Roaring Bulls on Karnataka Rajyotsava 1 Nov 2016

Apr 8, 2015
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“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, IBR announces a ride. And do we say no to it? Never. I was all excited because I got to take the Himalayan for the spin again.

It was like a reunion ride for me as there were lot of people whom I haven’t seen in a year or so have come for a ride and that’s a blessing for the chapter. They are the ones who stood against all odds and let this group grow bigger and better and they were there. It was a wonderful feeling and we kick started the ride after the briefing.


I have always enjoyed to ride during dawn. I enjoy every time I see a rising sun peeps through my rear view mirror. It’s the color that soothes your soul. The shell pink and faintly gold color always reminds me of how beautiful the day can be.


“I believe in the person I want to become.
I believe in the freedom of the open road.
And my motto is the same as ever:
"I believe in the kindness of strangers. And when I'm at war with myself I ride, I just ride."

Reaching Savanadurga was an easy task as its just 70 KM from Bangalore and we got to experience fresh tarmac, chaotic traffic, Amazing twists, Roads, No Roads, gravel, lose sand etc. We had experienced all kind of terrain by the time we reached. Though the trekking bug was biting, we didn’t climb due to time constraints instead settled down for an amazing photo shoot and non-stop chit chats. The location is serene. The hills taunt you to climb, but they are not that friendly, they are slippery, they are steep, they are nasty. The clouds kiss the hill top and gently brush them against the rocks to tickle the mighty hill. The shadows plays hide and seek. The sun gives you the shine and the perfect lighting condition to click pictures. The sky is so blue which reminds you of an infinite movie and you never get tired of looking at it.

Mind full of memories, heart full of laughter, soul full of satisfaction, we headed back to Bengaluru.


Little Facts:
Kannada Rajyotsava (Karnataka Formation Day; literally "Birth of the Karnataka state") is celebrated on 1 November of every year. This was the day in 1956 when all the Kannada language-speaking regions of South India were merged to form the state of Karnataka
Savandurga (is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) off the Magadi road 12.919654°N 77.292881°E, in India. The hill is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia.[1] The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli reservoir and on towards Manchanabele dam
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