Camping at Gothic Basin

It was roughly the last weekend of September 2015 when me and Venky attempted Gothic Basin hike for the first time. Heavy rains and presence of just one car at the trailhead parking lot were discouraging enough for us to abandon our plans. I was longing to go to this place for more than a year now and it was time. I wanted to take it a step further and make this an overnight camping trip.

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Hike to Bandera Mountain

First hike of the season, and we decided to Bandera Mountain Turned out to be a normal hike and good one to start the season off. The trail went on a gradual pace before suddenly turning steep at the end. The awesome sights helped relieve the tiredness and we chugged along. This trail has a lot of other famous hikes like Defiance Mountain and Mason lake which we’re planning to cover this summer.

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Riding across the Thar

After about two years of ‘situational procrastination’ , I finally managed to embark on the journey through Rajasthan on my trusted RE with my friend Karan (@grasskode). This was in no way an easy decision, especially this time around as my trip was short with a lot on the agenda but it had to be done for the sake of my sanity. This was a short four day trip with both of us on our bikes, mine RE Thunderbird Silver, 350 and his RE Thunderbird Black, 500.

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Costa Rica

This was a long awaited trip and out of all the options available, Costa Rica seemed to be the most recommended and easiest to get to. I’ve never been to a tropical rain forest, so was really looking forward to being there. I was prepared for extreme humid conditions, lots of rains, difficult hikes, good food and running into some wildlife I’ve only glimpsed upon on Discovery Channel. Frankly, I’m not too much into either the birds or bird photography, for which the places I was going to are famous for but doing this the first time was bound to be fun and something I could check off my list.

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Pratt Lake

Me and Venky decided to this without much planning. The pics available online looked pretty good and the trail wasn’t too difficult. It was just long. Too long. Acutally, 12 mile doesn’t sound that bad but when its just dense forest for about 99 percent of the hike, boredom gets to you. Its a good way to just get lost in thought because, as I said, the trail is more of a stroll and there’s nothing much to see.

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Centennial park run

Went on my second run at Centennial park. This time it was about 6.5km, much shorter than the last one(10k) but the timing was slightly better. I underestimated the weather and so finally gave up before 10k. From Travelogue From Travelogue From Travelogue

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Mt Si Hike

Starting with this post, I’ll add not more than 3 pics of any trip I go on. I finally ended up doing this because – I hate posting stuff on facebook – I hate having albums with gazillion photos in them – I like to keep hard copies of some photos and the pics here will fall into that exclusive category – and most importantly, this will be EXACTLY what I want to keep a memory of …

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Ride to Chitradurga Fort

I had spent too much time since my last bike trip and last weekend decided to finally do it. This time I wanted it to be a bit different in some way or the other and after much mulling, I went for making this one a longer ride than usual. The destination was around 220Km so that would make a round trip of 440KM, which if done correctly, could be accomplished before lunchtime.

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Ride to Krishnagiri Dam

Taking lessons from my previous experience and reading up a bit about to-do-and-donts before embarking upon any bike rides, I prepared myself for this one. Although it was still a small one(210 Kms) but I wanted to be as prepared as I could. So the day before, I got some spares like accelerator and clutch cables and an extra tube. Also added to the inventory was a first-aid box and some clothing that makes sitting for a long periods of time on a bike much much comfortable.

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Ride to Anchetty

I was craving a good bike ride for a week and looked over a whole bunch of places which ended up getting into the ‘list’ but it was hard to shortlist on one thing to do this weekend. I had to be somewhere, that was for sure. So while scouring old posts on a biking forum, I came across the following ride which was around 200KM with some nice roads through forests and villages.

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