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Indore To Mumbai

Rohan Verma

Written by Rohan Verma

Mar 30, 2017

Engineering student, biker and budding writer Rohan Verma arrived in Mumbai, and in grand style! Here's his story 

 

"Indore to Mumbai, a distance of about 600 km, was my first ride on my new bike. I had the bike, now I needed to convince my parents, and you know how difficult that is.  

 

To win their confidence, I did short morning rides and kept increasing the distance, until one day, I did a 200 km ride non-stop. That proved to them that I could do the 600km journey with a few stops. 

 

The day before the ride, we went for a really fun family dinner. I called it a night and woke up early, all charged for the ride. I had already refueled my bike, so I was all set. I reached the highway within 10-15 minutes, and from there, the fun began.  It was nice and breezy, and we covered distance at a brisk pace. 

 

I was the centre of attention on the road, due to my bike, helmet and riding jacket. To show off, I took my first stop at Pithampur, which is 200km away. I had idli and sambar as breakfast, and then pushed off.  As I rode for a few more hours, my back and neck started to pain, since it was my first long ride. I took short breaks, which did help. At one point, the pain was quite unbearable. I had a short nap at a dhaba, had a cup of coffee and then started off. 

 

At about 3:30, when I was about 150kms away, it started to rain. I felt like a lonely traveller in an unknown planet, a very cold one at that! I stopped at a cafe near the highway, as I munched on a sandwich and sipped hot chocolate. The rains felt so nice, and I really wished it rained for a while longer. 

 

I started once it stopped raining, but 70km away from Mumbai, it started to rain again. Oh what a thrill it was to rule the Kasara Ghats in the middle of such heavy rain! I did it as slowly as I could, but was all smiles, all the way. And as if someone had pulled a curtain, it stopped, raining. I finally entered Mumbai at about 6:15 p.m, and was home at 7:30.

 

I felt at the top of the world, and kissed my bike's tank as I dismounted.  Riding a bike is a high unlike any other. 

 

Indore to Mumbai. Done!"

 

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Till the next time, then... #RideAlongWithMRF 

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