Its so typical of the things that happen in life. They just spring up! Just like the road trip that we went on today. I took my bike to college today (Dad would normally not let me take it because of the traffic en route). After the first hour, we decided to bunk the rest of the day and go on a road trip! No petrol. Not much of cash. And yet, we leave! Four bikers (Pele, Virus, Kage and me) and four others (Hulee, Bottle, Baby and Piggy). We fill little petrol on the way, just in case.
Firstly, we reached the Hesarghatta lake — a lake which is no more. 😦 But the scenery was amazing! There was an old well, which we climbed down into and took snaps (on Kage’s mobile). Later, we went to a temple nearby. Then we decided to go to Nrityagram which is about 3.5 KM off the main road. We reached there to find it closed, and the watchman informed us that it will be open only from 6th May. We took a few more snaps there and headed back to the main road. Once we reached there, we stopped again to take a few pictures at a eucalyptus grove. There, we chose not go back to college (our lab was rescheduled to take place earlier that day; and even if we tried to return, we couldn’t have done so in time), instead, we went further to the Madhure temple (about 15 KM farther). The roads weren’t really ‘pleasant’ to drive on but we were all thrilled and it did not matter a thing! On the way, we also went to another temple — Veeranjaneya temple. Upon reaching the Madhure temple, it was about 1PM. We had the darshan of the deity and Virus had his bike worshiped. Everyone was dead hungry. I hadn’t eaten anything since morning!
From there, we decided to return via the highway through Nelamangala. On the way, we stopped at Jyothi Dhaba to have our lunch. The food wasn’t all that tasty but we hogged nicely. 🙂 The highway ride on the way back was amazing! Baby was riding pillion and we touched 108 KM/Hr on my bike! Hulee and Pele, (on Pele’s brother’s bike) also touched 107 KM/Hr. It was 4PM by the time I came back home. Totally spent, dirty, and sleepy! Mom scolded me when I told her about my speedy feat. 🙂 Its so nice to see my Mom all worked up and irritated with me when I end up doing silly things. The look on her face is priceless! 🙂
Too bad I couldn’t sleep then. Bluemistwar had called (and my cell had no network!) and I got his messages after I reached home. I headed to Kss’s place right then. I came back by around 6PM and slept till 8PM! 🙂
One amazing day! 🙂
4 responses to “Unexpected Road Trip!”
Sounds fun! I enjoy unexpected roadt rips on the bike, too, only my husband is the driver.
That’s cool. You have got to enjoy it. Your husband has one great bike!
Besides, this was my first! 🙂
dude… this reminds me of the small but eventful trip i had once, on the way to college… there was a massive traffic jam near the AFTC jalahalli… and it continued till Gangamma circle….. if u cant estimate the distance…. then its around 2km long stretch….. we were supposed to go to coll by 9 (first sem timings), and we were stuck up here near G circle…. me and pradeep were on his bike with me as pillion….
we were told of an alternative…. there is a forest like route next to the army shooting base which leads to abbigere and then to banavara….there was a 1% probability tht the practice bullets from the base would reach the road…. and there was a bright muddy stretch between dark green foot-high grass, which was supposed to be the road…!!!
the bike was bajaj KB100 and the weight riding it was around 140 kg….. the ‘road’….. i can say tht it is the best example for a sinusoid…!!! and after askin people abt the route to reach banavara, we took umpteen detours and a 2 dozen risks on the skiddy roads before reaching the college by 1030 am….. at last…!!
Wow! That was some adventure! Can we go to our colleges by that route one day? Do you remember the route? Actually, it would be more fun if you don’t! 😛