Hey everyone, how are you guys doing? In this article, I’m going to share my journey with cycle. I’ll share my story of buying first mountain bike.
I spent a huge portion of my life roaming around with cycle. And the journey started at a very young age. It has been a sweet ride so far.
I’m going to take you guys with a ride with me, where I’ll be sharing everything from start to finish. So without further ado, let’s get started.
First Experience with Cycle
The first experience I had with cycle was when I was very young, basically when I was tiny. My father bought a tricycle for me.
Do you remember small tri-cycles for kids? I had one of those. I used to roam around the entire house with that cycle. As I was small, I was not allowed to go outside. So I stayed inside my compound.
I have a big sister who used to ride her cycle on the campus. The cycle didn’t have any back seat. She used to make me sit in the front on the rod and ride her cycle carrying me.
This was by far one of the best experiences I had in my life. I was small. That’s why it was very easy to ride, carrying me from point A to point B.
My First Cycle
My first cycle was the tri-cycle. But as I got bigger, the tri-cycle wasn’t an option anymore. That’s when I realized my sister is not using her cycle anymore, and that was a sweet opportunity for me to learn how to cycle with that.
But even that cycle was way too big for me that time. I didn’t lose hope. We used to have a big backyard. And in the backyard, there was a grill.
I hopped into the cycle and held the grill so that I didn’t fall down. Every day in the afternoon, I practiced my cycle.
Eventually, I learned, and I was flying in the clouds that day. I still remember shouting with joy and running towards my mom to give her the good news. That her son is finally done learning how to cycle.
My mother was very happy and proud of me that day. Because I took no help and learned all by myself. My balance slowly improved, and I didn’t need to hold the grill anymore.
Buying first mountain bike
I started cycling back in 2003. After using my sisters’ cycle couple of years, I wanted to get my own bike. It was around 2007 or 2008. I don’t remember the exact year.
I had no money, so I convinced my family to buy me one. We didn’t have too many options back then. I bought the mountain bike “Hero Ranger Max.”
At that moment, it was the best mountain bike available in the market. It didn’t have any gears. Just a nice-looking cycle with a back seat, that’s it.
I was so happy when I purchased that mountain bike. After that, I’ve used so many cycles, but the enjoyment of purchasing the first one was uncanny. This is my story of buying first mountain bike.
Cycling seems harmless, but everyone should wear all the protective gear all the time. It takes one accident, and before you know it, you’re in the hospital. So why risk it by riding without any gears.
There are a couple of things that one should carry / wear whenever he’s cycling.
If you want to wear only one thing, then wear a decent helmet. Head injury can become very serious. A good helmet may save your life in case of an accident. You don’t want to spend months recovering from an accident in the hospital, do you? So, use a decent helmet.
While holding the handlebar, it can often pain your wrist. In addition, your hand might get sweaty.
If you fall from the cycle, your hand will automatically try to save you by holding the ground and taking the damage. That’s why it’s very important to wear good gloves to protect your hands.
If it’s winter, then you can keep your hands warm as well.
Elbow pad/knee pad
If you want, you can wear elbow and knee pads. While it’s not compulsory, it will definitely give you some support and extra protection.
My school was quite far from my house. Previously I used to take the bus to commute. But after a while, I started commuting with my cycle. We had a cycle parking facility in my school. So it was very convenient for me.
Unlike my school, my college was quite near to my house. How close, you ask? It was so close that I could walk and reach my college within 15 minutes. Despite that, I used to take my cycle every once in a while. My college had a good cycle parking facility as well.
I studied Engineering. After I got into my university, I didn’t use a cycle for the first couple of months. Instead, I used to take the bus or Uber.
But it was getting impossible for me to reach my university within time.
Suppose I have a class at 8 am. I used to reach my university at 8:30, or 9 am because of heavy traffic jams. That means I couldn’t catch my first class.
After missing a couple of classes in the morning, I figured I had to do something. I can’t keep missing classes like this.
Then I decided that I would commute using my cycle. In the summer, it used to get hard cycling. I’m not going to lie. But I used to carry extra clothes in my bag pack. If my clothes got too sweaty, I used to change them, and I was fresh in no time.
Also, as it was an engineering university, I had to go to many places to buy project materials. So I used my cycle on those occasions as well. It served me well those 4 years.
That was my story with cycling. From buying first mountain bike to this day, this journey has been a blessing.
That was just the tip of the iceberg, not the entire thing. If I start telling everything, this post will never be over. So let me know your experience and special moments with the cycle. I’ll be happy to hear from you.
Btw, I also know how to ride scooter, check that post also if you want.
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