24th July Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Drive from Delhi to Shimla
So, the plan was to update the blog real time during the cycling trip. Since that didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t happen, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to start the account pretty much from Delhi.
Delhi to Shimla Ã¢â‚¬â€œ by car with 3 cycles tied to the roof, and one paranoid guy in the car wondering whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to happen to his beloved bike. The drive itself was quite uneventful, but the gem came when we reached Shimla.
So we booked a fancy hotel on the way to Shimla and when we reached there, we checked out the rooms, the view etc and then asked for a discount. The person at the reception refused to give us a discount, so we just left at a whim. Not that there was anything wrong with the rooms or anything, we just left at a whim. So the real deal is, we book a fancy hotel, go there, take a piss, and leave to find another place.
The good thing being, the new place we found had unsecure wi-fi internet access (which didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t belong to these guys, but a neighboring hotel). Simple rooms, and a great view in the morning.
obviously, the first thing we did after getting to the htoel and unloading the bikes was to take a ride around the place and get really excited about the coming few days. WOW… cycling the Indian Himalayas.