Monthly Archives: April 2011

Lepakshi Trip

Long week end thanks to Good Friday. This means I got a nice chance to escape the routine and go for a long ride. Started planning things and decided to drive to Ooty on Friday and return on Sunday. The plan was set, hotel booked and six riders confirmed till Ooty and one guy till Mysore. This being my first long ride, I was bit of an insomniac the previous night. The D-Day arrived and we all started by morning four thirty from Madivala. It was raining heavily and the visibility was horrible. We entered the NICE ring road and proceeded at a decent speed. The only thing visible for me was the tail light of the rider before me. I followed it cautiously and just when I was entering the Mysore road, the bike suddenly shut down as I sailed over a speed breaker. Tried starting it and it gave up after a few minutes. The process repeated a few times before which I decided to drop the ride and return home bidding good-bye to the other five. Continue reading