When we began our cycle tours in Goa, the first thing to figure out was cycle maintenance. Goa’s moist salty air, sand, frequent use by cyclists of different skill levels all mean that frequent and thorough checks are necessary to keep our Cannondales shiny and happy.
We needed a cycle doctor and our friendly neighbourhood guide Rahul Chandawarkar pointed us in the direction of Prof Ajay Dongre and his team- Donald D’Souza and Flavian Sutari at Escapades- for the road and beyond. The team of Ajay, Donald and Flavian in their Ponda store taught Nipun the basics of cycle maintenance. And if you are in their store often, you will inevitably meet the who’s who of south Goa cycling.