Ladakh trip preparation updates

Finally online after a long time, damn all these computer problems. Here are the updates regarding the preparation for the Ladakh trip: Got the saddle bags made (will be posting pics soon); they look neat and will be a welcome addition for this Ladakh ride. For Rs.1000 they are a […]

August 23, 2006


With the Ladakh trip date coming ever so near, some where in my mind there is a feeling of anxiety. But when friends, family and even complete strangers show faith in you, it not only touches one’s heart, it also reaffirms our faith in our self. This excellent poster by […]

August 16, 2006

Got the bike serviced

Got the bike serviced and few things changed: Clutch and Pressure plates Clutch Hub Accelerator, Clutch and Speedometer wire Front shocker oil and seals Total bill Rs.1350 Things still left to be changed: Swing arm Spark plug Air filter Rear tyre (FKR 120/80×18) Rest I think I can do without […]

August 13, 2006

Getting my motorcycle serviced tomorrow

Will be most probably heading to Iqbal’s workshop tomorrow, along with Manik and Sunil. The updated list of things I am going to get changed tomorrow: Clutch and pressure plates Swing arm Accelerator cable Clutch cable Speedometer cable (got busted a few days back, haven’t changed it yet) Headlight bulb […]

August 11, 2006

Getting motorcycle serviced

With almost every thing getting sorted out, my next worry is where to get my motorcycle serviced and prepared for my upcoming trip to ladakh. For over four years I have been going to the same service center in mayapuri with the exception of one service which I got it […]

August 7, 2006

money matters

With the days coming nearer and the itinerary getting almost finalized, cost implications are becoming ever so evident. With the itinerary in my mind involving, doing over 4000kms in 18days, the total trip expenditure including preparations are getting to almost Rs.20000 that too after removing one day and a destination […]

July 31, 2006

To camp or not

With this years ride being a solo one, I am still in two minds whether or not take a tent along. On one hand, it would be fun to do a bit of camping. Also it will give me freedom to travel on my own with no time restriction for […]

July 20, 2006

Blogging the Ladakh Trip

I will be Blogging the Ladakh trip here and on Bike, Car and Motorcycle Touring Forum which I had started couple of months back. For the updates of the trip either visit this blog or check out this Ladakh 2006 thread at BCM Touring

July 17, 2006

Preparations on

Preparations for this years ride to Ladakh have almost started. With few routes doing rounds in my head and going solo I am not sure which routes I should attempt and what I shouldn’t. With my bike in a worse condition compared with last year and this years ride being […]

July 16, 2006