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  • A Duke through 3 states in 4 days


    DAY1: October 29 2012
    Day 2: October 30 2012Day 3: October 31st 2012
    Day 4: 1st November 2012
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    Thread Approved

    Sorry for being a bit selfish for delaying the thread approval just so that I could enjoy the entire log all by myself.

    Excellent log. Could relate a lot because back in August even I did my solo Leh ride so I get all the emotions and feelings you have mentioned here.

    Anyways good ride. And even better triplog.
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    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.

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    • #3
      thanks a lot..
      I guess solo riding, though it may be harder, really helps you connect with yourself and your bike.

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      • #4
        nicely written log. really loved reading it
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        • #5
          Re: A Duke through 3 states in 4 days

          Originally posted by 2wice View Post
          thanks a lot..
          I guess solo riding, though it may be harder, really helps you connect with yourself and your bike.
          That's one beautiful beautiful log. Most of the logs I "read", I look at the pictures, skipping through most of the talk. Yours - I Simply didn't need pictures. Excellent log.

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          • #6
            Re: A Duke through 3 states in 4 days

            Fantastic Log, Loved it! :thumbup:

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            • #7
              Thanks all.. Means a lot..
              I've never written anything so long in my life. But since it was about something that i really liked, it dint feel like work at all.
              Hoping to do more trips once i start earning. Right now its a fight between Fuel and Food..

              Fuel's winning

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              • #9
                Re: A Duke through 3 states in 4 days

                Beautiful.
                I did not miss pictures because reading this was like...like watching a movie. Your thoughts felt like mine, I'm a bit paranoid too

                After reading i feel its my experience, its me who done this trip, feels really great.

                Btw you never bought that bungee cord huh?
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                • #10
                  A Duke through 3 states in 4 days

                  Ever had a thought that "why I am doing it for no reason with all these struggle" apart from the initial excitement

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                  • #11
                    Felt sleepy lazily opened the thread, LOTS of writing not much pics. But after started reading WOW!! glued to your thread, well done and neatly narrated. Me too used to get the same paranoids whenever I think of doing solo rides, but they fade away once I rest my butt and keep riding .

                    BTW how was the DUKE now?

                    Cheers...Keep riding

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                    • #12
                      Thank you

                      yea i never did get around to buying that bungee cord. Got a bit lazy.

                      Originally posted by vino View Post
                      Ever had a thought that "why I am doing it for no reason with all these struggle" apart from the initial excitement
                      @vino: The same reason why people climb Mt.Everest or endure the hardships and dangers of trekking through the Artic to the Poles (even though mine is nowhere close). You do it for the joy of doing what you love and the sense of achievement that comes with it. And its nice once in a while to be grateful for all the things we take for granted during our normal life: Being dry, people around you... your own bed

                      @pom4996

                      The Duke's still great. i still love that bike the same since the day i first got it. Looking to keep it for a while.....until maybe i can buy the 390 with my own cash.

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                      • #13
                        Nicely written..loved it.
                        Jay

                        One who gets onto the road is never alone.

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                        • #14
                          Awesome log.. Just loved reading it. The duke is just so much fun to ride. I had done a 1500kms 4day trip from chennai-ooty-bandipur national par-coimbatore-Hoggenakal-Chennai on my duke. And I too had almost same experience as you did with all the rain, bad raods, open highways, twisties, climbing up and down, exhaustion, desperation to reach home, accidents(actually witnessed one in front of myself) and finally joy of reaching home/completing a long journey.

                          Just loved reading the trip log.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by devesh38 View Post
                            Awesome log.. Just loved reading it. The duke is just so much fun to ride. I had done a 1500kms 4day trip from chennai-ooty-bandipur national par-coimbatore-Hoggenakal-Chennai on my duke. And I too had almost same experience as you did with all the rain, bad raods, open highways, twisties, climbing up and down, exhaustion, desperation to reach home, accidents(actually witnessed one in front of myself) and finally joy of reaching home/completing a long journey.

                            Just loved reading the trip log.
                            Thanks.
                            Sometimes when i'm really exhausted i wonder if i'm really cut out for touring on a bike, but looking at your comment, its good to know that i'm not the only person who experiences all these emotions.
                            btw Nice display pic.

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