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Old 06-07-2012, 03:29 AM   #3166
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I love the photos of the vegetables. It makes me feel healthy while I sit for hours drinking coffee and smoking patels and daydreaming through your posts... lol.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:50 AM   #3167
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.... I can't wait til Friday to watch these 2 videos
Hurry, hurry.

Already an ace at moving Ride Reports....these are some of his best work yet!

Wonderful stuff, Mark!
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:19 AM   #3168
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Hurry, hurry.

Already an ace at moving Ride Reports....these are some of his best work yet!

Wonderful stuff, Mark!
Is it Friday yet
Oh dang 1 more day ....
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:25 AM   #3169
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The link to the article on the student rally worked just fine as have the videos... they are a bit jumpy but it is a technological miracle that you can even post them from a remote part of the subcontinent.

I took to heart your advice about wearing the SPOT on your person, not attaching it to the bike. I noticed in the pix that you seem to be using the pouch with elastic strap that SPOT provides with the unit. I found this a bit inconvenient on my first few rides this spring and bought the velcro pocket that the manufacturer of my riding jacket provides for the left sleeve... it worked fine until a strong gust in Monument Valley sent it sailing off my arm like a frisbee. Fortunately no traffic to crush it to small flat pieces. Hint to riding gear manufacturers... we need a secure pocket for this new technology. It can save your life just as much as a good suit and helmet. ATGATT!

ATGATT must be tough at 30 C with high humidity!

What is the displacement of those Royal Enfields? What kind of tyres did they provide?... you had some pretty gnarly stretches of road with ice, mud and later large rocks where those people were working. Riding that stuff is a tribute to your skills as an ADV rider. "Faith, Hope and Courage" indeed R'man. You are certainly walking your talk. Ride on!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #3170
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Great Video !

Really makes me want to ride the Himmalayas on an Enfield.

Then it breaks down and I think I'd rather ride a YamaKawaSuzuHonda.

Not the same , but maybe fewer hassles- adventures ?
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:31 AM   #3171
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the videos... they are a bit jumpy but it is a technological miracle that you can even post them from a remote part of the subcontinent.

ATGATT must be tough at 30 C with high humidity!

What is the displacement of those Royal Enfields? What kind of tyres did they provide?... you had some pretty gnarly stretches of road with ice, mud and later large rocks where those people were working. Riding that stuff is a tribute to your skills as an ADV rider. "Faith, Hope and Courage" indeed R'man. You are certainly walking your talk. Ride on!
I mounted the video on the bike, and the jumpy is just a fact.

It took about 4 hours to upload the videos at a internet cafe.... But wanted to share the ride while I am here.... Price you pay. Had tea with the guy that runs the internet cafe, and it was again a great experience.

I rented a 500CC enfield instead of the 350. The tires are a street tire but they were great on all conditions. Do real issues, but we were riding fairly controlled and not too much speed! Yes we rode through some other slide areas with lots of dirt that unfortunately I did not capture on Video..... Just riding and did not think to stop

It has been a great adventure!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:34 AM   #3172
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Really makes me want to ride the Himmalayas on an Enfield.

Then it breaks down and I think I'd rather ride a YamaKawaSuzuHonda.

Not the same , but maybe fewer hassles- adventures ?
All the other bikes here are 150, 180, 200, maybe 250...... Which is why I went with the Enfield. I have really enjoyed riding the simple Enfield. The breakdowns would have been nice not to happen, but then I would not have ridden in a TaTa truck with 3 no english speaking Indians over Rohtang at night Adventures are part of the fun!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #3173
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Thank you sharing the pictures and the videos. They are all great but the videos added so much more of you to the RR.

I am reminded again of living in the present and enjoying what life has to offer right now.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #3174
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I am reminded again of living in the present and enjoying what life has to offer right now.
This is good for all of us to keep in mind and to actually live this way.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #3175
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Thanks for making me look cool...at least in my own eyes and yes I saw yet another shot of me taking a leak.
Did you write your name legibly? Always nice of us boys, not to mention our duty, to sign the guest books when we travel rj in walla Walla
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #3176
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Not sure how you top the last video, but every new one you post hits it further out of the park!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #3177
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The videos are wonderful. What an awe inspiring ride. The article about Tibet is heart wrenching. Hard to imagine how bad it truly is to have a young mother burn herself to death. So much of the worlds problems are so remote for most of us westerners. Thank you for bringing us along with you.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #3178
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Still following along with ya, Radioman!

This is simply one incredible read. Can't believe it's been a year already!
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:29 PM   #3179
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Good stuff Mark and Bill. This RR is like an old book you start reading, and then put down and leave alone for a while. Then you remember it, and are happy you checked back in. The India stuff is great. So much better to see you guys riding it on bikes, than on TV with IRT," most dangerous roads. "
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #3180
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Jumpy Video

FYI: the jumpy I was talking about was not a function of camera instability or mounting but of internet connection/transmission speeds so that on my computer, even on UTube the videos do not flow in smoothe continuous motion but rather jump like a collection of still images... obviously other readers are not experiencing this and I will have to view at a future date on a more powerful machine...simply providing a report on what I saw, not the quality of the video, use of the camera, mounting of the camera I think it is a freaking miracle that I am seeing moving pictures taken a world away on a small digital camera and edited on a laptop similar to the one I am writing this on. Last time I filmed in India I had a crew of four and twenty cases of equipment plus an Indian crew of three and 2 mini vans with two drivers. The dolly grip had to travel on the train for 24 hours with his dolly.... but I digress. Great stuff. Thanks.
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