First, thanks to all organisers/vounteers(me too
) for a fantastic ride.
Went in Manish Sharmas car from home till Cubbon park. Reached at 0540. Many riders had already assembled. After a briefing by Vasu and distributing the forms, we sent the first batch out at 0630 sharp. I started some 10 minutes later with Shreyas, Rohan, Naveen, Dipankar, Craig etc. Had some pain in my calf muscles and to add to that lost my rear light 3kms into the ride. Kept up with this group till 25K mark after which a dropped off. They paced quite a lot. Headwinds where killing on the way and we had to struggle to descend even at 30+ speeds. Reached the 50K checkpoint and got the form stamped. regrouped with Rohan, Dr Rao, Murthy and rode till Kamat Upachar for a breakfast. We were treated to some 200+kmph speed show by a R1, Gixxer and another bike. Got fresh and Kamat and started for the remaining 40K to 100K turnoff. In between got my tempo right and reached 100K easily. Saw doc Arvind returning when we were still 18kms away. He was fast!
Regrouped at 100K and started riding with leading group. Saw many riders passing by towards 100K. Someone from lead group dropped, Craig sprinted and disappeared and I started riding with our admin Abhi.Had fun riding with him. Cheered up almost all riders heading for 100K mark. He rides nicely and specially i liked his no hands on bars stunts. Till here we were riding 4th -5th. Also told couple of motorbikers that we were riding from Hydrabad. Meanwhile I ran out of water and took a pitstop for 6 bananas, a pepsi and 2ltrs of water. Riding back again and felt really good. Pacelined a lot with Abhi. I maintained an avg of almost 27kmph till 190 mark after which city phobia took over me and i slowed down. Reached Cubbon park at 1513hrs and finished the ride. I was the 6th to finish with Abhi 7.
Total distance: 197km
ride time 7hrs 20min
I did not take any break on return ride except water break. Asked Abhi if he was OK with skipping lunch as I was having such a nice tempo. Thanks Abhi
I can call this one of the best rides so far. Got every ounce of my confidence back. Very very happy
And sorry, no snaps, I was too busy riding..
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