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    Journey Begins and Continues...Even if the World was Suppose to End!
    21st Dec, 2012 - The date marked as the end of the world, we decided to embark our journey to yet another unexplored place. Glad that we still exist in this world and since we exist, we continue to do what we like to do. We Ride, We Explore.

    Facebook Update -
    21st Dec, 2012
    As the time passes by, as the clock keep ticking by, as I feel the heartbeat increasing every minute you know it's time for a ride. This night will pass by and with the crack of dawn we ride again to yet another journey. Each journey is special not for the roads we ride on but for the memories we create on the move. Each Destination is special not for the places we see but for the time we spend together. This time its RAJASTHAN Calling!!! The beautiful forts awaits us, the majestic palaces awaits us, as far as your eyes can see those deserts awaits us. I am ready for the time of my life!

    Padharo maro desh - Welcome to Rajasthan


    Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer - Night shot of Jaisalmer city from Jaisalmer fort.






    City Palace, Udaipur - As we entered the City of Lakes.


    Bhangarh Fort, Bhangarh - Map of Rajasthan's Ghost Town.


    Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur - One of the world's largest private residences.


    Thanot, Jaisalmer - The Village close to the border with Pakistan.


    Map of Boundary Pillar (BP) 638 - At the Indian border post of Longewala, in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan.



    On the way to Longewala - Lonely single lane road till the Longewala Entrance.


    On the way to Longewala - One of the most beautiful roads to ride on! It's unbelievable.



    Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer - Extremely cold night spent inside tent.


    Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer - Rajasthani Folk Dance & Qawaali, Perfect for Entertainment and to get a glimpse of Rajasthani Culture.


    Sam Sand Dune, Jaisalmer - A sunset to remember in middle of Thar Desert.


    More to follow...So stay glued!
    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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    Thread Approved
    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
      On the way to Longewala - One of the most beautiful roads to ride on! It's unbelievable

      Seriously those Roads are looking awesome .. Nice pics ....
      Pride & Prejudice: Ladakh Ride,

      Ride To Raajmachi - Highway, Off Roading, Tent fire & Dhamaal

      Madness in Rajasthan - Travelogue


      •"ATGATT, because sweat dries faster than skin heals"
      • Riding faster then every one else will only guarantees you will ride alone.

      www.facebook.com/shahbaz008

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      • #5
        nair why are the pics like this --

        which cam
        sigpic

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        • #6
          I can't see first pic but rest of all are visible
          Originally posted by rx100.7050 View Post
          I can only see the first pic.
          Pride & Prejudice: Ladakh Ride,

          Ride To Raajmachi - Highway, Off Roading, Tent fire & Dhamaal

          Madness in Rajasthan - Travelogue


          •"ATGATT, because sweat dries faster than skin heals"
          • Riding faster then every one else will only guarantees you will ride alone.

          www.facebook.com/shahbaz008

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          • #7
            "Sands of time - Rajasthan", there couldn't have been a better title and needless to say, excellent tourer bikes!


            Pictures have come out really well especially those at Sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Please post the picture if you have captured the night sky at the desert. One can find unbelievable number of stars at such places


            Awaiting more updates!

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            • #8
              Originally posted by rx100.7050 View Post
              I can only see the first pic.
              I am able to see all the pics. With login, without login and I have seen it in multiple PC so I do not know what the problem is.

              Originally posted by darkknight View Post
              nair why are the pics like this --

              which cam
              What's the issue with the pics? Canon 550D was used for majority of the pics clicked in this trip.

              Originally posted by shahbaz63 View Post
              I can't see first pic but rest of all are visible
              Strange. I cannot replicate the same issue. Even tried it on phone and all pics are visible to me.

              Originally posted by voyagerdreamz View Post
              "Sands of time - Rajasthan", there couldn't have been a better title and needless to say, excellent tourer bikes!

              Pictures have come out really well especially those at Sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Please post the picture if you have captured the night sky at the desert. One can find unbelievable number of stars at such places

              Awaiting more updates!
              Thanks a lot. Appreciate your kind words.

              I will have to check if we have any night sky pics captured. If there are any I shall surely add it
              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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              • #9
                Finally the log is up! Was waiting for it. First, congrats for Midori!
                Second, awesome pics. As per demand, plz post night sky pics too.
                Got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet.
                Because everyone who passes, isn't a martyr!

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                ZMR parts - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-U...it?usp=sharing
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                • #10
                  An awesome time to come up in log!! flood it with pics dude!!

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                  • #11
                    @sacihnnair - Nice ride bro. was waiting for this.
                    Last edited by JayD; 01-14-2013, 10:13 PM.
                    Just flick the switch and twist my wrist
                    The beast comes alive, bringing me back to life
                    A tap to shift and flick of the wrist
                    The beast takes flight bringing me back to life
                    Kill the silence, tear apart the dark
                    The beast rips the road, hell yeah, i feel alive.

