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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 841,386
Posted By The Iceman
Thumb These guys are completely out of their friggin'...

These guys are completely out of their friggin' minds. Makes everything that I have ever done anywhere look like a kindergarten homework. This is a whole different level of awesomeness :yikes
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 851,181
Posted By The Iceman
Sambor, you the man. This was absolutely the most...

Sambor, you the man. This was absolutely the most entertaining RR I read on ADV. Have been thinking of exploring the area for a bit now. And out came your report. The place looks fantastic and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,948
Posted By The Iceman
SgtMike, welcome to this part of the world. Drop...

SgtMike, welcome to this part of the world. Drop me a PM when you are here. Maybe will join up. Will end up meeting CJ too.

Chander, nice nickname u got there man. Let's meet. I have relocated to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 238,469
Posted By The Iceman
ahhhh ... you guys made it to leh. man i didnt...

ahhhh ... you guys made it to leh. man i didnt come back in time. hey here i am ready to ride. sorry was off advrider due to work in eastern himalayas. bad internet :(

are you guys planning spiti...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 238,469
Posted By The Iceman
cool will ask them to mail you. your ride through...

cool will ask them to mail you. your ride through pakistan will be of greater interest i guess.

i am based in delhi. but work for a welfare organization in the himalayan mountains. so whenever you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 238,469
Posted By The Iceman
came back to the thread after a break. welcome to...

came back to the thread after a break. welcome to this side of the world. waiting for you guys to land up in india. would love to ride with you.:freaky

coupla friends riding from south india to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By The Iceman
where's the darn bike? :evil

where's the darn bike? :evil
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 381,470
Posted By The Iceman
wow .... that is heavenly. you guys are great...

wow .... that is heavenly. you guys are great man. absolutely awesome.
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 19,312
Posted By The Iceman
whoa there ironman. that was one lovely trip.:clap

whoa there ironman. that was one lovely trip.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 381,470
Posted By The Iceman
hey ... have been following your trip silently...

hey ... have been following your trip silently for a long while now. you are now exactly where i am right now. i just completed my three month long ride across india and have ended up broke and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 238,469
Posted By The Iceman
hey brian. have been on the report for a...

hey brian.

have been on the report for a while now. and sort of waiting for you to land up in india in one piece. would love to meet up with you when you make it. take some pointers on SA.

good...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 35,071
Posted By The Iceman
Awesome report larryboy. Death Valley sounds like...

Awesome report larryboy. Death Valley sounds like a great place to get a life:D

What do you do for making those bucks man?
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day (and Night) 94 - Bangalore to Mumbai

Good things have this strange habit. They come to an end. Every time. I guess that what makes them special. That, however, was the last thought on my mind when I left Bangalore today for Mangalore.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 93 - Nandi Hills (near Bangalore)

As we woke up to today's bright and sunny morning at the early hour of noon, we thought - Let's make ourselves useful. Krishna is the sort of person who can help you make yourself useful but you need...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 91 & 92 - Still Bangalore. Yawn!

Good friends are like parents. Once you reach home, they pain you till you get frustrated enough not to discuss it anymore and agree to stay the extra day. For 10 days in a row. I think the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Hey sridhar its really not 1.2 lakhs that...

Hey sridhar

its really not 1.2 lakhs that worries me. not since i have a job in investment banking that still survives. its when i will be able to ride long enough again. then again, touring...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 89 & 90 - (Still at) Bangalore

Ok, let me say this first. The ride ain't over yet. The ride started in Mumbai and it will end in Mumbai. I am as close to the 90 day estimate I had with me when I started off. Going broke was an...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
@BC Biker @Coop Thanks for the words....

