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  • #61
    Originally posted by steveburnside2001 View Post
    lovely shots of pangong, which cam were you using to capture it ?
    Thanks. I am using a four year old 5D!

    This was the day when I saw you guys riding into Pangong on "black and yellow" bikes and I waved frantically at you but nobody notice me!!!
    The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


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    • #62
      Lovely capture Ken Da the scenic beauty is out of this world, and I am sure riding to places out like these would have actually washed away all the slushy rides you all did day before..... if there is Heaven on earth it is here, keep them coming Dada, your pics are marvellous

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      • #63
        Originally posted by ken cool View Post
        Thanks. I am using a four year old 5D!

        This was the day when I saw you guys riding into Pangong on "black and yellow" bikes and I waved frantically at you but nobody notice me!!!
        I thought you would have been riding to Ktop, the day we rode into Pangong. I see that plans were changed due to bad weather! We were there, at Lukung around 1900 hours. Where were you in Lukung when you spotted us? I did not even bother looking at the Huts to the right, For I was enjoying the lake towards my left and carried on riding towards Spangmik. Also, We were very very tired upon reaching Lukung (Read : Off roading madness from Nubra to Shyok to Tangtse to Pangong) and we just wanted to get to Spangmik and crash for the night.
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        • #64
          Whenever I see the pics of pure water in Himalayas, I always used to think, why no one tastes the water. So you've tasted the pure, unadulterated, unpolluted, crystal clear, sparkling water.
          Skill is what keeps you on a Motorcycle
          Awareness + Skill is what keeps you out of harm's way
          ATGATT + Awareness + Skill means you might Live To Ride another day

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Shivanshu View Post
            Lovely capture Ken Da the scenic beauty is out of this world, and I am sure riding to places out like these would have actually washed away all the slushy rides you all did day before..... if there is Heaven on earth it is here, keep them coming Dada, your pics are marvellous
            It does make you forget a LOT of things in life. And makes you believe that life is actually worth living!

            Originally posted by Ananth View Post
            I thought you would have been riding to Ktop, the day we rode into Pangong. I see that plans were changed due to bad weather! We were there, at Lukung around 1900 hours. Where were you in Lukung when you spotted us? I did not even bother looking at the Huts to the right, For I was enjoying the lake towards my left and carried on riding towards Spangmik. Also, We were very very tired upon reaching Lukung (Read : Off roading madness from Nubra to Shyok to Tangtse to Pangong) and we just wanted to get to Spangmik and crash for the night.
            I first heard bikes. Then I turned to the approaching road from my tent perched on top to the right. I knew that you guys were coming and I was keeping a lookout for you. Then I saw you guys ride in and ride past. And I think it was around that time when the sun was going down... around 1900 hours and there was still daylight. And you guys were not carrying luggage. I guessed that you would not be staying the night. I was too tired to run down at that altitude.

            Originally posted by aargee View Post
            Whenever I see the pics of pure water in Himalayas, I always used to think, why no one tastes the water. So you've tasted the pure, unadulterated, unpolluted, crystal clear, sparkling water.
            Yes, I keep tasting high altitude spring water, lake water etc... And guess what it tastes like... it did NOT taste like mineral water. It was Salty!

            Unpolluted, unadulterated indeed, with Coca Cola bottles floating in it and other garbage thrown in by tourists visiting the pristine spot! But I did not want to photograph those.
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            • #66
              Slowly slowly going through all the threads.

              Finished all seven days of reading and I must confess that even though there are a flurry of Leh threads this season in xBhp, every thread has a different experience to share and ours will also be very different from the rest of the thread.

              Liked the gull pictures(Pity that I didn't have a lens to capture them) and the Thiksey Monastery shot.

