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Cycling on Kanakapura Road

25 Aug 2008

This Sunday morning, Varun and myself started cycling down Kanakapura Road.

The direction from Bangalore towards Thalagattapura was generally downhill and we started to enjoy the cycling when we saw good green fields on either side and surprisingly, lessening traffic. It's always fun for me to cycle to the pounding music of The Chemical Brothers.

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We crossed Thalagattapura and Kaggalipura and stopped at the lake immediately after Kaggalipura.

This was one of the best spots to stop at. A nice small lake. Some people on the other side were washing their cows, we were relaxing and our bikes resting beside us. After a few minutes, we sat under the shady trees and watched the beautiful water. I was amused at the contrasting situation with so many people just zipping by. Everybody's in a hurry.

Cycling down Kanakapura road

After 15 min of rest, we started cycling back to Bangalore. Since we enjoyed the downhill journey already, now it was time to face the uphill journey. It was a killer.

We stopped at Thalagattapura to have good vadas, bad dosas and refreshing maazas.

Eventually, we huffed and puffed and reached back at the Kanakapura junction at noon, making it a total of 4 hours and 30 km of cycling (which inevitably meant good sleep after I reached home).

All in all, a good Sunday. I hope I eventually become fit enough to join the Bangalore Bicycling Club on their adventures.

Comments

Aanjhan says:

We once made a similar ride to Art of Living Campus from Koramangala. Good ride it was!! Check the related blog post http://www.tuxmaniac.com/blog/2007/10/20/a-bicycle-trip-to-art-of-living-campus/. I miss Bangalore and the cycling gang!! :-(

Jadu says:

This is great; you must have had a very good time. keep posting, its nice to read you.

//Jadu

Vini says:

Wowie!! It reminded me of all that wonderful time in college - APS. This road was my usual route. Have so many memories attached to that place :) Guess you know..

Swaroop says:

@Aanjhan We did pass by Art of Living. Looks like you guys had a fun cycling trip too!

@Jadu :)

@Vini Hehe, yeah :)

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