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    Mumbai-Ladakh-Mumbai-2012-25Days7500kms

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    "So im bac home safe n sound frm one f d best journeys f my lifetime..mumbai-ladakh-mumbai on my 135ccbike..25days n abt 7500kms..
    Thank my parents,god,frnds n all well-wishers who wished n prayed for my well-being..thank u!
    now spending quality time wid family sharing all stories..feels good!
    "

    --Came back home after a month and updated this status on fb..about 300likes and still counting..
    Its now that I realize why people genuinely liked it and why they dream of riding to Ladakh,the top of the world !
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    I had started writing the trip log even before heading there but am posting it now.

    "Yes even I will be riding to the top of the world this year and nothing else matters!

    Interviews,New Job,money,leaves,LOP,courses,exams,society's outlook blah blah nothing..nothing at all.


    All that matters is support from parents,friends,relatives;the passion to travel,getting close to nature and all I know is that this place is really worth it !


    I have been reading and seeing pictures of this place for quite long and getting totally lost. Started reading travelogues generally late on a weekend and read them throughout the night right upto the early morning hours! Wish i had previously studied with that amount of passion too
    Ahh...nevermind but thats what effect the place had on me. Dont know what will happen when i actually go there ! "

    I always told my parents i would go there on my bike..and they laughed about it ! yes the Pulsar135LS...no matter whatever others had to say about it. 135cc only ? and what not.. time and again I have been proving that its not just about the bike but the biker ! Also giving due credits to the underestimated bike !

    I had no core plans till this year to go there. But it all started with a message from Akil(a biker friend and colleague who also knows my dad). He messaged me asking if I was going to go to Leh this year and i just laughed(thinking my parents would never allow me)and replied back saying no. Later I msgd him back asking why did he ask ; and got to know that my dad himself was telling him that I wanted to ride there. My dad, himself talking about this was surprising for me and it meant he wouldnt have a problem. All I had to do is manage things on my end and convince my parents.Which I eventually did !

    I started my planning regardless of me eventually making it there or even starting the ride.A month went searching for things and planning when I got to know many of my friends are going there and so it wouldnt be problem finding good company. But the problem was everyone was transporting their bike to Amritsar/Delhi/Jammu and then riding it from there.(which is sensible if you are not seeing any place on the way).I still was hesitant to transport the bike knowing the damages that can happen plus I didnt have enough time to do the bookings too ! I got to know Tower Dada(Tushar Jadhav), would be riding all the way so told him the idea and asked if I could join him. He most willingly accepted my request and was more than happy to welcome me ! That's it there was no looking back then and we got going with all the shopping,bike servicing and related preparation.

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    "Destiny n oppurtunity go hand in hand.U reach ur destiny thru oppurtunity n sometimes u get an oppurtunity coz of ur destiny.so nvr miss on it.grab it!!"

    --A friend of mine wrote this while I was updating this travelogue..dont know if she copied if from somewhere or its her original but it just got to me! Exactly what I was doing! Anagha, due credits given !
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    "Boredom,stress,irritation and frustration levels have been well-managed by my passion for biking alone till now...

    It took me across the state to goa,karnataka,daman,gujarat,rajasthan and many other places so far..


    If the levels dont stop rising now...i think it might take me to Leh-Ladakh !
    and how i wish ! "
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    "There comes a time in ur life when u just want things to be the way u want them to be..

    No matter what! It might be right or wrong..crazy or sensible..u just want it to happen..


    I guess now is the time for me..and i am just going to do it !
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    A few dialogues here and there and then directly implemented them ! I'm such a nautanki...aint I ?!

    Jokes apart...the world we are living in today is changing everyday. Sometimes for the better but, for most part, the worse. We are staring straight into the eyes of inhumanity,corruption, terrorism, global warming, child abuse, domestic violence etc etc etc. The government no doubt is taking steps to solve these problems but, unless the people awaken to the problems we are facing, a long lasting solution cannot be found.

    I alone cannot encompass all of the problems faced by humanity today and thats why always call upon people to work towards solving them for a peaceful and sustainable future.

