Showing posts from April, 2015

Expedition Training Ride Part 3 - Kolar Road

Date : 25-04-2015 Kilometers Covered : 74 KM

Though I had a bad crash last night, I still tried to test how about cycling with some pain and wounds. Fine Saturday morning made us sleep a bit more and we ended up starting the ride at 6 AM. Santhosh joined me at old airport signal and we started towards Kolar via whitefield. We were thinking to make the trip till Kolar, but the puncture on my rear tyre made us stop and take a turn back to Bangalore after fixing. It was new to Santhosh, but he also had puncture on the way back to Bangalore near whitefield. Post fixing the puncture, we spent quite a lot of time at Decathlon to understand different products that we need and finally after a nice lunch at around 3 PM we reached home.

Expedition Training Ride Part 2 - Nandi Hills

Date : 19-04-2015 Kilometers Covered : 148 KM
Right after coming back from last day's ride, I quickly went to sleep to take some rest. In the evening Santhosh called me and gave me the details about the ride to Nandi Hills. It was team of five Kedar, Santhosh, Satish, Vijesh and Sunil. We also hired two MTBs Trek 3700 and Rock Rider 8.0. But last moment Kedar dropped off due to some personal reason.
At around 3.30 AM in the morning, we all started and gathered at Corporation Circle. It was dark and slightly chilled, which made us reach Nandi Foot Hill at around 8 AM. We stopped for breakfast and spent some good time recalling our last ride to Coorg. The only regret was the bad breakfast for which we paid a lot. 
It took us around one and half hour to climb Nandi Hill, covering 8 KM of curvy up hill mountain road with a few hair pin bents. 
We spent a good amount of time at the summit clicking some pictures and cracking some epic jokes. Unlike the up hill ride, the down hill ride …

Expedition Training Ride Part 1 - Kanakapura

Date : 18-04-2015
Kilometers Covered : 85 KM

Last night was sleepless with lot of conflicting discussion. We hanged up with friends on the expedition panning and the panning continued till this morning 4 AM. Santosh and myself decided to ride some distance towards Kannakpura before going to sack. We road till near Kannakpura and had a good breakfast there. On the way back my rear tyre got punctured and we had to walk around 2 kilometers to find a puncture shop. Thanks to the mechanic who agreed to help us in that situation. Right after that we took a left turn towards Guhantara Resort and took the pipe line road to avoid some traffic. Some time around 12 we reached home.