Watching a couple bicycle through the world for two years, inspired me to join the gang. But it was not so easy for me to simply go and buy a bike. Coz everyone around me said its a waste of money. That i would buy a bike and then let it rust in a corner.
My heart knew i would not do such injustice with the bicycle but didnt know how to convince. Thats when a fellow member of cyclist.in suggested me...why dont i request members from cyclist to lend me a bicycle for some time. That way i can ride it and get use to it. And also understand whether i am cut out for bicycling.
At first i thought its impossible for anyone to lend me (a total stranger) their bike, even if its for a month. Then i thought let me at least try. Coz if i dont try, i shall never come to know if anyone is willing or not.
I posted a discussion on Forum...got a couple of responses but no bike. :( Then after few days, out of nowhere I made a friend just coz she too was from my locality. I thought probably when i get a bicycle, i can go for rides with her. But to my surprise when she came to know that i dont own a bicycle, she offered me her spare bike.
I was overwhelmed with her gesture. I never thought that in today's time anyone is so giving & bothers about other people. Yesterday after a long wait of 5 days, I finally met her & saw the bike (Firefox Dart 2.6) I was gonna ride. Oh she is a beauty, I was excited like a small child who receives a bicycle for the first time in life. I rode it home with a smile on my face.
After this whole experience that I had, there is one thing I started to believe. There are still people out there who care for others & extend a Helping Hand....