                    -JayD
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                    • #12
                      Just Outstanding trip and on a perfect timing- Would really love to know day by day details. What might have been the temperature during this time- i wonder.

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                      • #13
                        I have read all your travelogues and I must say they are awesome, especially your trip to Leh.
                        On a different note, Congrats on your Ninja 650.
                        And yes, regarding this travelogue, Waiting for more....

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                        • #14
                          Mumbai to Palanpur > Our journey begins

                          Mumbai to Palanpur > Our journey begins
                          22nd Dec, 2012

                          Route: Thane - Vapi - Ring Road - Mehensa - Palanpur: 655 kms
                          Recommended Stay: Hotel A one Park, 10 kms before Palanpur

                          2 hours of sleep and countless thoughts in the mind, I woke up with alarm ringing and phone calls coming at 4:30 am. It was time!
                          As the clock struck 6 am, NH8 welcomed us, Deepan, Priyank & I, with smooth tarmac and countless lorries, buses, containers as we started the journey.





                          Close to 75 odd kms covered as I saw a Black CBR with luggage in front of me riding at a slow pace. Gee, Kakkar it was! He was also riding to Rajasthan with his buddy from Pune,
                          Sanjay Wadhwani. On the move a short conversation between us went something like this:

                          Me - Stop at McD in Vapi for Breakfast.
                          Kakkar - Kya?
                          Me - Arrey, Stop at McD in Vapi.
                          Kakkar - Can't hear
                          Me - Giving hand gestures making a 'M' telling him to stop at McD's in Vapi
                          Me - Vapi Vapi Vapi
                          Kakkar - Ok Ok!!!

                          We reached McD in Vapi only to find later that Kakkar and Sanjay moved on as they had to reach Udaipur to click some pictures of City Palace.

                          A college guy looking at our bikes parked outside came and spoke to Deepan, "Is that your bike" Yes replied Deepan. Can you give me the keys, I want a round on Ninja!
                          Deepan declined politely. This was our first encounter of touring on big bikes. After effects of Ninjaaa were showing up.







                          With Odo showing only 100 kms done so far we continued and mile munching session began. We were fast approaching Bharuch. Known to be a dreadful stretch which is always full of traffic, I was aware we need to go from wrong side but from where we need to take the wrong side was not known. Unfortunately, the traffic started long before I had expected and we went right into the heart of traffic trying to fight and get off. But all in vain as the traffic was miles ahead and I was riding a green elephant which was too fat to tackle the narrow gaps between lorries. We could not go back as vehicles had piled up and we could move ahead either. The divider looked too big to make the bikes climb, we waited in hope that the traffic will clear. 1 hour passed by and there was no movement at all and that's when the Ninja party began.

                          People coming out of their cars and their kids sitting on Ninja one after the other and getting their snaps clicked. Queries session started - where are we from and where are we heading, etc etc. Since we had lots of time to chit chat, some people also got to know the technical details of the bikes
                          While we also lifted a couple of bikes and helped them cross divider so that they can continue riding from wrong side. A gentlemen whom we helped came back after parking his bike on the wrong side so that he can help us lift our bike. Lol, we politely declined as there is no ways you can lift a 210 kgs monster bike off the ground

                          Jokes aside, there is no way we could have continued playing the waiting game and we had to move on fast. I went some distance ahead and found the only opening we saw in a long
                          time. No, it was not road, we still had to climb the divider but this was the only way we could have escaped the traffic and move on from the wrong side. As soon as the front tire went
                          over the divider, bike's exhaust pipe touched the ground and the rear wheel was suspended in air partially because of which I could not move the bike any further. Deepan pushed and
                          tried to lift the bike to move it little forward and I managed to cross the divider. Unfortunately this was the only way we could have escaped the traffic as truck drivers said they
                          sometimes end up spending the entire night here due to traffic.































                          After crossing Bharuch there was no stopping us till we crossed Ring Road in Ahmedabad. We halted for a late lunch at a nearby dhaba and continued the journey to reach Palanpur.
                          After struggling to find a nice hotel for night stay, we finally managed to get a brilliant room just 10 kms before Palanpur. As we dumped our luggage and called back home, Priyank got a bad news that her mother has been admitted in hospital because of Kidney Stone problem He was worried and the tension was visible on his face through out the night.
                          With a hope that Priyank's mother will get recover soon so that he can continue the journey we went to sleep.
                          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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                          • #15
                            Amazing Pics - Specially waiting for Jaisalmer Photos.I hope this log wont be Incomplete like your Leh Log :P..
                            Leh,Ladakh & Lahaul Ride to Heaven & Back - http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...aven-back.html
                            Ride to Mt.Abu Rajasthan - http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...is-desert.html
                            Toranmal(Jungle)- http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...et-hidden.html

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