Hi welcome to RideToNirvana. Some things that life has given me and I am so greatful to share them with others. There are somethings that make us diffrent from others and give us our identity ,Then we find people with similar notes and it becomes music. Most of it is dedicated to Himachal , The Himalyas, Rock Music and other things that matter.
- ▼ 2007 (14)
Monday, October 22, 2007
Kind of..Wish you were here.
The first one was Queen I want to Break Free..Second Pinkfloyd.Then I decided to write about it when Thrill Is Gone. -B.B.King and Tracy Chapman played.
Have you ever remembered what you heard today? Well if you do listern then you would. Some people watch news, some worship, some do do what not.
I listern to music.
So what did you hear tonight....?
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
The 9th Raid De Himalaya was flagged of from Shimla on 2nd October 2007. The raid is one of the toughest motor sport events in the world. Though the participation is not as great as Dakar but the terrain and difficulty level is equal to any other top rated rally in the world. The raid is provably the only moptorsport event that runs through altitude as high as 5259 meters at Khardung La which is also the official highest motorable road in the world. The event covers almost 2400 Kilometers in seven days and is the real test of man and machine.
The raid this year is running in seven legs/stages .
Day 1- Leg 1: 2nd October 2007
After being flagged off from Shimla the raid went through nine sections throughout the day, 5 transport and four competitive. The day is a real long one and the raiders ride almost 400 kilometers.
On the first day the raid dose not pass through the toughest route still the day is full of excitement and rally thrills as the raid dose not take the normal highway route from Shimla to Manali instead it goes through some of the most unseen roads in Himachal.
Day one saw a large number of accidents and disqualifications in the first stage riding on two wheels VIKRAM V. RAO(BIKE # 117) got disqualified after mechanical failure on his bike, German rider JOACHIM VON LOEBEN(BIKE # 143) got lost on the way and did not make it in the given time, BIKE # 131 KURIEN PHILLIP riding YAMAHA RX 135 got left out with issues on the bike. KHUSHWANT RANDHAWA (CAR # 10) in his car blew a gasket and had to pack his bags.
Stage two from KHADRALA to UMLADWAR was no better and claimed ten raiders. DILIP RAMESH(BIKE # 132) was the first one followed by experienced ANIL WADIA(CAR # 4) with a broken differential unit. CAR # 15 driven by MAAN S CHAMBYAL was the first to go off the road both the driver and co driver were attended by Life Saving Ambulance(LSA) and are fine. BIKE # 136 RAJAN SIDHU went off road as well but was back on the bike with the organizers help. CAR # 7 with army entry MAJOR RAJESH PAWAR rolled off both drivers were lucky to have escaped scratch less, thanks to the strict safety standards required. JASBIR SINGH RANDHAWA (CAR # 30) broke the deferential and was out, BIKE # 124 GURINDER SINGH SARAO from HOUSTON, TEXAS was technically disqualified as he had lost his time card.
After all the action and rigorous driving rest of the participants reached manali after sunset and covering 400 kilometers.
Day 2: Day 2 started with snow and hail on rohtang pass and continued till kaza.
Day 3 : Unfortunately day three was the last day for the raid this year due to heavy snowfall on Baralach La. Day 3 kept Suresh Rana in his Gypsy in top position.
ASHISH SAURABH MOUDGHIL was the winned in the two wheel catogary riding his karizma.