Thats an oldie
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thats an oldie
Monday, December 27, 2010
Soon I passed the first service station, hit gudalur , and was off into the tea estates.The terrain became rolling again, the landscape breathtaking. I stopped every now and then to take pictures. The road has been pretty good with lots of down hill too. But towards the end I realised I was running behind time. I pushed a little hard towards the end, and made it to hotel Green Gates, Kalpetta by around 6.30 pm. Overall, a nice and long ride, with the best vistas so far in the tour. Heard later that one of the riders crashed on the ooty, and had to return back to bangalore the next day.
Ravi breezes through
Around meppadi, the landscape gets a new life. The hills are now closer and bigger, and some of roads seems to be merging right into the hills. I was definitely running out of time, but thought I won't do justice to the place if I don't do a pic stop here. Our destination - Green Gates hotel, kalpetta was around 20 km from here.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Myself, Paul and Sunil stop at a viewp0int on the way to Coonoor.
We met Jacob at the very laid back Coonoor town. He invited us home for a cup of coffee, and played host for a wonderful lunch at Coonoor Club, an even more laid back place.
After lunch, Jacob led us to some sight seeing around Coonoor. This picture is at the lambs rock. We were hoping to spot some bisons, but no luck
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
A nasty speed breaker follows a nice and long downhill. Amit, who hasn't topped up the air pressure enough, gets a pinch flat. We replace the tube and pump in some fresh air.
A monkey steals a packet of enerzol at the first rest station. He manages to open the packet very efficiently and savours it.
Nice long downhill follows after a climb. Amit and Gokul freewheeling
A very scenic part of the route as keep riding towards gudalur.
The scenery was worth admiring though. The road, the mist, the greenery's - couldn't have been any better.