You are confused as well as intrigued. An hour later, you are in your zone. You enjoy the surroundings. After sometime, you are riding like possessed, caring least about what is going on. Then you are grinding like a maniac; you stop searching for the elusive answer to why you ride like that. Finally you are riding like a machine. No more questions; no more answers; only eternal bliss. The ride becomes you and you become the ride… You are riding a fixed gear bike…welcome to the fold…
The humidity is unforgiving...the road, if not bone-rattling, is not velvet smooth you thought it would be...the customary check-in is not the best experience you will cherish for your life time... The scenery changes slowly...first you see the coconut grove rustling gently in the salubrious air, then you find your feet sink in the powder-like… Continue reading A Trip to Heaven….Right Here on Earth
How do you start your mornings? Yes; I heard it right, my dear reader: with a fresh cup of joe. Coffee, Kapi, Filter Coffee…whatever the name, it smells and tastes great; isn’t it? Coffee…the elixir of life…the best drink known to the humankind... For me, brewing coffee is kind of religious experience; a ritual that… Continue reading Coffee – The Elixir of Life
I have always wondered this: Why does the heart still root for people or things that are second best at the moment or are past their prime? I will present a few cases in point for you, dear reader, to decide... King Federer...I need not go deep into why he is (arguably) considered the GOAT. But today,… Continue reading Why So?
Windows 10 Mobile is here, but is your Lumia 830 ready for it?
I had successfully resisted the temptation. I had thought “It was too early to go for it; also, it was not official, so it could harm the whole setup.” It was the Odin ‘unofficial’ 2.2 update that was available for my Samsung Galaxy 3 a.k.a I5801 a.k.a I5800. So, days, weeks, and months had passed… Continue reading When a Software Update Actually Downgraded Your Smartphone
Fad Of late, Sunday evenings have been mostly spent in temples. For a theme, my wife and I have selected the navagraha temples in and around Chennai. A couple of weeks ago, we went to Gerugampakkam (or Geruhampakkam), the Kethu sthalam. This Sunday (5 March), we wanted to go to Thiruverkadu and Mangadu, but ended… Continue reading If Kovoor is Mercury then Kundrathoor is Neptune
It was August 28, two days past the first birthday of my bike, the Cheetah. It has been wonderful 12 months with the Cheetah, though I haven’t ridden it as much as I would have liked. So I decided to celebrate its first birthday in grand style. I had also planned to write a complete… Continue reading One Year of Riding the Cheetah
It was a Sunday morning, and the Chennai sky was playing hide-and-seek. Rain on a Sunday morning means no tennis classes for Ammu (my daughter). It also means that no weekend ride for me. Duh! I haven’t become so hardcore as a few other bikers I know to go for a ride whether it rains… Continue reading Crouching Tiger, Pouring Rain…
“I didn't pant...I didn't huff and puff...I cruised blissfully. In the end, I averaged 23.5kmph over 45km (quickest in the recent months)” Of late, I have been spending my Sunday evenings biking around NH4. Mornings are dedicated to my daughter, as she trains for her first Wimbledon. (She is 7, mind you :).) It's Sunday… Continue reading Bicycling Chronicles – Ride on 20 June 2010