Originally Posted by Iron Rock
Hi Jalex, good to see such rustic photos, i am sure it gives u goosebumps everytime you watch them. We would keen if you share some racing tips on cornering and any specific techniques and posture( not that i would be trying them on real roads but just curious)
Sure I will, Guess we can start a new thread for that.
Now I know its been a long time since I've continued the story. So here it goes,
...continuation from post #29 My Experiences as an Amateur in Motorsports
We were tired having got little or no sleep the previous night. We had to ride till Cochin and from there I had to ride another 80Kms solo to hit home and see my bed.
We were lazily cruising down the highway and somewhere past Avinashi, Dont recall the exact spot. A Zen was following us. He was driving a little rash and we spotted him when we heard tyre squeal a few cars behind us.
(These kind of crazy road racers usually appear around the parts where a rally happens, mostly after the event. Most of the time it will be some spectator trying to show off and make a lame point that he too can 'Drive'.
Now this guy came in fast, Might have been doing some 100kmph+. I and my pillion kept to the extreme left of the road scared for our lives, even outside the margin line and let him pass. Salam and his navigator were also riding pretty close to the left margin. There was an N.P Truck overtaking another from the opposite direction at the same time.
The guy in the Zen overtook us and then tried to overtake Salam despite the trucks and swerved left to avoid the truck. He banged into Salam's bike launching him and his pillion onto the unpaved shoulder of the road. There was a cycle shop on that side and the area was packed with bicycles. Salam crashed into it and both he and his navigator flew over the handlebars and fell onto the bicycles.
The Zen had lost control and had gone into a skid while doing the stunt, His rear right had stepped out and the driver's side violently crashed into the truck that was overtaking. We stopped our bike and ran to see what happened, Salam and his Navigator were still wearing their gear and so we prayed that they were okay. Both of them were fine, But Salam said he can't feel his left wrist and hand. My pillion went to find where the nearest hospital was and in the mean while I went to see what happened to the people in the Zen.
The driver was probably unconscious (Still have no clue about what became of him.). He was bleeding all over and people were trying to get him out, He was stuck in the wreck. There was a lady in the passenger seat as well. I couldn't see how she was doing as there were a lot of people gathered around and the car had dark tints all around. The only thing I remember seeing is that her hand was shivering a lot. This was the first serious live crash I had ever witnessed as well and I was pretty shaken.
Like before, We had no way to contact our team and so we took Salam to a hospital and got an X-ray taken. He had no fractures, Just some sprains all over said the doctor. The bike was again back to the state it was when it crashed in the Rally. We had fixed the headlight and it was broken yet again. Tired like hell, famished and pretty low on cash after all the incidents, We hit the bike back into shape as much as we could and decided to soldier on to Cochin.
We had no complaints against the Zen guy as well, We just wanted to get home somehow and were more than happy to suffer our damages if we could just be on our way back.
It was around afternoon and we were progressing real slow doing some 30-40Kmph max and reached Cochin around midnight and from there I ride towards home for a much deserving sleep.