Jim corbett bike trip
After a long wait, it was time for our second bike trip. I was excited as I had developed more experience since my last long trip and was much more comfortable riding long distances.
We got delayed at our meeting point. One of the bikes had a flat tire, so we waited for that to get fixed.
Our next stop was for our brunch. I never thought I'll use the word brunch. The ride this time wasn't as good as the last time. We crossed many small cities and even the highways were pathetic. People didn't follow rules in lots of areas, which forced us to drive slower than usual and be more mindful of the surroundings.
The weather was very pleasant. Just right for the ride. Neither too hot, nor too cold. We started getting hungry soon and were struggling to find any restaurants to eat. At last, we found a small eatery and everyone ate their hearts out. Our destination wasn't too far from there and soon we reached there. It was late in the evening when we reached the resort.
The resort was the most pleasing part of this trip. It was a big resort in the middle of the jungle. There was a river flowing behind it and we decided to walk to the river bank and spend some time there.
The river didn't have much water, so we walked till almost the middle of it. The currents were strong beyond that and we wanted to stay out of danger. We spent a good time there, shared some stories, had some snacks along with drinks. The evening was pretty chilled out and everyone was enjoying the stay.
Dinner was arranged in a big dining hall along with a bonfire. It wasn't very cold there, but a warm room felt very comfy. We slept early being tired of a long day ride and had to start early next day...or so we thought.
We woke up pretty early. Everyone had their plans. Someone wanted to go for a swim, someone wanted to go for a trek, others just felt like chilling in their rooms with a nice view. We had a very heavy breakfast and everyone dispersed to put their plan to action. We decided we would leave by 11 Am.
We went around the kids' area, had some fun with swings, played table tennis, carrom, and other indoor games. In the late morning, almost everyone was in the pool, struggling in the icy cold water and had their share of fun. It was almost 11 and it was time to leave. I could see, no one wanted to leave, but we had to reach Delhi just in time to be able to go to the office next Day. How good it would have been if Monday were a holiday. A man can only wish.
The return journey was also smooth. Although, there was a point when some people started racing us. People get charged when they see a bike group fly by. We let them win. Bikers are kind people.
Eventually, all of us reached home safely. I learned some new things about bike riding, group riding dynamics to be specific. The group rides like one, so my speed won't matter. I guess this was the reason, I was a bit slow out there and thankfully that led to me enjoying the ride more.
That's it for this one guys, stay tuned and I'll see you around in the next one.
Hopefully, we'll have another long ride in April'20. Catch you later.