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Ride to Shirdi and back...

Itinerary:

17 March
 - start at 6:00am... Mumbai to Nashik (about 175km)... stay overnight...

18 March - start early... Nashik to Shirdi (about 85km)... have darshan... Shirdi to Shani-Shingnapur (about 75km)... stay overnight...

19 March - Shani-Shingnapur to Nashik via Shirdi (about 160km)

20 March - Nashik to Mumbai (about 175km)...

The broad plan is make it a not-very-aggressive ride (slower pace, less km/day), giving ourselves more time to reach Shirdi... the roads are not very good - bad surface and narrow roads in certain areas, crazy traffic and accident-prone stretches, to boot... So it would be best not to do much night-riding in these areas...

The ride is scheduled mid-week, to avoid the crazy weekend/holiday traffic...
That, if Saibaba approves, is the proposed agenda for the trip... :-)

Notes:
Tour cost:
 We go Dutch; ie, we each spend for what we use/consume, that's all.. there's no other cover charge for the tour as such.
Acco: Stay is not pre-organised; no hotel bookings have been made... so we'll stay at any decent place available, and share the cost..
Food: Again, grub's not pre-arranged; so we'll eat as and when the opportunity presents itself... and we'll pay for our own food... Welcome to carry home food for the ride, if you like... more than welcome to share it, if you like... :-)

Come prepared:
1. Helmet - If you dont have one, buy one... else borrow from someone...
2. Lights - headlight and taillight - there's going to be a fair bit of night-riding (and early-morn-riding)...
3. Carry enough drinking water...
4. Reflector vest (if u can get one) would be added protection while riding pre-dawn and post-dusk...
5. Carry tool kit and puncture-repair kit...
6. Travel light - less luggage, more comfort... :-)

Comments/suggestions welcome... it's still a democracy... for now, at least... :-)

Ride safe. Have fun.

Jai Sai Ram!

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Tour de Shirdi postponed to mid-March...
[Sai ka bulaava abhi aayaa nahin, lagtaa hai... :-)]
Hope to join you on the next Shirdi ride date. Do keep a week's notice.
Hope to join this ride.. will get in touch with you soon..
Ok, guys, we are on... :-)
Off on the 17th (10 days from now) and back in Mumbai on the 20th...
Cheers... :-)
The event is up under the Events section, along with the route map... :-)

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