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Saturday, 10 November 2018

TRC @ India Forest festival 3-4 Nov 2018


 Agenda

 Destination
Tala, Raigad, Maharashtra

 Distance
655 kms

 Date
03-Nov-2018 Saturday to 04-Nov-2018

 Destination briefing
Tala is a village located in Raigad district Maharashtra. Roha is famous place near to it. Forest hill is resort located on the top of hill, gives awesome view to lake and sceneries. 

 Famous for 
Lake, landscapes


Participants 
Lead : Ravindra Parcha
Tail :   Kapil
Marshal : Kapil
Photographer :  Krunal, Kapil ,Ravindra Parcha
Voluntary Riders : Krunal, David, Govind, Nirajan
Bikes : Hornet, Gixxer, Unicorn 160,  Fazor, FZS

Hey guys, hope you are doing good. Article after a long time now, yeah... This time I am gonna make it short. We TRCians, this time decided to join one of the bike event - India Forest Festival, organized at Tala, Raigad, Maharashtra with collaboration with Forest hill resort. We usually avoid such events as we moreover focus on exploring places and long trips but this festival was in our destiny.

Let me share my experience about everything here. Roads are not in good shape. You might end riding more time than mentioned in google map. At some places, you might network connectivity issue. We took 4-5 hours to reach there.
Place is awesome. It was properly organized. Event location was on the top of the hill so you can imagine see all the possible near by areas from that location. You go there and see the beautiful lake which was mesmerizing. You will continue feel the air flow as its on height. Once we reached there, we did our registration and identified our tent. One tent was shared with two people. We freshened up and directly went for lunch as we all very hungry. Having lunch under the shade and viewing beautiful lakeside, great feeling. We did some rest and suddenly we thought lets do some offroading. We already identified the place. We kept going in the jungle area, roamed in the limited distance and also found it bit scary too. We clicked some beautiful photos there and then back.
Meanwhile event started, Bike stunts, tug of four, loudest bike, burn out, DJ with MH 43 band were the life of the whole festival. By the way let me tell you we won the title of tug of four and got free beers, monster energy drink. It was started by around 6:00 pm and continued till 11:00 pm. We enjoyed every event and listened some famous personality of India specially in bikers community. We had dinner at the end, did the some time pass, joke cracking and finally slept around 2:00 pm.
Few of us wanted to leave early including me. So we all divided in two groups and left as our convenience and reached to our nest safely.

Checkout some beautiful shots from the ride




























Happy Riding !!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Koyna dam


 Agenda

 Destination
Koyna dam

 Distance
655 kms

 Date
10-Nov-2017 Friday Eve to 12-Nov-2017

 Destination briefing
The Koyna Dam is one of the largest dams in Maharashtra, India. It is a rubble-concrete dam constructed on Koyna River which rises in Mahabaleshwar, a hillstation in Sahyadri ranges. It is located in Koyna Nagar, Satara district, nestled in the Western Ghats on the state highway between Chiplun and Karad.

 Famous for 
Koyna dam, landscapes


Participants 
Lead : David & Jaipal
Tail :   Ravindra Parcha
Marshal : Ravindra Parcha
Photographer : Vishal, Rahul Patil, Ravindra Parcha
Voluntary Riders : Aadik, Rahul, Akshay,  Aniket
Bikes : Suzuki Inazuma 250, Pulsar 220F, Hornet, Gixxer, Unicorn 160, FZS

Hello to everyone, hope you all are doing good. Today I am gonna share our one more riding stories with you all. This time we planned to ride to Koyna dam. Winter is the right time to visit that place. Climate looks very pleasant during this time. Let's start the story.

Planning- We all were discussing our next destination since our last south India ride. We thought of Kaas pathar, Koyna dam, Nashik and many more but finally chose koyna dam as our November ride destination. Last long ride we did in September so it was 2 months we haven't gone for any ride. David suggested us place to stay in Koyna dam as he has been there numerous time. We decided to leave on Friday night(10-Nov-2017). Plan was to leave after office hour, ride whole night and reach the spot in the early morning, followed by breakfast, sleep and visiting places.

