A short notice weekend hangout it was. Twelve guyz in all, six bikes, over 120KM on the ECR (East Coast Road). Scenic and invigorating it was, not an uncommon expression given the fact that it was the 1st time I made such a trip. I had been longing to do so but it ain't all that fun without good company :)
ECR Drive (View from the shades of the pine trees, .:gODo:. in the middle and SamY at the right end with balrAm) The Riding Experience
The ECR is know for its notorious traffic and frequent (fatal) accidents and what a better time to pick than a sunday evening, when hoards of families and newly married choose to cruise along. Lately evenings in chennai has been glee and romantic given the weather and the fine drizzles. So was our ride day, the above picture being the sunny side of the trip. With occasional showers threatening, the vagaries of the cloud cover was like an artist/painters imagination.
The evening traffic was not conducive (given the traffic conditions) for a personal best so I kept my cool then :D
. With four bikes in a row it was fun driving in parallel occasionally overtaking one another in turns and of course doing - The Snake
. Basically bikes tailing one another n wiggling from the ends of the lane, of course when the road was all ours to take. The guy up front is at left end whilst the tail guy at the right, the view when you do so it fantastic ;)
The return trip was when some driving happened. We decided to leave before the sunrise so we were on our gears by 5:15am. ECR being quite empty, the swift ride in the morning chill as sun rises by your rise was really warm. Thought the chill started to get on me in a while once the engines rev'd up it felt warm (the cold wind I mean). And as a bonus to all this I got balrAm
and myself to do our personal best at full throttle with the pillion rider (which did add to stability). We could have probably done more without a pillion rider. My best drive since my clavicle's resurrection :D
We'd been to this place called SilverSprings resort, 3km before mAmallapuram (known commonly as mahabalipuram). My buddy iCEeYZ
says it was waaay better before the tsunami incident, much of it washed out now. Nevertheless it was quite okie for an all guyz hangout. The beach was quite clean compared to what you get within city for obvious reasons. And some unsightly bikini babes too ;))
So by dark we had all the fun in the water - throwing people inside after giving bumps, throwing mud at the back of people (which got lables as samy adicha saani he he). Thanks to my less than perfect clavicle I was spared. Clean, wet and dire hungry we gorged on the snacks we had, dinned and sat by the shores for a chat. Couple of guy got turned on by nature and started with their music composition stuff.
Gosh was it a beautiful evening :-o
, event though it wasn't a full moon night. Watching the waves get rough as mid night passed was such fun. The interplay of clouds also brought in some picturesque scenes. Patches of the ocean glittering with a white spot light over them, amidst the dark ocean around, waah. Occasionally our silence brought our attention to the hollow sounds of the waves, the reverb was scintillating in the stillness of the night.
Not to mention the rainbow we saw in the evening as we entered. And in the night, for some our artistic taste kicked in as I pointed out at the ring around the moon, which forms from the same principle of light scattering from a prism as a rainbow. Though with the moon you see it as a ring. One of us even managed to capture the devilish red tint of it.
So it was at one when all of us were finally blown out and decided to get into our tents for a little sleep.The Big Q?
The gang was just electric. Me being the silent kind'a guy took a while to get the flow. For the process of ridiculing each other over non-existent follies takes a bit of time to recollect. But then, there was no stopping us. We made such a raucous at the restraunt during dinner that the owner requested us to make less noise. Thankfully much of their business was over by then.
And then close to mid-night the big question sprang up. It was .:gODo:.
who made this statement - "Guyz did you notice that in our gang of n#, none of our have a girl friend. Am wondering if there is some fundamental problem with us? What say?
". So then the investigating began as to what was the reason for each person to be so single. There was such a variety from - never found a girl I like, never found a girl worth my time, the love relationship is crappy and meaningless, I can't live upto expectations, I just never thought about that, I have family responsibilities. The fact being all of these were excuses.
So then after we got all the reasons, we began reasoning out and came to a consensus. The true reason why we are such is nothing troubling, for its for good reason. None of us believed in any kind of a relationship for convenience (as in friend/gf/marriage for benifit) which is what 90% of the populous gets into - if the guyz got the money to supply all the girl wants he sell and if the girls willing to go by what the guy wants she sells.
Be it career, personal life, relationship, for that matter anything in life its about which compromise you choose to make that leaves you comfortable. Some are comfortable with anything as long as they are luxurious whilst others being lax on comforts but want things the way they like. Than quick growth, quick money, quickly earned relationship mostly doesn't makes sense in the long run. If you choose not to take risk afraid of getting burned then you loose the chance of getting the best you could have, and agreeing by a pact to settle in for something less with a feigned smile.
I need to catch my remaining ~2 hours of sleep |-)