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Old 01-03-2012, 02:17 AM   #1621
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I presume your bike is the red Honda in the pics?
Yes, the Candy RED is mine though I'd swapped for couple Ninjette that day

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Had to smile at the bit about some of your mates getting hassled by the police..... it seems the police are the same the world over too.
Police? Where?

BTW, we're back after nearly 2000 Km (1200+ miles) of trip by car in 5 days; had lots of fun driving through 3 ghat sections, super straight National highways, curvy two laned State highways & one National Forest.

If you're interested, this is the route we took - http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Ch...2,8,13&t=m&z=8
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #1622
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Great to see you out enjoying yourself again, all the best my friend

Cheers bro. The best thing is that we are now heading back to summer .... only about 8 weeks (or so) to go and we should be starting rideouts again - 'yay!'
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:04 PM   #1623
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Great thread! You have a very beautiful country.


Thanks for the 'the thumbs up' - true, it's a beautiful land ..... just a bit bleak and windswept right now (been having gales and 100mph winds the past 24hrs)

Pic is from Monday (before the storms hit) - Taken near Cove on the B833 looking out at Loch Long..

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Old 01-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #1624
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Yes, the Candy RED is mine though I'd swapped for couple Ninjette that day


Police? Where?


Here - (quote from your second link) - 'ride report' :-

' I was doing the sweep, so was at the end, near the S.P koil junction the traffic police stopped Rishi (who was ahead of me) and me. Asked to come to the side, seeing all our ridings gears the constable was rubbhishing that we are racing and stuff - also said that some 4 - 6 bikes went ahead he missed to catch - but managed to catch to his senior officer. The Recent Racing incidents and last weeks accidents has put the axe on the tourers like us - and senior officer too was saying that he got some orders to control that and asked us our License and i was explaining him that we were regular tourers and we were returning back from chengalpattu today. Showed him the photos we took and somehow he was convinced enough and let us go :-). '




Your route across India from coast to coast looks like it must have been great fun and an epic jaunt. Is petrol expensive in India? - We are paying 1.30 a litre here (about 110 Indian Rupees?)

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #1625
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Here - (quote from your second link) - 'ride report' :-
Oh!!! ok!!! I was not part of this; the fun was that, three of us, a CBR & two Ninjettes, flew off while returning back. If you'd like to know how we rode, it was like the opening scene from the movie Toruqe

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Your route across India from coast to coast looks looks like it must have been great fun and an epic jaunt.
You bet!!! The three ghat section were amazing

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Is petrol expensive in India? - We are paying 1.30 a litre here (about 110 Indian Rupees?)
It varies according to state in this country; the least is in Delhi, somewhere around Rs 65 per litre; I pay about 69.xx in my city & it goes upto 72.xx in neighboring state. A little cheaper though...for now due to upcoming elections
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:27 AM   #1626
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Still waiting for the start of our rideout season - the good news is we are having a relatively mild winter so far with higher temperatures that normal .... if this continues we may be back out early this year, fingers crossed (normally it is mid March).

Had some good fortune recently - For a while we have wanted to get some of the pics on this thread blown up on canvas to adorn the walls of the flat..... after looking around - Tesco 'on line' were found to be the best price at 100 each for large canvases. When they launched a special 'half price' offer for Christmas (50 each) it was too good to miss and we ordered three.......... the good news though was that, because the offer was oversubscribed, Tesco was unable to meet the Christmas deadline and delivered the canvases two weeks late ....... but as an apology they refunded ALL our money ....and gave us a fourth canvas free! That's 400 of canvases for 0! - Result!
Good old Tesco! - 'Every little helps'.
Pics look really good too on the walls ..... the pics below don't really do them justice, but you get the idea.



Picked this one because it reminds me of that best feeling ever ... getting ready to leave on a sunny Sunday morning for a full day's rideout with friends -







Picked this one ....sunset through grass, taken up at the beaches near Arisaig because I like the colours and it reminds me of a great trip.





and I had to have one of Tails, who sadly died last year, and left a large hole in our lives ....but at least he's still kind of with us, in a small way, every day, in this pic on the wall.





