I bought a Bike – Ultimately…

So, how many of you have some of childhood wishes still lurking in some corner of your hearts. There is always something deep in our hearts we want to do… just to satisfy our hearts… our souls… just ourselves. Just step out of the dog eats dog rule, step out of cut throat competition and do what we just want to do.

I had just the kind of wish, since childhood… ride a high end geared bike… hold on, not a bike as in “Motor Bike” (Harley Davidson, Enfeild, etc, etc..) but a “bi-cycle”. Yes friends, a bi-cycle. After three years of working, I had just forgotten that I too had some childhood wishes which had remain unfulfilled. I remembered, while walking on the Shalimar Road in Jammu with my friend Winner, we had decided that the first thing we are going to do with our first salary is to buy a bi-cycle. But things are different when you start working. Priorities change and we juts forget who we are. Anyways, the wish just came to my mind again on one fine day while I was working on one of the codes in my office. So I just said why not!!

There opens my Firefox browser and I searched for bikes on the India’s most famous bi-cycle manufacturers viz Hero and Atlas. There I really liked the Octane class of bikes from Hero Cycles, specifically the OCTANE RECRA 26T. I made up my mind to get the bike while going to home from my office in the evening. So I left office at around 5 pm and reached SAIBABA sports on DP Road Pune, the official distributors of Hero Cycles in Pune. But then, there I saw bi-cycles of other brands also.. Firefox and Trek. Ultimately I choose Firefox Cyclone for myself. The Bi-cycle in all cost me Rs.10,000/-. The dealer said that the bike will be delivered within an hour or two to my home in Baliwadi Phata… So I left… Happy, for I had just acheived one of my childhood wishes :). I got the bike at around 10 pm that night… Now whenever I go somewhere I do get the kind of looks that is deserved for Harley Davidson riders. The people get curious and start asking questions about the bike. And, I am loving every part of it.. the looks, the ride and the satisfaction of fulfilling on of my wishes.

The specification of the bike are:

  • 19″ Alloy Frame, TIG welded
  • Suspension fork
  • Shimano 18 speed gears
  • V-type brakes, alloy rims
  • Colour: Blue / Silver

Here are some snaps I took of my bike 🙂 {vsig}vrysmple/bike{/vsig}