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August 19, 2010

2 Days RTMC Ride- August 15th, 2010 Independence Day Ride – Bangalore to Chikmagalur, Kemmangundi, Gudurimugu

Ride Type: RTMC – August 15th , 2010 Independence Day Ride

Riders : 24 Riders

RTMC Riders

RTMC Riders

Total Distance: 613 Km round trip

Date Time/Duration: 2 Days, 15 and 16th August 2010

Road Map: Bangalore -> Chikmagalur -> Kemmangundi – Gudurimugu – Bangalore.

Bangalore to kemmangundi - road map

Photo: http://picasaweb.google.com/udhaya.v/Kemmangundi_Karnatka

Udhaya Kumar.V



April 20, 2010

Short Ride : Bangalore to Madikeri Fort Karnatka

Ride Type: Just Ride with friend Vinod

Road Map:

Total Distance: 250+ KM round trip

Date: 17th Apr 2010

Photo: http://picasaweb.google.com/udhaya.v/MadikeriFortKarnatkaIndia

Madikeri Fort Karnatka

View from Madikeri Fort Karnatka

-Udhaya Kumar.V, udhaya@udhaya.com

December 16, 2008

Banglaore to Valparai, TN Ride


Bangalore,KA to Valpari,TN


Click me to SEE ALL PHOTOS:

Ride Participants from Silver Bullet Group:  from Bangalore(Udhaya, jsr, Jumbo & Jawahar) + from Trivandrum, Kerala(11 riders)

Road Map: Bangalore to Valparai, Tamil Nadu: Bangalore -> Krishnagiri -> Dharmapuri -> Toppur -> Bhavani -> Erode -> Tiruppur -> Pollachi -> Valparai (471 KM – Round trip – 930 km )

Total Km: 471 KM one way, 930 km round trip.

Duration/Date Time: Two day ride. We started on 13/Dec/08 6.15 AM & came back on 14/Dec/08 10.00 PM.

13/Dec/08: We started from Bangalore at 6.15 am, after 1 hrs ride my bike chain was broken, any way Jayan had chain lock backup and he fixed(Thanks lot to Jayan – Who is having mini mechanical shop in is bul always). We took breakfast at krishnakiri & started our ride, after lunch & some of the photo sessions we reached Valparai, Tamil Nadu at 7.00 PM. Great to meet more Trivandrum riders at night !! 

13/Dec/08: We started at 8.30 am, but after we stoped several placess while coming down from Valparai. Actually speaking we started our ride at 11.00 am. On the way we took lunch and reached Hosur for dinner. I reached my home at 10.00 pm.

Last six months I am thinking for this ride & finally it happens now. Great !!


Udhaya Kumar.V




September 22, 2008

Banglaore to Wayanad, Kerala Ride

Banglaore to Wayanad, Kerala

20, 21-Sep-2008

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Ride Participants: Udhaya Kumar.V & Praveen.X.G.P in one Thunder Bird.

Road Map: Bangalore – Mysore – Nanjangund – Gundelpet(take right)–NH212 –> Sulthan Bathery –NH212– Kalpetta.

Road Status: Very Good Road, except Nanjangund to Gundelpet road.

Total Km: 300 KM one way, 850 km round trip.

Visited Places at Waynadu: 0.Muthanga Wild Life Sanctury(on they way to kalpetta)1.Kalpetta(stay) 2.Pookot Lake 3.View Point 4.Banasura Sagar Dam 5.Edakkal Caves 5.Sochi Para Waterfalls.

Other places to see(I am not seen):  1.Meenamutty Waterfalls 2.Kantahn Para Waterfalls 3.Chempra Peak 4.Kuruva Dweep

Duration/Date Time: Two day ride. I started on 20/Sep/08 5.15 AM & came back on 21/Sep/08 8.30 PM.

Petrol Bunk: You can find High way petrol bunks, Except Bandipore & Outside Waynad.

Stay/Food: We stayed at Hotel – Changdragiri Inn, Main Road, Kalpetta, Ph-04936 – 203049, 203050. We paid Rs.400 for Deluxe room. You can get very good hotel for less price. We can see lot of hotels at Kalpetta for food.

