Saturday, May 10, 2014

Muthurayana Betta - Pedal & Trek!

The alarm rang at 5:00 AM and I woke up, messaged my friends Mak and Prem checking if they were up as well. I got ready and met up with Prem at around 5:30 near Ashram and from there we hit the Kanakpura road. It was a already getting bright on this beautiful Sunday morning (April 20th). Its been almost an year since I lost my bicycle and only a week ago, had i bought this new BTwin Riverside 3, with which I fell in love, at the very first sight. It’s light weight and smooth gears and the downhill towards Kanakpura made an excellent morning ride. We met Mak near Metro and continued our journey till Kaglipura where we had our breakfast - Two idili’s and tea.

Next we rode till Ravgodlu Junction (After Somanahalli) where we take a left turn towards Muthurayana Betta. It is around here that we met Shishir, who has just finished his 10th grade exams and was riding his new bicycle. He was planning on participating in the bicyclethon that day but as he had got late, he choose to ride alone in this direction He expressed his willingness to join us and we were more than happy to include a fellow cyclist on our journey.  So, four of us rode off Kanakpura road, into beautiful village side. Within a 4km ride, we were at the base of the hill. We locked our bicycles to a tree and decided to trek. 

The trek was extremely easy and fast. In less than 20 minutes we were at the top. There is a small temple atop the hill and very nice view of the fields and the villages below. We relaxed there for a while. A well paved road seemed to twist and wind its way towards the Kanakpura road through small villages, so we decided to take that way back. 

We got down and rode to the village where Mak played cricket with the village kids. After a short chat with the villagers who seemed rather shocked to learn that our cycle cost almost as much as a moppet, we left. We took this different route back to Kanankpura main road. It was a good decision. We rode back till Kaglipura and then Mak and I decided to board a tempo and drive back to avoid the heat.

The tempo guy dropped us close to Sarakai signal from where we rode back home. It was a short but very nice trip on my bicycle after a long time. That night, I slept well. :-)

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