The traffic here is aggressive beyond belief. First bingle of the trip has already occurred. Jeff was knocked off at about 60kmph by an Indian rider. He is both shaken and stirred, but okay.
A bit of tension around the situation. Bike carrying 3 in total and one chap with a knife particularly upset. Resolved the situation with the international peace keeper – cash – and departed with no major injuries, and the holiday fund $200 down. Lunch time and only ¼ of the way to Farakka which was estimated at just under 5 hours ride time!
Some of the lads were talking about discarding jackets due to the heat, however expectations have been reset. Jeff’s accident could have been far worse without the body armour.