Sunday, January 27, 2008

My quick test ride...

I got my bike serviced yesterday, and I was itching for a ride out. Coincidentally, a very good friend of mine was riding from Pune. So I decided that its time for a quick trip to Lonavala...

I left at 6.30AM, and went to the petrol bunk to top up. There the ATM security guard suddenly lost his sleep when he saw me trying to enter the ATM, in full riding kit... :) The expression on his face..priceless.

Another reason for this ride was to test out my new Tundra gloves from cramster. Unfortunately, they could only provide protection for a few kms only. On the other hand, they are so much better than the other Fieldsheer Mach 6 gloves which I have reviewed earlier.
The handling also gets a little clumsy because of the size of the gloves.. The grips feel like twigs.
But, they offer great protection, and are perfect for riding out of the city.

Bottom line : Value for money.

My first stop was at Shri Datta snacks, who make the best Vada Pav in the entire planet. There is nothing like a hot cup of tea and steaming vada pav when you are hungry.

One thing I noticed, is that you don’t feel so cold when you are riding, but the minute you stop, the chills set in. Boy, it was pretty cold today, inspite of wearing my BikeNomads tee, the Fieldsheer Mesh jacket, along with the wind breaker, and a fleece pullover on top.

One more reason for this trip was to try to lean further than usual. Thankfully, i was able to scrub more rubber off the side of my tyre than usual :)
That was an awesome feeling to lean, and carry speed into the turns. Thank you GOD :)

Our rendezvous point was RK as usual. A few minutes after i reached, Praveen Sathye walks in, and we had a great breakfast at RK. And then it was the time to ride back...

I had a hard time keeping up with Praveen, and man, he hits the curves like his tyres are made of chewing gum. Was quite a sight following him.

The return trip was pretty uneventful, and reached home @11.30AM.

Not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning eh?

:-D


Here are a few pics:





2 comments:

Prashanth M said...

lovely photos... loved that last one...

Hrishi said...

Thanks Prashanth :)