Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Devanahalli - IVC Loop

The Loop:
BTM Layout - Hebbal - Yelahanka - Devanahalli - IVC Road - Devanahalli - Yelahanka - Hebbal - BTM Layout. This would measure about 95 kms.

There was a good response in the forum ( for the Ride plan posted by Harsha. The idea was to have a casual cycling trip on North Bangalore.

Manohar & Harsha had started at 5:30 a.m. from BTM. I woke up late, that meant I have to catch Manohar and Harsha along with others at Hebbal at 6:15 a.m. I started from Koramangala and while descending the Hebbal flyover to my delight found a bunch of cyclists. Viswas, Prashant,Uday had converged at Hebbal starting from different places.

We headed towards Devanahalli clearing the mist all the way. Various topics were discussed at the turn of pedals. It started with Ultramarathon in Bangalore, Ironwoman, Speciality of Trek bikes, Adventure Enduro Pune racing etc...etc.. We took a pitstop after covering 20 kms from Hebbal. I do not remember the name of the hotel. It was beside a place where some granite mining was going on and which can be seen from NH. We had a sumptuous breakfast and shared our cycling stories because most of us were meeting for the first time.

We asked for the directions to IVC road after crossing Devanahalli. We were asked to take the road which started with an unmanned railway crossing. Prashant pulled out his camera to take a few pictures. Thats when somebody asked how light is your Trek. I said "this light, lifting". Laughs allround and then Manohar, harsha and we took a pose lifting all our bicycles.

The IVC road has lot of residential layouts. Though nothing has been completed, construction is going on with the ambition that this part of Bangalore will improve after the new International Airport is reopened. The road was under construction and we had quiet some dirt tracks too. I like the dirt track with all those red soil. We relaxed for few minutes under the shade of a tree at the crossroads. We were not sure whether to head towards Doddaballapur or just back to Yelahanka. The majority voted for Yelahanka and back we were taking a road which connects to Devanahalli.

We were racing against time, as Harsha had to keep up some weekend commitments. We stopped after Hebbal flyover and after munching some PARLE - G biscuits... we dispersed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice reading!