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 …

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 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, …