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    Default Spiti Valley on BICYCLE - 2014

    Kye Monastery is not to be missed ever...

    Great Things are achieved Only by Sacrifice

    In life, you don’t feel you have lived until and unless you do something crazy. Something you survive and live to tell the tale. Something that

    makes your heart warm; Something that burns the incense of passion inside you; your blood turns hotter than lava and the sound of your breath is

    looking to reach higher decibels.

    No matter what logical decision your mind tells you to make, your heart is always ready to sacrifice something to be in that moment which gives

    you the utmost bliss.

    With similar thought process and feelings running inside me I was having these ideas of doing a bicycle trip in the Himalayas. Atleast once in my

    life I wanted to register this entry in my day log of karma. I’m not sure how, but even the place hovering in my mind was Spiti Valley,

    specifically. I have seen those mountains over a couple of times and yet my focus was back on the same place.

    I didn’t argue with myself; locked the destination and prepped for it in 3 months time. A new bicycle, gear and some practice for the muscles,

    back at home.

    Usually anyone would train for atleast 6 months but I knew my mind and body was ready for it. It was a calling that I couldn’t doubt.

    Going solo or not was still a question but sometimes words are released in those moments that you feel the control of external forces. I shared

    the plan with a friend of mine and he with another; And locked the group to 3. All this happened in a nick of time.

    And so it was decided that we 3 will ride together on our bicycles to Spiti Valley this season of 2014.

    We all had our frights and fear; but making it through was unquestionable in our hearts. We knew this was it.

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    Here I present you 10 notes that took birth in this bicycle ride up in the Himalayas

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    Note 1: People Lack Patience to Practice Patience

    In today’s time one really needs to be patient. If he or she cannot remain one then during restless times one’s mind becomes annoying as a fly.

    We took train from Mumbai to Kalka. Our bicycles were booked in the luggage car and we were rested in the 2AC compartment. Best place to be in the

    hot summers of Central India.

    The train journey was quite long; sitting with hardly any activity to do requires tremendous amount of patience. In the first 6 hours itself my

    mind was going nuts. And to top it up, the seats occupied by the people opposite our birth were the only noisy ones in the whole compartment.

    Jesus, …it was like ‘KILL ME NOW’ moment.

    I came pretty close to snapping a few times; but calmed myself and went into deep silence to find peace and perspective in the finding scenario.

    You know in difficult times I always remember the teachings of Dalai Lamba; to beat your own misery you need to visualize someone’s greater

    misery. Someone in this world, your brother, your fellow kind is going through much painful days than yours.

    I immediately jump to positive feelings whenever these thoughts I recollect in my head. Today is a gift, it is a present. Perceive it in a way

    that you cannot see at first sight.

    Interacting with the noisy family and neighboring passenger helped calm those annoying hours.

    Really I need to start practicing patience to deal with annoying situations; you really don’t want to blow up yourself. Making yourself better and

    helpful is the sole purpose of one being.

    Note 2: Holy Moly – The Reality is Tenfold of What We Thought

    We prepared ourselves by cycling regularly couple of months before this main feat. We ate right and we packed right. We had all the things we need

    and we were high on confidence that we’ll be able to do this with some efforts. Hey! We had the youth on our side; so big deal!

    We were foolish.

    The moment we pushed that first pedal, the thought of reality kicked us hard. In fact kicked us right from the the south direction straightway up.

    Within just 4 kms after embarking from Kalka we were “little” tired and muscles feeling heavy.

    Plan was to reach Shimla in next 48 hours; with a night halt at Solan.

    Every km being uphill, the climb was a staggering effort. Breathless, tired, exhaustion, thirsty, frustration, annoyance were the only words

    ringing in our heads. And the last few kms of the attempt were like ‘Forget the ride just bury us here.’

    Regardless of how and what we were going through, somewhere in the back of the mind there was always this small candle of hope. Nothing but just

    desperate and urgent emotions of triumph and victory use to set in at moments.

    We made it on time as per itinerary and also feet anchored to the ground. Reality plans now, no cloud 9 display.

    Note 3: Reverence to The Body

    Just when you think the tough part is over you realize everything was just warming up.

