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    Save the Earth - We are the one who are running out of time, as Earth will take it own time to heal but that time may not be enough for us.


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    • #3
      Congratulation.
      luking exciting. waiting for full log and pics.
      Life is what happens to us when we are busy making other plans.

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      • #4
        man oh man.. the muddy slushy way does bring back some memories.... But why the lansdowne route and not the conventional thru haridwar, rishkesh and then on further??


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        • #5
          WOW Lovely slush. Waitin for pics of the bike drenched in it
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          • #6
            Nice Teasers...Would love to know about the Route details

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            • #7
              Before I start the day 1 there is some thing i'd like to recall, a close friend of mine asked me to explain the trip in a sentence on the day I returned to Delhi and all I could say was – “30% Adventure, 30% Endurance and 40% sheer stupidity!”
              There was one thing I decided when I was climbing up to Gagaria on day 3 of the ride, that I will write the truth and will hide only minor facts pertaining to personal importance to individuals! Cause this trip broke down each one of us at different stages, but it is not important on how we broke but how we overcame to complete this ride! This ride for a change was not just about riding endurance, it was about physical endurance and above all mental endurance… this ride had called upon a few real close calls but we survive to tell the tale.. Enjoy da ride through our words as the pictures have not done the justice to portray the beauty we saw and experienced through our very eyes.

              Day 1: Seema and I: NOIDA – Haridwar – Lansdowne: 12th Aug, 2011

              The day was sultry and I had finished a whole days work in NOIDA and left to pick seema up from Haridwar at 11pm. This time is the best to leave to haridwar Via Meerut – Muzafar Nagar – Roorkee as the traffic is more towards the entry into Delhi. So with ease and hardly any rain reached a Friends place in Haridwar at 2am. It is to be kept in mind that my FZ’s sprocket has been changed from the Stock 14*40(front*rear) to 13*42 for the Hills..! So the bikes low and mid are impeccable but at the cost of top end speed (90km/hr from 110km/hr). So hence, this stretch was the most frustrating one but the brains kept reminding me that I shall reap the benefit on the mountains…!
              So after a well deserved good night sleep, Seema and I pushed off to Lansdowne at 11.45am as the update from the Shiv and MJ was that they will leave to Lansdowne at around noon from delhi and catch up with us in Lansdowne. This ride was mostly pleasant with a few miles of planes and as we cross Kotdwar the hills start. I have been to Lansdowne once before and with a pillion back then as well and the memories where fresh as I remembered wasting a good new Puma Testastradas rubber sliders and having to buy a new one during my downhill exploits about a year back so as always started to uphill a bit cautious to get your eyes, brains and the pillion comfortable with the twisty’s and a few corners down realized that the suspension setup was way lower than it was just to find that it was in step 3 as against my favorite setting step 5 of 7. what a way to begin a ride on to the twisties.
              We reached Lansdowne at 3.30pm with not much fuss and all that was running in my mind was how much I wanted to experience the Downhill of Lansdowne alone and with no pillion or baggage and this was the chance!!!! So headed out to catch Shiv and MJ, not only for exploiting the downhill but to also get the suspension setup back to what I enjoy. This was when I found this Rainbow standing upright and the same for your eyes.



              So I ride down with a loose floating rear but what fun it was made maximum use of the sprocketing! Just this time made sure my shoe was safe as we had a few more days left in the ride and a trek to complete. So MJ, Shiv and I rendezvous, to ride back up to Lansdowne. Not too many pics for this day but a few to come for the next few days…!! Just a glimpse of what you are about to see from Day2. Shiv and MJ your side of the version awaited.




              Last edited by rockyrakesh5; 08-23-2011, 07:04 PM. Reason: Jus a small addition

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              • #8
                ^^ great pics... the road looks yummy for some nice lean angles..


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                • #9
                  Great Rakesh good going.... yes JD those were mouth watering roads alas they didnt lasted too long :P

                  Save the Earth - We are the one who are running out of time, as Earth will take it own time to heal but that time may not be enough for us.


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                  Yamaha YZF R15 (2010 model)
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                  • #10
                    D-Day: 12th August

                    It was around 1030hrs and I had my bike all ready. The luggage was just waiting to be loaded, then only I see one of our common friend Chib coming in. He was coming to see me off and also I had to take the cramster waist pouch from him. He helped me in loading the bike with the luggage and it was all done within 30mins of time. Then came MJ, his sleeping bag was to be loaded on top of his backpack, which was tied on the rear seat, that also got done. Now all done, we went to our Dhaba to munch on something before we leave for this sweet n short journey till Lansdowne. Yes I told you before, that we (MJ and me) were regrouping with Rakesh and Seema at Lansdowne. Hence after filling our tummies, we left the dhaba and I stopped at the temple enroute to take blessings for this trip. Then we went to tank up our steeds. All this made us depart from Delhi by 1300hrs. Finally we left the Petrol Station waving goodbye to our friend Chib. The route which we were to take was

                    Save the Earth - We are the one who are running out of time, as Earth will take it own time to heal but that time may not be enough for us.


                    http://www.ridesafewith.me
                    I dont just ride my bikes, I live with them.
                    Yamaha RX100 (1987 model)
                    Yamaha YZF R15 (2010 model)
                    Hero Impulse (2012 model)
                    Mahindra Thar (2015 model)
                    GIRed 2012

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                    • #11
                      ^^ wow... how are the roads ahead of meerut till lansdowne??? Hoping to take my family thru this route next time!


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                      • #12
                        I have vowed not to go to UK since you anyhow have to cross UP. The road condition & traffic is just nothing less than HELL. More actually. Pathetic than Delhi. Just during early morning it's better. Again in Nights, the Ghaziabad & other areas are loaded up with truckers. It's one of a messed up state, UP. Strongly suggest that you travel via train & then you can drive around in UK.
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                        • #13
                          ^^ +1 to that. I came back sunday from Rishikesh, and past meerut i had to literally drive within inches of bikewallas to get them to move to the side. A gap of 8-10 inches is nothing for them at 70 kmph. When you take it below 4 inches is when they notice you, and below 2 when they respond. How idiot and irresponsible can they be.

                          And then the SUVs add to the mess even more!!!


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                          • #14
                            Great Picrtures there and a nice log..
                            All the wise men of the world are called wise only after they spoke their mind, so dont keep the ideas to yourselves!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jd666 View Post
                              ^^ wow... how are the roads ahead of meerut till lansdowne??? Hoping to take my family thru this route next time!
                              there are stretches full of potholes but then yes you do get good patch as well, both our R15s were doing 3digits at some stretch.

                              Originally posted by rx100.7050 View Post
                              I have vowed not to go to UK since you anyhow have to cross UP. The road condition & traffic is just nothing less than HELL. More actually. Pathetic than Delhi. Just during early morning it's better. Again in Nights, the Ghaziabad & other areas are loaded up with truckers. It's one of a messed up state, UP. Strongly suggest that you travel via train & then you can drive around in UK.
                              Dada kya baat kar rahe hoo, road ya no roads bike ka toh apna hee maja hein, lekin haan bahut halta kharab ho jati hein bike kee aur rider kee bhi


                              Originally posted by rakesh_zmr View Post
                              Great Picrtures there and a nice log..
                              Thanks Rakesh

                              Save the Earth - We are the one who are running out of time, as Earth will take it own time to heal but that time may not be enough for us.


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                              I dont just ride my bikes, I live with them.
                              Yamaha RX100 (1987 model)
                              Yamaha YZF R15 (2010 model)
                              Hero Impulse (2012 model)
                              Mahindra Thar (2015 model)
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