The year was 1994. Three friends were burning trails on the beautiful hills that pockmark the city’s landscape on machines the modern rider would probably term sad excuses for mountain bikes. Good bikes were hard to come by in India then and essential parts breaking or losing shape just after a casual trail was the norm. These bikes were barely capable of enduring basic trails, let alone the extreme mountain trails they were exploring. Nonetheless, ardent mountain biking enthusiasts Praveen Prabhakaran, Sameer Dharmadhikiri and Abhijeet Nikhalje made do with what was available.