My new cycle – Trek 3700

After 5 years of riding my “Hercules Wow” bicycle, I decided to upgrade to a Trek 3700 bicycle.

I bought my cycle from Bums on the Saddle, and if you’re considering cycling, I definitely recommend that you talk to them, they’re some of the most knowledgeable guys about cycling!

Trek 3700!

Many of my observations about cycling still hold true, but thanks to efforts such as Go Green, GoCycle and Namma Cycle, things are getting better.

For any errand or meeting people that is in the vicinity of my home, say 4-5 km, I tend to take the cycle, and this has made life much easier in the age of the vanishing parking spots, increasing petrol prices, decreasing health and increasing health costs.

On the other side of cycling, I already did a 55 km cycling ride to Sarjapur town and back with a couple of best friends. Never thought that a sport could bring us closer together.

Bottom line : Getting out of the four walls and away from the three screens is a good thing. Cycling is one of the best ways to explore the place around you. Bangalore has changed so much and I have realized that I have started to notice more things when I’m cycling, because you’re not zooming fast and because a bit of physical effort will cool down your hyperactive email/sms-hungry senses to be peaceful enough to listen and observe.

8 Comments

  1. Congrats !
    I am also planning buying a bicycle for riding in the city of Hyderabad.
    No plans for trekking.
    My budget is to keep it below 10k rs.
    What do you suggest?

    • @Azeem As I mentioned, you should talk to the Bums on the Saddle folks, they will advise you regarding bicycles in your budget :)

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