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The Great Escape - Ladakh: A Journey beyond Reasons!

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    The Great Escape - Ladakh: A Journey beyond Reasons!

    12 June - 26 June, 2010









    The Rides & Riders:

    Ananth - Hero Honda Karizma ZMR



    Steve - Hero Honda Karizma R





    I want to thank the following people, before i brag about the ride to Ladakh - for without them the trip wouldn't have been so successful.

    Special Thanks to...

    Hero Honda - For making a Bullet Proof Engine, featuring amazing Fuel Efficiency & an amazing Tourer!

    Born2Lead - Mr.Imran - The Man behind it all. From logistics to accommodation to food to YOU NAME IT - He helped us all.
    I can proudly say, Our trip was a grand success just because of this kind hearted person. Thanks so much Imran, We owe you a lot.

    Sir Old Fox - Mr.Sandeep - Thanks so much for the tips, tricks, advices and the gyaan - It was indeed helpful. It was motivational and helped us complete the trip SAFE.

    Mr.Aparajith - Thanks for that wonderful GPS. It helped us locating where we were LOST. Thanks again

    Kirosh - Mr.Kiran Roshan - Thanks for all the spares. Thankfully we never had to use most of them. Anyway, It saved the day for us

    And Steve - Mr.Srinivasan - The fellow rider, for putting in his efforts whenever i dropped my bike, to pick it up and land it back on two wheels

    I also wanted to thank this family we met in Shyok. They offered us Butter Tea, Maggi, Biscuits, Sweets, and what not! We rested there for about 2 hours, ate for atleast 300 Rs. and they didnt even accept a penny from us, Not to mention they were a not so well off family - living with the gains from a small shop in Shyok. Hats off to their love, affection and care for a by-passer like us. May god give them a wonderful future.



    More to follow, watch this space
    Last edited by Ananth; 10-17-2010, 05:58 PM.
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    Topic Approved.

    Ananth: Finally, we have your thread up and running. Great! It was good to meet you and Steve here in Delhi, during a hot and humid evening at the dhaba.

    I'll be glued to this thread now, for days to come. As for B2L, he is as kind hearted as the word "KIND" itself is.

    Good going guys!
    :)

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    • #3
      WOW super pictures. When is the log coming up?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Aryan View Post
        Topic Approved.

        Ananth: Finally, we have your thread up and running. Great! It was good to meet you and Steve here in Delhi, during a hot and humid evening at the dhaba.

        I'll be glued to this thread now, for days to come. As for B2L, he is as kind hearted as the word "KIND" itself is.

        Good going guys!
        Thanks Aryan. It was good to meet you too at the Dhabha


        Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
        WOW super pictures. When is the log coming up?
        Thanks. I would start writing the logs ASAP, As you know - finding time away from work after a long vacation is like Tom trying to Catch Jerry - I'll try my best to keep updating
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        • #5
          @ ananth & Steve : Expecting your trip log and pics. Two TN registered bikes in heaven. Expectation are high from my side.
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          • #6
            Nice teasers Ananth!! Looking forward to some great pics and logs..

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            • #7
              Wow! Another Leh thread! How did the ZMR behave in the higher altitudes?
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              • #8
                Woah.. Beautiful pix..!!! Its raining LEH trips all around..!
                Guess, it could be the first ZMR to be taken to Leh & around..! Congrats
                .... I will rather ride my Bike thinking about God, then sitting in a Temple thinking about my Bike.. ..

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                • #9
                  Ati uttam tasveeren...Ek aur LEH ke safar kaa vivaran.
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                  • #10
                    Congratulations on getting Leh'ed Anant and Steve!

                    @Ananth.. The photos are marvellous, simply out of the world!! (I had checked the teasers in Chennai G2G thread previously)
                    Bring on the trip log ASAP.

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                    • #11
                      Amazing pics Ananth. I guess this will be the only THREAD with Baralachla La pics apart from mine

                      The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cbz xtreme View Post
                        @ ananth & Steve : Expecting your trip log and pics. Two TN registered bikes in heaven. Expectation are high from my side.
                        Thanks. It was good carrying around the Bikes, Met a lot of South Indian Soldiers, And few other friends from down south.

                        Originally posted by inder.cool View Post
                        Nice teasers Ananth!! Looking forward to some great pics and logs..
                        Thank you!

                        Originally posted by satyenpoojary View Post
                        Wow! Another Leh thread! How did the ZMR behave in the higher altitudes?
                        ZMR was really really good. No issues with power delivery, Nor did i face any issues for the full fairing. It was a bit tough with heavy cross winds (Diskit & M'La) and in large Water crossings - The full fairing was kind of a problem as the water was pushing away the fairing and i had to cross it across.

                        But having said that, where ever ZMA was crying to breathe - ZMR passed through with ease. Again, Never had any power delivery issues - even towards Marsimik La. Mileage was around 50!! Yes, Constant around 50.

                        Originally posted by rachitkohli View Post
                        Woah.. Beautiful pix..!!! Its raining LEH trips all around..!
                        Guess, it could be the first ZMR to be taken to Leh & around..! Congrats
                        Thanks!

                        Originally posted by beruoist View Post
                        Ati uttam tasveeren...Ek aur LEH ke safar kaa vivaran.
                        I dont understand Hindi, appreciate if you translate it to English please

                        Originally posted by Makky View Post
                        Congratulations on getting Leh'ed Anant and Steve!

                        @Ananth.. The photos are marvellous, simply out of the world!! (I had checked the teasers in Chennai G2G thread previously)
                        Bring on the trip log ASAP.
                        Thank you so mucch!

                        Originally posted by spiderweb View Post
                        Amazing pics Ananth. I guess this will be the only THREAD with Baralachla La pics apart from mine
                        Thanks! Well actually we started towards Manali, after i read somewhere in xBhp that "Spidey & co. left for Delhi - via Manali" - It gave us some hope of clearing that section
                        Last edited by Ananth; 06-30-2010, 02:05 PM.
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                        • #13
                          what a teaser pics Ananth, only word to describe it is "AWESOME". loved Last teaser pic. Now waiting for log and lost of beautiful pics.
                          MANDAR....

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                          • #14
                            Waiting for this thread to be up!! Wonderful Teasers and expecting much more - Logs and Pictures.

                            Man btw did u mention your ZMR mileage as 50 ... seriously i got to do something on my FZ getting only 35 ....
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ananth View Post

                              Thanks! Well actually we started towards Manali, after i read somewhere in xBhp that "Spidey & co. left for Delhi - via Manali" - It gave us some hope of clearing that section
                              Its simple man, those who dared & never gave up, DID IT! those who gave up on hopes, returned with nothing much to tell...

                              The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
                              ~ Spiderweb

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