Saturday, June 26, 2010

Trip - Kalyaneshwari-Panchet Dam -Panchet Hill

Another weekend trip to Kalyaneshwari. This time it was special. As my wife joined me.

Trip Log:

Destination : Kalyaneshwari-Panchet Dam -Panchet Hill
Total Distance Covered : 531 KM
Total Time Taken : 16.5 hrs (Including Stops, Puja, Breaks etc)

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Team Men

Abhijit Bhattacharya(Bhatta) : On YAMAHA Fazer

Saikat Kundu : On YAMAHA Gladiator Grafiti

Sudipta Roy : On YAMAHA Gladiator RS
Sankalita Roy (My Wife) : Pillion Rider on Gladiator RS

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Route : Meet at Dunlop -> Via Bally Bridge -> Kona Express Way -> Durgapur Express Way -> NH2. Return journey same way.

Google Route Map:




It was July 4, 2010. We were on the road again. Since the birth of Bhatta's daughter, we were planning to give a puja at Kalyaneshwari. I added Panchet Dam to the itinerary.

Though it was planned to start at 4:00 in the morning, but due to some misunderstanding we ended up with one helmet short. Saikat immediately ran to his home for his spare helmet. Finally we start at 5:15 and withing 15 minutes we all met at Dunlop and headed towards Durgapur Express Way.


Being the monsoon season, it was raining, not very much but enough to make the riding speed below 60 kmph. I and my wife did not wore raincoat, instead we enjoyed the rainy riding.

God was kind enough that day. After 10:00 it was a clear sunny sky through out the day.

Near Shaktigarh, small disaster happened. Suddenly my camera bag hook came out. My wife catch it without giving any time to me to react, resulting which my bike skidded. I some how managed to keep it on my foot, but landed on road side gravel. Ultimately we both fall on the road. Thanks to YAMAHA's excellent breaking & God blessing that we had no injury, not a scratch on our body.

We had our lunch at Shaktigarh. We checked tire pressure and surprisingly found that all of our bikes running little under than required, though we had our bike checked before that day. However, having problem of puncture last time, we came prepared with puncture repair kit. So it was not a big problem.

We reached at Kalyaneshwari at 11:00 am. Puja took 1 hour 15 minutes. We headed towards Panchet. It took almost an hour to get there.













We drove along with the dam and reached near by village. The spot was so beautiful, I wish if possible half of day can be spend laying on the green grass. Having water all around the wind is so cool that one can fall asleep.































































at Shaktigarh in the night.



Sunday, January 10, 2010

Trip - Mata Kalyaneswari

This is a long awaited trip for us,since we (me and saikat)purchased bike.

Trip Log:


Route : Meet at Kolkata PTS -> Kona Express Way -> Durgapur Express Way -> NH2. Return journey same way.

Total Distance Covered : 530 KM

Team Men
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Abhijit Bhattacharya(Bhatta) : On YAMAHA Fazer
Chayan Sengupta : Pillion Rider on Fazer

Saikat Kundu : On YAMAHA Gladiator Grafiti

Sudipta Roy : On YAMAHA Gladiator RS
Sanjoy Das(Bubul) : Pillion Rider on Gladiator RS

The Machines
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Total Time Taken : 18 hrs (Including Stops, Puja, Breaks etc)

Maximum Speed Achived : 120 kmph on speedo with 140 kg pay load. (Me-72, Pillion-52, Fuel - 11, addon accessories-5)

Men with their machines
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On the way
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Some Videos

Chased By SBSTC Bus

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Chasing Saikat
Preface : Chayan da asked Saikat to be little front so that he can have a video. But Saikat understood little different. He thought that hence forth he will lead. Video below will itself revealed the full story.

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At Ma Kalyaneswari Mandir
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At back of Ma Kalyaneswari Mandir
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Me
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Bubul
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Chayan Da
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Saikat
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Bhatta
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Me at Mython
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On return Journey some where near Asansol.
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Eksath Mutra Bisarjan while returning. Don't try to find the water, clicked before they start
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Tiffin Stop At Darjeeling More on Express Way

My Bike
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Saikat er Bike
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Abhijit Dar Bike
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Most vital thing : For defacing cold air, dust, sand, stone chips what ever you can think about.



Saikat having tea



Break after Shakti Garh
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Saikat's Bike at puncture repair shop
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Durgapur Express Way at night
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