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Old 06-03-2009, 05:32 PM   #1
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Charlotte, NC to New Delhi, India - The Journey Continues

October 2007, Chanderjeet was the first scholarship rider for International Frienship Program. Brought to us by ADVRider members to share the one thing that we have in common, motorcycle touring. After a truly inspirational outpouring of generosity and friendship, we all experienced CJ's Journey Into Friendship. In 2008, Shurstik (Alexy) from Vladivostok, Russia was the second rider we had the priveledge to meet.

It was my honor to host both of these guys and now consider them friends and welcome in my home, door is always open fellas.

When CJ and I parted ways in VA, I promised to come visit someday. June 10th is that someday! Passport recieved, India visa secured, plane ticket purchased, chore monies saved. Chanderjeet has been kind enough to recieve me and make some amazing arrangements for the trip. Motorcycle, vacation time, a place to crash, hanging out with this regular guy from North Carolina... my gratitude and many blessings are with my friend Chanderjeet and his Richa.

We will be carrying on a program that CJ started last year; Bikers for Books. Donated books and school supplies will be delivered to village schools in the northern mountain areas. Last year was the begining, this year is only the continuation of this great cause. The years to come will be amazing!

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Old 06-03-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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Cool2 Here's some of my stuff...

The temps in New Delhi, according to CJ, are well into the 90f - 100f range. We'll be drinking water by the truck load! But once we get into the mountains and up to higher elevation, temps will vary from 30'sf to 80'sf. I'm bringing lots of layers, liners, and waterproof stuff. Helmet, riding jacket/pants, WP touring boots, warm and cold gloves. A little of which are shown here;

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Old 06-03-2009, 05:48 PM   #3
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Some gear for the road...

In addition to hotel stays, some nights will be spent in my trusty 4-person tent. The green monster has seen a few nights camping, but it's got plenty more to go. Road gear includes gas cans (2 galllon), bungies, zip ties, sleepbag, multi-tool - most of which CJ has, but, why spend $$ if I can bring my stuff. Some things will be purchased in New Delhi before departure on the bikes, updates will be submitted.



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Old 06-03-2009, 06:18 PM   #4
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
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Best wishes for a safe journey! Looking forward to your updates

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Old 06-03-2009, 07:16 PM   #6
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SgtMike,

Best wishes for you on your journey....sounds like it will be an amazing trip.

You have less than a week before you ship out.....and we never seemed to work out the time to get a little dirt riding in before you left.

We still have time, I'm sure I can find an extra bike around here somewhere. Just give me a call..or PM...or email......

Be safe,
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