Century+ rides

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Loooooong rides ? Join us. Some of us in Bangalore have been doing century+ rides on a regular basis. Its a whole new ball game. different muscles different aches and pains nutrition, fitness, stretching different machines… time to do onto road biking what we did for trail riding We plan to ride to Savandurga this weekend (5 Apr 2009) Start …

Design Workshop (Bicycle related)

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The aim of the workshop is to explore, design and prototype an environment that is beautiful, pleasant, eco-friendly and makes people wanting to cycle. We will be building the prototypes specifically for Auroville conditions and will explore how they will be applicable to urban areas at a later stage. Please do read the brochure for more details regarding an outline …

help a fellow biker

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(a link to a bigger picture or the online article) This article has been edited till the veracity can be proved. For finer details please do check out various threads on BangaloreBikersClub Rohan KiniWHAT 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 …

Critical mass the coming Saturday

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( more posters from the CM tracking site ) Critical Mass the coming Saturday – 28 Mar 09 Meeting at Cubbon Park at 4pm. more critical mass posters and details here Our Facebook page for the critical Mass. Join up ! Spread the word. a page dedicated to other Critical Masses in the country ( link) Rohan KiniWHAT I LOVE …

a week of bicycling in the Media

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Last week saw a slew of articles on bicycling and the happy state of affairs in Bangalore. Our biking community – BangaloreBikersClub ( http://bangalorebikersclub.com ) was mentioned quite a few times, and there were some good writeups on the members. click an image for a more detailed image Deccan Herald – Metro Life – 23 Mar 09 ( weblink ) …

Derailleur/Brake cable maintenance

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Feel your shifters and brakes are no longer shifting/braking as smoothly as they used to ? Might because of the tons of grit in the cables ! Rains especially play havoc here. Luckily its very simple to clean the cables. In either case make sure you don’t loosen any bolts – as that would require a resetting of brakes/gears which …

Biker of the week – Dasarathi

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We are going to revive the biker of the week series on popular demand Dasrathi, or Das as most of us know him, is not only an avid biker but is also one of those few who walks his talk. He is a very active member of Hasiru Usiru and is a staunch Bangalorean at heart ! Das is also …

Critical Mass – Delhi

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Critical Mass Delhi tracking site Are you a biker in Delhi ? Waiting to take to the streets and shout yourself hoarse and pedal for/with other cyclists ? The next Critical Mass in Delhi is the place you can do all that, along with a ton of others ! Spread the word – http://criticalmassnewdelhi.blogspot.com is the place to watch out …

March 7th Movie Night Update

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movie nite at BOTS – showcasing Seasons Seasons was played at the Movie nite at BOTS As usual it was loads of fun meeting fellow bikers and ooh-aahing over the incredible downhill riding and the phenomenal bike handling skills that were showcased. Hats off to The Collective team. They have indeed released a work of art ! behind the scenes …

you dictate

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Readership and usefulness of the content is what categorizes a blog useful or useless. We have tried a number of ways to put the power back into the hands of the readers to make the articles/write-ups on the BumsOnTheSaddle blog as useful as possible. From polls on articles to asking bikers to contribute to articles on the blog. The idea …