Dangerous Ride 2: The Century That Wasn’t

There is a ladybird in the corner of my rear-view mirror. I didn’t think for a moment that you can’t see reflections of flying objects in the mirror, let alone ladybirds. How wonderful it would be if I could see reflection of birds and insects in the mirror, I can’t keep thinking, until I saw the ladybird grow and manifest itself as an SUV. I heard the horn blaring and I stretched my hand to indicate that I am turning right. After the turn, I noticed that the sky is slowly turning to yellow, and then to golden brown. My pace had slowed down.

Anatomy of a Dangerous Ride

CYCLING STORIES Fast, yes, real fast… for the first time, I felt my heartbeats are louder than anything else I hear. The real problem with feeling danger while on the saddle is that you can’t just close your eyes, and let it pass. This year, I made a resolution to ride deeper into the city,…

Making it to 75, Riding the Heat Wave

CYCLING STORIES Yes, I’m formally announcing the achievement of this year’s target – 75km in a single day. Thank you all for the consistent support and motivation. I’m learning and believe that I have many more miles to go before I put my leg down. Recently I made slight changes to the riding plan as…

Vouching for the 75

CYCLING STORIES It is a popular belief that when you write down your objectives or speak about your goals and aims with people, you’re more likely to achieve them. Speaking up about objectives binds you closer to goals, they say. Not a bad idea. So here I’d like to disclose my cycling objective of this…

How Having a Rival Helps You

CYCLING STORIES That was a near shave: An oversized man  just overtook me. No bells rang, no excuse-me shouts heard. He just rushed past me a few centimetres away. He didn’t even bother to keep the minimum logical distance while overtaking a moving object. I applied my brakes and kept my cool. What I couldn’t…