Thursday, September 05, 2013

Orange You Glad It's Friday - Orange Sari Clad Motorcyclist in Jaipur - September 6, 2013

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India seems to be much stricter with its helmet laws than 
Mumbai.  Most often, drivers do wear helmets ( sans the chip strap much of the
time, though, which is of great concern to me ).  I am always reminding them
that, without it, the helmet is merely a decoration and won't protect their brain
if they are in an accident or hit a bump ( India has so many potholes! ).

Often, you will see the second passenger wearing a helmet as well - though
children won't have them on.

Here we have my "orange" for today - a lady, clad in an orange sari, riding
"pinion" - this was a new word for me when I came to India.  Motorcycles 
really scare me and, if I would ever ride one ( which I doubt ), I would have 
to have both legs straddling the cycyle.

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  1. I wouldn't also dare to ride a motorcycle. Love you header photo. So rich in detail and color. Here for OYGIF.

  2. Aren't the colours In India so amazing, there is so much to see and so many Oh my gosh moments - your photo captures it all! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Hi! This photo is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  4. That seems like a crazy way to ride a motorcycle

  5. wow, that´s an impressive building. :)

  6. I'm not a motorcycle fan either but the orange is gorgeous.

    I just caught up on your posts and really enjoyed how you first came to India. What a wonderful story with so many good friends. I'm happy for you all.

    Happy weekend, jj

  7. Great find for OYGIF. I have tried riding once when I was young with my uncle. I was scared to death and I swore never to ride again. :)

    Glad you decided to share your photo on Orange you glad it's Friday. Thanks for joining and I hope to see you again next Friday. Have a great weekend.

  8. Oh sorry, I thought you are the woman in the orange sari.

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  10. What a blazing orange color. Kind of different scene from SF, no?

  11. I cannot believe they allow a child to ride without a helmet and I would be afraid to ride side saddle.