I reminisced the entire episode of the first ever Mumbai-Pune MotoMeet throughout the route from my doorstep to Lonavala. We were riding again for a MotoMeet, the 2nd official Motoroids MotoMeet. The plan was to ride to Lavasa City near Pune. It all started with a small Facebook event termed as ‘Ride to Lavasa’ with only 2 riders attending. But then the idea struck like a lightning! Why not make this a MotoMeet? Anyways it has been long since we had the first one. As time passed by, we got confirmations from more riders. The 22nd day of August, 2010 was decided to be the day for the second MotoMeet.
On 22nd August, I headed forward to meet the rest of the riders who were already waiting at Panvel Mc Donalds. Darn! I hate my cell phone for not ringing the alarm a tad louder. But it happens occasionally especially if you party a night before you have to wake up early, as early as 4:20 in the morning. I should terribly curse the Government as they had their share in making me late. It was dark already and I did not want to bend my rim again like I did with my old bike. Yea, the roads at many places in the city itself needed a great deal of repairing. We were late already, so there was no time for an introduction session. All I knew was that we were 11 bikes, 11 riders and 1 pillion rider. So we started our journey to our next stop i.e. Lonavala.
As we rode our beasts along the old Mumbai Pune Highway, the sun showed up and gave us light to boost our confidence. It was then that we realized that the sunlight wasn’t necessary at all. The roads were good enough. Unlike the in-city pothole filled roads. The second best thing about the NH4 is the divider. Due to that, you don’t need to worry about being rammed by an oncoming bus or a truck while overtaking. In no time, we found ourselves seated at the Kamat hotel in Lonavala. Yes! This was the same exact place where the Mumbai-Pune riders had assembled a few months ago for the first MotoMeet.
Rats were running all around our empty stomachs already. So we quickly ordered breakfast and started gobbling like hogs. It was at that time that we were noticed by an anonymous film maker who was setting up his equipment on a car and having breakfast too. He had a look at us and thought we were a stunting group. He approached us and asked us whether they could shoot us on film. He intended to make a 3D film with us riding or stunting in the frame. It would take an hour which we did not have in our budget to spend. So, unfortunately we had to decline the offer. Soon we started our journey to Chandni Chowk, Pune.
The MotoMeet was a success with a total of 15 bikes and 17 members. Team Motoroids would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member who took part in the meet and wish to see you again with more friends in future MotoMeets.