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Pure awesomeness @ Lansdowne

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  • Pure awesomeness @ Lansdowne

    On 25th and 26th December 2010, I, Partha Sharma, and my 3 friends, Rishabh, Zishan and Udit visited Lansdowne and this is our story....

    A couple of pics will have to do for now, I'll be back with the full log by tomorrow evening.






    Last edited by Parth; 12-27-2010, 02:30 PM. Reason: Image added
    A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

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    • #3
      The Beginning.......

      Ever since I went through Aryan sir's log of his trip to Lansdowne onboard his pulsar200, I was hooked to Lansdowne. I asked questions about the terrain, temperatures, accommodation from senior members who have been there and a plan was made. I and Rohit were to leave Delhi by 20th November, and return by 21st. Unfortunately, Rohit backed out due to some family problems and as I didn't want to go solo, the ride got postponed.

      A whole month went by and while sipping tea at the xbhp dhaba one evening, Rishabh told me that he has planned a Lansdowne ride on 25-26 December and asked if I wanted to come. My ears stood up with the mention of Lansdowne and there was no other answer to his question apart from 'Hell Yeah'

      We met up at 6 in the evening on 24th to discuss the ride. I got some maps printed off Google maps and we chose Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut-Mawana-Bijnor-Najibabad- Kotdwar-Lansdowne for the route. What seemed child's play navigating through virtual roads on the computer screen became an Everest task as you'll read later in the log. Rishabh asked me to meet him and Zeeshan at 5:00 in the morning on 25th. With the plan all set I came back home and packed my backpack, with the warmest clothing I could find. I packed 3 warm t-shirts and 1 leg warmer, also 2 pair of socks just in case the one's I'd be wearing got wet, alongwith the documents of the bike and a first aid kit. It was around 2:30 in the night and I had just 2 hours to sleep before I had to get up. I thought about staying up the night but then rejected the Idea and went under the sheets.
      A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

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      • #4
        Looks good. Bring on the logs & the pics.

        My views on the YZF-R15 V2.0: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/198...tml#post699240

        The pleasure is when your rear wheel slides, and you bring it back; and when the front wheel lifts, you take your time bringing it back.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tibby View Post
          Looks good. Bring on the logs & the pics.

          Been a little busy off late with office. Will update the log asap
          A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

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          • #6
            nice to see you successfully completing the trip partha. Keep it up and update the log :-)
            Always Wear A HELMET,sigpic Everybody does not has the comfort to replace his HEAD

            Shaan

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            • #7
              Nice ride there Partha..... hooked for the next part .... kindly update the log bro !
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              • #8
                Looks like u had a nice trip.... waiting for pics and log..... update it soon....
                ~Life is too short for traffic~

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                • #9
                  I was gettign the updates of this ride from Shaan. We were traversing around Rohru & Chanshal same time.

                  Good to see you guys completed ride successfully.
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                  LIFE IS SHORT !!! GO HARD

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                  • #10
                    Its been a year since you updated the log here..
                    Jaldi karo

                    My views on the YZF-R15 V2.0: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/198...tml#post699240

                    The pleasure is when your rear wheel slides, and you bring it back; and when the front wheel lifts, you take your time bringing it back.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by indian07_blood View Post
                      nice to see you successfully completing the trip partha. Keep it up and update the log :-)
                      thanks bro hopefully in the near future we'd the writing a triplog together

                      Originally posted by smoker n doper View Post
                      Nice ride there Partha..... hooked for the next part .... kindly update the log bro !
                      Writing it bro, will update it today evening positively

                      Originally posted by Red Kite View Post
                      Looks like u had a nice trip.... waiting for pics and log..... update it soon....
                      Yeah, the trip was amazing, will update the log by today evening

                      Originally posted by Abhishek2433 View Post
                      I was gettign the updates of this ride from Shaan. We were traversing around Rohru & Chanshal same time.

