Went straight down - via Salem - Madurai - Tirunelveli. Original plan
was to cycle down to Chennai and then trace the cost via pondycherry -
but leave days got reduced .
Overall a nice and luxurious ride –total of around 750 km – over 6
days - average 125 per day – overall down gradient – light tail winds
– cool air – intermittent drizzle – 4 lane highway with a wide
D1: Blr to Krishnagiri – 90 km
8.40 am to 4 pm (check out to check in time including time taken to
locate accommodation) – cruising at 18 kmph. lots of breaks due to
seat height and other adjustments.
easy ride – 60% effort levels
steep down gradient from hosur onwards- must be around a 30% dn.
D2: Krishnagiri to Salem - 110 km
8 am to 5 pm (check out to check in ) – cruising at 15 kmph – wind
neutral to diagonal tail.
easy ride – 50% effort – mostly down gradient – seemed like an overall
D3: Salem to Karur – 100 km
7.45 am to 4.30 pm p- easy ride – mostly down gradient 7% – 60% effort
D4 : Karur to Madurai – 130 km
7-45 to 6.30 pm – 13 kmph cruising – easy ride – down gradient – last
50 km there was a strong tail wind, cool air and light drizzle - 60%
D5 : Madurai to Tirunelveli – 140 km
6.45 am to 5.45 pm (check in to check out time). 16 kmph cruising.
overall a 10% dn with cool air, intermittent drizzle and light tail.
easy ride – 65% effort levels
D6: Tirunelveli – Kanyakumari -Trivandrum – 180 km
6.45 am to 9.30 am – time lost due to roaming around in kanyakumari /
valve breakdown / night riding rigging up / chain cleaning for sand
overall 15 kmph cruising. Tirunelveli to Kanyakumari was a down
gradient 7% with strong tail wind – crusing at 20 kmph . Kanyakumari
to Trivandrum was a tough road – two lane – no shoulder – heavy
traffic-rolling terrain with overall 15% up gradient.
effort levels at 80% – mostly due to taking a shortcut on meals
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And Prabhakar - wish you all the best for your bike trip to your
On Dec 30, 3:31 pm, Prabhakar R <itsmeprabha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi ,
> Next, i ll go to my native with my bike. :)
> 250kms, got inspired by amar.
> On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 3:27 PM, prashanth selvaraj <
> prashanthselva...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > This guy does not need any components :D Awesome!
> > Prashanth
> > On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Nallathambi Perumal K <
> > nallako...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Wow Amar, inspirational stuff,
> >> You went to my native place (very near to Kanyakumari) on a heavy Atlas
> >> single speed cycle.. awesome.
> >> Hats off to you dude.
> >> Rgds,
> >> Nalla.
> >> On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Mallik <mallikarjun.jav...@gmail.com>wrote:
> >>> Day 6 - 180 KM on the Atlas cycle.
> >>> crazy fellow!
> >>> Mallik
> >>> On Dec 30, 10:56 am, frNZi <fsl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> > WoW! you did that on a Single speed!!!!
> >>> > You are legendary mate...
> >>> > Good job..
> >> --
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