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The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 1:17 pm
by AgentDoubleS
Considering how many fellow members have been (or are) active motorcyclists I thought of starting a new thread altogether for motorcycling pictures and experiences. I've shared a recent motorcycle trip on the thread http://www.indiansforguns.com/viewtopic ... 18&t=23207.

Here are some more pictures from a recent trip to Nainital:

Nainital Calling:

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The Bonneville with a Chir Tree in the background:
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The Sal Forests that our fellow member Prashant so fondly mentions in his man eater hunting stories:
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The twisties near Kaladhungi:
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My wife, an extremely supportive better half! :

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Some interesting saddle bags and consignments!
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Some pictures from Jaipur and Udaipur:

Lake Pichola, Udaipur:

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On the way to Monsoon Palace:
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A view from Monsoon Palace, Udaipur. Lake Pichola on the right and Fatehsagar Lake on the left and a Bollywood star in the middle :mrgreen: :
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A trip to Alwar, Rajasthan:

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Feel free to add your pics... I'll keep posting more as the miles keep piling on...amen!

Cheers,
SS

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 2:14 pm
by Basu
Dear SS,
This is a wonderful thread you kicked off.
This has always been my passion but nothing materialised.
At this age , I will be very keen to read such posts.


Basu

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 4:41 pm
by astronomy.domaine
Wow! Brings back memories of my wild RD-350 days! Did Delhi/Corbett/Kaladhungi/Nainital circuit a few times. And also the Delhi/Manali/Rohtang/Leh grind! Your Bonnville is an absolute beauty!

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 6:02 pm
by aadhaulya
Great to see you having fun in life, on this beautiful motorcycle of yours. My wife dosn't allow me to buy a Bullet even though I have promised her that I will ride it only on Sundays and up to the market only (about 500 mtrs from my house).
Some people have all the luck.

Regards

Atul

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 12:20 am
by timmy
SS wrote:A view from Monsoon Palace, Udaipur. Lake Pichola on the right and Fatehsagar Lake on the left and a Bollywood star in the middle :mrgreen: :
I am hoping to see the video of your dancing, replete with the Hritik moves that make you look like you're made of rubber! :-) :-) :-)

That would, indeed, be a first here at IFG!

You wouldn't even need more than 10 fingers to get my kudos!

Seriously, your great pics are very much appreciated. It would be wonderful to take such a trip with my loved Spouse, but in our old age, her back would not permit even thinking about riding a bike. I gave mine to my older Son a couple of years ago -- the time had come. Enjoy while you can, SS: few in the world can enjoy a lovely Wife, a lovely view of spectacular scenery, or a lovely machine, like you do.

Just looking at your pics makes me hope that I can see such sights in person some day. Thanks for letting us appreciate them, and more are always welcomed by this member!

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:32 am
by ngrewal
Congrats mate great bike and looking forwards to posts..never knew Triumph bike was in India. Cheers

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:23 am
by dr.jayakumar
Thats awesome.i too was a biker during my college days.
on triumph, thats even cool.post more pictures friend
regards
dr.jk

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:09 pm
by AgentDoubleS
Thank you gentlemen, glad you enjoyed the pics. Will try to keep this thread updated with pictures as the touring continues..

Timmy, your intricate knowledge of bollywood amazes me! ..you know the count of fingers!$##$#!!! The bike was bought knowing the motorcycling touring days would not last forever, so decided to put another 40,000 kms on an already aging car and got the Triumph instead. Haven't regretted the decision.

Atul, it took a lot of hard work and patience to get lucky..keep at it and you might just get lucky too.

Ngrewal, Triumph is a making a comeback to India after many decades but doesn't enjoy the same popularity as the Harley.

Astronomy.domaine, would love to see the pics of the Leh grind. Its been on the top of my list. I hope it materialises this year.

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:41 pm
by aadhaulya
SS, Looking forward to further pics of your tour.

Regards

Atul

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 8:47 am
by xl_target
Agent SS!
Another scintillating after action report.
Well Done!
Having Agent 99 ride along with you, doesn't hurt either.

You brought back memories of when my wife and I used to ride around together.
Unfortunately with so many things happening lately, the old XS 1100 has languished in the garage for a few seasons.

Love your photos. Keep up the good work.

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 11:02 am
by essdee1972
Great pics, Agent Double S! You are doubly lucky - one to have a supporting better half, and second to have the spirit to take these rides!

Keep up the show, bro!

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:59 pm
by AgentDoubleS
xl_target wrote: Having Agent 99 ride along with you, doesn't hurt either.
I think Agent 99 will be very happy to see this comment :D

Essdee- I hope the wheels keep rolling and the wife continues to remain supportive!

Cheers,
AgentDoubleS

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 8:40 pm
by Baljit
Wow !! That's amazing and very nice pictures.
Looking forward for more pictures and story.


Baljit

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 6:03 am
by astronomy.domaine
@ SS - unfortunately i don't have the pics for the laddakh trip on me. But i can totally vouch that its the most scenic and also challenging biking routes you can do! We were a group of 7 on 3 Enfields and 2 RD-350s., and deliberately slowed down after crossing rohtang pass , to be able to soak in the surreal landscape! Followed the chandra river valley and camped on the river bank at Jispa for the night before covering the final leg to leh the next day. You can get good camping gear for hire at manali if you want to spend time exploring the region. The stark barren beauty of the land is absolutely mesmerising!!! Hope you get to experience it soon!

Re: The Motorcycle Touring Thread

Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:45 am
by kanwar76
What tailbag are you using and what straps? I am also looking for a tailbab. Was thinking of Viaterra Claw but then have to sacrifice pillion. I want something which can be used with Viaterra Leh.

Bonneville is best looking bike on Indian roads right now (if you leave over-prices HD big boys). Congrats..