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A Combination of "CYCLING" and "SWIMMING" for staying fit mentally as well as physically. .

                                                                                                                                                                          Any "MODELING ROLES" for a 56 year old fitness fanatic ?Would like to earn some "Pocket Money" at my age. Ha Ha Ha…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on January 20, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How safe are our Indian roads for cyclists ? Tragic death of Italian Prince Filipo in London.

As a fellow cyclist myself cycling daily on the streets of Mumbai my Sincere condolences to late Filipo.Corsini of the Florentine Noble family of Italy. How safe is cycling in India and how many deaths of cyclists on Indian roads ?…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on November 7, 2016 at 9:55am — No Comments

Cycling in Mumbai :- A Elite sport hobby or a form of pollution free transport ?

The rare cycle among a fleet of motorcycles at the parking lot of "High Street Phoenix Mall" at Lower Parel in Mumbai.. "CYCLING" has become  a luxury morning exercise among the ultra wealthy of Mumbai where cycles costing more than motorcycles and cars are passe in the city.Leisure "Night Cycle tours" of…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on May 28, 2016 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

NIGHT CYCVLING IN MUMBAI on Saturday(28-5-2016).Are you involved ?

ALL YOU YOUNG CYCLISTS JOIN IN AND PROMOTE CYCLING AS A CHEAP HEALTHY WAY OF CITY LIVING AND CHIC LIFESTYLE. Bragging Rights :- I am proud to say that i could be within the top 3 oldest "Middle-Class Cyclists" from Prabhadevi locality in Mumbai having started cycling the streets since 1988. My parents were deeply…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on April 24, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres:- Ride thousands of miles without a puncture.

On Sunday(1-12-2015) i happened to be on the motor launch heading to Mandwa jetty from Gateway of India in Mumbai and came across Mr Michael.Fraser, a cross country cyclist.He was on his way to Goa from Mumbai having cycled all over Europe beginning in Bergen in Norway and now in Mumbai. This was the…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on December 7, 2015 at 7:36am — No Comments

A Chance meeting with cross country cyclist Mr Michael.Fraser

Wednesday(2-12-2015) :- At home after a whirlwind day tour of Korlai Lighthouse, Janjira Fort and a swim at…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on December 4, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Will Mumbai and India ever become a "FIRST WORLD CYCLING COUNTRY" ?

  Having just returned in September 2015   from a trip to Europe i was surprised at the "CYCLING LANES" in Capital cities like Vienna, Prague and Budapest.Cycling is a way or life and the climate is also helpful to cyclists in these Country's as it is dry and not humid like Mumbai.As a cyclist for over 2 decades in…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on October 22, 2015 at 7:56am — 1 Comment


If into "BMX" cycles :- Read about Gary.Sansom who has 600 bikes in his basement and also runs the site that displays 50,000 classic BMX bikes !Here is the lnk to the article :-

Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on July 31, 2015 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Cycle tour from Pune to Trivandrum.

On Monday(2-3-2015) spotted this group of cyclists in Guruvayur while on a solo tour of  South India. Stopped the eldest looking cyclist as the others rode along and had a brief conversation with 50 year old Cyclist Mr Anand.Ghatpande. They were a cycling hobby  group of 9 cyclists from Pune on a "Cycle Tour" of South India that began in Pune and was to end in Trivandrum.Here they are cycling through the town of "GURUVAYUR" in Kerala when i happened to see them…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on April 8, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments


Ha Ha Ha Hee Hee Hee, the once "Poor Mans Vehicle" in Mumbai has now become a star attraction of thieves.How the times have changed in Mumbai  in the 21st century.Be careful of your cycle.

Read the link :-…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on November 18, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

"EXODUS" the Cycling tour company.

On a days tour of "Angkor Wat Archaeological complex" in Siem Reap(Cambodia) came across these group of bikers cycling from Bangkok to Saigon.They belonged to the "Exodus tour group". They had parked their cycles along the road for rest. A pick-up van follows the cyclists and also a pick-up bus. When the…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on December 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Sudhir Kumar Gautam ?. Yes this cyclist is "India's No 1 Cricket Fan".

