Well I've finally committed to do this ride. Plane tickets have been purchased and first 2 nights accommodation booked in Dehli - Karol Bagh. Email sent to Lalli Singh regarding bike rental but I'm still waiting to hear back from him!! :huh Hopefully soon. The whole build up has been a bit daunting though, with the thought of doing this ride solo. I usually like riding solo and have done it in a number of countries but riding the Himalayas solo has had me thinking a bit! I might be lucky though and have a friend sort things out and be able to make it...we'll see. Anyway, I'll be landing in Delhi on the 17th August 2011 at 2:15am (what's the go with flights that arrive at that time of day) . That will give me the day to sort the bike and hopefully be ready to leave the following day. Of course if anyone has wanted to do the ride and didn't want to take the guided tour method, then you'd be more than welcome to join me - late notice obviously! Chanderjeet was good enough to mention that from the middle of August into the early part of Sept was a very good time to do this ride - I just hope there's less rainfall this year than last year when there was lots of landslides in the mountains.