Tuesday, December 22, 2009

TUSGIR (The Unofficial Survival Guide to Indian Roads) Part 1: Introduction

I learned to ride a bicycle when I was around 10; and was promoted to an active cyclist by 12 when my father bought me a blue BSA SLR on the eve of Easter 1992 – my first public ride on it was to attend the Easter mass at our parish church.

The only ‘rules on the road’ I knew that day, were:

  • Ride on the left side of the road (courtesy my father)

  • Look both sides before you cross (courtesy my mother)

Simpler times, they were… and I did pretty well.