Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Even bigger Motorcycle Adventure

Road trippin season began a while ago. The mountain roads and passes are open to cherish the mighty Himalayas again.  Very obviously on a motorcycle. With the church and kitchen sink tied to your ride, or as I would like to call her, my "steed".

I quit my (fake) job earlier this year. Now I had all the time in the world to do something epic and take a break..during my break. when I tell people about the change I call it a sabbatical, so that its easy to comprehend and I don't have to explain why I do this.

I realised that I had very little time in hand, in life. Life to too short for any full time job, and its just a matter of time. There is this great quote.. "There is never enough time to do all the nothing you want" ...well said Bill ( Bill Watterson is this epic guy who writes comics for a livelihood, he authored Calvin and Hobbes ), cant agree more. Earlier this year, I told myself "For the love of life, please quit this fake thing thats paying you money to do shit that you probably wouldn't do", and people like me hate the desk, The obnoxious office coffee, sitting in long point-less meetings and this concept of "work late hours". So, one fine day,  I resigned. To my surprise, I found myself happy every day after I quit and today superseded yesterdays happiness. How awesome is that ?

So, back to adventure. It had to be an even bigger motorcycle adventure this time. I made a promise (to myself) that I would go back to the mountains next riding season and thats exactly what I did. For the first time, ever, there were no expectations or schemes or plans. In fact, I didn't even tell my folks where I was going till the actual day of departure.

It was simple this time. I already had a ride. All I had to do was to get there. However,  I wanted to prepare for a nuclear holocaust and carry an apocalypse kit. So, lets have some fun I guess ?

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