HOBBY is Not a Geeky Word!

From scuba div­ing to moun­tain biking, six women prove that your down time can be a whole lot of cool.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - COSMO GIRL - By Priyam Chaturvedi

MALVIKA JAIN

is a Long-Dis­tance Cy­clist Cosmo: Tell us about your hobby! Malvika Jain: “I love cy­cling; moun­tain biking to be spe­cific. As a cy­clist, I’ve toured the Nil­giris (900 kms) and the MTB Hi­malaya of­froad cy­cling tour (500 kms). I’ve also done Ladakh, the Araval­lis and Western Ghats.” C: How did you pick cy­cling?

MJ: “As a child, when­ever my fam­ily went to the Hi­malayas for trips, I al­ways wanted to get off the roads and re­ally ex­plore. I took up cy­cling be­cause it’s not as slow as walk­ing and not as fast as tak­ing a car. It’s such a beau­ti­ful feel­ing of be­ing self-reliant and in­de­pen­dent.” C: What’s the coolest thing about be­ing a cy­clist? MJ: “Rid­ing makes me feel ‘fight­ing fit’, that if I don’t cy­cle for a few days I feel like a sofa set.”

C: What’s the best re­ac­tion you’ve ever got from peo­ple on the road? S & M: “Once a pedes­trian yelled out say­ing, ‘ Bhaag, Bas­anti Bhaag!’”

Dress, Pro­mod; em­bel­lished blue jacket, Play­ground For bread, her but­ter works

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