As for getting fit after my heart attack ...Sarah and I are getting out cycling at the weekends, 21 miles last weekend (including two punctures!) and 10 miles the week before .... nothing too extreme, - but boy did my ass ache afterwards - those modern 'saddles' are tiny! Lol! .....

Two wheels - but no engine!



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Old 01-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #1627
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Still waiting for the start of our rideout season - the good news is we are having a relatively mild winter so far with higher temperatures that normal .... if this continues we may be back out early this year, fingers crossed (normally it is mid March).

Had some good fortune recently - For a while we have wanted to get some of the pics on this thread blown up on canvas to adorn the walls of the flat..... after looking around - Tesco 'on line' were found to be the best price at 100 each for large canvases. When they launched a special 'half price' offer for Christmas (50 each) it was too good to miss and we ordered three.......... the good news though was that, because the offer was oversubscribed, Tesco was unable to meet the Christmas deadline and delivered the canvases two weeks late ....... but as an apology they refunded ALL our money ....and gave us a fourth canvas free! That's 400 of canvases for 0! - Result!
Good old Tesco! - 'Every little helps'.
Pics look really good too on the walls ..... the pics below don't really do them justice, but you get the idea.



Picked this one because it reminds me of that best feeling ever ... getting ready to leave on a sunny Sunday morning for a full day's rideout with friends -







Picked this one ....sunset through grass, taken up at the beaches near Arisaig because I like the colours and it reminds me of a great trip.





and I had to have one of Tails, who sadly died last year, and left a large hole in our lives ....but at least he's still kind of with us, in a small way, every day, in this pic on the wall.





As for getting fit after my heart attack ...Sarah and I are getting out cycling at the weekends, 21 miles last weekend (including two punctures!) and 10 miles the week before .... nothing too extreme, - but boy did my ass ache afterwards - those modern 'saddles' are tiny! Lol! .....

Two wheels - but no engine!


Thank you Kamchat, great pics and great post as always. Glad to see you're up and about after your little " incident ". Cheers .
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #1628
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Nice walls Kamchat!

I need to get out on my bicycle...too much snow right now! (that too will come!) glad you're up and out!
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:30 PM   #1629
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It would appear, Mr. Kamchat, that you are not going to die.

Not before you've done quite a bit more living.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:34 PM   #1630
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nice pic's ... what camera are you using for this shot?

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:52 PM   #1631
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Lovely! I keep thinking about getting some of my photos done on canvas for my walls. Yours look great! I think Tails would be very pleased that he's there :)

Woo bicycling! I haven't done that in years...up here in AK, the big thing is bikes with super fat tires (I swear they look almost as wide as the front tire on my F650 gs) for snow riding. If only it wasn't so COLD I'd give it a go.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:11 PM   #1632
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The Waverley. Love that ship.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:28 AM   #1633
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the good news is we are having a relatively mild winter
Global Warming!!! Is that real good news

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the good news though was that, because the offer was oversubscribed, Tesco was unable to meet the Christmas deadline and delivered the canvases two weeks late ....... but as an apology they refunded ALL our money ....and gave us a fourth canvas free! That's 400 of canvases for 0! - Result!
Ha!!! Lucky you people!!! If it were India...
1. They would've never got the 50 offer
2. Even if they got, they would've certainly delayed
3. When they delayed, they would've never apologized
4. Even if they apologized, they would've never refunded our money
5. Even if they refunded, they would've never made the 4th one for free

Whew!!! Really...you lucky fellas :)
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:18 AM   #1634
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Those are really nice!
I agree - Tails would like this shot.

I should have placed an order at Tesco... Damn.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:17 AM   #1635
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The blow-ups are a great idea...something I think I'll do for my garage (if I ever get one) or man-cave. From my ride through your country in 2005, here are what I might choose:


The Road to Inveraray


Loch Garry Bridge


The Road to Plockton


Glen Elg


The Road to Huntly (in my pre-ATGATT days)


After Devil's Elbow

Thanks for this thread, Kamchat!
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