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Old 03-17-2013, 02:00 PM   #1691
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Originally Posted by Jammin View Post
March 17, 2013

I had a lovely visit to my parents' villages outside Chennai and I'm sitting on the scooter that started my life on two wheels. My chinna-pedda-naina (mom's first elder sister's husband), here, has meticulously maintained this handsome Bajaj Chetak since 1985. I remember going for rides to the nearby town of Perambakkam with me standing up front and pretending I was riding with hands on the handlebar. Wind in the face, sensation of speed, ahhh, I was hooked from an early age! Chinna-pedda-naina encouraged me, as a kid, to take apart everything, understand how it works and then put it back together. He's proud that I went and had a career in Mechanical Engineering in the US and I thanked him for the inspiration. He's looking forward to meeting sanDRina

Heading to Bangalore for the week...
Great story! How many times do we get to go back to the early influences? Now if he were to sell it to you and you rode it back, retracing your steps of the trip you just did, now that would be quite another story...hahahaaa...
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