Wednesday, August 18, 2004

my bike(2000-2004)

my dad called me up abt 2 days back to break the news.my bike has been sold off.i had casually remarked to him that i didnt need the bike over here.never expected it would be so fast.was a black splendor.am not a big guy so ne of those big machines wud have luked like an elephant under me.was the frst vehicle i ever drove.was a gleaming,purring baby when i brought it home on september 9,2000.didnt know to drive it at that time .the learning days were stressful.

release the clutch gradually ,u jerk!!!
can somebody help me pull it up on the stand??
ok,im goin at 40 kms/hr,so do i get into the second gear now??

the first ride to college.my parents looked like they were sending me off to the indo-pak border.the time when i fought at home n rode it to college in pelting rain.my nose was frozen by the time i reached college.n when i drove it into the mound of sand by the roadside while tryin to avoid that toothy urchin .the accelerator wire n one of the indicator lights broke.but i saved the kid.

the lift seekers at the brijwasan crossing.old men with their drooping bellies sticking out their bony arms.i feel guilty abt not obliging many of them.

middle aged women with thick arms,thick red lipstick,smiling stupidly trying to woo motorists with their imagined sensuality.retired guys generally stopped for em.

doods in their tight t-shirts n gelled hair.it was fun cutting them off.see u loser,i got a bike!!!he he.


n then the college going girls.sleeveless tops.sunglasses.colourful handbags.they generally stood a lil way off in the shade.i invariably slowed down as i passed them.got lucky a couple of times.

i hope ive been a good master to the poor thing.never drove it too fast.accidents..a couple of them,but no major ones,those that require the insurance agencies.in the later stages,i cleaned it too infrequently but it looked kinda rugged with all that dirt.just hope that the next guy treats it kindly.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey abhinav,
i wanted to buy ur bike as i coming back to delhi.i thought that i would talk to ur parents after reaching there.and ur dad messed up all.nywayz mail back.....
Bunnu

Anonymous said...

hey abhinav,
i wanted to buy ur bike as i coming back to delhi.i thought that i would talk to ur parents after reaching there.and ur dad messed up all.nywayz mail back.....
Bunnu

Anonymous said...

Hey Abhinav,
Noticed ur comment on my blood donation blog and decided to check out ur blog too. Good going, guess i m gonna be a regular at ur blog.
As regards ur bike man, i know how u feel. i felt the same way when my old kine was sold. Hopefully i ll have some mode of transport when i go back home during my term leave.
Keep visiting http://mahabore.blogspot.com and i m gonna be visiting ur blog for sure.
Cheers............Jamstar

Harshdeep said...

Just a thought - do you still call home everyday to let your parents know that you've safely reached college?

Anonymous said...

hiya harsh bhai
i instinctively pulled out the fone during the frst week on gettin to the college but thinz have got more "normal" over time.but nothin in this world can stop the daily call home;-)

abhinav

Govar said...

I say, something to be really senti about!

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