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    Default Scorched bum ride to bhilai in the name of friendship...

    Distance is not as cruel as it seems, it gives us an oppurtunity to realise the value of a person. The hand held walkie talkies and the messengers do help but there is nothing that can beat a face to face chat. This is one of the reasons why i am doing this ride... If you "HATE LOVE STORIES", dont run away cos this is where i stop the story of mine and z new character enters my life... The bike ofcourse!

    Riding without a reason and me dont mix. Infact, I never ride unless there is a reason behind it. The friend mentioned here seems to be the reason why this ride will be done. but, actually, it isnt... I will disclose it soon, but for now, the anticipation is whats killing me already!
    Its been quite some time since I had some fresh wind in my helmet. But since, " I dont ride without an intent to prove something to myself", This time, Its no different!
    My first ride to my hometown was to prove myself that you dont die just because you cross the city limits.
    The second one proved that reliability of bike is what i should be looking into rather than the power.
    The rides that followed, proved a lot of points one by one. most of the rides till now have been group rides. they say that friends make the celebration worthwhile. but this time, I do not intend to invite anyone to join me in the ride. Seems selfish, rather I should say shameless, but it has to be this way. i had always yearned for solo tours but, since i prefer listening to the mind rather than the heart, I never did so.
    I had various reasons to do so. chiefly being the fact that I am shit scared of dying a painfull death with no one around me. group rides had always provided me the satisfaction (rather comfort) of someone on whom I could rely on if I involuntarily face the "oh shit" moment.
    But now, as i mature, i understand that life is not about always being on the safe side of the fine line. if you are thinking that I am following my heart, you should read more than you think. cos I still have a blind faith on the capabilities of the proven mind rather than the unknown horizons of the heart. but wait a minute. the mind does play a lot of mind games with you. while it knows that the boundaries are there for a good reason, it knows that the horizon that we yearn for and not the boundries. just to elaborate how deep this struggle goes for me, the following questions pop up in my mind. like the windows error on a perfectly functioning desktop or rather the connectivity error if you are accessing this site via a pathetic reliance netconnect card!
    would you have learnt to walk if you did not take the first step and then fall immediately?
    would you have learnt to win with out the battle scars?
    would you have peace unless you fought for it?
    would you have learnt to ride the bike if you always feared to fall off?
    would have worn the safety gear that you endorse if you never knew what a bruise on the palm feels like?
    would you appreciate god if you had no fear of the devil?

    the answer is an ununanimous no! and the reason is simple. while the mind boggles you with the fear of failure, the heart pushes you to try and face it. the mind plays safe on the beach while the heart swims accross the vast oceans just to see how green is the grass on the other side. and that is exactly why i am doing this ride.

    Bhilai was never on my "places to visit befoore i die" list. neither is it now. its just that i have had a lot of city roads and the bike and my heart has been beating slowy for quite some time now. being within city limits, and to avoid being boycotted by the society, all that i can do to increase the heartbeats is trying to pop a wheelie or occasional micro rip-fests when the roads are deserted.
    The previous goa ride has not helped the matters either. cos every time I start reading the log, I get lost and before i can control my fast falling hear beat rate, the soothing goan scenery takes over and calms down the beats.
    This time, I need a difference. something, that will get my heart beating faster than the piston of my bike. something that will reassure me that i have still not lost the child in me begging for a tour that goes no nowhere, point blank pointless or even stupid!.something that is not very desirable so that i can enjoy the roads to the leading to the place better than the place itself.
    While I intend to discover some more places, the season will play the spoilsport. It might make the ride a bit hotter than I expect. It might test the endurence out of me to the point where I get the feeling of do or die.

    I dont fear to die. Its just that I fear I may not live if I fear to die. lets see what I can do.
    for me, the anticipation for this ride reminds me of the one when I first had alcohol. It was bitter, I wondered why people have this rather than a coke. But, as I got the hang of it, and as I crossed the horizons, I understood what this is about.
    Going beyond the unknowns is what gives me the kicks. And this time, I am gonna prove it to myself and live my life my way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROCKRZ View Post
    I dont fear to die. Its just that I fear I may not live if I fear to die. lets see what I can do.
    for me, the anticipation for this ride reminds me of the one when I first had alcohol. It was bitter, I wondered why people have this rather than a coke. But, as I got the hang of it, and as I crossed the horizons, I understood what this is about.
    Going beyond the unknowns is what gives me the kicks. And this time, I am gonna prove it to myself and live my life my way.
    This para reminds me of two things,
    1. The time when I had fear of driving on highways, where in I just used to gaze the big wheels of truckies and imagine what would happen if I get crashed beneath it . Just until my first trip, on a honda activa where in shit scared to life I rode for the first time on East Cost Road from chennai to mahabalipuram. Thus exmplifying, for losing the fear either face it "responsibly" or accept the part that you are a coward in that context of life. (Like still today, my fear for rotating rides like that of giant wheel has not been off the list, I still get shit scared on those rides)

    2. About the lines in bold, even I wondered about the beauty of this golden colored liquid, there was a time when beer was a symbol of status and manlihood. And now there is a time where in tha same is status of celebration or despair. I recall these elegant quotes by some drunkard "The beauty of alchol lies in its virginty, by the time you realise its value either you are way too drunk or way too high to experience its melancholy"

    Nice words rockerz. BTW why was the whole para written for. I assume you are leaving for bhilai this week right ?

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    @kartik, rigjtly said buddy... Btw, my flirting with alcohol was just as reference... Lol...
    I am starting my ride tonight. The bike is not in the ideal condition for the ride hence i think i will take it easy on it...

    Still, the anticipation is killing me already!!! Work has been wrapped up, boss informed about leaves, ( like i care but still ) and cash is itching in my pockets for their tradeoff with petrol... All in all, waiting for the clock to strike 6 and let me free...
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    Gr8 ! Ride hard, and ride safe. Have a safe and happy journey ahead.

    Merci ,
    Pai

    P.S Get some edible stuff famous at bhilai only for "me"
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    Beautifully written.
    Vaise kab ja rahe ho?
    going to meet ur gf?

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    whatever you do please girna mat---baaki everything goes
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    Whenever you are going inform me i live 30kms from Bhilai i.e Raipur.

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    Wassup bro.. No updates here? Hope you made it there safely...
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    Sorry to inform you all, the ride ended within kilometers of start... Just after 20kms of the ride on the sh-60, on route to ahmednagar, a car hit me from behind, and i lost control of the bike. Skidded for 30meters and finally, i stopped just short of hitting the divider. However, the bike couldnt and crashed into the divider... Thanks to the gear, all the damages are just a busted up confidence and a dented tank.
    Luckily, the bystanders helped me get the bike off the road and helped me regain my senses. I thanked them for the help and decided to ride on. But as fate would have it, i noticed that the tank was dented, crashguard was bent, plastics shattered but the bike was still in a ridable condition. But then i noticed that the knee guard was in three peices and was almost gone... That meant that i had to abandon the ride... So i turned arround and somehow returned home...

    Badly limping arround, i asked for help till the next hospital and got an x-ray of my leg... no damages there and only muscular pain....

    All in all, i am currently happy as well as frustrated. Happy cos i escaped only with a muscular pain and sad that i could not be where i was supposed to be...

    A promise unkept - not the one with my friend its the one i said to myself that i wont crash... Damn... Had to be on a ride...
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