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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by SgtMike, Jun 3, 2009.
Great pics so far....
Sorry for the loss.
Sorry Mike. We'll wait patiently. Looking forward to the rest of your journey.
Love the report, the scenery, the riding - fantastic
only 55 more sleeps and I'm there
What is the fuel situation - the RE's have the range to go from petrol staion to petrol station did you need the extra containers?
Sorry to hear of your loss, I know how it feels as I lost my mother in May at 93.Was in India 2 yrs ago going back next year in Oct or Nov as its cooler then last trip spent a week in New Deli and a Week in Chandagar as my daughtergot married to a youg man from there,cant wait to go back next year and try an meet Chanderjeet then also rode and M/C there but nothing like yours. If you need some books PM me.
29 yrs as FMF Corpsman 3rd Marines and 5th
You are a Hero to Marines - THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
An amazing woman, raised during the depression, mother to 7 sons, Great-Great Grandmother when she passed on. An example of strength and determination to us all.
Onward to Leh!!!!
As we left our intrepid travelers, they were climbing higher and higher .
Chanderjeet's bike decided to pose... after a rock wedged itself in the front fender.
Not long after, CJ had to "adjust" the right foot peg. Some zipties, some tape, and a nice flat rock later - roadside repair. Sharad taking a close look, I'm helping - really;
SgtMike keep the photos and writeing coming .
We had ridden some of the highest roads in the world, over some of the roughest roads to take a bike. The Royal Enfields covered the terrain and carried use skyward;
Take a CLOSE look at the passes covered. Pike's Peak in the US is 14k and change... we bested that this day. Chanderjeet, Sharad, and SgtMike riding on to Leh!
Due to snow covered roads, my troubles with my bike (stalling/starting, overloaded), traffic of tourists and Tata trucks!
We decided to stay in Pak, just on the other side of the previous pics. What I didn't know, our little "hotel" was at 15,000ft elevation!!!!
Great noodle soup dinner, lots of water, and a warm carpet to sleep on - sounds great to me!!!!
Aside from tingling in my hands and some shortness of breath while trying to sleep, the altitude didn't bother me. Chanderjeet had been kind enough to get some Diamox, it worked. Sharad did suffer some nausea, he had been working hard on the bikes and helped a Russian rider pick up his bike at altitude earlier.
Our camp for the night;
This is a great ride report!!! Way to go Sgtmike and CJ!!!
Some random shots on the route.
The Indian Army and Police force are the lifeline of the region. They build and maintain the roads, provide security and emergency services to the region. These are true national heroes and deserve all the respect coming to them.
Sharad getting some inner peace. These temples are numerous and well maintained.
These guys have somewhere to be and we're in the way! There's nothing like passing or getting passed by these on a mountain road;
The road builders at work. Slight detour, new section to open soon - great job fellas!
Some of the best spots are just off the road. Chanderjeets' 500 Bullet taking a break;
Chanderjeet started with some books on a previous trip, giving them to a recognised school in Leh. With such a great reception and response, he was determined to return again.
Upon arrival a student asked "Are you from ADV?"
The school educates the children with integrity and hard work. The teachers know how important education is and keep close watch on the kids.
Here's some of the scenes, I'll let them tell the story...
Chris, CJ, Chanderjeet, my Brotha... no matter what ya call him, he's a great guy and a caring/giving person. The School Captain (the older boy in the pics) remembered his last visit and wouldn't stop calling him "Sir". It fits.
Some future members of ADVrider.com;
glad to see you guys made it to the school - the kids look delighted and you know its just right when they ask if you're from ADV.
My hat is off to you for taking this trip and making a difference
more pics coming later today, Leh temples, mountain views, lakeside camp, and much more .
Thanks for posting up the Pics Mike :)
Great job !
Mike, CJ & Sharad,
Great report and pictures. I especially like the pics of the kids. I think that's what I enjoy most about traveling in foreign countries - the kids. They really enjoy it if you show up on a motorcycle and wuth a digital camera.
Thanks for taking me along.
It was really nice to meet you last night and looking forward to more about your trip
Turn up the volume.
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