Ashwin Govindasamy@ashwingovin

A late bloomer who lives life on his own terms!
IRONMAN
Time Trialist
Ultra Cyclist | RAAM Q-ed | PBP Finisher
Runner
Roadtripper
Mechanical Engineer

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Ashwin Govindasamy

After almost 2 months of endurance, back riding the format which excites me the most at the TCC ECR Twist ITT-7 today morning. Legs felt low-powered than my previous TTs, but it should be alright and hopefully even better in the coming months...!
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@scottownersclubindia
#NoShortcuts #Scott2LuvIt #Probikers


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Ashwin Govindasamy

At the Deccan Cliffhanger, in terms of equipment we didn't bring just bikes, but brought an Arsenal with us. A good range of equipment and gears to help tackle what the RQ course threw at us. Used the Plasma on the flat portions and the Addict on the climbs, descents and bad patches. Some swift bike changes by the crew added to the advantage. Kudos to @scottownersclubindia for these top notch bikes and to @_probikers for maintaining them!!
🚲 SCOTT Addict ¦ SCOTT Plasma RC
📸 @gunaa_probikers
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#NoShortcuts #Scott2LuvIt #ProBikers #Runsters #inspireindia #raam #raceacrossamerica #raamqualifier #deccancliffhanger #dc2018 #cycling #indiancycling


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Ashwin Govindasamy

Time Trial Tuesday....! And wishing the person who clicked this, a very Happy birthday!
🚲 Scott Plasma RC
📸 @praveenjayakaran
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Ashwin Govindasamy

With the win, we managed to make it into the newspapers! Write up in the Pune Mirror.
Read article - https://punemirror.indiatimes.com/sports/others/govindasamy-wins-pune-to-goa-race/articleshow/66834638.cms
@scottownersclubindia
#noshortcuts #scott2luvit #runsters #probikers #winner #dc2018 #RAAM2019
#cycling #raam #raceacrossamerica #deccancliffhanger #ultramarathoncyclingassociation #raamqualifier #racing #cyclingevent #inspireindia #ultraracers #indiancycling #inspireindiaultraraces


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Ashwin Govindasamy

The toughest part of the Deccan Cliffhanger was probably the section after you turn off from the highway at midnight. After riding 500+ km, having depleted your energy sources by riding a few brutal climbs like the Pasarni Ghat, tackling broken roads and battling dry heat all thru the day, this stretch from CP5 till the finish is daunting. Constant ups and downs, shivering cold, deserted roads of low visibility with the fog and there are loads of turns to navigate. With me physically struggling with stomach issues, glad that the crew did their bit to keep the morale up. And riding the super-light Scott Addict helped the cause hugely!
📽️ @ramesheyes
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#noshortcuts #scott2luvit
#runsters #probikers #raam #climbing #raceacrossamerica #rq #deccancliffhanger #dc2018 #cycling


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Ashwin Govindasamy

Had a blast, winning The Deccan Cliffhanger 2018 by @inspireindiaultraraces in 22:56 hours, with the help of my amazing rookie 3 man crew of Santhosh, Ramesh Palani & Gunaa Gunasekaran, setting a new Indian course record in the process. I am hugely indebted to my crew for this. ! Thanks to the organisers and volunteers for this memorable experience! 🙏🙏🙏
#NoShortcuts #BikeOnScott #Runsters #ProBikers #inspireindia #raam #raceacrossamerica #deccancliffhanger #dc2018 #endurance #cycling


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Ashwin Govindasamy

Over the last 40 days thoroughly enjoyed the process of training for the @inspireindiaultraraces Deccan Cliffhanger. A very different one than what I am used to. Yesterday, climbing up the Pasarni Ghat in pouring rain and a shivering cold descent reminding me of the good old PBP days, and climbing /descending the Katraj and Khambatki Ghats today on the Plasma was an amazing experience. Come race day, whatever the result maybe, after a long time, I have truly enjoyed the whole process of signing up for an event and training towards it. Though laziness and lacking discipline in training day in, day out is still a big concern!
PC @gunaa_probikers
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#noshortcuts #scott2luvit #probikers #runsters #raam #raceacrossamerica #training #climbing #endurance


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Ashwin Govindasamy

Doing the @inspireindiaultraraces Deccan Cliffhanger this year. After a long gap from ultra distance rides and brevets, giving it a shot at the DC, my maiden RAAM qualifier. Having been solo all through my rides, this one will be supported by a 3-man inexperienced but young crew. Over the last 30 days we have prepared as best as we can in terms of endurance, though not sacrificing much on shorter distance speeds which will continue to be the priority post DC. As rookies at the event, hope we have a memorable experience and learn a lot from it! Fingers crossed! 🤞
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#NoShortcuts #rideonscott #probikers #runsters #raceacrossamerica #raam #cycling #endurance #inspireindia #deccancliffhanger #indiancycling #RQ


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Ashwin Govindasamy

Time Trial Tuesday...!
🚲 SCOTT Plasma RC
⛑️ SCOTT Cadence Plus
👟 SCOTT Road Comp Boa
📸 @studiokct
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Ashwin Govindasamy

Nice way to start my year with a win at the WCCG Outrush ITT E01, covering the 25.2km one way course with neutral conditions to start with, but heading into a bit of head-cross winds towards the end, in about 35:10 mins at 43.1kmph. Thanks to WCCG and its volunteers for another memorable day. And to my sponsors SCOTT Sports India and Pro-Bikers for the continued support!
PC Sundar Osho
#NoShortcuts #Scott2LuvIt #ProBikers #itt #timetrial #cycling #indiancycling


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Ashwin Govindasamy

Had a great time at the WCCG 2 States 225KM Ride. Needing more miles and time on the saddle, signed up for this event, which passes thru villages, reaching AP and back. It definitely had one of the best volunteering support that I have come across, directing me at almost every turn in the route, and with ample hydration support at pit-stops. Thanks to the organizers for today's memories, to @scottownersclubindia for the amazing equipment, and to @_probikers for their continued support!
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