Tales of a Traveller

Exploring the unexplored.

Re-Union — Royal Style — V11 — Ooty

The ride was something that we had planning for a while. We all decided to start early so that we are able to reach ooty in time. We kind of started from our Departure Point – i.e Sri Velavan Motors at about 5.30 am. We all drove and reached Motel Highway where we waited for all the other bikers to arrive so that we may click a few pictures and leave, all this was being done by Venkat whose motive we weren’t able to understand. People began gettin irritated and agitated. Then we all began from there and started clocking in the range of 90-110 kmph. After we crossed the first toll and a few more kms our first break down happened where a bike stalled and got over heated. For some reason we figured out that it happened because of improper flow of oil. Got that rectified and then moved on. Then we kept on thumping before we stopped for lunch on that highway after vellore and before the next toll plaza. Then after break fast when we started thumping Hari’s bike started giving loads of trouble. His bike’s coils wasn’t responding well and so his bike took its toll on us by delaying the journey further. Most of us bikers had reached Krishnagiri and waited for close to 1 Hr, by taking rest below the fly over there. Then once Hari arrived we were to understand that he had kind of managed to get a parking spot somewhere and that he parked his bike there in order to avoid further delay so that we could be on schedule. He then took over Prabhu’s bike and began thumping all over again. Then we started from there, even before we drove another 25 kms on a diversion, Aaditya’s bike got punctured and so we had to wait for him, so this time we asked all the other bikers to carry on, before only me, Jaiswal, and lalith sir decided to stay back. Then once these guys arrived after sorting out the puncture, we continued towards ooty. These guys were to stop for lunch, they took a deviation off the road and stopped for lunch, which we werent aware, cos normally we have atleast one person or the bike atleast to show us the way in case of any deviation, we infact drove about another 60 kms ahead and then stopped for lunch at GRT Grand, this kind of dint go well with the other guys who had stopped for lunch on a roadside stall. So then, we dint really create too much of a hue n cry. It was kind of taken in the right spirit and so we continued on from there.

Then we continued on untill the rain gods began the thunderous downpour. We dint have too much time to even think of changing into our raincoats. we were all dripping wet within no time, drenched in the heavy downpour. But then we continued on and at a certain point of time Jaiswal drove past me splashing water all over me. Then we kind of thumped the highway and continued on untill we stopped near a tea stall to get the body going. By this time our clothes also got dry and so the wet feeling remained in the most interior places of our body. Else it was dry. Then we kind of started climbing the hill to ooty from the base point at about 7.30 – 8. After driving for a fe kms the downpour started again will absolute chilly wiinds on ur face. We still continued on untill i found a coffe shop for my soul to find some solace. We all gulped a few cups of coffe and then thumped on to ooty. Even after reaching ooty we almost had to wait for about 30 mins for all the fellow riders to arrive before we marched onto Sterling Resorts. Onece we reached there, it was an awesome feeling wherein we met loads of fellow riders from most parts of the country. It was an awesome evening, chilling and partying. The weather was also supa cold and chilly making the bon fire and the drinks and even more special feeling. We had a wonderful gala time there enjoying in all the competitions and then dancing to the tunes played by the DJ.

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