Place: Hesserghatta Lake/Grasslands.
Distance: 30 x 2 = 60kms.
Directions: Bengaluru – Jalahalli - Heserghatta
Particiapants: Chethan (Zethu) > Datta (Dattu) > Deepak (Deefu) > Kushal (Kaushi) > Karthik (Sp).
Bikes: Avenger > Zeus > FZ-S > Pulsar.
Previous visit: BR Hills – The Elephants Charge.
IN LESS THAN 50 WORDS:
Alright, this was one of the short trips which had been in the pipeline since years. This trip marked the closing of 2013; I must say a very successful year! And we pulled this chapter off on Christmas. Heserghata is known for its wide open landscape and lake which existed once. Also this place is one of the favourites for cycling enthusiasts.
INTRO & PLAN:
It was 11days since the BR hills trip (3days since Hassan trip – unofficial). So thought of closing the year with a place which was close to our base but been long enough in our to-do list. Trip was initiated when I spoke to Kushal over the phone and realised that this place was close to his college. And so with Dattu, Deefu, Zethu on the confirmed list I requested Kaushi to guide us to the place (trust me, we were equally lost, at the end we pretty much took him to the place :P)
TIME: 22:00 (25/12/2014)
Yeah I was up at around 04:00, had a sip of coffee, did a few push-ups & sit-ups & was all set to go! Left my home at about 05:45 to reach Dattu’s place in 30mins, yeah it was a slow ride. But things got a lot more interesting after reaching there.
A policeman caught me waiting in the corner of the road thinking that I was thief he caught hold of me and started enquiring as where I live. Half-tight, I lifted my hand in the direction of the wind and pointed to some home and said I lived there :P (trust me it was just one of the many encounters that would follow) Anyway once others arrived after a long wait, we left Bengaluru.
RIDE 1: (Bengaluru –Hesserghatta Lake)
This was a 30kms stretch, pretty much straightforward roads. The 4 of us on 3 bikes rode to meet Kaushi near Jalahalli cross who was waiting for us patiently. After departing the city roads we brought down the pace of riding and caught up with kaushi’s world. After which we tried out his new bike in the country roads. Also never did we forget to pick on him until he chased us on roads and off-roads into the fields :P
Finally after 1.5hrs (yeah I know we fooled around a lot!) we reached Heserghatta after being misguided by our guide whom we had made fun of enough :D
It was a pleasant day & the landscape seemed vast. The sky was blue & the mud was red. The wind was gentle and friendly. We fooled around at the entrance for a good 15-20mins after which we decided to explore the place. We rode on our bikes all around the place and finally after a having got a good sense of the boundaries we decided to sit and discuss the plans for the next year. We sat down and discussed the plans but the plan was pretty much the next trip. (Planning for a long duration pretty much kills the trip, so plan at the last moment, don’t think much, just head out :P)
After discussing other shit going on in our lives, we decided pick on Kaushi who chased the living hell out of us throughout the place. We spent about 2hrs at the place.
Ride 2: (Hesergahatta – Bangalore)
Alright, this a 30kms ride back to Bangalore. With of course a brunch stop as we had skipped breakfast. Kaushi treated us with a wonderful brunch just before we entered the city and rode back to our respective homes.
“Well this was a good 30kms short ride to conclude a good year for us. Good, in terms of both field work and the blog. The number of visitors doubled during 2013, so a big cheers to the readers! Thank you and remind me to buy you a drink next time we bump into each other!”
Until Next time, Cia \m/