Saturday, October 15, 2011

39) Kanva reservoir – Rain ride : (25/7/2011)

Place: Kanva reservoir.
Distance: 60 x 2 = 120kms.
Directions: Bengaluru > Bidadi > Ramnagar > Kanva.
Participants: Dileep (Isro) > Madhu ( Madho) > Arun (Slowpoke) > Karthik (Sp).
Bikes: CB Unicorn > Pulsar.
Previous visit: MM hills, BR hills, Shivanasamudra – 600kms one day ride.
Budget: Rs100/h.

Well this was on the get away trips to our adda Kanva. But the best part of this entire trip was the heavy flooded ride back to the city of Bengaluru !! :)

This was one of those trips which just happen all of a sudden. 25th of July 2011 was a Monday, So Dileep and me decided to meet at my place and go to college. As we were going towards college, I saw a towel in his bag and since I carry a towel always , name’s of water places around Bengaluru started flowing through my head. Finally we decided on Kanva.
TIME: 10:00hrs

Well about the plan as said earlier Kanva was confirmed, so asked others about their call on the trip. After sometime only Arun and Madhu were on the confirmed list, we decided to have lunch and then leave to the reservoir to cool down from the scorching heat from the sun.
TIME: 12:30hrs

RIDE I: (Bengaluru – Kanva)
We departed at about 1pm, we rode non –stop on Mysore road, crossing Bidadi, and Ramnagar in very less time. A good 4-lane SH-17 offered very less resistance. After crossing Ramnagar it started drizzling, we took a small 5 minutes break and took a right deviation after Ramnagar to ride the last 8kms and reach Kanva.
TIME: 14:00hrs

KANVA: (adda)
As it had just drizzled, the weather had turned cool. This we weren’t expecting, but anyway we decided to take dip in the cold water. The water was shivering cold; all four of us caught hold of a bottle and started playing racing games etc.., An hour and 45 minutes passed finally we decided to head back to Bengaluru.
TIME: 15:45 hrs

RIDE II: (Kanva – Bengaluru)
Alright here comes the most thrilling part of this trip. As we left Kanva, it was a 60km ride back to Bengaluru. As we passed Ramnagar we looked up and we saw the black clouds above us. The winds hitting our faces turned icy cold. Ha-ha to be frank we all pumped up for a heavy rain ride back to the city.

At about 16:30 hrs, the clouds burst open and it poured like there was no tomorrow. The roads were flooded totally; balancing the bike became a joy. Each droplet of rain was like a bullet hitting on our faces.
After the rain slowed down, so did we for a small tea break. After the tea break the clouds burst open yet again. So we had ride extra cautiously to reach Bengaluru safely.
TIME: 17:45 hrs

We were cold and shivering. Drenched from head to toe, but was it worth it was the question.
Yup it was :)
Had some snacks, tea/coffee at the bakery and we left our respective houses.




  1. i love banglore a lot. u r showing another beautiful side of the city

  2. I wish I were younger to become a biker. I envy all the wanderers including my younger son. :)

  3. haha, age is not that big a barrier to stop one from travelling, explore :)