Despite the concerns of my family about the risks involved in cycling on the streets, I managed to get a bicycle under my possession. Taking the decision wasn’t too hard as an acquaintance of mine said his story of getting a bicycle.
After I bought my first bicycle, my family got mad at me and started shouting at me all day long. Not long after that, I bought a motor bike and all my family’s concerns readily shifted to it. While they were at it, I managed to get a beautiful girl and got married to her. As you can guess, family members forgot the bike and started shouting about the marriage….
I hope you guys do not need to be told what the moral of this story is. 😉 I’m sure not on my way to getting a motor bike or a beautiful lady to shift my family’s concern from the cycle, but I’ve figured out that you can’t really always listen to your family. Yes, they are protective for you. But sometimes, they care and are concerned way too much that you actually don’t have to listen to them.
Anyway, let’s just put philosophy away and see some pictures of my new bicycle. On Facebook, I titled this album as “Meghna Prince Toronto – From Box to Ready-for-Road.” They opened the intact box and assembled every parts of the cycle in front of me and another cycling expert, Mohd Talha bro who helped me out in choosing the bicycle. Let’s start scrolling down and see a couple of pics.
As you can see from the photos above, it’s a mountain bike (MTB) with full suspension. Read more about mountain bike designs and full suspensions. This one has just entered into the market and a lot of other riders are purchasing this after seeing these pictures uploaded on Facebook.
I had my money ready for quite some time. On Friday, Talha bro told me that he was free throughout the day and I could go to Bangshal — the largest bicycle market in the country — if I wanted to buy a cycle that day. I caught the opportunity and headed towards Bangshal where I got my shiny new black beast from. It’s a (7×3) 21 speeder with full suspension. It’s a pleasure to ride on it although I’m still newbie and can’t really ride well yet.
Oh, one more thing I must write here is that I discovered (read: came to know) that my father used to be a cyclists for as long as 12 years when he used to live in Qatar. On my first day out with my bicycle for a practice in an open place, my father got up on the bike after 22 years and he rode it quite comfortably which, undoubtedly, dropped my jaw on the ground! I really wish I had a camera at that moment. 😦
So, I’m very happy to have this bicycle. I pray and hope that I will be a good rider soon and that I will stay safe in the streets of Dhaka.