The second part in our Uttarakhand trilogy. We rode from Rudraprayag, cycling through Kumaon, visited Kausani and turned back to Dehradun… Often people travelling on motorcycles and bicycles ride for some cause. One current favourite is ‘women empowerment’. Where people ride, with a backup vehicle flaunting a lot of stickers and tons of photos on social media. Whenever I see…
Check out this story of CyclingMonks member, slibero, of his travels through the Spiti Valley on the forum. “It will be painful right? Yes it will be. Very painful? Yes…” At this point in the conversation it became clear to me that I was profoundly unprepared for the upcoming trip. After our plans to cycle in Mongolia in 2015 were…View More Flipbook of Landscapes
Its been all quiet on the western front for far too long. No new stories and blogs emanating from this keyboard. On the 1st of April we promised to do more with this blog going forward, but we were doing less! Or so it seemed on the outside. Behind the scenes we have been working hard to update, upgrade and…View More CyclingMonks Forums: Your Voice
Ace photographer, Mohit Gena, takes us for a two wheeled blitzkrieg through his home state of Rajasthan. He and Vipul (aka Stunthacker) went around Rajasthan on their motorcycles with Vipul’s BMX bike attached. The idea was to capture the majestic royalty of Rajasthan. In this article, Mohit, has selected a handful of photos to tell us his Rajasthan story. As…View More Shooting Rajasthan with a Pro, Mohit Gena
This user review of the Bryton Rider 450 is after having lived with it for 7 months. Through the monsoons, north Indian winters and 40 degree desert summer! Checking out the features, testing its battery life and then drawing conclusions about this value for money cycle computer… Bryton Rider 450 Review There are many good things and a few bad…View More Bryton Rider 450 User Review: The Power Bank!
As COVID-19 has the world in its deathly grip, we are constantly bombarded by news which is soul sucking. It is difficult to stay positive in the midst of these prophets of gloom. Even more so as the country is under a lock down and you are stuck at home with nothing to do. Cyclists and similar like minded souls…View More Lockdown Stories: Cycle Art by Pritesh
Its been 18 months since CyclingMonks first hit the interweb. In this year and a half, I am happy that this blog has grown, improved and learnt a lot along the way. The essence of CyclingMonks from the beginning has been to share stories about cycling in India, from every corner of the country. Tales which range from travelling this…View More CyclingMonks: New Logo In Town!
We chat with India’s rising MTB star, Adonis Tangpu, soon after winning a double Gold at the MTB Nationals and representing the country in Thailand… Mysore’s Gem: Adonis Tangpu Every once in a while, along comes someone special. Someone who makes you drop whatever you are doing and take a second look. Meet Adonis Tangpu. The name Adonis comes from…View More #InConversation with Adonis Tangpu: A Rising Star!
Race report from the Hyderabad Racing Circuit race on the 26th of January. Prajwal Pangali writes and shoots the ‘handicap’ race which happened on republic day! Hyderabad Racing Circuit Prajwal and a bunch of buddies in Hyderabad have started the 2020 season with a road race. The race was not of the regular variety. It took a leaf out of…View More Photo Feature: Hyderabad Racing Circuit