I woke up at 5:15 am. Shit! We had planned to meet at 5:30 am at Hebbal before riding to Nandi Hills. Spending a good saturday evening with friends might have made me press the snooze button a few times more than I normally do. I gave myself 10 seconds to decide between the bed and the bike. Me writing this post means the bike won, and I was off at 5:30 am from home, reached Hebbal at 5:45 and thankfully, they were still there. Twenty two Royal Enfields!! Wow!!
We started our engines, and started cruising towards Nandi Hills. I looked down, and saw the tarmac beneath as we left the city. Cool wind was blowing against my face and I was “in the” scene. This is the feeling you can only get on a motorcycle, and I felt glad to be on one of the best motorcycles available in our country. Every sight turned towards us as 22 thumping bullets made their way uphill.
Atop the hills, it was a little cold. After breakfast and some chit-chat, we decided to head back. You can’t keep a rider away from his machine for long! Stopped mid way to take some pics, and more chit chat. Some talked about their newly acquired riding gear, some about the classic 500, and few people made final plans for their ride to Leh next month. I am planning to do this myself next year! The ultimate ride any rider can dream of. We finally made back around 11:00 am. The city was just waking up, unaware of the fact that I have just had the best start to my Sunday. A 150 km ride!! Nothing beats that!!
Very nice pics and blog. Me and my Hubbie are planning to visit Nandi Hills next month on our kinetic. Was wondering did you find it safe on the ghat roads, as I would love to ride my kine in parts. Did you guys switch off the engine downhill? Need some tips.
The roads are absolutely safe, but please DONT switch off the engine downhill.. Always ride with engine ON, it enhances the grip of the vehicle on the tarmac