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May 17, 2010

Travelling tips

Safety tips for driving in hilly areas

Before going for a long trip, check for the following:

1. Tyres

2. Controls

3. Lights

4. Oils n fluids

5. Chassis

6. Stands




Another necessary packings:

1. Carry a rehydrant or lot of water with you, as u may get strokes or get tired while riding.

2. Carry some light food to eat, in case u dnt find a suitable place to eat.

3. While packing your luggage(try carrying as less as u can), put the heavier things at the bottom and the lighter ones at the top and tie them to the seat wid the help of bungee cords.

4. Carry a good working gps system or road map.

5. Last but not the least, protect yourself fully. Carry a good solid full face helmet, jacket, travelling shoes, gloves etc. 



P.S.-Plan your trip before you leave.




Driving tips:

1. Don't change your lane, as there are many blind curves

2. Drive at a speed not more than 55kmph as it may be difficult to control the bike if some vehicle comes in front.

3. When raining, slow down or prefer not to drive, as it may lead to a major accident.

4. For fuel efficiency, try to move at constant speed.

5. Don't travel more than 100kms at a stretch. Take rest for minimum 30min or more.

6. Take a nap of around 10-15 min at every 2-3 break.

7. Avoid travelling at night, as it is less visible during night.

8. Use scratch free visor for your helmet

9. Be attentive on your road while driving



Things to carry:

1. Tool kit

2. First aid kit

3. Extra tube for tyres.

4. Puncture kit for tubeless tyres

5. Compact Air pump

6. Extra bulb for headlight, tail light and indicator

7. The must, carry all the documents viz. license, registration certificate(R.C.), pollution check certificate, insurance cover note etc.

8. Get your tank filled to full after half of your tank is empty, as you never know, how far the next filling station may be, and what if the next station is out of stock?



For really long trips(>2500km), get your bike serviced every 2250km-2500km...

May 14, 2010

trip to rajasthan





HEREBY I AM WRITING THE SMALL DESCRIPTION ABOUT MY TRIP TO RAJASTHAN ON MY NEW PULSAR 220CC S (NAKED).

I BOUGHT MY NEW BIKE ON 4TH FEBRUARY,2010. WILLING TO COMPLETE FIRST 500KMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, I PLANNED A TRIP TO DHARAMSALA, MC LEOD GANJ INITIALLY AT AROUND 7:30 IN THE EVENING OF THE SAME DAY I BOUGHT THE BIKE. I CONVINCED ONE OF MY FRIENDS AMIT RANJHA OWNING A P200 AT MY HOSTEL FOR THE SAME. WE THEN STARTED OFF WITH THE PACKING AND ALL. THEN AT AROUND 11:30PM, WE LEFT OUR HOSTEL FOR THE FUEL FILLING STATION. THEN I HAD A WHIM OF DROPPING THE PLAN TO DHARAMSALA, INSTEAD GOING TO JAIPUR, JODHPUR, JAISALMER, BIKANER, CHANDIGARH, WHERE I WAS WILLING TO GO TO BY BIKE SINCE LAST YEAR, AS I HAD GONE TO JAISALMER BY TRAIN WITH MY FRIENDS. THEN I AGAIN WAS ABLE TO CONVINCE MY FRIEND FOR THE SAME (BUT ON THE CONDITION THAT I SHOULD GO WITH HIM TO LEH-LADAKH, SINCE I HAVE ALREADY BEEN THEIR LAST YEAR). I HAD TO SAY YES FOR THE REASON. SO, THEN WE STARTED OFF FOR OUR TRIP TO RAJASTHAN. IT WAS AROUND 12 AT MIDNIGHT WHEN WE LEFT CHANDIGARH.

WE HAD TEA AT A DHABA NEAR AMBALA CANTONMENT(60KM) AT AROUND 1AM. THEN DEPARTED FOR OUR NEXT STOP AT PIPLI(100KM), WHICH WE REACHED AT AROUND 2:30AM FOR REST AND TEA AGAIN. THEN AGAIN WE LEFT FOR PANIPAT(165KM), REACHED AROUND 4:30AM. BEING TIRED, WE STAYED AT A LOCAL GURUDWARA N SLEPT TILL 7AM. THEN LEFT PANIPAT AT AROUND 7:30AM. THEN AT 8:11AM, WE REACHED SUKHDEV DHABA(210KM) FOR OUR BREAKFAST. THEN LEFT. IMAGINE WHAT?? WE HAD TO CROSS DELHI AFTER THAT, WHICH WAS ALL IN ALL EXHAUSTIN (AS WE WERE ABLE TO COVER 20 KMS IN 2 HOURS(SIGH)). DARING THE CONGESTED ROADS N TRAFFIC OF DELHI, WE REACHED MANESAR(350KM) AT AROUND 12:15PM, AND HAD OUR LUNCH AT THE MC D, FAMOUS AMONG THE MOST OF THE RIDERS ON THAT HIGHWAY. THEN AFTER THAT WE REACHED KOTPUTLI(475KM) AT AROUND 4:07PM. HAD OUR TEA N SOME REST AND THEN DEPARTED, AND THEN WE HAD A BREAK AGAIN AT MANMOHANPUR(510KM). HAD TEA N THEN LEFT. WE REACHED JAIPUR(576KM) AT 7:10PM. THEN WE HAD OUR ROOM BOOKED AT HOTEL PADMINI PALACE, MOTI DOONGRI, JAIPUR. WE HAD OUR DINNER AT MUGHAL DARBAR RESTAURANT, NICE ROGAN JOSH AND ISHTU WE HAD AT M.D. WE VISITED THE ANCIENT AND WORLD FAMOUS HAWA MAHAL, WHICH WAS NEARBY OUR HOTEL. THEN OFF TO BED AT AROUND 10:30PM.


