Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BJ4 - Day 4 - May 18th - Hospet to Gadag


BJ4 - Day 4 - Chitradurd to Gadag

7.30 am/5 pm/5.30pm/100/13.3/60%

nice ride

planned to go to hubli - decided to halt at gadag - 50 km before hubli
- late start + initial traffic + puncture + slow speed due to heat

overall 5% incline - gentle rolls - medium head winds

temp reached 40 by 1pm - 45 by 2pm - remained 43-45 till end of ride -
warm head winds in afternoon

late start - disturbed sleep

first 30 km took 3 hrs due to bad roads and heavy truck + commuter
traffic - mostly riding off road

meal 1 at 8.30 - upma - nice

puncture + valve fail at 9.30 - took 45 mins to get back - tube and
inner tyre has lots of scrapes and gashes + rim slightly out - due to
the rough ride the day before - will need to fix next day or two

koppal at 30 km - then onwards till end of ride good road - single
lane for each side - but near zero traffic - nice ride - felt good to
cycle on tarred road

meal 2 at 10.30 - poha - bad

just a one or two shops with botteled water throughout the last 70 km
- and only one with branded at lakundi - did the route with low water
but lots of cold drinks - cold drink doesnt feel too good - used
unbranded water - tried to forget the TERI report on undesirable
contents

meal 3 at 12.30 - dal rice - nice dal - spicy

meal 4 at 3 - upma at roadside place - bad

from 1.30 onwards till end of ride was high heat - peak heat as usual
from 2.30 onwards but seemed to last longer - probably becos of warm
winda - warm winds after 1 - comfotable with heat but had to slow
down due to water issue - didnt have to use ac

gadag a surprisingly large town - had a bit of local culture to it -
tumker mostly a trasport hub - chitradurg had a nice cultural feel -
hospet a pure truckers town - felt like wild west - very rough feel -
zero culture

hotel shivani - right next to highway - 800 + tax - neat - ac slow -
nice overall

meal 5 at 6 at hotel - good dal rice

rehydrating with lime and soda - onion flavoured - must be the knife

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2 comments:

narendra.d said...

lime and soda - onion flavoured - great

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