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Old 8th January 2014, 23:29   #841
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Pics and Report: Bicycle ride to Kanheri Caves (SGNP) with Mumbai BHPians ...Part 2/2

We saw a couple getting their snaps professionally clicked. If you see closely, you would see a topless gentleman sitting behind us in the group pic. Anyways, this is not the place to share the jokes about them.

The entry-point to Kanheri caves is very near from there...may be less than a kilometer. The tricky part is that its a fairly steep climb. But then you buy geared cycles because then you can shift to the lowest gear and climb up relatively easily. At least that's what I (and a few others) thought.

We started the climb, shifted to lower gears, stood up from the saddle and what not. BUT the Kanheri caves climb finally had most of us.

The sheepish smile on Sid and KD's face says it all.
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I believe only Akashay managed to climb without getting off his bike. Narendra also managed to ride farther than the rest. The rest of us just dragged our bikes to the top.

We found a spot near the entrance and parked. Most of us wanted to visit the caves.
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We decided to have food first. Vanilla khakra, energy bars, juice packs, chilled bananas and what not. Me and Kiran had good veg sandwiches prepared by Rajwant. There were lots of monkeys around and we had to be careful.
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Parked bikes
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Kiran's Yellow RR 5.2.
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Akshay's Scott.. parked like a boss.
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KD's off-roader Firefox and Narendra's racer Firefox. Rohit's rental white Decathalon lying on the ground completely exhausted.
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A few happy faces after the breakfast.
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Sid's bike-computer.
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Me, Akshay and Narendra opted out of a visit to the caves and instead found a rock to seat and gaze around.
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Adi's Estilo parked. Not too many vehicles at that hour.
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A monkey bothering a couple of cyclists. Or may be the other way around.
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The cave-visitors took longer than we expected. In the mean time, look who decided to join us.
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None other than the FFE man - Supebee aka Raghav. Apparently his cellphone's battery died during the night and that's why he couldn't get up in the morning.
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We got a demo of how the chain is falling off from Narendra's bike when he tries to shift to the bigger chain-wheel. Akshay had a look and advised him to show it to the Firefox guys.
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10:30am: Finally the cave-visitors returned. More fun discussions.
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Around 10:45am. we started the ride back to the SGNP gate. Me and Narendra witnessed Akshay zoom past us at unimaginable speed on the Kanheri downward slope! The return ride was pretty comfortable for all. Raghav and Raj traded places for some distance, so even Raghav got to ride the bike for some time. In half an hour we reached back to the gate.

11:15am: The sun was almost above us and the heat was slowly getting unbearable. The original plan was to ride back on bicycles, but we decided against it and decided to carry the bikes in the cars instead. Mine and Kiran's bike in Rohit's Duster. Sid's bike in Raghav's Swift. KD's and Akshay's bikes in KD's i10.

sawnilrules (Nilesh) called up and asked us to wait at the gate. Quickly said hi to him.
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That's KD's i10.
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I was in the Estilo's backseat. That's Adi.
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Caught up with Raghav.
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That's Sid riding shotgun with Raghav.
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Reached home a bit after 12 noon. The ride was great fun.

Special thanks to Aditya, Arun, Rohit and Raghav. It means a lot to us that you decided to give us company and provided the much-needed support.

Thanks everyone who participated (including the ones in-spirit on the whatsapp group). You guys rock!

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Old 9th January 2014, 04:26   #843
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Thanks and... ...care to elaborate?
Dippy's is considered 1st gen, the dolphins with I-dsi were second, kiran's is third with the new fourth gen being launched yesterday in Mumbai
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Guys I'm not sure if I'll be able to attend the meet tomorrow. Had given my estilo to my brother-in-law for some days, and he returned her bruised!
I desperately want to attend the meet tomorrow, but don't like to drive around when she's bruised. If in case I change my mind, I will confirm on the same by EOD.
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Old 9th January 2014, 09:53   #845
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If the previous meets are anything to go by, there will be a mini-meet this Friday in Powai in all probability. Hope to see you there buddy!
Thanks Turbo_Torq! Want to attend this one!

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Dippy's is considered 1st gen, the dolphins with I-dsi were second, kiran's is third with the new fourth gen being launched yesterday in Mumbai
Ah! We both are right. You are classifying them according to the Indian launches whereas I referenced the global launch nomenclature. My bad for I should've referred the former.
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Old 9th January 2014, 11:34   #847
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Guys I'm not sure if I'll be able to attend the meet tomorrow. Had given my estilo to my brother-in-law for some days, and he returned her bruised!
I desperately want to attend the meet tomorrow, but don't like to drive around when she's bruised. If in case I change my mind, I will confirm on the same by EOD.
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Thanks Turbo_Torq! Want to attend this one!
Sad to hear about that man. It's really heart wrenching when your ride gets something as small as a nick or a scratch and more so when it's not even your fault

Still, I do hope you manage to come to the meet somehow. Besides, the guys can always suggest/advise you on how to fix your brother-in-la......umm, I mean car!
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Besides, the guys can always suggest/advise you on how to fix your brother-in-la......umm, I mean car!
Yes Turbo_Torq! I'm sure all will advise me on how to fix my brother-in-la......umm, I mean my car!

Getting the car ready for the meet! Yes! I'm attending
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Cool. See you there. BTW, where will you be coming from?
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Cool. See you there. BTW, where will you be coming from?
My workplace is at Marol MIDC. In Akruti Trade Centre to be specific, if you know. I'll be coming from work directly.
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My workplace is at Marol MIDC. In Akruti Trade Centre to be specific, if you know. I'll be coming from work directly.
What'll be your route? And when'll you leave?
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What'll be your route? And when'll you leave?
I'll join the JVLR at SEEPZ and then head east to Hiranandani, Powai.
Will leave by 630, the traffic will make me reach by ~715.

What about you guys?
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I'll join the JVLR at SEEPZ and then head east to Hiranandani, Powai.
Will leave by 630, the traffic will make me reach by ~715.

What about you guys?
I'm at Mohd. Ali road right now. Will be free in an hour or less. I don't have any ride of my own so I'll take the bus or a cab. There are a few guys coming in from the western side so you might wanna join them.
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Hey guys! Sorry, I couldn't turn up for the rally this morning! My sister gave birth to a cute girl child!
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Nice to hear about that buddy. My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to you and your family.
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