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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by MaddBrit, Sep 25, 2009.
Not that high.
Speechless. Beautiful snaps. Were you well received in India?
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
where is the rest, come on bob!
Yeah Bob :ddog
I imagine watching the mountains with the changing weather and light can be hypnotic.
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!
So, How do you hunt a Hippie?
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.
100 km/h TOPS
laying down on the tank
with a tail wind
at sea level
10 km/h TOPS
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
good to correct it...
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 . And I remember that It was not cold. Neither was I .
"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 , weird...
Great report, brought back many memories!
Coke products were fairly common but none were cold.
After one glance, I just decided to wait
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