It had been ages since we last went for an outing. So, we decided that we can go to Mahabalipuram - A tourist spot some 35kms from tambaram. As most of us had bikes with us, we decided to go in bike to Mahabalipuram. We had 4 bikes but 10 members. So, we tried for a bike with my friends but none of us were of much help. Finally, we got a bike from one of our college mates, Murugappan who was generous enough to lend his Discover 125cc to a reckless Samba. ( U hav great guts mate!!! ). So, we decided to assemble in Vandalur zoo by 12pm. Sriram and Seval were the first to come in a splendor at around 12.15pm. Then, Oi and Satti came at around 12.30pm. I joined them by around 12.35pm and Santhosh and Raja joined us by 12.40pm. Since Kudi was coming from nanganallur, he told that he would join us directly at kelambakkam. Samba as usual was late and hence, mahesh and samba asked us to start. So, Meself, satti and sano in my glamour(Triples). Oi with raja in his Max 100 and Sriram and Seval. We reached Kelambakkam in half an hour. But couldn't find Kudi. He called raja and told that he was waiting in Kelambakkam. But the hilarious part was that Kudi was waiting in Sholinganallur thinking that it was Kelambakkam. So, we told him to come to Kelambakkam.
Then, the 8 of us started the cruise. Then we halted at a place because Seval and Kudi decided that the place was good for photography. The road was free and only 1 or 2 cars buzzed past us now and then. So, we decided to take some snaps standing in the middle of the road. So, we took some snaps and then started off again. We reached Mahabalipuram in around half an hour. Another hilarious part was that, just when we entering M'puram, we were stopped by a man dressed like a bus conductor who waved at us asking us to stop. But ironically, none of us stopped and we simply paid no heed to his continous wavings. So, we entered the place and we got a glimpse of many foreigners who seemed to have settled there. We halted at a hotel Anandha Bhavan when Oi's bike called it quits. The clutch wire broke off. So, Kudi and Oi went to a mechanic nearby to buy a new wire and fit it. Meanwhile, Samba and Mahesh had also reached that place by now. Only after he came did we know that the man who stopped us was none other than the man who collected money to enter into Mahabalipuram since it was a tourist spot. ;)
Then, we all had lunch and went to our first spot which was the shore temple. We entered that and immedaitely the whole place was abuzz. The security kept on whistling at us because everytime one of us kept troubling him. Then, when we decided that it was boring enough in the shore temple and having taken enough snaps, we then went to beach. Seeing the water, Raja- The King in Water ran like a mad dog and dived splash into the beach without realising that he had his purse and mobile phone in the pockets. He came out with his mobile phone fully wet with a sheepish smile in his face. I really hope that the damn mobile is gone for good. ;) Then, all of us entered into the beach and we enjoyed like never before in the water. Seval was meanwhile busy taking snaps of all that was happening around, in the beach.
Then, at around 6pm, we decided that it was too late. So, all of us came out and changed. Then came Sampath anna's friends 2 of whom were foreigners. Kudi immedaitely recognized them and he began to talk with them. Then, we took some group snaps and then we also helped a beautiful, romantic couple by taking their snaps as per their request. Then, we started off and went straight to A2B. Had a sumptous dinner and drove off along the ECR. Inspite of Seval's repeated warnings that the route through Kelambakkam was unsafe because of lack of lights, I was the only one who took the route through Kelambakkam and half way through I realised that he was afterall correct. But, with no other go, I rode through the dark road and finally reached my home at around 9pm. It was overall a great day for all of us as we thorughly enjoyed the trip. Hoping for more such memorable trips before we end up fucked up to our pc's in a few months time.
Starring : Vinod as Seval, Sriram, Raja, Santhosh as Sano, Shankar as Satti, Mahesh, Samba, Harish as Oi, Sathish as Kudi and finally me, Vijay.
Also starring : TVS Max 100 R, Hero Honda Splendor, Hero Honda Glamour, Bajaj CT 100 and Bajaj Discover 125.
Special thanks to Murugappan for his generosity in lending us a bike. Cya!!!