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Garage based startups are a cliche. At BumsOnTheSaddle, we decided to reach for the sky and opened shop on the roof :) The bike shop on the roof top! It’s been a cozy biking space for many a biker over the last 5 years or so. The small setup with it’s motherly mango and raintree’s were a perfect platform that …

The first ever DH race in India

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Vinay Menon in action, shot by Chenthil The first ever Downhill race in India was conducted in Bangalore as a part of the Bangalore Bicycle Championships It absolutely rocked. The whole setup, the spectators and the race itself were mind blowing. Watching the downhill bikes flowing on the trail were a treat indeed. A special shout-out to all the Pune …

BBCh 6 – Turahalli Downhill Race

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Whoohooo … a downhill race in Bangalore and maybe the first ever in the country ! What is DownHill biking ? Downhill biking is a gravity-assisted time trial mountain biking event. Riders race against the clock on courses which typically take two to five minutes to complete. More info about DownHill biking (about the kind of equipment, safety, rules etc) …

Tour de France stage start times for India

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The Tour de France is on Incase you are in India and would like to know what time each stage starts, Sri Harsha Maiya has a very useful excel sheet with start timings and the details of the stage The actual document with the timings – www.tinyurl.com/tdf-ist Just google for it and you should find a lot of sites where …

TdF @ BumsOnTheSaddle

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Rohan KiniWHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING I love riding my bike. Whether its a simple commute, a high intensity road roace, 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 …

BOTS University – Downhill session, Bangalore

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The July BBCh race is gonna be the first Downhill race ever in Bangalore – and we were trying to figure out the best way to introduce this discipline here. A Downhill camp – yeah !!!! 2/3 weekend – Introduction to DH racing 9/10 weekend – Trail maintenance 6/17 weekend – Race weekend 3 June – Introduction to DH racing …