ESCAPE VELOCITY: The Definitive Desi Guide to Cycling
This is a handbook for the basic questions one might have about cycling and is divided into three sections:
Before Buying Your Bike.
Before Your First Ride.
Becoming A Seasoned Rider.
For Indian adults, the bicycle often brings great memories of childhood, and our first sense of freedom. Memories of cycling take us to simpler times. Other pursuits often force us to shift our focus away from sports and movement. Typically, we decide to get back in the saddle in order to lose weight, get fit or start a fresh journey in sport.
Sadly, as with most childhood friends with whom we have lost touch, relating to bicycles as an adult can be an awkward challenge. Obstacles to developing a new relationship with bikes as an adult can include changes in our own bodies and mental blocks. This book will address these and take you a step closer to incorporating cycling in your life.
Gokul Krishna is an entrepreneur who started “The Bike Affair”, a bicycle shop that enables every “rider to have fun on a bicycle” in Hyderabad, India. He currently dreams of making Hyderabad and India a powerhouse of cycling champions.
Raman Garimella is an engineer, cyclist, and a sports scientist, in that order. His best result at the Road Cycling National Championship was 12th. Raman currently works in Belgium as a PhD researcher in sports science – specifically cycling aerodynamics.