We planned a ride, after some discussions we zeroed in on Hirni falls, situated in Jharkhand, near chakradharpur, 140 km approx. from Jamshedpur, and with research we figured we could take a better road and stretch the ride to 180 km each way, it was a ride to celebrate “ One ride” a day when riders from all over the country indulged in a ride with there Enfield, and since the local dealer had not invited our club on a ride we decided it was on us to make it happen
7th evening there was a thunderstorm, and a few riders fell ill from the rain and cold, and of the expected 15 riders we had a few drop out, and on 7thMorning at 430 am, I was up and trying to see if anyone was on at all, no Reply, I was a surprised as no reply still by 0515 hours, After what-sapping the group and calling on the mod, finally it seemed like 3 of us were on for the ride, so I too geared up and was at the meeting point to find there would be 8 of us for the ride.
|The 6 am crowed|
We had planned a 0545 departure but finally we were headed out by 0630 hours, 6 of us at the spot with 2 more to join us along the way, we headed out and was at Kandra 20 Km approx. from Jamshedpur, we reached Kandra, and after a round of tea and Aloo chop (a ball of potato that has been deep fried), we were joined by the other riders.
|Waiting at Kandra for 2 more|
and we were ready to depart by 0700 hours, expected distance 150 km to go, Google had mentioned 4and half hours, and we headed out, good roads welcomed us for most part as we sped off, and next stop at chakradharpur 20 km past Chandil, where we had a bite to eat, breakfast as we were told there would be no food at the Hirni Falls location, Dhosa , aloo paratha, samosa were the choices, tummy full it was time to make sure the bikes were tanked up we would probably not get a gas station for another 100 km, or more, and then we were on our way to hirini falls,
the last leg was 50 km approx., and we felt we reached too soon , the roads were good for most part, with some twisties it gets the bikers excited , this was no different as we raced up the mountains, n were at hirini n no time it felt like, 1000 hours we were at hirini and time to pull out the camera and get clicked
a few more feet to reach the destination they said, 700 meters to be exact
once at the location we treated ourself to some rest and explored the site for an hour or so
Once again a photo session was in progress
as we lounged around and enjoyed the scenes around us, it is April and not as hot that we suffer from the heat , we were approaching midday and doing quiet well, but we were keen to hit the roads again
|Oh ya thats me and Raja|
1130 as the stomachs started to rumble it was time to head back, n another 180 km, saw us home, with a stop at Tamar for lunch, it was chicken and Roti and lassi, sorry we were too hungry to click pictures
|and there were 8 riders in all|
and we were on the final stretch home. ONE RIDE, APRIL 8TH 2018.