January 6, 2006

Bike Rides

Filed under: Relationships — Celia Rexselin @ 10:50 pm

(People looking for motor sports or bike specifications, please look elsewhere)

Got on the pillion of my father’s bike and started for the day to workplace. As papa was riding, a thought struck me. Why not analyse bike rides I have gone till now? Well that seems to be a pretty good proposition and here I go..


I guess if there’s any emotional or delicate side to Guys, its in this relationship. Papa never goes above 50 in his speed dial and mom would always tease him saying that even a bullock cart would overtake him with ease. But travelling with him is such a comfort. Even in this pot-holed city, many a times I have fallen asleep on dad’s back while riding. While sitting on the pillion, I have done last minute study for exams, have tied up my hair and have eaten breakfast also… All this at the comfort level one gets at home..

Elder Brother:

The most rash driver I have ever seen in my life ;). One minute I’ll sit on the pillion and the next minute I’ll be in my destination.. Whenever I travel with him, I’ll be very careful to hold him tight just to remind him that a young scared sibling is sitting on the pillion. He gets damn irritated when I do that and I get damn happy when he gets irritated.. What to do? Happens..

Younger Brother:

Most of our college discussions happen during travel with this Guy. Whether be it telling him about the recent gang war or him telling me about the latest couple in college. The speed of the bike varies depending on the conversations we are in. The more the argument, the lesser the speed. Somehow, this guy has got a parental attitude.. Wonder whether its same with all younger brothers.. While elder ones are more subtle in their fraternal love, younger ones seem to be more open. This has been more visible during the bike rides too.


Wow.. I love these rides.. Every time the bike passes a store, it stops and I get something. Never can I imagine doing the same thing with father or brothers. Its may be because.. these rides are very rare…


The compass in the speed dial varies a lot depending on which road we are in and who our fellow travellers are ;). Most of the times, we get into serious discussions that we will know where we are only when the bike hits the back of another car or bike.


The second most rash driver I have ever seen. I really don’t understand why Guys think that they are superheroes while riding their bikes.. Also I don’t understand why the speed up when they see a girl rider overtaking them.

Universal truth:

Whatever may be.. All guys would never ride their bike without a comb in their pockets and every guy would take a nice look at himself in every signal his bike gets stopped. Doesn’t happen with girls though..

“Enough dreaming!! Get down soon.. I’ll have to go to the market too..” said my papa.



  1. Loved this post celia!
    I have NEVER been on a bike :-(. Nor do i have a brother, which i always yearn for! Felt nice to read your observations :-).

    Comment by Shambhavi — January 7, 2006 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  2. I DONT agree with the universal truth part of it …..

    BTW , my sis (elder ) had never anything nice to say when i gav her rides on my bike 😦

    Comment by Jagan — January 8, 2006 @ 12:28 am | Reply

  3. @shambhavi- Thanks yaar.. There is one thing that I miss too.. The company of a sister..

    @jagan- Its a more of my perception Jagan. Any guy I see plays with his hair, styling it atleast once in an hour. Maybe, you are different πŸ™‚

    Most of the times, the one who initiates conversation is my brother. Why not try finding a friend in your sis?

    For us,this started only after we both crossed childhood. Till then we were very much Tom and Jerry. πŸ˜‰

    Comment by bindhu — January 8, 2006 @ 6:04 pm | Reply

  4. Post, after a long time?

    Nice read.. Intresting angles, intresting views… hmm Celia, not every one s out with a comb often.. If u seen those with a come.. shud understand thats for a reason hidden to explore an to impress…hehehe

    Comment by Anbae — January 8, 2006 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

  5. nice comparison:.. but its true that most guys have comb+speed up when they see a girl rider overtaking them…. or seeing a girl on the road!!… its only most!!.. but there are many people who dont also!.. so universal is not universal but a subset of the universal!..

    Comment by Sujit — January 10, 2006 @ 12:48 am | Reply

  6. k..i dont carry a comb πŸ™‚ ..

    yeah sis is now married i get to visit her now and then ..and ofc , we are now more friends than we were as kids

    Comment by Jagan — January 10, 2006 @ 11:50 am | Reply

  7. Yeah, u r dead right on many of the things about guys!!

    Comment by Gangai — January 10, 2006 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

  8. @anbae- Ha ha!! good to know your view. But I thought this can’t be the only reason.. For, my papa who has gone half bald and fully grey.. still carries a comb with him and combs it after every ride.. :))

    @Sujit- Well said, Sujit. For every girl, the life that exists around her is the universe..:)

    @jagan- coool yaar.. Way to Go. This reminds me of an incident that involves a married sister and her younger brother. Should post it some time.

    @gangai- Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting, G.

    Comment by bindhu — January 11, 2006 @ 11:09 am | Reply

  9. waiting for the post πŸ™‚

    Comment by Jagan — January 13, 2006 @ 4:19 am | Reply

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