Travelsonabike2 India Monday 10th-October-2016

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in India on Monday, 10th-October-2016. Malsne to Dhule. 64 miles. The view from my hotel room last night looked out over some agricultural land which was being farmed by a local teacher. He was using an ox and cart, so I took some pictures of him and was sort of talking to him along with the manager. Who wouldn’t leave my side in a friendly way, though. Anyway, when I went down to the restaurant, the farmer only came in and gave me some ground nuts, or as we call them, monkey nuts.

Roadside shrine
A shrine along the roadside

I tried to get away nice and early this morning, but the very friendly and nice manager just wouldn’t let me go. He just wanted to talk to me and kept plying me with coffee. Not that I understood too much, as his English wasn’t great, but still, it was better than my Hindi!

I eventually got away from the hotel and had a nice flat ride for a while. I was feeling a lot better today, and it wasn’t such hard work as it has been. But then it was a lot flatter!

Having the internet tonight means that I can see where I’ve been these past two days! Although obviously, I know where I am, just not in any detail!

The Satmala hills
The Satmala hills
Where Have I Been?

I’ve been in the Satmala hills, which is probably another reason why it was a bit hard going. When I came up that big climb on Saturday, that was the Ghat and or hill to get up. And today, fairly early on, I came down the Ghat!

Anyway, four hours into my ride today, a car pulls up in front of me with an arm hanging out, gesturing me to pull up alongside! It was only the blooming manager from the hotel! He was also on his way to Dhule, where I was heading! I think I’m being stalked!

I almost had an accident today. A goat ran out in front of me. Luckily we never made contact, and the goat scampered away whilst I continued on my bike, a little shaken but fine!!

The page title image is of a market just for onions. I’ve been smelling them as I’ve been going along.

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6 Replies to “Travelsonabike2 India Monday 10th-October-2016”

  1. Garry m from Dhule and would like to say the human nature of dat manager u captured in ur blog is awesome! Preetesh Sharma!

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