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India, a Himalayan Adventure... in 'moderation'...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by MaddBrit, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    Not that high. :D

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  2. Saffrontiger

    Saffrontiger Adventurer

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    Speechless. Beautiful snaps. Were you well received in India?
  3. coop

    coop Narkyhippo

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    Generally Yes, most locals were very eager to please which was fun with sometimes communication difficulties.

    One kid threw a rock at me when riding near Dras, some glares from hardliners in the Srinagar old market and Rod had his hand puncture by a splinter when Hi-5ing a kid (I refused to do that)

    but generally - very friendly
  4. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    where is the rest, come on bob!
  5. petefromberkeley

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    Yeah Bob :ddog
  6. WarLlama

    WarLlama belligerent cameloid

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  7. WarLlama

    WarLlama belligerent cameloid

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    I imagine watching the mountains with the changing weather and light can be hypnotic. :norton

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  8. HIPPYHUNTER

    HIPPYHUNTER Adventurer

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    Sweet memories of India! fantastic ride report gentlemen! Thank you for sharing. I was in Southern India back in 1988; a trip of a lifetime as it looks like yours was too. Once one has been in India she never leaves you!
  9. coop

    coop Narkyhippo

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    So, How do you hunt a Hippie?
  10. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    :ear oh BOB!!!!:D
  11. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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  12. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Brilliant!
    This totally shows that you don't need the latest and most advanced bike to have an adventure. Lighter, simple and reliable are more important. This is what "Adventure" touring is supposed to be. Nice job boys, especially with the photography. The pictures almost tell the story by themselves.
    My two favourite shots are the older lady you "spoke" to for half an hour, and the shot of the 160 km/hr speedo on the Enfield. That bike wouldn't go 160 km/hr if you dropped it from an airplane.
    Awesome.
  13. CoomaGravelSurfer

    CoomaGravelSurfer Been here awhile

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    100 km/h TOPS
    laying down on the tank
    going downhill
    with a tail wind
    at sea level

    V

    10 km/h TOPS
    sitting upright
    going uphill (steep)
    into a head wind
    at 18000ft (no oxygen)
    whipping the bike like it was in a horse race

    all for the adventure of it



  14. Theshantha

    Theshantha Adventurer

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    good to correct it...
  15. Tantrum

    Tantrum Condescending Nag

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    I admit that I'm enjoying this RR more than I'm jealous of you all. That's only because I can relive my own trip to India (sooo long ago) through your words and images. Good job everyone.

    I do have one question. How did you get Sprite!? When I went to India the closest I could get to it was a local product (in recycled glass bottles) called Thumbs UP :thumb. And I remember that It was not cold. Neither was I :1drink .

  16. wimj

    wimj Wannabee adventurer

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    "We rolled into Pang and found accommodations."

    Did you get a chance to visit the place where you can leave your dump? It's on the river bank behind the camp, a beach full of shit (at least when I was there). It was hard to find a plcae to put your feet. When I went there and was doing my thing a guy on the other side waved friendly at me, as if encouraging me :evil , weird...

    Great report, brought back many memories!
  17. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Coke products were fairly common but none were cold.
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  19. coop

    coop Narkyhippo

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    After one glance, I just decided to wait:wave
  20. CoomaGravelSurfer

    CoomaGravelSurfer Been here awhile

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    If I remember correctly PANG has recently moved a few hundred meters away from the river and so is now located on some 'undisturbed' ground.
    They now also have 'long drop' loos with a 4" plank as 'starting blocks'
    All very interesting at 4600m and in the dark
    If you check it out on Google Earth you can see the old PANG location and the 'new' PANG location
    Love saying PANG
    Coops