We’re gonna make the most of the crisp clear winter skies and the impending December New Moon by riding 100kms out of the city into an Ashram and just look at the skies.
This ride is meant for riders as an introduction to bikepacking.
Bikepacking is self reliant travel on a bicycle. There are no support vans or crews. You are on your own. You have the support of yourself and your ride mates. Which, as experience dictates is all that you’d need.
We ride to a Natural farm and Ashram for Dalit rehabilitation. We spend two nights here trying to catch a glimpse of the celestial wonder of the Geminid Meteor Shower.
Learn the basics of living off your bicycle. There will be some creature comforts like a bed and a roof but there will be no gas stove or a person to cook for you. To amp it up, there will be no matchbox or a lighter either but there will be electricity to charge your phone. There might be live music from a didgeridoo.
As an added twist, no one is allowed to carry a matchbox or lighter to start the fire.
The Journey and the destination are both equally important.
***It is absolutely mandatory to ride in a group of minimum 2 riders***
-Day 01 11-12-2020
0530hrs: Departure from Hebbal Railway station
0700hrs: Coffee at a highway joint
0900hrs: Breakfast at a highway joint
1100hrs: Tea/refreshment break
1300hrs: Lunch on the road
1430hrs: Arrival at Destination
(Depending on weather and rider morale conditions, we might take a scenic detour from Tumkur town)
Destination for day 01 : Booshakti Kendra, Chikkaseebi after Nelehalu village.
Refresh, regroup, debrief, rest and tuck in for a recovery siesta.
2000hrs: Wake up and start dinner and BBQ prep
2100hrs: Get comfortable in the fields to watch the meteor shower. (ideal to leave phones behind and give about 20 mins for your eyes to adjust)
Retire to cottages when sleepy.
-Day 02 12-12-2012
Rise late and cook breakfast.
Depart Ashram for a short ride around the neighboring villages and return for lunch.
Relax and recover to stay awake another night to catch the meteor shower (for those that missed out or want repeats)
Try to tuck in early for the return ride the next morning.
-Day 03 23-06-2018
0500hrs: Ride and shine, power up.
0600hrs: Coffee and Breakfast at the Ashram
0630hrs: Depart ashram
0800hrs: Coffee/ Tea at a highway joint
1100hrs: Tea/refreshment break
1300hrs: Lunch on the road.
1400hrs: Reach Hebbal railway station.
***It is absolutely mandatory to ride in a group of minimum 2 riders.***
Total cost Rs. 1999/- per head
For all facilities at the Ashram including meals, lodging and boarding.
This is a non refundable fee and has to be paid on or before
09-12-2020 to confirm your participation.
Please transfer of the fees via online means to the below details
Recipient’s name : Joseph Anish K A
Account number: 2973101001818
IFS Code: CNRB0002973
Bank: Canara Bank
Branch: Bhuvaneshwari Nagar.
Via UPI to 9741577884 or UPI ID anish.chronicleclicker@okaxis
*Cost does not include
-Anything that is not mentioned above
-Meals and refreshments that are not served at the Ashram.
-Spares and other equipment that may be required during the trip
***This is a completely self supported ride.***
Ensure your bicycle is in great working condition. Although mechanical assistance will be available in the form of fellow riders, please carry your own spares.
Pack light, carry only the essentials. It is simpler if most of your luggage can get strapped on the bicycle rather than on yourself.
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What to carry
Wearing a cycling helmet is compulsory!
Spare tubes, puncture kits, tools kit and a portable pump for the bicycle.
Ensure you have your bicycle checked out and serviced before
Cycling attire: Padded shorts, Jerseys, Arm sleeves, UV protection,
Sunglasses, footwear etc of your choice.
Carry a light rain coat.
Make sure your bags are water repellent or packed for water resistance.
Hydration: Minimum 2 litres to be with you during the journey.
Fully charged mobile phones and respective charging devices.
A small torch (optional)
Minimum one change of clothes for the nights.
Towels and Toiletries.
Bedding will be provided. Carrying a layer of warm clothing will help during the nights.
Any personal medication to be carried. Please handover a copy of your prescription when we begin the trip.
Health and Accident insurance information. (Copy of insurance
card/details to be handed over)
Photo ID card
Carry limited valuables with you. (No laptop/tablets/expensive jewelry etc)
Alcohol is permitted at the venue on a BYOB basis with a limit of 2 drinks per person per night.
Each participant is liable for his or her own safety and sanity. Full Moon Laboratory or its staff/contractors are not liable to for any loss, physical, mental or material.
This is a group activity. You are expected to be a team player.
The rules of the road apply to cyclists too and safety has to be the primary concern.
We are human beings and are expected to behave in a civilized manner with all other creatures that we interact with. Violence will not be tolerated and neither will bullying be.
Bikepacking is not for the frail. It is an adventurous activity and is expected to challenge you. All facilities provided are basic and steer clear of luxury. You have to be tolerant of the facilities or lack thereof.
Accommodation will be dormitory or twin sharing basis with separate facilities for men and women. Both genders are to stick to their living areas unless everyone is at the common area.
*Alcohol and drug abuse will not be permitted nor tolerated*
A liability waiver will have to be signed at the departure point.
The workshop has limited participants to curb infections. But please be responsible and refrain from participating if you have symptoms or have been advised quarantine. You will be required to wear your masks when in close proximity to other participants. Shared rooms will have enough personal space and you are advised not to share things like soaps, toothbrushes, combs, towels, water bottles, cutlery and crockery items. Please carry your own sanitizers.