Still Learning ©
Day 3 = 29th March, 2018
Kanpur to Jaipur
Total 571 Kms
Today I was very excited as I was going to meet my daughter. I got up early and washed my bike and lubricated chain. Manager of Central Guest House came and guided me about the best route to exit Kanpur city and also clicked a photo of mine with my bike & flag.
Today I need to ride from most polluted Cities of the world, ie Kanpur, Agra and Jaipur amongst others.
I could feel pollution while riding at 7 AM also. I passed most part of Kanpur city on fly over. At 7.45 AM, I took my first break.
At 8.15AM I had breakfast on road side hotel. I had puri sabji there.
Also took a picture outside of that hotel with my message flag.
Then I crossed Etawah, but then the road was under construction. I was on Lucknow Agra Express Highway at 10.25 AM. I had pay toll of Rs.75 for my bike also. For the first time in my life I was paying toll for two wheeler on NH. But the road was worth it.
What a road it was.
Although we are not supposed to stop there, but then also it was too tempting for a rider who rides there for first time.
I stopped again at 10.45 AM for some pictures on that great road.
Agra was another 69 kms from there.
I could ride with will throttle of my bike, but as the wind was from opposite side, I could maintain a speed of 110+ for a very long time.
I really enjoyed riding on this express way. There was very less traffic and I could feel very safe riding at a speed of more than 100+ kmph.
At exit point near Agra again my toll receipt was checked. I was at Agra at around 12.15PM. I had original plan to visit Taj Mahal from Yamuna River side. I had planned my night stay for second day at Etawah originally. But I could reach upto Kanpur only yesterday. So I dropped my plan to visit Taj Mahal and moved towards Fatehpur Sikri.
But it was very hot our there and I had difficulty in crossing Agra city in that afternoon time. There was lots of traffic on the road and it tool lot of time to cross Agra.
At 1.15 PM, I crossed Fatehpur Sikri.
There were lots of dhabas on that road. I stopped at one and had roti dal salad.
I called my daughter and told her that I may reach at around 5 to 6 PM only.
I crossed Baratpur at around 2.20 PM.
The temperature was very high now onwards. I was having difficulty in riding in that hot temperature. I had to take lots of frequent breaks for drinking water. I stopped at a hotel for lassi. They offered me a water bottle from their fridge also.
Again I stopped at 3PM to click a photo of flock of camels on road. When you are in Rajasthan, you can see lots of camels on road.
Again I took a break at a petrol pump. I had taken two water bottles, but due to heat the water inside those became too hot to drink. I refilled my bottles at Petrol pump.
Due to flag on my bike many people in petrol pumps and pit stops were asking me about that flag. At 4PM, I met Mr. Gurjar ji of Dausa at a petrol pump, we had some discussion on “Educate girl child”.
Then I crossed Dausa. It was very difficult to ride at higher speed due to temperature and small dust storms on road. I was tired riding in that high temperature, but I used to think about my daughter and again I was excited to see her smiling face and restart my ride.
So it was a fight in my mind between hot air on road and my daughter’s smile, in which I could win over high temperature of Jaipur. I reached Jaipur at 5.45 PM and took the Ajmer bypass using GPS of my phone. I crossed Jaipur city and reached Dehmi Kalan at 6.35 PM.
This was my first view of Manipal University Jaipur’s sign board. I was arriving on my destination after three days of bike ride.
I called my daughter and told that I was about to reach. She told me that she is already waiting since an hour outside. I reach Manipal University Jaipur(MUJ) at 6.40PM and there she was waiting for me with a fruit juice and some gifts for me. This was the memorable moment for us. What more I could ask in that moment.
She gave me a hug and I could just manage to control my tears from falling. All my fatigue and tiredness had gone after seeing her smiling face. I was very much happy to be with her.
I had juice bought by her. I gave her Laddus prepared my wife Bina. Some of them were broken due to this 1801 kms bike journey. But love of her mother was intact in them.
She gave me those gift which she bought specially for me. I was not less than any super hero for her at that time.
She told me that how much she was missing me from the time I started my journey 1800 kms away.
She bought all this for me.
Each gift from her was very special for me.
Then we entered her YOHO Hostel, where a room was booked for me in boys section. I paid Rs.800 for a student’s room. We had dinner together at hosted mess. Next day she had a class in morning till 11 AM, then we had planned to go to Sariska National Park after meeting Registrar and President of Manipal University Jaipur.
Total kms for the last way were 571 kms.
This was my ride map for the day.
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