Sa colabra is a beast, a sinously laid out serpent, gliding its way lazily to the top and gracefully flowing back down to the sea. Built in 1932 by Antonio Paretti, it is stark and beautiful and a favourite among cyclists. Though not as challenging as the Italian dolomites or French Alp D’huez, it has its own 28 hair pin bends and spine tingling descent … Continue reading Sa Calobra Ride
Day 4 : “It’s not the mountains we conquer but ourselves”, Edmund Hilary . Distance 104 km, Elevation gain 3140 m, Moving time 7.55 min Conquering the Italian Dolomites was the dream we dreamt for the last 8 months…. And the day was here! The ride started as usual with a 5.30am bag drop. There was a eerie stillness in the air during breakfast, as … Continue reading The Italian Giro Files : Day 4
I am not sure how rich my friends are but I am definitely rich because of my friends ( golden words of a friend ) This statement made a deep impact in my mind. How true, how profound! Found my mind wandering again and again to this very statement leading to an immediate introspection and perhaps a quick reflection and count of how rich or … Continue reading I am not sure how rich my friends are but I am definitely rich because of my friends (AP)
1976, 60 Riders and a 95 Mile Route! The first ever London to Brighton Bike Ride was in 1976 when 30 friends cycled from Hyde Park to Brighton. The bike ride is approximately 74 miles long and goes through some breath-taking country lanes in Surrey and Sussex and ends on Brighton’s world-famous seafront. Approximately 750, 000 riders have taken part in the BHF … Continue reading London to Brighton…..Its definitely not a downhill route to the sea!!!!
Stratford upon Avon- a name that is synonyomous with Shakespeare and thronged by millions of visitors each year. Being only 21 miles away, for us, reaching there and back has always been one of the easiest ways to grab bike miles , however, it has always been a very daunting task. Especially when you ride with bike-demons like Mahesh in the group who is known … Continue reading ” What’s in a name? That we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! Once again, its Saturday morning…..my eyes fluttered open to the chirping of birds outside, soft breeze wafted in through the small slit of our window, lovely golden sunshine lighted up the face of my angel who had managed to squirrel into our bed sometime during the night…..and suddenly BANG, CRASH, OUCH, the … Continue reading The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step !
DOULEUR DANS LE TRAIN D’ATTERRISSAGE Pain in the landing gear! ( google translation) Route: Solihull to Warwick Distance: 40 miles circular Ride 2 : 26.05.13 Back on the saddle for another gruelling 40 miles on the road. Decided to take the Solihull to Leamington spa route.as usual, I was a bit apprehensive as we had never been on that route before. The combinations in the … Continue reading DOULEUR DANS LE TRAIN D’ATTERRISSAGE- Rod Ecclestone