There’s something that I really like about monsoon rides. Actually, it’s about many things!
You’re completely geared up with all the riding gears along with the rain gears. You feel very protected!
It’s not at all about the hustling…
Because, you’re mostly riding against the wind and you cannot increase the speed owing to the visibility on the roads…
You cannot keep the helmet visor on because of the condensation.
But, hey! The slow paced ride on the roads of lush green country side is to die for, I tell you!
And, if you know your machine, you’re going to enjoy every inch of the roads ahead of you.
You tend to forget your destination; you don’t want to reach early, you just want to go with the wind or against it.
It’s tempting to run your bike in to the pool of water on the roads, just to see how your bike’s wheels split the water and splashes all around. Water could be slushy or clear, it doesn’t really matter to you. You keep riding, singing your favourite song as loudly as possible. Because, nobody’s listening to you. Rain is continuously pouring down… and you wouldn’t want to let it stop.
You’re not alone – there’s wind, there’s rain, and there’s a beautiful sky that may look little grumpy. Rain is hustling, but you know for a very good reason that you don’t have to rush.
It’s never about the arrival, but it’s all about the ride itself.
My favourite location for monsoon ride is western ghats.
There is something about the monsoons in the Western Ghats that for so many reasons is incredibly beautiful. Right before it starts raining, you will see a parade of clouds in the gloomy sky march down to usher the rain. Just then, a chilly wind starts to embrace everything around you, and, of course, you too. The wind brings a very distinctive vibe that you want to hold on to – it is as if your soul is being caressed, and that’s when it’s about the rain. The sound of raindrops falling on to the leaves, stones, water, and everything else… it’s like an orchestra concert. My favorite thing to do in the monsoon is to go for a long motorcycle ride. It’s an escape for me from the city where I live. Mostly, I choose hill stations as my getaway destinations, the view from the top of the hills is truly mesmerizing – everything around can be so bright and alive. Trees swaying, birds singing, and the soothing wind – abundance in nature seldom we acknowledge or appreciate. For me, monsoon is like a strong love affair, for natural reasons it is seasonal. There is nothing more exhilarating than a cup of hot tea served on a rainy day. When the rain takes a break and the sun starts to smile, you will see one of the most spectacular miracles that nature offers, the rainbow. Life offers us all colors, let’s celebrate it every time we breathe. Ride on…
Save Earth Ride-Kerala Coordinator