Spiti Valley, India

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  1. Kim_uk

    Kim_uk Adventurer

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    Filmed last summer, but it’s taken this long to get round to editing.

    Two weeks in North West India on rented Classic Enfield 500s.

    Stared out as a trip from Manali to Leh, ended up in Spiti Valley.

    Mountains, rain, snow and landslides.

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  2. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    Yes! Good stuff. I’ll be visiting India next year, based out of New Delhi. @CA Stu, who’s done a similar ride, gave me some good info. I’ve been reading up on India and tours like these, but this video is just perfect.
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  3. BillUA

    BillUA Las Vegas, NV

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    Really nice job with the video.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Eastbay Dirtbag

    Eastbay Dirtbag one track mind

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    Incredible ride! Those road conditions were horrendous and doing it on Enfields! Trying to move quickly through the Himalayas is like trying to push a wet noodle across a table.:lol3

    It brought back vivid memories from my trip including the overnight stay in the lean-to. Thanks for posting.
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  5. Wherever I may roam

    Wherever I may roam Mono cylindrical wanderer

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    Great video!
    Nice to be able to enjoy some motorcycle travelling by proxy, I had planned to ride through that part of the world this summer on my ride from Australia to the Netherlands but unfortunately some virus popped up and I had to fly home and leave my bike in Indonesia.
    Seeing these images keeps me motivated to keep working away and saving up to finish my trip when, if?, it's possible again to do so.
    Those mountains are something else, great scenery!
    Thanks for the entertainment on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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  6. inti

    inti One more day everywhere

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    Hi Kim, nice Video! Next time with Perfect condition
    Frank
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  7. Kim_uk

    Kim_uk Adventurer

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    Frank!! When are you coming to London?
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  8. Comrade Arturo

    Comrade Arturo Veterinario

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    Indian mountain roads are insane and those Enfields can take a beating. Enjoyed your video:thumb
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  9. pitbull

    pitbull Long timer

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    Wow! Fantastic video!

    Really well done, I enjoyed every second of it. Thanks for posting it.
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  10. Chris S

    Chris S Been here awhile

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    Nice vid.
    We did it in the other direction (on pushbikes), but late in the season so no probs with landslides.
    One of the World's Top Ten Rdes for sure – especially Spiti.
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  11. squadraquota

    squadraquota mostly harmless

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    You guys certainly got your money’s worth of adventure. Hats of to your perseverance :thumb

    great video, thanks for sharing!
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  12. ozmoses

    ozmoses persona non grata

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    Great vid- I love the sound of that Enfield motor chugging along!

    I guess one doesn't need 900 lbs of bike and gear, 24" of travel and knobbies the size of baseballs to have an adventure after all !
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  13. Ian640

    Ian640 Been here awhile

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    Great film, thanks for sharing :clap
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  14. Lost Cartographer

    Lost Cartographer Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Great job, your video really captures the feel of the place.

    Kaza to Keylong is probably the most magnificent day of riding I've ever had, but our weather was A LOT better than yours.

    What month were you there? We were there at the end of July, it was a bit warm with only a bit of rain.
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  15. Will Rogers

    Will Rogers Been here awhile

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    Epic scary ride - great video
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