Solo ride early morning Pune - Solapur Highway - 17th August - Harley Davidson Street Forum - Street 500 and 750
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Cool Solo ride early morning Pune - Solapur Highway - 17th August

This was my 2nd ride with my "therapist" - a black denim black Street 750 :-). The first one was the freedom ride from Pune to Lonavala with the Two Rivers Harley Davidson chapter in Pune. This time I decided to go solo. Timed myself for a 45 mins to and 45 mins fro ride. Also wanted to try out these new boots that I purchased just for my Sunday rides with the "therapist".

Left home at 6:15 in the morning with my old Canon A640 camera and the gorillapod. The highway is only 2.5 kms from home. Being a Sunday and early morning, I got to the highway in no time. Once on the highway it took me 10 mins to get to the outskirts of Pune and then I was on a roll. Must have only changed gears from 6 to lower for the two tolls that were on the way. No tolls for two wheelers too:-). Otherwise I was constantly doing 100 kmph (60 mph) in the 6th gear. Clear skies, very little traffic, I enjoyed being on the road with my "therapist". I had my earphones on with some music playing and once the 45 mins countdown timer went off, I stopped to take a break and some pictures.

Spent around 15 mins getting various angles of my "therapist" and a couple of mine posing on her. The gorillapod came in handy. I've attached a few pictures from that road trip here. The ride back was equally good. It was 8:30 am when I got back home. I did around 100 kms. My wife and 16 month old son were still asleep. Had the whole day to spend with them and boy that was a good start to the day. Met my cousin in the evening, added a couple of shots from that visit too.

Hope you like the photos, will post more after every Sunday ride. :-)
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Boy, you sure get a bike dirty fast don't you ?
I noticed you took off the front fairing. Is that due to having to place the I.D. tag on the front?
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Enjoyed your post, I looked up your location on Google maps. The India guys at work corrected my pronunciation of the town names and we talked a bit about your post.

We do similar activities, I get up early on Sunday morning and ride my Street 750, Layla, in the Texas hill country for several hours and then spend the day with my family. My rides are slower down the twisty back roads, just bicycles and motorcycles on the roads at this time.
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Fantastic! Is the whole ride on dirt roads, must be fun when she starts to waggle on you, just channel your inner XR750.

I like that one picture, like father like son
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@bmoothedan thanks for sharing your sunday morning with us. This has to be the first time I have heard that name for a bike, it makes a lot of sense though. All of of our bike serve the same purpose

You're big in to photgraphy arent you? have any more snaps to share?

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@OldDawg, I never liked the cowl around the headlamp. Reminded me of a locally make motorcycle in India called the Bajaj Boxer .

The first thing I did after I got my "therapist" from the dealer is get the cowl off.
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Fantastic! Is the whole ride on dirt roads, must be fun when she starts to waggle on you, just channel your inner XR750.

I like that one picture, like father like son
It wasn't a dirt road, I only take her out on highways. However it's raining here in Pune for the last 2-3 months (monsoon season), so if you're on any road, it can get quite dirty. .

Picture - like father like son, thanks and ditto - I love that one too.
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Thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed your pictures too. I am looking forward to more posts and pictures.
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@bmoothedan thanks for sharing your sunday morning with us. This has to be the first time I have heard that name for a bike, it makes a lot of sense though. All of of our bike serve the same purpose

You're big in to photgraphy arent you? have any more snaps to share?
She truly is my therapist . I've got plenty of photos to share but I figured there's a limit to how much you could upload on this forum. All my photos are uploaded to my Google account. From the year 2000 (which is when I came to Pune for work) until now, I have around 615 albums for the many events that have occurred over the years.

Here's the album I'm maintaining for the therapist in 2014: https://plus.google.com/photos/10375...CJ6ky9HcvKm0JA

You can follow this album if you are interested. I will keep adding new photos to this album.
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Hey, that bike looks like a 70's something Honda. I like it.

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