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Any one riding in Colaba???...

Hello fellow Riders,

I cycle almost daily, morning and also for short distances whenever possible, and specially on Sundays from Colaba to Bandra. Do let me know if anyone is interested ion joining me for these rides. Cheers!!!

Added by Jitendra Marchino on April 29, 2009 at 11:12am — 2 Comments

Hero Group to launch six high-end bicycles in 2009 - 10

Hero Group today said it will launch up to six premium bicycles, priced up to Rs 35,000, in the country and also enter the category of children's fancy cycles.

http://www.business-standard.com/india/storypage.php?autono=59635&tp=on

Added by Amit Bhowmik on April 28, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

MTB Sikkim 2009 - all's well that ends well

MTB Sikkim 2009 - 2nd Khangchendzonga Expedition - was set up with the same format as MTB Himachal, each day consisting of 2/3 competitive stages with freerides in between along the route.

About half the whole route was on tarmac, the rest on stony mountain tracks, and a couple of singletrack "hike n bike" sections.

The landscape was magnificent and the Buddhist culture, with ancient monasteries, stupas, prayer flags everywhere fluttering in the wind, made one feel one was in a… Continue

Added by Peter CS on April 12, 2009 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Friday morning ride to Marine Drive was awesome!

Good fun riding to Marine Drive yesterday...



Finally got some time off client projects and decided to go for a quick morning ride yesterday. Since Friday was Ram Navami, there was far less traffic on the roads. Weather was pretty decent too (till about 9am). I left at 6.15 am from Santacruz.



Since I'd already ridden to the central, western, eastern and northern suburbs, South Mumbai was the only way to go. I initially planned to cycle to Haji Ali and back. But once I… Continue

Added by Amit Bhowmik on April 4, 2009 at 4:33pm — 2 Comments

Panvel and its vada pao

I decided that Sunday would be a good time to go to Panvel and look for those famous vada pao vendors. I set off at about 7am, and finally came back to Bandra at 8pm or so. I went through Chembur to Panvel, then to the Goa highway and finally towards Uran to Palm Beach road and finally through Vashi back to Bandra.



A map of my route is here. This is not exactly what I followed - i lost my way in and around Panvel and Uran a few… Continue

Added by Sankarson Banerjee on April 2, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Travelogue Pune-Mumbai-Pune cycling on Feb-28-2009 and March-01-2009

I started at 4.15 am on Saturday, Feb 28, 2009, from Pune. The Dehu-road traffic was frightful but the highway was still manageable. The climate was very pleasant with minimal traffic on NH4 till 6 am. Encountered pleasant expressions/gestures from joggers on the Lonavala-Khandala stretch. I enjoyed the Khandala-Khopoli ghat most, as it was total downhill of 10 KM.



I crossed Vashi at around 11 am and reached Kings Circle at 12:40 pm. I had my lunch and much needed break at kings… Continue

Added by Gagan Grover on March 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Link on types of Cycle suspension

Suspension

Added by Vivek on March 16, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Ride this Sunday to Marve

Ride this Sunday to Marve

Did a simple ride to Marve Jetty and back this sunday. Check the link above and let me know if it works :)

Added by Vivek on March 16, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A nice link on cycles

http://www.exploratorium.edu/cycling/index.html

Added by Vivek on March 16, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Futuristic bicycle even tracks your heartbeat!

The bike, called the Factor 001, uses the latest technologies from motor sport, aerospace and uses some of the most cutting edge materials from around the world.

http://www.inquisitr.com/19655/futuristic-bicycle-even-tracks-you-heartbeat/

Added by Amit Bhowmik on March 11, 2009 at 10:41am — No Comments

Bicycle pichkari anyone?

Most innovative invention :) Bicycle Pichkari!!

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1237958

Added by Amit Bhowmik on March 10, 2009 at 6:51pm — No Comments

View he Cycle tour Pics with the links below

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/gautammd/LadakhCycleMisc#



http://picasaweb.google.co.in/gautammd/LadakhCycling081#



This album covers the Manali--Leh--Srinagar--jammu Route which we did in 2006 on Motorcycles & & a Jeep .…



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Added by Gautam Deshmukh on March 9, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Introduction

Hi Guys, Came to know of this site when I decided to take my nephew cycling to Bandra on the 8th or March. On my way I met some members who told me about this site and asked me to join. So here I am.



