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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Thanks

Great video :clap- so many wonderful roads up there and memories of every inch of them!

Thanks for posting up
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Travels

It was great thanks Jenna, we had some incredible riding days, including the Road of Death. Such a contrast to the Ladakh trip, from Enfields through the Himalayas to BMW's across the Andes.
A...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Diskit

We've ridden across the valley to the Maitreya Buddha statue at Diskit Monastery.

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-r5gj95S/0/M/IMG_0964-M.jpg

We go closer...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Diskit Monastery

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-GBBJFH3/0/M/IMG_0975-M.jpg

The Monastery is up a steep twisty road (hmmm, thinking about it, that describes most places in Ladakh :D)
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Loitering in the Nubra Valley

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Ladakh-3/i-8BpnMH5/0/M/IMG_3039-M.jpg


We'd headed down to the river with our local friends, the kids were there, catching fish....
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Nubra and Loving It

We're at the far end of the Nubra Valley

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-936GwJr/1/M/IMG_0947-M.jpg

-by the way, anyone else hoping to head this way - don't forget...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Nubra Valley 2

Up on the hillsides, it's still quite a dry landscape

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-4/i-cDLZkqs/0/M/IMG_0894-M.jpg

the roads are not in great condition, but the lack of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Nubra Valley

We're heading into the green Nubra Valley

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Ladakh-3/i-KP9pxcS/0/M/DSC_0021%20%283%29-M.jpg

A lunch stop where even the loo has a lovely view
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Still Heading Down

That was the only opportunity I had to take photos as we rode through the snow, I shepherded (shouldn't that be shepherdessed?) my group down until we were out of the snow and meltwater, onto flatter...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 What Goes Up...

I've got a feeling that I used that as a title previously - but hey, we're in th eHimalayas and these are the highest mountains in the world and so there is a LOT of going up and down.

We'd been...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cry Oh dear

Damn, just lost another whole page - not sure if this one was even my fault, will have to re-do it as smaller sections.

But first I'm going to re-fill my wine glass- where is the wine waiter when...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Eek Getting There

OK, I'm making some inroads in this RR and the mountain of photos I have to go with it.
I've just cracked open the wine (Bordeaux if you're interested) and I'm settling in to write a bit more though...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Convoy Blues

Tell me about it - they drastically reduced our chai-drinking sessions, we'd be gulping down our drinks and pulling our helmets on each time we saw them come grinding around the bend towards us. We...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Questions

Glad you've been enjoying it, and yes, I know some of you would like more details, but I think I would be here until Easter writing it up if I did - or perhaps you can move in for a couple of weeks...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Khardung La

We bade faewell to our military hosts, ahead it starts to get a bit more tricky. Pausing to take photos, I sent my ladies on in front of me - only a guide (or an anxious mother) can spot her brood on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Khardung La

Just lost a page of photos and comments - my own fault because I dropped something on the floor, it rolled behind the modem/tower thingy then as I stretched down to reach it which meant laying my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Cocktail Hour

It's no easy task to find alcohol let alone cocktails in Ladakh Steve, this was one of our more strenuous days :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 On the Road

Riding back to Leh
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-4/i-BV7G56d/1/M/IMG_0825-M.jpg

I'm trying to work out which will be the best route to take, we've got the option of a bridge...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Sights in Ladakh

Getting back on track with the current RR. The Himalayas, my favourite mountain range
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Ladakh-3/i-KKCbZsK/0/L/IMG_2905-L.jpg

We're in an area to the west of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Madagascar

For those who may have missed that RR, here is a link to Mapless in Madagascar

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=921029
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 56,753
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Thanks

Definitely one of my all-time favourite destinations, and there is always so much more that just does not fit into the RR, glad you've enjoyed it.
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Eek Answers

Hi 8lives,
the bikes can do about 250-300kms on a tank of fuel.
there are generally fuel stops along the way, some more informal than others, and it can be a case of asking around, I bought...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Ride Inn Fan Club

I'm not sure how I missed this Shane - great to hear that you made it to the Ride Inn and had a good time there, it's perfect for bike travellers and their food is delicious :D Good luck with the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 replying...

Many thanks for that information ADVer, I have an awful lot of questions that spring to my lips when I'm travellin, and I don't always get answers :D



A limited choice, but yes, there are bikes...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Ladakhi Life

The more eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that our bikes are now adorned with Tibetan prayer flags - we match our surroundings
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Motorbikes and Monasteries

I'm loving riding in our group- as you all know I do a lot of my travels solo, and I also work as a tour guide and ride with mixed groups, though mostly blokes. This is the first time I've had an...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Too kind

Thank you :smile6
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Lamayuru Monastery

This is the beautiful road we were riding up

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-4/i-n939XH4/0/L/IMG_0765-L.jpg

One of my favourite roads in the world, and virtually no...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Keeping Up with the RR's

Umm, not sure I'll be doing one on the South America trip with the blokes, I did a similar one last year (search RR Tiffany Short Sojourn in South America).
However I DID get the chance to do some...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Blokes???

Funny you should say that, as part of the reason I got behind on completing this RR was that I've been busy on another trip away and here is a picture from it

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Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Moving On

We've been sharing a support vehicle with another group, and in that group are two Americans. It's early morning on the 4th of July and with secret preparations underway, we greet John and Gary at...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Life in Leh

Monasteries on every mountain side

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-3/i-6wrv2FW/0/M/IMG_0699-M.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Leh

It was a relief to be off the mountain roads, following the river valley with its sweeping curves rather than the torturous hairpin bends of the mountain passes.

...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Riding to Leh

To our relief, the mud was replaced by tarmac after a few miles, the tarmac a bit patchy, and various sections of roadworks. It's a harsh life for the workers, living in tents at the side of the road...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Bluhduh cold mud

The temperature had dropped a lot, shivering, we set off, to be faced by a sea of freezing mud- just wet enough to be slick and slippery
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Return to Pang

Pang
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Ladakh-3/i-xxLWpch/0/M/IMG_20140702_074032-M.jpg

And the Home of momo heaven (Tibetan-style dump0lings), here is my friend Padma making them for us...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh The Road to Leh

Early morning, and we're awoken by a snuffling outside of the tent
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-3/i-xN4gf98/0/M/IMG_0616-M.jpg

A marmot has come over to see who we are...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Sarchu - Again

Back out to the bikes and on down the hill, we've still got many miles to go
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Ladakh-3/i-6fPjB66/1/M/IMG_2731-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh I'm Back...

Just to prove that you get the warts and all story
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-3/i-tfJBTP7/0/M/IMG_0567-M.jpg

This was the sight of my bike after I had kicked the side...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,712
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Herding Cats...

...in an attempt to get a picture that would truly reflect the staggering amount of snow around us and the beauty iof it all, I tried to organise my excited riders, as they say, there are some things...
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