Lessons a cycle taught me

Its quite obvious that I’m gonna get tired after riding a bike after almost four months. Well, here I am eating more than what is required and the only thing that comes to the mind is dozing off. And here I am writing about it, rather quite enjoying the moment.
With great enthusiasm, we left the house with not even a smidgen of breakfast and as it turned out I felt eagerness to fill my stomach with anything that it could hold. On our return journey there was a steep road(not so sharp) but with my prowess of riding a bike only made me more hungrier than I was, the crows in the stomach had already started dying, all my teammates were long gone and I was left behind like a fawn waiting for the lion to kill it. My legs were hurting, my body felt the weight more than ever like it had taken the burden of the whole world. So I stopped for a while to stabilize my breath and gather all energy I need to ride to my cousin’s house, thats when my gaze fell upon an unknown man in his early twenties signaling me to continue my ride. He was making the gestures denoting/asking why am I not riding? I smiled. I was refilled with a lively energy and excitement.
Strange; strange how a person you don’t know can inspire you, funny, our actions unintendedly matter so much in times. Clearly , there’s more to life than meets the eye.
While I was using this “Affirmation method”, (you know how usually we say “Yes, I can do this”, “Only ten kilometers remaining, than you can devour as much as you want”) many things were running through my mind. The things that cycling taught me after 2-3 hours of riding, at that point of time. Well, many, but uh, yeah! There they are. A person is not meant to halt till he reaches his destination. While riding you face many difficulties, you’re not supposed to give a damn to those things.
Err, no, something is not right. It should have been more like, A person is not meant to halt till he reaches his home to stuff food in his mouth.
Anyways, because of this cycle I got this opportunity to explore and watch the scenic beauty, a great morning alongside a lake filled with small plants, birds doing their chores, some cleaning their feathers, flying over our heads, the Sun glaring his light and the effect of this light on the pure water of the lake and watching this and witnessing it and recording in the mind were some awe-inspiring moments for all of us.


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