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    Default Re: Solo Riding R15 || Sach || Cliffhanger || Sinthan ||

    Nice read so ar.
    The R15 looks stunning is some of the pictures!

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    Default Re: Solo Riding R15 || Sach || Cliffhanger || Sinthan ||

    Quote Originally Posted by nadz11.ns View Post
    Thank you
    Ya man, Domi is a very capable machine. You should definitely hit the highways and mountains soon.


    Thanks a lot bro
    So you upgraded again
    Enjoy the ride and share it with us.
    I haven't been to Rohtang side, but have heard it is clear these days.


    Thanks bro
    Apart from its riding stance, the bike performed like a gem.
    That is very true, the only drawback is the shoulder and wrist pain that you'll have to bear throughout the ride. If you keep that aside, as you said it's truly a "gem". That sexy look will always be an eye candy.
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    Default Re: Solo Riding R15 || Sach || Cliffhanger || Sinthan ||

    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Nice read so ar.
    The R15 looks stunning is some of the pictures!
    Thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by Anjeeth View Post
    That is very true, the only drawback is the shoulder and wrist pain that you'll have to bear throughout the ride. If you keep that aside, as you said it's truly a "gem". That sexy look will always be an eye candy.

    Ride safe and have fun.
    Regards
    Nadeem


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    Default Re: Solo Riding R15 || Sach || Cliffhanger || Sinthan ||

    Beautiful shots

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    Default Re: Solo Riding R15 || Sach || Cliffhanger || Sinthan ||

    Day 2
    Bairagarh - Sach Pass - Killad - Ishtiyari - Gulabgarh - 120 km


    I woke up at 6:15 am. Freshened up, packed my stuff and started my journey for Sach Pass at 7:10 am. Immediately after the village, tarred road ends and an offroad type track starts which will soon have boulders and rocks all along. Got blessed with awesome views right from the start. Clouds were playing their game over the mountains and I was stopping after every couple of turns for pictures. Since I didn't have any hard and fast deadline, I took my time and enjoyed the ride.

    Milestone just after crossing Bairagarh - किलाड़ 72km रानीकोट 5km


    This wasn't easy at first


    But view like this on my left side made the all worthwhile


    Empty road early in the morning


    A small waterfall on the roadside


    Beautiful landscape ahead.


    At one the the waterfall enrote


    Reached the police checkpost at Satrundi, got videographed and my details noted down. Here, I met with two more riders from Ludhiana who were only going till Sach Pass and would return back. We had a little chat over tea and maggie. I usually don't indulge in talking to people, but this time I wanted to interact with people I meet on the way. Spent around 15 mins at the checkpost and resumed my journey. As I gained altitude, the road got worse but the views better. Riding a sports bike on such roads was an experience in itself, which got even better on the way down from the top. Haha..

    Riding above the clouds






    Hello


    The deteriorated track continues








    Nearing the Top




    Clouds continue to play their game






    Where is the road ahead




    I reached Sach Pass in about 3 hrs. There was a SRTC bus there and passengers were paying their respects at the temple. I too did the same and prayed for a safe passage down.
    I asked a passenger to click my pic

    Whole temple compound at the top






    The bus left and the two riders reached soon after. Clicked pics with them and around the temple. It was chilly at the top but the views are too good. Stayed there for around 30 mins, chatted with the riders and after bidding goodbye, I left for on journey onwards.

    Let me tell you guys, the journey down is way more difficult than coming up. Not only are the rocks and mud loose, but also the angle is too tight. At some turns, the rear wheel was sliding on its own on the loose mixture of mud and rocks. But R15 showed how good a handler it is. Even on such track, I was in full control almost all the time and precise acceleration control and braking helped a lot.

    The views were changing after every few turns and I was not going to miss the chance to click to my heart's content. Though I used my mobile more than my DSLR camera, I feel for what I use the pics, they are good enough and help me capture more often. Best is to simply videograph it all, but I didn't have an action cam yet.

    Beautiful landscape continue to amaze me after crossing the pass


    Snow and a small water body besides the road


    The bike never complained






    See how craftily the rocks have been cut




    Bike looking at the beautiful views






    Riding down, some green colour starts to appear


    A road or a stream?


