Friday, June 30, 2006

wish i could marry her...

I saw her today again, after a long hiatus. I was very much concentrated in deciding that I won't loose my mind for her, but still saw her. I didn't see her coming behind me. For a long time she was behind me, then I saw her go past me with him. She had worn a sexy red and silver outfit and her curves were hot.

I lost it there again, my mind. Now she is back on to my mind, playing games with me. I was in love with her ever since I experienced her. She was so beautiful and powerful, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird.

That day we took her to wildness. On the 17th day of June 2006, PP took her from Silk Board to Silk Board covering the entire stretch of Outer Ring Road in Bangalore. For 90 kms the trip meter moved. Guru was the pillion on that ride as Tanuja had invited me for a sumptuous lunch.

But afternoon she was mine and PP was the pillion. As per Anurag's (Tanuja's Husband) suggestion we hit the Bangalore Hyderabad highway that day and as he said there wasn't much traffic especially after Hebbal Flyover. I cruised.. just was thumping and thumping the accelerator. I never minded as it touched 100kmph, I was just pushing her for more. At times PP was tapping my shoulder just when he thought I was erring somewhere. Good that he was there, or else I would have reached Hyderabad :). We climbed the quarry after going some distance, may be around Devanahalli. Tested her power and balance at 4-5kmph and at 105-110kmph and came back.

Even though my legs where aching, and hands feeling the pressures of a long drive, I was on cloud nine, elated and proud to be riding the Bird. I and PP were laughing. May be we couldn't just express the feeling that we were going through and that resulted in laughing. We could see the respect we were getting when someone overtakes us, he would look back in all admiration. And later when I overtake him, I will give him a kind of kiddo look. "Oh poor chap; look he is riding a 1000cc Maruthi Zen."

From that day on she has been a pain in the heart. The futile thoughts of how to get her. Thoughts of giving away my "Definitely Male" Guy to someone. It has been a pain altogether. And on top of it I should answer many a people. First I should get the permission from my mom who is always against bike. Then I should make understand my father why I should go for it, who believes that vehicles are not supposed to be changed so fast especially two wheelers. And give an answer to my sis who always would say "Kore kaalayallo thaan ithu parayaan thodangeetu, vallathum nadakkumo." Then I have to answer the people (That includes my Anon Ex Roomie) who say "you may be settling down in a year or two, why then not go for a car" or "Ninakku Vattano... Enthinaada Ithra Kaashu Koduthu Ippo Oru Vandi Vaangunne".

Oh my God!! I want to shout at the world that it is the passion and not the practicality. I may be young, settled or wandering, or old still I want to ride her forever. I couldn't and thus those plans too were shelved. I became a good boy, paid the Road Tax for my Blue Bird Pulsar and ride happily as long as I was not seeing her.

Today I saw her again, and all my emotions and feelings erupted. And as I reached the hotel for lunch, I saw her again parked in the parking lot. She had the Bullet Silencer, which normally gives the thump, instead of her normal silencer. I ogled at her and checked her silencer. Her boyfriend stared at me, as if I was about to snatch her from him. And later after my lunch on the drive back office, she crossed me again.


Oh God! I am to have a restless afternoon thinking about her. When will that Thunderbird be mine. The thoughts are coming up again, I can see my parents and sis, I can see those umpteen people who always come up with some advice, I can see the world turning against me. And I have to find the energy to curb it.

Someone at the T'Bird forum commented "You need to constantly take care of her. It's like your wife."

Wish I could marry her. Till eternity.

PS: I was thinking of this post ever since I rode her, but just delayed it so that I won't think of her. But simply couldn't resist it today :). She Rocks!!

16 comments:

yetanother.softwarejunk said...

ha ha...coool !!!

Then Why can't you marry her !!!

ninte 1 lakh kallakkathe enikkini urakkamilla ;-)

Alexis Leon said...

Go for it buddy...It is not like your wife. In my experience, a bullet is more like your best friend...I have only seen the Thunderbird. But from the looks and sound of the engine, it feels great.

Seema said...

Dhanush - hehee beautiful babe...u must go for it...Way to go Dhanush....GET IT..she has to be yours ;)pyaar kiyaa toh darna kyaaaaaaa!!!!
Pinne lot of lovely descriptions...i was wondering what yr upto...
Lovely post...enjoyed every bit of it...

Anonymous said...

It maybe a infatuation..or it may be love...

How will we ever know if we dont go all the way..

--Anon (the one and only)

Nikhil Narayanan said...

Oho!!!
Kalyanan aayalley...
wish u a happy married life....

Immigrant in Canada said...

Just Do it
Sarah

Dhanush said...

#joju - As explained.. It may be a bit difficult.. but lets se...
#alexis - Thunderbird Rocks. But going for it requires crossing a lot of hurdles, I am just waiting to cross it one by one .. may be it happens
#seema- Thanks. Pyaar kiya, phir bhi Darna Zarrori Hai ;)
#anon- you know me..
#nikhil - welcome here. I havent yet married.. just in that infatuation or love period. Will let you know.
#Sarah- Impossible is Nothing :)

Anand K said...

Gawd! If THIS isn't true love..... :)

PS: On that man-loves-his ride note, ever read Stephen King's Christine? There you got a teen who is "possessed" by an electric red Thunderbird (the '68 muscle car) which happens to have a will of it's own. Problem is, she is no lovable Herby.....

Dhanush said...

#anand - I haven't read that. In fact I haven't read any of his books. May start sson. Shawshank Redemption is tempting me.

pophabhi said...

Da - Para vekkaruthu - This will become a triangle love. That drive I took in that Thunderbird before I left for home, has left me mazed.
Lets see who gets her first! :)

And Christine is worth reading - But still Shawshank is the best by Stephen King!

neermathalam said...

I always felt bike is a macho thing ..ie a best friend kinda feeling whom you can take along for all your mischiefs
and a car is a girl whom you can love.
In the second last picture you have posted your love interest look so sexy.
Your way of decribing thunderbird changed my opinion. RETBI is a girl...and you have fallen in deep love..with her.Now go n get her.. that is what men do when they are bitten by love bug.

Dhanush said...

#abhi - illada.. enikku enetheum ninakku nintethumaaya TB kal undaavatte
#neermathalam - Angane Go Get cheyyan saadhichirunenkil.. pallathum ippol karahasthathilaayene ;)

Suji said...

Whats it with men and machines....beyond me....lol.

Lekshmi said...

Beautifully written Dhanush. Bullet has its own charm. We have an old Royal Enfield and we still enjoy the rides on it than that in any other bike.

Dhanush said...

#suji - Thats a special bonding ... Un explainable :)
#Lekshmi - Very True. Bullet has it own Charm, but TB is not bullet and it has its own charm :-)

PAVAMPAYYAN said...

i hate u man, how could people like u break others hearts.never in my life,can i take a photo like it. no no no.here is a quote from davinci code. here thou shall come, further not, good luck