This Sunday 14th October 2012 Cafe Bullet Goa organized a ride to Ganapatipule. Riders of 12 Royal Enfields met at 6:30 am at the Mapusa bus stand and started riding up north. Our first stop for breakfast was at Kankavli around 100 kms north of Mapusa.
We took another break after another 100 kilometers as we continued to make our way up north.
We finally reached Ganapatipule at around 1 pm.
Incidentally the same morning friends of Cafe Bullet Goa and members of another motorcycle club called 500 MC from Mumbai rode southwards to meet us half way at Ganpatipule to have a reunion of sorts.
We had lunch at a restaurant opposite the Ganapatipule branch of Bank of Maharashtra. We converted the bank premises into a parking lot for our bikes.
We rested a while and started the ride back home. We reached back to Mapusa by around 9:oo pm. We split up and everyone went their way home.
As I parked my bike I noticed that I rode 528 kms on that single day. This is the longest I have every ridden in a day.
One of the riders, a guy called Ozwin Luis, came from Canacona, which is around 100 kms south of Mapusa. He must have woken up at at least 4 am to make it to Mapusa at 6:30 am. I wonder what his trip meter read when he reached home. Surely more than 650 kms. I salute him. I don’t think I would be able to bring myself to wake up at 4 am to ride 650 kms. I guess the consolation for him is the next time we decide to ride south, he will have around 200 kms lesser to ride. 😉