Once I got the bicycle I slowly started with a 13 km ride and reached 51 km ride to Kovalam & back. That was sort of an achievement to me - a novice to cycling with no prior interest or experience in cycling except for a three year three km per day ride to school in my childhood.
Having done my 51km ride I decide to embark on my next step of progress, a two day cycling trip to Mahabalipuram.
Prior to starting I booked a budget hotel, packed a set of shorts, T-shirt and toiletries - nothing more because my bicycle has no luggage rack and I have to keep to the minimum.
On the planned day got up at 5am and was ready to leave at around 5.45 am. It's rainy season. After a two hour ride via, Mambakkam reached Kelambakkam. It started raining heavily and I took shelter in a bus stop. After waiting for half an hour the rains slowed down.
I had booked a room at Vasundhara Guest House a budget hotel in the Othavadai street. Being a rainy season and weekday there were no other guests in the hotel. So it was peaceful.
Overall I reached back without any problem and the ride was smooth. The satisfaction doing what looked like something impossible filled my heart.