Day 1- We planned to meet 10:30 PM in the night at McD kalamboli. but we are Indians, no one came on time. David and Jaipal were the first to reach meeting point and we others were late comers. I was on time and waiting for Rahul Patil in Turbhe on Sion-Panvel road, but he didn't even leave from his home and I was thinking he was on the way as per his updates. Har ek dost kamina hota h.. I realized it. I was waiting for Rahul Patil, by the time Vishal, Akshay, Aniket, Rahul saw me waiting and stopped. I am not duplicating name Rahul, we actually have two Rahul in our group. aisa lagta hai Kuchh kuchh hota h k baad se maa baap ne bachho ka naam Rahul rakhna start kar diya. There are so many Rahul. I was waiting there since 10:00 PM, Rahul Patil came by 10:45 PM. We met at McD kalamboli. We greeted each other, fueled up our tanks and started ride from there and met Aadik in Panvel. It was already 11:30 PM. We stopped at “Welcome Restaurant” in Panvel. David & Jaipal wanted to have some light food. They were having dinner while others were clicking pictures, cracking jokes. It was 12:00 AM in the night we were ready to leave.




Day 2- We were riding bit slow as there were lot of trucks and almost everyone was using high beam (high beam makes you blind for sometime) and road was two way as well. Once we touched Khopoli road we started revving hard, we were already late so we were riding in good speed ( not rough riding). Once we reached khandala there was hell lot of traffic. Express way was full of trucks, buses and cars. We decided to take another route but that was also packed. I had never seen four wheelers there. Somehow we bypassed traffic, reached Lonavala and waited for others to come. In Lonavala it was bit cold, we went to restaurant which was kind of dhaba. All travel buses were taking halt there. We had coffee, vada pav etc and left for Pune. It  was 2:40 AM now. We were still having so many kilometers to cover and we were really very late from our schedule. We started riding bit fast. As we crossed Pune, our hand started freezing and finger becoming senseless/numb. We were stopping to warm our hand and having tea, coffee. I was tailing so I was making sure no one is falling behind. Aadik was feeling too much cold in his finger. He was trying his best to cop up. He was stopping again and again to warm his hand. He was keeping his hand on bike’s silencer so that his finger could react properly. I was also feeling cold but he was in more trouble. I was carrying two sets of gloves. I gave him one set of gloves but after riding few kilometers he was not feeling comfortable with those gloves so I gave him gloves I was wearing. He was feeling bit relax now and could ride. We speed up and catch other group members, afterwards we were riding continuously. Now why we have to struggle so much from cold because temperature was 17 degree Celsius and when you are riding on 70-80kmph, you really feel it like 12-13 degree Celsius. Early morning we crossed Satara, we took some good snaps of rising sun. For few seconds I was calm, relax and looking at sun. That is the time when you can actually see the sun without any trouble with open eyes and it looks beautiful.


We started riding again. We wanted to stop and bit sleepy as well but cannot because we were really late. 9:00 AM in the morning we reached, had breakfast and went for sleep. We slept for 4-5 hours and had lunch around 3:30 PM. We went to Nehru garden, very nice and peaceful place. Garden embraces the history of Koyna dam. They have small museum for the same. As it was getting dark, we rushed back to hotel, had dinner and decided to go out around 10:30 PM. We were roaming in the village's street and it was full dark. Everybody was sharing horror stories, which were quite horrifying during late night and moreover we lost the route while going back to hotel hahaha. In the hotel there was another group of senior people. One of them approached and asked where have we been come from and all. They started sharing their life experience. They were really surprised to know that we have ridden so much to come here on bike. Late night we went to our room, discussed personal stuffs and slept. In the night around 2:00 AM someone knocked our door. Rahul Patil went out to check but he couldn’t see anyone. I also got up from knocking noise but I didn't go out but silently lying on bed. Damn tired. Next day we asked everyone who was there but no one accepted. Till today that’s mystery who was there. By the way I forgot to tell you, in the night while roaming in village by mistake we went to Shamshan ghat area when we lost while coming back to hotel. Damn !!! We were really frightened and seriously it was really scary.









