Xaxti Christmas Ride 2020

Oh what fun it is to ride...with friends on a Christmas Ride!!!

The Xaxti Riders Christmas Ride 2020 was routed this year through the beautiful villages of Curtorim and Macasana. Seventy five Xaxti Riders  clad in cheery red with enthusiasm to match took off at 7pm sharp for a magical evening fun ride to check out the Christmas lighting! If every turn was a wonderland of lit homes, Christmas  trees, life like Santa Clauses and beautiful cribs on land and water, the riders themselves had dressed up their cycles to match! Green and red sparkling  festoons, lights, glowing wheels ...the works!!! Abhijit Chatterjee and his beautiful family fine tuned it with an exemplary display of creativity fitting a miniature crib to Puspa's handle bar!!!   

Chandor which delighted in its heritage splendour as much as the festive lighting played host to a regrouping before we proceeded to Chandor Monte for refreshments.... A short climb no doubt but a soul satisfying repast! Chaltonbab brought forth two handis of 'Soji' the all goan coconut, jaggery and wheat cooked painstakingly on a wood fire delicacy! Sugar and spice have to tango to make it nice and Johnnybab obliged with crisp egg samosas in a batter perfected by goan cooks! Traditional plum cake and juice rounded up the festive picnic! Lots of banter while posing for pictures and then the descend for the ride back  through Guirdolim village. A re check of the amazing lighting , the floating display on Macasana lake and back to where the evening began! A delightful evening with what is now an extended family. We did miss our regular riders who were not able to join in but it was very nice to meet the spouses and children of some of our fellow riders! Always reassuring to have a safety car and a patrol. Paul Sa with his Gypsy, Blaise , Clare, Pradip and Aileen on motorbikes obliged hugely  and delighted with their presence!! Freddie bab and his friend who came all the way across the Zuari made this occasion complete!!

The year 2020 has been surreal and it is festivals muted as never before which have stood us all in stead with their special magic and flavour. Christmas Ride 2020 has been the perfect finale to the Xaxti Riders Immunity Boosting and Stress Busting rides of 2020 which have not only been about cycling but more importantly about an enduring and supportive bonding between members!! We at Xaxti Riders wish one and all

A Merry Christmas and a Happier, Cycling filled  2021! Viva Xaxti!! Viva Cycling!

6 thoughts on “Xaxti Christmas Ride 2020”

  1. Wonderful event with lots of enthusiasm shown by all participants, well organised event with taste of Goa from Charlton, thanks to Sameer & Binny for doing this event & hope to see many more in near future, Viva XAXTI riders 🔥🔥🔥💪💪💪

  2. A well organised and lovely night ride by the Xaxti Riders Margao “Xaxti Christmas Ride 2020”
    All the riders wearing red and riding decorated bikes with Christmas theme … riding through village roads and wishing people “Merry Christmas” “Complement of the season” got a cheer on peoples face especially during this pandemic times …. Awesome experience…cheers to the organising team and the president for taking pains to meticulously planning the ride…Viva Xaxti… Thank you team Xaxti… Hope to ride with Xaxti family soon.. Cheers..

  3. For most of us it’s the first night ride, and what a day to start , just in the festive mood, the single file riding was looking so lovely, the kids did so well and disciplined while riding, simply the coolest ride.

  4. Yet another beautiful serenading cum fun ride organised by XR President Sameer and the vivacious Binny, topped up with a delicious ‘Soji’ treat, courtesy, Charlton and ofcourse the tasty samosas, cake and juice. Spent some unforgettable moments yesterday, viva XRs🥂✨💞

  5. Sachin and Taniya lotlikar

    It was a fantastic ride, well organized and with even better Goan delicacies for refreshments . Thanks to all the organizers specially Sameer sir.. Hope 2021 brings with it more happiness, immunity booster rides and such events.. …

  6. My Christmas ride to the scenic route of Curtorim, Makazana, Chandor was a bliss…seeing all the decorative houses on the way lit with stars and crib was a treat to the eyes..thanks Xaxti for organising this one for us

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