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.

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

meghna prince toronto in dhaka bangladesh

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.

Not to mention, thanks to BDCyclists who helped me get the hang of it in the first place! 🙂

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

33 comments

  1. Congrats, Sajib! Have fun with your new bicycle. You’ll be riding like your father in no time at all. Where’s your helmet, by the way? I hope you got a matching one.

    You are so funny, Sajib. “Let’s start scrolling down and see a couple of pics.” And then you go ahead and actually posted fourteen! That is a lot of ‘couple’ 😀

    Drive safely!

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    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to be a good rider. I haven’t got any helmet yet. From where I purchased this bike, they didn’t have helmets there. I have to go to another place to have one. I’ll sure get one before I hit main street.

      Speaking of “a couple,” I’ve actually gotten used to seeing this elsewhere on the web. They always say a couple of [anything] but put so many things. So, a couple doesn’t really limit within 2. Plus, “Let’s start scrolling down and see a lot of pics” doesn’t really sound nice. 😉

      I sure will ride safely. In fact, I will stop besides footpath whenever I see a speeding vehicle around me. 😐

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      1. Yes, informally speaking, a “couple” may also mean a “few” (something less than five, perhaps?). But we’re talking about 14 pictures here. That’s a lot.

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          1. you could have just written ‘a few’. That would be accurate, doesn’t sound too many and would be better than ‘a couple’. I’m afraid the word really does just mean ‘two’ – no matter how much it is used incorrectly on the web!!

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          2. Yea, actually I didn’t have those in mind mostly because I was quite excited and I’m used to reading “a couple of” followed by so many items. I know the use is incorrect. I was in hurry to post about it you know and I just used whatever came up on my mind.

            But thanks for telling me about it. I love it when anyone helps me with English. 🙂

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    2. A guy’s happiness with his new toy is expressed through the amount of photographs he publishes. Happy cycling. I used to cycle a lot here in London, but even here it has become a bit more dangerous in certain areas. Some areas have cycle lanes. Maybe I’ll get my bicycle out now and start cycling again. Get a helmet. Head injuries are the most dangerous. You will fall a few times, even when it is not your fault.
      Good luck.

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      1. Ha ha, that’s a cool explanation! I have some friends in Britain but they say cycling is the safest and most enjoyable form of transportation. And if we got cycle lanes here, we would be like happier than ever before. But the benefit here is that we can cycle on the VIP roads where other non-motorized vehicles are forbidden.

        I’ll sure get a helmet as soon as possible. Thanks for your advice. 🙂

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  2. 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…. এই কথাখানি খুব পছন্দ হইছে 🙂 পেইজে বাংলায় তরজমা করে দিয়ে দিবো 🙂

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  3. congratulations for your new bicycle Sajib!! i remember the hard work you have putten to persuade your parents.. and today i remember the comment i had given you on that post of yours!! i am sure you’d be a great biker like you father soon!!!

    good luck to your journey in this new mode..

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  4. How exciting Sajib. Hope you have fun with it. Do people wear helmets where you live? Probably a good idea if you can get one, especially on a mountain bike. And if your bike came with caps for the bar ends (the things sticking up from the handlebars) make sure you use them. Otherwise, it could be very dangerous if you fall on them. Happy riding!

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    1. Yes. Although there is no tendency to wear helmets but the group is spreading awareness and people are starting to wear helmet. I haven’t got one but I sure will.

      But I missed what you meant by cap for the bar ends. 😕

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  5. bro, i read your article and i want to say it really made me excited to buy a bicycle of my own…i always had a dream to have my own bicycle which would be BANGLADESHI MADE. I love BD made products. I need to know whether Meghna is manufacturing these cycles with our own technology or taking the help? I am really looking forward to buy a Meghna Cycle InshAllah, how is it serving you right now?… Please leave a reply soon, for it would be really helpful. Thanks

    -Aiman Khan.

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  6. Bhaiya another question. Is there any other cycle within 9000 which is better than toronto and stylish too. Is toronto good, very good, excellent or awsome. sry for the disturbance. 🙂

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    1. I am not updated about the bicycle market since last year or so, therefore I’m not really sure. I would suggest you to check out with BDCyclists group on Facebook. They’ll be your best bet for proper suggestions and advice. 🙂

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