    Some might say, I talk about solving the problem of global warming and at the same time I take a petrol-bike for the ride. What is the relevance here? True. I did it because that was the only choice of vehicle I had. Plus I didnt have any sponsors but all the money put in was from the hard-earned savings. I know finding a sponsor and going out spreading some message is a smart thing to do which I would definitely recommend others to do as well but this was just another leisure ride for me without any kind of obligations.

    My sole aim was to go out there,meet all the different people,live with them,get to know about their lifestyle,learn from them,obviously without giving them much trouble.

    And thats exactly what I did. Here is a summary of what all I did for the 25days.















































































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    Click HERE for the 2nd set of teasers
    or http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/840052-post15.html

    Click HERE for the 3rd and final set of teasers or http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/841358-post25.html

    All these are teasers just to give you all a hint of what all we did. There is a lot to mention in this travelogue with many many pictures to post. So it will take me a lot of time to do that.I would really appreciate your patience so please stop abusing me for being real slow in updating this travelogue. Thank you !

    Thanking All - Click HERE or http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/841670-post31.html

    Planning - Click HERE or http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/843012-post36.html

    Day1&2-Mumbai-Indore-Ranthambhor - Click HERE or http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/847715-post51.html

    Day3 Ranthambhor Fort and Wildlife Safari Part1 - Click HERE or http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/851766-post59.html

    Day3 Ranthambhor Fort and Wildlife Safari Part2 - Click HERE or http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/856819-post64.html

    Day3 Ranthambhor Fort and Wildlife Safari Part3 - Tigress Spotted Click HERE or http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/859910-post66.html

    Day4 Ranthambhor To Amritsar (In 1day? Yes im not kidding!) - Coming up
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    Last edited by nin; 08-21-2012, 07:57 PM. Reason: hyperlinks added
    A very good and safe biker not only because he can pop up either of the wheels,scrape his knees on a corner or go fast and make it look stylish but because he very well knows his limits and capabilities and has the patience to learn about others and ride safe ! :)

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    My Saddlesore Log : The 1st Saddlesore in India on a 135cc

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    Triplog Approved

    Bring it on brother.
    Advice is a form of nostalgia.
    Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

    Antz Travelz!! | South India Exploration Ride | Leh Triplog (Work in progress)

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    • #3
      Pata pata upload kar nahitar tikde yeun marin....

      Hooked on to the thread.
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      Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

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      • #4
        naad khula/
        teaser pics did their job very well/ now dont disappoint by posting remaining things late..good luck/
        got bhp?? oh yeah..its Xbhp

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        • #5
          Superb.

          7500km is absolutely fantastic. The joy of riding not only LEH but also enjoying the beauty of India all across.

          Another thread I will be connected.

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          • #6
            Was waiting for this log since the time you came back!!!
            Eagerly waiting for the rest!!! Take your own sweet time to complete the log... But please do complete it
            Hooked on to it!!!!!
            Expect The UnExpected!!!

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            • #7
              Nunu, Waiting for all the pics and experience and sincerely hoping your log gets finished before my 2011 log for Ladakh finishes
              My Ninja 650 Thread:
              A Green Affair! Starring Kawasaki Ninja 650

              My Travelogues:
              LOST in Sikkim
              Ride to Mt. Abu - An oasis in the desert

              Ladakh & Lahaul Valley 2011 - A journey to heaven & back
              Toranmal - Beautiful yet hidden
              Khushboo Gujarat Ki
              Sands of Time - Rajasthan

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              • #8
                Congrats once again on completing one of your dream rides. Waiting to hear more stories and do not hide those dance videos which would make this more spicier.

                Regards,
                Deepan

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                • #9
                  bring it on bro wating for it.
                  Hero Honda Karizma: 2008 - SOLD
                  Yamaha R15 : 2010 - SOLD
                  Honda CBR 250R : 2011

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                  • #10
                    Finally u have begun your log...first of all good job that you completed this ride on your trusted steed...second finish the log before Sachin Nair does...third ignore the second point & i will kill you......so bring it on brother...
                    Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of fuel before you can think straight.