              Originally posted by aargee View Post
              Whenever I see the pics of pure water in Himalayas, I always used to think, why no one tastes the water. So you've tasted the pure, unadulterated, unpolluted, crystal clear, sparkling water.
              My ride partner darkknight also tasted it and he found it to be salty and we both were shocked. This is one thing which I never knew before this trip.
              Last edited by MG; 07-12-2010, 05:26 PM.
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              • #67
                Originally posted by ken cool View Post


                Yes, I keep tasting high altitude spring water, lake water etc... And guess what it tastes like... it did NOT taste like mineral water. It was Salty!
                I did too.it was damn cold & salty

                All for a pic though
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                • #68
                  Originally posted by ken cool View Post
                  Yes, I keep tasting high altitude spring water, lake water etc... And guess what it tastes like... it did NOT taste like mineral water. It was Salty!
                  Originally posted by MG_Biker1806 View Post
                  My ride partner darkknight also tasted it and he found it to be salty and we both were shocked. This is one thing which I never knew before this trip.
                  I'm terribly shocked to hear this response!!!
                  You know, several years back when we visited this place called Coutrallam, the water was so sweet that one sip was sufficient to quench the thirst; so cool (not cold) at mid of the day that we we forgot the scroching Sun; so tasty that, I felt as if I'm tasting the nectar (Amruth).

                  I was expecting a similar answer, but...

                  Originally posted by ken cool View Post
                  Unpolluted, unadulterated indeed, with Coca Cola bottles floating in it and other garbage thrown in by tourists visiting the pristine spot! But I did not want to photograph those.
                  Very disappointed hearing this; the BRO works hard to keep up things in shape, but the damn vaccum heads will ensure that our children do not want to see these places!!!
                  Skill is what keeps you on a Motorcycle
                  Awareness + Skill is what keeps you out of harm's way
                  ATGATT + Awareness + Skill means you might Live To Ride another day

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                  • #69
                    Pangong is one of the highest salt water lake in the world!
                    " I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not" - Kurt Cobain

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by suvo View Post
                      Excellent...how did i miss this thread
                      Some very nice shots...And kudos to Brigitte and Mael...
                      Thanks, I will convey your kudos to the concerned parties.

                      Originally posted by Rockkyyy View Post
                      Some Fresh Photographs of Leh
                      Thanks Rocky.

                      Originally posted by archistar View Post
                      Wow Ken Da... It is truly Amazing. Beautiful photographs and you reminded me my last year ride...

                      Waiting for more...

                      And I can see a happy 'Mael'
                      Originally posted by superman View Post
                      Truly fabulous Ken Da.
                      Thanks superman.
                      The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


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                      • #71
                        Brilliant stuff Ken da,stupendous clicks and awesome travelogue....
                        1 Question:-How was it,I mean the water of Pangong Tso.....??
                        must be salty...
                        Ride Safe & Ride Long-->
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                        • #72
                          Attaching another video of riding in Pangong in the marvellous backdrop of those huge mountains where we appear tinier than tiny specks of sand!

                          YouTube - Riding at Pangong Tso
                          The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by ken cool View Post
                            I first heard bikes. Then I turned to the approaching road from my tent perched on top to the right. I knew that you guys were coming and I was keeping a lookout for you. Then I saw you guys ride in and ride past. And I think it was around that time when the sun was going down... around 1900 hours and there was still daylight. And you guys were not carrying luggage. I guessed that you would not be staying the night. I was too tired to run down at that altitude.
                            The Saddles were in the fortuner. We did not want to burden the bikes too much on the Agam - Shyok - Durbuk stretch, and the guys in fortuner were kind enough to have the saddles in the car. If not for the fortuner, We would have stayed in Lukung. The Car raced a head to Spangmik, And so we had to push on from Lukung within minutes.

                            And how i wish i had a better zoom to capture the sea guls. 18-55 was no where in reach
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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Ananth View Post
                              And how i wish i had a better zoom to capture the sea guls. 18-55 was no where in reach
                              Oh, I did not have a zoom! I was standing right next to them! Barely three metres.
                              The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


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                              • #75
                                I am posting this after reading the only first half:

                                "Although the written work is Excellent!, but I found like encountering a hurdle at each turn."

                                No, it's not the ride I am talking about. It's about most of the words in there, which went over my head and I had to search online dictionary approximately most of the lines, for the words which were 'un-habitual' atleast for me.

                                Kena Da: For the sake of people like me, please use EASY words, A request.
                                Last edited by abhichotu.abhi; 07-13-2010, 11:00 AM.

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