Preparations into overdrive

Now the preparations are into overdrive, this is the final phase of the preparations and I want to be through with shopping etc. today itself. This would leave me tomorrow to pack every thing, polish my sweetheart for the ride and most importantly sleep. Hope every thing will be done […]

September 1, 2006

Long day purchasing

Did a lot of shopping today, brought loads of stuff for the trip, here’s the list: � 1. Tank bag: got a locally made tank bag for Rs. 535 from Chopra @ Karol Bagh, quite nice and will be able to hold ample stuff and looks to be quite good. […]

August 29, 2006

5 Days to go for ride back to ladakh…

Only 5 days to go and so much left to be done. With the itinerary almost getting finalized, it is time to arrange for permissions to go where few have gone and only few will go in the coming years. This trip to Ladakh is going to be the one […]

August 28, 2006

Eight days to go…

Eight days to go for the ride to heaven, trip route planning is almost done with only a few things left to fill. This is going to be one hell of a ride if I can pull it off, 19days of fun filled adventure.

August 25, 2006

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