India to Thailand Road Trip | Somewhere near Nungba Manipur, North eastern India.
It’s very essential to know some basic maintenance of bike when you are on a long road trip, and it’s not always possible to stick on to day to day Itinerary.
Our first rear tire puncher happened 25 km behind Nungba Manipur, finding a service shop in remote places of Manipur is difficult, but we found a shop but it was closed because of Sunday,
we were 140km behind our destination, and there was no other option we got into action, just wanted to fix the tire and start soon.
It was around 1:45 PM we are just about to fix the tire, but in no time weather changed rapidly and it started to rain.
We rushed to the nearest kind of hotel and had lunch, hoping rain will take a break, but after a couple of hours it started to rain more intensely,
In the same place, we had our evening tea and snacks too but no sign of rain taking leave.
Around 7 PM finally, we saw some hopes, but it’s definitely a big risk to ride through the mountains and forest in Manipur, we discussed and decided to stay back, and asked the shop owner about the nearest hotel to stay, he simply answered there is no such hotel or lodge nearby to stay
Immediately there were many questions running on my mind.
- Where to place a tent.
- How to tackle the cold.
- It was still drizzling and cold, but no sleeping bag so how to stay warm.
- can’t even find dry woods.
I asked Manish and Sundar sir about their tent ⛺ they simply told they are not carrying any tent.
– my mind voice immediately said, staying in a tent canceled.
But immediately the same person told, he will help us to find someplace to sleep. He took us to the nearest shack and, which belongs to the head of the village.
Oh finally found someplace to stay dry and warm,
We paid Rs120/- per bed, and the shack was made up of tin sheets we settled on our beds, I was so eager to unpack my saddle bag to see the status of my laptop because it rained like cats and dogs for almost 6 hours.I had a water resistant saddle bad(not water proof) but i covered with a think camping tarpaulin.
In spite of that i found all my cloths were wet, but not a single drop of water on my laptop, i appreciated myself for the precaution i had taken, I had covered my laptop with think poly thin cover and above that 5 layer of dustbin cover before packing in laptop pouch.
And we started the next day a little early.