A very general comment our friends in IITM will know. Yes, i am talking about the cycles. Today morning, i was riding my cycle and i thought i should write an article on it. The cycles here, are not any other random vehicles to be neglected. They are the Benz for the lazy, rocket for the lazier and useless for the laziest. What the hell? does it make any sense at all?
Let me go ahead and explain. First things first, there is no person who doesn’t fall into the above three categories. So, people who are just lazy, will generally start a little early and slowly wile away their time on the cycle. The lazier, who don’t want to repair their punctured or tattered or whatever cycle, they wait for lift, hop on to the cycle and zoom past the roads. The laziest, will not even care to repair it once it goes out of condition. So, it is obvious it is of no use for them anymore.
But our focus is on the cycles, not on the riders. I am not sure if any enthusiastic biker has traveled more than us on our cycles. For every random reason, we take our cycle out. Go 200 meter away, get your cycle. Go 50KM away, get your cycle. Cycle is like the universal mode of transport here. I am unable to imagine life here without cycles. Life looks very energetic with all the cycles here.
We here, are also very proud of our cycles. We dont pollute our environment, it is a good exercise for us, and above that, a savior during the exams(we make promises to ourselves that we will wake up early during exams, but as expected, we dont wake up early, since we dont sleep early).
I personally feel like a racer when i ride my cycle, especially when i zap across a slow cycler or across an old(but the best and the sturdiest) cycle. I am quite generous also, i keep taking lift from people. You heard it right. I provide the lift, convince them that they are heavier than me and hence they need to ride the cycle and i get the lift on my own cycle. Fun isnt it? But there is also a trade off. I get frequent cycle repairs. Especially, if you buy the cycle in the campus during the start of the semester, you will realize that they are a sort of rotten cycle.
Experience has told me that simplicity is better than anything else. Not that riding cycles is simple enough, but my cycle, hercules fusion looks like a monster, but is a slowpoke. On the other hand, BSA photon, the simplest of all cycles looks like a lean, dead lizard, but flies across the road. I guess i need to get away with my cycle for another 2 years here, unless someone decides to keep it for themselves.
All in all, one sentence, cycle away with your cycle.