Monday, December 31, 2012

Riding in Bangalore


It's amazing how forgiving people (drivers, riders, pedestrians) are and how accommodating they are, at least most of them. I have a better understanding of why it works - everyone gives you that space to make some reasonable move (it can as well be an unreasonable move sometimes) in order to be on the road and continue moving. I started off thinking that I should do more defensive riding to stay safe. I soon realized that it was not so hard to trust people, rather it was more challenging to be as forgiving as them and to be able to provide the same space to them. I am getting used to stopping frequently and riding very slowly even when I have a fairly long stretch of almost empty road :)

2 comments:

Ratna Rao said...

We are very good at trying to guess what the other man is thinking...whether we are driving, walking, working or visiting!!

ashwini bharadwaj said...

:)