Been long years that had driven sitting on a saddle.Life changed after that official driving license came on hand and the paddles and my saddle changed.From Hero turbo ride came in hero honda splendour.
Years went by with change on the rides and did the life style.Tried to keep the pace between professional life and health.Either gym enthusiasm would die or walks for the health would stop with some or the self given justifications.This made in buldge to come out and so did increased the weight.
One fine day was going through some blogs and came across a blog about a cyclist riding solo towards ladakh and boy that insipired me for sure.Not for paddling to leh ladakh but to be on that saddle and paddle.
Kept reading about lot many rides, different kind of rides available and peoples experiences taking this part of communications helping in keeping fit as well as to enjoy ride.
One fine day, asked my neighbour's son to lend his ride to me for a while.Took out a spin and the joy of being again on that saddle was seen on my face.
Time was to decide the purchase.Lots many things were going on taking the shopping.Am i going to really ride this continuing for exercise or its the same kind of investment tobe seated at the back seat in few days.
But each passing day i was getting more and more firm to get my ride and start riding.Had few words with friends and one of them was already riding each morning on his dads old one that was kept back home.
Thought to search some used one in market for a while, not much of an investment and if that inspires me would take a plunge.But couldn't get hold of any good conditioned one i was looking for.Too much of thoughts and too much of excitement, went to decathlon with kids and wifey, test drove their Btwin brand rides.Shortlisted the budget not to extend beyond 10K as of now.Rockrider 5.0 as well as 5.1 seemed to be the most selling models in that range with 5.1 exceeding the budget.
Saw their Mybike series with one the regular bike light weighted better components like cassette as well as chains, frame compared to Hero and Hercules that we used to ride all those years.
Test drove all the shortlised ones and saw another Mybike but with some difference on the appearance.Went ahead and asked the SA to show that one.It was Mybike 7S with seven gears on the rear and front being with single one.Rockrider 5.0 is the entry level semi mountain bike for leisure trips on road as well as occassional off roads.But the handle bars were too flat to have that comfort ride for me.It was cast iron frame making it a little heavier as well. But it had the 21 combination gears from Shimano series, thought entry level ones.
Test drove large frame of 7S and instantly loved it.Its alloy frame making it light weighted, and with gears thought only on the rears but makes riding easy on inclines.Two colours options were white and black so went ahead with the black one.Fits in the bill perfectly and for my starters.
Mrp is 8999/- but with discounts as decathlon stores, it was offered for 6999/- plus brought the accessories like stand
, never knew now a days even have to purchase this.Bottle holder and spring wired lock.
Total came to 7900/- on road.
The seat as well as the front wheel are quick release which is a boon.
Frame Rigid steel frame
Tires 26 x 2.0 MTB Nylon tyres
Wheel Size 26
Shifters Grip shifters
Front Derailleur NA
Rear Derailleur Shimano TZ31 rear derailleur
Brakes Alonga V- brakes
Break Levers Alonga Levers
Sunday morning, on CG road government declared free zone from 6 am to 9 am with different sports activities happening for kids and adults.
Got kids cycles on the rear of the car and they with wifey went towards the main junction in car and i took my ride from home till the venue.Total distance of 3.8Kms one way.
Boy it was soo much fun riding on the saddle after these long years.But also the roads that seems tobe flat straight are steps inclines which were getting on my thighs and bums that started to feel the pressure being on that saddle..lol.
Reached the venue and enjoyed with kids, took their bikes out and we all three had some good time after a long time cycling from the main cross roads till third ones and back.A private school organised some sports activites for kids so my kids played a while and me and wife took a walk around the lane and same ways back home with their bikes on car again and me on my new ride drove back home.
Surely the bums paining but the joy is much more of riding the bike again with kids that sunday.
Today morning decided to catch up with a friend and 6am was out on road and we both met at a commong decided place and started paddeling.An hour and 15 minutes the total time i rode from home to home today morning and its amazing experience and feeling tobe back on exersice routines as well as to enjoy the ride.Covered a total distance of 7.3Kms home to home.
Sorry for the long post of the details but this is my family so ought to share the excitement over here as well.