3 of us from Pune (Lt. Shailendra, Kalidas and I) and 1 from Bijapur (Aditya), all Street 750 owners started from Nashik phata, Pune 30 minutes after the scheduled time which was 4:00 AM on the 4th of December (Day 1). Kalidas and I were the senior riders in this group. Both of us had Scala rider g9 units which we paired. So he was the leader while I was the sweeper. Shailendra who had never ridden in a group before was #2
and Aditya from Bijapur who had already ridden 350 kms (200 miles) the previous day was #3
. He too had never ridden in a group before. We travelled to Bhopal in the state of MP - a distance of 850 kms from Pune and got there by 8:00 PM. The only stops were fuel stops, snack breaks and bio-breaks.
The next morning (Day 2) we left Bhopal at 7:00 AM and reached our destination Khajuraho (350 kms from Bhopal) at 4:00 PM.
The return journey began on Day 4 (7th December) at 5:00 AM and we halted for the night at Dhule, Maharashtra which was 900 kms from Khajuraho at 9:30 PM. Again, stops were only for fuel and snacks. On Day 5, we had to split the group since Kalidas was not upto riding early in the morning. Aditya and I left Dhule at 5:30 AM and got to Pune by 12:15 PM. This leg of the journey (the last leg) was the worst with single lane unruly traffic from Nashik to Pune.
I was home by 1:15 PM and back at the office at 2:00 PM. In all I had done 2400+ kms (1500+ miles) in 5 days. It was a gruelling task but thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. Not sure when I will be able to go on such an adventure again.
There are far too many photos to link to a post here. So I'm just posting a link to the story created by Google when you upload photos that are geotagged.
Binu's eastern HOG ride story with photos