Ride to Kumta/Gokarna
I rode to Kumta (Gokarna) on Friday and spent the weekend there. This was a much longer ride, 1000 kms door to door. The ride was fun, and I enjoy riding with friends. Like last week, I was a bit nervous again, but it vanished within fifteen minutes. Once you start, you forget things.
We choose to go through the main highway (Red Line, GPX) while going. It is Hubballi Road, a six-lane highway to Ranebennur, so it's an easy ride. Highway post-Ranebennur is narrow but clean. So the ride is still comfortable. It has a beautiful ghat section where you can ride along the river Aghanashini in the last bit.
On Sunday, on our way back, we came through a different route ( Blue Line, GPX). There were some beautiful ghat sections between Honnavara, Sagara, and Shivamogga. It's scenic and makes the ride joyful. Post that, there is a stretch that's under construction, which makes the ride longer and a bit tiring.
I was initially doubtful about my return to long rides. I really enjoyed the ride with friends. BluArmour made the riding a lot of fun.CB350, my ride from Royal Brothers, matched my style and was easy to handle. It made my ride comfortable. I like that motorcycle. I want to ride more in the coming days. It wouldn't have happened without Manju, Anand, and Arun. Thank you folks.