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Old 07-12-2009, 06:38 AM   #121
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great stuff CJ

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Old 07-12-2009, 08:49 AM   #122
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very impressive..and another testimonial to Adventure being made by the rider not the bike.

next time you need books please let me know!
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:56 AM   #123
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Good going buddy .... ;)
Keep riding ;)
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:10 AM   #124
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very impressive..and another testimonial to Adventure being made by the rider not the bike.

next time you need books please let me know!
+1 about the books

Be happy to help with that anytime, and I'm happy to bug other local ADVers to help as well.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:57 AM   #125
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+1 about the books

Be happy to help with that anytime, and I'm happy to bug other local ADVers to help as well.
In that case, you might as well start bugging them. Coz once you have a substantial lot, its a good reason for me to go there again
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:31 AM   #126
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Great job!!
Amazing report and sceneries. Seems like the country has one of the toughest natures.
Covering all those miles with Enfields on those road conditions is real talent.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:17 PM   #127
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Late to the party but loving it! What an awesome community Sgtmike/CJ this is what really hooked me on ADV.


Hello Pete when is the next ADV sponsored rider??? I'm In .....

Soon Mark................soon!
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:28 PM   #128
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Upon arrival a student asked "Are you from ADV?"


That is just awesome! We will have to get some stickers for them next time.

Man I'd love to do this ride. Prior to '89 this road was for military use only. I had taken the bus from Kashmir to Leh, but there was tons of fighting in Kashmir and you couldn't go back that way. The bus that took us from Leh to Manali was the very first one to ever take civilians on this road and just a few of us were foreigners, so we were the first outsiders to ever see it. It was a great way to spend my 24th birthday.

Great report guys.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:48 PM   #129
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In that case, you might as well start bugging them. Coz once you have a substantial lot, its a good reason for me to go there again
so tell us:
1. what kind of books
2. how many can you haul up there at a time
3. where do we send them
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:09 AM   #130
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so tell us:
1. what kind of books
2. how many can you haul up there at a time
3. where do we send them
Picture Books, Story books, Science related books.
Bascially books for tiny tots to 15 yo.

I can haul upto 100 books easy.

You can send them to me if the lot is not substantial but if its a big lot then better wait out for someone who is flying in from US to New Delhi. That ways we save money on both postage and customs.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:41 PM   #131
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Finally have time to share!!!!!

Been working and lots of other crap... got time to push more of the story!

ONWARD!!!!!!



We got to Leh and found a welder. The trip from New Delhi to Minali was hard on my luggage rack... I went to pass a truck, another truck in front of him turned suddenly, I took to the sidewalk to avoid crashing into the first truck - broke my rack.
Chris had the rock/wheel/fender incident, combined with rough roads - broke his rack in three places.

The welders at work!!!!



Sorting the racks on the bikes.

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:51 PM   #132
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World's highest Buhdist Temple - Leh

Atop a hill, overlooking the city and vally below, is this beautiful temple. Cared for by monks in red robes, it makes quite an impression. The gleeming white, colorful decorations, truly inspirational.



Who are these weird guys?



Walking around the temple, the images on the walls amaze every visitor.

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:56 PM   #133
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Temple tour continues...

I'll let the images speak...







We paid our respects;

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:59 PM   #134
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Laugh Man I wish we had some "ADV" decals...

These fellas were working on their machine, coulda put an ADV member on the good kahrma train!


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Old 07-18-2009, 08:03 PM   #135
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Sometimes those cookies are spot on!

A few weeks before this trip, I had some Chiinese food for lunch. As custom dictates, I got a fortune cookie.

I had to keep this prediction

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