Friday, January 8, 2010

Car and Bike ride to vikarabad.

It was wee hours of Sunday morning. A chilling morning with the riders and drivers set to go on a ride/drive to vikarabad. 3 cars and 5 bikes with 21 people on the vehicles drove their way for a trek followed by a lake side relax.

People assembled at the cross roads as mentioned in the trip schedule. The wait was for around 15 minutes, for others to assemble, after which, it was time and the riders had to bite the cold morning while the car occupants had a pleasant ride!

The morning brought with it the rays of sun and a picturesque view that was 'simply' beautiful. The ride was a good one with me changing speeds for the fun of riding. The intention of having bikes on the go was to have the fun of riding. The ride was close to 80 kms, single way. We had to make stops in between to ensure no one was far behind or left out. We had a good breakfast at a restaurant in Chevalla. After the good breakfast, the group headed forward to ananthgiri hills, the prime destination of the trip.

It was around 0900 hrs, by the time, we reached ananthgiri hills. A quick round of introduction was done and then the trek began. Ananthgiri hills is an easy - moderate trek. Few parts of the hills are totally covered with dried plants and the surfaces do not have rocks for balance. oh oh! It makes it a little difficult but with care it shouldn't be a difficult one. We had few people with bruises as the slopes with soil made it difficult to balance and bruises were inevitable. Precisely, the reason why long sleeve shirts are advised. The trek was concluded at 12oo hrs. The weather was against a second trek as the plan was to head to the lake at around 0200 hrs for a good lunch and a jump in the water. But then the weather prompted us to make it to the lake early and we left the hills at 1215 hrs.

It was around 1230 when we reached Nagasamudram lake. People plunged into water and there was hardly any slack time from the moment we reached the lake till the jump into the water. So, you now know how the weather was. eh? Nonetheless, few people had a good time in water, few chose to rest by the lake and few [including me] decided for a small walk around the lake. Looking for new ways in getting to the other side lake. On return, food was waiting and had a good amount of it, after which there was a lot of time to relax and have a small chat with others on varying topics. Since, there was nothing else to do, it was decided that we head back and at 0330 hrs we started back to hyderabad, with a stop for tea at the same place where we had our breakfast.

The return ride was tiring [for me] but overall it was a good ride and i realized one thing when i reached home, it was my first long distance ride and i had pushed my bike to the limit!

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