GoGreen Endurance Ride towards Turahalli Forest 24Jul10

Ride details Narrated by : RajaRam

We planned
for a short quick ride on Saturday, July 24 towardsTurahalli Forest. Rao, Rajaram, Timanna and Vijay started off at about 6.30 am from Sobha Tulip in JP Nagar. Vijay, however, had other plans and went towards Bannerghatta Road and Electronic City after Puttenahalli. It was just 3 of us after that. We took the route of and reached Kanakpura Road near the Yellamma Dasappa Institute. After the institute, we turned right. The newly laid road was excellent with nearly no traffic. It was just a downhill. These downhills were pretty
steep with our bike speeds touching 45 kms/ hr (with intermediate braking !!). The area on both the sides was pretty open; Tim updated that it was Banashankari 6th phase, BDA layout. Within no time, reached the underpass on the Mysore road (highway). Instead of going
towards the forest, we changed our plan we started moving further. We could see the Omkar hills on our left- thats when we realised that we were close to Kengeri. We moved further to explore this route (as none of us had come this way before) and we reached the Uttarahalli main road.

We were keen on having an IVC break and hence we decided not to go back the same route but take the Uttarahalli main road to go back to JP N
agar. As soon as we touched Uttarhalli main road, there was a steep uphill. As the distance was not too long, we cleared it. There were quite a few on the way till we reached Uttarahalli. Apart from the uphills, we were now also seeing lot of traffic esp the BMTC buses. From Uttarahalli, we took the route that connected Kankpura road. We stopped for IVC at Vasanthpura. We were quite exhaused (with the uphills, of course) and hungry. We enjoyed the steaming hot Thatte Idlis and the tea. Next to the joint, was an open ground with surpisingly a circus tent. Saw an elephant too. Do not remember when we last saw the circus - I was just thinking how this could have missed the 'Animal lover' groups !! We took the route of Isro Layout, K'pura road, Puttenahalli and reached back at JP Nagar by 8.30 am clocking a distance of about 30 kms.