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Old 15th July 2015, 19:34   #16
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Excellent description and pictures. Happy to see so much snow at this time of the year in our country. What was the snow line altitude ?
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Daamit! You just stole my thunder. We crossed the pass on RE Bullets on the 6th June this year and thought we had conquered it.
Respect sir for doing this on bicycles.

We were going to go to Killar, but there was this one water body 12 kms after Sach that we were too scared to cross. The current in that managed to sway a bolero from its original path.

So, we crossed the Sach twice in 1 day.
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There are very few threads on Team-BHP that make you go - 'Whaatt? Really??' for the correct reason!

This thread was definitely one of those. There is absolutely no better way to enjoy nature than going natural. The amount of practice and planning that the team must have done is amazing. Another testament is the fact that it all went as planned without any undue happenings. Truly well done, keep it up!
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WOW!!! This is superb. Commend your planning, fitness and grit to make it happen. Wish that some day I will do this route, not sure if I can do that entirely on my cycle.

Hats Off to your Guys . :-)
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Day 4 (04 June 15) : Satrundi to Sach Pass-23 Kms

Where there is will there is way. A simple and old saying but always relevant.


Descending is always so much fun - Sliding down with bikes

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What a splendid thread and what an adventure - 5 stars all the way! Fitness and planning of course is a foregone conclusion, but also must give full kudos to grit and the stubborn will to see the thing through! For senior citizens like me, this sort of thing generates chronological envy on a massive scale!
Terrific!
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Lovely pics! I enjoy going off road in my 2012 Montra Rock MTB- but this takes cycling to a new level!

'Hope more and more people are encouraged to take up cycling!

Lovely pics- and commendable job indeed!
Thanks. We just started this year in March.

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Excellent description and pictures. Happy to see so much snow at this time of the year in our country. What was the snow line altitude ?
No idea. The altitude is 4414m. Snowline could be about 10m more.

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Daamit! You just stole my thunder. We crossed the pass on RE Bullets on the 6th June this year and thought we had conquered it.
Respect sir for doing this on bicycles.

We were going to go to Killar, but there was this one water body 12 kms after Sach that we were too scared to cross. The current in that managed to sway a bolero from its original path.

So, we crossed the Sach twice in 1 day.
That was wonderful. Probably missed you guys by a day.

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WOW!!! This is superb. Commend your planning, fitness and grit to make it happen. Wish that some day I will do this route, not sure if I can do that entirely on my cycle.

Hats Off to your Guys . :-)
Yes you can. Just have faith in yourself.

Waiting for a better connection to post some more photos. Right now off to Leh.

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Wow how I envy you , first Sach pass on a bicycle and next Leh , are you cycling again? Congrats on your grit , determination and physical fitness , thoroughly enjoyed reading the travelogue and going through the wonderful images - have a great time in Ladakh.
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Brilliant pictures! Would love to go there by car some day. Cycling is taking it to a totally different level!!
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Wow how I envy you , first Sach pass on a bicycle and next Leh , are you cycling again? Congrats on your grit , determination and physical fitness , thoroughly enjoyed reading the travelogue and going through the wonderful images - have a great time in Ladakh.
Going to be based in Leh for sometime.
So we would be cycling, motorcycling and trekking. We plan to cross Zozila today.
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Wonderful write up! Awesome expedition. When most travelers struggle to keep up with the weather and oxygen levels at these places, you guys cycled. It gave me goose bumps reading the entire write up. Something that I can never even think of.
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Holy cow!!! This is amazing amazing. Takes me back to 2009 when i did it on the good old bullet. The ascent & descent of the actual pass was terrible. It was simply boulders back then.
But on bicycles, roads or no-roads is awsome!! Saluto!
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