Anyone watching a cricket match must have sometime seen a bare chested  bald  man painted in exotic colours of the Indian flag and waving the Indian tricolour in  the Cricket  stadium.This "Mohican Styled Indian" is none other than Mr Sudhir Kumar Gautam , a fanatical cricket fan and a eternal chela of Sachin.Tendulkar. What many might not know is that Mr Sudhir.Kumar.Gautam is also a cycling fanatic and cycles across the different…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on November 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Recycling your "OLD CYCLE" into a "NEW LOOK CYCLE" !.

I owned a ordinary gear-less  "Hero Hawk" cycle since the 1990's  which i modified into a "5 -Gear" cycle.Rode this cycle in Bangalore & Mumbai   for over a decade and  finally  had to donate it as i decided to buy  the modern " Motocycle Tube Cycle".Had Purchased a "Fomas Gear " cycle…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on September 20, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

THE GREATEST TELIVISION SHOW ON EARTH ON FRIDAY(18-1-2012) :- Lance Armstrong Confession to Oprah.Winfrey.

The cat is out of the bag. Sad that my hero Lance.Armstrong is officially guilty of cheating to win in a sport.I personally forgive him as a cycling fan and praise him for his luck and faith in surviving "CANCER".Hope the sport of "PROFESSIONAL CYCLING" is cured of the disease of doping although aspirations will always be cast on the cyclists who won before the "LANCE ARMSTRONG ERA". If a "7 Time…

Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on January 18, 2013 at 8:04am — No Comments



Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on December 30, 2012 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Cyclist Lance.Armstrong, a dope fraud?

YESTERDAY(Friday 24-8-2012) was one of the SADDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE when my sporting icon Cyclist Lance .Armstrong was convicted as a dope fraud in the sport of CYCLING.Having read his book"ITS NOT ABOUT THE BICYCLE" was impressed at his survival as a critical cancer patient and later winning the "TOUR DE FRANCE" 7 times.To me, Lance.Armstrong will always be the hero who fought of Cancer and taught other Cancer patients to combat this disease including India's very own…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on August 25, 2012 at 8:41am — 27 Comments

Accidental cycle trek in Mumbai.

On Monday(11-6-2012) i had decided to cycle to "Kamala Mills" estate in Lower Parel in order to pay my "Hathway Internet" rental fees.Normally i took the Sayani road route from my residence in Old Prabhadevi but today decided to explore the never traveled "Century Bazaar" route to Lower Parel.Prior to the "Mills Redevelopment" plan, this entire locality was a major slum"Anna Nagar" and a mill area. Cycled along the lane opposite century Bazaar and inquired…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on June 12, 2012 at 8:29am — 2 Comments

Cycling and Swimming in Mumbai's first Rain.

Excellent Sunday morning(10-6-2012) cycling to M.G.M.O pool in heavy showers and later swimming, the pool water being warm compared to ambient temp.This was the first heavy shower in our locality, the Mumbai Monsoons finally arriving with a heavy shower.Bizarrely, as soon as i started riding from my residence at Prabhadevi the downpour began, my first rainfall of 2012 and akin to a flooding situation.As i was on the way to the swimming pool i didn't mind…


Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on June 10, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments


PETROL HIKE:-Saw the hilarious news on T.V  on Thursday(24-5-2012) where the owner of a Mercedes Benz car in Mumbai intends selling the same and buying a Mercedes or B.M.W cycle! What he meant was reducing his fleet of expensive cars and switching over to a cycle for health fitness.Thanks to the drastic frequent petrol hikes, cycling is gaining momentum as a fitness sport among the "Mercedes…

Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on May 24, 2012 at 10:27am — 7 Comments


CYCLING TRACK IN BANDRA-KURLA COMPLEX IN MUMBAI:- Had read about the colossal waste of "TAXPAYERS MONEY" in constructing a "CYCLING TRACK" around "BANDRA-KURLA COMPLEX" in Mumbai and witnessed this sad public project on a visit to the locality.the "CYCLING TRACK" is constructed next to the pavement with trees lining some route paths , their branches expanding into the cycling track which would create havoc to…

Added by Rudolph.A.Furtado on April 8, 2012 at 10:22am — 2 Comments


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