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March 22, 2018

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Hatching… Uneasy..But Neccesary…

by unlockinsatori

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Learning to bike, or biking to learn…. Interesting question eh!!

This is exactly what I was asking myself as I am getting used to my new RE Bullet 500. I thought learning to bike is not applicable to me as I did ride the evergreen Splendor and the Pulsar for several years…so used to motorbikes.. just that last 14 years of marriage more on the 4 wheeler and a times by old Aviator… take me around..and convenient for my wife to ride around. As I was toying with the idea of getting the bullet … several things were crossing my mind..is it the right thing at this age… can I handle it… about 190kg…and .. it looks great… amazing road presence makes head turn… bring that old world charm to riding… cool steady…. easy…. like a Sunday morning.

To calm some of these cyclical thinking I decided to rent it for two days… and drive it around … getting used to the bike.. can I navigate it… it kind of felt good… so took the big plunge… let’s get it done…

am I ready? how do I break some barriers. in my mind.. people around said its heavy, at this age 40+ you may not like it… may be hard for you to navigate.

I wanted to cross one hurdle for the heck of it, so got back to lifting,, yes all the full circle… sit-ups… 20..30..50… with the Olympic bar… 20 kg…. adding bit by bit… 2.5 kg… took several weeks of grunting… dealing with the pain… aching knees…. pain in the back and glutes… … hatching… from my current fitness levels, thinking patterns to the new means of dealing with the pain..breaking my internal barriers…. as I started squatting… deadlift.. took 12 weeks to get to half my original capacity of lifting 95-100kg rage… a couple of years ago… Yeah… Now I can lift about 60 kg… squat, bench… and a deadlift…long way to go for my goal of lifting twice my body weight… but will do it someday…

Once I crossed this internal barrier… I took the plunge and my wife Mani totally supported me and we booked the bullet 500… first hatching complete… I felt like a new person just after booking… as in my mind it was a matter of time for the bike to come from the showroom to my basement parking… so its all done.

Took the delivery of my bullet on 1st March…. told myself… got it done… now what…navigating it, using the so-called center stand… .again my wife was my first pillion driver to go around… the first hurdle to cross was to take it for a longer spin… asked her 20 km ride or 200 km ride… she said why not 200… let’s get it done.. .woke up at 4 am on a Sunday morning, felt good… got my hot tea… tried to check if my wife is in a mood to wake up… and she was ok… 4:30.. got on the saddle… cold Bangalore morning… Nandi hills here we come…. (kids are happily sleeping in their bedroom, as our plan was to be back by 11 am… they wake up late around 8/8:30 on a Sunday morning)… .

God on the road… switched on my projector lamps (custom fitted… yeah right investment… I feel good about them), zoom…. 40… 50… 60… kept it at 70… reached the foothills of Nandi… took a break… wanted to grab some coffee… the usual place was not open.. got back on saddle… got on to the mountain the turns and twists… reached the top… had to park… parked it… hatching 2 complete riding 90 km… with a precious pillion .rider…. my Mani… and really enjoyed the ride… took some sunrise snaps at the top of the hill had some nice hot tea and snacks… came back… took a nearby ride to Skandagiri hill 30 km… headed back .. Mani wanted to go home…felt wow…. i could do that…

Now biking to learn…. as I crossed so many mental and physical hurdles with getting the bike and driving around for a couple of weeks … that so many new possibilities exist now… which I never even thought of… going to a nearby coffee place… for that hot samosa… 8…10 km away.. is now easy… on a bike… oh… lot more avenues for just me and my Mani… to go around… just two of us… that would do wonders to further nurturing and strengthening our relationship.

This is where the angle of learning to bike turned in to biking to learn came up, as I started to learn several other dimensions to my own life, several other possibilities existing as I started to drive my motorcycle..

I did feel the chills at times, making that turns, when the bull tilted… could manage it with my legs and navigating the handle with my arms…. to work every day for the last couple of weeks. so at times, there are every day hatchings… uneasy… felt hard… a bit of pain…that U-turn did not look very clean…. and continue to hatch out of it… into the new…me…

… all these are HATCHINGS…. As simple as a bird comes out of an egg… the whole process is painful… sometimes not very pleasing on the eye… it sometimes looks like would it even survive breaking the shell, might die thru the process… painful….how hard would it be to walk in the initial days.. trying to crawl… walk… falling down… walking again….

The entire process of Hatching, we keep seeing these several times. But every time we doubt it to the same amount may it be your newborn baby or may it be your newborn idea.  Always Hatchings are difficut to think, to go thru, to come out at the other end of the process…..

I felt any of these… ideas I had like the Bullet… getting back to workout… are the hatchings of my inner being… that I am trying to protect… sometimes we have so much resistance to our own wishes… what if they come true, are we ready to handle them?

What are your hatchings… that you are trying to handle … new ideas… newborn babies…. Care needing parents…Love needing spouse…. many more.. it is always worth to go thru the hatchings… while I totally respect and take a bow to every woman who goes thru the process of delivering a baby… all the things she had to stay away from for those 9 months, all those precautions, medicines, and finally the delivery and recuperation, possibly that’s the reason hatching out in to new beings, new ideas, new ways of things are sometimes more easy for a she … than a he…

Process

I must tell you , go thru the process … it is worth it… may not look great initially… but all the hatchings are worth the pain… the sacrifice, as the way you come out at the other end is always totally worth it.

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