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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Biking - pedal power, a new begining..

A friend of mine recently spoke about wanting to cycle from Bombay to Matheran, a 100km ride. This got me thinking and I realised that I also had a bike with, which has lying unattended for over 2 years. So I immediately decided to give it a complete overhaul and then eventually get down to using it regularly, and maybe some day even do a trip to Matheran.

Since i am hoping to do a Triathlon sometime next year, I need to start cycling sooner or later. Doing a cycle in a gym is not really the solution, need some time on the road. Plus it give me that extra time before I buy a decent modern bike (maybe a Trek) to replace my 18year old bike (Atlas Concorde Pro). I also hope to get some protective gear in place during the next few weeks before I start biking on the Highway.

4 comments:

beanz said...

helemt - you MUST get a helmet - I don't suppose the traffic has got better since I was out there 25 years ago.

GM said...

I agree with beanz. Safety first. Was wondering when you would begin considering triathalon since the other two activities are already a synch for you! :)
-GM

Girish Mallya said...

Yes .. I have helmet, it would be suicidal not to have one.

Traffic's gotten worse... trust me

Girish Mallya said...

It might sound strange, but the only reason I have not considered doing a tri till now has been the fact that India does not have any tri's (for any distance). So the only option is to do something in south east Asia and for that to happen I needed to be mentally sure of my ability to complete it at the first attempt.