We are ready and fitted our riding gears.
and we are ready
Got into our bulls, kicked it to life and it was time for one more photo session. (photo courtesy: Akhi)
Time was already 6.15 and it was time to start. Off we goooo.....
By 6.30 we decided to have a cup of morning tea, this time to cool off our already high level of adrenalin in anticipation of the impending ride and the meet.
Parked our bulls by the road side.
And its tea time
Time for some photos too as we might not be stopping too much during our rides for photo shoots.
Crankie wants some memories of this trip
from left, Bala, Subu, Doc, Anil, Raghu and Akhi
After a 15minutes break we were all into our bulls, and are ready to thump to Ooty.
After a kilometer or so we were joined by a brother gang in a Thunderbird Twinspark who were also heading to Rider Mania.
The roads were pretty well maintianed and traffic was less too, resulting in our speedos pointing to the direction of our velocity vector.
We reached Valayar checkpost, where the long queue of vehicles to cross the border is a regular sight, thanks to the effectiveness of the staff manning the check post, who takes a lifelong to clear the papers. Since we were on two wheels, managed to find space between the heavy traffic to proceed ahead.
Crankie and myself were riding ahead, followed by Akhi, Raghu, Twinspark, Anil, Doc and Bala. After some spirited riding through the empty bypass roads of Comby, Crankie and myself lost sight of others from our rear view mirror. Hence decided to stop for others to join.
Soon Raghu joined
followed by Akhi
the twinspark also joined us.
We waited for Anil, Doc and Bala. But even after 15 minutes they did not join. Are we smelling some trouble here.
To be continued in Part 4 - A humane gesture
Part 1 - The onward journey
Part 2 - Day 1 Continued: Thrissur - Palghat ride
Part 3- Palghat - Coimbatore : Day 2
Part 4- A Humane Gesture
Part 5- Coimbatore - Ooty climb & RiderMania Entry: Day 2
Part 6 - Events @ Rider Mania Day 3
Part 7- Return Ride: Day 4