Rajasthan Tour Cancelled

I had hoped it wouldn't come to this - but well, that's life. For the first time ever (i.e. in about 10 years), I have no choice but to cancel a cycling tour. The tour of Rajasthan has to wait; there are more important things to tackle. Need to say a big thank you for all the wishes from the readers of this blog. Hopefully, I'll carry them over for my next trip (when that happens!)

I had scheduled this trip to align carefully with several things : work at office, preparations for my sister's wedding, property purchase (and loan processing), and pleasant weather in Rajasthan. Clearly I had taken on too many things. The saying in Kannada goes, "ಮನೆ ಕಟ್ಟಿ ನೋಡು, ಮಾಡುವೆ ಮಾಡಿ ನೋಡು" (meaning: try constructing a house & arranging a marriage). It was no doubt coined well before the days of contractors & builders of all hues. But yet, they pose significant challenges. My simplistic mind had failed to appreciate the complexities of taking on both of them together, and then doing a juggling act with complexities of leading a software project and the rising heat of Rajasthan (as summer starts). As it turns out, the weather of Rajasthan was the deciding factor.

I am content to cancel this tour rather than be baked in the desert heat. I find that this decision has freed up my mind. I was trying to hard to meet all requirements. My mind was a mess. No longer.

The wanderer in me is not satisfied with this decision, of course. I haven't been to Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab & Haryana, Himachal, UP & Uttarakhand. All these are looking fair game now. Who knows where I'll end up after May. In any case, better late than never...

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  1. VERY VERY SAD to read this post… I wish u the best for everything…

  2. Disappointing news for couch potatoes like me. I was eager to hear your ride story.
    Hope you get some time in May.

  3. Can you atleast plan for some short trips nearby if time permits.

    all the best for the future tours.

  4. Next time maga. Next time.

  5. @Bala, Gauthaman, Ketan & Supreeth : Thanks for the sympathies 🙂

    @Ketan: Short trips don’t give the same experience. Hence the emphasis on longer ones.

  6. So Shree, when is the next big ride coming?

  7. @Mahesh: Not sure exactly when. A short one is coming up to celebrate Independence day !!!

  8. Boring to see the site not updated. where is the ride report 🙂 – Mahesh

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