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Akshay Somalwar
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  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Neral - Matheran Bicycle Stretch
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Hi Folks !! I am new to the bicycle world.I just bought Trek 3700. I have been cycling regularly for about 25 kms average for the last 2 weeks. However, when I tried doing the Neral - Matheran…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adwait Ainapure Jun 25, 2011.

 

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Akshay Somalwar commented on Anool J M's group Cyclery Gyan
"Hi people I am interested in joining te session too.."
Jul 5, 2011
Akshay Somalwar joined Anool J M's group
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Cyclery Gyan

Let's share and spread some cycling gyan.Discuss technical issues – bike maintenance, adjustments, DIY, choosing a new bike, Bike Fitting - all tech and mech stuff.See More
Jul 5, 2011
Adwait Ainapure replied to Akshay Somalwar's discussion Neral - Matheran Bicycle Stretch
"Akshay,   kudos to you for the atempt.   While cycling, no failure is a miserable one.   Keep up cycling !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And very soon you will put up your travelogue n this site about your ride to Matheran!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Jun 25, 2011
Akshay Somalwar joined Faisal Thakur's group
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Carter Road cyclists

This group is created so that cyclist who are cycling at Carter Road can meet up and have one common place to meet.See More
Jun 20, 2011
Akshay Somalwar might attend Amit Bhowmik's event

BKC - Khopoli - BKC at BKC, Mumbai

June 26, 2011 from 7am to 7pm
A 160kms ride from BKC (Kalanagar Bus Stop) to Khopoli Town (Shivaji Statue) and back. The route is scenic and mostly flat.Ride at whatever pace you prefer. Do join :)See More
Jun 20, 2011
Akshay Somalwar joined Faisal Thakur's group
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Da Bike Zone (Pro9 Bicycle Studio)

Accessories and Customisation of Bicycles. Dealer for Rock Machine (www.rockmachine.us) , Orbea (www.orbea.com) and Fomas Cycles (www.fomasSee More
Jun 12, 2011
Akshay Somalwar replied to Akshay Somalwar's discussion Neral - Matheran Bicycle Stretch
"Hey...Thanx for your inputs Satyaprakash.   Just for info, I live in Bandra(w) and I am planning to travel to places like Karjat, Neral, Khopoli and Kasara every weekend via local trains to get some practice for climbing inclines.   As far…"
Jun 1, 2011
satyaprakash purushottam lele replied to Akshay Somalwar's discussion Neral - Matheran Bicycle Stretch
"first of all building stamina is essential. So start by riding to Kashele and back. Then go for kashele round trip via kalamb. Or a return trip to Mhasa. That will build your cycling stamina. Start reducing the time of the trips after say 15 - 20…"
Jun 1, 2011
Kailas Patil replied to Akshay Somalwar's discussion Neral - Matheran Bicycle Stretch
"Before going for toughest climb around, try practicing on Khopoli Khandala stretch. With practice Matheran climb is mangeable in less than an Hours time on a 3700.   Best Luck,   Kailas"
May 31, 2011
Akshay Somalwar replied to Akshay Somalwar's discussion Neral - Matheran Bicycle Stretch
"Hey..thanx for your reply.. By the phrase, I did not mean I was disheartened in any way...It was such a big surprise... and "happy realization". We had thot we would reach Halfway (Jummapatti) riding and then maybe it would be really…"
May 31, 2011
Bedouin Joy replied to Akshay Somalwar's discussion Neral - Matheran Bicycle Stretch
"Akshay i am very disappointed with your phrase " I failed miserably " ......there is nothing to feel n recognize failure and second thing is its not a competition.  if you are a very new rider then the first…"
May 31, 2011
Akshay Somalwar posted a discussion

Neral - Matheran Bicycle Stretch

Hi Folks !! I am new to the bicycle world.I just bought Trek 3700. I have been cycling regularly for about 25 kms average for the last 2 weeks. However, when I tried doing the Neral - Matheran Stretch, I failed miserably. I reached the top though but I took almost 4 hours for the 8 kms stretch. I had to tag my bicycle along. The questions:-1. Do we have people doing this stretch more often? 2. How difficult it is to do this climb and how to manage such steep climbs?3. Also, can somebody suggest…See More
May 31, 2011
Akshay Somalwar joined Siddharth Vora's group
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Bandra Bikers

Hey all enthusiastic bikers from Bandra...I see this as a great opportunity for all of us to get together and form our own cycling club so that all of us can plan and move out cycling together..Join and lets start cycling for better health and env!!
May 30, 2011
Akshay Somalwar is now a member of Indian Cyclists Network
May 26, 2011

Profile Information

My current bike model / type:
Trek 3700
My favourite ride so far:
Khopoli - Rajmachi
Age:
27

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At 1:31pm on June 27, 2011, Pratik Borlikar said…

hey.. my no. is 9987472017. cal me if ur riding or drop in a msg with ur no.

 

At 12:05am on June 3, 2011, Nachiket Marathe said…

Do let me know your plan of Khopoli,  I have a hybrid. If it is not off roads, I may join you guys. My number is 9833 859 713

At 9:33pm on June 2, 2011, Nachiket Marathe said…

He is my cousin. I am from Vile Parle East. You may be knowing Nishad Pathak too.

Mihir is my mamebhau. I have SChwinn Sporteaa Comp Hybrid bike. Makes me less tired. Are you joining for Belapur - Matheran on 5 June?

 

At 4:36pm on June 2, 2011, Nachiket Marathe said…

Hi Akshay,

 

Do you know my cousin Mihir Karkare from Bandra West by any means?

BTW, we can ride together.

At 9:56am on May 31, 2011, Ravi Madhekar said…
i am fine dude and so is 3700. need to put some serious miles behind though and soon. gonna meet up with a couple of bikers from Chennai who have good experience. lets see. will keep you updated.
 
 
 

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