About  Ride & Place:

20-Sep-2008 05.15 AM: We started at marathalli, Banglore and reached kalpetta at 11.30 AM. We went through Bandipur forest. Its amazing ride. Before Sulthan Bathery we can see Muthanga Wild Life Sanctury, if you want you can go for Jeep safari at cost of Rs.250.

In the same day we visited to 1.Pookot Lake 2.View Point 3.Banasura Sagar Dam and came back to room. It was raining some time in this area.

21-Sep-2008 07.00 AM: We visited to 1.Edakkal Caves 2.Musium 3.Sochi Para Waterfalls. Today it was amazing ride in tea estate roads. I am not able to see any straight roads other then S U roads ..

Pookot Lake: Very small lake & you can go for boating.

View Point: it will give very good view in Kozhikode side.

Banasura Sagar Dam: Located about 15 km North West of Kalpetta, Banasura Dam is the largest earth Dam in India.

Edakkal Caves: Its in top of the mountain (4000km from sea level). Edakkal Caves are considered to be one of the earliest spots of human dwelling. The caves have been formed out of three huge rocks. You can see some of the stone age art, Tamil script and Pudha script in this caves.

Sochi Para Waterfalls: Its 40+ km from kalpetta.


Udhaya Kumar.V




March 6, 2008

2Days Week end Motorcycle Ride to Kalhatty(Ooty), Tamil Nadu from Bangalore, Karnataka – Round trip 654KM

01/Mar/2008, Banglore 2 Kalhatty(Ooty). Click me to see all Photos

One more worth & exciting week end, always I will think I need to go for ride with some bullet group. Because most of the time I am riding alone. Finally my dream came true this week end. I came to know about Silver Bullets (www.silver-bullets.org) Royal Enfield motorcycle club through Jayan S R(jayansr.blogspot.com). Very good people.


Ride 1: started the ride from BTM, Bangalore on 01/Mar/08 at 6.30 AM traveled in Bangalore – Mysore high way(SH17). Before reaching mysore city we took deviation and joined in Bandipure High way(NH212). (This road will go through Bandipure National Park and Mudumalai National Park) we traveled in the same road & reached Kalhatty(15 km before ooty) at 1.30 PM. Totally we took 7 hrs to cover 293km with 2 break.

Ride 2: In evening we went to ooty(21 km from Kalhatty). then we started 17 km ride from ooty to coonoor. we spend some time in coonoor and came back to Kalhatty at night 9.30 PM.

Ride 3: on 02/Mar/08 1:00 pm, we started our return journey to Bangalore from Kalhatty at 1.00 PM in the same way & reached banglore at 8.00 PM with two breaks. Totally our round trip comes 654km in 2days.

Where we stayed: Kalhatty Jungle Camp, Kalhatty – 645005, Nilgris, TN, Phone-94430 53800, 0423-2252200, 0423-2252330. if you have bike, this is really very good and cheap place to stay, We paid 700Rs per head for per day with accommodation, food, etc

Ride Participants: Jaayan, Jo, jumbo, Moshaii, GK & Udhaya


About our trip/Ride:

01/Mar/08 06:30 AM we(jaayan, Jo, jumbo & myself) started from BTM, Bangalore and reached Kalhatty at 01.30 PM. I really enjoyed this ride with group and following the proper signal. Its very good experience while riding in forest like Bandipure National Park & Mudumalai National park. We seen some of the animals (elephants, etc) while riding in this forest. (Moshaii & GK came to Kalhatty in evening).

01/Mar/08 05:00 PM we(jayan, Jo, Jumbo & myself) went to ooty/coonoor & came back to kalhatty at night. We visited the loco shed near coonoor railway station.

01/Mar/08 10:00 PM its fun time in camp(we had camp fire). We had wonderful entertainment for complete night because of GK. he is singing Malayalam songs for full night.

02/Mar/08 10:00 AM we went for trucking. Good exercise and seen very good bungalow top of the mountain.

02/Mar/08 01:00 PM we stared our ride back to Bangalore.

02/Mar/08 08:00 PM I reached my home, marathalli, banglaore.

Wonderful experience with Wonderful people !! Thanks to Jayan, Jo, jumbo, Moshaii & GK.

Udhaya Kumar,V. udhaya@udhaya.com

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