FIRST SOLO RIDE - NELLIGUDE LAKE

Tripoto
17th Jun 2018

FIRST SOLO RIDE - NELLIGUDDE LAKE

Photo of FIRST SOLO RIDE - NELLIGUDE LAKE by Martina Blanche
Photo of Nelligudde Kere, Karnataka by Martina Blanche
Photo of Nelligudde Kere, Karnataka by Martina Blanche
Photo of Nelligudde Kere, Karnataka by Martina Blanche
Photo of Nelligudde Kere, Karnataka by Martina Blanche
Photo of Nelligudde Kere, Karnataka by Martina Blanche

I always loved the pillion seat, for the fact that I could enjoy the ride and the view rather than having to focus on the road ahead. But then, people change and so do their thoughts.

And then I bought my own vehicle. The only thing I looked forward since then was to get on the road soon. So, I soon decided to hit the road, but the way I like it "SOLO". As I was figuring out where should I head to, I come across this vlog of Nelligudde Lake by mystic rider Prateek. Do check out his YouTube channel. Just 40 kms away from Bangalore, Nelligudde Lake, was what I found perfect for my first solo ride.

Dragged myself out of bed at 4:30 am, took a shower, got dressed, and I was ready to make my "first solo ride" happen. Left home around 5:45 AM, because my old girl wouldn't allow me to leave the house earlier than that. Filled gas, got my tires checked, and there was no stopping now. The weather was ah-mazing for a long ride. I was enjoying the ride and the weather until I came to the toll gate. Bingo! I forgot to withdraw cash, damn! The toll was 40 bucks, and I had just 30 bucks in my wallet. So, without further ado, I applied the "BHAIYA" trick. Hehe. He took the 30 bucks and I headed on the Nice Road. I rode on further, came at another toll gate, but escaped.

After riding for an hour, I managed to find an ATM. I quickly withdrew cash and headed to Nelligudde Lake. It wasn't very far now.

After a long, one and a half hour ride, I finally reached Nelligudde Lake. And the view, man. The view was spectacular. I reached around 7:30 a.m., and there were already so many bikers and families enjoying at the lake. There was a family in the lake already. Also, there were people who came for a morning walk. There is a trail that runs alongside the lake, which makes it perfect for brisk walking and jogging.

I took a walk on the trail and then clicked a couple of pictures and then just sat. Just sat there trying to clear my mind and enjoying the fact I was amidst nature, what else I could ask for? I sat there for quite long, enjoying every bit of nature. As I kept sitting there, bikers kept coming in. Around 11:00 a.m., I decided to leave Nelligudde Lake and head home. On the way back, I had yummy breakfast. I reached back home by 1:00 p.m.

And that was my first solo ride #IMadeItHappen

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