Searching through some folders on my computer recently I came across some photos I took when I was out on my last ride in India before my Matchless was crated up for shipping. The photo’s took me back to some happy memories of Hyderabad and India.
I think this was a really great last ride in India – the sunset and the deserted highway with not another vehicle to be seen, just perfect!
The reason of course that the road was deserted is of course that it wasn’t actually open yet as many of the bridges hadn’t yet been constructed. It’s part of the Hyderabad Outer Ring Road project which will link up with the new airport express way and several other major roads in and out of the city.
The road at the end of our development led onto a dirt track which in turn led round and up onto one of the completed sections of the new carriageway. And that was easy enough to find on two wheels making for a rather pleasant circular ride out and back round through one of the other villages on the edge of town.
I guess this section of highway is probably fully open now, with plenty of traffic speeding up and down, so really good to have enjoyed it beforehand on my Matchless 🙂
Here’s a few other photo’s I took on that final ride…
Hello the pictures look great the road ahead looks quiet from cars and rickshaws from what I remember of my trip to India in 1988 a country I would love to visit again thank you for bring back memories of a great 3 months there with the sunsets.
Hi there I have stumbled upon your website quite by accident, a very happy accident as it turns out. My story is very similar to yours, I however am a few years behind you.
I have found myself in Cairo for a good while and have taken to having wanders about the old city when one fateful afternoon I found an old BSA M20 being used as an anchor point for cheap Chinese bikes. It was then that I started noticing the hundreds of war time British bikes hidden in various locations throughout the city. More research revealed a bounty ! Type old British bikes Cairo into a search engine and a gentleman has a historic blog about it.
I am now in the process of buying at least two of these ex wd bikes to send back to the UK, however your blog has inspired me to get abreast one of them road worthy here ad use it as a daily ride!
I shall try to get you photos!