24) Manchinbele + Big Banyan – Epic Ride back ( 4/11/10)
Place: Manchinbele + Big banyan.
Distance: 35 x 2 = 70kms.
Participants : Dhiren (dJ) > Siddarth ( STIG) > Ashok > Arvi > Manu > Sp.
Bikes: RTR > GS 150 > Pulsar 150.
Directions: Bengaluroo > Mysore Road ( SH-17) > RRDC > Right Turn > Bigbanyan > Manchinbele.
Previous Trip : TK Falls.
If you have less than 5 mins, Click here: Manchinbele- Basic information
Another unplanned trip , so obliviously some part of it had to be Epic. Ok 4/11/10 was a Thursday , so all theory classes , so mass bunk :P
10 am everybody escape… so we ended up near the bakery asusual sipping tea etc etc… we had the whole day ahead of us … so we had two plans in our mind
1)Go to a hotel and eat a heavy lunch.
2)Go to a place Nearby.
And we chose the latter … this decision took us 2 hrs to execute :D , 12 pm we left college towards destination unknown ( on SH 17) , I told others about a reservoir near Bidadi ( not manchinbele , now its like our native) so we decided to go there .
Well nothing much to say about the ride , it was our 5th OR 6th visit to the place… so it was just formalities… cruised along Mysore road to reach RRDC , took a right turn there and headed towards Big banyan tree ( Dodalladmara)
Wanted to stop at Bigbanyan , but realized that we could visit it on our way back. So headed further towards Manchinbele.
TRACTOR WHEELIE :
Vokay this was truly unbelievable , as we got the first glimpse of the place it was breath-taking… little did we know we would sight something else which wouldn’t take our breadth but Choke us :P :P
Entering manchinbele , we a saw a tractor lift the front two wheels up almost 60degree :O ,we stood there with our jaws dropped in shock. As the second one came by , wit was a little kid driving it … we requested him to do the wheelie ,and this little kid did it even better about 80 degree… whew it was like we were imaging things… then the 3rd tractor came by .. we went a little overboard and asked whether we could sit on the tractor and then asked him to perform the wheelie :P
Well he couldn’t get it done, so we headed towards the water ..
TIME: 13:15 .
Well , the water level had decreased a lot , we had a long discussion whether to get down in the water or Trek up the hill…
The water at this place was never clean , so decided to trek. We had to park our bikes behind some busheswell hidden , and started off towards the mountains . it was quite an easy trek but then the rain god came into the picture.
It was about 2pm , and started raining heavily , dJ had “ ___meter” in his bag ( sorry forgot name) so gave my towel ( a must find in my bag :P) to wrap it up.
Then we stood under a tree for about 20mins , Chinta his STIG , fat guy`s, Megan Fox stories kept us well entertained. **BOWS DOWN**
The sight of savandurga was amazing , it was covered in mist , looked awesome :) . Then we trekked further up to reach a flat land. Hmmm it was a little different since our last visit to this place “ Manchinbele –The reunion” , But yea we walked further and reached the end… sat there for sometime and decided to head back.
The cool weather made the trek super non tiring . Heading back we checked our bikes and left towards namma bengaluroo :) :)
We reached here at about 3:15 pm , well nothing much is there at this place … so a small round at this place to wrap it up :D. We left BIG BANYAN at about 3:30 pm.
EPIC RIDE BACK:
Vokay here is the most thrilling part of this entire trip. As soon as we entered Mysore road , it started raining heavily. This was real heavy rains. Each droplet was like a thick bullet hitting our faces and chest… believe me that hurt !!
We thought of stopping at kengeri , but decided continue , SH-17 was literally in floods
Obstacle I :
It was becoming difficult to control the bike , finally , we reached Gopalan arch and headed further into Nayanhalli, thenashok and me decided to take a shortcut near a BP petrol bunk ,… So took a U-turn.. the next sight was something il never forget… there was huge amount of water flowing out of the petrol bunk…GULP!! This made all the potholes , humps , Stones , etc invisible…
It was a one shot go… taking a deep breadth , went off…. Finally after a few seconds in the mercy of the forceful water we made it out of it \m/
From then on we thought it was a walk in the park. Further we saw a car & scooter stopped near a small bridge… made my way through tosight the mother of all challenges for tat day…
Knee deep , flowing water over the bridge…ashok advised me to head back… But I thought I would give it a shot anyway. Started of at 20kmphr, taking care not to decelerate as water would enter into the Exhaust.
Everybody else were curiously looking at me whether I would screw up … that gave one more reason to cross it. After a min of hard time to keep the bike on course , made it out of it … took a look back at the people who had stopped smiled at all of them and headed further.
Whew what a felling it was… the other two bikes had taken the normal route… we all ended up at the bakery again shivering in cold , drenched totally , soaking wet .
Ordered some tea and snacks etc etc…
After having them headed back home , satisfied … it was a insane trip !! but the ride back is one hell ride I will surely remember…
Until Next time \m/
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