Refreshing Tapola

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Had the privilege and opportunity to ride in the company of Vinod once again. Initially the ride was decided for Srivardhan, but after reaching our halt at Wadkhal, Srivardhan seemed too near to ride. So we said Mahableshwar, but then extended to Tapola- the place till date I have just admired in pictures. Was a one day ride- left at 8 in the morning and returned by 9.30 p.m.

The Mumbai-Goa Highway is at its usual best- can cruise comfortably over 100 kph all day long :) Your bike not permitting that is another issue :P

Courtesy of Vinod, following is the distance log: Home (Jogeshwari) to Palm Beach Road: 35 Km
Palm Beach Road To Wadkhal Naka: 60 Km
Wadkhal Naka To Poladpur Naka: 115 Km
Poladpur To Mahableshwar Check Post: 40 Km
Mahableshwar Check Post to Tapola Lake : 31Km
Mahableshwar Temple To Home (Jogeshwari): 280Km

Total Distance Covered:

Riding back in the dark would have been a scary experience if Vinod wasnt there. Maybe I can just sit on his tail riding during the day, but night- nothing beats him. I could make out his excellent anticipation skills and his vision in the dark- needs an applaud. And the reflectors on his Clover jacket makes a wonderful sight when light hits it- dont know if he realised it, but I was continuously dipping just to see it glow :))

Enough said, here are the PICS