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Helmet On. Bike Away!


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!


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  1. Hunny!!! i just read all your blogs....You r too good ....loved your each and every statement. it feels great that i came in contact with you.....Miss all the fun we had for the short period of time....and guess what reading your this blog inspired me to get on the roads and ride...so to declare i am also a proud owner of Yamaha Ray Z....keep writing as i love reading....so for now in your own words its helmet on and ride away from me!!!!

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  2. Wow Tahera! Thank you so much for reading! How encouraging :) Miss you...

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