It was in the month of May, 2017 we last went for a long ride. There were a few short ones but they were not enough to satiate our hunger. Few plans were made and cancelled. Meanwhile I got transferred, had to settle at new office, travelled Deoghar and Chennai in November and December with family. And in between all these, what I was missing the most was riding.
My friend bought himself an upgrade in the form of brand new Fazer 25 from his old fazer v1. He was eager to try his new machine on a long ride. And suddenly all the pieces of puzzle fell in places and a plan was made overnight.
And here we came riding after a long and distressful 8 months…..
The plan was to start early, but weather god had other plans. There were forecast of light raining, and it WAS raining in the morning. But I was in no mood to refrain myself. So I start at 8:30 when the rain stopped with much resistance within the family. The road was calling me, how can I ignore?
The last time we visited Purulia, we took the Durgapur-Barjora route. This time we took the Raniganj-Mejia route. The journey till Raniganj was fairly uneventful with riding along the NH2 with an average speed of 80kmph.
Raniganj is famous for coal mines and the roads are full with Trucks, Dumpers carrying coals to their destinations. We slowed a lot in the traffic and following a number of trucks reach the Mejia bridge on river Damodar.
Mejia is a nearby thermal power plant whose coal is supplied from Raniganj through this bridge by rail and road. No passenger train moves along this route, only coal supply wagons.
We stopped there for some photo shooting. There had been some complaints from my friend regarding very few photos en route. I too agreed with him, cause I tend to cover as many places as possible which leaves very little time to shoot pictures on the way. But this time was different. I signalled him to stop for photos and he more than happily obliged.