Go Girls Go 100/50 2021
The All Women Ride by Xaxti Riders & the Verna Industries Association!
An amazing scene at the Ravindra Bhavan Start Line….. of all cycles ‘wo’ manned. And a woman of stature to flag off this unique ride…Dr.Ira Almeida , Director , Directorate of Health, Govt.of Goa and the lady at the forefront of the war against Covid 19 in Salcete. A perfect lead up by XR Allan Abreu right up to the timely flag off!
A ride exclusively for women and girls supported by the Directorate of Health Services , Govt. Of Goa with an apt program ‘ Women’s Fitness & Empowerment ‘! An event which also had the Cycling Association of Goa and the Goa Olympic Association on board.
A Sunday morning which turned many a head along the route with 110 women attempting this ride
A warm camaraderie between the women riders complimented by an equal supportive ‘ Xaxti style’ camaraderie from the male cyclists was the highlight of today’s ride.
The first pit stop at Chicalim hosted by the Vasco Cycling Club was just the start…and what a start it was!! Marigold garlands rejuvenated us and water sprays refreshed , neatly sliced fruit for the health conscious, donuts for the sweet relishers and cheer unequalled. Thank you Vasco Cycling Club!!! You made us feel winners at 30kms into the ride!
A smooth ride onwards with luckily weaker headwinds on the airport road and down the Queeny slope. XR Oliver ‘s Water Point at Betalbatim rocked with some more water sprays, hot samosas and coffee.
A hot day on the coastal route but enough tree cover yet XR Johnny ‘s Water Point was a welcome sight ! The much appreciated water spray!! XR Johnny ‘s laden table of samosas ,cake and Bananas with some delicious ham sandwiches made by XR Vishal was the much need pep needed at 75km!.
Special Finish Line moments of pedaling up through the massive Red Bull gateway gave a ‘red carpet’ feeling! A huge welcome to all the happy ladies on saddle ! Fresh sugarcane juice and chilled Red Bull to celebrate, chilled towels to freshen up and snacks to replenish the calorie loss! The group photo with the massive Red Bull gateway to wind up the event that was!
A huge mobile support by the Xaxti men all along the routes at a different level with the Xaxti Racing boys curbing their regular speeds and providing escort on several stretches along the route.
Sam handing out Enerzal at Cavelossim turn off, XRs Alwyn with Vanita and Gabriel covering the 50km route , XR Abhijeet seemed to be everywhere with his hydration packed vehicle, XR Frisco on his Bullet bike cheering us in the final lap , Techman Sarva with young Deepak literally following us….it was a ride to remember. Quiet support from XR Blaise with his sweeper vehicle , the Aster Hospital Ambulance provided by Dr.Sujoy, XR and VIA President XR Pradip as the Go – to Emergency Contact made it complete.
Mohanish Tilve of Anandghan, photographers Terence Moniz and Joyel Fernandes, the men behind the lens who file every Xaxti event in a special way! Thank you !
Ravindra Bhavan, Margao ….our gracious venue partner from our very first event! Giving a very special energy at the Start Line and a huge welcome at the Finish Line ! Thank you for hosting our events at no charge!
The coveted medal around the neck is always a feeling of accomplishment for all finishers! For the few women who had to call it off before the Finish Point, your sheer guts for being there at the Start Line of a Century/ Half Century Ride and the determination to complete it next time is what this is all about !
It is what makes us, Xaxti Riders encourage more women to get on the saddle and onwards to a fit body, Mind and Soul!! Viva XaxtiViva Cycling