Monday, August 9, 2010

Nandi ride : My first longish bicycle ride

I went cycling to nandi (on my 9 years old heavy ranger swing bought in school (8th std))

A distance of 119.5 km (round trip distance) (on my companion's cyclocomputer)

My previous distance was a 40km (round trip distance) more than a year ago. (Trip to visit my friend.)

People from Bangalore Bikers Club (BBC) (100+ people rode) and IISc Bikers Network (IBN) (6 of us came out of around 50 members)

Photos - a few I took

About the ride on

I am planning to buy a nice cycle now. I am loving cycling.

A very beautiful thing :

Excerpts from the above link:
"Hard exercise makes you brutally honest with yourself, your excuses, your
weaknesses and your shortcomings. There's no room for bullshit when you're
tiring at kilometre 60 and there are still 40 left to go."

"In a car, it's fun to watch the odometer go from 9,999 to 10,000. On a
bicycle, it's like watching a sunrise. "

"People who are killing themselves with chips on the sofa have no business
telling you how dangerous cycling is. "

"Don't listen to haters. People don't like passion about things they don't
have passion for. Find yourself a group of people--in real life or
online--that understands.

It's okay if this group seems like a bunch of fanatics. Passion is
important, and passion for the right things is increasingly rare. We live in
a world full of people who are passionate about cell phones, laptops, cars,
TV shows and IPL. For God's sake give me someone who can talk about pedals
and headsets all day. "

"On a 100km ride, the halfway mark is about 80km. "

1 comment:

  1. The quotes really make a biker feel that there is indeed a human species called 'bikers' which is growing in population @@@