was Sunday (Feb. 1, 2004) and I was planning to visit some
place on the NH-8 beyond Jaipur. As I was doing the necessary
packing early in the morning, an altogether different game-plan
was proposed and I readily accepted. Ride to Agra will be
boring, were my initial thoughts. But Delhi to Agra section
of the NH-2 is a pleasure to ride on. Smooth cruise coupled
with beautiful sights on both the sides of the road constituted
a memorable experience for my pillion rider and me. Oh yes!
I should introduce the pillion rider to you all. My Mom’.
You murmuring, “For heaven’s sake, don’t……..”
? Seriously, guys and gals, riding with mom made it all the
more interesting. Imagine! I was riding with one of the most
important souls for me.
am sure the number of riders will be petty few who have rode
the bullet on a 500 km round trip with their Moms’ on
the back-seat. After my experience with the same, all I can
say is that go ahead and do it if you can afford to. You are
going to love it. To further allay the fears of some souls,
may I add that my mother is afflicted with Cervical Spondilitis
and arthritis-stricken leg joints? With that we came back
home at 1am. (Feb. 3, 2004) withstanding the harsh chill in
and around Delhi. The main precaution I took was to give a
5-10-minute break after every hour of driving. This enabled
her to relieve the leg muscles. Finally, Spirit is what matters.
I hope our club, 60kph, has a seat booked for her :-)