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Vintage Weekend

This weekend was more or less governed by a lot of activity. Also, I realized that it had been over 2 weeks since I put up a post & much was overdue. This weekend started off with an awesome motorbike ride, then general guitar playing in the morning, post which we (Ekta, Rachita & me) went to Oh! Calcutta & had some awesome seafood – there was fried fish, steamed fish, awesome naans and some superb daal, etc. which was eaten. The evening was spent visiting the super car show at Mahalakshmi racecourse followed by alcohol & home made burgers which were spectacular. Also, what deserves a mention & please to note there will be a more detailed post on the same is the start of our own little business called Out of the Trinket Box – http://outofthetrinketbox.wordpress.com/ serving awesome cakes, cupcakes & more. Our 1st order delivered is as below “Hulk Cupcakes!”

Hulk Cupcakes

Hulk Cupcakes

Archie's Jalopy

Archie’s Jalopy

Classic Mini Cooper

Classic Mini Cooper

Sunday morning started off with a bike ride towards Nariman Point, though on the way, parked right opposite the Trident (what used to be The Oberoi) were some awesome Vintage Cars! So I parked my bike next to them, and decided to have a look; post further probing, I realised that the same were gathering there as part of a Vintage Car Rally with over 100 cars taking part so I decided to hang there for a bit & take some pics & videos. After a while, there were a few Royal Enfields & Bajaj Avengers that came in which were also going to be a part of this rally.

Super Awesome

Super Awesome

Saw a few women riders beyond Ekta for the 1st time riding Royal Enfields. There were Cadillacs, Mercedes,  Mini Coopers, Triumphs, Dodges, Aston Martins, Buicks, cars which looked like Archie’s Jalopy, Rolls-Royce & many more. Also, the cool part here was that the accumulated crowd was allowed to go near the cars, see the interiors, click photographs & all without any issue from the owners; some of the owners were more then happy to talk about their cars to the fans inquiring. Later on, once the place was filled with cars & people, there was a roaring sound like thunder which turned everyone’s heads towards Air India building as the sound came from that direction. En route towards the starting point of the rally came in the Harley Riders, only about 3 of them, though they sounded like an army. Immediately, everyone’s attention switched to these awesome bikes. I also checked them out, contemplated in my head a lot about buying one, though then finally got onto my Bajaj Avenger & rode back home. I am going to try & put up images of the rally in a slide show below this post.

Sensational Cadillac

Sensational Cadillac

Got home all excited, showed Rachita & Mihir the pictures of the rally, spent time with Astro, watched Stargate Atlantis. Also watched a crazy movie called Upsidedown which has an amazing concept – 2 Worlds circulating a single sun with opposite gravitational forces connected to each other, so in effect people in world 1 see the people in world 2 inverted & people cannot travel to opposite worlds otherwise they wont survive for more than 30 minutes, pretty trippy I tell you. Post a full-on family lunch, I passed out for a bit, woke up & decided to go for a random joyride with Rachita towards worli seaface to see the Worli Festival, got home went for a bike ride again past peddar road & marine drive, felt super cool about the same :-), got home had some super JD (Jack Daniels i.e.), ordered-in pizzas & watched a super comedy called Here comes the Boom to end the day and a super weekend. Don’t forget to check the awesome photographs of some crazy vintage cars!!!

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Posted by on January 29, 2013 in Helmets & More

 

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1 Litres = 2 Hours

Day before yesterday, and to get over the mundane Mondays, Vishal (Brother-In-Law) & I decide to order Alcohol 🙂 Things like this are always a good idea & help jump start the week in the right direction! Post contemplation, a bottle of Jack Daniels was ordered and basis the Mrs’s request we ordered a bottle of Cinzano, which our secret contact bootlegger claimed he had.

Sidhivinayak Temple

Next day morning, the day started off with the mandotory bike ride past Sidhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi to Shivaji Park & back. The fun part was clearly the fact that the weather was awesome, wasn’t too sunny – a nice breeze was blowing and traffic was also negligable. Post getting back from the same, went to work. I had just about reached work when I was informed by Dad that the booze had arrived! Immediately plans were made to  meet at the adda (Our Gang Headquarters a.k.a Our House). Breezed through work in anticipation of the evening.

Awesome!!!

1 Litre = 2 Hours

Post reaching home, made relevant preps – got ice ready, glasses out, stared at the JD bottle for a while & also realized that instead of Cinzano we had got Martini Rosso. Laughed about the fact that our secret contact didn’t really understand Cinzano and somehow heard it as Martini Rosso & delivered the same; none the less, we decided to try the same. Mihir, Vishal & I poured in the first glass of JD & mixed the same with Thumbs -Up (Local Indian Cola far better than Coke or Pepsi as it packs a punch) post going down a few glasses, the conversation revolved around work, Y2K dating a data entry operator in office (Y2K is a manager in our office 35, not married, and runs behind anything in a skirt). Also we were celebrating Ritika & Suneel’s 10 years of courting anniversary so there were drunk messages, calls & tweets which happened!

Somewhere through all this, we decided to go through the entire bottle of Jack Daniels. Please note, by now the thought processes, considering we were decently high, was that this would be an epic achivement!!! This is when things went out of whack and within a span of about 2 hours, we emptied the bottle of JD. Too much fun and excitment followed as in our minds this was a crazy achievement. Also, by then, we were decently hammered and going crazy laughing at everything and anything. Also, at some point there was dinner had; though, at 11:30 p.m., we realized we were ravenously hungry so ordered pizzas & dosas from Shiv Sagar and ate dinner no. 2. Finally, after all the craziness ended the day & passed out…

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Trips & Rides

 

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