Last Sunday I did mountain biking on Nandi Hills
It has been a really nice ride – exploring the mother nature. Top 5 kms with 8 hairpin bends were really tough to pedal and really dangerous to stroll down. Two of our club members got dramatic escape while rolling down. I kept my own slow speed, pace and control on disk brakes – safe and sound I came down.
We followed the following schedule :
Got up at 4:00 am.. pedal to BTM udupi Garden. Loaded the 5 bikes on loading auto. Got down at Hebbal Flyover.
Point to meet with other 8 bikers – Hebbal flyover down opposite to Esteem Mall
The Time to start was at 6.00 so the report time was 5.45 or
early . But we started almost half an hour late. ( Iggy was there on time with a red Adidas’s jacket and a Team Merida TFS 100-V cycle)
The route that we took was :
1) Hebbal Flyover
2) Threw Yelahanka
3) Pass threw Devanhalli
4) Take the lane on the left towards Nandi Hills (its around 12 kms
5) Then take a left on NH 48 to Nandi Hills
6) Then a right towards Nandi Hills
7) We are there in the entrance of Nandi Hills
Now the pit stop was given extra minutes as for the newbie in the group
First Pit Stop
1 ) At the Yelahanka Air Force Field
Second Pit Stop
2 ) Devanhalli BIAL Flyover ( Time given 15 min )
Third Pit Stop
3 ) The Left Cross intersection On NH 7 to Nandi Hills ( Time given 10
Fourth Pit Stop
4 ) There is a small Village on the half way point on the road to Nandi hills ( Time given 10 min )
Fifth Pit Stop
5 ) There is any intersection on the left that leads to Nandi Hills
( Time given 10 min )
Sixth Pit Stop
6 ) on top of Nandi Hills (Here we had a group lunch and stroll around) We reached the top after pedaling for almost 5:30 hours.
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A bike ride of 110 km+ was tough to legs, palms and whole body – but it was worth test of endurance, fitness .
At the end of day – again sleeping on the mother earth makes everything pleasing.
Top photo credit : http://bikeszone.com