Monday, July 20, 2009

Ever since I heard the route description from Harsha, I wanted to do cycling on the Harohalli – Jigani stretch. After reading the ride stories and routes & maps section, I set off at 6:30 a.m. on a morning ride. I had stuffed in 1 snickers & 1 Dairy milk to power-up me on the climbs. There were few vehicles on the road on Saturday morning and that helped me reach Yogavana hills, exactly at 7:30 a.m. (that was 1 hour of ride) and I was feeling good and had set into a nice rhythm. I stopped at Harohalli to refill water and I took the detour from the Kanakpura main road towards Jigani.

The cyclocomp read 38 kms at Harohalli. This time I had put my GPS on the job and it was tracking the route faithfully. There were 4 small climbs altogether. The first 3 climbs took me up by 50m and dropped me off and the last one was a 100 m climb. The Harohalli – Jigani stretch was very scenic and the roads were fantastic. Alas! I was on a mountain bike on such a good road, riding a road racer would have been awesome. Moment I hit, Jigani the traffic was too much. After having a small breakfast at Bannerghatta, I returned home at 10:50 a.m.

Trip Data:
Start : BTM 1st Stage (6:30 a.m.)
End : BTM 1st Stage (10:50 a.m.)
Distance : 85 Km
Average Speed : 22.3 Km
Total Ascent : 450 m