Day 3: We all got up 6:00 AM in the morning to see the sun rise, beautiful dam covered with fog and believe me it was mesmerizing. We got ready after taking beautiful snaps and left 9:30 AM in the morning. We reached Chiplun in 1 hour. Fuel up our tank and had heavy breakfast. We planned not to stop for lunch. Now actual ride started. There are lot of ghats on Mumbai-Goa highway that’s what we wanted to explore and enjoy and yes I like to ride in ghat. My friend Aniket was recording ghat. I stopped to adjust his action camera. That was the time I left behind. He went ahead and I stuck in traffic. In ghat you cann’t actually overtake easily. It’s not easy. Once I got out of the traffic. I was riding continuously 80-90 kmph but din't see any group member. In some town I saw one of member but in traffic I lost group again. Actually they stopped there but I couldn’t realize so I moved ahead. Now again I was riding continuously 80-90 kmph and sometime crossing 100 kmph as well. Later I got calls from friends. We shared our location and I was 11 kms ahead of them LOL. I waited for all of them to come. They brought bananas for me, we relaxed there for sometime and started journey again. We reached Pali, visited ballaleshwar ganpati temple. We took khopoli route as road is good to go except few patches. Almost everyone reached home by 8:30 PM in the night.




















For koyna dam, your hotel location is important for the view to capture. If anyone visiting koyna dam. There are two routes to reach there one is Mumbai-Banglore highway and another Mumbai-Pune highway. Mumbai-Banglore road is safe to ride in the night and Mumbai-Goa highway for daytime. Hope you like the content. ๐Ÿ˜


Happy Riding !!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


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Harmeet Banwait: +91 9930212305
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Saturday, 9 September 2017

South India Part 1 Calling...


 Agenda

 Destination
Mumbai-Goa-Gokarna-Murdeshwar-Mumbai

 Distance
1645 kms (from Assembly Point)

 Date
8-Sep-2017 Friday Eve to 12-Sep-2017

 Destination briefing
Covered Maharashtra, Karnataka mostly coastal areas.

 Famous for 
Goa famous for beaches, cashew, beer, late night hard parties. Murdeshwar for Lord Shiva temple, Gokarna for temple, beaches(Om, God's own beach) .

Participants 
Lead : Ravindra Parcha
Tail :   Vipul Singh
Marshal : NA
Photographer :Vipul Singh, Ravindra Parcha
Voluntary Riders : Vishnu
Bikes : FZS, Gixxer and Avenger 150.
   
Hey guys hope you are doing well, After a long time writing blog, was waiting for some mesmerizing trip. Finally day came after wait of 2.5 months. We started planning this long ride for almost 2-3 months back. Preparation included applying for leaves, getting prepared mentally and physically, keeping our bikes ready for the ride, medicines, bike documents and many more. Our wait, our preparation came to an end but not our excitement. Let us talk something about how we started our ride. 
   Day 1:- Since distance was too much to cover so we decided to leave on Friday after office rather than Saturday morning. By telling about our plan in our office in advance we get the chance to leave early. We decided to meet by 5:00 PM at McD kalamboli but because of heavy rain we were delayed by 1 hour. After meetup we left kalamboli and old Mumbai-Pune highway. Evening time as expected we got traffic but we have bikes.. bas aage wala tire gaya to pura bike aage nikal lete hai ๐Ÿ˜†. Somehow we managed to get out of the traffic. Sun was about to set it was time to move fast as after khopoli there is no street light and had to cover ghat too. Have you heard one saying?... jiski laathi uski bhais...Let me tell you how its get applied. Rider who was having strong fog lamps and better visibility than others was kept ahead as lead and others were following him hhahahaa. In a very good speed we crossed khandala-lonavala and reached Pune. We decided to stay in AC rooms during whole trip so that we can sleep without any problem. We booked room for Rs. 1500/-. We had dinner, discussed about the next day plan and went to slept.




