Last weekend, I was part of yet another bike trip, this time to anathgiri forests which is about 70-80 kms from Hyderabad. It was a rather unplanned trip, with people trying to find the route to anathgiri on the morning of the trip 🙂 .. trust Majji to come up with such plans 🙂
Good thing was, we had enough people in the group to keep the enthu going and with people like Majji and Jayaram around, you can’t really complain about lack of planning, becuase you end up having a good time anyway :).
Majji landed at our place early on saturday morning and started waking up people, with little success and of course with sleep bags like me and maddy around, you can’t say that he didn’t try enough 🙂 .. I caved in, and Maddy made up the excuse of his late hours of sleep ( isn’t it overused by now ? ) to skip the trip. Very soon, I was shaved and bathed and ready to go. The big group of bikers included Me, Rocky, Kunal, Majji, Abhishek, Pankaj , Jayaram and Nitin. We biked for quite some to realize that we missed the turn to Vikarabad some 10 kms back 🙂 .. We came pretty close to killing majji then and there .. but left that for later.
The place was on the same road as Chilkur Balaji temple, but about 50 kms from there. The best part of the trip was that the road was just awesome with zero traffic. There was a stretch of road of about 20-25 kms where high speed became monotony and we never dropped below 80 and touched 100s and 110s pretty frequently. It was fun driving on that stretch .. and having already stopped for some snack ,while me and jaya slipped away for a shared bottle of knockout beer, Pankaj thought that the high speed was beer taking its toll on me ( I don’t drunk on beer dude .. vodka , whisky may be 😀 ) .. anyway .. Majji tried his “fast and furious” stunt bit with me, while I tried the road rash kick thing with him .. By this time, poor Pankaj was holding on to the back seat for dear life and kept telling me to go slower .. but when you have already crossed the high speed barrier in your head, the speed on the road seems achievable and non scary.
We reached some forest thing first, which looked like it was closed for renovation 🙂 .. There were obstructions everywhere on the cemented road, and the few houses here and there were deserted. Throw in some late night drama, some screaming girls, a cannibal psycho and some brave , yet scared guys and you would have had the perfect setting for a horror psychic movie then and there. But, unfortunately, no girls, no psychos and no late night either .. It was mid noon, and even the scary deserted house looked conquerable 🙂
We clicked a little there .. and then moved on to the next destination .. some lake. By the time we reached there, we had had our first casualty. Kunal fell from the Pulsar at the first sight of the lake ( no .. the lake wasn’t so breaktaking .. he was just trying to avoid the pit in front of him on the thin muddy road ) .. and since accidents are inductive, our bike too fell right behind his .. We didn’t hurt ourselves as bad as him, but he was still in high spirits and joined us pretty soon in the lake 🙂
The lake was the high point of the trip for me .. It had been really long since i had stepped inside water and my enthusiasm , once inside water made others think that this is probably the first time in many years that I have come in contact with water 🙂 .. We were in the water for quite some time .. and even rocky, who had cold and was feverish the day before .. had a good swim there. I can’t swim .. so i just threw some water around and had fun 🙂
We came out of water , put the clothes back on .. and since, we had not eaten anything since morning, which could be called as proper meal , we decided to stop at the first place on our way back that would offer us any food. We stopped at Vakirabad, which was about 10-15 kms from the lake for some food and ate a large amount of Mirchi Bhajjis and water had never tasted better than at that place, that time 🙂
The icing on the cake was with Jayaram throwing us a party for his selection into Microsoft. We ate like pigs at Serendipity .. and finally got back home at 10 in the night, with a terrible headache and feeling very sleepy.
Overall, this was a great fun trip 🙂