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Ouseph I have another flat tyre Chacko was very amused. But because of his two flat tyres we missed eating a mad mad lunch at his cousins house. So we had to make do with some biryani which was good but the food at the cousins would have been better 🐷.
Back in Mustang a few months ago I found my trusty Sidis sole had come clean off. With no real place to get em fixed of replaced up in the Kingdom of Lo I used gaffer tape to fix them. First water crossing and they were done. With a 3 day hard ride ahead of us I didn’t know what to do. That’s when the locals came to the rescue and said we will use salt and super glue to glue the sole back as a temporary solution. I tried getting on touch with Sidi to see if they could resole the boot because really it’s just the sole that has come clean off and the rest of the boot is perfect. Sidi never answered but the shop I got it from in London did. They said you can buy a new sole for 35 quid and take it to a cobbler and get it fixed (great suggestion). Four months and many miles later the temporary solution has held up. The salt and superglue formed a concrete like mix that has held up under all the riding I have done since Nepal. I tried to find someone in Mumbai to fix the shoe but everyone was skeptical or couldn’t care. Under a tree in sector 8 market in Chandigarh sits a cobbler who the family has been going to for as long as I can remember. If anyone could fix the boots he could. Today I carried my boots with me still soggy from the ride in the plantations maybe with a few leeches still hiding in it. He looked at my boots thoughtfully and said “let me see what I can do come back at 6 also can I please polish them”. When I returned at 6 I was presented with what seems to me a brand new pair of boots with a shine I could see my reflection in. My Sidis are back!!!
Flashback: The road to Spagmik was just a track that followed Pangong Tso shore till you did the 20 odd kilometres to Spagmik. The settlement it’s self was a few huts and that’s all. There were no camps and places to stay like they are now. Actually to get to Spagmik you needed special permission to pass the checkpost that was there at Pangong.
Flashback: The BRO was still chalking out where the road was going to be on the Plains of More. Twas a mere idea but construction had started. The only way you knew where you had to go was to follow the trail left by the truckers and other travellers. The whole time we were there shooting not more than two other motorcyclists crossed us I remember joking and saying in 10 years there will be a McDonalds here. Also we saw the largest herd of Kiyang just chilling on the plains. “Civilisation” may not have caught up as fast as I joked but scarily enough now I fear the fact that one day in the near future there will be a McDonalds on the More plains.
Flashback: the plan it’s self was simple we ride for 26 days and the camera crew would follow us and capture all our shenanigans. As it would have it on day one from Chandigarh to Manali the group that had never ridden together split up into smaller groups and @harshmanrai and I found or selfs waiting for over an hour above Pandoh for everyone to catch up. This spot may just be @helmetstories favourite parking spot number 1 of course with road works and a dhaba the spot don’t exist no more.