Used to ride frequently for the near distance locations but never thought of making big rides. There was one in plan that was Leh but had very little idea of people riding to Gujarath and Rajasthan. Have seen very few posts about Gujarath - Rajasthan rides in forums. One of my friend who has done Leh ladakh ride last time told me about the plan and asked if I want to join. I was very tentative considering the expenses involved and the number of days. There were few other thoughts which i come across like ' You can always make money.. but not memories' and stuff!! Once that bug went inside i knew there was no turning back unless someone stop me from doing it. Just a month back i have taken two weeks holiday for my brothers marriage. So I knew my manager will outright say no as I anyway did not have annual leave balance. So i sent a mail and let my manager turn it down and so i can convince myself that i cannot go. Manager did not respond but in few days the travel bug became so strong and i was desperately waiting for the leave approval! So in a meeting i took the courage and asked him. He said okay will approve!! i was like what the hell happened!! Did not know how to respond but i was on cloud 9!!
Initial plan was to ship our bikes through truck(as train was not a feasible option) and then collect the bikes at Ahemdabad, do a clockwise ride on Gujarath and Rajasthan, come back again to Ahmedabad, ship the bikes back. Found one transport services and he agreed for 3k per bike. Almost one week back we sent our rides and we got a confirmation like after four days that bikes are shipped. All the route plans were made my Akash, who planned this ride with the help of HVK who is a good friend of him. All I had to do is pack my bags and get on with the ride. Total members are :
Akash - Pulsar 180(body of 150cc)
Ajay - Honda Unicorn
Suhas - Honda Stunner
Karthik - Pulsar 200 NS
Arun - Pulsar 150
This is how the day's went on.
Here is the days planned
31-01-2015 - Took bus from Bangalore to Mumbai
01-02-2015 - Took evening train to Mumbai to Ahmedabad
02-02-2015 - Ahmedabad to Bhuj
03-02-2015 - Bhuj to Rann of Kutch to Bhuj
04-02-2015 - Bhuj to Vigakhot to Bhuj
05-02-2015 - Bhuj to Dholavira to Adesar
06-02-2015 - Adesar to Little rann of Kutch to Barmer
07-02-2015 - Barmer to Jaisalmer to Thar
08-02-2015 - Thar to Jaisalmer
09-02-2015 - Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
10-02-2015 - Jodhpur to Ajmer to Pushkar
11-02-2015 - Pushkar to Ajmer to Pushkar
12-02-2015 - Pushkar to Udaipur
13-02-2015 - Udairpur to Surat
14-02-2015 - Surat to Satara
15-02-2015 - Satara to Bangalore
Few pics to temptation
Rann of Kutch
On the way to Vigakhot
into the storm
At little rann of Kutch.
Ready for a rann??
The route map
And the Video documentary of the ride, the way it happened!