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|9th May 2007, 18:54||#92|
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I have Innova G4 and I think should be good enough for the road to leh.
|9th May 2007, 18:54||#93|
ANother map :
this map shows the road to khardungla (north of leh) and road to pangong (see south of leh, and then the road going east to chang la and finally pangong lake)
@whatcanthisbe : that is why i curious how can the sensor sense black ice. here is a pic of Black ice:
Black ice occurs when temp goes down a lot at night and the water on the road or from the melting ice freezes. The layer is almost invisible but once the vehicle starts skidding , you know you are on it.
The marks in the pic above are from two bikes which skidded and fell on black ice. this was between kufri and fagu on nh-22 in dec 2004. I have seen cars to loosing it on Black ice. one needs to be extra careful
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|9th May 2007, 19:31||#94|
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Bunny, Its very easy for cars to lose it on black ice ... and u dont need to be a bad driver to be able to pull that of !! For one .. specially if it comes after a dry stretch -- as ur speed is faster and when u realise u r on ice u tend to tap the brake and thats all it takes to go spinning !!!
And I too wonder how the gadget senses black ice ...... !!!
But guys ... a list that detailed aint required !!! ;-)
|9th May 2007, 19:40||#95|
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bunny that is what i mean all black ice sensors are ext temp sensors and warn you of a danger of black ice that is all .... and it gets worse at night ...
i have seen / experienced plenty of black ice not fun at all
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|9th May 2007, 20:52||#96|
Ok Me and steer got together on Skype worked out a schedule. Its almost same as what was being discussed before with slight changes
Day 1: 10 Aug Friday, Start from Delhi early evening reach Chandigarh or Ropar by 10pm
If I can arrange for acco in Ropar very good. Ropar is 1.5 hours from chd, and 20 minutes from Kiratpur Sahib, where we start the climb to Manali
Day 2: 11 Aug Sat : Start from chd/Ropar by 5am/6am, reach keylong/Jispa. Drive time 10 hours from chd, 9 hours from Ropar.
Manali is 4-5 hours from chd/Ropar depending upon traffic conditions. This will save one day and less driving time will mean a less tiring. With NHAI constructions in progress, doing Delhi-Manali will be draining.
We will go till either keylong or Jispa depending on where we get comfortable VFM accommodation.
Day 3: 12 Aug Sun: Keylong - Leh. 11 hours of tough driving
This is the hard part. Expect AMS to hit at Sarchu, hopefully we will spend lesser time at very high altitudes.
Day 4: 13 Aug Mon : See Leh and surroundings
Get Permit work done too, and most importantly get some sleep early
Day 5: 14 Aug Tue: Go to the Pangong lake and come back before nightfall.
Have to start early. Previous day's rest should do good. Be back by nighfall
Day 6: 15 Aug Wed Khardungla etc.,
This will also be a little easy day with surrounding sight seeting, back before nightfall
Day 7 : 16 Aug thursday Leh - Keylong
Hard riding again, and then a good nights sleep
Day 8 : 17 Aug Friday : Keylong - Delhi etc.,
Total time in 15 hours, with latter part on smooth GT road all the way from Ambala to delhi(3.5 hours). Intersted people can stay back at chd to rest and start for delhi next day early morning. Can catch chd evening life on the day too!
|9th May 2007, 23:05||#98|
List of items
List of Items
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|9th May 2007, 23:10||#99|
It runs 500+ hours on one set of 3 batteries, no wonder it is still on the first set.
|9th May 2007, 23:56||#100|
|10th May 2007, 00:22||#101|
Black ICE is the reason I do not want to do any stretch after Rohtang after dark.
I did Narkanda this Jan, and after shimla it was all in the dark.
Whenever in doubt I used to slow down to 30, but still at so many places I saw myself sliding. Had to consciously refrain from using brakes. Even at stretches where I was doing 40 on straights I kept the car in second gear so that if I start sliding I can accelerate out of the mess.
Its more of a luck thing. You will slide. Where your slide will take you? Well that depends on luck, the faster you go the more you push your luck.
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