And the ride goes on…

Yesterday I completed one week on the front seat of a bike. Since is on a excursion trip to Kerala, had the bike to myself for the last 4 days. Had the unfortunate incident of toppling the bike in front of 's place just before he left. The gear box fluid has leaked a bit, other than that, the bike still moves.

I still don't get what's the big deal in 2 wheelers. So far its just been an obstacle course riding on these roads with the wind messing up my hair and making my eyes go dry. Guys overtaking from the left has me worried and the endless speed bumps has been a royal PITA. No music to listen to while waiting at traffic signals either. Riding at 90 KMPH is fun on a two wheeler, but driving at 180 KMPH on a Mercedes with music and seat belts on is way better.

Actually, I still prefer to be driven around than driving/riding myself! But am seriously considering getting a 2 wheeler soon, circumstances might just require me to own one soon. Told mom about it and she seems to be fine with it as long as I wear my helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, supporters… its a rugby match out there folks! 😉

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