Some moments in life are always memorable.
The picture you see above is the moment that was frozen from my first ride to Nandi Hills in Bangalore. The face says it all. The smiley face tries to hide the stress my muscles have been to.
This picture means a lot to me for a very good reason.
As they say, Rome was not built in a day, my this ride to Nandi Hills also was not.
I still remember the first day I bought my bicycle from Decathlon – riding all the way from Sarjapur to Whitefield – with a self-pride.
I started cycling with my friends, without any specific goals. After we started cycling few weeks, we set a target based on distance. In few months, the distance grew and when we did our first century ride, it was like we were all on cloud nine.
It was then we started noticing that the cycling groups in Bangalore have been riding to Nandi hills regularly. Having completed the century ride, there was a slight desire to try this out.
So, one weekend, I did join one of the group and managed to reach the foothills of Nandi. While many continued their ride to the top, I do not want to join them. Only I know how I felt with literally no juice left in me to get back to home. After some rest, with great difficulty, I reached back home.
With such an experience I almost lost my confidence that I can actually make it one day. But the desire or should I say the fire in me never went down.
Frankly, it was not only the capability that made me decide not to do with the group but also the shame I would be into IF I fail. I am ok to fail, but I did not have the courage to fail in front of the people.
Hey I made it
So, the following weekend I took the plunge to try it out all by myself. Started as early as 5 AM, Took the usual Siva’s road. I tried to ride slower to make sure I do not get exhausted.
Once I reached the foothills, I was thinking more than 10 times if to go ahead or not. Finally, took some courage and started to pedal to the top. Within few KMs, it was clear in my mind that I am not made for it. But I do not want to give up. I was pedaling the slowest possible speed on those steep climbs.
On the way, I was cheered by few other cyclists who were riding down with joy. Seeing my tribes, gave me some energy. I was counting every milestone, with every 1 KM reduced to reach my goal.
Now it was just the 2 KM that keep me and my goal separate. Even in those struggle, I do not want to miss the Selfie Experience. So, I took the excuse of taking a picture and sat for few minutes to recharge myself.
The last few turns were very steep and I don’t remember what made me make it to the top.
Just like the first love & first kiss has a special memory in our life, this first achievements also has a special position in my life.
For anything we do, we need motivation. And especially the one in which you chase your goal needs tons of it.
What is the best way to get such motivation? None is as powerful as a Selfie Experience! YES.
The power of positive thinking that you get when you look at those phases of the transformation of yourself is priceless.
When you set a goal, and finally achieve it, don’t we all want to freeze the moment and frame it at our home?
We all LOVE it! And want to enjoy more!
Because that one picture says a lot about YOU – the determination with which you fought all odds to reach where you are today!
Had I not had a mobile camera, this moment would have been lost forever. The face says it all – “Watch your eyes watching you.”
But what I still miss in this Selfie is the breathtaking view I enjoyed from that place. No one takes their photo gadgets to take pictures when on bike ride. So do I. If only I had a Mobile phone with wide angle lens.
Wait a minute. I think my questions are answered.
Yes, now with the new 120° wide-angle lens from Mobiistar, I can actually make it happen.
Interested to know how? Its just a matter of days, we have this Mobiistar coming with their front, dual selfie camera that captures a 120° wide-angle shot.