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

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BOTS TRAIL NOTES - KICKASS TRAILS ACROSS INDIA

Ride Kick off

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.

BOTS TRAIL NOTES - KICKASS TRAILS ACROSS INDIA

Pre ride huddle

14 of us today. Most folks knew how to ride their bikes, some had hit the trail before and we even had one road biker.
Perfect!

Shashankh CK from BOTS was the ride lead and he kicked off the ride with a pre-ride huddle going over rider safety and some trail fundamentals. With that we akwardly kicked off the ride.

BOTS TRAIL NOTES - KICKASS TRAILS ACROSS INDIA

The road less taken

BOTS TRAIL NOTES - KICKASS TRAILS ACROSS INDIA

Dew Dew

Exhilarating Wavy trails thru semi-dense eucalyptus forests, nice but-not-killer climbs, rocky bone shaking patches, a few not-really-gut-wrenching descents and a lot of fun. It was a fantastic day to hit the trails as the weather was perfect – clear skies, not too hot and a slight nip in the air with dew on the green green grass.

BOTS TRAIL NOTES - KICKASS TRAILS ACROSS INDIA

Mooooo

Lots of photo ops. It was that beautiful.

BOTS TRAIL NOTES - KICKASS TRAILS ACROSS INDIA

Too many cooks can definitely fix a puncture

Yeah. We hit some punctures too.
Luckily, there was puncture fixing expertise in the group and everyone jumped in to fix em flats.

BOTS TRAIL NOTES - KICKASS TRAILS ACROSS INDIA

Wild life!

You gotto hit the trail to understand what trail love is all about.

TRAIL RX

  • carry a spare tube. If you’re riding a 29er remember you might not be able to bum it off someone else
  • carry a patch kit and learn how to use it (puncture protection)
  • a hand pump for sure
  • a wedgie or a hydration bag is super helpful to ensure you done have things shoved all over your bike
  • remove as much gunk as possible off your bike – stand, locks, fenders etc all stay at home when you’re mountain biking
  • some light reading on mountain biking would be great

Missed the ride? Here’s the route – https://www.strava.com/activities/415205838
Our ride photo collection – http://bit.ly/cycling_makes_you_happy

Do keep a look out for our rides on Strava.
BOTS Strava Club – https://www.strava.com/clubs/bumsonthesaddle