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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...

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 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

Dahisar - Jamrug ride (126 KM)

Finally took the plunge and decided to do a really long ride (anything more than 40 K in my case)...left Dahisar at 0630 hrs on 31st and reached Jamrug (near Karjat - just below Bhimashankar & Peth) at 1500 hrs.

Route - Dahisar - Ghodbunder - Thane Bhiwandi BP - Kalyan - Murbad - Kashele - Jamrug

Total Distance - 126.43 KM

Riding Time - 6 hrs 30 mins

Good roads, very little traffic after Murbad.

Rear tire got punctured and had to leave my bike out… Continue

Added by Sherwin Noronha on January 2, 2009 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

More Mapping Glory

I found this new iPhone application called Trailguru, and its attached website. Holds significant promise because it tracks both real time and stats. Haven't checked it out on a real bicycle ride yet, though.

Added by Sankarson Banerjee on December 28, 2008 at 3:45pm — No Comments

My bicycle rides

I use a cool combination of an iPhone and an application called Firepin to map my rides. Firepin uses the iPhone's GPS to locate and sends the data to the Internet, allowing you to be mapped in near real time.

Drawback: uses lots of power on the iPhone, I have to charge every couple of hours. Also, I can't see the data real time; only after I stop. A properly calibrated cycle computer is both visible real time and more accurate (the iPhone GPS records every few minutes or so, and… Continue

Added by Sankarson Banerjee on December 26, 2008 at 5:18pm — 5 Comments

Thane Vagbill Off-Ride : 14th Dec'08

In the book - The Alchemist, the main character Santiago travels from the the Egyptian Pyramids to the deserts and finally finds the treasure in his own backyard.

Its surprising how even fiction-books can sometimes have coincidences in real life. Our ride on Sunday 14th Dec'08 was a shining example of this. In search of an authentic off-road for riding our "TREKS", me, Jo, Amitav and others had gone to as far as even Shivpur in search of an off-road.

However thanks to Jo,… Continue

Added by Gaurav on December 14, 2008 at 8:08pm — 5 Comments



Added by YVR Vijay on December 4, 2008 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Dear Cyclist Friends

Pradeep Kumar Gautam introduced me to this group. Very interesting. I have recently launched a company called Ecomove Solutions with an objective to have organised bicycle rental services (Please visit Ecomove Solutions have also entered into a competition in To win, we need lots of votes through email ids and sms. Request your support for the same. Given below is the process for voting :

By email - Register your email id at… Continue

Added by Ramesh on December 4, 2008 at 11:09am — 7 Comments

First trip to Muthukaddu

We finally did it.. a big step for me... and a personal achievement which I am proud of. I managed to cycle to muthukaddu and back.. commendable in about 4 hours.

it was nice to have company on the ride.. and that really pushed me to go that extra mile. :)

all in all a nice trip!…


Added by Madan Menon on November 27, 2008 at 4:59pm — 2 Comments

Important Safety Notice for Mumbai Cyclists

Dear Friends,

It is a sad day for Mumbai and indeed India as a whole that terror can be initiated so easily and swiftly. It's very disturbing to see innocent people being taken hostage at top hotels from last night. Mumbai still bleeds, people are still tense, many have not gone to office.

Police are telling people to stay home. Schools and colleges shut. In this climate, I find it astonishing that some members are STILL planning to go ahead with upcoming rides in Mumbai.… Continue

Added by Amit Bhowmik on November 27, 2008 at 11:06am — 6 Comments


Hi Guys,
I ve bought a Bike ( L. A. Sovereign - Spectrum ) few days back.
Its value is 10,500/-
M very happy with it, but now want to upgrade since i ve decided to cycle regularly.
Anybody interested in buying can please e-mail me on
Price can be negotiated later on.
Sanjay Pawar

Added by Sanjay Pawar on November 25, 2008 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Merida unveils 2009 range of MTB and Road bikes

Check out the 2009 range of Merida Bikes on the link below...

Added by Amit Bhowmik on October 30, 2008 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Please add tags to your posts

It's great to see so much of activity on the site. Members are posting photos, videos, discussions, blogs and event notifications. However not everyone is tagging these posts.

Tagging any post with keywords helps others search for data on the site easily and quickly rather than manually browsing through hundreds of postings. So please try and add tags to all your posts :) It'll improve the overall site experience.

Cheers! Hope everyone had a cracking Diwali!! :)

Added by Amit Bhowmik on October 29, 2008 at 6:24pm — No Comments

MTB Himachal Race 2008 Videos

Check out the video clips from CNN-IBN's coverage of the recently held MTB Himachal 2008 event.


If you want to download a high resolution version, click this link -

(Valid only for 90days)

Added by Amit Bhowmik on October 29, 2008 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Tour De France 2009 stages announced

Hey Folks,

The Tour De France 2009 stages have just been announced. Check this link -

Added by Amit Bhowmik on October 29, 2008 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Start chatting on !

Hi Everyone!

We added another great feature to CYCLISTS.IN today. CHAT!

Now, next time you log in, you will see a chat application on the left column which shows all the members who are currently logged in and online right now. Send a quick message or a smiley... be spontaneous! This is also great for multiple members in a group to organise an online discussion for an upcoming ride. I hope everyone will enjoy using this feature. I've been testing this for some time now and… Continue

Added by Amit Bhowmik on October 23, 2008 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Cycle and purify water at the same time!!

This is probably one of the oddest cycle inventions I've seen in recent times. This cycle allows you to pedal and purify water at the same time!! :)

Check this link for details -

Added by Amit Bhowmik on October 9, 2008 at 8:46am — No Comments

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