Bicycle and me

Kaustav Ghosh

A short story of my life where I will share my love for bicycle ride. It was 2004, I got a bicycle as a gift from my elder brother Hironmoy Ghosh. It was little big and my feet could not touch the road. But the fact is at that time I did not how to ride a bicycle.

First step was to walk with that bicycle so that I can learn the balance. But the problem was even at that time the roada nearby were narrow and over crowded; even no playground was there. It took one year but I have learned it. Then I used to ride bicycle at dawn and come back to house after cycling for two hours. The teenage, hormones provoke me so I brought a 24 inch bicycle from Kumar & co., a famous cycle store near shyamasree bus stop. It was a gift from my father. Then my adventurous ride was started, I started to race with other bicycle, motorbike and even with the bus.

I still remember those days when my motto was cycling more and walk less. I ride bicycle to every nearby destination within 7 km radious. That includes tution, school, market place, ganges ghat and what not. After my madhyamik exam, I started to feel this dangerous adventour should end and I should start cycling responsibly; for my parents, for me and for other passersby. My first bicycle was-

Photo of 2004

My second bicycle which I still remember is hero jet power series. Time fades away, memory remains.

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