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Riding through NW India to the highest roads in the world

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Leaving the beautiful Ladakh Valley for the lowlands

Once back to the Leh-Manali highway, I had to choose which way to get to Pakistan. The decision ended up being made for me by some pissed off taxi-driver mobs. I could either go back south the way I came … Continue reading

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Pangong Tso (Lake) on the Tibetan border

Pangong Tso lies on the Indo-Tibetan border with about 60% lying in Tibet and the rest in India. It’s a saline lake, but freezes completely in the winter. At 14,270 ft (4,350m) the weather is pretty unpredictable and cold. The … Continue reading

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Manali to Leh, Part I: Crossing rivers and high altitude passes

I’ve wanted to make my way into the Kashmir region of India for a long time, and on a motorcycle has to be the best way to experience it. Deep up in the western Himalaya lies a magical place, a … Continue reading

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Beatles Ashram & Cathedral, Rishikesh to Manali monsoon adventure

Riding from Rishikesh to Manali was the wildest adventure yet. There were times I wanted to lay down in the mud and surrender to the mountain roads. It was a journey that probably wouldn’t have been so bad if I … Continue reading

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On the road to tea plantations, monsoon in Sikkim, & crossing border to Nepal

It was four in the afternoon and I’d finally finished everything that was holding me in Bongaigaon. There was a slight drizzle starting to squirt down and the sky to the west was dark and ominous. The guys were telling … Continue reading

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Building a new motorcycle & friendships in Assam

My poor busted up motorcycle sat waiting for me at the local police station in Bongaigaon. One of the top police insisted that I keep my cases and everything I left behind in his office. It took half a day … Continue reading

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Painted nails, hospital snakes, goodbyes, & armed police escort to airport

For my last few days in the hospital they moved me to a regular ward. It was kind of sad to leave my nurses from the Vip ward, but they came to visit me whenever they could. Also, I had … Continue reading

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My nurses, hospital family, & getting my hair did

My first ten days in the hospital were spent in the vip ward. Most of this time I was flat on my back feeling paralyzed by the pain from my spinal headache. I memorized the entire ceiling. There were some … Continue reading

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Hit by a truck in India & forks in the road of life

With my mind already looking forward to and planning on all the fun in the Himalayas, I was sent on a different path by an idiot truck driver in Assam, India. The day started off with a pleasant cruise out … Continue reading

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