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    Quote Originally Posted by eliksir View Post
    waiting for the rest of the story
    Quote Originally Posted by krish2778 View Post
    yup waiting for the rest of the story, Would really love to know how thw ninja coped up with some tough terrain !
    Guys believe you me; the story is not how Ninja coped with the terrain, but how your so called friend coped with you
    I am a lil busy in office tomm, will take it forward soon )))

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuRpReEt SiNgH View Post
    Prologue: I am an investment banker and this is my first bike.
    nice to know banking also allows the luxury of such long leaves really had to struggle my end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gahlaut View Post
    nice to know banking also allows the luxury of such long leaves really had to struggle my end
    Thanks mate, I was able to mange my boss well.

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    More than the tour part, I'm looking forward on what happened between you and your "friend".

    As per me touring with another person is very tough, 3-4 days with a particular person 24hours can lead to conflicts. I've been there and I've learnt from it. Never ever go touring with a guy who you don't trust or who doesn't trusts you.
    A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parth View Post
    More than the tour part, I'm looking forward on what happened between you and your "friend".

    As per me touring with another person is very tough, 3-4 days with a particular person 24hours can lead to conflicts. I've been there and I've learnt from it. Never ever go touring with a guy who you don't trust or who doesn't trusts you.
    Well said Parth; hang on Day 1 (w/o pics) & Day 2 (with pics) comming up soon (tomm)

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    Day 1

    Its 2:30 a.m. and my apple phone starts making ungodly noises which wake me up on a daily bases and my mind goes wtf not so soon. But the phone goes on relentlessly and as it is placed out of my reach, I have to get up and put it to sleep (its done its job and now its my time).

    The idea was to meet at 3:30 a.m., so I make haste. Mr. X wanted me to wake him at 3:15 a.m. and not before. I dont know how he can be so quick that he will get going in 15 minutes. So I called him up at 3:00 a.m., no response. I must have tried like 5- 6 times and I knew that I am wasting my time and now I am late. But I cant just leave him, so I continued and finally he answers and reconfirms that hes going to be there in 15 minutes, and I was like damn now I am late.

    He was bang on time; 15 minutes; a call comes; bhaiya, I am here, come fast and I am like oohhkkkkkaaayyyy. I was 15 minutes late and by the time I joined him it was already 4:00 a.m. Then as we are finally getting started, he realises that hes forgotten his jacket and must go back home and get it. This was not an auspicious start, but what I can do except wait. It was so hot and humid that I was fully drenched in sweat. It was already 4:30 a.m. when we finally started the ride, not good, not good at all as I was quite furious over lack of planning for a 7- 8 day ride. When we crossed ITO on the ring road the road was wet and slippery and on some bends in the newly constructed flyover, my Ninjas rear end was slipping. I immediately straightened the bike and reduced speed, but Mr. X was out of sight apparently his bikes rear end had more grip or Ninjas tyres were still not warm enough. Soon the slippery part ended and I caught up with him, as we were already behind schedule and during monsoons it can rain anytime anywhere, I wanted to cover as much as distance before the rain catches up with us or vice versa. As I was now leading the two bike group, it was upon me to build momentum. I got lucky and crossed the majnu ka tilla red light and Mr. X got stuck on a red light. I realised this immediately and slowed down to 40- 50 Kms and continued riding, in hope that he will catch me up in 5 minutes. There were couple of more red lights ahead and I had to stop on one, but Mr. X was no where in my rear view mirror. I crossed that intersection and stopped by the side of the road. I immediately took out my phone and things were not looking good (damn!), I had 5- 6 missed calls from Mr. X. I called back and there was no answer, WTF WTF WTF. I was quite worried and the eastern sky was turning blue from black. Mr. X did make it, after 10 minutes or so, no sweat, nothing was wrong he just got stuck at an intersection. I briefed him that if such a scenario reoccurs, the lead biker would reduce speed and continue and the one behind should try and catch up asap instead of stopping and calling.

    No harm done, we continued our ride, well behind schedule but hey! Who cares? The ride till zhilmil dhaba was un eventful, and we made good time reaching there by 6:30 a.m. No rains till now.

    It was a 30- 35 minutes break and soon we crossed Ambala bypass and was on the Zirakpur- Chandigarh route. With rain gods threatening we increased our speed but on the turning towards Shimla, it was raining cats and dogs. We were forced to stop under a flyover and quickly changed into rain gear. As we approached the hills the intensity of the rains went down but the occasional rain would continue till Narkanda.

    Our ride till Shimla was awesome as before, wide roads, great tarmac (though wet and threatening), and beautiful scenery. I tanked up at Solan, as this was one of the last pumps where I can get Speed (91 octane petrol). Our lunchtime was somewhere between Solan and Shimla and soon we reached Shimla. Manoeuvring through the Shimla traffic was quite hard and the rain gods were not making it easy for us either. Slowly but steadily we continued and crossed all the mayhem. The road inclination and tarmac quality deteriorate significantly after crossing Shimla and we could never guess what lied ahead as now on hindsight this was much better than having no road at all. At kufri the intensity on the rain was too much for us to ride ahead and as we were quite wet and cold to continue we took shelter in a bus stop.

    Mr X was feeling more miserable than me and in the trepidation even suggested that lets stay here for a couple of days and well head back to Delhi. No one will be able to tell whether we completed the whole trip as per plan or not. I immediately shrugged off this wild idea and gave him some Old Monk and hoped hell get better soon (maantaly).

    We would enjoy the scenery for 30 minutes or so and the clouds started breaking and the days first sunlight greeted us. As we were up in the hills the sunlight was quite strong and we enjoyed it to the fullest. It gave us the required energy and we reached Narkanda by 6:00 p.m. Soon we located a decent hotel with somewhat safe parking space for the bikes.

    Sorry guys, there are no pics on day 1.
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    more more.... glued!
    after monday and tuesday, even the calendar says WTF!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by veyron999 View Post
    more more.... glued!
    Thanks brother!

    I like your signature (after monday and tuesday, even the calendar says WTF!!)

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    Guys, I am pretty bad with uploading pics over here, can somebody help me with the same. The teaser pics were uploaded by the moderator.

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