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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bicycle memoirs


After a long gap I’m here again today; missed something badly (on which this post is based), and really I was wishing if only I could go back to those good old days, if only I could reverse the time…but now I can only try to hold those memories and write such crazy posts based on them!!

Cutting my long story short, actually I am missing my bicycle, my cute bicycle I rode for years. Now it is not here, it was sold off to kabadi-walla bhaiyya two years back (who gave it as a rakhi gift to his sister) because I did not have time and also, neither the traffic nor my mom allowed me to ride it as freely I used to. And I have also noticed that kids are no longer titillated by a bicycle but yearn for bikes. Boys long for bikes and consider themselves next only to John Abraham and gals prefer stylish scooty. Poor old cycle is out of fashion. Also, there is no cycling space left.

The roads are already congested and rash drivers are a menace. And the cyclists are considered by default to belong to the lower middle or poor class, and are expected to make way for the roaring automobiles. Kids no longer have time and the stamina as well to cycle.

I really miss my old cycle and still remember how I much elated I was the day I got it, how fondly I used to clean it every day and etc etc.

34 comments:

  1. hmmmmmmmm cycles!! I still have it.. and I still drive it... :)
    mast hoti hain cycles..
    usme motor laga do toh aur bhi mast,,
    vrooooooooooooooooooooom! :P

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  2. I wouldnt be surprised if cycles come back into being in vogue..there are many signs of that scenario..

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  3. I have a nice bicycle that I enjoy very much riding.
    Must take it out once the snowstorm we are having is over.
    Hoping for sunshine tomorrow!

    From this post, I know how much you miss your bicycle!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Margie:)

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  4. I still have my childhood bicycle..hercules canon barrel..its alomost 11-12 years old.. its in rideable condition..but tire could burst anytime..I will never sell it..my first love..

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  5. i know what you mean. i miss so many things from my by gone days.

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  6. Boo hoo..I miss my BSA SLR :-(
    You are so right. Kids straight away want bikes nowadays. Those good old bicycles.

    The last time I rode one was when I cycled for 7 miles in San Francisco. Lovely memories. I want to do that again; though I must say I got tired very easily.

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  7. Hey it reminds me of the cycle tour we used to have in our school. Where the whole batch of 125 or so kids drove cycle for 350kms in one week.

    After that, I've hardly driven bicycle.

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  8. Oh even I miss my bicycle...it was fun riding it...except for doodhwalas and newspaperwalas I can't think of anyone riding it now-a-days.

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  9. alle alle
    kya baat hai..jisne cycle nai chalai usne kabhi independent feelin ko nai samjha...

    remeber kaisa laga tha first time cycle chalai thi?? felt free like a bird :D

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  10. hey friend..me too love bicycles yar..in fact, i insisted on my daughter using one and bought it for her last yr when she moved to chennai...my dad was riding bicycle until he was 75...and lost eyesight..if u start a campaign for use of bicycles plz incl my name as a volunteer..:)

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  11. childhood is a memorable experience. We can never forget it. Still I recollect my past experience of bicycle. I travel with it in my town

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  12. hi Abhinav :)

    hehe, yup! boys are crazy about bikes :)

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  13. hii Unsure Ascetic :)

    yups! i also think so, they are going to be back soon that too in style :)

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  14. hii Margie :)

    great yaar! lucky u ! please don't stop riding, cycling an amazing workout :)

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  15. hi sankoobaba

    thats gr8 yaar! never sell it off!

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  16. You are right!Cycles are viewed as-Oh! So LS nowadays! No fair :)

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  17. hii Nitu!

    I know u alwayz catch the right sense :D
    thaanks!

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  18. hii sis!

    heheh yups! boo hoo hoo... I miss my cycle too! mine was an Atlas model.. seven miles! such an amazing experience on smooth roads ! wow! but cycling boosts stamina

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  19. hii Sunil!
    wow yaar, mast hota hoga tour! i wanna take such tours too :)

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  20. hii G3 :)
    haan yaar! right, even they use fancy bikes :P

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  21. hii joie!

    haan yaar, cycling ka mazza ki kuch aur hai! first time to maza aa gaya tha :)

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  22. hii Ramesh!

    yup! u did the right thing, and still now old pple prefer cycling only :)

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  23. hii Ahsan :)

    i too have some fond memories of my cycle :)

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  24. hii Ashley!

    welcome to my blog :)
    yups! cycles are considered LS..

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  25. ooo so true yaar indeed!! from 8th standard until 12th standard i used to ride up and back for 5 kilometeres everyday...and boy that was oosome! ! thanks for flooding memories again..cya arouynd

    HaRy

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  26. hii Hary!

    yups! cycling is always an amazing experience :)

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  27. @ AS
    Definitely we have !something! in common...just came to your blog through HARy's blog and found your wonderful colorful sketches..and Humming Blog.


    Simple loved it..
    Keep the spark Alive..

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  28. Hi,
    This post brought back my childhood memories too. My evening playtime consisted of we gang girls who chased each other in cycles..miss those days!

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  29. hii Rachana :)

    welcome to my blog! thanks a lot! m soo happy u liked my work :)

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  30. hii Vidya :)

    welcome o my blog! yups! cycling is always fun :)

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  31. hi just passing by ya..:)

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