Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cycle of joy


Today I grabbed a bicycle from a friend and went on a jolly ride around our building. I love the bicycle. It is sad that Sharjah roads are not friendly towards cyclists.
When I returned the cycle, I remembered an incident.
I was covering a news report long ago for our paper about a new, long bridge connecting Mumbai with Navi Mumbai over the sea. I requested GD, a famous photographer of The Times of India, to click a snap. He told me to meet him at the site and asked, “Do you have your own vehicle?”
“Yes,” I replied.
When I reached the spot, he had already finished taking the photos and told me, “Let’s go. Where’s your vehicle?”
I pointed at my bicycle carrier and told him, “Sit.”
I still remember his furious face and the way he screamed, “Whattt? This is a vehicle for you?”
Obviously, he had thought I would be reaching in a car or motorbike.  
Have you heard this joke?
A cyclist dashed against a pedestrian and instantly said: “You are lucky.”
“Nonsense, why am I lucky?” asked the injured guy.
“Yesterday I was riding a truck.”

22 comments:

  1. hii

    I love cycling too but unfortunately intense traffic does not allow me to do so.

    Joke was good!

    :)

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  2. Riding the bicycle is fun :) :) I love it completely :) :)
    Loved the joke too ;)

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  3. Cycling is Fun..always..
    But you need to be a good cyclist for all that twist n turns ..
    its good for strong legs too..
    we have pedestrians for cyclist ,,,I love to watch them.

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  4. well i love seeing others riding bike :D i never managed to maintain a balance while riding.. end up in crying and falling everytime i tried riding it in childhood :D

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  5. Cycling is a pleasure anytime. Long time since I have been on one. Superb joke. :D

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  6. With the terrible traffic and bad roads, cycling is a no-no in India. Pity because it could provide an environment-friendly, waist-friendly way of traveling for most of us. Loved the joke :). Luckier still that he was not a pilot :).

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  7. Nice pic... And you are the male model for VLCC? :)

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  8. Cycling is way cool. At least once a week I switch to cycling instead of walking in our neighborhood and it feels like I have wings...

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  9. Haa...good joke !I love cycling but like Rachna said it is hard now a days with the traffic and bad roads.I do have one stationary bike .

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  10. Nothing wrong with a bike, very environmentally friendly. I love the joke by the way, very funny.

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  11. Ramesh,

    You are so funny :))))

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  12. Good that you managed to ride a cycle, can't remember when I did that last!

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  13. hahah! awesome.

    but you know what, i cant ride a bicycle, now hoe sad is that!

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  14. a funny story..:) the habit of cycling is diminishing at a great pace...

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  15. The only time I use a cycle is while excersing

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  16. ha haha ..that joke is superb..and ur cycle affair also..

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  17. Your post reminded me of the long-forgotten joy of cycling

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  18. Many countries are encouraging people to ride on bicycles...here in Brasil too, they have introduced a separate lane for the bicycles on the week-ends.

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  19. Wow.. Cycling is something love to do.. In Bangalore I dont find space to walk, where can I do the cycling except the gym :( I had fun cycling in Sandiego beachside 2 years ago with a couple of friends and it was an awesome experience.

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