    In the hours of our climb to Kufri and following day to Hatu peak, we realized our bodies are truly limitless. But you need to be patient for your

    physical being to come in terms with performance level. When it’s ready, you’ll know it.

    Push it to build, not to destroy. It was the time that at least I started respecting my body on a whole different level. In the scales of physical

    endurance it was becoming stronger but needed continuous feed of my patience.

    You may be last in the race but you are not done yet. Only inside you, you know, and are fully aware that there is so much yet to yield and

    deliver. It’s the only thing you need to keep in mind to pull such an act of adventure.

    And in testing times, you’ll always find a helping hand to cheer you and bless you on your journey. We found this feelings in the lady who fought

    on behalf of us with the bus driver who almost dashed into us, we found it in the local guy running a adventure shop who saw our parked bicycles

    and stopped for a chat, we saw it in the local tourists who were cheering us when climbing steep slopes and… we saw it in invincible forces that

    were flying with us for our protection.

    Today we now find ourselves in a position to do the impossible. The spark and potential has been awaken, now its time to move this body to greater


    It’s well said that body is the temple of God, adequate care should be taken to maintain its normalcy; carefully careless. Quote, my Guru.

    Note 4: A Skill if Unproductive is Never a Waste

    Many of us in our lives learn something out of context; we pick up a few skills along the journey of life; Most land up being unproductive. You

    are a professional banker but you are an awesome gardener too. The latter might not be earning some bucks but it’s the skill you possess, you have

    been defined by it.

    Believe me none will ever go to waste.

    In an incident where my bike met with an accident; only the skills never used by my fellow cyclists came to the rescue in the need of hour. None

    of those skills were put to use in daily routine but today they stood to be heroes. There is a fine line between living and truly living.

    Skills are your best weapons to emerge victories in any stage of life; no matter how diminutive they are, each set can be those drops that fill

    the ocean.

    So in life pick up some new set of skills wherever there is an inner calling.

    Note 5: True Test of Patience

    Losar just 3kms away but why it feels like 300? You are at your full strength but why do you feel weak? You ate well then why are you feeling

    hungry? You had a good sleep then why so much fatigue? You trained well but why cannot see any results? You carried 4 liters of water then how

    come only half left when you are not even halfway across? Its downhill then why the cycle is not going fast?

    In events like these you only feel, oh God let this moment past asap. But the truth I realized that until one doesn’t start enjoying these moments

    no matter how much baffling they are, every second passed will feel like endless hour.

    Yes I’m in a pickle and I’m not able to figure out some things. But this scenario is just a part of your pursuit to success. It’s what going to

    make you. One needs to accept it, challenge it and resolve it by keeping self calm and composed. Then every longing second will feel like a fast

    paced moment.

    Being aware and alert is the key of performing a patient activity. You are high on pain and my god, you love it. When finally that particular

    timeline has passed, your inner self screams in roar of rejoice and victory.

    Yes you have made it. And shall do it again…

    Note 6: Offcourse an Indian Can Do it

    While crossing Pooh, we came across a small army post where the head officer asked in a little strong tone, ‘which country?’
    I replied in the same tuning, INDIA.

    He was shocked, surprised and later overwhelmed to see Indians on a bicycle in the valley. No backup, no big group… Just 3 people on bicycles.

    We were brought inside on orders to have tea and snacks with them. Have a little talk and then carry on ahead with the ride.

    A thought started pondering in my head that why sometimes some people assume Indians cannot be seen doing something like this… or something else;

    some other adventure feat.

    We see many foreigners pedaling across the Himalayas, and I take inspiration from them only to execute on parallel lines. I believe there is

    nothing an Indian can’t do. And I also say why first of all bring nationality into it. If you are human, then you are limitless. One should learn

    how high he/she can excel in this God given life.

    This was the very moment that gave birth to another ride on my bicycle, in my head – A K2K : Kashmir to Kanyakumari SOLO :-P

    Hopefully in 2015.

    Note 7: There is No Harm in Asking for Help

    Often I have seen that many of us especially in our youth refrain from taking any help when in trouble. It’s obvious that our pride and ego drives

    us into this thinking mode.

