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...! . . . . . . . @scottownersclubindia #NoShortcuts#Scott2LuvIt#Probikers
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 . . . . . . . #noshortcuts#scott2luvit #runsters#probikers#raam#climbing#raceacrossamerica#rq#deccancliffhanger#dc2018#cycling
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 . . . . . #noshortcuts#scott2luvit#probikers#runsters#raam#raceacrossamerica#training#climbing#endurance
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
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! . . . .