Ticking Off Targets

CYCLING STORIES

Recently I crossed my long pending cycling distance target: Exceeding 50 kilometres in a single ride. It has been lingering on since quite some time and I wanted to tick it off and move on to better things and longer distances. To most people around me I’ve done something impossible, if not something outright lunatic. But for a rare few cycling friends, I’ve started some ‘serious’ cycling. Anyway I’m happy having done that.

One such weekend ride with my little one
One such weekend ride with my little one

Each day on the road is a different experience. You see smiling strangers, frowning faces, some simple people struggling to get going with life: A truck driver who wants to know how bicycle gears work , a tea stall owner who keeps stray animals as pets, a differently-abled man who saves street vendors from police extortion and the wonderful black buck that just refrained from charging at me  – each day on the road is a different day with a different story.

Do you have road stories? Please share.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. sonniq says:

    Great picture. Did you do the entire 50km together? It seems like such a long distance for a child. It is good you have found something you really enjoy. Many people don’t.

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    1. manuchettan says:

      Thank you for the kind words. We did the entire 50 km together. It was a gradual growth starting from 15km…and took several months on the same route. But yes, it was a wonderful experience. 🙂

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      1. sonniq says:

        It is a memory that you and he will always have to share as you age that nothing can take away.

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