    When climbing up Nako, we were determined to go all the way up pedaling. And honestly we did quite well; pretty impressive for first timers. But

    just 5kms before the village our body gave up. Physically, mentally and emotionally we were totally drained. There was nothing in us that could

    boost up our enthusiasm. And it was already past the last evening light.

    Thankfully there was a small hotel coming up nearby and the restaurant was already functional. When we got speaking with them we got to know they

    are just packing up and will be driving to Nako where they stay.

    It was a Mahindra Max and enough room at the back for 3 bicycles and 3 guys. We asked if they could drop us up and they casually answered in


    On our way up I realized that stubbornness is a quality that needs guidance. Yes I was stubborn. I wanted to go all the way up pedaling. But when

    I have mentioned before ‘Body is temple of God, Adequate care should be taken to maintain its normalcy. Carefully careless’ I need to know when to

    stop and give it a break. Who knows, maybe next time I might be able to do it faster than just going all the way up pedaling.

    Note 8: And I Thought Downhill Will be The Most Fun

    The moment we started pedaling in the mountains, I had a feeling that going downhill must be super fun than the never ending uphill. That slow

    pace requires tremendous patience, so downhill will be pure compensation — was my belief. But in reality, we did not see this coming…

    The first long downhill patch welcomed us post Narkhanda. It’s almost 40kms to the bottom of the hill from the popular hill station.

    Within 5 minutes of the start we caught up speed and at the first turn I skidded a little. Almost fell you can say in fact.

    Lesson 1 – Bicycles with luggage are not meant for cornering the way I’m imagining.


    On a straight downhill patch almost touched 50 speed and felt a wobble.

    Lesson 2 – Going fast downhill with luggage onboard is a stupid idea.


    Already so much weight on bike and the weight of the bicycle pushing downhill in concern to speed, mass and gravity; most likely to get punctured.

    Rear tyre gets its first nail on the trip.

    Lesson 3 – Best to go fast on smooth surface than otherwise.


    Who said body will be at constant rest when going downhill?! A stupid assumption.

    Lesson 4 – Your forearms and palm pain like hell because entire weight is falling on them while descending rapidly. The bigger you are the

    stronger it’s going to hurt.

    “Uphill se darr nahi lagtha hai sab, Downhill se lag tha hai…” Dabbang style :-P

    Note 9: Chacha Chachi

    I don’t even need to explain this note. Those who have traveled Spiti thoroughly will know who are truly called as Chacha Chachi.

    In this bicycle trip to Spiti Valley, 3 days spent in Batal at Chacha Chachi’s Dabha were the blissful moment of this epic feat. Their warm

    hospitality is unbelievable and immeasurable. Until you meet them you won’t even accept the fact that people like them exist even in today’s time.

    They have defined how a human being should live and behave. Their life there is also a testimony to the limitless potential two people have when

    they come together.

    The food and talks just made us hung on to the place like bees on honey. We had to push our mind to come out from that comfort zone so we can move

    ahead in our journey. Otherwise who knows we would have lived there for more time.

    Few moments of my life I shall surely dedicate to this beautiful couple living deep in the Himalayas. A gift to them is a must.

    God bless them.

    Note 10: Hidden Power Wakes Up

    You don’t need to be exposed to gamma rays to become Hulk; not get bitten by spider to turn in Spiderman, not take boosters to become like Captain

    America… or wish you have super powers like Krissh. The Hero is already inside you. Strength and Bravery are already lurking inside you. The

    capsule of wisdom is too present in your diet; all you need to do is wake the hero, launch your strength and push the bravery sky high; …absorb

    the knowledge from the surroundings dispassionately. And transform into an ace human.

    You’ll then realize you are already capable of performing miracles. The magic was already in your hand, you just have to start swinging the wand

    for the greater good.

    This bicycle ride made me realize what I’m truly capable off and how much there is still inside me that needs an eruption.

    All this time I thought I’m just a motorcycle enthusiast and Himalayan lover with a zest for photography. But now I realize there is more ‘stuff’

    hiding in this body, soul, mind and heart. I cannot see it immediate but seek it with meditation and faith. I learned to trust my own self in ways

    I had not seen before.

