Two Sundays back I ran a 60 KM ultra run in Ooty. This was the year's first ultra. Though labeled 60K actual course distance of 62K. Every time I mention 62, instead of 60, I am reminded of a fellow runner who insisted that every additional 100 meters matter when running long distance. However, I … Continue reading Ooty Ultra 60K
Summer sun here in the hills is hope and memories. Forever!
No Room, But Mahalaxmi DoesHis dentures shook as he spoke. Or perhaps they were originals hanging loose. But the man sure noted Royal Enfield and said it out loud. He saw it parked safe and only then we got to checking-in. At Mahalxmi Lodge it is No. 12 for tonight. No.11 is the same as … Continue reading
Ride and runIt is them! They are the menace. They are also the cash. They are the rash self-driven cars horde. It is them flooding the Nilgiris. They are ‘the folks from Bangalore’. One could hear it!Some years back riding down the near vacant highway through the reserve forests, across the little river and through … Continue reading
It was a ride to Ooty in the monsoon of 2013. Being no good with dates, the ride registers a clear memory because Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (ZAMM) by Pirsig was in the bag. At the breakfast table, hundred kilometers down on the road to Mysore, ZAMM was making partial sense. Details … Continue reading Reading Pirsig on road trips