a week of riding around on the Trek 3700

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Currently Trek has only aluminum frames available in India, of which the 3700 is the most basic model on offer. The bike is not flashy, which is good. But if you look a little closely you notice stuff that should get your heart racing, if you are a biking enthusiast in India. Good components have finally made an entrance into …

encouraging Biking

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After IKEA its Google’s turn. Google(Europe) recently decided to gift all its employees a bike to promote eco and health consciousness ! “The web giant wants its staff to be fit and lively and so has ‘done an Ikea’ and has provided staffers with a catalogue from which they can choose free bikes and kit. The eco- and health-conscious largesse …

Mask of Sorrow

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– Tired ? – Breathless after your commute to work ? – Lethargic ? – … (enter whatever you want) Might be because of the pollution ! Have been commuting to work on a cycle for around 2 years now and suddenly the last two months have been feeling that the pollution levels have increased. Decided to try wearing a …

Chain Slap ?

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just read a small article on Blue Collar Mountain Biking recently – Tips on Protecting your frame. Something that caught my interest was the Chain-Slap. If you are the sorts who is obsessive about having a clean bike then you would notice this within a month or so of riding around on a new bike. Chain slap is a cycling …

checking out the Hero Octane

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The Bicycle scene in India is slowly improving with brands like Hero, Firefox and Trek coming up with some really nice models. Problem is there are very few dealers who want to give good advice on which bike a customer should actually pick up (which makes sense, cause everyone just wants to sell what they stock). So its easy to …

Bike ride around Eagleton Resorts

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riding out on a lazy saturday morning Finally, some time to write about this weekends ride. We drove out on Mysore road until we reached Eagleton resorts. Started the ride somewhere around there. All in all a short ride, 22Km. But some parts of the ride were beautiful, like riding through these eucalyptus tree forests and suddenly coming upon a …

gifting bikes …

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Came across this article where Ikea gifted folding bikes to all its employees, trying to encourage all its employees to cycle to and from work. Very commendable. In the UK I did come across schemes where employees and employers got tax benefits for using cycles to get to work. There were also some innovative schemes wherein the cycle dealers hooked …

what happened on the Bike HASH

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[a HASH vocabulary for the hashing terms that you would come across in this post. Another one here. Warning – highly entertaining ] it was one helluva bike ride ! The weather was perfect, the place was perfect and the Hares (ahem, I was one of them) were perfect ;) woah ! who are these crazy folks on the cycles. …

why bike to Work ?

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Tons of people ask me this question – “Why the hell do you bike to work ?”. I guess very few actually get it.Came across very nice article on the CommuteByBike blog which he aptly explains. – a small excerpt“ People always ask why I ride my bike to work. Its really a simple answer; I love it!!!    ………….  to …

Bike HASH this weekend

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what to expect on the Bike Hash There is a bike HASH this weekend !!! Yaaaaaa… so what is a Bike HASH. Wait a freaking minute, whats a HASH ?HASH is a motely group who meet once in two weeks to run in the country side. Normally, we meet up have a good run ( around 10km ) after which …