    It’s truly said that humans don’t fully work on their potential; how beautifully true it is, when here it took me 28 years to understand this… how

    much time it will take for others.

    We all have hidden powers in ourselves; each one having a unique strength, a feature… a unique identity — spark. Try to take on something

    impossible that shall open the gates of that hidden dragon inside you. It’s time to come out of the ashes and take the flight of phoenix.

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    Discoveries of Spiti Bicycle Ride

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    There is no such thing as ‘Been there Done that’ – Many of us have this tendency to say this statement. It’s a way to make one sound

    cool. But I now realise the truth is otherwise.
    No matter how much time you have been there or done that, every new time will always give a new perception. If you cannot see it then you are not

    seeking it.

    Muscles are your best friends – You strength and muscles are you saviours for any such feat. We don’t take care of them enough; it’s

    high time we do the needful.
    Making them stronger and flexible is more important for this generation than it was for the previous one.

    Value water like nothing else – We get it’s regularly uninterrupted supply so we tend to take it for granted.
    That feeling of quenching your thirst when you are desperate for some water is unexplainable. Water is life, value it — respect it.

    People deserve respect, no matter how small – In today’s time the one who is highly qualified and become a big man gets the most

    respect. But we forget that by default in our hearts even today we generate respect for those who hit our chords gracefully. Rather than the

    humble receptionist of Shimla hotel, I felt a warm affectionate feeling towards the house owner of Losar where we stayed one night.
    A small man from a small village won our hearts by just few graceful words from his illiterate being.

    Skill is your qualification, not graduation – In the era where graduation is very important for teenager, learning few set of skills

    is getting ignored.
    In life some skills that you pick up come to your rescue at desperate times. Its important to learn a thing or two once in a while.
    Learn different types of knots, learn how to fish, learn sewing, learn to defend… atleast learn how to fix a puncture. :-)

    A herbal tea can do wonders – Drinking tea and coffee everyday is just useless and waste of money. We already know we get the 7th

    grade supply down to us and all above are exported; then what’s the point of having poor quality products for living.
    Just move to herbal tea; it has so many benefits that you’ll see the results in just few days.
    The herbal tea we had at Kye monastery, I felt its benefits in the same hour itself.

    Inspiration and motivation are the only thing that drives you; seek it – These two things will always be the driving force behind

    your living, your activities and your behaviour.
    The moment it starts diminishing, you tend to change in unpleasant way.

    Burned enough fuel, now it’s time to give back – All these years we have burned enough gas to fuel our passion of automobiles; it’s

    high time we give something back to the environment.
    Start by taking up a bicycle ride. Burn those calories instead of octane. You’ll surely benefit in the long run; and the respect you earn as a

    residue is an addon.

    Abundant energy lies in small moments of joy and happiness; spread it – It’s something we know but always undervalue the concept.
    One does not realize the powerful energy hidden in the joy of little things in life.
    You get a top job in a big multinational company, you are happy, you are at the top of the world… But it still can’t beat the joy you experience

    when your baby first time calls you mama, papa.

    It’s not the tea at Cafe Coffee Day but the cutting at Batal Dabha gives you warm and homely feeling. A feeling that ignites caring thoughts for

    our brothers and sisters on the planet. And our extended family among the animals.
    From these small moments you’ll derive great amount of energy that you’ll never run out of enthusiasm.

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    Last Note from My Journal

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    The ride ended with some realization of truth and a sense of maturity. I promised myself that hence onwards I’m not gonna stop bicycling.

    Be it for health and fitness or just mere commute or even some good long distance touring; bicycling will be an integral part of my lifestyle.

    So the story of this ride ends but a whole new chapter in my life opens up.

    Sharing my 100 favourite moments from the ride; 50 on this page and once pagination begins, will put the next 50 on page 2.

    Om Vaikul
    Wanderlust Biker

    Only 0 BHP allows you to take some uncharted trails...

    Making Trails on ice...

    The BIKE I chose for my first Bicycle trip in the Himalayas (Spiti Valley) -- TREK D3700

    A Kingfisher in action at Chandra Tal - Courtesy to Jamaica baba...

    Happy Hound... @ The other side of Chandra tal.

    Under her protective watch...

