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Forum: Asia Pacific 08-09-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,199
Posted By peter-reebok
Lalli Singh also has good mechanics. He hires...

Lalli Singh also has good mechanics. He hires them out to travel with groups.
If you are in a group, and can share the cost, this is an ideal way to stave off the mechanical emeregencies that will...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-09-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,070
Posted By peter-reebok
When flying, I send an email to customer...

When flying, I send an email to customer relations a week or so beforehand, and carry the reply with me.

Have always been told I have specific permission to carry the helmet on as an additional...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,611
Posted By peter-reebok
Been a year since I was there, and pictures still...

Been a year since I was there, and pictures still ignite a spark in me.

Takes quite some time to appreciate just what you see and experience on a trip like this.

The time and $$ to travel at...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By peter-reebok
worth a look

worth a look.
Wrong age/shape for trials riding - but I can appreciate other peoples skills.
Forum: Australia 10-04-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By peter-reebok
It has been nancy'd down considerably now - even...

It has been nancy'd down considerably now - even 'alcohol free areas' available.

One of the side 'features' of the never ending quest to extract more money from spectators is that it has changed...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,611
Posted By peter-reebok
Wasted time - no way

I did this journey in July, and Mr Pink (Pinky?) was the mechanic that came with us from Lalli Singh.

A real gentleman, and a whiz at rebuilding an Enfield.
I have a sequence of 30 photos taken...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,611
Posted By peter-reebok
Brings back some recent memories - keep em coming.

Brings back some recent memories - keep em coming.
Forum: Australia 09-23-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By peter-reebok
Im in

I.m In - 6:30 I'll be there
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By peter-reebok
Bought 3 pair of techsox for a 3 wek trip in...

Bought 3 pair of techsox for a 3 wek trip in india in July.

Without washing them - after 3 days they are on the nose a bit. After a week - people will avoid you.

I couldnt get them to dry...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 22,164
Posted By peter-reebok
Thankyou for showing me some of your country. ...

Thankyou for showing me some of your country.

Just reinforces the idea (to me) that we should stop locking ourselves up in tin boxes, and get out there and enjoy the countryside on a bike.
...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,801
Posted By peter-reebok
LIfts my Suzuki M109 easily. Suzuki claim a...

LIfts my Suzuki M109 easily. Suzuki claim a weight of 340 kg dry, so that probably means much closer to 400 than I want to know, 3.4 lts of oil, 2 lts of coolant etc etc.

For $150 is a good...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By peter-reebok
makes me want to get out there again! Work...

makes me want to get out there again!

Work sux!
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,516
Posted By peter-reebok
Thanks for that - I was concerned for the others....

Thanks for that - I was concerned for the others. Now I know the timing I am less concerned.
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,516
Posted By peter-reebok
dates?

Mate, if I may ask, what dates did this ride happen on?
I was on those roads a month ago, and they were fine. I know some other people on those roads now. Maybe they are stuck up there?
Forum: Australia 08-11-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
Final days and the end

Day 20 - Off to Agra
6am train ride to Agra - amazing how the first time we went to the train station, we were in awe of how busy it was, and the chaos around it. The streetscape was equally...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-10-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,111
Posted By peter-reebok
Just back from India, and we had the 500cc bikes...

Just back from India, and we had the 500cc bikes - which I believe is better than the 350 if you are carrying a pillion and gear. We met up with some people that had just their gear on a 350, and...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-10-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By peter-reebok
Eoi

Went to India last month for a month.

Might be interested in going back next year. When are you thinking of going, and to which areas?

I am from Australia, but all roads lead to delhi they...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
Parwanoo to Delhi - last day of riding

Day 19 - Parwanoo to Delhi - last day of riding.
a 270 klm day - and the warnings of traffic were in our ears we assembled at the bikes. First stop was a fuel up - most of us had coasted to...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
Mcleod Ganj to Parwanoo

Day 16 - Shopping - off to see the Dalai Lama
Great fun, except the beggars everywhere. We were off early to catch the Dalai Lama. It had rained all night, and looked like it was going to continue....
Forum: Australia 08-09-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
Off to Mcleod Ganj

Day 15 - off to Mcleod Ganj/Dharamsala
Left at 8am - big day.
Each day we seem to to ride down into the plains, and then up again later to escape the heat. India's summer is relentless.
The ride...
Forum: Australia 08-08-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,462
Posted By peter-reebok
No probs here - If I had the time for more...

No probs here - If I had the time for more research before hand, I may have even joined you guys!.
Maybe we were 'softer' and needed an adventure with less risk. Looks like we both ended up with...
Forum: Australia 08-08-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,462
Posted By peter-reebok
I think it is fine to do it yourself - if you can...

