Who am I? Sujay Ray
Riding: Bajaj Discover DTS-i 125
Trip Log: My journey started at 6 am from Noida. After a two hour ride, I took my first break at a dhaba in Baniyala, a small village in Rajasthan. After riding non-stop for more than three hours at high speeds, I covered more then 216km to stop for lunch at Bhilwara. I reached Udaipur at 8 pm. On 26 Dec 2009, I traveled across the Udaipur-Ahmedabad 250km stretch towards Vadodara. I had to take the double lane pothole laden SH3 and SH60 to catch the NH8 instead of the NE1. Somehow I managed to reach Surat at 6 pm and finally Mumbai around 11:30 pm. On day three, I took the NH4 to reach Pune. Later, on the Satara-Kolhapur section, I was able to maintain speeds in excess of 80km/h. It was dark when I left Belgaum and 8 pm when I reached Hubli. The ride down to Haveri early next morning was awesome. I had to take a detour through the Ranebennur city but once I crossed Davangere, the roads got better. I took a break at Chitradurga for lunch and thankfully, the stretch after that was fine till Bengaluru, except the last few kilometers.
After taking a day’s break, I started my return journey. Till Pune my route was the same, however, I decided to do some endurance check and rode from Bengaluru to Hubli non-stop (400+km in seven hours). After taking a snack break at Kolhapur, I halted for the night at Satara. After six days of butter smooth highways on the GQ, I knew that the Satara-Indore stretch was going to be the toughest. I took the NH50 from Pune and cruised towards Nashik. The drive through the Deccan Plateau was fun but I wasted over an hour because of a jam at Sangamner. From Nashik, I took the NH3 or the Agra-Bombay road. By sunset, I could barely reach Nardana and Indore was still 250km away. I just twisted the throttle to reach my destination and spent the following two days there. On the tenth day, after my breakfast at Binaganj, I rode non-stop to Delhi – 600km in less then 10 hours reaching home by 9:30 pm.