Way to go Shree! Also luv the fact that you're actually responding to comments. Couple questions... 1) What brand/model of cycle do you use? From your pic it appears to be an imported brand, is it? 2) Does it have gears? 3) I notice from your pics, you prefer the 'mountain bike' model. I wonder why you don't you use the ultra-thin bikes like BSA Mach-3 (which is what I use) since it's lighter and moves faster?
Thanks in anticipation. And here's wishing you many more fun-filled adventures on the cycle!
Re: What brand/model of bicycle do you use?
by Shree Kumar on Jul 06, 2010 10:08 AM
@Sunny: The bike in the pic is a "Kona Sutra", my current bicycle. This is an expensive bicycle with gears and some other bells and whistles. I have preferred MTBs for touring for their ruggedness, ease of repairs, and comfortable ride, irrespective of terrain. The Kona is my attempt to take a middle path, but I haven't tested it in a serious tour yet.
by Shree Kumar on Jul 06, 2010 08:47 AM
@Vandana: I know many software engineers in Bangalore who do commute to office every day, some as much as 40kms to and fro. I'm happy to say it is a growing tribe.
OK, who is his employer who is giving him so much leave of absence to pursue his passion? because for us, the ordinary folks, we need to be present in the office and put in 8-9 hr work to get paid at the end of month. Sorry for stating the obvious
Re: Cycle trip
by Ramesh M on Jul 05, 2010 08:26 PM
Hmm..I think you "Missed" Reading, its obvious!! You must live up to your name "commonsense.."...I am sure "Ordinary" folks like you (who need to be present for the number of hours you stated) are also aware that you can take days off your work (unless ofcourse you work under a dictatorship regime). I am pretty sure this guy is utilising those off days to travel. Its that simple..Mr Commonsense
Re: Re: Cycle trip
by Shree Kumar on Jul 06, 2010 08:52 AM
@commonsense: I understand your point of view. My observation is : the freshers have less chances you have of a large block of vacation. This applied to me when I was younger too. I worked till midnight and then went off on my first 12 day cycling tour. Ease of getting leaves largely depends on your manager, I'd say, and NOT on the company.