3rd September 2008
A mid-week holiday (most people dream about this and the prospect of a long sleep)....but then there are crazy guys like us who get up at 5:30 am to go for a ride!! My wife flatly refused to pack me some breakfast (well she used a few words referring to my ancestory that cannot be published)...and so I gulped down a coffee & a banana and left...
I had got the speedometer from Jo on Sunday...pretty excited about my new toy and kept checking the screen every few mins...well I actually noted down the stats (scroll down).
Started off from my place in Dahisar (E) to Gorai Jetty (7.67 km in 23:41 mins)...took the ferry across and then cycled to the beach (4.85 km in 17:30 mins)...the roads are fine with lush vegetation and an overcast sky. The beach in stark contrast was filthy!!! Not what it used to be when were kids and cycled out here on holidays for a swim...how things change...plastic bags and bottles and if you look closely enough, condoms in all it's advertised flavours!!!
In any case, cycled to the end of the beach near the rocks...cycled very slowly as I don't have mud-guards and didn't want salt water & sand all over my front and back...spent a few mins enjoying a cigartte and a lime juice and had a chat with a couple of dogs...and named them Bala and Ernest...just for the heck of it!!
At the entrance to the beach, there is food cart...the aunty has been there since God-knows when...the bhurjee pav still tastes the same as it did 16-17 years ago...well at least some things remain the same
Wsn't in the mood to do the round trip via Uttan and Bhayander back to Dahisar - so went back to Gorai jetty - took the ferry across and went home at a leisurely pace - total cycling distance and time 28.41 km in 1hr 42 min. Once I figure out the readings for Average speed, will get that in too :-)