My companion since 2002. Always been with me in my good times and falls. Wherever I went I had this accompaniment. However long I took being at places, there were no grudges or complaints for making the wait too long. A sharing and caring shoulder to bear all my weights and always been a wonderful friend. Never betrayed me whenever I had a fall in life. Stayed with me very compassionately while I stood up and was flying with the winds again. This age old companion is none other than my 7-yr old 2 wheeler. More correctly, my Kinetic Zoom.
My Kinetic Zoom was brought during the summer vacation of 2002. I was instantly attracted to this grey vehicle at the showroom and soon it was mine! Thanks to my dad for that! It was after I brought this vehicle that I learned to drive a 2 wheeler. I had some very bad falls, no fractures or broken bones though. But yes, once my Kinetic's rear lights and indicators were smashed.
It was bought from Rajasthan. After a year, transported to Kerala when I went down for my higher studies. Then after a while to Bangalore and now within a few days it will be back to our home in Kerala. Though I am reluctant to part with it, I am forced to. I still can't forget how it used to take me through those humps and gutters, mud and broken path, rickety and rackety, bearing all my weight and of whatever I used to put on it.
Last day I got my new 2 wheeler (it was out of sheer compulsion I had to buy the new one). I know that my old friend must have felt bad. Even I felt bad also when I had to leave it at home and take the new one to office. All these years if I went anywhere alone, my companion was my Kinetic. So today I was not feeling very comfortable with the new companion. All the way I was thinking how good my oldie is!