* Binoy Raveendran on his BSA ACT-110 (acquired a month ago just in time for our taj pedal yatra),
* Joydeep Dutta on his merida 40 and
* Amit Mukerjee on a btwin sports-one. Itinerary: Bhimsen-Bhowali-Mukteshwar, with a side visit to Nainital.
april 22-25, 2011
the routes. day one: acclimatization (blue). day two: nainital red. day three: mukteshwar (yellow). day four: down to kathgodam (green). map is a photo from the nest & wings map of uttarakhand.
Routes:Click on each day's link for details of each ride.
- day 1 apr 22, Fri: acclimitization run: bhimtAl-naukuchiyatal-bhowali: arrive at bhimtal after overnight drive. morning circuit of bhimtal. excursion to naukuchiyatal after lunch; visit to bhowali.
- day 2: bhimtal-bhowali-nainital sat-tAl bhimtal. explore nainital. on the way back, check out sAt tAl
- day 3: bhimtal-bhowali-ramgarh-mukteswar reach mukteswar by noon. lunch. explore the IVRI valley and the mountaintop temple.
- day 4: mukteswar-kathgodam start early from mukteshwar. jd puncture at bhowali, fixed with feviqwik. i have repeated punctures after bhimtal. drive back evening to reach kanpur early tuesday.
day 4: starting back from mukteshwar to bhateliya and on to kathgodam. joydeep dutta, binoy and amit.
larger un-marked version of map for kathgodam mukteswar nainital area
amitabha mukerjee for the bumpy trail bicyclists. sep 2011. feedback: mukerjee [at] gmail