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 bey
Pic by Gautam Pednekar As a former runner, I have been through the process that starts with “hmm, this running gig sounds mildly interesting”, goes on to joining a running group and reading Runners World. Before you know it, you're dropping words like fartlek in polite conversation and travelling to nearby cities to run marathons. As I’ve started to cycle more often, here’s what I’ve found happens to Homo pedalus Buy a cycle Tool around the neighbourhood Join a group so you c
The South Goa district public library in Navelim (close to Margao) is a wonderful place for residents and visitors. Especially attractive for the younger lot is the well stocked children’s section, with its comfy reading nooks. To borrow books, you need to be a member of the library, but it’s open to you or your bibliophile child to spend a few hours reading. Makes for a good break when it's too hot to be at the beach and you're tired after your cycling trip!