unforgettable. The number of vehicles began to increase but we did hardly care as we were enjoying the ride so much on the fiery road. We did stop at the Bidadi Bridge for some ice cold water, after which it was non-stop till home.
TIME: 18:30 hrs
“This had to one of those runs in which we did most of the travelling within our minds. And one of those runs which pulled the reins of the wild galloping horse together :P, And A big thanks to Arun for coming down to celebrate the 75 chapters of our club:), Cheers to that”
Until Next time Cia \m/