Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Other Day

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 21; the twenty first edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

My sister and i got our bicycles on the same day.She was around 4 and i was 9, when we got it.

I recall the day, we bought it home.It was evening time. My Dad had come to help us take our first bicycle ride. My Sister's one had balancing wheels, so he thought of making her comfortable first. All i had to do was, wait for a few extra minutes till he comes to me.

I had seen my other friends ride their bicycle. They would mount on it, and start peddling. The Cycle would mobilize itself with ease.
Or so it seemed.


My Dad was still busy assisting my Sis, when i took the seat. Felt all set to take on, the new adventure. It looked very easy. Somehow, there was no fear, no doubts, about hurting myself.

No second thoughts, as i placed my foot on the pedal. It was a matter of seconds, when i made my attempt to pedal, attempt to balance, all by myself, without any support system.

The inevitable happened.I lost my balance, fell , with the new cycle on me.
Thankfully unhurt, nevertheless Dad came for immediate rescue.

The other day, i was pondering if i would ever attempt something like this with my Driving. Its been more than 3 years since i learnt driving, own a licence. Took a few ferry rides along Palm Beach Road. But still far from exploiting the skill. Never really thought of making that head on adventure like the one i did during my cycling days. A fearless, doubt-free approach, with a "come what may attitude".

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15 comments:

Rachit said...

Nice read, even I have some weird memories of my first cycle ride where I along with my bicycle went straight into my uncle's garden, destroying each and every little flowers he had. :D

Aashish Sood said...

a nice read but i guess the theme of this BATON could have been incorporated more well in the story!

ATB for BAT

Read mine at The Other Day

Someone is Special said...

Aww.. sweet memories (u & ur Sis).. you can't buy those.. Awesome.. I love this post a lot Vyo.. So so sweet post.. All the best.. Wanna know what happened the other day?

Someone is Special

Shilpa Nair said...

I was hoping you would dwell more on the part AFTER you mentioned 'the Other day'. This did bring back some memories as well :) All the Best for BAT!

Sureindran said...

Good memories are hard to erase. Most of us have this bicyle memories fresh in our mind in different formats and occasions. I could relate to your post and it was beautifully written indeed.

Sureindran - The Other Day

magiceye said...

beautiful post!

best wishes!!

New Stuff said...

:)

D2 said...

Made me think of my own childhood. I guess the best emotions in us don't change much over time.
Nice one. All the best for the BAT. :)

aativas said...

"come what may" is actually a good attitude.. however, just be careful ..not fearful though!!

Srikanth said...

Memories!! Good post and good luck

No Guts No Glory said...

Old times.. and new ones. Nice. :)
Good luck and do stop by to see what I was up to the other day here --> http://utopian-nadir.blogspot.com/2011/06/other-day.html

Nikhil Patokar said...

brought back some gud cycle memories :)
and also the pain of wounds,attempting a range of stunts on them...

Nice read. ended very soon...

ATB

Though choice to make--- wife or Peace of mind...
Find out what happened - The Other Day on my blog -THE SILENT WORDS

Vysh @The Colourful Eyes said...

Gud one Vyo!

ATB fr BAT :)

Thanks for ur Love n comments on The Other day of Mine

Vysh

Geets said...

all the best Dear :) v sweet post^_^

sHoNa said...

love every inch of your blog, really sweet memory!