Lifestyle Travel 13 Jan 2016 Ride with the wind

Ride with the wind

DECCAN CHRONICLE | G SUNDER RAJ
Published Jan 14, 2016, 12:24 am IST
Updated Jan 15, 2016, 9:57 am IST
We’re well into the ‘biking season’ and riders from the city are hitting the road to get the most out of it
Road kings: Members from  motorcycling group Wolfepack on  the road
 Road kings: Members from motorcycling group Wolfepack on the road

With the weather playing a perfect catalyst, several bikers and biking groups are riding out on those fun-filled rides. Aptly terming it the “biking season”, this ecstatic lot are taking off on short trips to different places around the city.

For Ayush Baid, an avid biker who sets off on short rides just about every weekend, these rides are the perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle.

 

“Each weekend, my friends and I ride out to this place near Jadcherla called Hilltop for an early breakfast. I feel this is the perfect time to head there, as the view from atop this place would be perfect and also the food served there is great. Another place we frequent are the waterfalls at Ananthagiri Hills, where we have the additional option of kayaking,” he says, adding that they also stop by dhabas on the highway, something that’s synonymous with these rides.

Venkat, a member of India Bull Riders Motorcycle Club who rides out usually on long trips with his fellow members on their motorcycles says that the weather during this earlier part of the year allows them to visit the most scenic spots in the country.

“We usually go to Jannaram forest near Adilabad, the forts near Mahbubnagar and Pillalamarri, a place famous for its 800-year-old banyan tree. Another spot we have just discovered is the picturesque Gottamgutta, near the Telangana-Karnataka border,” he says.

Apart from the climate, you’d think that road conditions would play an important role in where bikers plan their trips. But Jack Jigg, founder of another Royal Enfield motorcycling group Wolfe Pack, feels that for bikers, that is the last thing on their mind.

“The view at Kuntala Waterfalls would be great during this time of the year. Although the condition of the roads is not that great, the breezy weather makes it almost inconsequential. Also, the food served there is mouth-watering and is a big factor in us choosing to head there.”

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