Hi Dear , Great to hear from u . just started riding again few months back.
why dont you join us @ nerul this sunday , we are having a race, a lot of old and new cyclist will be there. the details are posted in events list. catch you soon.
There is an approach up the left side of the mountain, up to the mid level plateau. Its not a regular wide dirt track, its narrow, steep and broken in quite a few sections. So if you like to carry your bike as well, its well worth it.