Reminiscing childhood experience of learning cycle

India
January 29, 2013 7:57am CST
When I was in 1st standard, cycle racing took place. Cycle trials were being held for a place in final. That time I didn't know how to ride cycle. But I was shy telling this to teacher and she ordered me to participate in the trial. I was hoping that I would get a cycle supported by two small tyres sideways. But everything went awry and I got a cycle with no sideways tyres. When race begun, i was left stranded at the starting point and it was the most embarrassing moment for me. I took a plunge than and there only that right from that day I would learn cycling. There was a tall cycle of my brother at home and I started practicing on that. Whenever I fell from cycle, I had to put all my force to lift the cycle back on its tyre. It took me nearly two months to learn to ride bicycle and from that moment there was no stopping. I participated in the next year race and came first.
2 responses
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
29 Jan 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well yes u are absolutely right, childhood memories especially the ones that includes our first cycling learning experience holds special place in our life. it is that time of our life when we r completely new to something and yet we have mixed emotions within us like fear excitement and nervousness. What say?
• India
30 Jan 13
Yes Subhojit, I still remembered how I learned to ride cycle alone and came first in the next cycling race. There are lot of childhood learning experience which seems to me that they had just occurred yesterday. cheers and have a nice day.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
That was a very positive reaction after what you have gone through. And it should be what we all must do if we fail at our first attempt. Never give up. Always strive to achieve the goal.