                      Good to see you guys completed ride successfully.
                      Thank You bhaiyya. Talked to shaan about your trip, loved the log and the pics too , kabhi hume bhi lekr jao aisi jagah pe

                      Originally posted by tibby View Post
                      Its been a year since you updated the log here..
                      Jaldi karo
                      I'm just waiting for some pics to be mailed to me and then I'll update the rest of the log
                      A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

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                      • #12
                        Meet Mr. Late to wakeup
                        Woke up to the ringing of my cell, eyelids felt like weight were tied to them. It was rishabh calling to ask where I was . I asked him the time and was quite shocked to get to know that it was 5:00. I thought of skipping the bath and told him that I'm slipping into my jeans right now and will be on the road in 10 minutes, to which he replied ok. Quickly got up and brushed my teeth and thought to myself that I'm probably not gonna be having a bath tomorrow, and with the way I'm smelling right now those guys won't even sleep in the same room as me. So decided to take a quick shower. Came out and saw 4 missed calls on the cell, all from rishabh. Quickly got some clothes on and I was on the road by 5:40.

                        I had never ridden in the early hours of the day when the sun hasn't even shown it's face. I take took the same route I take everyday for office, still everything seemed different. Maybe it was the absence of the sun or the absence of traffic, or maybe the feeling that you have at the start of a trip, whatever it was, made me view the familiar route in a completely unseen way. It was a good start for the tour.

                        Reached aiims at 6:00 and found the group waiting for me. Zishan was furious with me, and rightly so, I was an hour late. I didn't even take the lid off for a coffee and we were on our way to lansdowne.Some pics at aiims nescafe:

                        Zishan and Rishabh showing off the angel eyes


                        Rishabh had bolted on a makeshift cellfone carrybag onto the steering of his bike to help us with the directions via GPS. A very wise move on his part.


                        Bye-Bye Delhi
                        We were maintaining average speeds of about 80clicks since the traffic was light and suddenly Rishabh signaled to stop. I thought in my mind that he wants to confirm that we're heading in the right direction or not. We parked our bikes on the side of the road and I went up to him. His display was blinking and he said that this was due to a low battery. I thought to myself, hmm a problem this early...is this a sign of things to come by?. I asked him if this has happened before, he promptly replied that it's due to the mobile charging device that he has connected in order to charge his cell while on the run as GPS drains quite a lot of battery, and couple with then projectors that he has installed, the battery sometimes dies out. I thought to myself, that stock is best . Anyways I asked him to keep his lights off and continue riding, the battery will get charged in an hour or so of riding time, and we were riding again. By 6:40 we had reached Dilshad Garden.

                        Took a right and ghaziabad was just 20 kms away, it came and went in a jiffy and at 7:30 we were at the T junction which would take us to meerut. Took a left here after asking directions from locals.

                        Soon after we encountered fog which we were anticipating. But the density of the fog was what we didn't anticipate. I was in the lead and with visibility reduced to just a couple of meter in front we were riding slowly. Stopped amidst the fog to click some pics and then carried on. This time a bit faster at about 40kmph but still really cautious. Some pics:

                        Rishabh and his black beauty:






                        A view of the thunderous thunderbird's cockpit:


                        The 15 gets clicked again...


                        Darn those projectors do look awesome


                        Yellow Yellow dirty fellow


                        Some pics from the halt:












                        After about 3kms of dense fog, it was back to visible conditions and we verified our directions at a police chowki. A pic:



                        The rest of the log will be uploaded soon. Sorry for being sooooo soooo late with this log friends.
                        Last edited by Parth; 03-25-2011, 02:47 AM. Reason: further editing
                        A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

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                        • #13
                          Dude...
                          Nice Write Up....
                          WOw must be amazin to ride in fog wid so less visibility.....
                          Anywayz waitin 4 the rest of the story.....
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                          • #14
                            I could've sworn that I updated this thread. Seems like I'd have to write the whole thing again, crap!
                            A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

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                            • #15
                              Great Going! Thumps up for your trip and pictures! Keep it up!

                              And one question, first page of this thread is really working? I couldn't see any trip-logs! Help me to watch!
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