Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mountain Biking In Goa

After purchasing entry level mountain bike (TREK 3700), I was in search of off road trails and r I discovered this 1Km. rough, tough, winding trail uphill near home (Ponda - Goa). This trail calls for good mountain biking skills of balancing, braking and maintaining the cadence while going up.

During my initial rides up the trail I would get off my bike at 4 different spots along the trail, with practice I now manage to bike up the trail, getting off only at one tough spot. The down hill is really thrilling.

At the top the trail opens up to a plateau having typical Konkan topography, the volcanic rock covers the ground and is home to, Grey Hare, Indian Pea Fowl, Jackal, Porcupine, Grey Jungle Fowl and Scorpions.

Early morning rides are rewarded with sightings of Black Headed Oriole, Asian Fairy Blue Bird, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill and many other winged wonders!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dude, You better arrange a good bike for me ...... when I visit home next time ..... we gonna go biking. And for the trail ...... I wanna see the birds. ;)

The Big S