I started at 4.15 am on Saturday, Feb 28, 2009, from Pune. The Dehu-road traffic was frightful but the highway was still manageable. The climate was very pleasant with minimal traffic on NH4 till 6 am. Encountered pleasant expressions/gestures from joggers on the Lonavala-Khandala stretch. I enjoyed the Khandala-Khopoli ghat most, as it was total downhill of 10 KM.
I crossed Vashi at around 11 am and reached Kings Circle at 12:40 pm. I had my lunch and much needed break at kings… Continue
Added by Gagan Grover on March 19, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Added by Vivek on March 16, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Ride this Sunday to Marve
Did a simple ride to Marve Jetty and back this sunday. Check the link above and let me know if it works :)
Added by Vivek on March 16, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Added by Vivek on March 16, 2009 at 3:55pm —
The bike, called the Factor 001, uses the latest technologies from motor sport, aerospace and uses some of the most cutting edge materials from around the world.
Added by Amit Bhowmik on March 11, 2009 at 10:41am —
Most innovative invention :) Bicycle Pichkari!!
Added by Amit Bhowmik on March 10, 2009 at 6:51pm —
Added by Gautam Deshmukh on March 9, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Hi Guys, Came to know of this site when I decided to take my nephew cycling to Bandra on the 8th or March. On my way I met some members who told me about this site and asked me to join. So here I am.
Cycling was something I learnt at the age of 5 and eventually gave up when I joined Engineering. The daily routines of life took its toll and after over 10 yrs of working, I realized that I had gained a lot of weight and couldnt even decently walk a kilometer. I decided to so something… Continue
Added by Vivek on March 9, 2009 at 11:56am —
Offroading... within the city... well, almost!
Who would have thought it... that one could enjoy a perfectly wonderful offroading experience so close to home – and that too, such a beautiful, serene ride – within a few kilometres of where I live (Mulund – a happy, happening suburb in Mumbai).
As usual, I have someone else to thank for this experience – this time, it was Jo (a quick intro is called for here - I guess I could call him a ship-and-shop guy – he’s an… Continue
Added by Anil Uchil on March 8, 2009 at 11:02pm —
Life does take some strange turns... even when you are not on the saddle...
Take last week, for instance... there I was, all set to join the gang for a ride to Kanheri Caves on Sunday... wondering what route to take - do I go to the start point? join them at Sanjay Gandhi National Park? if so, go via Aarey? or take Ghodbunder Road?
And suddenly, I hit a hairpin bend - instead of heading west and north towards Kanheri Caves, I was suddenly headed east and south... towards… Continue
Added by Anil Uchil on February 19, 2009 at 4:10pm —
Did you read about this? Lance Armstrong's one-of-a-kind bike was stolen yesterday! He posted the news on twitter instantly.
Added by Amit Bhowmik on February 17, 2009 at 1:07am —
Dear Guys & Girls,
I am new to this community. I like the idea of cycling and checking out places. I need your opinions, i just bought a Hamilton 24 inches with front and rear suspensions with 6 gears. This is primarily for my daughter, my wife and myself.
I would like to know if it is a good brand or not? also would be grateful if anyone could tell me if this cycle is good enough and comfortable for long rides.
Thank you guys and girls in advance!! I hope… Continue
Added by Gautam Rajagopal on February 11, 2009 at 3:22pm —
had such a harrowing time today...cycling back home...i mean how far left can one keep...
in a span of just one hour...must have avoided getting bumped off at least 8 to 9 times..
just dont get it...the road's almost empty but they just want to whizz past u...dunno this...but m seriously thinking of getting mirrors...
although m not gonna stop cycling...today was a real eye opener for me...welcome to the real world right...
aaargh....m so angry right now....
Added by Sonu on February 2, 2009 at 10:40pm —
So Friends....Finally I've gathered myself back from the hangover of TFN!!! And realized that I'm due for a Blog :P
Tour of Niligiris........... a war, a victory & a journey within!!!!
The Way to TFN
Like most of you; I enjoyed my childhood cycling, having fun, doing stunts...& the general feeling of freedom ;). For me Cycling has always been Freedom & Fun. Entering college saw the last days for my cycle & gave it away, expecting… Continue
Added by Kaushik Iyer on January 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Just like a majority of you, I am also an ordinary citizen of this great nation. I watched the terror that unfolded on this nation and I watched with even more interest, the uproar of the citizens of this country. I can swear with a certain amount of confidence that our country will remain the same even if the uproar of the citizens this time has been a bit more serious than what we witnessed ever since the 1992 terror attacks. Some heads will roll and have rolled, but believe me, we will still… Continue
Added by Y Shenoy on January 24, 2009 at 11:14am —
Finally took the plunge and decided to do a really long ride (anything more than 40 K in my case)...left Dahisar at 0630 hrs on 31st and reached Jamrug (near Karjat - just below Bhimashankar & Peth) at 1500 hrs.
Route - Dahisar - Ghodbunder - Thane Bhiwandi BP - Kalyan - Murbad - Kashele - Jamrug
Total Distance - 126.43 KM
Riding Time - 6 hrs 30 mins
Good roads, very little traffic after Murbad.
Rear tire got punctured and had to leave my bike out… Continue
Added by Sherwin Noronha on January 2, 2009 at 2:57pm —
I found this new iPhone application called Trailguru
, and its attached website. Holds significant promise because it tracks both real time and stats. Haven't checked it out on a real bicycle ride yet, though.
Added by Sankarson Banerjee on December 28, 2008 at 3:45pm —
I use a cool combination of an iPhone and an application called Firepin to map my rides. Firepin uses the iPhone's GPS to locate and sends the data to the Internet, allowing you to be mapped in near real time.
Drawback: uses lots of power on the iPhone, I have to charge every couple of hours. Also, I can't see the data real time; only after I stop. A properly calibrated cycle computer is both visible real time and more accurate (the iPhone GPS records every few minutes or so, and… Continue
Added by Sankarson Banerjee on December 26, 2008 at 5:18pm —
In the book - The Alchemist, the main character Santiago travels from the the Egyptian Pyramids to the deserts and finally finds the treasure in his own backyard.
Its surprising how even fiction-books can sometimes have coincidences in real life. Our ride on Sunday 14th Dec'08 was a shining example of this. In search of an authentic off-road for riding our "TREKS", me, Jo, Amitav and others had gone to as far as even Shivpur in search of an off-road.
However thanks to Jo,… Continue
Added by Gaurav on December 14, 2008 at 8:08pm —
START PT NEHRU PARK 0800
NEXT CHECK PT LODHI GARDENS FRONT OF MAUSAM BHAVAN FOR LATE COMERS 0830
NEXT CHECK POINT FOR STILL MORE LATE COMERS RAJ PATH NEAR INDIA GATE 0930
Added by YVR Vijay on December 4, 2008 at 10:25pm —