@BC Biker
@Coop

Thanks for the words. Seems like getting one's butt on the saddle is the surest way of going broke. But the ride aint over. So keep the faith.:norton
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Going Broke

There are some things which no one can describe to you for. Like how Alice felt when she was going down the rabbit hole. Like what were Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo were thinking when they were drinking...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Bike Update

Took Frosty to MuneerDa finally. Turns out there is more trouble than I thought. There are the problems with the rear sprocket wearing out and the main shaft getting bent and causing oil leaks. There...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 85 to 88 - Bangalore

Its been one hell of a lazy stay here at Bangalore. The weather is peaceful. Friends are around. I am living in a "fully functional home" for a change. The traffic is bad but then I don't move around...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 84 - Gudalur to Bangalore

Now here is the problem. I have friends in Bangalore but all of them are working tomorrow. Its a Friday tomorrow so it's normal. But having been away from it all for this long, it doesn't exactly...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 83 - Alappuzha to Gudalur

My head was filled with thoughts of the clutch case leaking and the tut-tut sound coming from the rear wheel. The rear sprocket is again worn out and I suspect that is causing the sound.

I timed...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
@ GadgetBoy, Rhodie and Side thanks. glad...

@ GadgetBoy, Rhodie and Side

thanks. glad you like the adventure. mud swamps were really great. scary but great.
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Varkala beach

On the way from T'puram to Alleppy comes the Varkala beach. Couldn't stop myself from going to the beach just to enjoy the air on that patch of land. The air is crisp and very refreshing.

As I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 82 - Kanyakumari to Thiruananthpuram to Kollam to Alappuzha

For the last few days, the thing on top of my mind has been the constant and rather large oil leak from the clutch case. I know the oil levels have been dangerously low and I risk damage to the main...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 81 - Mandapam to Kanyakumari

My Tamil Nadu Tourism hotel in Mandapam was a pleasant surprise. Right on the beach, next to the Coast Guard base with shining hovercrafts for company, little beautiful jetty on the left. Lovely...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 80 - Tiruchirapalli to Dhanuskodi to Mandapam

Wise men said - Its darkest before the dawn. And we have understood the meaning of those lines whenever the dawn had come upon us. But now when it is dark.

The last few days have been extremely...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 79 - Pondicherry to Tiruchirapalli

Its a Sunday. But that's not the only reason why it is such a bad day for riding.
Its a sooooper lazy day. I didn't feel like getting off my bed. I wanted a bathtub and me inside it. I wanted the AC...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 78 Part II - Chennai to Pondicherry

After the refreshing visit to the factory, getting down to riding wasn't a very nice feeling. If I had my way, I would have found a nice air conditioned room (it was friggin' hot) and slept my ass...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 78 Part I - Royal Enfield factory visit

This was a morning I was looking forward to for the last three days or so. Actually for a long long time. This was the morning I was to enter the pearly gates behind which the machines I ride were...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 35,071
Posted By The Iceman
holy friggin' cow man. thats one hell of a ride....

holy friggin' cow man. thats one hell of a ride. awesome. would love to come over at death valley someday for sure.

ride on.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2008, 06:58 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 77 - Chennai (Bullets, ECR and Life)

There are days when life is all nice and cool. There are days when it sucks. And then, there are days when everything just falls into place and you have to bite yourself to believe it. Such is that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-05-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7,346
Views: 2,499,630
Posted By The Iceman
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Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 76 - Hyderabad to Chennai

My host and friend Rohan Yeggina commented, "There is absolutely nothing to see and do in AP" and I had little choice but to believe him. The Eicher road atlas which I am referring to in this ride...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 75 - Nagpur to Hyderabad

There wasn't much to do in Nagpur and there was 500 kilometers to be covered till Hyderabad. So I left early in the morning without settling the bill of the hotel and headed on to NH7. Now here's the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,031
Posted By The Iceman
lovly bike man. absolutely sweet.

lovly bike man. absolutely sweet.
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 74 - Jabalpur to Nagpur

I sort of started liking this city. It was small enough to feel comfortable and large enough to have places to go to. People were nice and it was cleaner than usual. So it was rather hard to say bye...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 73 - Kymore

There is a tiny little village stuck in the dusty roads off NH7 going out of Jabalpur called Kymore. Its cause to fame is a large cement plant by one of the larger companies in India. For me however,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,936
Posted By The Iceman
Day 72 - Supkhar (Kanha National Park) to Jabalpur

Mornings in forests are beautiful. And I am saying this after a sum total of 1 early morning in a jungle. Its an absolute delight. The freshness. The dew. The cold stinging air. The smoke from logs...
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