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Chapter I - In which I go it alone!!

Oct 2004 – A year of planning to cycle Pune to Goa by beach!! ….. A year of looking for company. The posts on the net have only dredged up… Motorcyclists!!

Nov 2004 – This is it….. I’m going it alone!! On my trusty lokhandi (iron) Hercules twin bow cycle!!

The Plan – Very basic at this stage…. Cycle…. Explore coastline… Swim… Eat local food!!

The Route – Very basic at this stage….. Without accurate maps or… Continue

Added by Divya Tate on July 2, 2010 at 8:20pm — 7 Comments

"Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite"--Liberty, Equality, Fraternity..... BY BICYCLE!!

"Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite"--Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

the slogan of the french revolution took on new meaning for rohit and pankaj and our friend mihir ( all between 11 and 14) in auroville!! significantly, also having french connection, as it was founded by a french woman!!

we biked everywhere that we had to go, riding 30-40kms daily on some really khatara rented bikes. after being together for the first 3 days, until we got our bearings and they got familiar… Continue

Added by Divya Tate on June 30, 2010 at 7:23pm — No Comments

pankaj's second century (100KM) ride.....

you know it's monsoon when you leave for a century ride at 12 noon! and if you didn't know it yet you can be sure of it when you get caught in a torrential downpour!!
pankaj (my 12 yr old son) and i spent the better part of the morning fixing our new mud guards to the bikes and were ready to leave only at 12pm. until last week it would have been impossible to even conceive of such a late departure but with a wonderful cloud cover and grey skies to protect us from the sun we ventured out at…

Added by Divya Tate on June 26, 2010 at 3:24pm — 5 Comments

start them young... and watch them go!

i am totally blown by my kids.... their enthusiasm, their energy and their endurance!!

Pankaj (12yrs) has been cycling with me regularly (100-150 kms weekly) in the last 4 months, but hadn't done more than 50 kms in a day. Rohit (14 yrs) hasn't cycled for 5-6 months and also hasn't done more than 50 before this. both have been riding with me for many yrs and started long country rides about 4-5 yrs back. apart from slowly building up their physical ability, which is…

Added by Divya Tate on March 24, 2010 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

ugh... yes... i fell!!

'man overboard'!! or in this case 'woman onroad'!! ugh yes i fell!!

on a training ride for the 300km BRM, we planned to do 220-240 km from pune to satara and back!! 4 of us started from ncl pashan at 9:45 pm, varun, sandeep, gagan and myself, with lights, reflectors adn the rest of it.... except that there were stretches where inspite of the bike lights, the glare of the oncoming traffic made it impossible to see where we were riding!!

fortunately the road is…


Added by Divya Tate on February 27, 2010 at 10:59pm — 20 Comments

my son pankaj's progress

pankaj, my younger son is 11 n half yrs, has cycled with me on and off for the last 2 yrs including a highly strenous day ride in leh!!

he started to join me again on a regular basis now july '09, prefering to get his excercise by biking rather than swim or run!!

july 21 '09 - 1st ride - week before last pankaj came riding with me after a very long break!! and complained about every uphill slope and wanted to turn back after only 8kms.... which is when i just get going!! his… Continue

Added by Divya Tate on January 27, 2010 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments


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