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    THUNDER-DRAGON RIDE 2009
    Its Rare, Exotic & Internatonal as well...
    As Anup says, "Looking for good company..."
    All the guys are most welcome to ride along, anyone with a motorcycle, from any place in India...
    But am looking to ride with not more than 6 guys & 3 are almost "IN"...

    SEASON: Oct/Nov '09
    DURATION: 15-16 days
    COST: 30-35k
    RIDERS: 5-6 Only (So who all are interested?)
    ROUTE: Mumbai-Pune-Nagpur-(YTBD)-Kolkata-Siliguri/Darjeeling-Gangtok-BHUTAN-Guwahati-kolkata

    Inspired by: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/5127-thunder-dragon-ride-sikkim-bhutan-08-a.html
    Refer: India Travelogue Destination Bhutan: Trip planning, places to visit in Bhutan

    RIDER'S FINAL List:
    Spiderweb aka Rohit (ZMA R)
    Rachitkohli aka Rachit (ZMA)
    Jehangir aka Jehangir (P220) [non/ex-xbhp'ian]
    Jacksnap aka Nitin (Pillion/Rider)


    Tentative List:
    Darknight aka Nitin (R15)
    Atul_Aherwar aka Atul (RTR)
    Ajinkya aka Ajinkya (P220)
    Shadowboy aka Ashish (R15)
    Anirude aka Anirudh (R15)
    Motorbreath aka Swapnil (P200)
    Blitzkerg aka Harsh (New bike on the cards)
    Calvin aka Kalyan (R15)
    Meisrossi aka Vikram (P180+K&N)
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    Topic Approved.
    ...in search of that perfect world - My Travel Blog :)

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    So everyone is planning bigger and better trips.

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    ^^^Actually my long awaited USofA visit is now into the final stages & I'll possibly be heading there in June. So the two rides that I had planned with xbhp Mumbai guys had to be dropped, as they dont fit into my schedule of '09. So I'll be running hey-wire till then, as its the most crucial year for my career right now. I'll get done only by Sep '09, so a longgg tour will be the NEED-OF-TIME, & MIND as well!
    I hope you can join me in this & you got a long term to manage finances & plan accordingly .
    Last edited by spiderweb; 03-16-2009 at 11:09 AM.

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    Spidey bro, first tip here: Bad timing for the ride. The roads are pretty bad in dry season, but it's the worst with landslides and slippery tarmac (if you find one) during this season. I was planning for the same in April but was discouraged as none of my friends were ready to accompany me. One guy from Siliguri warned me about the road conditions; you can also read the BikeIndia Feb issue to know the condition.

    If you are game for the ride soon enough, I know someone who's heading there right away. If you are ready for April, let ME know and I'll give you company. I've got leaves from April 4th to 12th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderweb View Post
    I hope you can join me in this & you got a long term to manage finances & plan accordingly .
    You talking about me?

    Wait for few days.I will post a similar plan then we will see.

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    @MG: Plz dont confuse me with any other better ride, like Sri Lanka! coz maybe I'll have a slip of PLAN then...

    @Diffuser: Bro I was planning two big rides in next season only n they got cancelled, thats why I had planned this one, coz am very busy for rest of the year & most probably out of India. But I hope that you can accompany me n others for this ride!
    & as for the roads, the 3 guys I mentioned in the first post had done the same in Sep/Oct only... so better to follow a path rather than risking lives & the tour.

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    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/5...utan-08-a.html
    Last edited by spiderweb; 03-16-2009 at 11:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderweb View Post
    ^^^Actually my long awaited USofA visit is now into the final stages & I'll possibly be heading there in June.
    Sahi hai boss..!! Kitne time ka trip hai..!!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderweb View Post
    @Diffuser: Bro I was planning two big rides in next season only n they got cancelled, thats why I had planned this one, coz am very busy for rest of the year & most probably out of India. But I hope that you can accompany me n others for this ride!
    & as for the roads, the 3 guys I mentioned in the first post had done the same in Sep/Oct only... so better to follow a path rather than risking lives & the tour.

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    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/5...utan-08-a.html
    Went thru that thread and have it by heart . But before the xBhp server crash, there was another thread where riders had covered the state of Sikkim more properly. I would have loved to be part of that one. Freezing deserts, Apache and Caliber 115 among the rides, and the visit to the Gurudongmar lake...OMG, I'm drooling on my keyboard.

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    @Diffuser: I had been to Sikkim, so thats not a problem, I know it very well, was on a 14 day trek... Darjeeling-Gangtok-Manebhanjang-Sandakphu & Gangtok-Nathula-Harbhajansinghji... ultimate stuff on two legs, just this time it'll be on two wheels...
    Gurudongmar Lake: Awesome site & worth visiting, I knew about it as I had done rafting in teesta n its the source for the same river & I guess this place is enroute to Bhutan...
    Last edited by spiderweb; 03-16-2009 at 12:21 PM.

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