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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – One Last Day in French Alps

Today we spend our last day in French Alps before we head towards French Rivera.As i…

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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – Into The French Alps

The other night i camped at this camping site located not so far from the main road.Had a pretty good…

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India to UK in 90 Days – Italy Chapter – Into The Alps

It was a cold night and i realized that this is just the beginning.While i was planning for the trip,one…

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India to UK in 90 Days – Circling Around Mont Blanc – Chamonix

Lai da Marmorera reservoir ahead of Julier pass. This is Switzerland to you,unreal landscapes.What you see here is Tinizong-Rona town…

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One Last Ride in the Down Under – Day 6

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , Port Eliot - Gramphians National Park - Melbourne Return ride to home wasn't a straight one,I took a detour via Gramphians national park. Quick break at A8 for coffee. From Reed look out.     My personal favorite - -Boroka Look out           READ MORE
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One Last Ride in the Down Under – Aldinga Beach and Beyond – Day 5

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , Route taken today was "Auburn -Aldinga beach - Cape Jervis -Port Eliot".Highlight of today's journey was the beautiful Aldinga beach.As my bike had started to give me some troubles the other day,I had to get it sorted out for my problem free return journey. I stopped in Adelaide at Peter Stevens for brief check up and quick servicing.Next on the map was Aldinga beach and Kangaroo Island maybe.This beach is one of the many beaches along the Adelaide coastline just below the southern edge of the city. White sand beach and clear water makes it a perfect getaway for a day. READ MORE
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One Last Ride in the Down Under – Day 4

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , Day 4 - Hawker - Wilpena - Hawker - Auburn I left my comfortable couch in the Caravan and headed for Wilpena Pound offroad trail.This trail was quite long and most of it was offroad until i reach back to Hawker. Some landscapes enroute. I followed the map and guide provided by the old lady from the Tourist Information center at Hawker.Old lady..Hawker..everything sounds little bit kinky right I stopped at a view point to take a good look of the geographic around... READ MORE
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One Last Ride in the Down Under – Day 3

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , Day 3 - Port Augusta - Quorn - Hawker Today was a short day with 100 kms of TAR road and 100 kms of Pure offroading.I started from Port Augusta and reached quorn,stopped for a quick coffee break.Spotted an information center nearby,went there to inquire about the places around which can be explored.Information centers in Australia are the best places to know about the must visit places, trust me they do give you an honest advice.The lady at the counter was very friendly,she advised me to visit an offroading trail ahead of quorn and Kanyaka ruins..which was another offroading trail.I picked up the guides and the maps available and headed out on the first off-road trail. This trail seemed bit spooky ... READ MORE
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One Last Ride in the Down Under – Day 2

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , Day 2 - Mildura - Renmark - Port Pirie - Port Augusta Map for today Mildura region sits at the intersection of two states of Australia.It is the place where most of the country's dried fruit, grapes, citrus, almonds, pistachios, olives, carrots and asparagus are grown.Fruit picking is a very popular job here..people from all regions in Australia comes here for fruit picking job.And this is the reason why,most of the cheap accommodations are full here..atleast in the fruit picking season. This was my accommodation for the night at Sunraysia Holiday Park.Just to explain where this 'Sunraysia' comes from "Mildura region is also called as Sunraysia". READ MORE
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One Last Ride in the Down Under – Day 1

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , , Day 1 - Melbourne - Bendigo - Ouyen - Mildura 7 months of fun,7 months of memories and every second of those 7 months to cherish for lifetime.These were my life's one of the best days,where i lived my dream to ride in foreign Nation.My term was ending in AUS and my return was happening on 9th Feb 2013.I had applied for 8 days leave in the Jan last week and i wasn't too sure what i am going to do with these holidays,because i had already sold my helmet couple of weeks back..which means if want to make any ride happen,i had to buy a new one.Also the bike was in well maintained condition and ready for sale,ride for 8 days means another hole in the pocket due to the servicing and making it ready for sale.Meanwhile i was also thinking to go to New Zealand and hire a motorbike and explore the beautiful country.But it was becoming a costly a... READ MORE
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Drive to Lakes Entrance and Snowy River Road – Australia – DAY 2

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , Day 2 - Jindabyne - Thredbo - Mt Kosciuszko Summit - Woodonga - Melbourne Last night's spicy food from the Indian restaurant took the toll for good and everybody was awake by 7 AM to release the heat .Where alarm clock fails,these kind of accidental/innovative ways works very well to make an early start in the road trips.Our next destination was Thredbo,which was part of the Snowy river shire.The time of the year we were going to the place was off season and we were not expecting any or much snow. Todays RouteMap We reached Thredbo Village and the pla... READ MORE
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Drive to Lakes Entrance and Snowy River Road – Australia – DAY 1

