Items I carried on my month long self-supported cycling trip (Northern Tier, USA)

Packing list for multi-day self-supported cycling trip [Version 2.0]

Some years ago I had posted a packing list that I had used for my Manli-Leh cycling trip. That post generated many thank-you's and even more follow-up questions. The Manali-Leh trip was my first…

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Northern Tier of America cycling route

An Indian Going West. To Discover America.

At age 40, in the middle of raising venture funding for my second tech start-up, I had a massive heart attack. It's a long story, but in essence, while I was lying on the cold OT table and wondering…

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Cycling the Sach Pass – 2.0

At 4,420 meters Sach pass is not among the highest 'motorable' passes in the country, but it is certainly one of the steepest and one of toughest to bicycle across. A couple of years ago, Punit and I…

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Manali to Leh — Route Map

Planning on riding/driving from Manali to Leh? You can explore the route in an interactive map right here and also download a .gpx file of the route for your GPS. On this 470 km trip you will climb…

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Diving into the deep blue Andaman sea

Earlier this year we went scuba diving to the Andaman Islands. We spent a over a week at DiveIndia on the Havelock islands. There is no easy way to describe the vibrancy of the underwater ecosystem…

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Learning to fly a paraglider in Kamshet

As far as I can remember, I had one persistent, recurring childhood fantasy/dream: To fly. All by myself. Some 40 odd years later, it has finally happened. I went through a short training to learn to…

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