Welcome Back!

Hi!

Welcome back from my previous trip!

It’s december, and I am bitten by the travel bug again. This time, I intend to cover the areas on the western coast of India on my cycle. The trip would cover 2000+ kms of gruelling terrain and span 21 days !

I am starting from Mangalore tomorrow (17th) and hope to reach Ahmedabad on the 6th of January, 2006. I will take a bus to Mangalore and I have a return train ticket from Ahmedabad for the 7th.

From Mangalore, I am cycling to Goa. From there, I will go to Hubli and then to Pune over Aihole, Badami, Pattadakal, Gokak and Mahabaleshwar. After Pune, it will be Mumbai. After Mumbai, I will be off to see Shirdi(?), Ajanta, Ellora, and Lonar (yes, you haven’t heard of it yet). From there, I hope to end triumphantly in Ahmedabad.

Needless to say, there will be lots and lots of tourist places that I will be covering. I will try to update this page as frequently as possible. Stay tuned!

This will be my biggest challenge yet. I haven’t prepared much, though. I am banking on my confidence and experience to pull off the trip (folly??).

Please note the part of the India map on the right-hand top corner of this page. I will carry a GPS receiver and using it, I will indicate my progress on the map as the days go. Move your mouse over the red dots.

My mobile number for the trip : +91 98457 47130.

Credits till now :

  • My friend, Raghava Kotekar, for the arty part of this site. If you think this site looks cool, you know who to hire!
  • My manager, Malay Shah, for holidays and railway ticket. If you want to know which manager gave me the leaves, that’s him!
  • My cycle mechanic, Lalu, for doing such a wonderful job with the cycle.
  • GPSBabel, Python+PHP+Ming used for the flash animation with a custom program.

21 Comments »

  1. usha said,

    December 16, 2005 @ 6:03 pm

    wow.
    That’s an admirable spirit.
    Have fun. Yes look forward to all the news in your space.
    Cheers!!!

  2. Swaroop C H said,

    December 16, 2005 @ 6:06 pm

    All the best for the trip!

    Capture some good wallpapers for me ;-)

  3. Raghava Kotekar said,

    December 16, 2005 @ 6:08 pm

    Hi Shree,

    All the best for the trip ;)

    Cheers,
    Raghava Kotekar

  4. Harsha said,

    December 16, 2005 @ 6:17 pm

    Have fun! :-)

  5. Bharata said,

    December 16, 2005 @ 6:17 pm

    Lo Shree,

    All the best kano. Maja maadu. Photos thago, site update maadtha eru, I will be waiting for your updates.

    Regards,
    Bharata.

  6. shreekanth said,

    December 16, 2005 @ 6:36 pm

    Shree,

    Nice to hear from you.
    Good luck for your cycle trip.

    Awaiting for one more interesting story from you!.

    As usual,
    Enjoy!
    –Shreekanth

  7. Channa said,

    December 16, 2005 @ 7:39 pm

    Have a wonderful cycling, Shree…
    - Channa

  8. .Goutham said,

    December 16, 2005 @ 7:48 pm

    Hi Shree,

    Chennaagi maja maaDi… Don’t forget to update your blog. I enjoy reading your experience. Have a safe trip.

    Bye,
    .Goutham

  9. Vinay H said,

    December 16, 2005 @ 8:48 pm

    Hi Shree,

    Ninna prayaana yashasviyaagirali.
    All the BEST.
    Keep updating here.

    Its really very pleasure for me to read your blogs.
    Njoy,
    Vinay.H
    (BDTian, CS2003)

  10. Krishna said,

    December 16, 2005 @ 9:04 pm

    Have a great trip. Hope to see a lot of photos!

  11. Kripa said,

    December 17, 2005 @ 3:50 am

    Have a fun ride!!

    Kripa

  12. Gaurav said,

    December 17, 2005 @ 4:43 am

    Have you check with the tourism department they had some logo called Incredible India. Wanna post one one your back :P

    Watching the whole trip :)

    Go shree go…

  13. Ankur said,

    December 17, 2005 @ 12:18 pm

    Best of luck dude!! Have great fun.
    Will follow the trip..

  14. vinod said,

    December 17, 2005 @ 5:36 pm

    u have lalu as ur cycle mechanic!!!
    y jobless after bihar??? so now hes into cycles kya???
    any way good luck to u man…
    vinu…

  15. Murali Mohan said,

    December 17, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

    Hai,
    Sree
    ALL THE BEST FOR UR TRIP.

    Carry on and update details daily….
    Tale care

    Bye

  16. Anil Kumar said,

    December 22, 2005 @ 6:02 am

    Hi Shree,

    Its great to see you doing it again . Admire ur passion and ur spirit .
    maja maadu guru . kudos to BC

    PS : this is Anil ur BC hostel 2 yrs senior batch ., BIET 98

    Anil

  17. Premshree Pillai said,

    December 23, 2005 @ 3:04 pm

    Yo, all the best for the trip, man! Have a blast!

  18. Badri said,

    January 4, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    Hi Shri,

    Its really great reading your experiences, i undestand that you are about to finish your trip, wish you a safe trip back home.

    Thanks
    badri

  19. Nithin said,

    January 10, 2006 @ 2:34 pm

    Mind blowing man! You are a cycling God [having taken this up all alone and having done it]. I am in awe of the spirit and courage you have shown… Wonderful photos too! I am just lost on words man… In fact this kind of resolve looks to be teetering on the verge of insanity ;) Just too awesome… Keep it up man, you are just too much!
    God Bless! And a big applause for all the guys who helped you realize this!
    FYI I am Bharata’s occasional trekking partner.

  20. Aadithya said,

    January 19, 2006 @ 3:37 pm

    Hy Sreekumar

    It’s adventurous and Explorative!
    I would like to join you.Next time Please let me know.

  21. Aadithya said,

    January 19, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

    Hy Sreekumar

    It’s adventurous and Explorative!
    I would like to join you.Next time Please let me know.

    Best Regards
    Aadithya (BC X-HOstellite)

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