Cyclothon – Bengaluru – 2009

My self and manju took part in first edition of Cyclothon Bengaluru. The distance of amateur race was reduced 36kms from initial planned distance of 50kms. We were not really happy as both of us wanted to do 50km. Never the less we set our own targets. Manju - complete with out walking and me - complete with in 2 hours.

I was surprised with the number of cyclists turned out. I was trying to convert whom ever I met into regular critical mass rider. I hope there will be more participants this month end.

The event started with flagging off men's and ladies' race.

Then it took ever for flagging off us. So we into the photography mode. Took pictures of ourselves, crowd and the winners of the race.

That is me and manju.

That is me with all the sponsors.

You can see the winner of ladies race event. Just before fagging of us, I met this very enthusiastic granny and was very happy. So we took lot of pictures of us.

Once they flagged off, I was almost cut off from friends. Few of them were very fast. Rest were very slow. I tried to maintain my 20kmph speed.

I could see many walking in the first 10kms itself. But there were many who were trying to the best. It took for about 20mins to take my mind away from other cyclists and concentrate. It took nearly an hour to complete the first half and but took about 50mins to complete second half with a break to fill the water bottle. It just proves how much your mind rules over your body.

After about one hour and fifty minutes I reached finish line. I am very happy about my performance even though it is not great.

9 Responses

  1. Radha says:

    Hey.. Nice pictures.. And congrats on participating in the event :)

  2. Thejesh GN says:

    @Radha : Hey thanks Radha. Some of the pictures are taken by Manju. So the credit also goes to him.

  3. Supriya says:

    Congrats Thej and Manju not just for participating but for sharing your experiences :)

  4. Hari says:

    good to see lot fo stuff happening in Bangalore..have fun,

  5. Thejesh GN says:

    @Hari : Yes. I have heard the comments like Bangalore is the cycling capital of India. I hope it will stay like that and we will add more people.

  6. Veera says:

    Good pictures!

    The climate looks very opt for cycling. :)

  7. Thejesh GN says:

    @Veera : Thanks Veera. Yes weather was on our side.

  8. Kailash says:

    Hey ..

    When did usch event took place ?

    I never knew it.. I feel like I am curt form the external world totally…

    Hope u had fun .. Nice pics