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 …

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, …

WOMENS100 – RAPHA and BUMSONTHESADDLE bring to you an epic 100km’s this July

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Every year thousands of women around the world ride a 100KM, celebrating the simple joy of riding together. Introducing the Rapha WOMENS100. Last year, over 8000 women rode the WOMENS100 and the aim is to double it this year! We’ve signed up with Rapha, a to-die-for lifestyle cycling apparel brand, to run this exciting initiative in Bangalore. When: Sunday, 26 …

BUMSONTHESADDLE PUNE – 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

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This particular photo was clicked on the night of launch (24th May 2014). Our entire team came down from Bangalore to celebrate the store’s opening. #kickassteam   Today marks the completion of 1 year of BOTS awesomeness in Pune — many inspired riders with inspiring stories and a ton of Specialized bikes out there. We created the #BOTSHIL, discovered plenty of …

THE FIXED COLLECTIVE – FIXED GEAR PARTY!

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This is a invitation for the 2nd Fixed gear party – The Fixed Collective. An initiative by BUMSONTHESADDLE to share our love for fixed gear bikes and to showcase some of the best fixed gear and single speed bikes in India. This time we are going to be showing off not one but 3 awesome brands Pure Fix Cycles – we love …

RIDE REPORT: WOMEN’S SATURDAY RIDE

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Keen to be a part of our women’s initiative – http://bumsonthesaddle.com/women A fantastic morning riding with the ladies. 15 women in all. 15 AWESOME women! We had two lovely gentleman Dayanand and Richard join us on our ride, supporting their ladies and the other women riding this morning. Thanks for joining us guys! The plan was to ride 15 km …