Since buying the motorbike, I’ve been commuting on the thing for about a month now. Ever since I got the thing, and a while before, I’ve been reading up on everything I could do to it and how it works.Most online resources are brimming with people who take motorcycling as a hobby. They’re all about waving at other riders and have ridiculously spotless bikes. The resources were useful though, and I’ve figured out how to take the thing apart and mess around with it. And it still works!

I always thought people were overreacting when they moaned about the traffic here. I was so, so wrong. So wrong I could have been a woman walking out of a kitchen.

Other than the occasional glimmer of hope in the form of a bus driver waving you ahead or a car giving way, it’s full of people outright trying to murder you. Cars honking at you when you’re trying to maintain a following distance, people merging into you and the worst of the lot, random vehicles leaning on their horns the moment a light turns green. I mean, what do they hope to accomplish? Is everyone under the impression that the horn is some magical device that’s going to blast all the other cars out of your way and rain down naked women(or men) on your laps while you’re at it?

If it is, mine’s definitely not working right.

Other people actually look surprised when you’re considerate towards em. Pedestrians smile! I’m like, what? And oh God, the motorcyclists.

How does everyone do this? Do you just gradually give into the madness and join in it?


6 Responses to “Commuting”

  1. September 21, 2012 at 11:55 am

    You tend to get gray hair, and then just join in. Soon you will be aggressive with the best of them. But try not to lose your sense of decency 😛 It’s hard on a road full of maniacs. Sometimes its best to let them do their thing and not get in trouble.

    What bike did you get?

  2. September 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Aiyo :S Is it really that bad ? I’ve been wanting a bike for me self too !

  3. October 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Seriously, a motorbike in traffic is a whole lot easier than a car. And yeah, the shortcuts only work for bikes, so enjoy!

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