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Linea Republic - 2013

Discussion in 'Linea 1.3 MJD' started by limraj, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. limraj

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    June 4-6: a trip to bangalore
    I had an official excuse to take the republic to bangalore. I could have opted for other comfortable options, but I chose to drive. A colleague and his sister also joined the upward journey. They took a cab to nearby my home and we set out the trip at 5:25 am. First target was Thenmala. 34ef1b6df4b2ec1059601831813aaf08.jpg
    I suspect this bridge is also going to be demolished soon for the broad gauge rail route. The nearby smaller bridges have been demolished and re constructed.
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  2. limraj

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    We went to Tenkasi and then to Sivakasi as well.
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    Sivakasi follows
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    We had breakfast from Sivakasi
    Soft iddlies for Amol, my colleague while the others chose Masal dosa.
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    And some one said in the forum, filter coffee tastes better in Tamilnadu.
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    After a few hours (or was it earlier ?) had a bio break
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    We took a short break at Madurai, had a glimpse of the temple from outside.
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    Visited the shop 'Famous Jigarthanda '. Amol had two of them
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    Had lunch from near Karur. It was raining heavily and half past 2, we were searching for some place where we could sit and eat.
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    The shop guys said they had only meals left and everything else finished. Our choice was easy.
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    Beautiful pics there @limraj , weather seems great too.
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    Yes, weather was great for the most part. It went crazy some times with the heavy rains, between Madurai and Salem.
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    When it rained.
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    We dropped in to Salem City to buy some mangoes.
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    After Salem, there was some fun.
    I saw a street smart white Vento passing others. He did pass me on the left too. Then, I gave him the chase. Chasing him between vehicles, traffic blocks and junctions, etc. The Vento is, quicker off the blocks, it's power comes early.
    But, after the power bump, I noticed that, the distance between the cars were not increasing. To keep me in power, I was in 4th gear and pedal to the floor. I saw the Vento guy changing gear back to 4th to push harder. I was on the left lane, Vento in the right lane. Linea was running at @5000 rpm, 165+km/h. Rock solid and stable. And then it happened, the curves. He had to slow down to negotiate them. In the process, falling behind me!!! I could see a wry smile on his face. Yes, I overtook him on the left side and he then gave up.
    I later talked to another Vento owner and he said he was nervous at 160.

    Amol later told me that we had covered about 100kms in an hour.

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