Apr 26, 2009

Biking now

After months of poking with the idea of buying a bike, i finally took the plunge last month and bought a Firefox Target, my first ever geared bicycle. The motives were many - get some exercise, make an eco friendly gesture, do something other than the plain old running that i fall back to, explore nature (atleast the green university campuses and cantonments in the twin cities), go on some long rides, splurge on myself (which I am not that good at) etc. The beautiful beast (no oxymoron) looks something like this:

I am well over the post purchase dissonance phase which thankfully was short. There are pricier and fancier bikes, but this is just what i need now. I did one brief lap in wilderness hidden within the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) campus (under the watchful eyes of HBC ace Sunil Menon), and several short road trips closer home.

I love the smooth ride of a bike, the almost noiseless way in which it rides the road. Cruising on the bike is next to the feel of a bird gliding! I plan to tweet about my bike escapades in the coming days. A distant but highly ambitious wish would be to complete the TFN this December.

2 comments:

The gazer said...

Hey that's great to know. How much did that bike cost you? I'm planning to buy one here in Bangalore as well and could use that information :-)
-Hari

Ram Medury said...

The bike cost around Rs 12k and some additional accessories will cost another 1-2k. You can check out www.bumsonthesaddle.com, a bunch of pro guys OR at a firefox station - there is one opposite Forum Mall near Koramangala. Bangalore is fairly well established in the traditions of biking!
Happy biking.