That's Bobby with me, way back in the old neighbourhood...many, many, many years ago
It was a mountain bike. One day, my son cycled on it to play basketball, left my bike in the court and walked back after that. So that was the end of the bike! (So yes, as Chen commented, luckily he flies a plane these days...less chances of him leaving the plane and walking back home!)
So I have been bikeless for 7 years since then.
But yesterday, I decided it's time to cycle again. I had just read from somewhere that Parkinson's patients were cured after they were made to cycle.
What's there to lose? Moreover, cycling is fun.
So, we went to the bike shop yesterday, and chose the simplest bicycle. The old fashioned type with a basket in front and a carrier at the back. Yes, a utility bike which can double-up as an exercise vehicle. I can go buy veggies with it too, and collect AnimalCare application mails.
It has no gears at all as I wanted something as basic as possible. But, it's made of alloy (to withstand rust from cat spraying...ha ha). And it was reasonably priced. Made in China, I think.
I cycled back from the shop!
(Photos taken by my husband from the car.)
The construction you see in the photo above is the LRT that they are building, claiming that it would be useful for the residents (though I doubt it very much). Gone are our lovely and mature green trees. The most beautiful and serene road in Subang Jaya has now been turned into a nightmare, but never mind, let's just hope the monstrosity they are building will actually benefit some people.
After not cycling for 7 years, it took some time to get used to it, especially so when a mountain bike requires you to bend forward whereas with a normal bike, you need to keep an almost vertical back.
Fun, fun, fun!
By the way, shortly after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, they issued a report which said that if we want to help brake global warming, there are three essential things which we must embrace in our daily lives:
(1) Don’t eat meat,
(2) Ride a bike,
(3) Be a frugal shopper.