"Just how far will you go to have your breakfast on a Sunday Morning? Literally?
Announcing the Sunday Morning Breakfast Ride (SMBR -- pronounced Sambar).
Pick a spot, not IISc, not where you usually have your Sunday breakfast.
Ride a cycle, preferably in a group. Be back before Lunch (2PM).
Tell us in a ride report (short or long):
1) How many km?
3) How the food was.
This challenge runs every Sunday.
Please note, the distance is not really very important ;)"
|My attempt at making an SMBR logo :)|
I wanted a short ride so I proposed a ride on the mailing list with the destination being the Davanagere Benne Dose place at Nelamangala. This SMBR ride route had already been ridden a few times before, so this time to add to the fun factor we attempted to explore a marginally different route, which was picked randomly with the general principle of avoiding the highway and preferring the backstreets.
The standard route to the Benne Dose place is also beautiful, but it was well-trodden and this was the reason to explore new backstreets. We ended up getting lost multiple times (which was fun, actually), passing through nice backstreets alongside villages. Here is the approximate route we took to the breakfast place:
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Our rider group size was microscopic at two riders, Hari D. and myself. We left at about 7am and soon Hari D. had a flat within a couple kilometres on the Nelamangala highway, even before we entered Hesarghatta Road leading to backstreets.
Distance : About 55km
Start time: 7am
End time: 12:45pm
(pre-breakfast) : 1x Vada + 1x tea each
(breakfast) 1x benne dose and 2x teas each, 1x benne khali dose,
(post-breakfast) a chunk of water melon + 1x glass of sugarcane juice each,
(hydration and refreshment) 1x tender coconut water each
and plenty of water. (It was hot on the way back!)