This was my first long ride and it was also my first solo ride outside Delhi. On 8th February 2004 I was sitting at home a bit frustrated from work and I decided it was time to relax and what better way then riding my beloved motorcycle. So off I went on the NH-8, most of the time I was cruising at 90 with short bursts to 120kmph. It feels funny now that the 250 odd kms that I had to cover to reach Jaipur were a monumental task for me at that time and I was taking frequent breaks. Despite all this I was able to complete the round trip to Jaipur in 7 and a half hours and when I came back I had no energy left, yet I knew I had discovered a new passion.