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Forum: Asia Pacific 02-11-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,153
Posted By tsk1979
Nope. they are much much north of keylong, way...

Nope. they are much much north of keylong, way beyond even Baralacha la
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-08-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,153
Posted By tsk1979
Canadian? In that case you would be experienced...

Canadian? In that case you would be experienced in snow riding? Riding in slushy snow is not much different. If you can get a motorcycle snow chain, get it. May help you if there is snow on road on...
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-08-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,153
Posted By tsk1979
The manali leh highway has to be ridden. If you...

The manali leh highway has to be ridden. If you fly to leh, you miss it.
Srinagar leh highway can be given a miss if you do not plan zanskar.
As for rohtang, its very rare for rohtang to give...
Forum: Asia 02-06-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By tsk1979
the ladakh region is accessible only by air in...

the ladakh region is accessible only by air in winters. the Srinagar route opens in April, and the manali route(more scenic and treacherous opens in june)
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-05-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,153
Posted By tsk1979
First 2 weeks are the best when it comes to...

First 2 weeks are the best when it comes to weather. Towards october, it can start snowing, and night temperatures in some regions go below freezing.
So ,make sure you are back by 30th september, or...
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-05-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,153
Posted By tsk1979
Wow, this thread is getting long. I have just...

Wow, this thread is getting long.
I have just one more thing to add.
Sept is one of the best months to visit ladakh for bikes


1. Low chance of bad weather/snowfall
2. Roads are in the best...
Forum: Asia 02-05-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By tsk1979
Some more ...

Some more
http://tanveer.smugmug.com/Travel/Ladakh2009/Favorites/TAN24/716368086_8KEvv-XL.jpg

http://tanveer.smugmug.com/Travel/Ladakh2009/Favorites/TAN33/716387137_uEZs3-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Asia 02-05-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By tsk1979
ThaNKS for your comments! These were...

ThaNKS for your comments!


These were taken in ladakh, india(extreme northern part in J&K). Very far in Nepal. Road to ladakh will open sometime in map or late april
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-02-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,153
Posted By tsk1979
Amritsar? That is out of the way slightly unless...

Amritsar? That is out of the way slightly unless you want to see the Golden temple. I would suggest you see Golden temple. Its really a wonderful sight.
you also get very nice food there. Its the...
Forum: Asia 10-12-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By tsk1979
Some more

All these are from 2009 too!
Pangong Tso
http://tanveer.smugmug.com/Travel/Ladakh2009/Favorites/TAN22/716362612_UJYtk-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-12-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,532
Posted By tsk1979
Aargee is flattering me :D I am just an...

Aargee is flattering me :D
I am just an ordinary tourer.
Anyways, if our dates conincide, you are free to join, but if they don't many experienced bikers who do ladakh every year will love to have...
Forum: Asia Pacific 09-16-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,532
Posted By tsk1979
Weather never cleared up because you never went...

Weather never cleared up because you never went to the mountains.
You went to a puny 9000 feet and came back. After you cross the 4000m high Rohtang pass, rain shadow starts.
To give you an idea....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-22-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,302
Posted By tsk1979
Motorola defy may be your answer :D Again, I...

Motorola defy may be your answer :D

Again, I ask why do you need a smartphone with a data service. Last time I checked you could buy unlocked gsm entry level droids for 200$

Most handheld...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-22-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,302
Posted By tsk1979
Why do you need 3G? Or even Cell phone signal to...

Why do you need 3G? Or even Cell phone signal to use your smartphone as GPS?

As for garmin, the handhelds(waterproof) ones do track logging. Cost aorund 230-250$ or cheaper if you are okay with an...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-22-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,302
Posted By tsk1979
50$ cheap enough for you? If so buy a holux...

50$ cheap enough for you?
If so buy a holux data logger capable of logging 1000,000 points with a battery life of around 6-7 hours on a AAA battery.

If you want something more shiny, for example,...
Forum: Asia 08-22-2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By tsk1979
In 2009. And the road has opened again after a 2...

In 2009. And the road has opened again after a 2 day closure.
Monsoon is not as active now, and in september things are going to be better
Forum: Asia 08-21-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By tsk1979
Pics from the upper himalaya - Ladakh

Wanted to share a few pics of the incredible landscape up there. Have been there twice, and yet feel the need to go there again and again....
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-21-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,334
Posted By tsk1979
Actually many travel agents will get you a permit...

Actually many travel agents will get you a permit in advance for a fee(500rs extra)
They will even courier it to your hotel in India before you start your trip, or simply email you a scanned copy....
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-21-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,532
Posted By tsk1979
Rohtang has been exceptionally bad this year. You...

Rohtang has been exceptionally bad this year. You can probably backtrack towards spiti, it has similar landscape and then come in over kunzum pass to the other side of Rohtang.
Or you could wait a...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-14-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,532
Posted By tsk1979
Chandigarh is one of the rare organized cities of...

