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Old 06-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #3121
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WE COME TO SEE THE MOUNTAINS OF INDIA




eh mark?
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:22 PM   #3122
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You sir, are a true traveler. When you stop writing of them, people will go through withdrawls.





The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #3123
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Once again you have made me want to see parts of this world i never envisioned. Thank you for the past year of this ride report. Letting us tag along on this third chapter in your life has been amazing. I truly hope that you are keeping a journal besides this report. The pictures you have posted have ranged from great to multple front page candidates. You may consider copyrighting them and publishing some for sale. Maybe even writing a book about your exploits.

I can only imagine what it must be like to walk outside of a tent at 18,000 feet elevation and see the snow colored Himalayas. The sensory load must be incredible along with the emotions of realizing where you are and dealing with problems as you encounter them. Keep the pictures and commentary coming. And be safe in your travels.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #3124
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WE COME TO SEE THE MOUNTAINS OF INDIA




eh mark?
Dying....wish I could share the joke where I'm at right now....I want to say it
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:25 PM   #3125
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Speechless once again

Its absolutely incredible. Your choices amaze me and your ability to show life inspire me. Ride on Radioman. One day I will ride with you.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #3126
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:52 AM   #3127
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Wow a year!!!! time flies when you're having fun!!! I feel like it was yesterday when I started to follow your RR, now is part of my morning routine, get some coffee and check where is Mark!!

Ride Safe my friend!!!!

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #3128
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:25 PM   #3129
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June 5th, 2012 Manali to McleodGanj

Packed up early and started riding by 7am. The distances I am traveling in India are not that far, but it takes a long time to get there Riding from Manali at the base of the Rohtang Pass over to Dharmsala and McLeodganj which is the location of the Exiled Tibetan government and Dali Lama.





Amazing views out of the valley.









Today I saw lots of Monkeys along the roadway. They stayed on the guard rail, until people stopped, then they knew it was time for food



In the towns I rode through the school kids were out "protesting" or "celebrating" not sure which.



There photos fail to really show the landscape. The hills are all terraced for farming in this area. Spectacular....




We be here for a few days as the Dali Lama is in town.... Should be interesting. Need to get my permits for the events today.

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Old 06-05-2012, 06:41 PM   #3130
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In the towns I rode through the school kids were out "protesting" or "celebrating" not sure which.



--- was reading about this online this evening. It was a peaceful protest. Check out this article about it. I hope it works, I'm not so good at this link thing yet..

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=31532
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #3131
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Wow, what a year you've had Mark!



Thanks for keeping us all so regularly and constantly updated on your great travels.
Of all ride reports I've read I think you take regularity in updating to a new height.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #3132
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Mark...I've really been enjoying your posts. Thank you for taking us along on this fantastic journey.

I'm curious, now that you've put some miles on the Royal Enfield, what are your thoughts?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:33 PM   #3133
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Mark...

I'm curious, now that you've put some miles on the Royal Enfield, what are your thoughts?
Loving riding the Enfield. It reminds me of the bikes back in the 60's and 70's . Simple. Kick start only, just basic motorcycling. The other thing is that the speeds in India up in the mountain region is fairly slow. If you go (60-80 KM it is fast) mostly under 50Km (which is about 30MPH)

It is not a modern bike but it is really fun!! (as long as you are not expecting it to have great suspension, handling, reliability :)
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:26 AM   #3134
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June 6th McLeodGanj, India

Very relaxed day. Got up early and got in line to get my security badge to see the Dali Lama. Took about 1+ hours....



Got my Pass for the next couple days...... really busy in town since The Dali Lama is here. More Photos tomorrow!
(not really sure why the guy back in line has a pillow on his head?)



Time to catch up on ADV and a few other internet things!

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:38 AM   #3135
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This is going to be interesting.
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