Ok. Although the presentation stated that its about surviving a bicycle commute in Bangalore, that was just to pique your interest. I would like to change it to “How to Enjoy a bicycle commute in Bangalore” My Name is Rohan and I am representing a community of over 600 bikers in the city many of which regularly commute by bicycle.
I want you to commute cause I want a better Bangalore for myself. I want to be able to peacefully ride in the city without all you guys sitting all by yourself in your air conditioned cars whizzing past me spewing out pollution.
average child has a shorter life expectancy than his parents inactivity and obesity are compromising out health global warming is threatening our future congestion is eroding our patience and mobility
The bicycle is extraordinarily efficient in both biological and mechanical terms. It is the most efficient self-powered means of transportation in terms of energy
Save Time - For most city commutes, a bicycle gets you there faster: door to door.Save Your Body - Riding to work helps you get fitter as you go about your daily business. Cycling therefore tends to be a more sustainable route to staying trim than, say, making time to visit the gym.Save Your Brain - The endorphin-enducing ride to work makes you more alert. The ride home helps you wind down.Save the PlanetSave Money - Compared with using public transport or running a car, biking is very cheap. Poll states they save atleast Rs 2000 per month
these are again numbers drawn up by asking the biking community. We have a few real numbers out there of folks who regularly commute on a bicycle. And its astounding that in most cases folks seem to be moving faster on their bicycles . For most city commutes, a bicycle gets you there faster: door to door.
Safety on the bicycle is a common question. And the best part is most folks who commute on the bicycle think its safe whereas all the rest think its not ! We recently asked the biking community how safe they felt on their bicycles while commuting. A majority of which were neutral. (The really safe is me :D ) Im sure if you put out a similar survey for motorists the numbers saying that their commute is unsafe is going to be higher than this. The Jist - bicycling is safe. So lets get that excuse out.
Einstein apparently thought about his famous equation E=mc(2) when he was on a bicycle The wright brothers used to own a bicycle shop and that knowledge played a major role in the first airplane Bush - well. Bush rides a bike :)
The sizing is comparable to sizing of mountain bikes, which means they'll run a couple inches smaller than the road bike you'd probably ride.
To find the right seat height position you need to sit on your bike with your feet on the pedals. Position one pedal at the very bottom of it's stroke. Your seat height should be adjusted so that in this position your knee is bent at around a 25 to 30 degree angle. It's that simple.
Byke Workshop with BBC v2
<ul>Byke Workshop with the Bangalore Byking Community </ul>
<ul>How Much??? </ul>Please switch off your mobiles or silence them and think about how much you spend on them.
<ul>Why the presentation? </ul>30 % of kids have respiratory issues!
<ul>With great powers comes... </ul><ul><ul><li>Global Warming and Climate Change
in chests! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We live in interesting times with great technology and... </li></ul></ul>The picture of the polar bear is not doctored!
<ul>Flabulous or Fabulous? </ul>Weight-loss programmes? Honey, do I look fat? Love handles? Old Clothes ? Foodie? Age?
<ul>Yogesh... </ul>March 1998: Weigh 85-90 Kilos Chain Smoker(A pack of 20 Marlboros on some days) Dec 31st 1998 : Went cold turkey Stopped smoking – put on weight. Switch form cigarette to sour cream Feb 2003: Weight 101KGs. Wife gets me into a crazy fitness routine/severe diet (only iceberg lettuce, tofu & dal) Jun 2003 : Weight 74kgs Jul/Aug 2008: Move to Bangalore. Fitness schedule gets thrown out of whack. Put on kgs - move up 82kgs Have discovered RFL and BBC since then....life feels normal again :-) It's been eleven years since I quit smoking . I feel like I have tons of stamina now!
Sriram <ul>And the award goes to... </ul>From 106 Kilos as a teenager to an athlete at 78 Kilos training for Endurance Sports!
<ul>It's not my problem! </ul>Imagine an ambulance amidst this with you and your loved ones. On an average a Bangalorean loses an hour in traffic each day! Check this presentation
Transport Mode share Bangalore While 5600 BMTC buses transport about 40 lakh people daily, 20 lakh cars carry about 25 lakh people! <ul>Lies, damned lies and statistics! </ul>So much for Car Pooling ...
<ul>Need we say more? </ul>Mass Trasnport Solution
<ul>Reality Bytes! </ul>Watch the Story of Stuff And now - The Story of Carbon Credits! Ever wondered if/what/how we city dwellers contribute to the farmer suicides ?
