After 2 months of break from competitive cycling ,due to IT band injury which I suffered in month of Jan, this was a come back for me.
The last two months life has thought me much lessons than what I have learnt in whole life put it together. It was just because of 600 Km brevet which i have attempted on 9 Jan & could not have finished. Thanks to the IT Band ,remind me about people who are with me. The attempt was never to prove to anyone but to myself , for my dream to become SR (Super Randonneur) which initially, Only I could see.
I would suggest every one to attempt brevet and try to fail, your circle would become narrow. The more it becomes narrow , the less bullshit you have to deal with. And you become more closer to your loved ones than anyone else. Because they were always there to believe in you , if not in your dreams, to love you, if not your cycling.
Route Title: Strawberry Fields (Pune- Wai – Mahableshwar- Satara – Pune return)
Length : 300 Km
Team : Pune Randonneurs
Time : 20 Hours (Max)
I have never used to this title in my previous post and using it now, you know why? Well ! Now i know the importance of planning. Thanks to randonneuring.
Part of this route , I have never cycled , or visited earlier. So literally I was unfamiliar to road , conditions, elevations , estimated time for segments & many more parameters. Only input I had was from GPS data about the route from mapmyride.com.
So, I started to get acquaintance with the route , so I would be having no more surprises. Looking out google maps with satellite version , to check provisions for food and water on way to mahableshwar top from Wai base. Checking Strava details for other riders who have completed Mumbai – Mahableshwar – Mumbai 600 Km brevet.
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