I have a habit. Every morning I wake up and start thinking of skipping anything that I have to do that morning. This goes for my college, mainly. Every morning I wake up and start thinking, ‘well, I think I would skip today!’ I’m glad that I don’t always listen to myself. That way I end up going to college 90% of the time. Interesting thing is, every midday on my way back to home, I think to myself, ‘well, good that I didn’t skip today!’ Interesting, huh?

This happened today, too. Saturdays mark the Beginner’s Lesson by BDCyclists volunteers. The lesson starts at 6.30 am. I left my bad at 5 am so that I don’t miss it anyhow. But I figured that I was actually thinking of not going to the lesson today. I wasn’t feeling sick. I didn’t have any other thing to do. I was completely at leisure. Plus, I take lesson seriously because I do want to learn cycling. But, as my habit goes, I started planning to skip.

Thankfully, I made it outside my home. I knew that once I’m out of my home, I’ll be okay and willing to go there. ๐Ÿ˜› So, I got dressed for the lesson and got out. I took a bus from the bus-stand and it took about 30 minute for that ‘direct-route’ bus to ignite! Somehow I arrived on the venue sharp an hour late! And then the practice began.

I can’t literally say how I did. But in the end, I did feel like my cycling skill was going to the next level. I can’t steer properly. I can’t steer willingly. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I am able to somehow keep my balance and stay on the bike. I think that’s something I achieved today.

At the end of the lesson, I was gifted a chocolate by Ripa Apu, one of the teachers, for my improved performance. Right before that, on the few of my last ‘cycling’, I did feel like I actually rode a bicycle. I’m not there yet, but I can see the destination (which was invisible on my first day in learning).

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That is me in a little distance!
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I'm cycling in a cricket practice net. ๐Ÿ˜›

I wish I could purchase a bicycle right now! I won’t go out with it on highways until I’m 100% skilled and confident to do so. Still I would be able to continue practicing and deliver a better performance on next Saturday’s lesson if I had a bike at home. I wish there was a way to purchase the bike on installment. ๐Ÿ˜› Since there isn’t, I’ll just have to wait until I can manage the money.

The streets of Dhaka, I’m coming! ๐Ÿ˜€

Written by A. I. Sajib

I love writing about technology, life, and everything between. I love photographing people. I'm a Happiness Engineer at Automattic/WordPress.com. The best way to get to know more about me is through my blog at http://ais.blog

15 comments

  1. If you are a city dweller I would recommend a folding bike, yes, they cost more, but if you take it with you it won’t get stolen and can be stored under a desk or in a cupboard (unlike a conventional bike), plus you can take it on mixed mode transport days out e.g. train + bike => long distance exploring days out ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I might someday get a folding bike, but not just yet. I’m having a hard time managing money for a least good bike. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But thanks for the tip. I’ll definitely keep that in mind. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Good luck learning to ride Sajib. I know you can do it. And maybe you should stop thinking about skipping things – after all if you had skipped your bike lesson you wouldn’t have learned to ride.

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    1. I’ve been looking for a way to stop thinking to skip things. I haven’t been successful yet. Now that winter is here, it’s even harder to leave bed in the morning.

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  3. i guess it is ok if end up at school 4 90% time plus even i feel the same sometimes once i am at work i forget sleep!!!
    as of small things i guess we are really happy and at peace with our own selves due to them!!!
    people with big things have no essence of life!!!

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    1. You are at work and you forget sleep!
      That’s being dedicated to work.
      And I’m often at sleep and I forget college. ๐Ÿ˜›
      What’s that called? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Well, Iโ€™ve got the money but I canโ€™t buy it yet because the store is at Bangshal and my home is at Mirpur. How will I bring the bike to Mirpur? I canโ€™t ride it in the highways yet so Iโ€™m still not sure how the cycle will be brought to home. Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m not yet purchasing the cycle.

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