ON 6TH FEBRUARY, 2010, WE WOKE UP AROUND 4:45AM IN THE MORNING. GOT READY FOR OUR DESTINATION(JAISALMER). DEPARTED FROM JAIPUR AT 6:00AM AFTER REFILLING OUR TANKS. WE HAD A BREAK N MORNING TEA AT A DHABA(608KM)AT AROUND 6:30AM ON THE NH LEADING TO JAISALMER. THEN DEPARTED OFF. THEN WE HAD OUR BREAKFAST AT PANDIT RESTAURANT, AJMER(683KM) AT 8:15 AM . LEFT. THEN WE HAD REST AT SOME PLACE(764KM) AT 10:30AM WHICH WAS JUST DESERTED. LEFT AGAIN. THEN REACHED JODHPUR(916KM) AT 1:30PM . HAD LUNCH AT B. MODERN SWEETS. LEFT. THEN WE STOPPED FOR SOME REST AT BARESAR(990KM) AT 4:00PM. AGAIN LEFT, REACHED POKHRAN(1100KM) AT 5:40PM, LEAVING PUSHKAR ON THE WAY. THEN AT AROUND 7:48PM, WE REACHED JAISALMER(1213KM). BOOKED OUR ROOMS AT NEERAJ HOTEL, IN FRONT OF THE FAMOUS KONARK FORT. THEN WE HAD OUR DINNER AT 'THE SUNSET POINT' RESTAURANT'S ROOF, IN THE FORT ITSELF. HAD AN AMAZING FEELING BEING THEIR.THEN LOITERED AROUND IN THE FORT FOR SOMETIME. THEN BACK TO OUR ROOM. WENT TO SLEEP AT 10:40PM.


THEN ON 7TH FEBRUARY, 2010, WE LEFT FOR CHANDIGARH AT AROUND 6:10AM.
REACHED A PLACE(1328KM) AT 7:34 AM FOR OUR MORNING TEA. THEN LEFT. HAD REST AT KHIDRAT(1459KM) AT 9:37AM . THEN AFTER THAT WE HAD LUNCH AT KUSANSAR(1573KM). AFTER RIDING ON THE STRAIGHT ROADS OF RAJASTHAN AND SOME PEACEFUL ATMOSPHERE, WE REACHED SRI GANGANAGAR(PUNJAB-RAJASTHAN BORDER) (1813KM) AT 4:25PM. HAD OUR FUEL TANKS FILLED. THEN REACHED MALOUT(1880KM) AT 7:30PM. HAD OUR DINNER AT A LOCAL DHABA N STAYED AT ROYAL HOTEL. SLEPT AT 9:30AM.


ON 8TH FEBRUARY, 2010, WE TOOK OFF FOR CHANDIGARH FINALLY. WE LEFT AT 8:30AM AND STOPPED AT SURAJ MAHAL HOTEL, NEAR RAMPURA(1964KM) AROUND 9:30AM FOR OUR BREAKFAST. HAD A DISCUSSION OVER AN ATHEIST AND A WORSHIPPER WITHE THE OWNER OF THAT DHABA(LOL, HE WAS A PURELY RELIGIOUS KIND OF PERSON). THEN TOOK OFF. DARING THE RAINS, WE REACHED PATIALA(2122KM) AROUND 1:15PM. REST AND THEN MOVED FOR OUR LAST STAGE i.e. CHANDIGARH(2183KM). WE REACHED CHANDIGARH AT 2:30PM.


PHEW!!! WHAT A HAPPINESS WAS THAT REACHING OUR HOSTEL AFTER DARING THOSE RAINS SINCE LAST 100KMS.

*DISTANCE FROM OUR HOSTEL.
** TOTAL EXPENDITURE- 3500RS PER HEAD
$ TOTAL DISTANCE- 2183KM
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