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  1. ourlittleredhouseblog
    November 20, 2017 @ 3:31 am

    Good for you, you look healthy and happy and that’s what counts. Love the photos.

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  2. Marina Aagaard
    October 18, 2017 @ 8:28 pm

    Great article. Wonderful photos. Very motivation ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thank you for sharing.

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      October 24, 2017 @ 11:47 am

      Thank you Very much, This means a lot to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. tintotinta311
    October 11, 2017 @ 8:58 pm

    Congrats on pedaling your way back into health. Love the “this is my gym” photo!

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      October 24, 2017 @ 11:47 am

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Lea
    September 19, 2017 @ 11:16 am

    Enjoyed your “getting healthy” blog! It motivates me. Thank you!

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  5. capitolajewels
    September 15, 2017 @ 10:59 pm

    I have been doing spin (at the gym- nothing as cool as what you’re doing) and I love the workout. Keep it up!

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  6. blainenp
    September 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am

    Hey cool post!

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  7. Habiba
    September 6, 2017 @ 11:46 am

    Thank you for making a motivating post. I have also started cycling just a few days ago and am working on my stamina regularly. I love cycling and am always happy to ride no matter it is solo or with a group. Although I do face some societal difficulties on my way when I pedal solo, but I just try to focus on cycling and the joy that it gives me.
    As you mentioned that you have also been a part of the ride that went up to 100 km, which is a lot! Please tell me how long did it take for you to meet this level of stamina once you started as a beginner and also share about how fast did you start to shape up your body with cycling. It is clear in your photos that you lost weight and got into real nice shape. Photos are amazing by the way!
    Keep it up and stay well!

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      September 6, 2017 @ 5:25 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by , it really means a lot .
      Nothing comes easy in this World.
      Be it the things You love or You don’t.
      It was a difficult task for me as well.
      But what kept me going was the result that I was determined to see in myself.
      I totally agree the society where we live is a little challenging for women to ride solo but am so glad that you have already made your mind to overcome all of that.
      The society might judge you, discourage you, put you down but who else knows You better than you know Yourself ….?
      Carry on with what you have started and you will be amazed to see what you were capable of…,.
      Keep Cycling and keep shining…

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      • Habiba
        September 6, 2017 @ 11:15 pm

        Thanks a lot for motivation and support. I am confident that I will not let the society dominate my lifelines but i myself will keep track of what I wish or intend to do. I agree with you about seeing the result in yourself is the continuous result that keeps you going further.
        Please share, Only if you dont mind, that how long did it take for you to shed kilos once you started cycling.
        Best!

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  8. Paige
    September 3, 2017 @ 10:03 pm

    This was an awesome post! I have been wanting to get into cycling for a while now. It is so intimidating to start though!

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      September 6, 2017 @ 5:27 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by, it is always like that in the beginning but once your start, you will start loving it. Take my word for it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. thedriftingsatellite
    September 3, 2017 @ 9:52 am

    I bought a bike a few years back and started riding around my home which is in a relatively green and traffic-free part of Bangalore. But as the years go by, I’ve noticed that I always keep looking for excuses like rain, work, sleep etc etc. Your post is quite inspirational. I really hope to get back to cycling .. Soon .. ๐Ÿ˜Š !

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      September 6, 2017 @ 5:38 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by, I agree with you, its always like that in the beginning, try to increase the miles covered over time and try to break your own record. Try using the Strava app, it is like facebook for athletes, you can connect with cyclist around your area and follow them – This provides some amount of motivation over time.

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  10. gilesmeetsworld
    August 31, 2017 @ 12:02 am

    This is great! I’ve been wanting to get back into cycling for a while and your stories really inspiring

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  11. grasbie
    August 30, 2017 @ 2:46 am

    A great story and one that I can relate to. My partner has travelled a similar journey as you with regards to lifestyle, weight and exercise. He is now addicted to cycling, and like you, sees the road as his gym. When planning future travel, we now look for any opportunity where we can incorporate bike riding into how we see the place!

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  12. 43bluedoors
    August 28, 2017 @ 6:16 am

    Very cool! Cycling is great exercise but also one of my favorite ways to explore.

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 29, 2017 @ 4:51 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ , I agree with you, I always felt it is one of the best exercises and provides a sense of freedom.

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  13. DebFarris
    August 26, 2017 @ 6:53 pm

    Inspiring! Thanks for connecting! I โค๏ธ my bike!

