Charlotte, NC to New Delhi, India - The Journey Continues

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by SgtMike, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. petefromberkeley

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    I've been wondering what happened to you guys. I can't wait to get the details. I've done that trip by bus- must have been hard work.
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  2. mutineer

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  3. the darth peach

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    Hi Mike!!
    Can't wait for more.

    Thank you so much for the picture.
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  4. Chanderjeet

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    Yo Mike,

    Did you sleep enough already :snore

    How about posting some pics :hide
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  5. SgtMike

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    I got picked up at 9am, home, wife, kids, dog, bags, parents, had to work 5 hours, pizza, Transformers 2, shower(s),... been a wee bit busy. At work now, got to work the USAC race tonight, will post up tonight:deal .

    Been uploading to Photobucket, still have lots to do.
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  10. freeflow

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    wow, a lovely ADV plan that came together. :thumb :thumb

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  11. SgtMike

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    Got on the plane in Charlotte, short hop to Newark, NJ to meet the 777 to New Delhi. 15 hours, 3 meals, 5 movies later we would arrive. This is the bus to India;


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  12. SgtMike

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    (as previously posted) we made it to Sharad's place to get the "Green Monster", the 350 Bullet I will ride on this trip.
    Traffic in Delhi was overwhelming at first, until I came to understand how it works. The congestion makes it neccesary to take "liberties" to get where you have to go. So many vehicles/people and only so much room.

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    Motorcycles are part of the society here. Affordable, efficient, the entire family gets involved!

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  13. SgtMike

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    we arrive at a humble garage that has been servicing Enfields for quite a while.

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    The mechanic works skillfully through the Green Moster's gear box, while the young apprentice observes;

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  14. SgtMike

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    with a clove cigarette burning slowly, he tightened the clutch back to spec while the other mech's checked tires and brakes.

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    The tools of the trade;


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  15. Anticus

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    Incredible RR and someone from NC no less.

    After drifting away from a 20y love affair :raabiawith motorcycling
    (after momma realtor in a Volvo stationwagon used me for a hood ornament :fall ),

    your adventure reminds me of what I have missed. It is a nice confirmation that I know that I earned my spurs and am ready to get back in the saddle. Subscribed and waiting for the next installment. Thanks.
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  16. SgtMike

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    Watching the street outside the shop was an experience all it's own. Busy town this Delhi, constant coming and going.

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    I wonder how many Adventures this bike has had... workhorse? messenger? family transport? it waits in silence to be part of another story.


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  17. NCJ

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  18. Chanderjeet

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    :lurk:lurk Now we're talking !
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  19. Radioman

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    Late to the party but loving it! What an awesome community Sgtmike/CJ this is what really hooked me on ADV.

    Looking forward to more stories and Pics.
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    this is great!!

    Hello Pete:wave when is the next ADV sponsored rider??? I'm In .....
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  20. SgtMike

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    We planned on an early start, but as plans go... we started well after sun-up. The road out of Delhi is like any other city, busy and hot this time of year. We got spread out a bit so Chris went in search of Sharad while I took this shot of my stead loaded up.


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    We pushed as far as we could, Minali was still quite a way so we stopped. The place is called "Rock-n-River Hotel". On the way, however, I learned a lesson about overrtaking. Missed a pass and diverted to the right, sideswiping a car - bent the brake lever, scared the crap outa me!


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