Wednesday, February 1, 2012

46) Kanva Reservoir 2nd Anniversary Ride: (28/11/2011)

Place: Kanva Reservoir.
Distance: 60 x 2 = 120kms.
Directions: Bengaluru – Bidadi – Ramnagar – Kanva Reservoir.
Particiapants: Vineeth(Red monster) > Madhu(Barca) > Ashok(Classic K350) > Arvind(White knight) > Arun(Turr/Slowpoke) > Karthik(Sp).
Bikes: Pulsar200 > Unicorn > CB Unicorn > Pulsar150.

This was a run to mark the 2nd anniversary of our club. Took us back to the Maddur visit we had pulled off exactly 2 years back. But yeah this time it was Kanva Reservoir.


This trip was like most of the other trips we’ve done; it was unplanned and decided all of a sudden. Morning I was up at 06:00hrs, I could see all the events that had taken place two years back clear as crystal water. The uncertainty involved in the first trip is something which has remained buried deep within the club forever. So.., I wore my regular attire & headed towards our bakery to meet others and ask them about the day’s plan.
TIME: 10:00 hrs

As I reached the bakery, others were waiting there but yeah they had mixed opinions on the riding out of town. Ashok, Arvi, Madhu were ready… Arun was unsure… Vineeth who said no initially, finally agreed to join us. Finally after 3 hours it was a complete GO GO ( Ha-ha yeah time flies when at bakery). So we had lunch near college and departed Bengaluru.
TIME: 14:00 hrs


RIDE I: (Bengaluru – Kanva Bakery – Kanva)
First things first, we rode to the petrol bunk and filled up and hit SH-17. It was pretty hot, but SH-17 being 4-lane offered little resistance to riders. Memories of our first trips kept flashing before our eyes throughout as we passed “HOTEL VISION” near Bidadi. We had stopped at this place 2 years back shivering in cold and hands totally numb and pain of riding 30kms. After a few minutes we reached the outskirts of Ramnagar to reach our signature pre-Kanva bakery stop.
We had few drinks and brought some snacks and headed off towards Kanva. We took a right deviation on Mysore road and continued 8kms more to reach this wonderful reservoir.
TIME: 15:30 hrs


KANVA: (Welcome home again)
Well out of the previous 8 trips, we have been here 6 times… ha-ha that goes to show how much we enjoy being at this place. But yeah things were different this time, the entire place was green, filled with plants and the water level had risen considerably.

We decided to go to our regular spot on the other side of the reservoir near the boulder. To our amazement this ride kept getting interesting and fun. The tracks which used to lead us seemed completely green. So we somehow managed to get a little far on the right track only to find water bodies blocking our path. And oh yeah there was slush mud present all around it.
So we stopped, wondering what to do next…, as we pondered we started the good old skipping stones game. After a few minutes we decided to go to the original spot itself. Arvi & Ashok led the way and we followed them through the slushy mud one-after the other cautiously to make it to the boulder and we had another surprise instored.

The place seemed to have a greenery boost everywhere. Last visit this stretch was totally desert like with sand and dry mud. This time it was total slush and plants. We rode a little further and called it a stop.
TIME: 15:30 hrs

We had a few snacks, then checked the water for snakes, broken bottles and other dangers and finally it was a green signal.
Only Arvi, Ashok and me were ready to take a dip. So… we decided to have the bottle competition again. The memories of Ashok’s birthday and my birthday were freshened. We spent about an hour in the water and finally decided to get out and dry up.

Once we got out, Ashok took over show with his Caveman tricks… to keep us well entertained.
Ps: Entertained trust me  is an under statement, we were crying out in laughter as our stomach was in deep shit pain, tears kept rolling down as we couldn't handle the laughter marathon created by Classic K350 i.e, Ashok.
Finally pulling ourselves back together we left the wonderful reservoir Kanva.
TIME: 17:15 hrs

RIDE 2: (Kanva – Bengaluru ; Perfect Sync Ride)
Even though this ride was just formality, this trip’s ride is something I’ll remember forever. As Vineeth’s Pulsar200 had a new bore in the engine, the speed had to be kept below 60kmphr. The other 3 bikes dropped back allowing him to lead the way and we kept the formation intact for the next hour or so to reach back our bakery. This was exactly the same way we had rode on 28/11/2009.
TIME: 18:45 hrs
We had some tea and spent about 30mins & left to reach back our respective houses.
TIME: 19:30 hrs


Well… this trip no doubt was a short one, but yeah the amount of time travelling we had done in our minds was incomparable. We had looked back at the 2 years of travelling we had done along side each other and how these two years of travelling had changed each one of us as persons.
We had completed 25 trips at the end of first year, 25th being the idle Melukote trip. At end of two years the 46th trip was completed. Yeah we wanted to bring upto 50, but for us numbers do not matter, what attire we wear on trips do not matter, what bikes we ride do not matter, what food we eat do not matter, as long as we keep riding with the free spirit. And yeah one thing and the only thing that matters and which has been maintained in these 2 years and hopefully will be maintained in the coming years is the riding discipline on the roads. 

It’s not about how YOU ride; it’s about how you ride as a part of a group” – written by us only haha:P

Alright here’s a list of some of our major/epic/crazy/mental trips (Or what we think are the best trips)
Hope you enjoy reading them ta-da Cia\m/
[1] Maddur – Ride into Uncertainty.
[2] Mekedatu – Destination Danger.
[4] Nandi Hills – Quick Return Mechanism.
[17] Skandagiri night trek – Misty death trek.
[18] Kanva Resevoir – Mechanix ride.
[21] Pearl Valley – In search of mighty ones.
[22] Talakadu – Colossal trip .
[26] BR hills – Coldest ride since 117 years.
[27] Chamundi Hills & Balmuri falls – Classic Flawless ride.
[28] Kabbaladurga Trek – Peek into the afterlife.
[29] Himvadgopalswamy Betta – Hot oven 500kms ride.
[37] Chitradurga fort & Vani Vilas Dam – Time travel into ancient heaven.
[38] MM hills, BR hills, Gaganchukki, Barachukki – Twin hills and twin falls ride; 600kms one day.
[40] Markonahalli dam, Melukote, Tonnur Kere – Old School fun ride.
[44] Mahadevpura Bird Sanctuary – Ride into the unexplored.
[45] Hognekkal waterfalls – Hit & Run the blood filled memories on road.




  1. Cool , continue riding ......Happy Anniversary

  2. hello sir
    i am alpha
    i run one packers and movers company in bangalore.
    sir i like your photo and also your peoples .

  3. bro.. how about visiting this place this month ??
    any other kool place having water, which can be visited this month ? and also which can be covered in 1 day ?

    1. Depends on on what you want, the waters have turned muddy at the reservoir. If you want to ride, it'll be a wonderful ride. If you want to Swim it is a bad time.