The ride route
The ride was a killer. :)
We made a mistake of not stopping for a quick breakfast and some of us paid for it with cramps and dehydration.
Moral of the story – eat sensibly before you leave for a ride. And during a ride, eat before you feel hungry and drink before you feel thirsty. If you are riding hard and start feeling pangs of hunger and thirst you are already going downhill. There is no looking back.
The terrain has changed quite a bit from the last time we rode this route. Parts of the route are getting tarred and some bits which used to be fantastic off road material have been converted into fantastic fast riding roads :) But the good climbs remain the same and this is what the route is all about – climbing.
Some stats for the ride
Distance: 115 km approx
Time taken: 6Hr 37 mins
Average: 17.5 Kmph
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING
I love riding my bike. Whether it’s a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, I love being all geeky and know everything there is to know about bicycles, technology, bike fit, and service.
I started BUMSONTHESADDLE to share this passion for cycling.
DISCIPLINE: Partial towards MOUNTAIN BIKING but love it all
CURRENT BIKE(S): Specialized Rockhopper, Specialized Tarmac, Pure Cycles Original
DREAM BIKE: S-Works Epic HT & S-Work Roubaix
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