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    Default Solo ride to ladakh 2017.

    It all started one Friday afternoon when my phone rang and on the other side it was my boss asking me for an update about the situation of the vehicles standing in stock at the ware house , to which my reply was sir “ will be sending you the mail in a short-while”. And he was like shouting at the top of his voice , blaming me of delay in the updates. I just knew that , he won’t be calming down for time being and then all of a sudden there a big disturbance in the office premises as a customer was not satisfied with his prized possession . And the conversation came to an end along with that the day also came to an end with some thoughts which were un-describable in words.
    The next day in the morning meeting I was asked to resign or else you will be fired from the office. I tried to request them but that was no more possible . But as everything was made final and I no more had a job so decided to move on without making any further complications.

    So now I was all free like an open bird and with nothing to do, brainstorming was being done day and night thinking of various other alternatives. Then all of a sudden I saw some bikers from south of India heading towards the northern most city of India “LEH”. And i was like lets do it. Contacted some of friends and asked them if they would like to join in for a ride to ladakh . The replies came in which were more of like de-motivating . Some were interested and were ready to be a part of it where as few took it as a joke and were making delays in the trip. To which I was like let’s stop this stupidity and let’s do it “SOLO”. So after that few necessary gears , bags were all purchased even till the last moment it was not final whether should I ride it or should I transport my bike and ride it from the “DELHI” . Then suggestions came that don’t ride the bike now as by the time you reach Delhi you will be completely tired and you would end up in loosing momentum , so better take your bike along with you in the Indian railway as it will be cheaper and safe along with that less time consuming. To which I agreed and tickets were booked, bags packed , bike packing was done, tips paid to the coolie and an epic ride was about to start in the next few days of my reaching to Delhi.
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    Default Re: Solo ride to ladakh 2017.

    Travelogue Approved

    Good job Siddhant
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    Default Re: Solo ride to ladakh 2017.

    Nice start!
    Waiting for more!

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    Default Re: Solo ride to ladakh 2017.

    Solo's are always fun. Please bring it on
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    Default Re: Solo ride to ladakh 2017.

    Looks promising...Waiting for the rest
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    Damn.. that's the way to celebrate a firing - solo ride to Ladakh.
    Should send this thread to my boss.

    Good Luck for finding a new job after you've done completing this log.

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    Default Re: Solo ride to ladakh 2017.

    That's some way to recover from a setback. Post the full log soon.
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    Thank you all.

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    After a 25 hr journey from City of Temples , Bhubaneswar to the capital of India, Delhi . I was one step closer to accomplishing my dream of riding solo on some of the toughest terrains India has to offer, the beauty of nature which calls every year to many riders from different parts world , even some calling it the “Mecca for Bikers” . But before I could ride the bike in the streets of Delhi I have to get the bike out from the custody of Indian Railways Parcel office, which was nothing less than a tough task . They made me run from pillar to pillar and after 2 hours of struggling and tipping the coolie my bike was out . Checked the bike for any scratches or any damages , not even a single dent. Filled up the tank with the spare fuel I was carrying along with me and now all set for the trip. But no its not the end here. The bike started with ease and soon it was on the roll, filled up the tank till the brim. by the time I reached my guest-house in Delhi the bike started showing high coolant temperature as the radiator fan was not working properly and it needs to changed , which was not possible now. So decided to head straight to the guest house and get it fixed the next day. While the bike was getting fixed I had also got a rear luggage rack from Faaster wheels , Pune which I got installed . Check both the brake pads, oil level, coolant level and every bit was checked in the service centre and its set to head to the mountains.

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    After a 25 hr journey from City of Temples , Bhubaneswar to the capital of India, Delhi . I was one step closer to accomplishing my dream of riding solo on some of the toughest terrains India has to offer, the beauty of nature which calls every year to many riders from different parts world , even some calling it the “Mecca for Bikers” . But before I could ride the bike in the streets of Delhi I have to get the bike out from the custody of Indian Railways Parcel office, which was nothing less than a tough task . They made me run from pillar to pillar and after 2 hours of struggling and tipping the coolie my bike was out . Checked the bike for any scratches or any damages , not even a single dent. Filled up the tank with the spare fuel I was carrying along with me and now all set for the trip. But no its not the end here. The bike started with ease and soon it was on the roll, filled up the tank till the brim. by the time I reached my guest-house in Delhi the bike started showing high coolant temperature as the radiator fan was not working properly and it needs to changed , which was not possible now. So decided to head straight to the guest house and get it fixed the next day. While the bike was getting fixed I had also got a rear luggage rack from Faaster wheels , Pune which I got installed . Check both the brake pads, oil level, coolant level and every bit was checked in the service centre and its set to head to the mountains.

    The bike is packed , parked and all set for a ride up to the mountains.
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    Finally the bike is free from railways and ready to roll.
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    Time to hit the service center.
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    The goodies arrived.For safe and convinent carrying of luggage.
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    Finally the luggage rack is fixed onto the bike. The product is from Faaster wheels based in Pune. It costed me Rs.5500/- including Rs.600/- for shipping. It can hold upto 25 kgs of weight , but till now I have got to put 20kgs.
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    Got the radiator fan fixed along with that some minor changes and repair also took place.
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    Some late night roaming on the streets of Delhi.
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    With this all set. Now its time to head to the mountains.

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    Default Re: Solo ride to ladakh 2017.

    @Siddhant Mishra

    Did you bike had any damages during transit in railways ?
    Is railway is better option compared to roadways services/transport companies ?

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