Friday evening was full of surprises. A 'no' to road trip came 10 hours after Vikram showed his willingness to go. Not being able to rope in enough people (only Praddy, Gogo n I were game), I decided to drop my bike for servicing in the evening itself and avoid waking up early Saturday morning for the same. In between, there was a yes followed by a no 30 minutes later from Vikram. We get a call from Vikram and get a final yes at 10pm. So road trip's on though I'm cursing Vikram for his varying stand which led to losing my bike for the trip.
Next day, we're in for another surprise when Sid C decides to come and bring along his Thunderbird, his appetite and his charm (yes, I did catch some chicks checking him out at the
So we are 6 guys (praddy, Vikram, Bugga, SidC, Gaurav & me) and 4 mean machines- Praddy's 200 Pulsar, SidC's RE Thunderbird and the two Avengers (Vikram and Gaurav's).
We all head to the
Thereafter I take over Gogo's Avenger for a ride through hilly terrain. It is difficult to explain but these are the kinds of road I often talk about- where riding is a spiritually enriching experience. We even visited a camp for Yahoo guys on the way. Finally we see the mountain made of a single rock. That's definitely the first time I saw such a thing. After confirming with people around if this is the place that we had planned to visit, we parked our bikes in the open ground. We bid a goodbye to the fleet and start our ascend on the rock and my- it is steep! After 30 minutes of climbing our chhotu guide announces that we are to climb like this for another hour, SidC and Gogo decide to call it off. Bugga, Vikram, Praddy n I continue climbing. After around 1.5 hours we were still climbing, confirming that the chotu's claim of 1 hour was a bluff. Every new peak that we expected to be our final destination showed a higher peak which would become our next goal. The number of breaks increased as the climb became more steep. The wind was cool and strong, often disbalancing us while climbing. The beauty of the pure upper winds, the view and the serenity Ahh... When we were on the verge of losing hope, Bugga started singing Himesh tracks and yes- that kept us going. Gasping for breath but singing..
At the top, neither words, nor pictures can describe the beauty. Hence I cannot write much but I do urge everyone to experience it if you can. Even the pictures cannot do justice to the view we had.
We started descending at quite a fast rate and it did take a toll on our knees. Uniting with the rest, we decided to top the day with a hearty meal. We head to the
Awesome trip- awesome roads, awesome bikes and of course the fun-nest people made sure that the memories of this trip will never fade.