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  • #16
    re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

    Nice Snaps & Blog.... Finally your dream completed..
    If you ride like there's no tomorrow... Don't worry there won't be !!!!

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    I m RTR Addicted...... Sat

    www.facebook.com/satish.rajdev

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    • #17
      re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

      Yes Man, Dream Done x 1
      Originally posted by Satishrajdev View Post
      Nice Snaps & Blog.... Finally your dream completed..
      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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      • #18
        Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

        "Wake the ones and rise tonight
        Fallen souls we shine so bright
        Rise now and ever
        forgotten memories
        No one can touch us"


        Day 01 Waking The Fallen:

        Visions not clear, memories blurry, I am yet to solve the mystery of a week before Ride starts. Not sure what I’ve done, whom I met & what all I did. But the night before Ride, which I can’t forget, Shopping till late night but still not satisfied as the fear of leaving something behind worrying me alot, hanging out with love ones for one last time before journey, packing up & saying good bye, of all this the toughest moment was to prepare my own mind from where I’ve left off. 12 a.m. Checked every one all seems to share same feelings. The Opinion hits back again with asking of using 4 wheels, train or Aeroplane, but passion prevails. Couldn’t sleep whole night was only imagining about the journey, I was in virtual world picturing highways & mountains we were about to cross in coming days. Sometimes Fear of fall disturbing the joy of Ride, body trying to sleep but senses preventing it to fall asleep. Night went in fights among my body & mind, eyes on clock & desperately waiting for a time to hold my Beast beneath the leg. The day 01, here I am, completely awake as didn’t slept clock says 3 a.m. packed up, Ready with Saddle Bags and all the safety gears, 5 am was meeting time & Hotel Fountain was meeting spot. Mom came down to help me in packing & settling up my saddle bags on bike, and then covering them with some plastics to save my belongings from rain, Thanks mom, she knows if she won’t do this I wont take pain to cover everything up & save them from rain. All set, no Rain as I wish, well let me tell you, I don’t love to Tour a distance in Rain in wet condition, and I was happy it’s not raining. It was a monsoon time but somewhere deep down I was not ready to accept that it would rain, though I was less concerned about Gujrat & Rajasthan about Rain but was in doubt if it will rain in Mumbai? Till yet its not. But Funny thing about life is that it never turns out the way you want it to. And Asap I went on Bike it started to Rain heavily, And my mind whispers to my self “Welcome, The Ride Begins”

        I Left home exactly at 4.30 am & reached Fountain Hotel somewhere around 5.10 am to not my surprise I was the first one to reach there, it was all dark. But Fountain Hotel was full of people & tourists. Parked my bike & messaged all of them to come fast. Kedar came next after some 15 odd minutes, and told something really weird & astonishing. “Boss, My bike is returning 15 km/l I Can’t proceed with this average, he got panic & I told him to check what’s the matter, after sometime we found that the water is logged inside Petrol tank which is creating jerks & Kedar thought its “reserve time for petrol tank”. Meanwhile Kshitij (Paddy) & Avinash (Avi) arrived & it was already 6 am. And we were all set to leave the Mumbai towards Gujarat Highway NH-8. We decided to take halt directly at Vithal Kamat at Manor for breakfast had a good breakfast there & had a interaction with different people asking questions, it was a nice time there. We started cruising in 80s & being safe was always our motto & before Ride it self we have decided to not cross 100 kp/h figure unnecessarily, 6 lane NH-8 was appealing and was hard to restrict ma self below 100, bike was cruising effortlessly & soon we entered reached Maharashtra & Gujrat Border, Vapi McDonalad, had coffee there & little chit chat, and some posing, jumping & acting. Our destination was Udaipur, we reached there by 10. p.m. and found the hotel near to entrance of Udaipur named as “Hotel Seema”. Unpacked our bags, which took our sweet 1 hour, and after that we left in search of Hotels for food, every thing was closed it was post 11 pm, we found only hotel open exactly near by Chetak Circle, the only open hotel which was closing in 5 min, we requested them to allow us to have dinner, gain some sympathy by telling them about our journey & from where we came from. He told us to order from whatever available & won’t make anything new only for us, we had our Dinner & left the place. We were suppose to wake up by 5 am in morning to leave for Ratangarh, but after 16 hours of Riding we were tired & over slept till 6 am & then packing up & saddle bags arrangement on bike took a good 1 hour of us again, later in our trip we found that the “To Saddle up our bags, and then remove all personal belonging & then again packing up in morning” was the most time consuming job of a ride.

        Day 02


        Second Day we didn’t clicked much we just rode to our destination, once we reached Rajasthan it was a great experience. Rajasthan is among the fav state of mine, the Culture & the people are so humble.
        We had one little incident in Kuchaaman City where we stayed after second days ride, in whole city we didn’t find a Hotel to eat after 10 pm, which force us to have some food from local Tandoori waala, the experience was quite different & quite thrilling some time. The hotel in which we stayed was actually a sharing lodge & people were drunk there, but never the less the adventure in Ride creates the memories & give you the ultimate experience. Here are the pics from Day 01 –& 02…





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        The Butter Smooth National Highway 8

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        Kshitij "The Motographer"

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        Your own "Shahbaz"


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        Last edited by shahbaz63; 11-21-2013, 02:13 PM.
        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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        • #19
          Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

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          Ride safe and have fun.
          Regards
          Nadeem

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          • #20
            Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

            Nice travelogue, I am too sleepy to read it completely now but will surely read it in the morning. By any chance are you a English literature student?
            I am back!

