• Sports,  Travel

    Pushing the limits

    Today was a test of endurance. Ever since V did his spectacular cross country touring in Coorg and filled me in with umpteen stories about his experiences from the trip, I have been engulfed to get into long distance cycling. Not only is it an amazing getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, the experience of camping in the middle of nowhere and the sense of accomplishment after having covered a long distance on the cycle is out of the world. And so today was my first training for long distance cycling. On an average, 60 – 80 kms or more is covered each day and I have…

  • Photoblog,  Travel

    Road Trip to Ooty

    Again, one of our unplanned trips – this time we planned to take our cycles and go to Ooty! For the last two years, briefly from the time I bought my cycle, Vikram and I had been planning to go on a road trip with our cycles packed in the car. Maruthi 800 is the best for such trips. With the rear seats completely pushed down, it gives just enough room to pack away 2 cycles and a little luggage. A couple of things excited me instantly – the drive through Bandipur and cycling in the hilly terrain. I had never cycled in such a terrain earlier. The journey started…

  • Travel

    Road Trip to Pondicherry!

    Just as the weekend was fast approaching, it was Friday evening and it dawned on me that V and I had not gone on a crazy adventure in a long time. Even before I realized, in a brief hour or so, we were done with packing, had made a couple of calls to some close friends and cousins and had decided to go on a long drive. The motto was simple – a road trip for the entire weekend to a destination that had a good approach road. The options were a hands-full, and we picked to head to Pondicherry! The 3 of us – V’s cousin, V and I…

  • Sports,  Travel

    Sunday ride

    Today was my longest ride on the cycle so far. Had always heard from Vikram how beautiful long bike rides are, but had never really made an attempt fearing my stamina. This morning, we just head out early in the morning on our respective cycles. We decided to complete the route we had left unfinished a while ago – Padmanabhanagar towards Kanakapura to Bannerghatta and back. Needless to say, the experience was mindblowing! Half the route was along the country side and we  edged the Bannerghatta national park. The serenity of the place was definitely worth my early morning sleep! 😀 Here is the snapshot of the route from my…

  • Travel

    A Month out in China

    My trip to China was one of my most anticipated travel. Having known so little about China and the Chinese, I was very curious to see the dragonland and learn more about the place. I was in Beijing for 4 weeks and was amazed to see the city they have built. It looked like any advanced city of the west. Other than the magnificent infrastructure that Beijing has put up, there are some unique things I loved about Chinese and their capital. 1) This was my first visit to Chinaland. Beijing is a metropolitan and is up and ahead in fashion. It is one place where I never caught a…