    A Village in Spiti

    Rock Cut Spiti

    A Landmark in Spiti

    Jamaica levitating at Chandra Tal.

    Probably the only portrait shot from the trip.

    With Chacha Chachi at Batal

    Green fields of Spiti Valley

    The Enlighten one, watching over Spiti

    Spiti - A Game of Shadows & Light

    View finder of Himalayas



    On the 3rd trip to Spiti I finally spotted this Waterfall...

    Hancock and his younger brother...

    The only pass time from Tabo accommodation.

    Man and the Mountain


    Relaxing time

    Door to solitude and window to breath..

    This was one funny moment... Both girls thought some vehicle is coming from behind; and started laughing out loud when then saw a


    Lots of Snow awaiting us... Batal Enroute

    Shimla Corner

    First Sunset of the Ride.

    Road, Track or Stream!

    Birds of Indian Sub-continent

    King of Good Time

    Birds of Indian Sub-continent

    Resembles a Yantra


    The one place that never slides off.. ; Maling site

    Trails of Local

    Most common photo taken in Spiti or the Himalayas..

    Mountains too draw

    Pic by Ashish; A photo that I'll frame...

    Mr. J

    No no, Thank You...

    Monks of Komic.

    Kaza Town

    That Landmark of Kinnaur..

    I'm sure each passenger have their heart in mouth...


    Thats one big shadow...


    Another 50 I'll share later on page 2


    You read my Spiti Bicycle Ride Notes, your saw the photos;

    Now on a lighter note, here are my favourite WTF moments from the Spiti Valley Bicycle Ride.

    1. 21kms for that 3kms - We had taken a couple of days halt at Tapri; and at least I in my mind was relaxed because next day

    we had

    to cover only 25kms to reach Reckong Peo, of which only last 5kms is uphill. Rest all just a cruise parallel to the river.

    But when we began this day, within exit of Tapri we saw a 21kms uphill diversion to Chooling due to landslide. Chooling my friends was just 3kms

    away from the diversion via the regular route.

    For a mere 3kms we were off on a uphill path of 21kms.

    WTF; Shoot me now.

    2. Why Pedal Downhill! - All this time we were enjoying whenever there was a downhill stretch. It was a moment to take a


    from the constant pedaling. But here after entering Spiti Valley I don’t understand; why on some downhill paths we had to pedal.

    Despite the decline the bike was not catching up any speed.

    It was strange and silly experience.

    WTF; somebody give me a rocket booster.

    3. Wind in My Face, Please No Thanks - On a motorcycle the wind in your face is quite pleasing; but here on 0 BHP wind in


    means pedaling against the wind to the last light.

    Post Rampur we always got head wind after 3pm until Manali.

    WTF; The feeling was like pedaling on the indoor cardio cycling machine with constant level 10 mode.

    4. Where the Hell is All the Food Going - By day 8 of the ride we could feel a shift in out metabolic rate. Whatever we eat


    getting instantly digested.

    We were hungry after breakfast, we were hungry after lunch and… we were hungry after dinner.

    WTF; We were craving for sweets and beer always …and liquids throughout the ride.

    5. Mr. Turkey - Somewhere in the middle of the ride we got this pride and ego in ourselves. Any motorcyclist who use to pass


    raising a thumbs up, we were enunciating ‘***** Please…’; :-) LOL…we were finding it very funny. Everyone tends to glorify their motorcycle rides

    in the Himalayas nowadays and we were like ***** Please do it on 0 bhp.

    It all went fine for few days until we reached Tabo. Upon reaching a cyber cafe we met a guy from Turkey who rode all the way on his bicycle,

    weighting 80kgs. (A Grand ***** Please to us.) And over that he says I don’t feel I have cycled enough until I cover at least 20000kms. Our jaws

    dropped upon hearing this.

    After this incident we were brought back on the ground; and in Abhilabh a Russian spirit came in (though the guy was from Turkey :-D) Hence

    onwards Abhi spoke everything in Russian accent. It was a ROFL acts to the end of the ride.

    Why WTF!? …its because every time we were climbing steep slopes, he would do his Russian accent and smash all the focus and enthusiasm

    accumulated. I myself slipped on my own pedal once.

