Road less travelled

There has been much adventure so far. 23rd April being a bandh in TamilNadu was almost on verge of delaying my travel plans. Fortunately, did the fine tuning of bike yesterday and started off to Bangalore.
Now off to Malpe via Mangalore.
So far, seen cold weather in morning to very hot and humid afternoon in Chennai. A reversal again on the way back to Bangalore. It was raining right from Vaniyambadi. Few close calls, saw an overturned truck inside Bangalore near Bommanahalli last night which had also collided with a car. Not sure about the injuries. The accident had just happened when we were crossing the area at around 11:00 in the night.
Have riden my bike at speed of 50km/hr – 60km/hr to now max of 75km/hr.

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Road Trip 2

In less than 12hrs I would be embarking on 2nd road trip for this year. And 2nd trip to Pune in less than a year. My earlier trip was end of September, 2008.
My companion and partner

In this trip I would be trying to cover few more places on coastal Karnataka.
Tentative plan:
Bangalore – Chennai – Bangalore – Mangalore – Udupi – Malpe – Maravanthe – Honnavar.
After Honnavar yet to decide which route to take to reach final destination Pune.

This would also mark the completion of coastal areas in TamilNadu, Kerala, Karnataka & Goa. I have also visited few places along the coast in Mahrastra till Mumbai.
The one song that motivates me always, the 60’s classic Born to be wild by Steppen Wolf.

Get your motor runnin’
Head out on the highway
Lookin’ for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin’ with the wind
And the feelin’ that I’m under
Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

Like a true nature’s child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never wanna die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild

This journey will also mark a new beginning for me and my bike.

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