Meet Charlie, my vintage single-speed road bike. I used to drool over this bicycle during my schooldays, but somehow I could never convince dad to get me one. I tried, but his excuse was the drop-bars might damage my spine. Well, I wouldn’t blame him for thinking so because those days, there weren’t many road bikes around and so the average person wouldn’t know much about it. Fast forward a few years, or rather many years, and I somehow managed to get hold of one – that too in red! : )

{ The bicycle has been named after the character from one of my favorite Malayalam movies, Charlie. ]