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Tour de Mumbai... Western suburbs... by moonlight...

Friday night, 24 April 2010, Inorbit Mall, Malad West... Shoppers, commuters, passersby... were all quite intrigued by the steadily growing group of cyclists assembling at the corner next to Inorbit Mall... :-)



We waited as people landed up from across the city... Oshiwara... Andheri... Santacruz... South Mumbai... Mulund... 4 people came from Mira Road... Old friends caught up... new friends were made... At 10.00pm,…

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Added by Anil Uchil on April 26, 2010 at 7:14pm — 2 Comments

Let "Parking" dogs "lie"...

Last year, I cycled to a mall in the western suburbs ("name withheld on request"... ha ha!)... and the vigilant watchdog (read: security guy) would not let my cycle into the parking lot... and guess what? he wanted me to leave it locked on the busy road outside, and was not willing to take any responsibility for its safety... So I told him that I'd like to speak to his security chief on his walkie-talkie, but he said I'd have to go inside and talk to him... leaving my bike locked outside, of… Continue

Added by Anil Uchil on March 21, 2010 at 9:44pm — 14 Comments

C2W – Cycle to Work

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Added by Anil Uchil on March 16, 2010 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

Mumbai Cyclothon - Amateur - 24 km - Route

While there's still no sign of my confirmation from the organisers... here's the route:…


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Added by Anil Uchil on February 17, 2010 at 8:26am — 4 Comments

Lifecycle - India's first bicycle mall - opens at Pune

Ok, people, this is it... India's first-ever bicycle mall - Lifecycle - has opened at Pune. All types of bicycles, a wide range of brands from around the globe, all under one roof... a roof that sits over 6000 sq ft across three levels... it's big, it's good and it's here... time to plan a "Tour de Pune" ride, eh, folks...! :-) Read on...…




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Added by Anil Uchil on February 6, 2010 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Waagbeel - off-road, off-beat, off-icially cool! :-)

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 — 3 Comments

Pune to Mumbai via the Ghats (NH4) - what a ride!

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 — 20 Comments

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