Monday, May 26, 2008

The Biking Experience

Day before yesterday was my first time experience of riding a motor-bike (bajaj discover). I have had some experience of riding a scooty (two wheeler non-geared), a scooter (two wheeler geared), and a maruti (four wheeler geared) but the bike thing was for the first time. And bike won hands down among all the vehicles I've driven. The best part of bike was the sense of stability and control that one feels while sitting on the bike. Second thing is the gear system, which is easier than a scooter and a maruti. Today was my third day and apart from the occasional first gear jitters, or rather clumsy handling of first gear, everything else was great. Another great thing about a motor-bike is its fast pick-up.
P.S. - I still fear the cross-roads and the U-turns :(
P.S. - If you think driving on Pune roads is easy, its' not. :P

IPL Twenty20

I have been watching IPL Twenty20 everyday for last four days (much to my surprise) and have started liking it a lot. Smaller faster matches, higher average runrate, unpredictable fall of wickets and of course, higher no. of sixes etc. make it much more interesting than 50-50 ODIs. Lately I've been watching all the matches of Mumbai Indians as my family supports Mumbai Indians. Unfortunately Mumbai Indians lost all the matches I watched! :( And all the matches were lost during the last over, due to some outstanding performance by the other side or some mistake done by the Mumbai Indians. Today's loss of Mumbai Indians to Rajasthan Royals has especially been sad, as Mumbai Indians were in a very good position to win but lost in the last ball.
It seems unlikely that Mumbai Indians would make it to the semi-finals. But whatever it has been, I really liked the last moment twists in the match.

P.S. - My sister has changed her loyalties from Mumbai Indians to Rajasthan Royals after today's match!
P.S. - Twenty20 version of the game is enjoying much larger audience than 50-50 ODIs and Test Cricket.
P.S. - Things are shrinking in every sense and every way... be it electronic stuffs, or cricket matches. lol.