I think it is fine to do it yourself - if you can support yourself.
Marcus and friends had a mechanic and doctor in their group.
Not everyone is able to provide those services in a small group.
...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
Part 5

Day 13 - Rest day in Srinagar
Visit to the Botanic Gardens. Quite peaceful in gardens, Hot, but peaceful. ALL the work is done manually, down to the guy with a push lawnmower to do the lawns.
Well...
Forum: Australia 08-06-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
PArt 4 on to Srinagar

Day 12 Kargil to Srinagar
The start of the day was really intense traffic, with trucks, buses, cars and people competing for the space on the roads. There were also a number of speed humps to catch...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 26,694
Posted By peter-reebok
We spent 3 days in Srinagar - and enjoyed them...

We spent 3 days in Srinagar - and enjoyed them all.
We also stayed on a houseboat, and found it calm and relaxing. We did visit some paper machet workshops, wood carving factories and carpet places...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 26,694
Posted By peter-reebok
Well done Sgt Mike!. I did my own Khardung La...

Well done Sgt Mike!.
I did my own Khardung La adventure in July this year, yep just got back.
I posted it in the Australian Forum (dont need to compete, it'll always be my holiday adventure).

I...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
Part 3

Day 9 - rest day in Leh
Shopping/sightseeing - seem to be walking the same streets a few times, just to see what is what. Been told that the Tibetan markets are the go for Jewellery, so head for a...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
Part 2 of the story - down and dirty

Day 5 - Rest day in Manali
Idle into Manali for a look at the shops, and their
wares. Quite taken with the Singing bowls, and
prayer wheels - Will buy some of these for souvenirs.
Quite...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
Photobucket link

http://s160.photobucket.com/albums/t173/peter-reebok/ (http://s160.photobucket.com/albums/t173/peter-reebok/)
Forum: Australia 08-02-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
And I should have added - as the above is MY...

And I should have added - as the above is MY story - I am happy to stand corrected when/how I get things wrong. Just let me know and I will make the correction if I agree (or dont know better).
...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
Spose I will have to start the story

For photos - look above - and click on the photobucket link.

So I started off with much trepidation, aware that my own skills would be tested, and without not really knowing what I would...
Forum: Asia 07-31-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By peter-reebok
Just did the Ferris Wheels tour in July 2009. ...

Just did the Ferris Wheels tour in July 2009.

Can recommend Mike and Denise and this tour. Highly

Only have good things to say about the tour, and the people running it.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 71,553
Posted By peter-reebok
SIDI Discovery Boots $260 Online - not sold in...

SIDI Discovery Boots
$260 Online - not sold in Australia!.
Took 6 months to break em in properly.

Just did a 3 week ride in India - inc water crossings, extreme heat, cold, snow, ice, dirt,...
Forum: Australia 07-31-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By peter-reebok
Back from India

Just got back from 3 weeks in India - will have some pics and a ride report up as soon as I recover sleep, mow the lawns - check if I still have a job etc!.

Took the easy way and did the Ferris...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,196
Posted By peter-reebok
Have had the discos for 8 months - and am about...

Have had the discos for 8 months - and am about to take them to india for a few weeks.
I ride a 1800 cruiser on the road as a daily driver - so would not have considered these boots before. having...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By peter-reebok
Enjoy

Having met you guys - I know you will cope with this trip well.

I have the pleasure of leaving for the same places in only 2 weeks - and I am getting excited now!

Was good to catch up with...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 33,800
Posted By peter-reebok
Heres a cuple of more pics

We had a get together of 109's

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t173/peter-reebok/State%20of%20Origin%20III/SOOIII-6.jpg


Just a few!.
in Toowoomba Qld - riders came from NSW, QLD and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 33,800
Posted By peter-reebok
Here is my 109

I ride a Suzuki M109, 1800cc - an excellent commuter!.
Do about 24000 klm a year - every day - rain hail, shine etc.

Have ridden tar, dirt, rocks, gravel, sand, mud, and the occasional field!.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,537
Posted By peter-reebok
Sidi boots

Bought a pair of SIDI discoveries last september.
They dont sell these in Aust, so bought them over the internet.
Have taken a while to break in, but they are extremely comfortable now. Can wear...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,297
Posted By peter-reebok
Aussie view

I use Ety ER6I's with my ipod, and Music is loud and clear at silly speeds (200kmh+), IF you insert the buds properly.

I understand peoples reluctance to lick the buds before putting in your ear,...
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