Motoroids second Mumbai-Pune MotoMeet: Ride to Lavasa!

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I reminisced the entire episode of the first ever Mumbai-Pune MotoMeet throughout the route from my doorstep to Lonavala. We were riding again for a MotoMeet, the 2nd official Motoroids MotoMeet. The plan was to ride to Lavasa City near Pune. It all started with a small Facebook event termed as ‘Ride to Lavasa’ with only 2 riders attending. But then the idea struck like a lightning! Why not make this a MotoMeet? Anyways it has been long since we had the first one. As time passed by, we got confirmations from more riders. The 22nd day of August, 2010 was decided to be the day for the second MotoMeet.

Motoroids had its second Mumbai-Pune MotoMeet in the form of a ride to Lavasa City near Pune which was attended by 17 people. Here is the log of the event - www.motoroids.com

On 22nd August, I headed forward to meet the rest of the riders who were already waiting at Panvel Mc Donalds. Darn! I hate my cell phone for not ringing the alarm a tad louder. But it happens occasionally especially if you party a night before you have to wake up early, as early as 4:20 in the morning. I should terribly curse the Government as they had their share in making me late. It was dark already and I did not want to bend my rim again like I did with my old bike. Yea, the roads at many places in the city itself needed a great deal of repairing. We were late already, so there was no time for an introduction session. All I knew was that we were 11 bikes, 11 riders and 1 pillion rider. So we started our journey to our next stop i.e. Lonavala.

Motoroids had its second Mumbai-Pune MotoMeet in the form of a ride to Lavasa City near Pune which was attended by 17 people. Here is the log of the event - www.motoroids.com

As we rode our beasts along the old Mumbai Pune Highway, the sun showed up and gave us light to boost our confidence. It was then that we realized that the sunlight wasn’t necessary at all. The roads were good enough. Unlike the in-city pothole filled roads. The second best thing about the NH4 is the divider. Due to that, you don’t need to worry about being rammed by an oncoming bus or a truck while overtaking. In no time, we found ourselves seated at the Kamat hotel in Lonavala. Yes! This was the same exact place where the Mumbai-Pune riders had assembled a few months ago for the first MotoMeet.

Motoroids had its second Mumbai-Pune MotoMeet in the form of a ride to Lavasa City near Pune which was attended by 17 people. Here is the log of the event - www.motoroids.com

Rats were running all around our empty stomachs already. So we quickly ordered breakfast and started gobbling like hogs. It was at that time that we were noticed by an anonymous film maker who was setting up his equipment on a car and having breakfast too. He had a look at us and thought we were a stunting group. He approached us and asked us whether they could shoot us on film. He intended to make a 3D film with us riding or stunting in the frame. It would take an hour which we did not have in our budget to spend. So, unfortunately we had to decline the offer. Soon we started our journey to Chandni Chowk, Pune.

Motoroids had its second Mumbai-Pune MotoMeet in the form of a ride to Lavasa City near Pune which was attended by 17 people. Here is the log of the event - www.motoroids.com
The group of 11 bikes reached Pune in a while where we met the Pune riders. We halted in front of a small café in Chandi Chowk where Rash started briefing us about the ride ahead. We were instructed to take utmost care at the very much inviting curves of Lavasa since we weren’t familiar with the roads. Soon we left for Lavasa with Neerav Sinha leading the group. Within minutes, we started tackling hairpins after hairpins riding in a line one after the other, trying to scrape our knees on the tarmac. At the entrance of Lavasa city, the security personnel made a note of our vehicle registration numbers and then we proceeded ahead. After a while of cornering down slopes, we reached the base, a bridge over a river from where the city is visible. All members halted there and had a photo session after which we returned back to Chandni Chowk where we had lunch at a restaurant. Soon after lunch, the Mumbai team started their homeward journey.
Motoroids had its second Mumbai-Pune MotoMeet in the form of a ride to Lavasa City near Pune which was attended by 17 people. Here is the log of the event - www.motoroids.com

The MotoMeet was a success with a total of 15 bikes and 17 members. Team Motoroids would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member who took part in the meet and wish to see you again with more friends in future MotoMeets.

Motoroids had its second Mumbai-Pune MotoMeet in the form of a ride to Lavasa City near Pune which was attended by 17 people. Here is the log of the event - www.motoroids.com
Members who attended the MotoMeet:
Mumbai:
Shrey Sunil
Mayur Prajapati
Ninad Ambre
Sachin Nair
Karan Gohil
Tushar Jadhav
Samarth
Balaji
Pranav Deshpande
Tanmay Patil
Deepan Devraj
Kishore
Pune:
Neerav Sinha
Jiten Misty
Shirish Panikar