|31st March 2008, 13:00||#16|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: @ Driver's Seat @
Thanked: 104 Times
|31st March 2008, 14:25||#18|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: "God's own Shaap"
Thanked: 8 Times
Aah the rains. Just the perfect excuse to get wet on an open bike and permission from the wife to down the couple(atleast) of extra shots to prevent the onset of cold
|31st March 2008, 14:44||#19|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Thanked: 10,471 Times
Some points to remember
Water makes roads slippery.
Water with oil is much better.
Anticipate where oil might have collected on the roads.
for example turnings, toll booths, signals etc.
Enter such places slow.
If you are in a slippery spot trying to brake will cause a wheel lockup.
Potholes can be 2 inches deep they can also be 2 feet deep.
Avoid riding into them.
Water can hide a pothole.
A good focussed headlight is a must.
If you ride too fast into water it will spray up.
This wave can be strong enough to cause a loss of balance and also blind you.
Be carefull when other vehicles approach the water, they will also cause waves.
Wear bright clothes.
Improves your visibilty.
Have a functional brake light.
If possible ride with atleast one more rider.
Wear a good jacket.
Full lenght pants will help save your skin.
If you dont wear a helmet, you don't deserve a motorcycle.
|31st March 2008, 19:06||#22|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Thanked: 55 Times
I grew up in Kerala and the times that I love the most are when it rains (it pours there!).
-- Rode on cycle, RX 100 when it used to pour
-- Played football and cricket and got drenched
-- Had ridden with dad with raincoat on to and from the primary school in bajaj scooter
Little did I realise that those were some of the best days in life! Was always cribbing about 'home work'.
Now my wife will kick my *** when I talk about thoughts of getting a mobike (she sees hosur road every day, you know)
|4th June 2008, 10:12||#23|
Join Date: Feb 2004
Thanked: 201,474 Times
Its raining, Mumbai!
What a pleasant surprise last evening! I walked out of work when it had just started drizzling. Within 10 minutes minutes, Marine drive was totally drenched in rain. It made for a great drive back home. Great music and thoughts to match.....rains have a way of isolating you from the world.
Love the rains?
P.S.: Please drive with caution. The first showers can make for extremely slippery roads.
Last edited by GTO : 4th June 2008 at 10:14.
|4th June 2008, 10:20||#24|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Thanked: 12 Times
We had good showers here in Pune yesterday.
I went for a short 'offroad' drive in the evening and nearly got my 4x2 MM540 stuck in a mudhole. Mud Glorious Mud!
|4th June 2008, 10:50||#27|
Senior - BHPian
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Thanked: 20 Times
Lots of fallen trees here in Pune. Took an extra hour for me to run around in circles and dodge all the roads that were blocked due to fallen trees and electric poles.
|4th June 2008, 10:53||#29|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Thanked: 2,223 Times
Infractions: 0/2 (8)
After heavy rains, its been quite 2 days in Bengaluru. The IMD predicted heavy rainfall for a week and they have been proved wrong again.
|4th June 2008, 10:55||#30|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Thanked: 30 Times
Yes, it did rain quite well last evening in Pune. I was at CCD in Viman Nagar with a office colleague when it was drizzling. The moment we stepped out, it started pouring, so we went back in and had another cuppa .
Drove back late from work as usual to beat the traffic.