Goa – The Dream Destination (Part 1)

Posted: April 10, 2010 in Long Tours, Touring, West India
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Title: Goa – The Dream Destination
Destination: Goa, Maharashtra, India
Date: 28 Oct, 2008

Day 1
Finally after week long discussions and switchin between dozens of destination and almost canceling the trip we finally zeroed in on Goa, a weekend dream destination. Even after final plans were drafted i was a bit skeptical bout the ride (ppl have too many personal commitmentz these dayz ). As per planz I was to fly frm kolkatta to mumbai & meet Anup Shiva & Aman at Paavel mac @ 12 am . Reached mumbai @ 8.30 but cause the f**kin traffic reached home by 11.00 . Packed up got freash arranged cash & left home around 11.45. Reached panvel around 1.20 am (only 1.20 mins late, didnt break ny records).

Every thin was fine till the helmet was on. Broke my glasses wen tried to remove the helmet (A stupid action ). So with no spare lenses in the bag and almost no hopes for fixing the glasses the ride was almost over for me. Was depressed, ambaresed wen Sumit gave me some hopes as power of his glasses was close to mine. From nowhere Razor jumped in and bandaged those glasses (This ride wouldnt be possible without his support. I owe u Gopi).

Dumb ppl riding on NH17. Destination Goa

Dumb ppl riding on NH17. Destination Goa

If u can spot it the sun tooo comes for a small tea party with the mooon to laugh on us.

If u can spot it the sun tooo comes for a small tea party with the mooon to laugh on us.

XBHP stuff

XBHP stuff

Around 1.40, with darkness as the companion and broken glasses on 7 riders were ready to burn petrol on NH17 frm Dusk to Dawn .

40 KM’s from panvel had a halt for petrol, Ambition was a bit thirsty. Suddenly after panvel the temp as dropped an the air was chilllin. We could see the cold weather effects on Aman as he was riddin without gloves and the wind was cutting though his jacket. We had spare gloves with us, Shiva wore those cramsters & gave his gloves to Aman. It helped a lot. So back on the road crusin on the highway in a formation. Took a break again around 20 KMs away @ a tea stall. Anup was feelin tooo cold (Everyone else was also frozen). Had a glass of tea (No cups) and moved on. Tea breaks help a lot.

Round bout 3.30 we reached Mahabaleshwar Turn, Polhadpur. Had a small break rather a Warning Break 2 kms off Polhadpur. Anup warned everyone of the dangerous Kashedi ghats ahead. Ive been on this road all my life & I knew wht he was talkin bout. The ghats are awesome during day but deadly during night. 7 – 8 km long ghatz were awesome.

Dhak dhal go..........

Yamaha

Yamaha

High Above the Clouds (Itz Fog)

High Above the Clouds (Itz Fog)

The Sun, The Fog, The Road

The Sun, The Fog, The Road

The roadz were goood most of the time but suddenly wen ur cornering or cruising on a slope the road abruptly ended and the signature red dust of the konkan region replaced the black tarmat. Was scary. The gravel on the curves slowed us down & I guess this is wht prevented us frm accidents. Anup and shiva were cruising ahead and pushing the ZMA & Ambition.

Goa – The Dream Destination (Part 1)

Goa – The Dream Destination (Part 2)

Goa – The Dream Destination (Part 3)

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