Anchetty, a signature ride of Bangalore Randonneurs was created by IISc Randonneurs as a 200KM brevet in 2013. That is when I fell in love with the place.
“Oh Anchetty, thou art a beauty.
Oh Anchetty, thy place is serenity.”
In these difficult times, when the migrant labour force are forcibly evicted from the cities to their hometown due to the lockdown, I hope this is what they feel as they back to their home in small towns.
Today I went to register and collect the jersey/brevet card for LEL. Whilst riding though the open countryside, It was lovely and I had to stop and write the seeds of this poem below. Written at Harlow, UK. Airplanes draw lines in the sky Wooing the gentle cottony clouds Whilst the sun gently basks behind And the blue sky plays Cupid The lines curve to form the heart ”Tis the season of Summer Warmth and…
Oh, I loved riding the cycle in the English countryside on the second day after landing in UK. Written in Harlow, UK. Eyes flitting Between cue sheet and road Scenery quickly twitting On both sides, very broad Only befitting For the cyclist, rhythm flowed Chilly winds blow Sunlight, a mild glow Horses majestically tip-toe Life in the countryside slow Oh the joy of cycling In the English countryside.
The quiet slow ride on Day 3, enjoying the wonderful French country side. Expansive fields between picturesque villages, lovely houses, families sitting on their manicured lawn eating a leisurely breakfast. The sun gently warms up the fields, slowing down time, relaxing you completely, the legs gracefully circling to move the cycle gently on the smooth French roads. Fantastic Armin van Burren music fills the ears, and the loud humming spreads the happiness to the countryside….