to give a kick to my seemingly zombie life…yest was one of d best things i cudve thot of..
3 bikers , backed by 3 hmmmm damsels…, a REAL , HARSH RAINY DAY….nd a planned drive to the sahyadris… nd guess wat..
One of d bikers
hasnt touched an automobile for more dan a decade and has driven a bike
for a total of 10 hrs in his entire life!!
The ride begins at magarpatta , as the speed takes on , so does the drizzle and the thrill!!!!
Me and my biker behind the <i>seemingly amateur</i> and the
third team in the front!! but lo, the so-called untrained biker(an
israeli couple!) team takes off amazingly gracefully after the first
stretch… The guy just drove like me…pretty careful and good..though
his kicking style was little kicking for our funny bones!
pune roads..he he…we prepared everyone for safe , fun to drive roads
and we go all bumping on craters formed by never seen meteors and
filled up by never-ending blessings of rain god!
a drive estimated to be an hour’s stretched to 4 hrs..!!!! But cant
explain what all went with the thrill..the over-flooded khadakwasla…
, the rain Bhuttas , the weirdly located temple visit … oh..this
bring me to another short story:
the making of indian civilisation
we parked our
bikes at a height in some place near the temple, walked the wrong way
to discover that the straight way up to the temple is on the opposite
side! 10 minutes in the temple , we come out and *bewildered*
10 mins back , the place was deserted , and now we saw a whole
community set up..from nowhere , ppl came and parked vehicles exactly
where we parked, took the same route to the temple (did the same
mistake!) and with the un-called crowd, came into being a hoard of corn
sellers and chai makers.. within seconds it seemed to be a tourist
anyways, we proceeded and headed and climbed and jerked and
flewwwwwwwwww!!!! amazing is an understatement to few moments i lived!
The mountains were beauty in the low light , fog smitten
day..waterfalls from nowhere and everywhere!! world seems to have come
to a stand still!!
the 4 hr , damp rather soaked ride ended at the most sought bhajiya
wala’s outlet!! its damn 4 in the evening.. we are all drenched, no
within seconds we hog on 12 plates of kanda and batata bhajiyas!! and some countable cups of teas!!
oh forgot…we were at sinhgad , visited for a fort and trek..
saw the remains of the fort , some amzing views and in all the thrill i
take out my cam with utter craziness and what do i see , my exhorbitant
adidas backpack is kinda wet and damp!!
i am adviced to take off all cam accessories and keep them separate and dry.. will tell this story later!!
anyway, continued exploring and living and living and exploring..till the time came for the downhill slide!
secong gear free-fall…nd yes ‘WE FELL!!’ .. a little skid at a risky
turn left us kinda numb..but all was fine and technical faults
noted…we moved ahead or down..!!
too exhausted to talk any further , a silent drive back home…but a real long one!
now…why am i not posting some real, original pics??
cos DAMMIT!! my cam and my cell-fone both are on a drying mission for estimated 2 days from now!! bo hoo hoo…please pray!!
ALLS WELL, BUT IT DOESNT END WELL!!