Mission Ladakh 2019 : A dream Ride

Djay

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Ladakh ..name says it all !!!

This blog is a tribute to Yogesh Sarkar.. Who's blogs are guided us to prepare Ladakh ride...

Its a dream for most of the riders,bikers,travellers.. being a biker i have also seen a dream to explore ladakh on my royal enfield. We have our own group of likeminded people especially ..riders.
From past 2-3 years we are trying to plan our ladakh ride but some couldn't finalized due to some difficulties of some riders. In december 2018 we have started planning for ladakh ride and 14 riders are ready to participate for that.After 6 months of rigorous planning ride is planned in July 2019. I will not go in detail about route planning and all ... Dates are fixed ..12Th July to 27th July 2019... Preparations started... All riders send their Royal Enfields to chandigarh through Road transport.

The route map is as under

Day 1 - Chandigrh to Jammu
Day 2 - Jammu to Srinagar
Day 3 - Srinagar to Kargil
Day 4 - Kargil to Leh
Day 5 - Leh City sight seeing
Day 6 - LEh to Hunder (nubra Valley)
Day 7 - Hunder to Turtuk
Day 8 - Hunder to Pangong
Day 9 - Pangong lake to Leh via Chang la
Day 10 - Rest at Leh
Day 11 - Leh to Jispa
Day 12 - Jispa to Manali
Day 13 - Manali to Chandigarh

Some Snaps before starting this epic ride..

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On the way to delhi

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On the way to Chandigarh
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i will post our journey day wise with some magnificent photos ..

Stay Tuned....
 

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Djay

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Day 1- Chandigarh to Jammu- 360kms

After reaching chandigarh,firstly took delivery of our motorcycles ...Rivigo logistics done a good job.. Had a rest and prepare for next day's ride..
We decided to leave early in the morning as we r not familiar with roads and have to reach Jammu as early as possible. Our backup van arrived at sharp 6.00 am to travelled with us for next 12-13 days... The rain has started unexpectedly in the late night and first day of ride rised with rains.. Nothing can stop if we decided by heart.. Packed our luggage and dump in the van.. Tank bags and sacks fitted on the motorcycles.. Wear the rain gears and other riding gears and ride starts with a bang .. !!!!

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Started from chandigarh at 7.30 am in light drizzle of rain.. We have just crossed the city and thunderstorms with heavy rain hits us very badly.. Have to take shelter at petrol pump ... our back up van also didn't have much protection from such heavy rains.. After 20 mts we have started again .. rain stopped completely..

the roads in punjab are so beautiful that we didn't stop regularly .. Lush green farms , dense greenery alongside highway makes your journey very comfortable and refreshing.. Just lovely... Road conditions are also superb .. We took a short break for tea and snacks .. and went ahead... We have to purchase some tarpaulin for protection of our luggage in the back up van...So he stopped in next village for buying that.. My 2 friends are travelling in the back up van also apart from 13 riders.. they covered the van and arrange a protection of our luggage..

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After crossing hoshiyarpur, one rider faced some minor problem on his motorcycle.. so stopped in village nearby dasuya .. The problem was solved in 10 mts and we proceeded ahead.. Took a lunch break before pathankot ... A roadside dhaba serving delicious punjabi food .. Amazing taste and super hospitality by the owner.. Kya baat hai !!!! We had such a heavy lunch that we are riding bikes at 30kmph speed ..:roll: .

From Chandigarh all riders are maintaining a close distance between each other .. but after lunch most of riders are riding in groups ..some ahead some behind ... When we reach pathankot 5-6 riders who are ahead of us crossed J & K border and proceeds to Jammu .. In pathankot one rider had a major problem of chain locking and spokes of rear wheel .. He immidietly stopped and searched for a mechanic.. Royal enfield showroom in pathankot is closed and other mechanics couldn't able to solve the problem .. Other riders are waiting for him at Lakhanpur toll plaza at border .. 1 rider and Backup van are also with him..Now we have started searching mechanics and one of them said that Royal enfield showroom is there after 20 kms from toll plaza.. We reached there and informed the problem... Rider came with his bike at very slow speed to showroom .. They checked his bike and solved the problem in superfast time.. We appreciated the efforts and attitude shown by Royal Enfield lakhanpur towards us are so lovely ..they served Tea,cold drinks and biscuits to us.. Even they didn't charge single penny for Minor check ups and repairs of our royal enfield bikes.. We always said about brotherhood and we experienced this in Jammu And Kashmir ... Hats Off !!!=D>=D>

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After total 2 hours stop we headed to Jammu ... First group of 5-6 riders already reached Jammu and waiting for us at hotel Savoy .. We also reached Jammu safely around 8.00 Pm ... Long 360 kms journey with superb highways and very good experience ended ..

Next Day ..New Journey..new experiences.. New challenges .. Coming soon ..
 

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Took a lunch break before pathankot ... A roadside dhaba serving delicious punjabi food .. Amazing taste and super hospitality by the owner.. Kya baat hai !!!! We had such a heavy lunch that we are riding bikes at 30kmph speed ..:roll: .
Food was heavy in Stomach only !
Or Wrists also got the dose !
LOL !
 

adsatinder

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In pathankot one rider had a major problem of chain locking and spokes of rear wheel .. He immidietly stopped and searched for a mechanic.. Royal enfield showroom in pathankot is closed and other mechanics couldn't able to solve the problem .. Other riders are waiting for him at Lakhanpur toll plaza at border .. 1 rider and Backup van are also with him..Now we have started searching mechanics and one of them said that Royal enfield showroom is there after 20 kms from toll plaza.. We reached there and informed the problem... Rider came with his bike at very slow speed to showroom .. They checked his bike and solved the problem in superfast time.. We appreciated the efforts and attitude shown by Royal Enfield lakhanpur towards us are so lovely ..they served Tea,cold drinks and biscuits to us.. Even they didn't charge single penny for Minor check ups and repairs of our royal enfield bikes.. We always said about brotherhood and we experienced this in Jammu And Kashmir ... Hats Off !!!=D>=D>
Surprising !
Royal Enfield never treated it's Bikers like this !
How this change is coming ?
LOL !
 

Djay

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Introducing riders and group ...
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Rajan Parulkar ,Rahul Korhale,Pradeep Aitawade,Vishwajeet Jagdale, Anupam jagtap, Viraj Potnis, Vishal Bhosale, Mandar Manugade, Dhananjay Vaingankar(myself), Kaustubh Kulkarni

Sitting - Left to right
Sanket Dalvi,Chetan Juvekar,Ravi Kamat, Dr.Rajesh Kamatane, Mangesh Walavalkar

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Left - Rashpal singh - Our back up van person ... Superb support and helping man...
 

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