Race Report | The Impossible Race: Gujarat, India
Date: 2, April 2015 | Source: Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
When one thinks of India, one pictures the overcrowded streets, snake charmers, the mystique and the Taj Mahal. Well, in today's world, mountain biking is picking up pace in this subcontinent. The mighty Himalayas seem to be the first thing to cross the minds of anyone who thinks of Mountain biking in India, followed by the hills of the Western Ghats down south. The Indian subcontinent surprisingly has much more to offer. Having rad mountain biking potential in corners even the riders of the country did not know about.
The Impossible Race 2015
Date: 25, March 2015 | Source: Pinkbike
When one thinks of India, one pictures the overcrowded streets, snake charmers, mystery and of course the mighty Himalayas. The Indian subcontinent has much more to offer. Having rad mountain biking potential in corners even the riders of the country did not know about. One such corner was Polo forest in Gujarat. Set in the West of the country, Polo forest was a part of the ancient Vijaynagar empire which suddenly ceased to exist. Nobody to date knows why the mass populace vanished, leaving behind ruins of majestic temples and fortresses. Since then the forest has been used by fleeing emperors, wanted criminals and has endless eerie stories attached to it. Today it is a beautiful forest surrounded by hills with peaceful village inhabitants, Nomadic "Banjaras" and a few wild animals, until the mountain bikers discovered it and decided to have a gnarly race set in the rugged terrain. Here's how it went down.