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                    • #11
                      Yeu De Yeu De... lavkar yeu de... Hopefully majha log pan lavkar chalu karen. This time it was an attack of xbhpians on the Roof of the world

                      It was an Dream come true. Loved each and every moment of it...
                      Those who like me, raise your hands. Those who don't, plz raise your standards :)

                      बुरी नजर वाले तेरा मुह काला !!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by antz.bin View Post
                        Triplog Approved

                        Bring it on brother.
                        Thanks anant for the quick approval..was waiting since afternoon

                        Originally posted by Eshan-P180 View Post
                        Pata pata upload kar nahitar tikde yeun marin....

                        Hooked on to the thread.
                        Originally posted by satya_3d View Post
                        naad khula/
                        teaser pics did their job very well/ now dont disappoint by posting remaining things late..good luck/
                        pata pata..quick fast thoda mushkil hai....but will surely find time and keep this one updated..and yes complete it too

                        Originally posted by merwin_jmt View Post
                        Superb.

                        7500km is absolutely fantastic. The joy of riding not only LEH but also enjoying the beauty of India all across.

                        Another thread I will be connected.
                        Originally posted by BlackScorpian View Post
                        Was waiting for this log since the time you came back!!!
                        Eagerly waiting for the rest!!! Take your own sweet time to complete the log... But please do complete it
                        Hooked on to it!!!!!
                        thank you so much..yes i will complete it

                        Originally posted by Sachinnair View Post
                        Nunu, Waiting for all the pics and experience and sincerely hoping your log gets finished before my 2011 log for Ladakh finishes
                        Originally posted by xstunter View Post
                        Congrats once again on completing one of your dream rides. Waiting to hear more stories and do not hide those dance videos which would make this more spicier.

                        Regards,
                        Deepan
                        haha sure...nothing will be hidden..will come up with disclaimers wherever required

                        Originally posted by Rahul Rods Tewathia View Post
                        bring it on bro wating for it.
                        Originally posted by Arun Vijayan View Post
                        Finally u have begun your log...first of all good job that you completed this ride on your trusted steed...second finish the log before Sachin Nair does...third ignore the second point & i will kill you......so bring it on brother...
                        thanks arun..thanks a lot...i trust her even more now !

                        Originally posted by InsaneRider007 View Post
                        Yeu De Yeu De... lavkar yeu de... Hopefully majha log pan lavkar chalu karen. This time it was an attack of xbhpians on the Roof of the world

                        It was an Dream come true. Loved each and every moment of it...
                        thanks bhau..btw it was never a dream for me... but yes now i know the importance...

                        And we all guys should meet up soon..may be a dhaba g2g or a ride soon...sharing 1st hand information would be even more fun !
                        A very good and safe biker not only because he can pop up either of the wheels,scrape his knees on a corner or go fast and make it look stylish but because he very well knows his limits and capabilities and has the patience to learn about others and ride safe ! :)

                        sigpic

                        My Saddlesore Log : The 1st Saddlesore in India on a 135cc

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nin View Post
                          And we all guys should meet up soon..may be a dhaba g2g or a ride soon...sharing 1st hand information would be even more fun !

                          We should totally have a g2g this week...lets have a g2g this saturday guys...
                          Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of fuel before you can think straight.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nin View Post

                            thanks bhau..btw it was never a dream for me... but yes now i know the importance...

                            And we all guys should meet up soon..may be a dhaba g2g or a ride soon...sharing 1st hand information would be even more fun !
                            lavkarach bhetu. Monsoon has just begun so probably for an overnight ride. My bike is yet to arrive and will probably take arnd 12 days
                            Those who like me, raise your hands. Those who don't, plz raise your standards :)

                            बुरी नजर वाले तेरा मुह काला !!!

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                            • #15
                              2nd set of teasers

















































                              A few more to come
                              Last edited by nin; 07-12-2012, 03:51 AM. Reason: added more teasers
                              A very good and safe biker not only because he can pop up either of the wheels,scrape his knees on a corner or go fast and make it look stylish but because he very well knows his limits and capabilities and has the patience to learn about others and ride safe ! :)

                              sigpic

                              My Saddlesore Log : The 1st Saddlesore in India on a 135cc

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