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Forum: Asia 12-28-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By alfonso-lanka
Ladakh map

Thanks for the leads - they're indeed very helpful.

For the Indian part of your trip: if you need a good detailed map of Ladakh and the Leh - Lahaul - Spiti - Shimla route, I have made myself...
Forum: Asia 11-18-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By alfonso-lanka
Correct. You've got two high passes to cross:...

Correct. You've got two high passes to cross: the Rohtang Pass (between Manali and the Chandra Valley), and the Kunzum La (between Chandra Valley and Spiti Valley). Once one of them is closed for...
Forum: Asia 11-15-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 135
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Posted By alfonso-lanka
Dear Bunny, I will be coming to Delhi for a...

Dear Bunny,

I will be coming to Delhi for a tour in the northwest region (Kinnaur, Spiti, Ladakh, Nubra) next year. Can you advise me about bike rental?
At home, I'm riding a Bajaj Avenger, and...
Forum: Asia 11-15-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By alfonso-lanka
From what I have researched in the past months,...

From what I have researched in the past months, Delhi is the most convenient place both to start your tour and to buy/rent a bike (as well as almost anything you need).
Forget about reaching Ladakh...
Forum: Asia 11-15-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By alfonso-lanka
Indian maps

I've got the Lonely Planet's travel atlas for India & Bangladesh.
Scale is 1:250,000, so good for a general road plan, but pretty hopeless for any details.
For most of India, it's a good map, but...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,718
Posted By alfonso-lanka
How would you rate an Avenger? It has the same...

How would you rate an Avenger? It has the same engine as the Pulsar, but being a cruiser, with all weight on the rear tire, I am a bit worried about its behaviour on bad roads. I find it less...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,429
Posted By alfonso-lanka
Am reading your bike story for the past 3.5...

Am reading your bike story for the past 3.5 hours. Too great stuff! Even had my dinner in front of the screen, something that hasn't happened in the last 10 years at least. Absolutely glueing...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Asia & the Pacific Rim 11-15-2008, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,299
Posted By alfonso-lanka
GPS maps

To give you a little sample of the detail, here's a piece of Nubra valley. Beware of the placenames: these need BIG corrections, as they were mostly plucked from Russian maps (and converting Tibetan...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Asia & the Pacific Rim 11-15-2008, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,299
Posted By alfonso-lanka
GPS mapsfor Ladakh

I don't know if you have alreay gone on your trip or not yet, but there are not yet any detailed maps available. That's why I have made a series of maps myself (and am still making them). The whole...
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