The Highest Pass

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by BudCAD, May 14, 2012.

  1. BudCAD

    BudCAD Zen Motorcyclist

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    Anybody seen or heard of this yet? Sounds interesting at least, although I question the wisdom of riding a road that dangerous on a few weeks experience.
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  2. RodT

    RodT Been here awhile

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    ????? what????
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  3. BudCAD

    BudCAD Zen Motorcyclist

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    The Highest Pass, it's a documentary. I believe it's only showing in Ca. at the moment.
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  5. BudCAD

    BudCAD Zen Motorcyclist

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    Wow, excellent. I'll be checking those out. Thanks for the link.
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  6. calamari_kid

    calamari_kid Ootmik

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    Really enjoyed One Crazy Ride, by the same filmmaker. (Available for rent at Scarecrow for any Seattle-ites interested in checking it out.) Been meaning to see Riding Solo, gotta get on that.
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  7. glasswave

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    While the roads thru the Indian Himalaya are indeed dangerous, the trip is by no means a grand achievement, as Manali Leh highways to Khardung La is completed by hundreds of inexperienced motorcyclists every summer. While it may be an interesting documentary, any attempt to paint the trip as anything more than a common tourist trip would be sheer hyperbole. The road to Spiti or or Kargil to Padum are both much more difficult and dangerous.

    OTH, getting an Enfield up to here is certainly an achievement that warrants some bragging rights, especially solo.
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    What glasswave said. I had the pleasure of studying for exams when a few friends and my brother went there, also on Enfields. :cry

    They also went to Spiti, but had to take the "rear entrance" as one of the frequent mud slides blocked the road somewhere.

    All this doesn't change the fact that it must be extremely beautiful and fascinating. And making a good documentary doesn't only require a fancy location. The makers of this film seem to have done well, I'd like to watch it. Thanks for the link.
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  9. kuroda_tadayoshi

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    This was just added to Netflix streaming. Haven't checked it out yet myself.
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    watched it on netflix the other nite. IMO it sucked. more about existentialism then the ride.
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  11. thehomealien

    thehomealien Been here awhile

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    Tourists on rented Enfields ride that pass every year. A wonderful trip I'm sure, but not exactly the BAM road.
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    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Watching it now. Its dumb. Inexperienced riders that like to hit vehicles.
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    Don't need to go all the way to the Himalaya to have an amazing/spiritual adventure. It's in the mind and experiences, not the geography.
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  14. VxZeroKnots

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    It's on netflix instant queue. I had to stop watching it about 30 minutes or so in when the dude ran into the truck. Way too much of an overblown train wreck in the making. I'm not an ATGATT safety snob, but holy smokes were those people asking for it.
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  15. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Lol, that is exactly when I stopped.
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    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Just the fact that none other than Jon Anderson lends his incredible voice to the soundtrack, makes me want to see it. Yes, I'm a YES fan. :D

    Chris
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    Wow, added and then deleted in my netflix que in the span of a few posts. :rofl
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    Against my better judgement my girlfriend and I watched it. Holy crap that was terrible!
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    Watched the trailer. I can already tell "Anand" would annoy the fuck out of me. No thx.
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