Cycling, Our New Found Joy!

Sufiana and Mama

“Yayy!” I shouted at the top of my voice, as the wind whizzed past me. As I cycled close to my mum, I couldn’t resist yelling, and saying words like, “This is abosuletley awesome, Mamma!”, “this is just spectacular!” and, “this was just FANTASTICHere, we were just going down a steep slope, where I zoomed down and my cycle automatically started pedaling super fast. I was just enjoying so much!

Since we came to Goa, I don’t remember a single day, that we didn’t go outside. Every single day, we go outside for some or the other reason. And if we don’t have any reason, we figure out some or the other way to sneak outside the house door! We also go outside, for Sufiana. She feels really bored, if we don’t leave the house. She just so loves being outdoors, in the open nature, and not only her, but so does everyone else!

Talolem bridge—is just so beautiful, that we love going there, often. Though we always went by car. And nowadays, Sufiana likes to go around in the carrier/sling, too.  Also now that Mamma had gotten a new cycle, she sometimes goes to places by herself, with Sufiana.

Two days back, Papa went to Chennai for a workshop. So I, Sufiana, and Mamma were alone at home. Like I told you before—Sufiana loves to be outdoors, and so do all of us, so we decided to go somewhere out. For a walk, because I suddenly had gotten so many idea’s to do craft with seeds, and they route we were gonna go, must be having lots of them. And not just for the sake of collecting seeds, but we all wanted to go outdoors—because I had also gotten fever, and it would have been a good think to go outside for a walk.

We walked down the street, hearing bird chirps, lots of wildflowers on either sides. We also thought about this, when you ride a cycle, you get the freedom, your legs muscles exercise as you pedal, you feel the joy of moving. When you are walking, (like what we were doing now), you can stop at any step, admire anything. Unlike when you’re cycling, you cannot stop and look at various types of plants when you’re moving at such speed. Walking, lets you look at anything that appeals you. You can stop and touch any plant. And well, here comes car: What do you get when you’re moving in a car? Probably, nothing. That’s what I think. You can’t at all stop to discover any new plant. You can’t feel the breeze, as much as you can in cycling, You can’t feel the joy of freedom. Your muscles don’t exercise at all. You just sit at the seat, looking out the window. And even Sufiana doesn’t like to sit in the car, at all. She just struggles to get out.

What do you prefer? Sitting in a car, riding a cycle, walking?

So… Moving ahead.

Talolem Bridge, if you must’ve heard in my earlier post,(haven’t? The link is in the end of this post!) is such a staggering place, we just love to go there. And, now that we all three had cycles, cycling over there would be a whole bunch of more delight! So, before my Papa went to Chennai, we all decided to cycle there. I couldn’t wait!

As we started cycling, we three went in line to each other. When we were starting to get a lill close to Talolem bridge, i just adored the quite, narrow, quiet road. There were houses all around it. It was such a pleasing place. All you could hear was a bird chirping.

Soon we were in Talolem bridge.

“Yayy!” I shouted at the top of my lungs, as the wind whizzed past me. As I cycled close to my mum, I couldn’t resist yelling, and saying words like, “This is abosuletley awesome, Mamma!”, “this is just spectacular!” and, “this was just FANTASTICHere, we were just going down a steep slope, where I zoomed and my cycle automatically started pedaling super fast. I was just enjoying so much!

So…. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy. Whoopee!

Sufiana and Mama

I, Sufiana, and Mamma.

wild grass

This sight—was the most beautiful. With the sunshining on the plants. I loved plucking those and crumbling the soft furry hair up, and blowing them like dandelions.
talolem bridge

Read my other post about Talolem Bridge, here!

4 comments

  1. Miquela says:

    Bike riding and walking are both fun, but like you said, the experience is very different. I love dawdling as I walk, taking photographs and examining things, and one just can’t do the same on a bike. However, on a bike, I love the feeling of zipping past things, as you pointed out; it is exhilarating to feel the wind against your skin and in your hair. 🙂

    • Parinita says:

      Hi Miquela!
      Thanks for your comment. I was happy when I got a first comment, on my blog post, and from you 🙂

      Same here, I love the wind blowing past me, if i’m on a bike. And when i’m walking, I love to take pictures(like you said), looking at things, etc.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge