Since I had only 33 km ride, took my time to pack up and leave Holenarasipur. The roomboy bought me dinner and morning tea to my room. There was hot water bought in bucket and I could take hot water bath after many days. It was good but since I was going to old friend Murthy’s house in Hassan, this is something I could have had there also. I spent 10 Ah for the trip which is understandable considering Hassan is at higher altitude than Holenarasipura.
There was considerable climbing involved and in one downhill ride near Ramasamudra, I could reach 49 kmph which was thrilling at the same time it must be one of the highest speed recorded so far.
It was nice to see family members who came to Hassan to meet me. So wet and dirty clothes were replaced with clean clothes. They also could make sure I am healthy enough to continue after a week on the roads.
I am happy that I could oil my chains here and fix ribbons to my flagpost. Thanks to Murthy & family who helped with this and for their hospitality. I hope this will increase visibility to other road users.
I am still considering the road options to continue. I will generally go north and less attention paid on the name of towns on the way. While in US for cycle tour, I took even numbered roads taking care of the directions. Over there even numbers have east west direction whereas north south means odd numbered roads. Similarly I will choose the roads depending on various factors, especially inputs on road condition.
I am spending more time on travel and not interacting much with the people. Sometimes I feel it is not worth it looking @ the questions people have on trike or electric mobility. No intelligent discussion possible with people who ask petrol, diesel, battery or remote. When they put their valuation @ 15000 Rupees, I nod in agreement.
The pamphlet has really helped as I hoped. I can give it to people and keep moving. People really interested do not mind paying its cost price. Moreover I give it to people who provide electricity.