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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Manali

Our destination for the night is the town of Mandi and our hotel is on the banks of the river, a chance to relax and enjoy watching the river whilst having a chat and a cold beer on the hotel terrace...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Different Bike

The Enfields did brilliantly, no problems with them at all. Very nice to ride and handle the conditions very well. Electric start and smooth riding.
I've still got Thelma, my R80GS, at home - but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Upcoming Visitor?

Great to hear - hopefully you will be calling in :clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Gorgeous Gorge

We're on the road and things are starting to get a bit more interesting as we enter a large gorge, with the road hugging the sheer cliff sides. Other bikes are also on this route.

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Yoo Hoo

Marty, good to see :)
You'll enjoy this one - have you also read the Indian Takeaway solo version of this ride?
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Rule Britannia

Yes, Chanderjeet, they are all Brits. Next year's group has already got some Americans signed up :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Eek Taking Advantage

Jenna- they had a range of riding experience from overseas travels to someone who only uses her bike for local journeys and had never ridden off-road :huh, I promised I would get them through and I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Exploring Shimla

Overlooking the town of Shimla is this huge statue of Hanuman

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-2/i-v5SWgX7/1/M/IMG_0236-M.jpg

Rather naughtily I angled my camera and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb On the Road

The view for my group

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Ladakh-3/i-9fS7BZP/1/M/DSC_0098-M.jpg

It's not often I get to see what the view is like for my groups as they follow me.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh On Your Marks, Get Set...Go

Good to see the usual suspects signing up for this report, one added advantage when I'm travelling with a group is that I get more pictures of me (it may be dubious as to whether you feel that's an...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,348
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Ladies in Ladakh

I thought that might grab the eye a bit - no, it's not a tour of the bordellos of this fine Himalayan region, but a group of all-female riders striving to be the first to complete this tough ride...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Thank you for cheering me on

So, having got some of you hooked I am now changing the RR a bit - this was the story of my solo escapades doing the recce for the group. For you the audience, having vicariously ridden with me...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Cheers for the compliments

The guys at the hostel were very impressed as well :D



Yes, the group ride will be covered in an RR - I checked with everyone and they were happy for me to dish the dirt...literally at times...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 I like trucking...

I knew I was back in civilisation when the road became filled with what seemed like a thousand sheep and all going in the opposite direction, with a couple of cars resignedly trying to get through.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 The Frozen Mountain

One pint of chai later and I had a new problem on my hands - the loo

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-2/i-mLBwRDf/0/M/IMG_0097-M.jpg


It meant scuttling out the back...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh chilly

:rofl

I can laugh about it now, but at the time....
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Eh? It Got Cold

It's morning at 4200m
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-2/i-XhqdgrQ/0/M/IMG_0092-M.jpg

It's cold, the skies are overcast and it started snowing...yikes :huh I've got a lot of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Puncture Stuff

Hi Ratman, it's good to be reminded about the different details that some readers would like to hear. The saga of my punctures...
1 - a simple nail
2. there were rough bits on the wheel rim which...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Sarchu Sojourn

In the distance, the tent settlement that is Sarchu appeared, I rode into my old camp - I'm a creature of habit and like to return to my old haunts, plus I felt grateful to the guys as they'd been so...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Delhi...

Been and gone - sorry if you were waiting for me to arrive there.
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Return to Sarchu

I was feeling pretty good, I had the bulk of my journey done for the day, there were a few hold ups where trucks had got stuck
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb thank you

thanks for that, and yes, I think you're right, I've now looked at other pictures of bharal.
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Sunshine to Snow

Northern Ladakh, there is a little in the way of vegetation or traffic except the occasional lorries

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-2/i-5K2v7SB/0/M/IMG_0041-M.jpg


...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Heading South

View from the handlebars

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-2/i-HQstsCM/0/M/IMG_0028-M.jpg

Ms Coates on the road with a serious look on her face as she has less than four...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Wink Tyre Tales

I explained the situation to my erstwhile hitch-hiker, turned the bike around and limped slowly and carefully back down the mountain, I was only 3 kms from the top of Khardung La.

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Khardung La...Almost

A rest day and then I was ready to hit the road once more, the mountains were calling to me and so I headed up Khardung La, the highest road in this part of the Himalayas.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Leh

Ladakh is known as the Little Tibet of India, I'd already noticed the similarities in dress, language and houses and now here was a monastery that looked like a copy of the Potala in Lhasa

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,625
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Enjoying the RR

I've been away and a bit busy so only just catching up on this RR of yours Jenna - so many ups and downs, which all add up to a great storytelling adventure.
Keep it coming, I loved my time in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Chai Stops

The Road Stallions had stopped for chai (tea) again

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway/i-sMvWNs4/0/M/IMG_9932-M.jpg
so I pulled up with them

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Pang and Beyond

Leaving Pang, I realised I had a flat tyre, luckily this guy was on hand

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway/i-FHDs9JW/0/M/IMG_9916-M.jpg


He usually works on trucks but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh cheers

Thanks for that Bob
I know what you mean about not wanting to sleep over at high altitudes, but in the Himalayas there's no choice, once you're up, you're up.
- and as for taking care of myself,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 The first time I flew to La Paz, I got altitude...

The first time I flew to La Paz, I got altitude sickness really badly, so I am now a lot more careful and aware, though sometimes you just can't avoid it, I knew the risks I was taking travelling up...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Hi Rick, yes, it amazes me as well in some of...

Hi Rick, yes, it amazes me as well in some of these remote places, the range of western-style goods on offer, from chocolates to crisps and fizzy drinks.
from
The Queen of Cold Feet :)
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Hunger Pangs at Pang

For those of you who are familiar with my travels and may be thinking - where's the rufty tufty Tiff who take her own tent everywhere and camps rough - yes I did have my tent in my Giant Loop...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Limited Accommodation Options

I'd arrived at Sarchu, the tent site, evening was fast approaching, the light was going

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway/i-XKJzbPk/0/M/IMG_9894-M.jpg


My face is pale...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Eek Cold and Colder

so, where was I?
having spent the past week kayaking and canoeing in Wales, I'm a bit out of the swing of things here- does that blow my cover as actually writing this from the (relative) safety...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Talking getting back

Thanks for the comments - and showing that you're paying attention - top of the class for you boys.



as for liking "taking the wrong road" - I'm pleased to hear that because you would not...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Getting wet...and cold

With veg pakoras in my stomach to sustain me and a new inner tube on the rear tyre, I was ready to face the road ahead- the ascent to Baralacha La, for those who have been paying attention, this is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Rahtong

Yes, it was a bit more snow than I had expected - after all just a couple of days previously, I'd been sweltering in temperatures in the 40's (110 F and upward)

Still, I didn't have much to worry...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,517
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Colour Blindness

actually the lock is turquoise and does match the bike - I'm not sure why Enfield describe it as green when it is more of a turquoise blue.
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