Archive for July, 2008

You are new to the city of Bangalore and would love to explore the nearby locations which are not too far away but didn’t know where to look…

Well, here is a detailed grid of locations that one could explore during the weekend and if you love to drive, then this will be really helpful. Some of these locations could be covered over a single day like Nandi Hills, Sangam/ Mekadathu, Srirangapatna etc while others might require an over nite stay. Government guest houses are available in some of these locations which can be booked at Lalbagh and Aranya Bhavan in Bangalore. There are a few private hotels and lodges availabe at few other destinations but not really sure about their quality.. This is one sore point which the Tourism Department is trying to rectify.

This link below will take you to the pdf doc
Distance Grid from Bangalore

Do feel free to post your views and add on to this list.

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Since i own one of them rare Jawas in the city, i got to be a part of this recently concluded bikers meet in Bangalore.. Actually, i did help organise the event too :o) and needless to say it was a huge success.

We started planning for this meet and ride to Channapatna Town (Coffee Day) as a group a month before the event date (on the 13th of July) to commemorate the 6th International Jawa Yezdi Biker Meet. So the 4-5 of us met up a few time, exchange of mails took place, poster n t-shirt designs were finalized and we were ready to go. Expecting about 30 – 40 bikes to participate in this rally, we were stunned to see a turnout of 120 bikes at Cubbon Park on the 13th morning. It was utter chaos as we ran out of parking space for these bikes and people trying to click snaps and checking out their competition added to the chaos. The media were there too tryin to get bites from riders and us the organizers.

However, the star attractions for the day were a 79 yr old lady Maya Krishnamurthy riding her 64 model Jawa and a unique bike called the C-Zeta which was a special test model manufactured at the Ideal Jawa factory in Mysore. Only 3 of them were manufactured and we got to see one of them.

Multiple National Rally Champion Jagat Nanjappa flagged off the rally at 8.15am post which the bikers in a convoy went around the city before heading out towards Mysore rd on the Sirsi Circle flyover. We had another brief stopover outside the city for some more media interactions and photo sessions before continuing towards Channapatna on Mysore rd.

The whole distance of (150kms) 75kms towards and 75kms back was truly amazing with the entire stretch packed with these old beauties and the unique thud thud sound these bikes generate. Some cops en route stopped us to find out what the whole commotion was about.

Guess these pics will help describe the scale of the event..

More pics are available at this flickr page

Modified Jawa 350 (Twin)

The group’s website will be up shortly, until then pls visit the facebook group – http://www.facebook.com/groups/171999228907/
and also visit this blog post for regular updates – http://jawayezdiclub.blogspot.com/

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