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).

That is me in a little distance!
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˜€

15 thoughts

  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™‚


    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™‚


  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.


    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.


  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!!!


    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˜‰


    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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