Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Weird! But true, this is how we celebrated our Christmas :)
515 km just to see sunset @ Dapoli

Pratik & Sabhtarsha came with this weird idea of seeing sunset at Dapoli beach (220km from Pune) and we all agreed to it.

The team included six people on three bikes. My thunderbird was not in a position for long rides :( so Avdhoot picked me up at 0800 hrs and we met at Chandani Chowk where Pratik, Sabhtarsha, Vineet & Pushakar were waiting for us.

We had our first stop for fuel and then straight headed for Breakfast @ Dhisa'a dhaba in Tamhini. The road we took to Dapoli was Pune-Tamhini-Mahad-Poladpur-Khed-Dapoli. Reached Dapoli by 1500hrs had a HEAVY lunch, enjoyed @ sea beach and the headed to sunset point.

Enjoyed sunset @ 1800 hrs and started our journey back to Pune @ 1815 hrs. The return road we took was Dapoli-Khed-Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar-Pune. Road to Mahabaleshwar from Poladpur was real scary, there were only 3 bikes on the ghats, no traffic, no human being visible, cold weather and only moon light.

Took our dinner @ Mapro garden at 2200hrs, they were closing but we managed to get a few sandwiches and coffee.

Return journey from Mahabaleshwar was easy and straight as NH4 was not new for all of us & the road conditions were good. F we reached home @ 0100 hrs, exchanged "reached-home-safely" sms ended our Christmas celebration. Not sure about others but here I'm writing this story and uploading snaps @ 0210 hrs :)

Our lower backs are aching like anything and we'll be having a wonderful ;) in office today (26th) for sure.

Some statistics
Pratik, Sabhtarsha, Avdhoot, Rohit, Vineet
Absolute Pillion:
Pulsar 220, Pulsar 150, CBZ Xtreme ( :( no Thunderbird this time)
Total Distance covered:
Total Time:
Riding Time:
Breakfast: Poha, Omelet, Tea
Lunch: KingFish fry, Pomfret fry, Prawns, chicken lollipop, (who care what else was there)
Dinner: Mapro special sandwich & coffee
Photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/rohit11/Dapoli/