Category Archives: 5 Motorbike (Mis)Adventures

In Ladakh — the Indian version of Nevada — our boys rented a big, heavy motorbike. Nevermind that they’d never really ridden one. Here’s what happened.

Coughing Up Blood and About 8 Bucks

In Leh, I spent most of the week off recklessly, naively and inexperiencedly tearing around Ladakh’s hundreds of kilometers of long wide open desert road, dizzying mountain passes and cliff-clinging scenic river byways on my rented Royal Enfield 350cc Bullet … Continue reading

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Biting The Bullet V: Topping It All Off

Back in one piece from the ill-fated Chang La expedition, mine and Steve’s friendship still intact, all lesser roads checked off the list, it was time to tackle the big daddy: Khardung La, at 18,380 feet the highest drivable road … Continue reading

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A Tale of Too Shitty Days

— aka Biting The Bullet IV (12.5 hrs) — (continued from “Giardia Was The Case That They Gave Me” and “Biting The Bullet III: Upping The Ante“) It was the best of days, it was the worst of days, it … Continue reading

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Biting The Bullet III: Upping The Ante

Day 3 – Steve Is My Copilot (6+ hrs) I’m not sure what I said to him, or how many Immodiums he tossed down his gullet, but on Day 3 Steve decided to hop on the back of the Bullet. … Continue reading

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Biting The Bullet II: Theory Into Practice

Day 1 – Warming Up, 4+ Hours Day One was to be a solo ride. If I was riding to my death, Steve didn’t want to go there with me. (He also had the shits.) I’d planned a relatively short … Continue reading

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Biting The Bullet: Motorcycling Ladakh

I knew that Ladakh — India’s dry dead empty Nevada-esque northernmost corner — was a motorcycling mecca, home to long desert roads, Earth’s highest motorable passes, and other routes most riders only dream of. I also knew I wanted a … Continue reading

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