  Day 2:- Next morning when I woke up, was thinking i am in my Mumbai home hahaha. Suddenly I realized that I am on trip and stayed in Pune overnight. In sometime we all were freshen up and came down to check out and there was no one on the counter. We asked the staff member where is the receptionist. He said.. sahab aaye nhi ab tak.... humne kaha.. ye room ka keys pakad humlog jaa rhe h . ..we gave him room keys and left by 7:15 AM.  We rode for almost 1 and 1/2 hour and took a first halt of the day for breakfast. In the morning climate is always pleasant and you can cover long distance quickly without taking much break. We did the same. We were riding continuously and taking small halts for just for clicks. During lunch we were quite confident, we can reach Goa by 7:30 PM so we booked the room in Goa using OYO app we got good discount. We paid Rs. 1245/- for room with AC for three of us including next day breakfast complimentary. Don't go for odd figure, booking was online. Journey started again and its time to cross the Amboli ghat. We all were excited to ride in ghat during monsoon and believe me Amboli ghat din't disappoint us. Cloud were floating in air and touching our faces. We opened up our wiser and were feeling that soft mild touch from nature same like my mother used to show her love to me in childhood, really cannot be explained in words. Amboli ghat took descent time to cover, coming down from ghat we reached to Sawantwadi. We rested there for sometime, we had tea, shared our experience and information for further road trip. We are done with our break, lt's ride again. We were then continously riding as we were late from our schedule. We reached to our hotel by 8:30 PM, one hour late from our schedule. We took bath, while other watching "Dance Plus" on television, discussing and cracking jokes. Now its time to go out, it was around 10:00 PM. We visited some of the nearby places. Now we are hungry. One of us had experience good food on Calangute beach. Generally people have candle light dinner with their girlfriend or wife but it was different in our case hahahaha.. I hope you got what I meant. We took almost 2 hours to finish our dinner and beers๐Ÿ˜›. After that we went to our hotel and got into deep sleep. 










   Day3: For day 3, we had plan to cover as much places we can in Goa and then leave for Murudeshwar, Karnataka. We started our day bit late. Late I mean 9:00 AM. We had breakfast in the hotel. We took our bike and started exploring places. We again went to Calangute beach. We covered Baga beach as well. Now beaches were boring us. Now its time to explore some fort. We headed towards Aguada fort. Fort was very nice, spread in large area. Landscape is really awesome there. It is situated on the edge of sea surface. We left from there and went to one of the unexplored place suggested by one of my friend 'รmritansh'. We were also exploring local market and churches whatever was coming on our way. It was late in afternoon. We went back to hotel, wind up our luggage and left for Dauna Paula. We had lunch in near Dauna Paula and left for Murudeshwar in the evening. We were riding continuously in the night. By 12:00 AM in the night we reached Murudeshwar, booked hotel on the spot. Food counter was about to close so we rushed same like last moment assignment submission we used to do in college, we took bath, had dinner yet it was quite chilled in AC but atleast we have it. Now its time to sleep now.














  Day 4: We woke up by 7:00 AM in the morning, got freshen up. We walked for darshan. Murudeshwar is famous for Lord Shiva temple. Temple is simply glorious and mesmerizing. You will be amazed to see the beautiful architecture. It is located on the edge of sea coastal area. Beautiful Lord Shiva statue is 123 feet in height๐Ÿ˜ƒ. There is a story behind the temple about Ravan. You can find more detailed information on internet. We relaxed there, prayed, praised the coastal area beauty. We had breakfast there only and went back to hotel and left for Gokarna. We visited Gokarna temple and Gokarna beach. Now journey started to come back to home. We took one short cut route pass through deep forest area. That forest stretch is almost 100 kilometers between Belgaum and Gokarna. Riding in the forest was great experience. Road was simply awesome. No path hole on the road. No human being on the road as well hahahaha. We were hesitating to stop anywhere. We were hearing some wild animals sound continuously and nervous too so were riding without taking any stop even after wanted to. We reached Belgaum in the night around 9:30 PM. We had dinner, divided our expenses among ourselves. Now there was a call among ourselves. Do we want to ride whole night or want to check in some hotel. We decided to ride whole night so that We can reach Mumbai early morning but things din't go as we planned. 








