CYCLING TO WORK: COMMUTER PROFILE – DIVYA KOTTADIEL

Archana Seshagiri Commute, Featured Rider Comments

We love bicycles, and at BUMSONTHESADDLE we aim to share this passion with as many people as possible. Biking to Work can be one of the simplest things most Bangaloreans can do to kick off a fantastic day. The BOTS “Wheels of Change” project aims to get more people biking to work via corporate workshops, partnerships, events and simply sharing the joy …

CYCLING TO WORK: COMMUTER PROFILE – GANAPATHY SUBRAMANIAN

Archana Seshagiri Commute, Featured Rider Comments

We love bicycles, and at BUMSONTHESADDLE we aim to share this passion with as many people as possible. Biking to Work can be one of the simplest things most Bangaloreans can do to kick off a fantastic day. The BOTS “Wheels of Change” project aims to get more people biking to work via corporate workshops, partnerships, events and simply sharing the joy …

MEDIA – PEDALLING TO THE FUTURE | DECCAN HERALD

Rohan Kini BOTS News, Press Comments

A nice writeup on BUMSONTHESADDLE, the inception and our effort in getting more people on bike via our shop rides as a part of the club culture column on the Deccan Herald. Thanks guys! The BOTSWOMEN riders and the Tarmac Chronicles. Looking good! They thought of cycling to their offices instead of using their motor bikes. “I used to ride …

BOTS TARMAC CHRONICLES EPISODE 5 – Seattle, USA to Hesaraghatta

Suraj LN Swamy Events Comments

Wondering how we rode all the way from Seattle to Hesaraghatta? — We didn’t, but Justin did. Read on to know the journey. We met Justin Koh, a long distance cyclist & Amazonian, about a week back and invited him to ride with us on the 5th Episode of the Tarmac Chronicles. We set off towards Jalahalli airforce station via …

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

Suraj LN Swamy Events Comments

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!

Rohan Kini Events Comments

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

admin BOTS Guides, Commute, E-commerce, Tips & Tricks Comments

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

Suraj LN Swamy Events Comments

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: ROAD RIDING CHRONICLED

Rohan Kini BOTS News, Events Comments

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, …

How to choose the right handlebar

admin Bike Fit, BOTS Guides, E-commerce, Tips & Tricks Comments

The main function of a handlebar is to provide support to the rider and to enable the rider to maneuver the bike. Handlebars also serve the additional functionality of supporting your cyclocomputers,  brake-callipers, lights etc. There are several types of handlebars available. Some of the main types are  drop bars, flat bars, bull horns, and pista bars. Each bar serves …