Monday, March 17, 2008

trail rats...

Itz been long time since I have actually done some dirt/slush bashing, and was itching for a trail ride for long time.
Tarmac will never satisfy the nomad in me all the time - i love tarmac - the straights and the twisties, but trails have a beauty which haunts me all the time.

This weekend was a relatively free one, so I and Vicks decided to make most of it. We met by 8.30 pm Saturday night, and it was pouring. We rode out from the town and Jeevs made most of his new twin spotlights to make way through heavy rain. It was pure fun filled water splashing ride and by the time we reached Vicks home, we where dripping like anything. This ride also rain baptized my new leather jacket, and it didn’t allow a single drop of water inside. LJ, the jack is really good:-D I clearly got more than I paid for.

Sunday morning we sat through the F1 race - not exactly a good race for us Ferrari fans, but the fight Kimi showed was great.

After race, we decided to hit trails, but Vicks Yammy has developed a leaking oil tank, so we decided to take only Jeevs.
I am not at all new to trails, but it is the first time I did a trail with a pillion, and I am sure if the pillion was some one other than Vicks, he/she would have called it quits before half way.

We forked off the main road and entered a field through a tractor trail and hit a jeep trail soon. After a couple of miles through the jeep trail, we saw a walkway, and decided to go ahead - and we hit pay dirt. It was a dream come true - there was no road - a trail of mud, slush, sand and loose gravel. Just to make it a complete package, the trail threw in a couple of swaps and water crossings - man, it was FUN. Once Jeevs got stuck in mud while I was trying to steer an almost 40 degree incline, and I had to get down and push him with the help of Vicks.

After a long ride, we took a breather in the middle of nowhere, and decided to practice some target shooting (I was carrying my .22 along). After an hour of fun hitting tree trunks, we started riding back, but more dirt beckoned us, and soon we started more and more trail instead of coming back. this time, we went over rocky patches, bushes and more and more swamp and sands. We hit an almost dried water trail and followed it till we came across a marshy swap which can swallow us :-D

After all the riding, we where thirsty and hungry, so we head to Sports bar @ cosmos mall for a very late lunch. Caught up with a couple of other friends, and sat there chillaxing till the sky started opening up. Came home, took a bath and fixed a dinner of rotis and aloo methi, and spend rest of the evening with Hitchhikers guide to galaxy, listening to Avial.
The weekend was pure Bliss....

17 comments:

Love said...

good to read your adventure log bro! the wife and i have been itching for a ride since forever now but i guess we've become too lazy to get up and get on the bull for a ride... will have to make it happen soon!

glad to know that the jack is helping you out... better helping you than hanging in the closet:)

d SINNER!!! said...

Seems u have sm good fun...especially the raining part...i like getting raining drenched...

:)

Gazal said...

it was raining and you were heading out of the city....that is indeed the best thing you can do on a saturday in bangalore city!!!

enjoyed reading!!!

c e e d y said...

Dude cool - this is what I call Blissful "Meditation" - do what pleases you - not just sit there and breath deep ;)

I go on hour drives very early morning or late late nights like this here - just to listen to music and be wid me, myself and tanhai...cheers

vEENs said...

hmphh! me is envious :)

love the pics xh :)

Cinderella. said...

How'd you ride in that heavy downpour..??!!
I love taking long bike rides...not in heavy downpour though,neither in the rain. Early morn...wit a little chill and wind..does it for me.
You had fun, eh ?
Nice..and pix were fun !

gunj said...

waow....i like guys fo all d adventure they do n call it a good weekend!
way better dan shopping which girls do!! :P
i knw im a girl n im sayin all dat but weekends such as urs fascinate me loads!

PREETI said...

super awesum...makez me wish i ride somethin! damn i dnt!

bt gud to knw u hd a gr8 time...u really have a passion for drivin as much a si hv a passion for food...so while ur out adventurin, im out stuffin my tummy ;)

n btw, nice comment on maythz blog...gud to knw ur a safe driver!

tc :)

Comrade Chakra said...

So long and thanks for all the Fish . You do indeed seem to spend interesting weekends.

Where did you go on the trial anyway?

Meghna said...

Hey BB (Big Bro)
Looks liek u r havng loads of fun an I'm getting bored at home aftr the exams LOLz!
Nice to see u have a ball!

Thinking aloud said...

hey it sure sounded fun...a ride through pouring rain...so jeevs didn't let u down... :P

vagabond dreamer said...

nice ive been itching to go ride, and u keep posting

Mez said...

Sounds a lotta fun..drained outta ur energy now?

Joy said...

Cool.. sounds like you had good fun. I like riding but not in rain. But the spirit should be like yours. If you want to go for a ride/biking, go- come rain, hail or snow.

--xh-- said...

@lj: next week - next week it is, right? ;-)
@d_s:yup, it was good fun.
@gazal: true. i agree - infinetly better thangetting stuck in the chaotic city traffic.
@ceedy: agree with you, man. i meditate on bike :)
@veenz: he he - u wanna join?
@cindrella: that really fun :-D yup, early morning rides r also nice.
@gunj: yup. it was sure a terrific weekend...
@preeti: food is not much behind. after that ride, i finished off a good plate of white rice with thai red curry :-D Rides, Books, Food, Photography - my passion list goes on :-) thnx for appreciating the comment. yeah, i take pride on the fact that i am a responsable rider.
@comrade C: ha ha :-) to teh resturent at the end of galaxy :-D (we went to some villages much before kolar)
@meghz: ha ha.. yeah, it was fun... getting bored at home? go out and play :-)
@TA: Jeevs have never let me down - touchwood :-D
@shanu: dudde, we will go for a ride b4 u pack up...
@mezzie: no way. i am brimmed with energy :-D that ride and day out gave me more energy to tackle the next week... ;-D
@joy: exactly my point. if i want to ride, i ride...

Ps said...

sounds great!! :-)

Kuttibalu said...

Nice to the biker is rocking.. Ensoy madi..