Last weekend I have been to my native and I traveled in my bike (RX 100). It was almost around 180 Kms from Chennai. My bike’s engine got ceased few months back , since then it was in worst condition , pick up was reduced etc., So I planned to leave it for a complete service and to make some alterations ( making more sporty). I have few well known mechanics in Pondy, so I took it to Pondy. Now the bike is in service station.
While returning to Chennai I took my brother’s bike (TVS Vector) and it was the best journey/ride/driving I have experienced. It’s not due to the bike but due to the flat bed road (ECR – East cost Road),hugging breeze, the drizzling sun light and dazzling full moon light. It’s really awesome. Its long time since I have traveled a long distance using bike. So I enjoyed my ride with the average speed of 70 and maximum of 90 (its the maximum for Vector). 😦
Usually in any long distance bike drive I will stop the bike at every one hour , but this time I have stopped for every 45 mins ..its bcos of the beauty of The Full Moon. the climate was really amazing on that day, I started at 5.30 pm and it started drizzling along with the drizzles of sun light. At one stage around 6.15 pm I stopped at a bridge ( next to place Marakanam) , it was a bridge which runs over a river and the will be around one KM distance. I parked my bike in the road side and sitting on the bridge wall , I started looking at the sun set. No words to express the beauty of the scene. And just opposite to that direction the moon was there with a dull transparent white color. It’s really a wonder to see both sun and moon at the same time.
The suns light and moons light are indirectly proportional. Said a bye to sun I started , the moons brightness keeps on increasing and I was chasing a Air Bus (parveen) all along the way. All the way I was looking at the sky for the moon with a big circle around it. I know It is bit dangerous on concentrating the speed and the moon and the road at the same time. But I managed , and I could not control myself of watching the moon. My last stop was a place near Chennai (50 Kms) , usually I watch the place while traveling in bus , its a park on the road side with lawn and lots of wooden chairs and tables and a Ice cream shop. It gives the best view of sea shore ( sea water is just 600 to 700 meters away). I got a Mango stick in the shop and sat on the wooden chair and started watching the moon and its shine in the beach water and the fresh breeze. Really I enjoyed each and every moment.
I wish to spend some more time there but I was about to attend my friends engagement function at Vijay park hotel. So I started and then caught in city traffic and I reached near the hotel at 9.30 pm and could not able to attend the function .
For me travelling and living is good when it happens along with the moon. I don’t know why I am becoming such a big moon lover , anyways it good. And I miss my bike (black chetah) a lot .