    About 2 hrs of riding, I come across a small patch of a plain area. My first big water crossing was encountered here. There was also a small food shack and I had my lunch there. Rested for 10 mins and resumed my ride. Again the downward road starts and it goes on for about 2 more hours. Some sections here were more difficult than what I had encountered.

    Wildflowers


    The food shack was below there. It felt like a blessing


    Selfie


    First proper watercrossing & crossed with without any fuss. Water was half a foot deep.


    The winding road continues


    Waterfall on the road


    See how rapidly the road descends and a waterfall over the road


    Water going over us





    Autumn colours could be seen


    An old bridge


    My initial goal was to stop at Killad and go towards J&K next day. It was 2:10 pm when I was 4 km before Killad and I thought of covering the Cliffhanger hanger route and taking a halt at Gulabgarh. Gulabgarh is about 45-50 km from Killad.

    Continued

    Ride safe and have fun.
    Regards
    Nadeem


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    Nice captures once again!

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    Default Re: Solo Riding R15 || Sach || Cliffhanger || Sinthan ||

    Quote Originally Posted by Kapil Kumar View Post
    Beautiful shots
    Thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Nice captures once again!
    Thank you

    Ride safe and have fun.
    Regards
    Nadeem


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    Default Re: Solo Riding R15 || Sach || Cliffhanger || Sinthan ||

    Aur dikhao aur batao
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    Default Re: Solo Riding R15 || Sach || Cliffhanger || Sinthan ||

    Continued.....

    My
    initial goal was to stop at Killad and go towards J&K next day. It was 2:10 pm when I was 4 km before Killad and I thought of covering the Cliffhanger hanger route and taking a halt at Gulabgarh. Gulabgarh is about 45-50 km from Killar. So, I took a U-turn and took the route for Gulabgarh.

    After turning for Gulabgarh from zero-point, few kms before Killar


    Befriend these bad roads or else they will haunt you


    A beautiful stream beside the road




    Road? where


    Crossing into J&K


    And posing


    My details were noted down at Ishtiyari checkpost and was asked whether I was carrying any 'stuff'.
    I had imagined that the road will be easier than before. Boy! Was I wrong. About a km from the post, I encountered the toughest section of my whole ride. The incline was really high and the boulders were biggest I have ever ridden on. I wanted to click but the bike would have slid down. Riding further, I didn't come across any person for almost an hour and it was kinda scary being in the jungle on such nasty track on your first ever solo ride.

    Soon enough, I got the glimpse of the famous road. From some points, most of the road line is visible and that gives an overwhelming feeling. When I had decided to do this section at Killad, I was dead tired, but now after looking at the route ahead, my body got a new lease of energy. Riding sure is magical.



    Getting closer


    Zig-Zag road onwards to Cliffhanger


    Beautiful small waterfalls on the road




    Road becoming narrower


    R15 taking a breadth before entering


    Full view of the Cliffhanger




    Inside the road






    Wind spraying the falling water upwards




    The road ridden


    And sections like this were the hardest here. Narrow road becoming tougher


    Yes! I rode through there


    Nearing Gulabgarh


    Finally! Reached Gulabgarh. That's the town besides the river below.


    I reached Gulabgarh at 5:40 pm and saw a hotel just on the main road and got a room for Rs. 500. Just as I was unloading the bike, it started drizzling which will turn into a heavy downpour at night and the drizzling will continue till 11 am the next day. For a night's stay, the room was okay, don't expect much at such places.

    For 120kms, it took me 10hrs 35mins. My whole body ached and I had intense pain in my palms and wrist. Riding a sports bike isn't easy on such routes. I took a pain killer after dinner and slept early.

    Ride safe and have fun.
    Regards
    Nadeem


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    Default Re: Solo Riding R15 || Sach || Cliffhanger || Sinthan ||

    Man Trust me...The pics are great, There's actually no words to explain the beauty. Exquisite, especially the one which looks like a road to heaven (Day 2 - The deteriorated track continues 2nd pic)
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