Year was coming to end, everyone were set for celebration of Christmas and very eager to welcome New year, for me celebration is riding my bike, adding a topping to the celebration brand new KTM Duke was awaiting for its first long ride.
Me with my riding buddies all set for the ride, we would like to call this ride as coastal photography ride as we aimed to Ride-click-Ride and also to make a Photo documentary on one of the old town of Karnataka. we chose Honnavara which is on the western coast.
Clock ticked 2 am, and we were all in full gears with our bikes all set to start our ride, after breifing about few basic group riding ethics we were rolling on the roads. The Pleasure of riding is watching sun rise when you cruising on the highway, feeling the wind on your face and watching everything in the world getting active by the touch of sun ray's.
It was around 6 30 am took deviation from NH4 toward Shimoga, we were welcomed by garden of sunset flowers, it was hard to just pass through without clicking the smiley flowers.
Doing what you like is freedom, Liking what you do is happiness.
After a short photo stop reached shimoga by 8 30 and stopped at famous hotel sharada bhavana for breakfast, and then started riding again came across beautiful roads of sharavathi valley offered excellent curvy roads for cornering, we shot a video of cornering. myself and Avinash had new duke 200 and Sumanth had pulsar 200NS which was not more than 8 months old, so it was like on the road one on one test of two equally talented beasts across corners and straight roads. was enjoying every km of riding and every corner. words cant express the feel how it feels like while riding.
Temperature was raising beyond 30 and we reached Honnavara which was our destination of the day by 4 pm and quenched our thirst , after a break headed towards Apsarakonda beach. spent a silent evening with our bikes on the beach with waves hushing like background music.
Plan was to reach Sringeri via Agumbe for the night. it was already 3 pm and we don't want to miss the famous Agumbe sunset we started our ride, but it was bit late to chase to witness the sunset on the ghats of Agumbe. but the evening was pleasant with sunset at Maravanthe beach. Maravanthe is one my favorite beach as it has river Souparnika on the other side of the road and Maravanthe beach on the other end.
Next day bikers were in spiritual mood the plan was to visit sringeri temple and Dharmasthala temple, we did visit these two temples and again took the curvy roads on charmadi ghats, again needless to say the roads offered awesome curves with forest surrounding. took break at Kottigehara for the famous neer dosa's, we bikers are also foodies would not like to miss any special foods.