Karthik Swamiappan rode: Fleche. Got on the s...

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  • 246 miles
  • 25:00 time
  • 9.8 pace
  • 0 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
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good South India Fleche - Kodaikanal 396 km 25:00 9.8mph pace

Got on the saddle after exactly 11 months. The maximum biking done in this period was 11 kms commute a day..
Silvester, Yuva, Harish, Mohan sir and I formed the team 5 Fleche aspirants..
Started at 1600 hrs friday..
Reached Dindgul by saturday 1440 hrs - Proposed 360 kms completed.
But for the Fleche rule - 25 kms in last 2 hrs, we continued further till 377 kms point and called it a day..
Numerous food and tea breaks with loads of fun..
Night was slightly colder, but the day was damn hot - especially for a person who didn't get on the road for 11 months..
I started with a mindset that anywhere I feel uncomfortable, I ll take bus, but fortunately, I didn't need to do.
Initial plan was to continue riding and reach Kodaikanal..
We rode further till Batlagundu and realized further ride to climb Kodaikanal at night is a less safer option, especially with no stop points for food and water refill for long stretches.
Awesome Fleche breakfast, followed by an awareness ralley for farmers and then roaming around - The weekend well spent..
Hope to be on saddle more often

Fleche Details :-
Time - 24 hrs
Ride time - Didn't track
Distance - 377 kms

Remaining 19 kms - other commutes outside the event