14th National MTB Championship 2017 | XC

Monsoon skies of Pune, Maharashtra, looked over the 14th Indian MTB National Championship 2017, held at the ‘Oxford Golf Resort’ on the outskirts of Pune City. This year again ‘Starkenn Giant’ powered the event, pushing the quality of the track, as well as the race. The 3 day event included Cross Country Mass start and Time trials split into, Men and Women juniors, sub-juniors, youth and Elite. The track designed by GT Adventures for 2017 included straight wide sprint sections leading to a steep, 800 mts technical descent, a section…

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9th National MTB Championship

9th National Mountain Bike Championship – Pune (25th – 29th July 2012) By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #11 | Sept 2012 Pune, the eight largest metropolis in India witnessed the 9th National Mountain Bike Championship organized by Maharashtra cycling association and Cycling Federation of India. The riders from various Indian states team got an opportunity to compete in a National level mountain bike race as it happened after many years. Teams from Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Indian…

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Fools of April

Fools of April  | The summer furnace gets cooking in Pune… By: Vinay Menon Location: Pune, Maharashtra – INDIA Also featured in Issue #15 | May 2013 Sunshine hours have ben ruling the month of April, bringing along melting temperatures. While Pune city was baking in the noon sun, few mountain bikers were popping out of their bunkers to throw their mountain bikes around the hot trails. These chained soldiers included; Piyush Chavan, Ajay Padval, Cephas Joseph and myself. As rest of the crew in action here is still in…

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Meadow of Flowers

Meadow of Flowers By: James Frampton Location: Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir – INDIA Also featured in Issue #9 | May 2012 Gulmarg is a small ski resort sitting close to the Indian/ Pakistani border, 10km from the line of control. Iv been visiting the resort in winters for years to snowboard the powder. I became increasingly keen to see what it had to offer in summer times too. I dreamed about riding the mountain on two wheels, and in summer 2011 this became a reality. Myself, my wife, and my Commencal Supreme traveled…

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