Tej kicking up a dust storm with the ATV Ride

You Know What We Did This Summer? | Temple Bay Tales | Part 2

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This is the second in series of my trip to Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay in Mahabalipuram. I challenged a North Indian friend, who said there’s nothing to do near Chennai in the summers. I told him I could transform his life through experiences on a Saturday and Sunday. Lets dive in to the series! If you have landed directly here, Read Part-1 and Part-0 for context!

Getting to Breakfast

Soon after we finished cycling, we went over and had our breakfast at the Water’s edge cafe. It was a good spread, but we were late and needed to finish it before they close. One thing we observed was that due to the searing heat, seats near the glass area were less air-conditioned than the ones inoculated from the heat. The summer is usually un-relenting for a body that is not used to such heat, and we had to find a cozy corner where the effect of the sun, does not eat into the air-conditioning.  I had a couple of fruit juices along with Idli/Dosa and bread for my breakfast.

All Terrain Vehicle Ride

I had told Tej about the ATV ride at the beach, and we wanted to go and try it out. Both of us were excited about speeding in the sand, and turning at angle, throwing mud in the air. Some primal things as a kid, stay in our memory and pop up while outdoors like our wish lists.

Tej kicking up a dust storm with the ATV Ride
Tej kicking up a dust storm with the ATV Ride
Things to be Aware
  • These ATV machines need a strong grip to get used to. That may take about 5 minutes as the hands bonds with the controls. My ATV seemed to be inclined to curve right as opposed to go straight.
  • Tej was a little stronger than me, and he loved the ride on the sand. He went quite fast on the sand, and won the competition to ride better! But hey, never forget to have fun!
Tej driving the ATV at Mahabalipuram
Tej driving the ATV at Mahabalipuram
  • Secondly, the real fear is when you drive fast, what if you lose control and get into the sea. If the ATV gets into the sea, it will be a problem, as such devices/cars are not supposed to be in salt water, while they can otherwise be driven on wet sand.
The Ride

Do watch and check how our ATV Ride went!

 

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18 thoughts on “You Know What We Did This Summer? | Temple Bay Tales | Part 2”

  1. Wow not only your Temple bay Part 1, but even the part 2 seems to be very interesting. I have never tried ATV ride yet. I am sure it must have been very fun. I liked the tip where you mentioned that it takes at least 5 min for your hand to bond control with the vehicle. Have to keep that in mind.

  2. WOW riding the quad bikes on the sand looks like an awesome experience. We ride them in the bush a lot here in Australia but haven’t had the opportunity to let loose on the sand yet!

  3. Amazing! It looks even better than the first part! I used to ride an ATV during my trip to Vietnam. Everything you said about the adjusting is true. Amazing story, keep up the good work 🙂

  4. This is a wonderful experience. I loved the video, I haven’t ever been on a All Terrain Vehicle but I really like to to imagine the thrill ride that one would get on it.

    1. Thanks Anshul. Its fun when you ride on a surface that you traditionally don’t fancy driving. I just was in awe of the power this vehicle has, but it takes some time getting used to this.

  5. Your series is quite interesting. Looked like you both had a lot of fun. I had wanted to ride an ATV in Mahabalipuram, but we were not allowed as it was raining that time. Maybe, next time!

  6. ATV’s are monsters and quite tough to handle. The first time we rode one, it took some time to master them. We did manage to climb a short hill and ride through some rough terrain. But never tried it on the sand. Must have been quite an experience that.

  7. Whoa! This is super cool. I’m hoping to visit Mahabalipuram in a couple months. I have to introduce the fascinating place to my little gal. Guess I’ll make time for myself too and check out the ATV machines!

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