Yes, that's me. Mounted on that blue scooter.
With just few classes of riding done, and a slow progress on that front, I went ahead and booked a scooter. A snazzy Yamaha Ray. And that helmet's cute right?
If I hadn't booked it, I would perhaps never have done so. Ever. Because I think a lot. Can I do this? Can I ride? Should I spend on a two wheeler? Will it be worth it? What if I never learn to ride? How will I do this on my own? Yes, you've just got a sneak peak into the mind of a Capricorn lady.
But guess what, I can ride. I made my first bold move of taking the bike out without a pillion trainer with me last Saturday. It's something I compelled myself to do because I had to ride down to the showroom to collect my permanent number plate fixed. No choice. It had to be done and I had to do it myself. So heart in my mouth, I start the scooter, whispered a prayer and took off. The entire ride to the showroom I wished nothing but for kind hearted fellow riders and drivers..."just be kind to me, please!" With no hunches, and doing as I was instructed in all those classes, I reached the showroom - I must however say that for a 1 km distance, it was one long ride!
The important point here is that I made it. I was told by fellow riders that "Going out on your own that first time, that's the boldest move you have to make". And I did. So since then, I've been feeling a bit more confident with the scooter. Though, I did fall off it once and made a few mistakes here and there. But at least I don't have to deal with those pesky auto drivers I wrote about in an earlier blog!
Until then, it's helmet on and ride away for me!