    Hilarious it was..


    Original post published on my Blog - - 5 WTF Moments from the Spiti Valley Bicycle Ride and Spiti Valley on a BICYCLE.

    Also when we did the Chandra Tal trek, Jamaica requested me to make a video presentation of it. This is the one I was able to cook up. Dedicated

    to Jamaica and his service to the people visiting Chandra Tal.

    MORE PICS later on Page 2 (Will hyperlink them here)
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    Log Approved.

    Excellent as always Vaikul. Keep it flowing.

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    And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


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    Great narration and eye boggling pics. Great feat. too.
    How many kilometres did you cycle in total ?

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    Simply awesome feat. Fabulous pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliksir View Post
    Great narration and eye boggling pics. Great feat. too.
    How many kilometres did you cycle in total ?
    around 680kms


    An Icefall...

    Kunzum Downhill

    Peace and Tranquility

    Lunch at the Campsite

    Photo Bomb..

    The Mysterious Chandra Tal

    Pyaase Janwar...

    The Other Side of Chandra Tal..

    So I do have some more portraits after all..

    Colourful Valley of Himalayas

    Terrace Fields of Kinnaur

    Living in Valley is an amazing lifestyle

    We took a shower under here

    Village of Spiti


    That Look..

    They were so happy to see us..

    The Race

    Behind Chandra Tal

    She was shocked to see someone take her picture.

    Now that's a Home.

    Peace and Tranquility

    What a Hotel..

    The Mean Machine


    Always missed this spot because of speeding; Now finally on bicycle it caught my eye.

    Fields of Nako

    The Khopadi

    Meditating I guess

    Spotted Brahmi Ducks at Chandra Tal

    Crossing this Nallah was like crossing a river..

    Pedal to the Last Light...


    BRO literally carving through...

    That trek of 20kms...

    Shock or Surprised?

    Himachal Homes

    That evening bliss...

    That LOL moment

    Nature's Canvas

    Flight of...

    Kye to happiness...

    With the TREK 3700D

    Found a crisp feeling here... Nearing Kunzum

    Spiti Brigade

    At the Kunzum Top

    At Jamaica's camp at Chandra Tal

    A Kingfisher rising...

    We push our motorbikes, we brag about ripping for hours, we make the noise... Ever tried pushing your mind & body to see where your soul stands by...

    Same Spot - A Year Apart - And A Whole Different Machine...

    I rarely upload photos of myself.. or Selfies one may say.. But when I do, I like them to be of special moments that make me; 1. First time stepping in the waters of Chandra Tal | 2. Pulling self through the ice near Batal. | 3. Enroute to Chandra Tal
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    Simply Superb!

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    Great ride and wonderful pictures. And lovely words accompanying it all. Worth the wait
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    Hats-off, no words to say !!

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    Wonderful Om bhai, 'guess you're attached to Spiti in an unexplainable manner - the TBTS log, then the award winning TW3 log, and this; mind blowing!
    I am pretty sure that the place's in the back of your head - the treks, trails and hotspots.

    PS - Any plans on takin' the mighty ZEE800 there someday? Do post your experiences with some Wanderlust clicks in the SBK section.
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    Default Re: Spiti Valley on BICYCLE - 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Simply Superb!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Great ride and wonderful pictures. And lovely words accompanying it all. Worth the wait
    Thank you sir..

    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTANG 27 View Post
    Hats-off, no words to say !!
    Thanks man..

    Quote Originally Posted by chaosaddict View Post
    Wonderful Om bhai, 'guess you're attached to Spiti in an unexplainable manner - the TBTS log, then the award winning TW3 log, and this; mind blowing!
    I am pretty sure that the place's in the back of your head - the treks, trails and hotspots.

    PS - Any plans on takin' the mighty ZEE800 there someday? Do post your experiences with some Wanderlust clicks in the SBK section.
    Some plans YES but not Himalayas :-P

    Just close by places.. :-)
    Popular Travelogs on xBHP: Solo Jammu Kashmir; Scouting Maharashtra Q1 & Q2, Rajasthan JAUNT, New Year Goa 2012, Keoladeo NP & Spiti Valley Ninja 250R + Pillion.

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