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , Day 1 - Melbourne - Lakes Entrance - Buchan Caves - Jindabyne  This one was long due,Drive happened in December when one of our roommate 'Neeraj' was returning back to India.Since then this log has been struggling to come in existence.We started on Friday evening...and Melbourne to Lakes Entrance was a straight drive.Since i didn't know driving,my only job was to rest on the back seat and disturb other buggers occasionally.It took 04 hours to cover 320 Kms with our ride Toyota Camry.Rest of the night we played cards and had some Chivas Regal - 18 yrs to complete the mandatory Friday rituals  . We stayed at Lakes Caravilla caravan park,where i had booked this room in advance... READ MORE
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Grampians National Park – Solo Ride to the Trekker’s Paradise – Australia – DAY 2

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , , Day 2 - Halls Gap - Pinnacle Trek - Dunkeld - Ballarat - Melbourne As suggested by the spanish mates in the evening,My morning started with the search operation of the starting point of the Pinnacle Point trek.I reached wonderland car park to get on with trek which was on the way to Boroka look out/McKenzie waterfall road. I left my luggage on the bike and started the trek.The entire trek was of 06 Kms,too much for a noob trekker like me :O READ MORE
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Grampians National Park – Solo Ride to the Trekker’s Paradise – Australia – DAY 1

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Day 1 - Melbounre - Ballarat - Aarat - Halls Gap(Grampians National Park) Halls Gap was just 260 Kms away from Melbourne,A relaxed half day ride for me.I started at the usual time around 09 AM.First pit stop was near Ballarat at a so called Fort.The day i came to Australia,i have been searching for Historic Forts and Monuments like we have in India.But history of this country has been very different from ours,which is the reason why i couldn't find such fort's,Palaces and Monuments..like we have in our country.History of Australia has been a combination of the Colonial Societies and Aboriginal Australians. I headed to the Castle which was few meters away from the highway,It wasn't a real castle an... READ MORE
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Solo ride to Black Spur and A near miss to Mt Buller – Australia – DAY 2

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , Day 2 - Yea - Alexandra - Lake Eildon - Healsville - Melbourne Map for the day On the second day i was suppose to visit Mt Buller as per my yesterday's plan.But since i did not get any accommodation in Mansfield,I decided to skip it.I visited the information center in Yea to get an idea about any other place i can go nearby.The lady at the center suggested me to go Lake Eildon.Which wasn't very far from where i was. I reached Lake Eldon in 2 hours and headed to the base.Lots of people with their private boats and fishing gear.It was sort of national park where you can go and camp and stay as long as you want.But there was a minimal charge for staying there on daily basis.Since it was a... READ MORE
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Solo ride to Black Spur and A near miss to Mt Buller – Australia – DAY 1

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , Day 1 - Melbourne - Marysville - Lake Mountains - Woods Point - Mansfield - Yea The original plan was to cover Alpine National park,but i ended up doing this unfinished Black Spur stretch.And then it became a whole new plan with 50-60 Kms of an unexpected offroading adventure. Map for Day 1 The stretch from Melbourne to Healesville is a boring one..but a fast one.Many of you will be wondering,What the hell is 'Black Spur'.It's a beautiful stretch of 60 Kms between Healesville and Marysville.A beautiful highway passing by from the dense forest,not so wide,but contains plenty of corners and a delight for racing/cornering enthusiasts.The road, originally known as "The Blacks' Spur", gained its name ... READ MORE
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Melbourne Motorcycle Expo 2012 – PART 3

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , , , Melbourne Motorcycle Expo is very well recognized within the motorcycle industry and expo visitors as a major feature within the national motorcycle calendar. The shows are popular as a launch pad for the motorcycle industry to showcase the latest in Motorcycles, accessories, motorcycle related products and services. In return the shows are a mecca for the thousands of enthusiasts and newly interested visitors. Along with active demonstrations from world-renowned motorcyclists, and an electric atmosphere with the show itself, the shows deliver outstanding results for Exhibitors and visitors satisfaction alike. From scooters, road bikes, dirt bikes, quads, trikes Last lot of beauties BMW R1200GS Adventure READ MORE
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Melbourne Motorcycle Expo 2012 – PART 2

