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Day 22 – Khed to Pen, Maharashtra (Kanyakumari to Leh Cycling)

March 18, 2014

I left from Khed at 6:20 am hoping to cover 50 kilometers before 9 am but little did I know about the initial climb of 10 kilometers that made me completely exhausted. I always have my breakfast after cycling from 15 to 20 kilometers but today I got nothing on my way as this climb took me from what I think remote areas with small villages in view far away downwards from the mountains. I cycled upslope on roads in good condition but when it came to downslope, the condition of the road compelled me to get down and walk or I would do some serious damage to the cycle.  My thighs were aching a lot from the last night as I think my body is not getting proper nutrition what it should get. I thought of taking an off today but I did not want to stay there, so I left for next destination, Mangaon, which was 70 kilometers from Khed.

Upslope is still on

Upslope is still on

Fire on my way

Fire on my way

Breakfast time

Breakfast time

As I was riding on my way to Mangaon, I was already thinking of making it all the way up to Pen, Maharashtra, that is my next day pit stop so that I can reach Mumbai on Sunday. I reached Mangaon at 12:20 pm which made me go even farther, so I made my mind to reach Pen today itself whatever happens. Mumbai from Pen is about 75 kilometers that I could cover tomorrow easily.

Emu at a restaurant

Emu at a restaurant

Mumbai is still far

Mumbai is still far

After riding for 149 kilometers, I reached Pen, Maharashtra at 4:40 pm, riding for 10 hours today. I got a bed in a dormitory at Pen and bought some fruits and had boiled eggs to help my body recover from its ruptured muscles. I will reach Mumbai tomorrow and I am pretty excited about it.

 

 


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