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01 Apr 2010 22:53:21



After a lot of cribbing and thinking about to purchase some vehicle. I decided to stick to a bicycle. I am still not able to digest that I took such a novel and wise decision. On the other hand my friends and colleagues who had till now taken a motor bike or a car, I landed on a bicycle. I am not feeling low or anything inferior about myself. I feel proud that I can even take a decision like this.

I had given a deep thought before taking this decision. I could have any how purchased a high end two wheeler or a small car (on loan..hw ha), but I didnt do that. It feels good that I am owning a bicyle and using it daily for commuting to work or hotels. May be by this way I can avoid contributing to the increasing pollution (wow what a high thinking)

I purchased the bicycle on 28th March 2010. Just before I went to purchase a bicyle I had taken a small suggestion from a friend Vivek who owns a bicycle.He was fully charged and gave ample suggestions and advice about the bicycle. I called a friend named Mahendra(Mahi) who was with me while I purchased the bicycle. I would like to really appreciate him that he accompanied me. Eventhough it was so hot he came with me.

While I commute daily to my work or anywhere. People stare at me as if I have done a crime or I am owning a sports bike. Whatever, I feel good to ride it and I truly enjoy every moment of my ride.

Ketan    Mahi
Me and Mahi


I was stormed by many question by some of my friends after I took the decision. Here are some of the question which I felt should be answered and shared.

1) Why did you purchase a bicycle?
I purchased a bicycle so that I can use it for commuting frequently and use it for morning cycling for fitness.

2) What is the best thing you can achieve by riding a bicycle?
Apart from the fitness of mine. I will not be blamed for polluting the world by carbon emission.

3) Describe the bicycle?
It is a Hercules Thriller. It doesnt have any gears.

4) Last word to the world
People I can just suggest that please own a bicycle. It has many advantages. You can stay in shape. You can enjoy the freedom by moving around at your will. Even if you feel that you cannot take your girl out on the bicyle . Take her also a bicycle, go out together. Think about your fitness. I am sure it is dropping to the lowest level. It is just another way to be fit. By this small approach you can even cut down the pollution. I am not saying don't use your bike or cars. But you can use your bicycle atleast when you are not going very far.

Thank you... Happy cycling...

Moral : Cycling is a fun in itself.


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Vivek Bhat Says:
01 Apr 2010 at 23:21:28
Yipee!! Welcome to my exclusive group... love riding it? I do love riding my bike. You know all those bikes and cars run on fuel power, but bi-cycle runs on your own power.. the power that comes out from your own body. And who told you that you can not take your girl out on a bicycle... the bike is the most romantic way of commuting with ur girl... The next step... just get in touch with some bicycle groups in your town and start enjoying group rides on weekend. All the best :)
Pal Says:
02 Apr 2010 at 00:38:52
Hey Ketan...cycling is really a good idea specially for you to stay in shape..:PGood one...Enjoy cycling...!!!
sandy Says:
02 Apr 2010 at 01:10:11
pin ur pants wen u riding to work.u dnt want dem to get stuck onto d chains.Keep a apir of gloves in handy...nd contribute more by bein even more responsible==pls get urself a cyclin helmet..be safe!!
Mahesh Shetty Says:
02 Apr 2010 at 01:48:24
Ketan, i tell u this is coolest investment other than u r gadgets till date .Its Crazy though, but trust me on this u have done a great job.Good that i too have a same idea, now i have a company since that iam planning to have one soon.
Pal Says:
02 Apr 2010 at 10:32:57
I totally agree with the part "Think about your fitness. I am sure it is dropping to the lowest level." ;) Congrats on your decision man...n I suppose kudos to Vivek for initiating us lazy bums on the idea of owning a bicycle :) althou some practical difficulties (heavy traffic, large distance to office et al) make a permanent switch a bit difficult....@Ketan- Man- you may wanna think about the Butterfly effect..Reason- you are currently riding around a bicycle which is bought in the future (May 28th 2010) ;)
Sameer Says:
02 Apr 2010 at 10:34:33
I totally agree with the part "Think about your fitness. I am sure it is dropping to the lowest level." ;) Congrats on your decision man...n I suppose kudos to Vivek for initiating us lazy bums on the idea of owning a bicycle :) althou some practical difficulties (heavy traffic, large distance to office et al) make a permanent switch a bit difficult....@Ketan- Man- you may wanna think about the Butterfly effect..Reason- you are currently riding around a bicycle which is bought in the future (May 28th 2010) ;)
Roopesh Says:
02 Apr 2010 at 12:35:26
Who told u that u cannot take your girl out on the bicyle. its possible(I f she agrees) try it man it will be very romantic
Ketan Says:
02 Apr 2010 at 13:02:29
@Vivek Bhat : Yes I will find some group here. Haha..commuting with your GF..lets see if she agrees ;)...

@Pal : Thank you for appreciation.

@sandy : Thank you for the suggestion. I will follow them without fail.

@Mahesh Shetty : Yes this is one coo stuff which I am owning right now..

@Sameer : Sorry for the typing error..Yes some difficulties will be there while riding in the traffic.I canjsut say you need to be cautious.

@Roopesh : Yes it will be romantic to ride with your girl..
Tanu Says:
02 Apr 2010 at 14:06:58
Wowww... Great initiative... Congrats... and all the best .. to ur bicycle :P
Ketan Says:
02 Apr 2010 at 21:20:09
@Tanu : Thank you for appreciation...
Vivek Khadge Says:
02 Apr 2010 at 21:21:51
U certainly NEED this.
madhu Says:
03 Apr 2010 at 00:18:38
hey..kool possession man ..dont mind pls work on ur dressing sense..
Ketan Says:
03 Apr 2010 at 01:07:14
@Vivek Khadge : Yes mate I need this.

@madhu : Thank you. Now where I am going wrong in dressing.
Johnson (Big Uncle) Says:
03 Apr 2010 at 10:33:48
I am happy receive your every new type of mails. I am proud being a nephew like you. GOD BLESS YOU.
Johnson (Big Uncle) Says:
03 Apr 2010 at 10:34:01
I am happy receive your every new type of mails. I am proud being a nephew like you. GOD BLESS YOU.
Abhishek Says:
06 Apr 2010 at 16:37:34
Good Decision Ketan.... I still remember college dayz when we used to go out for tutions on bi-cycle...Its good that u again decided to commute on bi-cycle...
Ketan Says:
07 Apr 2010 at 21:51:22
@Johnson (Big Uncle) : Thanks a lot for your wishes

@Abhishek : I do remember mate we used to go to tuitions in cycle..It was really fun.Thank you
Dimple Shetty Says:
16 Apr 2010 at 10:24:57
Hey ketan.. Cool stuff.! I am in that process too.. ! had told Mahesh and he too had said will buy one..! :) sooner we gonna join the cyling gang :)
Ketan Says:
18 Apr 2010 at 12:30:39
@Dimple Shetty : That is good that you are also going to get this stuff...
Bonny Says:
23 Apr 2010 at 14:07:17
thats a nice ride ... man ...