The Road to Paris Brest Paris - 2015
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – (From ‘Vasudha’ – The Earth, ‘eva’: indeed is and ‘Kutumbukam’, family) is a Sanskrit phrase originating from ancient Indian texts, which means – ‘The world is one family’ – source: Vedic Scripture – Maha Upanishad. ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ is used by organisations and leaders in their messages and mottos and most of the time we appreciate the words but to understand a message one needs to… experience it.
I had set my eyes on this brevet for it would help me in pre registration for PBP in Paris next year. The scheduling of this was perfect, during the long Holi weekend which gave us a clear 70 hours away from office for this ride. I had very little practice this season but the last 400 Kms brevet this February was on the same NH1, so I was confident of cracking this.
The start on 14/3/14 from India Gate was full of excitement with riders from all over the country and two riders…Continue
BRM 300 – Mumbai – Pune – Mumbai (October 05, 2013)
Alright, so I just saw an update about this brevet on face book and I fancied the iconic gateway of India as the starting point for a ride all the way to Pune and back passing Lonavala and Khandala. I hoped to gorge on the fantastic street food on the way. I just love missal paav, vada paav, chikki, farsans and various crunchy delights that one gets here and it made me determined to undertake this tough 300 kms brevet with…Continue