TARMAC CHRONICLES EPISODE 4 – Foggy, Rottweiler, Gulkand, a drunkard, dogs, Di2 & smooth tarmac

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After last weeks horror on Bangalore East roads, I was focused on mapping a “blow MY mind away” route. And I was successful! We kicked off at 6am sharp with riders coming in all the way from Sarjapur to participate. The route followed Ulsoor > OMR > K. R. Puram bridge. Enroute we picked up Andy & The aeroplane man, …

BOTS TRAIL NOTES EPISODE 1: KICKASS TRAILS – BACK TO TURAHALLI!

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You can almost forget how beautiful Turahalli forest can be if you’ve not been there for ages. NOT! Beautiful. #$@!@^# beautiful. After endless delays, kalmane coffees, broken bikes and sorting out souls-without-helmets we finally set off towards our quest for the day – the Peacock Trail inside Turahalli Forest off Kanakpura road, Bangalore. 14 of us today. Most folks knew …

THE BOTS BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CYCLING TO WORK

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Cycling to Work is one of the most practical and fastest modes of commute in our over-populated cities. Not only does it help you get to and from work faster, but it also gives you your daily dose of exercise without having to take out time for it separately! The first question that comes to the mind of someone looking …

WHY RIDE A PURE FIX? INTRODUCTION TO FIXED GEAR & SINGLE SPEED CYCLING

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All across India there is a sudden spike in interest in cycling as a fitness and leisure activity. Be it the social aspect of riding in a group, commuting within the city to avoid the ever-so-problematic traffic, or just pushing yourself to your limits to get fitter and faster, the possibilities seem endless. As someone who is looking at taking …

TARMAC CHRONICLES EPISODE 3: THE NEVER-EVER-AGAIN RIDE

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Wondering why Episode 3 took 45hrs to appear on our blog? Read on to know why! The 5:45AM Saturday morning – pleasant weather, no traffic – seemed to promise a great ride chronicle! The chroniclers rocked up at the Specialized Concept Store on time to kick-off the awesome ride. Wait a minute! Someone just broke a spoke, even before the …

TARMAC CHRONICLES EPISODE 2: NANDI, THE BACK ROUTE!

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“Dude! What a route man. How did you find this? I have ridden to Nandi a zillion times and never knew this road existed. You just took riding to Nandi to the next level”  — A rider after reaching Nandi base The usual road to Nandi base is cluttered with smoke emitting vehicles (hate them!) and rampant riders (hate them …

TARMAC CHRONICLES: ROAD RIDING CHRONICLED

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The first episode of the BOTS TARMAC CHRONICLES started off with a BANG this awesome Saturday Morning. Deviating from the regular, and restructuring the old “BOTS Airport Ride”, Tarmac Chronicles are aimed at exploring and enjoying new tarmac routes every week as a group. The riders did a mix of urban-rural set up taking a deviation from the devanhalli town, …