Saturday, June 06, 2009

Firefox

Visited a (the?) Firefox bike shop recently in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. And it was the ultimate in customer experience. Now, I had no clue bike technology had advanced so much. For me, getting in touch with bicycles, after some 20 years was a revelation...

The guys who manned the shop patiently walked us through the various aspects of the bicycle - frame size, suspension, gears, various suspension types, braking mechanisms. For someone like me who has been considering a bike for a long time now ( and chickened out only because our roads dont treat bicycles very well), the whole experience pushed me towards biking once again. I was blown away by their knowledge as well as their enthusiasm to share. You might argue thats their job and if it was, they were doing it exceptionally well.

No idea if biking was their passion or if they were well trained, but any which way, they were doing their job with a lot of passion and it showed...

2 comments:

Kavi said...

I have been planning to as well. Lets see.

Mumbai isnt a city that gives kindly to biking. Atleast thats my experience.

Wonder how you see the city compared to Bangalore.

Nevertheless, the passion that you mention of here, is rarely seen. If at all. When you do, you get blown away. But ofcourse.

Jagannath Moorthy said...

You would be surprised by the number of people in Mumbai who are passionate about cycling. Check out http://www.cyclists.in, an active community for Mumbai cyclists.