Chandigarh is one of the rare organized cities of India. Do make a visit to Rock garden if you have time. Its truly a sight.
Sector 17 market is also a good place to just hang out and eat and stuff...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-12-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,532
Posted By tsk1979
As I said, its not about the money, but about...

As I said, its not about the money, but about genuine stuff. Roadside "stalls" often have tap water filled in spurious bottlesthey are delicious. The variety is called Langda. The orange ones are not...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-11-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,532
Posted By tsk1979
No, I did not say this from the point of saving 5...

No, I did not say this from the point of saving 5 cents.
Roadside vendors often sell "spurious" or counterfit products which are actually filled from the tap. So you are actually buying tap water,...
Forum: EMEA 08-11-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,092
Posted By tsk1979
I live in India. Have done california cruising on...

I live in India. Have done california cruising on cars, now its time to "drive" Europe!
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-11-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,532
Posted By tsk1979
Glad you are enjoying it! However, I think you...

Glad you are enjoying it!
However, I think you are paying too much for water.
Do not buy bottled water from roadside vendors. buy from a proper shop
A 1 liter bottle costs around 15 INR max. 500ml...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,230
Posted By tsk1979
You do get car chargers 12V-whatever for your...

You do get car chargers 12V-whatever for your netbooks and laptops too for 15-20$ on ebay and dealextreme.
As for your phone, no issues, you can find a charger for 4-5$ easily.
Alternatively, get...
Forum: EMEA 08-09-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,092
Posted By tsk1979
I am a ramblin' pass baggin' sticker pastin' bad...

I am a ramblin' pass baggin' sticker pastin' bad boy :D
Top top it all, I will be 'driving'
Can you get a badder boy eh?
Forum: EMEA 08-09-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,092
Posted By tsk1979
Actually google maps says 9 hours,...

Actually google maps says 9 hours, viamichelin(which is closer) says 12 hours with around 60kmph average speed.
Forum: EMEA 08-09-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By tsk1979
LOL, I guess we will be driving an Austrian plate...

LOL, I guess we will be driving an Austrian plate car and entering through Italy(near livigno). All I need to do is show the guards my passport and visa, and they will know I am just a tourist...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,230
Posted By tsk1979
Same question here, why not use the bike battery,...

Same question here, why not use the bike battery, unless you are planning to camp for a few days in an area accessible only by hiking.
Forum: EMEA 08-08-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,092
Posted By tsk1979
What do you think of this route ...

What do you think of this route
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=214548489388528272131.0004aa034d0edb7d1b807&msa=0&ll=46.479482,9.354858&spn=2.700854,4.894409

This is...
Forum: EMEA 08-08-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By tsk1979
you may want to check this ...

you may want to check this
http://www.ultimatedrives.net/routes/index.php

I used this website to plan our road trip in switzerland and italy/austria
Forum: EMEA 08-07-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,092
Posted By tsk1979
Of course, no tunnels for us. Will avoid tunnels...

Of course, no tunnels for us. Will avoid tunnels everywhere! Try to take the exit to old route through andermatt!
Forum: EMEA 08-07-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By tsk1979
Thats good to know. So on an 80km/hr road, I will...

Thats good to know. So on an 80km/hr road, I will see a sign indicating 50kmph start, and then another sign indicating 50kmph end.
The problem happens if a 50kmph zone starts without any sign for...
Forum: EMEA 08-06-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,092
Posted By tsk1979
Itenary

So here is what we will do
Day 1 - Vienna - Inssbruck via hallstatt and also see Grossglockner pass (9-10 hours driving time atleast)
Day 2 - Innsbruck local - Drive to park and ride, and do...
Forum: EMEA 08-06-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By tsk1979
Thanks for your help! First an foremost, I...

Thanks for your help!
First an foremost, I would admit that we will be doing the trip with a rented hatchback, from Austria. Everybody does Europe by train. Advride is probably the only place where...
Forum: EMEA 08-05-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By tsk1979
Hmm as tourists we will be carrying cameras...

Hmm as tourists we will be carrying cameras etc.,(old) hopefully not too much of a trouble.
Forum: EMEA 08-05-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By tsk1979
thanks for the support. How painful/painless...

thanks for the support.
How painful/painless are the border crossings. I understand livigno is a pain, but we will drive south from livigino, and enter into switzerland such that we merge with...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-05-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,883
Posted By tsk1979
The phone does remember your last position. But...

The phone does remember your last position. But when you switch on the phone after 10-12 hours, the satellite position has changed.
As long as you switch on phone within 3-4 hours, you will get a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-05-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,883
Posted By tsk1979
If you have offline maps downloaded no problem. ...

If you have offline maps downloaded no problem.
Getting a Satellite fix will take more time (eg 2-3 minutes) initially.
A-GPS downloads the ephemeris data(satellite position) to phone via...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-04-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,532
Posted By tsk1979
Welcome! So are you renting a SUV or a bike? ...

Welcome!
So are you renting a SUV or a bike?
Some links for you
bcmtouring.com (already posted by others)
indiamike.com - This is where all expats and tourists from west hang out. Huge community...
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