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I will be cycling from Mumbai along the western coast of mainland India. The idea is to keep as little distance as possible between myself and the sea by taking internal village roads instead of national and state highways.
- Explore the stunning western coast of India through its rural ways of life and culture.
- Document some of the wealth and diversity in indigenous ways of building along the way.
- Capture some of the rapid change in this indigenous knowledge of building and possible reasons for the same.
Phase 1: Mumbai to Goa
Phase 2: Goa to Mangalore
Phase 3: *To be decided
After many false starts and delays (friends and family can vouch for this), I will finally begin the journey on February 18 2016 by taking the ferry across Bombay harbour from Ferry Wharf to Rewas. The plan is to cover 50-75 km a day and reach Goa in 7-9 days.
This journey will be covered using the following things:
Schwinn Searcher Bicycle (2012 model)
Rear Bicycle Rack
Rear Bicycle Panniers
Rear Tail light
Puncture kit and Spare tube
Hand pump (Courtesy Shanjali Shahi)
2L Hydration Bag(Courtesy Kaustubh Khade http://www.paddlehard.in/)
Climbing rope (Courtesy Narayan Rangarajan)
Sleeping Bag (Courtesy Narayan Rangarajan)
First Aid Kit
1 pair cycling shorts
1 pair t shirts
1 pair shorts
Toiletries and inner wear
Book for the road: Eduardo Galeano-Open Veins of Latin America
Earphones and music