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Old 30th January 2012, 16:46   #46
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Well Done Akshay380! Wonderful TL! You are indeed a very adventurous person. Brings back old memories as I used to be a cyclist way back in the seventies. Not any more! With 93 kgs to carry around the cycle frame may bend!
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Oh, My God! My heart just skipped a beat! This is the stuff dreams are made of. You seem to have extraordinary mental stamina and courage, that very few can dream of. Your travelogue is very inspiring.
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Very well done Akshay. Inspiring biking story you have narrated here. I appreciate your mental strength and obviously the physical one as well.

BTW How were you after reaching Goa?
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Awesome going, Akshay! :clap
I have started cycling a few months back and have touched about 40 kms in one go and now have immense respect for long distance cyclists; this is wonderful!

PS: heard of a guy from the cycle club who just did Delhi-Goa in 5 days.
There is a group in Delhi who cycle daily. I think pedalyatri or something. Hitanshu may give you some leads if interested.

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Thats an amazingly inspirational ride Akshay.
Have done this route (on 4 wheels only, sadly) many a time and know how mesmerising it is.
Have a longing for a trip like this on my BTwin, which I purchased a few months ago, but havent had the opportunity yet to full fill it..someday..
Why dont you join Bangalore Bikers Club | Google Groups mailing group? Riding with a group is awesome fun.
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Congrats! That was an awesome effort. Going on a cycle, you must have witnessed/seen many such scenes and objects; which normally would have gone unnoticed, had you been zipping by in a car. I am rating this thread 5 stars for your effort. Well done!!
Yup! Thats the best thing about cycling. You can ride at the speed you want without bothering about crashing into someone

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Congrats! This is truely amazing.
I am sure being on bicycle you would have enjoyed the scenic beauty much more than us driving the same route on 4 wheels.
Really curious to know how was the riding experience amidst the zipping cars, bikes, trucks etc?
Cyclists normally stick to riding on shoulders of left most lane. re trucks, they are cyclists friends. Specially the long haulers. Bikes/LCVs are a menace.

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Truely awesome! Apart from training yourself physically for this endurance test, how did you prepare yourself to face the mental stresses that must have challenged your motivation? Curious to know.
Haha. Dont know really. But I try to follow what someone said someday. 'You never Quit'

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Well Done Akshay380! Wonderful TL! You are indeed a very adventurous person. Brings back old memories as I used to be a cyclist way back in the seventies. Not any more! With 93 kgs to carry around the cycle frame may bend!
Best Regards,
Ashphil
A good cycle can merrily carry 100kgs without any issues. And you are just 93! Why dont you restart it now?

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Very well done Akshay. Inspiring biking story you have narrated here. I appreciate your mental strength and obviously the physical one as well.

BTW How were you after reaching Goa?
Perfectly fit and fine except a badly bruised bum
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Next target will be to do this distance in less than 24hrs on a roadbike.
Great Effort, Akshay! No thread on BZ?
This is not fair. You should have said couple of statements for extremely efficient Schwinn also.

By the way tire looks different. Are those 700X35C?
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Old 3rd February 2012, 20:03   #51
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Great Effort, Akshay! No thread on BZ?
This is not fair. You should have said couple of statements for extremely efficient Schwinn also.

By the way tire looks different. Are those 700X35C?
LOL! The bike rocked! How can that happen mate. Planning and execution was done right with the help of BZ! BikesZone - Cycling • View topic - Goa conquered!! After 587.73km and 29hrs of riding.
The tires are 700x28 Schwalabe Delta Cruisers. I am selling them off now.
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Akshay, i am down with fever and after reading this thread, trust me, the fever has vanished!

Am all pumped up now to go buy a bike that i have been planning for a while now.

Fantastic achievment!!! Redefines the meaning of 'long' or 'solo' drives on this forum.
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I am actually out of words for your feat. Fantastic spirit. All the best for your new challenge.
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Akshay, i am down with fever and after reading this thread, trust me, the fever has vanished!
Am all pumped up now to go buy a bike that i have been planning for a while now.
If you buy a bike, that will be my real achievement Let me know if you need any help.
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By God! This is in no way a small feat. Amazing ride Akshay. Thanks for sharing it with us Your spirit, determination and stamina is commendable. Do post more of your future travels. Rated the thread 5 stars!
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If you buy a bike, that will be my real achievement Let me know if you need any help.
well, i've almost bought my bike!

test rode quite a few in the last week and zeroed down on the camaleonte-one which is not in stock. so settling for the camaleonte-2, might get it tomorrow! might need to start a separate thread about the purchase decision and experience i guess.
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I am usually panting and puffing after a 10km bicycle ride these days. What can I say? I can surely dream about this.
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Awesome stuff, Really great FEAT indeed.
Fantastic .....
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'You are an idiot' to 'You are an inspiration' stuff.
You are one...... Really

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Neelmangla-Bangalore road.
Guppi some 10km before to Tumkur
It's Nelamangala & Gubbi.
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Amazing Feat. You would surely inspire few of us to buy a cycle atleast for local use. Great stuff. Salute to you.
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This is quite amazing stuff you've done to yourself and to others as well. The determination and fitness speaks for itself and now I hate myself for postponing that bicycle buying plan from an year!

Congrats, keep it going...
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