Friday, September 26, 2008
This article was all about the active cycling clubs in and around Mumbai.
First let me tell you a bit about me.
Cycling in Mumbai is not fun during peak hours, because of pollution and congested roads; this is almost the same in all part of the world. NO one is ready to quit cars and motorized transport. So I started cycling to work.
Every one talks of pollution and sh*t but no one is ready to sacrifice.
Some one has to sacrifice. So I travel daily approx 26 to 27 km to and fro to office.
And as there was no cycling club in Mumbai, I wanted people to get organized. Ride one day on roads like kings where no motorist messes up with you. Also had a plan to set up a site. But then that is a pain to maintain along with work, cycling and my tybcom studies… and also my nature course.
I want see Mumbai on cycle.
I was featured along with Jo, Kaustab and Yagnesh in this magazine.
Now it’s not just we four, we have Renny from thane, Vikram from borivali, Vikas from panvel... and many more people...
We all have one motive in common... TO SEE EACH AND EVERY ONE ON CYCLE.
Less pollution and congestion. And yes a healthy life.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
driver should be punished. I guess one of his family member should be crushed and see how he reacts.
This is not just with me and the poor kids who were crushed.
this happens to every one.. on a cycle.
Some thing has to be done.
requesting for separate lanes will not work..
Planing to start Critical Mass.
so that people know were are also on the roads. and we have equal right on the road.
let me know who all are ready.
once in a month we ride along a common track on a weekday during semi peak hour.
Today 21st Sep 08.
Plan was to ride gorai uttan belt.
Some of them couldn't make it.
7 of us started off from Natinal Park. We headed towards gorai creek, but for our
Bad luck. Boats were not working as there was a protest in gorai.
So we decided to go via bhyander(kashi mira side).
Highway ride was real bad. Lot of pollution.
But after reaching bhyander it was pretty nice. But then Renny had a flat tyre, some of us way head. and later some thing or the other kept happening. Because of which lot of time was spend.
Finally we decide to touch southern most part of Uttan. A steep uphill was kick ass man...
only hector got it with out a break. as almost every one was exhaust.
On our way back on the same slope. Vinay met with an accident. Brakes gave up. and he some how struggled to keep him on the roads with the help of a fishing net and barricade of the road. flew..that was close man.
Riding was fun as well tiring.
Dist covered: approx 70 km. bertram and renny almost 100 km.
Avg speed: 20 km/hr
Top speed: 50 km/hr on the slope haha... but on roads top was btwn 35 to 40 km/hr.
Next ride Thane.