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 27, 2017 @ 3:50 pm

      Thank you very much for going through my article, it meant a lot to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • DebFarris
        August 27, 2017 @ 6:32 pm

        What a wonderful journey. ๐Ÿ‘

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  14. AG
    August 26, 2017 @ 7:04 am

    Cycling does change a person. Maybe try cross country someday? Haha

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  15. Mivan
    August 22, 2017 @ 2:08 am

    I agree Dev, I weighed in at 99kg (220lbs) and now I am at 82kg (181lbs). When I get to Hessarghatta I am riding with you:) I have rode across Finland, so flying to India to ride is always an option.
    Keep riding!

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  16. the dragonfly
    August 22, 2017 @ 1:54 am

    Great post – I’m the same about cycling alone. You’ve inspired me ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 22, 2017 @ 6:08 pm

      Thank you very much, I can’t agree more ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Ravi
    August 22, 2017 @ 1:36 am

    Dev, well written and truly inspiring mate. So inspiring that I feel you just got me addicted to biking like you did with so many other things-you know what I mean ๐Ÿ™‚ cheers

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 22, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

      Thank you Sisya, I know what I have inspired you to do and to which you got addicted, I very much remember it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Aroks.P
    August 21, 2017 @ 11:47 pm

    Great achievement Dev – Aroks.P

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 22, 2017 @ 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much Aroks for going through my blog post and for you kind appreciation ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. galby68
    August 21, 2017 @ 7:49 pm

    Nice read…I truly enjoyed your enthusiasm. Especially, having just returned from vacation where I did a lot of cycling and found myself thinking, “Why don’t I do this more at home?!!?”

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 22, 2017 @ 6:12 pm

      Thank you very much for going through the article and for your kind appreciation. Yeah, you said it rightly ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Dhanya
    August 21, 2017 @ 12:17 pm

    Hey Dev.. Knowing u, I would say u have done a fab job doing right things to stay fit..Health is one of the real wealth one should have..I loved the tips section most. It will help the beginners

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 21, 2017 @ 4:37 pm

      Thank you very much Dhanya for going through my post and for your kind appreciation.

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  21. VR
    August 20, 2017 @ 10:40 am

    Great post! Cycling is awesome just that I am so horrible cycling up a hill! My poor hubby has to always wait for me to catch up ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree it’s a great way to get fit, very enjoyable when biking through beautiful scenery.

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 21, 2017 @ 4:42 pm

      Thank you so much for going through my post, yeah I can understand that uphill is quite a task and it’s not only for you but for most. Thank you once again

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  22. Bellewether
    August 19, 2017 @ 5:02 pm

    Great to read this very inspirational piece! Glad you’ve found something that works so well for you.

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 21, 2017 @ 4:44 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind appreciation ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. dennisthecyclist
    August 19, 2017 @ 11:58 am

    hi! this is a great story, I really like your cycle advices at the end of the post…so true

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 21, 2017 @ 4:45 pm

      Thank you very much, you appreciation meant a lot to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. Bobby Bm
    August 19, 2017 @ 11:20 am

    Awesome to see you transform from flab to fantabulous… You have improved on your endurance and you have been a motivational factor for many aspiring cyclists like me ๐Ÿ™‚ … Great to read your posts and I am glad I am part of it… Happy riding… More miles to come… More stories to be told… Ride on !!!

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  25. Rebecca Lepcha
    August 19, 2017 @ 1:38 am

    This definitely sounds so motivating esp when I have started to put on but sadly I dont know how to ride however I shall definitely takes one thing at a time and try n see what I can do to lose that extra pounds.
    By the way am just amazed by the pics you have taken. Keep on motivating People…
    Keep shining โœŒ๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 21, 2017 @ 4:48 pm

      Hey Becca, Thank you so much for going through my article. As mentioned, you should take one at a time and you would definitely achieve it. Thank you once again for your sincere appreciation.

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  26. Veronika Prielozna
    August 19, 2017 @ 12:45 am

    Great! My cycling is on the back seat of private taxi, to be honest…especially in India….keep cycling and moving ahead, great!

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 21, 2017 @ 4:51 pm

      Thank you very much for reading my post. It really meant a lot, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. Virginia
    August 19, 2017 @ 12:29 am

    I also ๐Ÿ’œcycling with my purple bike! We have an amazing bike trail that goes thru woods & over cedar bridges from our town 30+ miles to Richmond,VA. Yesterday12 deer leapt across a wooded path in front of my bike (including 2 darling little ones!) I also saw bluebirds & a pilated woodpecker. Like you, for me cycling is a special time with nature (& shapeshifting kilos away.) Thanx for this inspiring post! ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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    • Devaiah Mallangada
      August 21, 2017 @ 5:09 pm

      Thank you very much for reading my article, it meant a lot. I can imagine your bike trail, actually I felt it when you mentioned 12 deer leaping across, it would have been one kind of ride and expereince. Thank you once again for sharing your experience ๐Ÿ™‚

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