Globally cycling community is quite large and well dispersed with diverse cycling experiences. I reached out to them through an online poll to get a measured response to broaden our perspective on the topic we are trying to decode. A poll conducted on twitter revealed that 77% of cyclist were chased by a dog during their life time while 3% were chased by an animal other than dogs. Continue reading “WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 3”
Dogs and Humans have been friends from many centuries. Unlike any other animal, humans are more comfortable to share love, space, food and even toys with dogs. In urban cities, people adopt dogs and offer free shelter despite high real estate cost. Some dogs are fortunate to enjoy facilities like open spaces and gardens in the backyard of farm houses in the country sides. There are affluent owners who invest hundreds of dollars for grooming their pets. Continue reading “WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 2”
One day when I was commuting back home from a meeting late afternoon a dog appeared from no where and came charging at me aggressively. I stopped pedaling to slow down but the stray kept his momentum. I got off the bike in a hurry as a precautionary measure otherwise I would have landed at a nearby dispensary for sure. No cyclist would like to get bitten by a dog. Even though I was pretending to be strong that moment but internally fear had overpowered my courage. Continue reading “WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 1”
#WORLD SENIOR CITIZENS DAY
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a social movement originating in Copenhagen, Denmark and was launched in 2012 by Ole Kassow. The purpose of the organisation is to invite socially isolated seniors back into their local communities by engaging them in mutually beneficial and stimulating trishaw rides with volunteers (trishaws are also known as cycle rickshaws, bike taxi and tri-cycle taxi).
Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.
“If a man hasn’t travelled in his lifetime, he hasn’t lived”.
Grit, Gravel And Gear is an outstanding non-fiction piece of writing with twenty two gripping stories penned by Dhruv Bogra. The author narrates his cross country epic solo ride from the Artic to the Andes on a touring bicycle spanning over 400 days and 15,000 kilometers.