Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 5th August 2008, 13:49   #31
BHPian
 
PhrozenFire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 267
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

These are the Gata loops en route to Morey plains right? It is truly breathtaking. I had gone there back in June '05, and its a drive I will remember all my life!
PhrozenFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 13:54   #32
BHPian
 
shrivz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pune, MH12
Posts: 603
Thanked: 92 Times
Default

Sikkim is truly a beautiful state! lovely ghats! The pics posted by cyclops are of the route from Gangtok to Changu Lake.. I shall dig up my archives and post pics once I get back home from work..

Last edited by shrivz : 5th August 2008 at 14:10.
shrivz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 13:55   #33
Team-BHP Support
 
bblost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,551
Thanked: 6,306 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
You could'nt find enough space to take a U-Turn on your bike! Now thats funny!
The ledge I was on was less than 4 feet in width.
As I said it was a freaky incident.

My wife absolutely refused to get off the bike as there was not much space.
Cannot blame her as it was quite scary.

The only thing I could do was put the bike in first gear and use engine braking while I got it down.

taught me a good lesson.
any questions on why my id reads bad boy lost aka bblost.
bblost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 14:07   #34
BHPian
 
cyclops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 297
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bblost View Post
My wife absolutely refused to get off the bike as there was not much space.
Cannot blame her as it was quite scary.
okay, this is be the reason that u could not take a U-turn!

Quote:
Originally Posted by shrivz View Post
Sikkim is truly a beautiful state! lovely ghats! The pics cyclops has posted is of the route from Gangtok to Changu Lake.. I shall dig up my archives and post pics once I get back home from work..
bang on.. it is indeed the way to Changu or Tsomgo lake (whatever they call it) from gangtok.!

Last edited by cyclops : 5th August 2008 at 14:09.
cyclops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 14:09   #35
Team-BHP Support
 
tsk1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 22,850
Thanked: 15,406 Times
Default

The most entertaining high speed ghat section I have driven on in India is "Thompur Ghats" near BLR.
Among the toughest I have done is chansal pass. Jalori Pass and Hatu peak. Ooty 36 hairpin bend is also somwhat challenging for first time drivers.

Internationally the "Old Priest grade" and some Big sur sections are quite nice.
tsk1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 14:13   #36
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 3,079
Thanked: 251 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tsk1979 View Post
Among the toughest I have done is chansal pass. Jalori Pass and Hatu peak.
Tanveer, eagerly waiting for the travelogues!!
anupmathur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 20:47   #37
BHPian
 
breezydrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NOIDA
Posts: 709
Thanked: 68 Times
Default

Having travelled in almost entire himachal & uttranchal, certain scenes are worh remebering.
One of the most scenic ghat sections i came across recently was Srinagar -Gulmarg section, particularly TANGMARG - GULMARG portion.
Our Zen ( with me, wifey & daughter on board) did Delhi- Pathankot- Srinagar - Gulmarg -Baramulla - Pathankot - Delhi in last week of June & we were lucky to escape from Kashmir just before the current disturbance began!
breezydrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 21:07   #38
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 3,079
Thanked: 251 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by breezydrive View Post
Our Zen ( with me, wifey & daughter on board) did Delhi- Pathankot- Srinagar - Gulmarg -Baramulla - Pathankot - Delhi in last week of June & we were lucky to escape from Kashmir just before the current disturbance began!
What luck! You'll be very glad about this for many years to come!
anupmathur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2008, 10:22   #39
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,581
Thanked: 3,241 Times
Default

I would fully agree. The pleasure in ascending Jalori through almost all snow is unbeatable. Doing it on a bike is even more fun

Fwd: on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Fwd: on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

And yeah, Gulmarg was on my radar last year, but job made me do just the leh circuit in a week only.
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2008, 13:59   #40
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 3,079
Thanked: 251 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phamilyman View Post
The pleasure in ascending Jalori through almost all snow is unbeatable.
Ah! Therein lies the rub!
Most people do not understand the sheer imperative of choosing the month of year for touring in the Himalayas!
I went to Jalori recently and it was a cakewalk!
Try the same in Feb or March - the results will vary unimaginably!

The same applies for Manali-Leh at end-May or July. The latter is a breeze!
anupmathur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2008, 15:05   #41
BHPian
 
Bullfrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 155
Thanked: 12 Times
Default

I am surprised no one has put up Dimbam ghat between Asanur and Sathyamangalam !!

Anyway it is one of the ghats with fantastic scenery. First time experience of driving on the opposite of the road in corners when you meet huge trucks is truly unforgettable
Bullfrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2008, 15:58   #42
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,201
Thanked: 1,195 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
bang on.. it is indeed the way to Changu or Tsomgo lake (whatever they call it) from gangtok.!
It's also called Tssangpo lake. I have a picture of the milestone near the lake that says so.
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2008, 16:08   #43
BHPian
 
cyclops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 297
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vnabhi View Post
It's also called Tssangpo lake. I have a picture of the milestone near the lake that says so.
Surprising.. in the attached pic, you can see both the spellings used, Tsomgo and Changu (on the sumo). I was not aware of the third one!
Attached Thumbnails
Mother of All "Ghats"?-p2050184.jpg  

cyclops is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Cayenne" we "XC-eed" in our "Endeavour" to "Safari"? Taking powerful metal off-road SS-Traveller 4x4 Excursions 55 10th November 2016 22:56
Travertson V Rex - The mother of all Bikes! S600BENZ Superbikes & Imports 14 25th May 2010 13:41
The mother of all trips: Exploration Ladakh, destination Leh abk Travelogues 87 22nd February 2010 16:50
Father/Mother of all combat bikes. drpullockaran Motorbikes 4 4th January 2010 12:17
I'm entering the mother ship of all car freaks turbolover Introduce yourself 16 16th June 2005 19:30


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:32.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks