The delhi jaipur highway is the pits. Lots of those to be found as well. To elaborate - the road seems like its been stolen and sold. All the slowest Tata trucks ever manufactured are riding in the fast lane. And the second slowest are trying to overtake them. 260 Kms of this is a cruel joke.
It is on the bypass from chandwadi towards ajmer that things get better. But only just. Either way the trucks never leave you.. But that was not a shock to my system as delhites are familiar with abuse, so to speak.
Breakfast at highway king near Bheror and lunch at bhandanwara - a non descript town between Ajmer and bhilwada. The latter turned out to be an experience that I shall not forget in a hurry.
You see, I was being the macho harley boy as I eased into to sangam hotel and dhaba. The Indian equivalent of a town in the wild west where a motelycrew of truckers in their vests eat lunch and wash it down with country liquour. So imagine the look on their faces when I entered that premises. Xr1200, red mesh jacket, a nice helmet, red camel back, clean shaven punjabi munda and ordered lunch.
In 5 secs there was a swarm of stubles, sweat, body odour, liquour breath around the bike. Each one shoved his finger into every nook on the xr that he could find. If I stayed longer I would have been the next object of their curiosity.
All through the lunch I felt every trucker eye on my neck. They strutted around my table, giving me the look over. It was one of the, pardon the pun, hairiest moments I have experienced on the road. Dang, if i had my skulls and leather they would have probably crowned me their leader.
Needless to say I high tailed it out of there ASAP. Never again. Stick to McDonald's at least fast food will not rape you.
Chittorgarh was 130 clicks away and I made good time and checked into a cheesy hotel called padmani.. Not Bad given that they delivered beer to my room and even a security guard to watch over my ride..
All in all an eventful day - 580 clicks solo and almost a rape victim. I really do believe that If it doesn't kill you it will only make you stronger.
Beer in hand and some kardi chawla to follow up with - I sign off.
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