GRIT, GRAVEL AND GEAR – A BOOK REVIEW

GRIT, GRAVEL AND GEAR – A BOOK REVIEW

“If a man hasn’t travelled in his lifetime, he hasn’t lived”.

Grit, Gravel And Gear is an outstanding non-fiction piece of writing with twenty two gripping stories penned by Dhruv Bogra. The author narrates his cross country epic solo ride from the Artic to the Andes on a touring bicycle spanning over 400 days and 15,000 kilometers.

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BAMBOOKAA PEDELEC

BAMBOOKAA PEDELEC

As an individual i always felt that India has to learn a lot on cycling innovation from evolved countries. But in my last one year of exposure to the local cycling fraternity, i am compelled to revisit my beliefs. First came the ‘Bicycle Bus’ than ‘Solar Cycle’ and now another unique concept called the ‘Bambookaa™ Pedelec’ gets launched.

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THE ART CAFE, BANDRA

THE ART CAFE, BANDRA

On a winter evening of December 2018, i visited a place called ‘Me Time Art Cafe’ located at Bandra. 

My craving for a ‘Coffee’ in a chilling weather and the word ‘Art’ finely inscribed on the signboard were enticing reasons to get drawn inside the venue.

The cafe entrance was carrying a festive mood with Christmas decorations in optimal glory. The right wall of the cafe facade was full of life with plants displayed inside a variety of footwear. Continue reading “THE ART CAFE, BANDRA”

TOP FIVE APPS FOR CYCLING

TOP FIVE APPS FOR CYCLING

Are you a fan of road cycling, mountain biking or use a cycle for commuting? You can now convert your smartphone into a personal cycling assistant with the help of a cycling app.    

Technology has enhanced the experience of cycling for us by opening up more avenues enabling us to record, track, share, plan routes and connect with other athletes in real time. Continue reading “TOP FIVE APPS FOR CYCLING”

CAN MUMBAI ECHO THE DUTCH BLUEPRINT?

CAN MUMBAI ECHO THE DUTCH BLUEPRINT?

This question occurred to me after reading a thought provoking book titled ‘Building The Cycling City – The Dutch Blueprint For Urban Vitality’. The authors of the book, Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are a family of professionals actively promoting the cause of healthy living, environment and social benefits of cycling, walking and public transportation. Continue reading “CAN MUMBAI ECHO THE DUTCH BLUEPRINT?”

BUILDING THE CYCLING CITY – A BOOK REVIEW

BUILDING THE CYCLING CITY – A BOOK REVIEW

‘Building The Cycling City – The Dutch Blueprint For Urban Vitality’ 

Penned by Melissa and Chris Bruntlett, the book carries an interesting narrative of how the Dutch cities took a wise call of adopting a ‘humble bicycle’ as a sustainable model for transportation. The Authors have beautifully crafted in words ‘a romance between people of Dutch cities and their unspoken love for cycling’.  Continue reading “BUILDING THE CYCLING CITY – A BOOK REVIEW”