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My favourite ride so far:
Coastal Ride through Mumbai's Western Coast / 2010-04-11
A bit about myself:
6AM is the time thou shall waketh, and the exact time of thou waking shalt be 6AM. 7 AM shalt thou not waketh at, neither at 5AM, excepting that thy snooze to 6AM. 8AM is right out. Once 6AM, being the sixth hour of the day, be reached, then draggeth thou out and into the crepuscular haze, it being crepuscular because it is hazy, on either the pedal or on thy feet.

I <3 cycling.
I also <3 dissecting through jungles. Snakes still elude me.
I also <3 rickety motorbikes and making surprise trips to places near and far.

I think about you all the time.
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At 3:30pm on May 24, 2010, Karan R said…
reached top of khaghar hill at 5.45 with sunil...stayed there for a half hour and got back at 8
average speed=28 not counting the climb which took us 25 mins

are you planning on riding anytime soon?
At 6:52pm on May 11, 2010, Dawn Elizabeth Kirkland said…
Ha ha!:-) Just trying to keep up with my two sons (10 and 12). I agree about getting familiar with the neighbourhood ... it's just not possible to really get a feel for a place from the inside of a car.
At 8:27pm on April 29, 2010, Sridhar Birlangi said…
Vi .. thanks for you wishes, after TV9 another regional channel (ABN Andhra Jyothi) took interview and Times of India marking earth day
At 7:41am on April 19, 2010, Zubair Lodi said…
Hey buddy u missed 3k ride i thot wud get to see u der .....
At 9:39pm on April 15, 2010, Manish Joshi said…
Thanks Vibhu for the nice words, hope to ride with u and your group again and again. Take care and GOD Bless.
At 10:06am on April 12, 2010, Zubair Lodi said…
m sry yaa work load :( its been long afta dat nite ride.
At 8:05pm on March 30, 2010, Shaunak Anaokar said…
Hello...Good Friday Night Ride has been rescheduled on thursday! hope yo can still make it.....cheers!
At 8:15pm on March 19, 2010, Toby Mc'Wire said…
hey it seems ur an ape like creature..................jus jokim
At 8:28am on March 16, 2010, Karan R said…
plzplz dun ha*0rz me, da pix are up
At 12:43pm on March 8, 2010, Manish Joshi said…
Thanks Vi for adding me as your friend. I would like to know your full name and cell number, for better rapport. Take care and GOD Bless.

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vi commented on Manish's photo


"prize capture, this one! kudos to you guys. whts the route beyond sarchu/pang for tsokar? - i've done this highway, and recall vague details on some trail cutting after sarchu."
Jul 31, 2012
vi shared Manish's photo on Google +1
Jul 31, 2012
vi commented on Manish's photo

On the Baracha La

"sweet capture :)"
Jul 31, 2012
vi commented on Sarat's group Powai riders
"wish i could ;)has the aarey / nz hostel road seen any makeover? remember them in sad shape."
Oct 21, 2011
vi commented on Kailas Patil's photo


"after the Trek MTB, I think your gait adapted to the MTB itself... look odd on the road bike. or maybe coz its the first time i'm seeing you on one."
Sep 11, 2011
vi commented on Zubair Lodi's photo

Nite Ride season 4

"trying to go for smething dramatic here? or just coincidental that all 4 guys decided to pose in the same manner?"
Sep 11, 2011
vi commented on Praveen gomes's blog post Cycling Indoor - Equipment required
"interesting option... looks an awesome concept anything that's not in demand is mostly imported, so ends up with a lot of tax levied, hence the sky-high costs."
Sep 5, 2011
vi commented on Abraham N. A.'s blog post Cyclists in Military
"nice slice from history, thanks"
Sep 5, 2011
vi commented on Kailas Patil's photo

Medals 003

"super congrats for doing these with success, kailas!"
Jun 7, 2011
vi commented on Sarat's group Powai riders
"Hi, anybody interested tmrw (Sat, Mar 5) for a speedy morning... JVLR - WE Highway - Sanjay Gandhi Ntl Park - and back? You'll find me at the Poonam Ngr X-ing at 0645. vi (M) 9892372773"
Mar 4, 2011
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Jan 20, 2011
MAK commented on vi's photo

Yo Dawg!

"good concept...Like it..."
Jan 2, 2011
vi posted a photo
Jan 1, 2011
vi might attend Anil Uchil's event

Mumbai to Kashid - the easy way! :-) at Mumbai and Kashid

October 31, 2010 all day
Mumbai to Kashid via Gateway of India... take the first ferry (6:15am) across to Mandwa and then cycle along the scenic green stretch via Kihim and Alibaug to Kashid.. and if we maintain a decent clip, we can go further up to Murud-Zanjira... :-)Ride back the same way and catch the 5.30-6.00pm (last) ferry back to Gateway of India...Start time: 5.45am, 31st OctoberMeet-point: Gateway of India, Ferry (reach early, buy ferry tickets for your bike and yourself) and assemble at the Ferry departure…See More
Oct 22, 2010
vi might attend James Rodrigues's event

Yeoor hills at Yeoor hills

October 17, 2010 from 6:15am to 10am
Kashimira to Yeoor hills via Ghod bunder rd . Return via eastern express highway to Powai , Aarey milk colony exit Goregaon and back to Kashimira .
Oct 14, 2010
vi commented on Sarat's group Powai riders
"Gonna put my physical limits to test on the opposite direction to your route tomorrow... will catch up on sunday. Say, we could do that 50+ km Powai - EE - Chembur - Vashi - Airoli - EE - Powai route. Where are the other cyclists cycling these days?"
Oct 1, 2010

Vi's Blog

A good weekend for Mumbai cyclists

Cycling events in all directions today

Some already lounging out in Kashid, waking up to a beautiful sunrise to return back home

Some starting out for Khopoli - the long distance bloodrush

Some having their cycling morning out along lonley roads of Dombivali and beyond

And me… Continue

Posted on April 11, 2010 at 5:41am — 4 Comments

Pakistan takes its wrath on Indian cyclists

This is not a very healthy way to encourage cycling in either of the countries. An eye for an eye...

But I'm also surprised that Pakistan sees cycling as a sport prominent enough to make…


Posted on February 22, 2010 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Placebo punctures

"You've got a flat, dude", said Faisal, and went rolling by. It was high sun, 12 in the noon, and a flat would be a wrong end to a sweet day with the others inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The thought of riding through the congested Western Express Highway and the constant sewer stink along half of the route was still more palatable than either taking an autorickshaw or finding a repairman. As it was, I was traveling light...nothing on me, and nothing on the bicycle either. So no spare… Continue

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 11:30pm

Back to the office in a green way

Phew, just got back from the office. And yes, back cycling - at 0300AM through Hiranandani and then along JVLR. It was my first day at the office on a bicycle since my accident en-route the office in the first week of December last yr. The total distance is close to 9km, and it took me 26 minutes to make it back. That is a good time for two reasons; firstly, since cycling in office semi-formals does get uncomfortable (jeans isn't a cyclist's attire); secondly coz the route back is uphill, and… Continue

Posted on February 13, 2010 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

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