Sunday, December 09, 2007

le Tour Coorg

What else would be a better and healthier way of spending long weekend for bikers?

This (2007) December, 21st to 24th. Me and Manohar are planning to "Criss-Cross" Coorg district of Karnataka. Prashant Kota, a very motivated cyclist is joining us for the ride.

Starting point : Sakleshpur
Ending at : Mysore
Duration : 4 Days
Total distance : 400+ Kms.

Planned route

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Day 1 (134 Kms): Sakleshpur -Kodlipet - Somwarpet - Madikeri - Bhagamandala
Day 2 (70 Kms): Bhagamandala - Talakaveri - Virajpet
Day 3 (111 Kms): Virajpet - Gonikoppal - Balele - Titimati - Pollibetta - Siddapur - Kushalnagar
Day 4 (100 Kms): Kushalnagar - Piriyapatna - Hunsur - Mysore

The Preperation
Manohar : Most experienced of the three, participated in "Mountain to Sea" ride organized by Shree. Regular weekend rides of around 70 Kms.

Me : Pretty regular in weekend rides from 3 months, most of the time with Manohar. But Never done a 4 day Back-to-Back ride.

Prashant : Nick named pkota. He rides on a "Hercules Top Gear" which is considerably heavier, but easily catches us even on inclines. His preperation for the ride is pretty good, as I remember he has done atleast four 100-Km rides within 3 weeks.

Tools and utilities:
We have got almost all the spanners and Alen keys required to dismantle the cycle.
Planning to carry an extra tube.
GPS receiver.
Cyclo computer.
Extra brake wire and shoes.