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            • #21
              Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

              Originally posted by nadz11.ns View Post
              waiting for the rest [ATTACH=CONFIG]129214[/ATTACH]
              The more will come soon now...

              Originally posted by Cleaner View Post
              Nice travelogue, I am too sleepy to read it completely now but will surely read it in the morning. By any chance are you a English literature student?

              Heheheh! Thanks for the compliments, but I aint a English Literature Student...

              Thank you
              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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              • #22
                Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

                Leh again :thumbup: love the way the story unfolds. Nice pics.
                Please update soon

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                • #23
                  Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

                  Yes Leh Again 8-)

                  Almost finished with write up, sorting pics ..... Thank you.

                  Originally posted by christo View Post
                  Leh again :thumbup: love the way the story unfolds. Nice pics.
                  Please update soon

                  Sent from my HTC One XL using Tapatalk
                  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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                  • #24
                    Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

                    Day 03 – Through Desert to Gold –


                    Got up at 6 am Excited for Golden City Amritsar our next destination, it was a good 600 km that we have to cover today. Last two days were hectic but we managed it quite nicely, and there we are with third day to follow the same routine. Again packing took good one hour for us before we leave Kuchamaan City for Amritsar, this was all knew journey for me, as I haven’t ridden on this road before. Roads till Kuchamaan were a wide 4 lane highway with less traffic. Started cruising at 80-90 km/h enjoying the beautiful scene’s of Rajasthan, after riding for some 100 km we took a halt for breakfast on very remote village with very less population even though it was connected to highway. On resuming after having breakfast & tea, we found the road look similar through out the Rajasthan and it was never ending for us. It was boring to say least, but soon after some good 60-70 km we found some Wild Camel’s eating from trees. We went there to have a closer look of the Camel; it was a family with 1 male & female camel with there kid. We backed off as the camel’s been aggressive & was looking to charge on us. Waited there for some good 15-20 minutes clicked few pics & we were on saddle again to enter the whole new state where we never rode before, the Punjab. We Reached Amritsar around 8 pm & started searching for a hotel. Got a hotel exactly opposite to Golden Temple at 1600 bucks with AC & TV & blah blah. We were happy to get such a hotel right in front of Temple, Temple was visible from the window & it was merely a 100 meter distance from Temple to window. We had decided to keep Day 04 for Amristar IN & OUT, and bike servicing (if any) so were late to bed, it was an hour only & we heard a loud “boom” sound from the transformer near to our hotel which was the only source of electricity for us, What now? No electricity through out the night no Invertor back up. cursing the unknown & unseen power. Amritsar was the first city where we have decided to sleep for a long time & to rest before the actual journey begins, but nothing went the way we have planned as.

                    Faith that it's not always in your hands or things don't always go the way you planned, but you have to have faith that there is a plan for you, and you must follow your heart and believe in yourself no matter what.
                    Martina McBride
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                    Day 04 - Amritsar IN & OUT –
                    The Day was reserved to Rest & to do sight seen of Amritsar City. We went to Wagha Border, Jaliyanwaala Baug & the beautiful Golden Temple. Let the pics do talking…


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                    Last edited by shahbaz63; 01-14-2014, 11:52 AM.
                    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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                    • #25
                      Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

                      Awesome Due .....
                      A great journel
                      Very well documented........
                      Awesome Pics............
                      Really loved it..........
                      And yes superb Quotes.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

                        Originally posted by Greenlife View Post
                        Awesome Due .....
                        A great journel
                        Very well documented........
                        Awesome Pics............
                        Really loved it..........
                        And yes superb Quotes.
                        Thank You dude & Thank you for your kind word... The Main Coarse is pending ... "Day 06 - Day 10"...

                        Wish you happy new year

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                        Originally posted by Greenlife View Post
                        Awesome Due .....
                        A great journel
                        Very well documented........
                        Awesome Pics............
                        Really loved it..........
                        And yes superb Quotes.
                        Thank You dude & Thank you for your kind word... The Main Coarse is pending ... "Day 06 - Day 10"...

                        Wish you happy new year
                        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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                        • #27
                          Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

                          Awesome reminds me of my trip in 2012 one whole month.... kudos
                          To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person u are.......

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                          • #28
                            Re: Pride & prejudice, the ladakh: The search for a biker within....

                            Thanks !

                            Originally posted by A4D View Post
                            Awesome reminds me of my trip in 2012 one whole month.... kudos
                            You did leh on rtr ?
                            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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                            • #29
                              Re: The Ladakh: The search for a biker within....

                              Yea my friend and I got pic of the week awrd on tvs site bcos of it.

                              Sent from my GT-I9300 using xBhp Connect mobile app
                              To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person u are.......

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                              • #30
                                Re: The Ladakh: The search for a biker within....

                                Me too buddy ! Got TVS T-Shirt hahahah

                                Originally posted by A4D View Post
                                Yea my friend and I got pic of the week awrd on tvs site bcos of it.

                                Sent from my GT-I9300 using xBhp Connect mobile app
                                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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