<ul>A simple thing that you could do! </ul>Something as simple and powerful as the pigeon hole principle Paper Towels Save/Plant Trees! Bottled Water? No to meat Paper/Plastic Cups Go Vegetarian Electricity Zero Waste Mgmt
Save Money </li></ul></ul><ul>5 Good Reasons </ul>“ Each morning I wake up torn between the desire to change the world and to enjoy it.” One can always enjoy it a little responsiby - Be an agent of Global Cooling! :)
An article on how some techies saved $3000 in a year Switching to byking! <ul>Saving the 'Buck' (Pun intended) </ul><ul><ul><li>Your average expense on:
4 km in 15 mins ( Siva ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average: 22kms/hr (any other mode?) </li></ul></ul><ul>The Fast and NOT so Furious! :) </ul>( however fictitious the numbers may look, they are all accurate ) Look at the extensive study here done by Manoj. Another article here .
<ul><ul><li>Cycle Reacts faster to your reflexes.
Source:MoU </li></ul></ul></ul><ul>How Safe? </ul>A detailed article – Is Cycling Safe on Indian Roads?
<ul>Be an organ donor, but not yet! </ul>Not everybody gets a second chance... Wear a helmet! <ul><ul><li>Do’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helmet - protect the peanut head – adds to visibility! :)
Lights - To make yourself more visible in the dark
Fit - I am not fit enuf; let me get fit first!
The saddle is too tiny and my ... hurts! </li></ul></ul><ul>Issues? </ul>
<ul>Real Issues? </ul><ul><li>Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of respect on the road </li></ul><ul><li>Social mindset towards a person on a bicycle </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of knowledge of what a good bicycle means
No cycle lanes – who needs them anyway? </li></ul>See some of the activities of RAC-F in this area
<ul>Some Famous Bykers </ul><ul><li>The CEO of Philips
Kona Dew 24K </li></ul></ul><ul>You can find prices of some of the other bikes here . </ul><ul>Mera wala byke </ul>
<ul>What is the right size for me? </ul><ul>Your Height </ul>(foot, inches) <ul>Your Inseam Length (inches) </ul><ul>Bike Frame Size (inches) </ul><ul>Bike Frame Size </ul><ul>4'11" - 5'3" </ul><ul>25” - 27” </ul><ul>13” - 15” </ul><ul>S </ul><ul>5'3" - 5'7" </ul><ul>27" - 29" </ul><ul>15” - 17” </ul><ul>S / M </ul><ul>5'7" - 5'11" </ul><ul>29" - 31" </ul><ul>17” - 19” </ul><ul>M / L </ul><ul>5'11" - 6'2" </ul><ul>31" - 33" </ul><ul>19” - 21” </ul><ul>L </ul><ul>6'2" - 6'4" </ul><ul>33" - 35" </ul><ul>21” - 23” </ul><ul>XL </ul>Find the frame size you need using this frame size calculator . A more detailed sizing table is available here.
<ul>And the saddle height? </ul>You’ll be most efficient if your seat is the right height and your knees and balls of your feet are in line. Your knee is bent at around a 25 to 30 degree angle. Too low. It will make it harder to pedal. If you want to travel a long distance, it will soon become tiring. Too high. Your knee is locked. For step-by-step instructions, visit this site .
<ul>Byke Workshops </ul>Be an agent of change - Spread the Byke Flu - contagious just like a Smile ! :)
<ul>Byke Maintenance Workshops </ul>Byke Clinics to deal with the Byke Flu! :) << THEN BOTS , Decathlon Stores, etc. Doing workshops on basic maintenance - BMWs NOW >>
<ul>BOTS University </ul>Visit there happening blog !
<ul>BSA Tour oF Nilgiris </ul>“ The 900km+ bicycle ride called the Tour oF Nilgiris (TFN) is the longest organised bicycle ride in the country with the highest participation. A quick introduction to the TFN can be found in Wikipedia . Also, visit the site - www.tourofnilgiris.com
<ul><li>A very enthusiastic group of cyclists who are keen to promote cycling by conducting weekend Cycling Trails.
They also offer customized cycling tours and corporate group Trails.
Organized Trails to exotic locations like Chikamagalur, Coorg and Waynad so far and more to come.
There is more ! </li></ul><ul>Tandem Trails </ul>http://www.cyclingandmore.com/about.html http://www.cyclingandmore.com/about.html
<ul><li>http://bangalorebikersclub.com/ - a cool group to join
http://bicyclesafe.com/ - learn about bike safety
http://www.bikeszone.com/forum/ - a forum to discuss bikes