Cycling was something I learnt at the age of 5 and eventually gave up when I joined Engineering. The daily routines of life took its toll and after over 10 yrs of working, I realized that I had gained a lot of weight and couldnt even decently walk a kilometer. I decided to so something… Continue

Added by Vivek on March 9, 2009 at 11:56am — 3 Comments

Waagbeel - off-road, off-beat, off-icially cool! :-)

Offroading... within the city... well, almost!



Who would have thought it... that one could enjoy a perfectly wonderful offroading experience so close to home – and that too, such a beautiful, serene ride – within a few kilometres of where I live (Mulund – a happy, happening suburb in Mumbai).



As usual, I have someone else to thank for this experience – this time, it was Jo (a quick intro is called for here - I guess I could call him a ship-and-shop guy – he’s an… Continue

Added by Anil Uchil on March 8, 2009 at 11:02pm — 3 Comments

Pune to Mumbai via the Ghats (NH4) - what a ride!

Life does take some strange turns... even when you are not on the saddle...



Take last week, for instance... there I was, all set to join the gang for a ride to Kanheri Caves on Sunday... wondering what route to take - do I go to the start point? join them at Sanjay Gandhi National Park? if so, go via Aarey? or take Ghodbunder Road?



And suddenly, I hit a hairpin bend - instead of heading west and north towards Kanheri Caves, I was suddenly headed east and south... towards… Continue

Added by Anil Uchil on February 19, 2009 at 4:10pm — 20 Comments

Lance Armstrong's bike stolen after race!

Did you read about this? Lance Armstrong's one-of-a-kind bike was stolen yesterday! He posted the news on twitter instantly.

Details here...

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/02/16/armstrong.bike.stolen/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

Added by Amit Bhowmik on February 17, 2009 at 1:07am — 5 Comments

Bike brands

Dear Guys & Girls,



I am new to this community. I like the idea of cycling and checking out places. I need your opinions, i just bought a Hamilton 24 inches with front and rear suspensions with 6 gears. This is primarily for my daughter, my wife and myself.



I would like to know if it is a good brand or not? also would be grateful if anyone could tell me if this cycle is good enough and comfortable for long rides.



Thank you guys and girls in advance!! I hope… Continue

Added by Gautam Rajagopal on February 11, 2009 at 3:22pm — No Comments

cycling in the evenings.....

had such a harrowing time today...cycling back home...i mean how far left can one keep...
in a span of just one hour...must have avoided getting bumped off at least 8 to 9 times..
just dont get it...the road's almost empty but they just want to whizz past u...dunno this...but m seriously thinking of getting mirrors...
although m not gonna stop cycling...today was a real eye opener for me...welcome to the real world right...
aaargh....m so angry right now....

Added by Sonu on February 2, 2009 at 10:40pm — 19 Comments

Tour of Nilgiris..... a war, a victory & a journey within

So Friends....Finally I've gathered myself back from the hangover of TFN!!! And realized that I'm due for a Blog :P



Tour of Niligiris........... a war, a victory & a journey within!!!!



The Way to TFN



Like most of you; I enjoyed my childhood cycling, having fun, doing stunts...& the general feeling of freedom ;). For me Cycling has always been Freedom & Fun. Entering college saw the last days for my cycle & gave it away, expecting… Continue

Added by Kaushik Iyer on January 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — 21 Comments

Nothing will change even after 26/11....we are the reason

Just like a majority of you, I am also an ordinary citizen of this great nation. I watched the terror that unfolded on this nation and I watched with even more interest, the uproar of the citizens of this country. I can swear with a certain amount of confidence that our country will remain the same even if the uproar of the citizens this time has been a bit more serious than what we witnessed ever since the 1992 terror attacks. Some heads will roll and have rolled, but believe me, we will still… Continue

Added by Y Shenoy on January 24, 2009 at 11:14am — No Comments

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