   Day 5: Late night around 12:30 AM, we faced first breakdown. My friend bike got punctured. We all three were connected via intercom so could talk to each other while riding. He said bhai bike pickup nhi le rhi... bike heavy ho gya h pichhe se. We stopped and check rear tire and our bad time started. Rear tire was punctured. We two slowed down and third friend went ahead to check for puncture shop. Luckily he got, we reached there and got it fixed, meanwhile I slept on highway service road for sometime. We started again but our bad time was following us. He again said.. bhai bike wapas prbm de rhi h.. bike jhatka de rhi h.. khich nhi rhi..I was like not again yaar, I want to reach home as early as possible It was around 1:30 AM in the night. We stopped on highway and what I saw, we were frightened. Engine oil burned up completely. This is never a good sign. Luckily I always carry liter of engine oil on long ride. We topped up the bike and started again. We were like  yaar is baar kuchh nhi hona chahiye..bas kaise to Mumbai pahoch jaaye. but our bad time was following us like shadow, not ready to leave us even in the dark. Bike again gave the same issue, he was feeling continuous jerks. This time issue was very serious. We stopped at Indian Oil petrol pump on highway. We asked for mechanic but he left and it was so obvious because it was 1:30 AM in the night. We tried to resolve the issue by ourselves, we even called local mechanic in Mumbai but nothing could save us. We were just left with one option that is just wait for morning and mechanic to come. We couldn't sleep because we have luggage with us. We parked our bike at near by hotel and relaxed on stairs. That wait was like one of the difficult wait of our lives. Subhah hi nhi ho rhi thi. We were talking and discussion, taking rest, looking at each other face and cracking jokes on each other. That's how we managed to spend time till morning. We were calling the mechanic continuously, he picked up the call at 6:00 AM and we all took deep breadth. We hadn't slept since last 25 hours. Finally our wait over. Mechanic came by 7:00 AM in the morning, resolved bike issue in 0.5 hour. Issue was with carburetor and we were not knowing how to solve that problem.We took sip of tea and 8:00 AM we left for Mumbai. We were riding continuously and whenever we were feeling sleepy, we were having Red bull, black coffee without sugar so that we don't get fall as sleep during ride. We crossed Pune and decieded to stop in Lonavala. We had some snacks there. Me and one of my friend bought chikki for our family. During back to home, we stopped at various location to take some drone shots which was captured amazingly. Finally we entered in Mumbai and we were about to reach home. Last some kilometers are always difficult to cover for everyone after such long ride. We were also facing same psychological problem. At last reached home, I was having dinner and I really couldn't have it because I was damn sleepy. My mother shouted and asked to go for sleep. I was like hummm.. haa..  and I went to sleep. I slept after 36 hours I had my dinner in the afternoon time next day hahaha. I slept for almost 14+ hours till next day.






Every ride is a lesson for a rider. Some key points I learned:- Self trust, how one should face unknown hurdles waiting to welcome you, never leave your team members in any situation, patience and believe in yourself. 




Happy Riding !!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Contact Us

Co-Founder

Harmeet Banwait: +91 9930212305
Niranjan Gupta: +91 7208001233

Admin
Ravindra Parcha: +91 7738072358
Meghan Bhise: +91 9987525169
Shreyas Zare: +91 9820871901

TRC Core Team
Experience the Ultimate Biking!