the_spirited_biker the_spirited_biker

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Ankur Baj  Motovlogger driven by true Biker Spirit 🏍️ Come, join me in my journeys to the most interesting places on planet Earth #biker #vlogger #suzuki

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Location: enroute Nako, Spillo offroading .
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It was wonderful start in the morning, which lasted till I hit the dirt bomb πŸ™ˆ
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Location: 10-15 KMs from Badrinath
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By the time I found someone on deserted Badrinath highway to click my photo, the clouds had already covered the peaks πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Location: Mana, the Last Indian Village (arguebaly) .
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This dog guided me through the last Indian Village especially the places to see... Pretty intelligent mountain πŸ• I had to park the bike at the entrance of the village as roaming on bike any further was not possible ...I treated him with a pack of parle g πŸ™ˆin the last tea shop of India (see pics).. but guess I regret not getting him back with me to gurgaon.....I m not very fond of dogs as such but I liked his company...
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Location: Near Karanprayag, enroute Mana ...
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Solo travelling means finding someone who can click your photos πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but these kids were pretty cool...after they clicked my photo (after I gave endless instructions πŸ™ˆ) . ... I realized later that I should also get a pic with these kids as well ... .
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This was on Saturday morning.... Kudos to the spirit of the kids these days for putting in so much effort.... who do face intense competition in form of ever decreasing general seats and ever increasing cutoffs score....
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Location: Shot at DLF Phase 2 Market in Gurgaon ,, after tackling traffic from Modinagar to Delhi...the last stretch of the ride...
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Just because I have 'motor' doesn't mean that my marathons are doable ...
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Yes, the rain made it look worse though ...haha...but yeah coming back from the route of NH58 the traffic in the areas of haridwar, roorkee, modinagar and gaziabad takes a toll on your already tired mind and body...
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Location: Home😎(Gurgaon)
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After losing/ damaging 3 eyewear in last 2 Major rides πŸ™ˆ I was not very sure of buying another pair...but traveling to hills means facing fogging issues on visor and sunlight/ UV rays as well on high altitude.... Plus sometime I used to open the helmet visor to feel cold but fresh mountain air πŸ‘€ ..hence I got these new pair of Bertoni brand from High note performance, New Delhi .
πŸ’― protects from UV πŸ’― Anti fog I was also told that there will be some condensation that you will experience but so far I haven't experienced any of that... Badrinath morning was cold with some mist ...but the real test with in December/ January that is peak winters here....so let's c ...
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With the adjustable strap I can also use them for short treks ... .
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And this time I got back the glasses safely ..phew πŸ˜‚

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Location: Near Karanprayag, towards Joshimath
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Missed these sign boards for some time now...happy I am back riding here and that too in monsoon 😎🀘I asked a local on on day 1 that if there is any news of landslides in higher regions ...he said its raining so yeah landslides would have occurred for sure ... And how true it turned out to be.!!...witnessed landslide debris in 30-35 places enroute Mana....
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Location: Lambagarh, 8-10 KMs from Badrinath
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Such beautiful road...ohh yes..this looks like a river bed ...but is part of the National Highway leading to Mana...this section of less than a KM is the most dangerous part of the route in monsoon...if you see towards my left (your right πŸ™ˆ) there is a JCP (spot from yellow color) clearing the shooting stones / fallen rocks ...it comes from the small section just behind it where the rocks are hanging ready to fall and smash the pass Byers... I witnessed shooting stones myself when stopped by police and workers little ahead of this juncture ...DO NOT cross this section in night during monsoon at all...better to stay in Joshimath if it's late already..
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It's important to note that the bike takes little longer to cross when compared to the Jeeps...hence do ensure the message is conveyed to the moto behind you ...more I will cover in tomorrow's post
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Location: Mana, near Badrinath..
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Wohhoo!! Made it to Mana village (arguebaly the Last Indian Village) in peak monsoon riding solo (75%).. my friend concluded that it must have been a hell of a ride and I couldn't agree more ...reaching here included crossing countless,,landslide debris,. Shooting stone areas,,,water crossing,, riverbeds ... phew!! Monsoon made it too tough...
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Time for Stats:
1. Gurgaon to Mana village: 1,140 KM round trip
2. Route:Day 1 - Karanprayag..Day 2 Mana/ Badrinath ..Day 3 Haridwar ..Day 4 home
3. Mileage: approx 35 kmpl ...didn't track mileage for hills separately..
4. Damages: Lost 1 action camera πŸ”‹ and 1 bungee cord damaged ..
5. Chain: Twice cleaned and lubed
6. Drenched: All four days
7. Skill level required: in Monsoon for hills you need to very skilled with high level of focus, patience and alertness ...all the time ...
More photos / videos to come...stay tuned !! #thespiritedbiker #solo #mana #badrinath #PDarmy #PowerDrift #gixxersf #suzukiindia #suzukigixxersf #amgixxer #devbhomi #uttrakhand #monsoon

Location: Karanprayag ...GMVN Guest House...overnight stay place ...85-90 kms from joshimath
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Day 2 - got up early due to sound of fast flowing Pinder river ...but instead of enjoying the beautiful view from the hotel ... I am cleaning the chain set ...had a hectic week at work, so got up late for ride last morning ...which meant I had to ride in night .. that is amidst heavy rainfall, landslide zone and next to George ....at one occasion a shooting stone hit me and on another ..haha well... I was riding cautiously and was approaching a water collection ...as the water was flowing from the hill and then down the gorge ...as it was flowing fast ...I thought its just another mild water crossing ..it wasn't ...there was a big crater hidden beneath the water ...and I went inside there more than half submerged ...It was like sudden drop in height ...with heart in my mouth I kept riding and fortunately came out...I stopped after coming out and turned around to see the other rider... He had stopped in his track....
He is going back (due to personal reasons) and I am riding on...
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Enroute: Mana
Current location - Rishikesh
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It's raining and we are riding to Joshimath...not the most ideal time to ride..but let's c how it goes....
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Few hours to go for Ride !
Location: High Note Performance, near Qutab Minar Metro Station, New Delhi
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Got bit more stuff just to ensure I have the missing items for the ride. That is basically after losing three ...yes THREE eyewear in last two Major rides πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆgot one more (hopefully I won't lose/ damage them)...also a helmet care kit... Will share products details soon ....and as always I was simply blown away by the owner's knowledge πŸ‘his overall attitude...and his pateince to hear my stories as well πŸ˜‚ ... .
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