Sunday, September 14, 2008

Zoommm Vrooooooommmmmmm

Hurrah, I crossed 1000 kms on my cutie bike. For me its a big achievement. I remember those days when I wanted to buy a 2 wheeler and was so hesitant only coz it was long long time since I had ridden a bike. I was so scared to be ride on on the roads of Bengaluru where half the driving population know no rules.

Thanks to pv, with all the encouragement and motivation we bought pleasure a few months back. It was a like a dream come true for me (one of my small dreams :)). The first week I feared to take it anywhere that was a kilometer away from home. All I did was go round and round the same street. And all of a sudden there came a day when I had to take my sis on the bike all the way to HSR layout. Now, it was not only to ride my way but also to ensure my sis is safe. Too much pressure, somehow I managed to go and then it was all fun ...

That day alone I drove on the inner ring road, outer ring road, marathahalli, whitefield. Confidence grew and from then on all I did was to zoom and vroom and this week I crossed the 1000km mark. For all those bikers, it would seem wierd that I am jumping up and down just for this. But this one is very special to me.

In all these days, I have had so much fun on the bike. Offlate I have started scolding more, scolding somoene on the road who does not drive the way I want him/her to :-). I know almost every other driver would have scolded me. Recently, I had the best experience on the bike.

As usual one morning I started the bike to go to office without realizing the tough times I would face soon. I slowed the bike a little to cross a hump on the road and tak my bike stopped. Then i pressed the button to get it started but it failed to respond. I put the choke on and then things fell in place. And there came the next time where I slowed down coz of traffic. This was the beginning of all troubles - my bike failed to start no matter what. I had no way but to pull it to the side with all those heartless four wheeler guyz honking behind. Then I shook the bike this side and that side without knowing why I did. Well, I remember many people doing that way and I wanted to try my luck too. I was left with no option but to push the bike to some place and park it. That was the time it struck me that its been a real long time since I filled some fuel, but the fuel indicator was showing the petrol tank was half full. Also, that was morning was when I had the wonderful thought that the bike has started giving good milage after the service. With all this in mind, I decided to check the fuel tank myself. I opened to see that it was empty with not even a drop of petrol :) What else, I walked to the nearest petrol bunk, got a half litre can of petrol and filled the tank. After two three kicks, my bike decided to take me to office.

Morals of the story -
Don't always trust your fuel indicator
Don't dream of big milage increase after the first service

Now every time I fill petrol, I use my elementary math to calculate how many kms would come before I have to refill.

8 comments:

Prakash Venkat said...

Hodli tidli didli da ... 1000 crossed and many more thousands to go .... and now that you;ve ecperienced the bikers nightmare of bike stopping in the middle of traffic, you have graduated to the next level :)
Keep Driving safely :)

Subs said...

Hey aarthi .. didnt know u had a blog all these days di !!! from now on u can expect comments from me too :)
Hmm ... 1000 kms on ur bike eh !!! thats cool !! now that u have your bike , i guess there shud be no trouble in meeting up for lunch :))

Nice blog :) shall catch up on the old posts soon :)

Aarthi said...

@Subs, it was a super surprise to see your comment de. Now that I have a bike, we can meet for lunch. Lets plan for one soon. Will catch u on IM sometime.

Pavithra said...

Aarthi, Well..this is the first ever comment I have written for a blog...:)....Congrats for crossing ur 1000 km mark...!! Do share the "pleasure" snaps with us too:)

Aarthi said...

@ Pavi - I am honored to have your comment on my blog :-).

Naveen_an_INDIAN said...

Convey my congrats to your bike... Its still surviving in your hands... I wish your bike a long life..............

Shabana said...

Hey...Congrats!!! Gone are those days when we use to argue with the auto dadaas :-) and i hope tht its just a matter of time i get promoted to your level (when i get my own vehicle ;) ) Grt going dear...Ride safely...and keep giving me lifts :D

Aarthi said...

@Shabo, You are so right, am so relieved from the tyranny of the auto walaas. Come on soon to join the bikers club or may be the reva club. Till then lets do bike pooling :-)