In 2020, I joined a vintage bicycle club on facebook. In 2021, I acquired a 50-year-old pre-owned classic BSA roadster and got it reconditioned. And in 2022, I saw a documentary film on classic bicycles titled – THE SOUL OF A CYCLIST. What’s next in 2023? I don’t have the answer, nor I can predict; but now, I can certainly share my views about the documentary film I watched.Continue reading “THE SOUL OF A CYCLIST”
TOGETHER WE CYCLE – A PERSPECTIVE ON CYCLING IN NETHERLANDS
Together We Cycle is a documentary film written and directed by Gertjan Hulster and produced under his banner Nieuw & Verbeterd production based in Harleem, Netherlands.Continue reading “TOGETHER WE CYCLE – A PERSPECTIVE ON CYCLING IN NETHERLANDS”
THE BICYCLE DIARIES – BOOK REVIEW
‘The Bicycle Diaries’ is a fabulous piece of research work done in tracing the history of India Cycling by a retired journalist couple Anoop Babani and Savia Viegas. Post retirement, the Mumbai duo settled in Goa in 2005 and started pedaling for recreation and soaking in the solitary lanes of Goa. The idea of writing a book struck when Anoop had a tragic fall and was advised rest for several weeks. This period of inactivity turned their attention towards reading. Subsequently, their interest advanced into a deeper investigation on Indian Cycling, thus, ‘The Bicycle Diaries’ was constituted.Continue reading “THE BICYCLE DIARIES – BOOK REVIEW”
‘CAPE TO CAPE’ A CYCLING DOCUMENTARY
I first heard Jonas Deichmann, an ultra-cyclist and extreme adventurer speak at the ‘Digital World Bike’ virtual cycling conference held in 2020 during the global shutdown. And just few days ago, he posted an update on his facebook page ‘Jonas Deichmann Adventures’ about his appointment as the new brand ambassador for ‘meetyoo conferencing’, the same digital events company which had organised Digital World Bike. That’s a remarkable progress!Continue reading “‘CAPE TO CAPE’ A CYCLING DOCUMENTARY”
THE LIMEY PROJECT – BOOK REVIEW
‘The Limey Project’ is about an epic cycling adventure by two British men ‘Bone and Killer’ (fictitious names) from Dorset, England. In 2004, they took an ambitious journey spanning four months from Seattle to Miami, covering 5000 miles to raise money for cancer research.Continue reading “THE LIMEY PROJECT – BOOK REVIEW”
PLANNING TO BUY A NEW BICYCLE? JAMIS BIKES MIGHT BE A GREAT CHOICE
Cycling in Mumbai City has picked up momentum as more people are seen taking advantage of the empty streets.
If you are determined to make cycling a lifestyle, then this is the right time to quit your inhibitions and commit yourself into urban biking culture.Continue reading “PLANNING TO BUY A NEW BICYCLE? JAMIS BIKES MIGHT BE A GREAT CHOICE”
SCOTT SUB ACTIVE ERIDE BIKE
Scott Sports India, a direct subsidiary of Scott Bikes, Switzerland has added another marvel to its kitty. The new Scott Sub Active ERide is a hybrid commuter model and wrapped with all the modern features that reflects in a powerful sophisticated engineering design.
The Scott Sub Active ERide is ePowered by BOSCH eBike Systems and comes with a 400 WH battery which is the unique selling proposition of this machine. Continue reading “SCOTT SUB ACTIVE ERIDE BIKE”
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.Continue reading “GRIT, GRAVEL AND GEAR – A BOOK REVIEW”
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 community, 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.Continue reading “BAMBOOKAA PEDELEC”