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Old 05-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #2881
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Mark, looks like a great start to this new adventure of yours. India is on my bucket list some day. Will be following along as always. Safe trip and hopefully I can buy you a cold one in Peru in Aug.and here of this adventure first hand.

Cheers and safe travels my friend!

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Old 05-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #2882
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Mark.Whickeddd cool new sticker!!!!!
Ride on,Ride well,Ride safe,and have fun!!!
OK,if you get a chance,shots of girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #2883
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Cool2 Makes me smile!

Love seeing CJ and the family, looking forward to more!!!!!!

Thanks for taking us along Mark!
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:30 PM   #2884
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Love seeing CJ and the family, looking forward to more!!!!!!

Thanks for taking us along Mark!
Mike!! Thanks for your help, looking forward to getting to the high country :)
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:49 PM   #2885
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...Johnny D .... Told me about this guy. He will walk with his walking stick all night long. Tapping the ground :)

He's still at it!



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CJ takes his daughter for a ride around the block.



Isn't she the cutest kid?
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:55 PM   #2886
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #2887
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May 20th Dehli

So had another great day yesterday and just a couple more days in Dehli before riding north into the mountains. Looking forward to the mountains and the cool weather ahead at Altitude. It has been 40 Degrees C (110 F) during the days, so we have mostly been inside.

Chanderjeets Family spends great time at home with little Ida Sofia. She is learning English, Hindi and some Punjabi.

Learning tools Look familiar.... But with Hindi, there are many characters to remember and learn.



I can put the shapes in.... But have no idea how to pronounce each one. Feeling very language challenged!



Eating lots of great family style meals with CJ and Richa. They have been very generous hosts. I am so thankful to have the time to spend with them, and their family getting a real picture of how a "average" family in India lives!!
Just trying to soak it all in.



Then a ride through Dehli on our shopping trip. (remember is is 40 Degree C)



The out of town buss is packed and people are sitting on the roof.



So glad to seeing India!



So we visited a Mall so Rica could do some shopping and I picked up a pair of tennis shoes as I will have room on the bike and will need them for exploring around instead of my riding boots! The Malls are huge. Remember there is 20 Million + in Dehli area, and 1.2 Billion (yup, B as in Billion in India)



Yesterday we were able to take a Tuk Tuk down to pick up the bikes. It was an experience in the tuk tuk, riding through town, with a Back pack full of cash for the moto deposit and rental money!



The law in India is that the Male riders need to wear helmets, except the Sikh's who wear turbans. CJ told me they just changed the laws that the Women did not have to wear helmets at all. Woman mostly ride side saddle as well. and ATGATT means Sandals, and light wieght clothing





Lots of different traffic on the roads....







With the British influence, there is a combination of Hindi and English everywhere. I cannot begin to try to pronounce Hindi ......on the signs.



Get to the shop, they have the bikes ready. Had them mount my powered GPS mount. CJ sitting on a classic Enfield



Here is the small shop we rented with. CJ knows them well, and they have his other bike for sale in their shop. This shop has been around for 60 years or so, Would never have found it or been able to work out a rental deal without Chanderjeet helping! Thank CJ The rentals worked out to about $22 / Day for the bikes they added travel racks, and also third party insurance in case of accident. We also had to put down a 40,000 Rupee deposit. at current rates...about $740 that we will get back upon return. We would have to pay for any damage to the bikes. FYI



Finalizing the deal.....



They young man in the green and black shirt does all the work under the instruction of Sunil the owner.



As we ride off for my second ride through Dehli, CJ is riding one bike and me the other. His bike is running out of gas So we circle back through a narrow Alley and the shop has someone show up with a small jug of gas to get us down the road. We stop for fuel, and it takes about 1,750 Rupees ($32 USD it is 52-54 Rupees to one USD) to fill the two bikes.

Staying with CJ



We took drive to another Mall as Mrs Chanderjeet needed to do some more shopping and meet up with her sister. In the car, I missed getting a photo of two guys on a bike one was holding a windshield on his lap vertically Hope I see it again. I am always amazed what things get carried on a small Moto!



India is huge. We passed the Largest Marble shopping in all of Asia, Then the furniture district, largest in all of Asia.



cool twilight sky.....



We met up with Richa's Sister and Husband and had a great "southern Indian" meal !! Yummmy! I do not know all the names yet.... So I am trying everything. This was all delicious. Will get more photos from the road food!

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Old 05-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #2888
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Loving this!!!

Keeping your journey in my thoughts, be safe and enjoy. Don't worry about updating, do that when the chance arrives - stay hydrated and eat well, I lost 17 pounds in 3 weeks there.

Once you get some elevation the temps will be more forgiving.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:57 PM   #2889
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Keeping your journey in my thoughts, be safe and enjoy. Don't worry about updating, do that when the chance arrives - stay hydrated and eat well, I lost 17 pounds in 3 weeks there.

Once you get some elevation the temps will be more forgiving.
I must have picked those 17 then :P
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:58 PM   #2890
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Hi Radioman !!,

I am not sure of your plan for India (still to go through your RR), but you are most welcome to stay with us if you plan to come to Udaipur, Rajasthan. Me and Mrs travelled across US last year and have very fond memories of the hospitality that we received there and would love to be your host for as long as you wish.

Thank you DCrider for bringing Radioman's RR to my attention. Have been very sporadic with my visits to adv. Need to improve.

Radioman, Udaipur and Rajasthan in general has lots of history and nice places to see and is not very far from Delhi. You can PM me or call me (PM'd you my phone number)

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:47 AM   #2891
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:05 AM   #2892
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Don't worry about updating, do that when the chance arrives -
Mike. I try to write my Ride Report as I go, so that I capture the experience and share it with fresh thoughts as they happen. Good and bad. Just the way I like to share. For me it is not a burden, as it is part of my travels...
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:07 AM   #2893
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Hi Radioman !!,

I am not sure of your plan for India (still to go through your RR), but you are most welcome to stay with us if you plan to come to Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Thank you DCrider for bringing Radioman's RR to my attention.

Radioman, Udaipur and Rajasthan in general has lots of history and nice places to see and is not very far from Delhi. You can PM me or call me (PM'd you my phone number)

regards,

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Hello Vikram,

Thanks so much for the post and PM. ADV is a great place for motorcyclist to connect. Thanks for the PM, I will contact you once I know what my plans are. MoBill and I will be riding North to Manali and Leh starting Wednesday am May 23rd. As his time is short here.

Thanks so much for the offer!

PS: I do not have a cel phone working here, but will PM you!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:09 AM   #2894
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Hello to everyone, i'm new. Here's the logo i made for Radioman! Keep it up Radioman!!
Vincent. WOW thanks for the great Logo. Has so many elements of my trip. Will figure out how to use it in the future!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:10 AM   #2895
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