When in school I kept wondering y pple struggle to change gear and strain themselves to ride a bike..I kept thinking that gearless bikes are the best and hence preferred my mom's kinetic honda :D But its only after reaching engineering final yr that i felt the necessity of a bike and my dad agreed to buy me a bike. I had no clue which to buy but was sure of not buying a pulsar coz it was the most common bike in town ;) I had narrowed down to unicorn or discover and finalized on uni !
SEPT 3rd 2007 : WHEN TONY MET UNI !!
Few days before I bought my uni, abhith bought his pulsar 200 ...and since then we have been trip buddies ..!! Past 3 yrs i have been on my uni to nearly 10 trips which includes nandi hills, balmuri falls, skandagiri, chamundi hills, Devarayana Durga, Ghatisubramanyapura, Maekedaatu, Bheemeshwari, GOA, Melukote ..!!
Maekedaatu (Sept 2008) : A few days after my Uni's 1st Bday. I had gifted my uni a seat cover and this was the 1st trip after its 1st bday !! this was with abhith and his colony friends. The ride was good and the place was also good so had a nice time. I ges this was the right time to goto Maekedatu coz the climate was good and there was a good crowd too !
Bheemeshwari (Feb 2009) : My maekedaatu trip gang got along and decided to go on another bike trip and this time Bheemeshwari was our destination. White water rafting was our plan but disaster was the outcome :D It was offseason and hence there was no rafting. Nevertheless ride was good and we spent some time in Muthathy which is close to Bheemeshwari.
Chandragiri (May 2009): This was another unplanned trip. Shirshank, banna and me decided to go on a night trek to Skandagiri. Night rides are never disappointing and this night trip was also promising. But we were unaware of the big blunder awaiting us :D…The 3 of us started trekking without a torch. Despite trekking in the dark, shirshank chose to follow the path through the bushes though there was a regular trekking path to reach the hilltop. With great difficulty we reached the hilltop by early morning and then realized that we had lost our way and trekked the hill next to skandagiri :D we named the hill as Banneshwari considering the funny experience we had with Banna there. But later got to know that the hill we trekked is known as Chandragiri ..!!
GOA (June 2010) : This was the best bike trip I’ve been to. It was a lengthy one and equally crazy ! 3 of us gave 3 different reasons at home and off we went to Goa on r bikes :D (Detail description would come up in one of my upcoming blogs). Unforgettable it was! Since 2 months Vj abhith and me kept planning for this trip and the best part is that we planned for Ratnagiri and ended up in Goa :D ..Im sure the 3 of us would cherish this trip lifelong. Cheers to our 6 yrs of friendship :)
Melukote & Tannur (June 2010) : My 1st bike trip with 12th buddies ! RD had bought a pulsar and was desperately waiting to cross 1000kms so that he could go on a bike trip. So 4 of us decided to visit Melukote where the song Barso re from Guru was shot. The ride was as usual good and the place was also fine but we couldn’t spot where the song was shot :D ..Melukote was nothing special but Tannur lake saved the show. It was an isolated lake and we had good fun there. The route was perfect for a bike trip !
The journey continues as long as Tony and Uni are UNIted ;)