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Old 05-14-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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The Highest Pass

Anybody seen or heard of this yet? Sounds interesting at least, although I question the wisdom of riding a road that dangerous on a few weeks experience.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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The Highest Pass, it's a documentary. I believe it's only showing in Ca. at the moment.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:53 AM   #4
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Been done before?

"Riding Solo ......" is impressive. It's really solo, the rider is also the cameraman.

http://www.dirttrackproductions.com/ourfilms.html
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #5
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Wow, excellent. I'll be checking those out. Thanks for the link.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
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"Riding Solo ......" is impressive. It's really solo, the rider is also the cameraman.

http://www.dirttrackproductions.com/ourfilms.html
Really enjoyed One Crazy Ride, by the same filmmaker. (Available for rent at Scarecrow for any Seattle-ites interested in checking it out.) Been meaning to see Riding Solo, gotta get on that.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:41 PM   #7
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Anybody seen or heard of this yet? Sounds interesting at least, although I question the wisdom of riding a road that dangerous on a few weeks experience.
While the roads thru the Indian Himalaya are indeed dangerous, the trip is by no means a grand achievement, as Manali Leh highways to Khardung La is completed by hundreds of inexperienced motorcyclists every summer. While it may be an interesting documentary, any attempt to paint the trip as anything more than a common tourist trip would be sheer hyperbole. The road to Spiti or or Kargil to Padum are both much more difficult and dangerous.

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"Riding Solo ......" is impressive. It's really solo, the rider is also the cameraman.

http://www.dirttrackproductions.com/ourfilms.html
OTH, getting an Enfield up to here is certainly an achievement that warrants some bragging rights, especially solo.
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What glasswave said. I had the pleasure of studying for exams when a few friends and my brother went there, also on Enfields.

They also went to Spiti, but had to take the "rear entrance" as one of the frequent mud slides blocked the road somewhere.

All this doesn't change the fact that it must be extremely beautiful and fascinating. And making a good documentary doesn't only require a fancy location. The makers of this film seem to have done well, I'd like to watch it. Thanks for the link.
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Now on Netflix

This was just added to Netflix streaming. Haven't checked it out yet myself.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:02 AM   #10
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watched it on netflix the other nite. IMO it sucked. more about existentialism then the ride.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:48 AM   #11
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Tourists on rented Enfields ride that pass every year. A wonderful trip I'm sure, but not exactly the BAM road.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:16 AM   #12
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Watching it now. Its dumb. Inexperienced riders that like to hit vehicles.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:58 AM   #13
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Don't need to go all the way to the Himalaya to have an amazing/spiritual adventure. It's in the mind and experiences, not the geography.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:22 AM   #14
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Anybody seen or heard of this yet? Sounds interesting at least, although I question the wisdom of riding a road that dangerous on a few weeks experience.
It's on netflix instant queue. I had to stop watching it about 30 minutes or so in when the dude ran into the truck. Way too much of an overblown train wreck in the making. I'm not an ATGATT safety snob, but holy smokes were those people asking for it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:36 AM   #15
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It's on netflix instant queue. I had to stop watching it about 30 minutes or so in when the dude ran into the truck. Way too much of an overblown train wreck in the making. I'm not an ATGATT safety snob, but holy smokes were those people asking for it.
Lol, that is exactly when I stopped.
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