Bangalore to Valsad – 22nd October 2018

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  • Solo ride from Bangalore to Valsad on Apache 200.
  • Route – Bangalore, Tumkur, Chitradurga, Davangere, Haveri, Hubbali, Dharwad, Belgavi, Kolhapur, Karad, Satara, Pune, Lonavala, Thane, Valsad.
  • Stuff – Riding Jacket, Steelbird SBA Helmet, Chain spray, Groundnuts and Chana packets x 2, Gatorade sports x 3, Red Bull x 1, Dairy milk, Yoga bar x 2.
  • Breaks – around 8-10 breaks of 5-10 mins each. Longest 20 mins break enjoying the views on Lonavala ghats!
  • Was too cold till Chitradurga!
  • Hubbali -> Dharwad is 2 lane road and very dangerous to ride.
  • Petrol in Karnataka is cheaper than in Maharastra – so fill full before you cross the border after Belgavi.
  • Road from Bangalore upto Satara is free and mostly 4-6 lane all the way except the Hubbali -> Dharwad stretch.
  • Pune and Lonavala is ghats. Crossing Pune is a medium traffic.
  • Traffic struggle is real as you cross Mumbai area and Thane.
  • Missed a diversion and ended up in the heart of Mumbai at JAM – PACKED traffic hours.
  • Was 5 km away from my home and stranded in traffic for 30mins. 😛
  • Finally home in approx 20 hours!!! A personal achievement.
  • 1204 kms trip.