Dec 23, 2009

The VW Jacket Days

Last week, while on a trip to another city and some serious drinking there, I caught a bug. By the next morning, there was a frog in my throat and a few hours later, a fever came along. Once back in Bangalore, I searched through my old trunk, looking for something warm to wear and I found the old VW jacket.


As I was wearing it, reruns of the old days filled my mind's screen. Me, the VW Jacket and the Honda Hornet 250 made the picture complete. Monoshock ran as a website for a full two years and the blog is still online but there never was a story on the Hornet and me. There was a comparo though which featured the Hornet, written for BS Motoring but thats it. I never wanted to be seen as a guy who rode an import around town and had followers because of the 180 section rear and that seductive exhaust note. To me, Monoshock was a website for everyone, created and maintained by people who were like any other biker on the street. Lonely deep inside, sensitive, caring and a bit loony.

The Hornet is long gone and the zeal for the website has lost itself somewhere in the twists of this road called life. The VW Jacket still remains. Its on my shoulder as I write this. It still smells of the days gone by. The wife just came in and asked, "What are you doing wearing shorts and that jacket?"
"Just planning to take the Hornet out", I replied, transported to another day.
Poor Rahul, she would have thought as she walked out, must be going round the bend!


3 comments:

Sid said...

It's always nice to recollect older times. Never seen a hornet myself but the pic looks fantastic.
Enjoy your jacket.

www.monoshock.in said...

Hey thanks Sid! I am wearing it right now as well. Ah the good old days. Someday, someday!

PrInCeSs said...

nice jacket dude...