Avid cyclist Gagan Khosla would be turning 60-years-old in November this year and thus would soon be called a “senior citizen”.
To give himself an early birthday present, Gagan recently decided to “treat” himself. But instead of visiting a spa, or taking a luxury cruise, he decided to cycle all the way from Ladakh to Kanyakumari, that too in less than two months.
“This is to break a mindset that most Indians tend to exhibit on reaching the age of 50 or 55. I hear, ab to buddhe ho gaye (we are now old) all too often… this is all in the mind. You need to maintain your health at any age, otherwise how can you really enjoy life?”
We might once again remind you Gagan is nearly 60, and plans to do this on a bicycle, something that would make people half his age nervous.
And even after such a long trip, Gagan is not only happy but has an endless supply of energy, determined to cross the finishing line well before his birthday.
Gagan is a Delhi-based former entrepreneur, who is a hardcore fitness freak who took up cycling a decade ago.
He is currently crossing Hyderabad and claims his experience has been an eye-opener for him, especially looking at the beautiful people and countryside he has met and seen on his way.
“The climate and roads may have occasionally given me some trouble, but I have not had a single bad experience with people on the road. Anyone I pass by has always given me a thumbs up. There have been an innumerable number of selfies with people who admire what I am doing.”
They though are not on a bicycle and are trailing him in an SUV, recording his every move.
You can follow his journey on his facebook page and help him reach his task by donating to his cause.