Ride through clouds and curves to Valaparai

It started with the plan to ride to Gokarna through Shivamogga. After our ride to Kanyakumari almost an year back we wanted to go for a long ride desperately. Heavy rains in Western Ghats of Karnataka forced us to change the destination. Anand suggested that we will ride to Valparai and it would be good. We agreed as soon as we knew it had 40 hair pin curves. This time we didn’t have time to do any planning.

On the day I got up quite early (3am. It doesn’t happen very often) and we left Bangalore by five. We started the ride after the group prayer. It was Anand (Eliminator) in the leading position, following him were Vinay (ZMA), Guru (Pulsar), Manju (Bajaj), Sandeep MK and GL (Unicorn) and me performing the role of sweep rider on my Yamaha.

L2R : Guru, Sandeep MK, Manju, Vinay, Sandeep GL and me

For breakfast we halted at Dhrmapuri which is our regular breakfast point. We reached Valparai by evening after few photo sessions near Mettur.

L2R : Anand, Vinay,Guru, Manju, Sandeep MK and Sandeep GL

Most memorable part was last 60kms which went through tea estates, hair pin bends and clouds. My leather jacket had taken so much water that it was adding 2ks to my weight. But it was worth the effort

40 hair pin bends were fun to ride.  That smile on my face that tells it all. Ride of two hours was the most beautiful ride that I have done until now. I could not capture it on camera. But Manju clicked few using his mobile.

The view from the top is just awesome. I was missing my camera.

It was raining heavily on the second day. We couldn’t do much other than riding to a near by dam through tea estates.

Return was nothing major ( except for those two incidents and the fact that both included me). We left around 7 as the visibility was very low. We reached home by 7pm. We covered around 940kms in total. The route which we took – Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Dharmapuri-Erode-Coimbatore-Pollachi-Valparai.

All I can say is its a must ride for any bikers. That last 120kms ( 60+60) is worth riding 800kms :)

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12 Responses

  1. sandeep says:

    Soooper maga….

    But aa male nalli nendhu nedhu…sakappa saaku ansbidthu….

  2. Anand says:

    le maga male nallu ondu maja..yen teja..;)

  3. Thejesh GN says:

    @Anand correct maga

  4. yeah, have heard a lot abt teh hairpin bends @ valpari… :) keep riding man.. want to visit the place one day…

  5. Renu Kumar says:

    Super ride Teja… photos ennu edre update maadi :-)

  6. Sameer says:

    Few rides, but you really make those count! Good stuff :)

  7. LJ says:

    nice writeup! will have to go and witness the ghats someday soon :)

  8. I tried to fill the chill hilly curve at Calicut – Bangalore road rout. All the way of Adiwaram till Mahanandwadi is the pleasure filled journdy.

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  10. rony says:

    Nice pictures

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