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Thread: My first ride ever - Khardung La – 18380 ft. Riding to the World’s Highest Motorabl

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    Lovely!!! I am enjoying this... I have an intuition that this thread is gonna get more funnier!!!
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    Nice start.

    Guys like you instill confidence, that I have many years of Riding left in me.
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    although i was present when you were narrating the story/stories.. i ll still be glued.. because your thread is surely going to be entertaining and funny... keep posting your natural comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by trustvishwas View Post


    I know she will extract her pound of flesh later on but that’s ok; I am used to it.

    careful sir....you are scaring the younger ones away from marriage.., me for the record is already terrified of it...the way friends around me are getting marriaged..(legal version of murdered..)....
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    Guys, after reading your comments, I feel that I should apply for a post of official comedian for Pune xBhp chapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trustvishwas View Post
    Guys, after reading your comments, I feel that I should apply for a post of official comedian for Pune xBhp chapter.
    Good Idea

    Now you will find another business

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    Bike Preparation
    I acquired bike from my friend around 10 days before starting the journey. Got it thoroughly serviced, changed clutch plates (since they were only 600 bucks), engine oil etc. Also bought a new air filter, clutch cable, brake and clutch levers, spark plug. I would strongly recommend NOT purchasing air filter and spark plug. If those items are not to the mark, get them changed in your home town.

    I was also on the lookout for a replacement tyre for the FZ. FZ stock tire is radial tubeless. Chances of punctures due to stones is extremely high in Ladakh ride so searched everywhere for a replacement tyre. Rishabh, being a FZ owner also pitched in but no one had it in stock. Ultimately found one Eurogrip tyre which would fit the stock rim but since it was larger in size, I had to remove rear tyre hugger.

    Spent around 3 hours in Yamaha showroom getting acquainted about bike parts and carrying out minor repairs.

    Final Preparation
    As I knew only Inder from the proposed group, I was after him constantly to have a joint meeting of Mumbai-Pune groups. I personally feel that personal interaction with your group is crucial since you will be spending 15-20 days with this group and you have to understand group dynamics & mentality to fit in. Alankar even made a trip to pune with Satyen to check his hot weather endurance. We met at roopali for a short period.

    We had a joint Mumbai-Pune meeting during Amby Valley G2G and was extremely useful in meeting all riders. Different responsibilities were assigned to each one to reduce work load on any one person. In spite of several requests, Paaji did not bring his roommate for any rides citing reason that he dosen’t like bike rides. Ultimately MG had to intervene and have a meeting at MotoCafe with 3 of us and gave us specific instructions about itinerary planning etc. This was the first time I met Rudra.

    Originally, Inder had asked me to book his ticket for Pune – Delhi train travel. Later on he decided to ride all the way and cancelled his ticket. Again later, he decided against it and had to settle for Pune – Agra ticket on a holiday special train. Inder’s roommate, Rudra was supposed to go to his home town – Indore 3-4 days before beginning of ride and join us directly in Delhi. Mumbai group had planned on riding to Delhi.

    Sponsorship
    Since certain members had pointed out about their funds crunch, I talked with a company in providing partial sponsorship of 20k for the group. I got their banners printed and carried them to Leh. Alankar even mailed the sponsorship proposal to the company. However, since the Mumbai group never met us, I abandoned the idea of sponsorship money.

    Last minute Screwup
    Since I did not know any of the Mumbai gang personally, Inder was co-ordinating with them and couple of days before departure, there was a massive confusion about our meeting town and days. Ultimately, it was decided to meet either in Delhi or Srinagar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JitenMistry View Post
    Good Idea

    Now you will find another business
    How about lending me some advance against this new business?
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    Day 1 : 31 May 2010
    My staff had already booked my bike. All luggage was packed and my family dropped me at railway station. Had booked in 2 tier AC so was most comfortable for some time. After some time, I became aware about some strange noise in our compartment. On further investigation, found out that there was a honeymoon couple in our compartment…… There goes my sleep for next 24 hours.

    In my natural style, had a catered lunch in Bhusawal and ordered Burger, chips and cold coffee in Bhopal for dinner. Photo of my lunch – (the hairy parts you see are my legs and not part of the lunch)



    Aman called me from delhi asking for final plan for the ride. Told him to speak with Inder since network was poor in train. More about this later….
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    Quote Originally Posted by trustvishwas View Post
    How about lending me some advance against this new business?
    what will you do with my short of money , you will earn more then this with your kind talent.

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