“Bro, you wanna ride pillion?”
And that’s how it started. My 450 km long pillion ride from Aurangabad to Mumbai. It took me 8 long hours to finally reach my hometown. But there it was, finally, “my bed”.
The metal horse.
At 7.30 in the morning when I was still trying to get out of my sleep and figuring out why did I drink last night. I decided to go for a long walk from my bed to the bathroom. Every cell of my body was revolting because of this decision. Still, in sleep and with a taste of old monk still lingering in my breath. I was looking like a drunkard.
After few splashes of cold water and a strong dose of Dantkanti on my teeth, I started gathering my senses. With my heavy eyes, I was trying to figure out my route. I was deciding how the hell am I going to get back to my city.
I was in no mood to take the 6 hours long train journey, which would only manage to make me realize the population explosion our country has. So, the only workable option left with me was to ride a bus. Shivshahi, the luxury bus line of MSRTC runs between Aurangabad and Mumbai.
It has its own pros and cons.
Pros being- It has AC and it is luxury.
Cons- long journey and not so comfortable.
So, if an option was given to chose between a train and a luxury bus. A sensible fellow would anytime go for the latter. And hence I decided to go for the third option, pillion.
Thanks to Rahul, my rider in the black Armour. Who asked me whether I want to join him. I happily said yes as it would kill my boredom of travelling by bus.
For 8 long hours, I travelled pillion on an avenger with our bags as my backrest. Thanks to him that my ride was comfortable.
The yeola road.
Wearing a beanie, glares, hoodie, shorts and floaters I decided to leave. For initial 150kms up to Yeola, the roads were so smooth that we had to ride at a speed of 30kmph. Thanks to the potholes in that area, it made us realize the value of our butts. The occasional speed breakers were so frequent that we started to think that the entire road was a giant speed breaker. Thanks to the speed breakers, potholes and the 120° angle made by my thighs. I realized how painful our butt can be.
Riding the sun
Anyway, no matter how the road was, yet again thanks to Rahul for being an amazing company. After all, it was the experience that matters. I would be honest with you all, I haven’t travelled much. But based on the very little experience I have, I can say that it is always a new experience.
An experience worth cherishing.
2/3 The enchanters of Aurangabad