A Failed yet Worthwhile Attempt



“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”

I didn't believe in it until I experienced it myself when I and Kanishk attempted a trip of more than 200 km on our bicycles.


A recap:

Being the cycling freak I am, I always wanted to buy my own bicycle. So I saved up enough money so as to get myself a decent mountain bike.

One fine day, I and Ayush went to check the cost of the bicycles that we were planning.

Initially, we went to the cyclofit shop at Indirapuram but there was no bike that we could afford.

We wanted a bicycle in the range of 10-15k with decent specs.

Previously I have used a Keysto KS-007 which belonged to my brother. On the back of my mind, I was planning on getting the same one.

So we went to the same shop of Cyclofit concept at Ghitorni. we reached there and came to know that the Keysto bikes were discontinued due to the low quality of deraillers.

But the shopkeeper listened to our travel plans and showed us the Montra Madrock.

I would have bought it on the same day itself, but seeing the cycles, Ayush also decided to get one for himself.

So, we decided to come back and get the bikes in the first week of March.


Fast forward to March

We were all kitted up and ready for the upcoming trip and frankly speaking, I was ready for a solo trip and didn't expected Kanishk to be brave enough to come with me.

We planned to start our journey before the sun rises to cover the cities like Delhi, Rajnagar, and Muradnagar before the sun rises. For this purpose, we ordered headlights and tail blinkers for our bicycles from Amazon. However, only the headlights were delivered and the taillights never delivered.

We searched in bike shops for tail lights and batteries for the headlights. Although we were able to find some good and sleek tail lights but didn't found any batteries for the headlamps.

We were scheduled to start our journey around 2:00 am. However, we worked the previous night at our office and due to the task of arranging all the items couldn't catch enough sleep during the day.


Okay... So we started the journey around 4:30 am and like rockets, we covered the initial 30 km or so.