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A rough ride this weekend (20/21-08) in Mumbai area anyone?

Hi, 'been here a couple of weeks and I believe my old trustworthy bike is arriving with the rest of the air shipment tomorrow morning.  Would there be one or two riders up for showing me a good offroad route Saturday or Sunday?  Thanks. Nick (currently in Santa Cruz/Kalina)

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Comment by Nachiket Marathe on August 19, 2011 at 7:59pm

7.05 AM in that case. 20mts. at the end of flyover..!!


Nachiket Marathe


PS:- If it's dribbling with little showers tomorrow, ride will go on. But in case it's raining cats & dogs the ride will be cancelled. 'dribbling' & 'raining cats & dogs' are not subjective terms in Mumbai. As we have only these two forms...! See you guys tomorrow. Let's hope for the best.

Comment by Nick Van Cauter on August 19, 2011 at 7:50pm

After all, i think I should be able to manage "20m at the end of the flyover".  I don't think u'll have any trouble spotting the white man on a bike at 7am :)  This (mountain) bike was built by an ex-neighbour of mine using bits and pieces from various sources so it's not branded.  The frame is a little small for me but it has served me well for over 10 years+ in the UK, Greece, Belgium and now India.  Got your number for tomorrow morning.  As for tonight, a couple of drinks and bedtime soon for me but thanks for the offer.  See you at 7am.

Comment by Nachiket Marathe on August 19, 2011 at 7:40pm

At the moment I am at work. But I will have a short ride in the night too. Let me know if you have willingness to join that one too. So it will be useful for you to discover nearby areas.

I am staying close to Domestic Airport. I hope to start around 10 pm (Other things remaining constant).

Comment by Nachiket Marathe on August 19, 2011 at 7:38pm

Alright. Santacruz Station at 7 AM. I hope there shouldn't be any problem in finding me near the station. FYI, the train statioin also have two entrences. Anyways, let's hope for the best... Which is your bike? model & type?

Kind Regards,

Nachiket Marathe

Comment by Nick Van Cauter on August 19, 2011 at 7:31pm
I've been here just about 2 weeks so hardly a hardcore Mumbaiker yet!  Could we meet somewhere easy (for me) to locate?
Comment by Nachiket Marathe on August 19, 2011 at 7:25pm

Nope, I will be taking Western Express Highway. Since you are from Kalina, when you approach main highway, you should take left. I will be on fly over that time. You should meet me somewhere 20 Mts. after the fly over ends, on the left side. Do let me know. Don't hesitate to call me on my cell. My cell is 98338 59 713. As per latest developments, one guy from Bandra & Girl from Dadar area will also be joining tomorrow. You meet me at a specified location (10-20 mtrs on the left just after the flyover ends.) at 7.05 AM. Hope this helps, if doesn't do get back to me.

- Nachiket

Comment by Nick Van Cauter on August 19, 2011 at 7:21pm
Will join you tomorrow Nachiket.  Could we meet at Santa  Cruz station at 7am?
Comment by Nachiket Marathe on August 19, 2011 at 2:29pm

WOW, I and Sunil Gandhi were also planning Thakurdwaar on Sunday under popular banner of "Misal Pav Rides..!!" We want to go to Vinay Health Home located at Thakurdwaar. It is known as a Misal Joint which serves BEST misal pav in Mumbai. Photos of Misal ride which happened on 14 August are posted in my profile albums. In any case, I will be riding on both days Saturday & Sunday. Also, Monday is a regional holiday in Maharashtra. So Would extend my riding spree to Monday as well.


So Nick, where are you going matey? And anyone else joining me tomorrow??

Comment by Krishnan Captain on August 19, 2011 at 1:41pm
Hey Nick! There is also a big ride on Sunday starting from Dadar at 6.40 am to Thakurdwar and return after breakfast.  It is posted on FB.
Comment by Nick Van Cauter on August 19, 2011 at 1:38pm
Good input, thank you Anool, Krishnan Cpt and Nachiket (Parsi breakie sounds good!).  Well, the old bike is here, undamaged and ready to ride and so am i (old and ready to ride).


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