Shettihalli is in Hassan District and 744 kilometers away from Hyderabad. I thought of going there, but didn't wanted to go either in the bus or train, which I got so bored off. Then a thought struck me, how about some Gusto moments on my Mahindra Gusto, I thought. But I was wondering if I could make it to this place on my Gusto, one because of the distance and second because the usual bike riders who traverse the length and breadth of the country prefer either Royal Enfield or Bajaj Avenger for long road trips. Mine was not such a Mean Machine to boost off, and will it endure the distance without any technical glitch.
But I had made up my mind and I didn't technically consult my Gusto if it was ready for this rendezvous with the wind on the Hyderabad Bangalore Highway. Well, let's see. Why cross the bridge before it comes.
What could at worse happen? A flat tyre? A clutch or a break issue? Or complete breakdown? Either way, I would be on the Highway and help would always be a wave away with any truck stopping and loading my Gusto to the safe portals of a mechanic a few miles away. So why worry even before I venture out.
But it is always better to leave perceptions at home, or else you would be confounded with confusion of your own thoughts conflicting with your thoughts. Come what may, just go!
It's monsoon now, I would want to see the Shettihalli Rosary Church submerged. I had seen some kannada songs picturized here and since then the itch to see it was itching me.
Going back on time, I remember how I went to Anantapur from Kurnool on my Bajaj Super, the King of two wheelers then. Both these places lay at a distance of 150 kilometers.
If Bajaj can, so can my Gusto. That was my confidence.
The road from Hyderabad to Bangalore is perfect for road trips, especially bike trips. Two major towns, Kurnool and Anantapur can be halted at, to fill both your tummy and also fill fuel into your machines.