Going through the hurdles, fixing the issues with the bikes, riding through the trek which was not even easy to be covered on foot, our group reached the Rajmachi Point. We parked our bikes near a pond, & the sight of a water body after a hard, rough ride is always a sign of gratification to one's desires of hedonism. We went for a quick dip in the pond to relax out the fatigue from the ride & I almost drowned slipping on the slimy rocks of the pond, that was terrifying & I was scared out of my wits. But let's leave that part behind & make a promise to learn how to swim ????
After a swim, refueling the enthusiasm, it was time to take a U-Turn & return back to Pune, but wait we had to 'track back our footsteps & follow the same route we took to reach Rajmachi, & it is always easier to ride uphill than downhill on such extremely tough tracks. So the FUN wasn't over yet!
The riders were ready to head back, syncing together, riding along enjoying the off-roading experience. The people trekking on-foot were admiring the bikers & it must've been a exciting sight to watch bullets off-roading in unison. Heading back to the Highway joining at Lonavala, the riders were all in the mood of riding, when God showered his blessings in the form of rain. It was the rhythm of the rain & the thump of the bullet engines complimenting each other & the music lifting up the spirits of the riders. After enjoying the short rain shower, we headed towards Pune on the Old Mumbai-Pune Highway. The only stop left before the dispersion of riders on their way home was to have a group lunch. So we stopped at a Dhaba named Sidhu Da Dhaba along the highway. You can always eat a nicely cooked , perfect meal at an air conditioned restaurant, but to really dive-in & to have a glimpse of India's culture & customs, these roadside eateries are always a classic choice. So that was the point of dispersion, riders heading towards their destinations, the ride organizers were thanked for such an amazing ride & it was promised to continue the riding spirit in the future.
I was not able to capture many junctures of the ride, due to the lack of cameras , but maybe some moments are just meant to be kept as memories in your heart, instead of being captured in pictures.
Have you ever been on a thrilling off-roading experience? If yes, Do share it ????