A week well in advance it was decided that we wanted to go for a long ride. What could be place better than driving in the greens and the woods. Yes, very little greenery and woods is left in the mad-rushing city of Mumbai. One is Sanjay Gandhi National Park and other is Aarey Colony road, with rest of it being in the outskirts of Mumbai. SGNP has been a usual visit, so this time a week well in advance I along with my friend Soumit had decided we will go on to a new route. we had thought of going to the Aarey Colony road this time.
This place is a little far from the place I stay. About 7.5 kms of ride from Borivali and just off the western express highway near Aarey Dairy Farms. Well, to get some thing you have to put in a little efforts, so we were up for it this time. Decided to start at 6.15 am so to start at about 7.00 am in the morning. Well, it took exactly about 40 minutes to reach from home place to the entry point of Aarey colony road. At 7.15 am we were exactly at this place.This is exactly how the entry looks like. The whole stretch is filled with trees on both sides of the roads and thats why the title "greens" and the "woods". This stretch is about another 7-8 kms which takes you to Powai. A nice residential place to be in. We rode all the way till Powai, total stretch is of about 21-22 kms one way. Return was a little hot and humid as the sun was out by the time we returned. My first ride of 40+ kms. Would want to make it a regular habit but hoping to find more time of the crazy schedule. Next target is to do about 100 kms in aday!!