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , Melbourne Motorcycle Expo is very well recognized within the motorcycle industry and expo visitors as a major feature within the national motorcycle calendar. The shows are popular as a launch pad for the motorcycle industry to showcase the latest in Motorcycles, accessories, motorcycle related products and services. In return the shows are a mecca for the thousands of enthusiasts and newly interested visitors. Along with active demonstrations from world-renowned motorcyclists, and an electric atmosphere with the show itself, the shows deliver outstanding results for Exhibitors and visitors satisfaction alike. From scooters, road bikes, dirt bikes, quads, trikes KTM'sKTM Duke Clan READ MORE
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Drive/Trek/Camp – Wilsons Promontory National Park – Australia – Day 2

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , , Day 2 - Tidal River - Tidal River Trek - Leongatha - Pakenham - Melbourne Map for the day We had a eventful night..Lots of beer with cards..Lots of Rains in the night with heavy winds...Lots of farts and running around to save our self from the Cold.With no luck on being successful..we just left ourselves till the morning to freeze in the cold.Morning happened and everyone got busy to free themselves from the daily rituals.We got together at the only coffee and breakfast store and started planning activities for the rest of the days.There were plenty of trekking routes around Tidal river and we chose the shortest of them for today..Well that's the advantage of being lazy.We packed all the tents an... READ MORE
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Melbourne Motorcycle Expo 2012 – PART 1

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , , , , In Melbourne motorcycle expo,There were over 130 exhibitors displaying all the latest in motorcycles, accessories and motorcycle related products and services. Apart from this there was a Stunt show by Lukey followed by some stunts from the dirt bikers as well.Lets get started with some real action. Honda CBR500R Parallel Twin - Bridging the gap between the entry level CBR250R and CBR600RR Another hottie in the red READ MORE
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Ride to Great Ocean Road – Australia – Day 2

I By:   I 5 years ago I   1 Comment I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , , , Day 2 - Port Campbell - 12 Apostles - Bay of Islands - Cobden - Camperdown - Colac - Geelong - Melbourne Map for the day While everybody else was still asleep till 08:00 AM.I woke up and went for the complimentary breakfast.Had plenty of juice to get rid of the last night hangover.I packed my stuff quickly and bid adieu to everyone and headed towards 12 Apostles.Had to go 10 kms back,as i had left the spot yesterday because of the heavy rains.Reaching early to such popular spots has its own advantages..They are less crowded. READ MORE
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Drive/Trek/Camp – Wilsons Promontory National Park – Australia – DAY 1- PART 2

I By:   I 5 years ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Australia I   , , , , , , , As we finished the sparkes look out walk in Wilsons Promontory Park.We reached back at the parking lot,stuffed ourselves in the car and moved ahead.Haven't gone much far and we stopped again at a trail which was leading us to a beach - Squeaky beach was the name.In thirst of finding some Bikini girls or Topless ladies..we took the pain to walk down till the beach.And yes !!...we didn't even find a single dawg at the beach,our lucky luck striked again. Finally we landed at the end of the earth - Tidal River.All the Hut,houses and rooms with a shed were alread... READ MORE
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Drive/Trek/Camp – Wilsons Promontory National Park – Australia – DAY 1 -PART 1

I By:   I 5 years ago I   1 Comment I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , Day 1 - Melbourne - Lang Lang - Leongatha - Tidal River(Wilsons Promonotary National park) Map For today Two days dedicated to live a different kind of experience.An impromptu plan got materialized over the Friday night drinks and when we woke up in the morning..we were on our way to Wilsons Promonotary National park for Trekking and Camping.Camping was fine until all of the fellow faggots decided to do trekking as well.We rented a Hyundai I20 on Saturday morning,stuffed camping material in the back and headed for Wilsons Prom.It was just 150-160 kms from there..max 2 hours drive. Me and my fellow roommates (Neeraj Singhai,Nitesh Agrawal,Nikunj Ghodasara) were part of this unplanned ad... READ MORE
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Ride to Great Ocean Road – Australia – Day 1

I By:   I 5 years ago I   2 Comments I   Australia I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , Day 1 - Melbourne - Torquay - Anglesea - Lorne - Apollo Bay - Port Campbell Map for today This ride was done with fellow Office collegues.While they choose to be in Cages,I preferred my mode of travelling.So three cars and a bike starts their two days journey to Great Ocean Road.I started early as these guys were taking quite a long time to gather and start.Someone has to drink coffee,Someone has to smoke a bulls ass and someone has to eat before they start..Trips get crappier when you travel with more number of peoples.I waved them and said i will wait for you guys at Torquay Tourist Information centre. Road till Tourquay and ahead towards Port Campbell was pr... READ MORE
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