One Life to Ride - A Motorcycle Journey To The High Himalayas
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One Life to Ride - A Motorcycle Journey To The High Himalayas (English, Paperback, Harisinghani Ajit)

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One Life to Ride - A Motorcycle Journey To The High Himalayas  (English, Paperback, Harisinghani Ajit)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Bibliophile South Asia
  • Genre: Travel
  • ISBN: 9789380188010, 9380188013
  • Pages: 230
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One Life To Ride: A Motorcycle Journey To The High Himalayas chronicles the experiences of a middle-aged man who goes on a road trip from Pune to Ladakh.

Summary Of The Book

One Life To Ride: A Motorcycle Journey To The High Himalayas starts when the author was 52 years old. He had been on other road trips before, but this one to the Himalayas was one he had long dreamed of. He took a month’s break from work to complete this journey.

The author starts out by describing his love for his Enfield Bullet, an old bike, which he prefers over all the new, fuel efficient, electronics driven bikes. He has a close bond with this bike, and at times, he even speaks to it.

Before going on the long journey to Himalayas, Ajit Harisinghani decides to test himself and see if he still has what it takes to complete such a trip. He first goes on a test journey from Pune to Goa. Assured of his readiness for the trip, he then sets out for Ladakh.

It is a long way from Pune to Leh, and he passes through many places on the journey and describes it all in an engaging manner. India is a place of varied cultures and customs, but people are friendly and helpful everywhere and he records his experiences in a book.

He comes across many interesting characters such as a fakir who is on a bicycle trip from Mumbai to Mecca. When the author asks him if he is sure of making it that far on his bicycle, the fakir assures him that his soul is already there.

Along the way, he meets many more intriguing people. He takes delight in recording all these meetings, from the trivial details to his meeting with soldiers posted in Kargil. He tells of the delight of the Maratha regiment on seeing a Maharashtra registration motorbike on their lonely outpost.

The Manali-Leh highway is considered the highest motorable road in the world. This stretch covers around 500 km, and the average height of the road is 4000 m. This road is open for only a few months each year.

This road is one of the major attractions for those who plan a road trip in these regions, and the author had to take this road to reach Leh. He describes his experiences on this stretch of highway in detail. He talks about his fears of not being able to make it to his destination, the problems on the road, and health problems caused by the low oxygen level at high altitudes.

The author writes in an easy and conversational style and brings alive all the places and people he describes in One Life To Ride: A Motorcycle Journey To The High Himalayas.

About Ajit Harisinghani

Ajit Harisinghani is a speech therapist by profession, while motorbikes are his passion.

He has previously written a book on dealing with stammering, How To Stop Stammering And Start Living.

Ajit Harisinghani graduated from the Bombay University with a degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. He then completed a master’s degree on the subject at Eastern Illinois University in the US. He earned the Certificate of Competence In Speech Pathology from the American Speech and Hearing Association. He came back to Mumbai and developed speech and audiological techniques to help people with speech problems like stammering.

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  • Bibliophile South Asia
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  • AJIT HARISINGHANI is no stranger to cross-country motorcycle rides, but this time he\'s stretched it and in spite of all sensible advice, taken his decade-old Royal Enfield from Pune to the northern-most parts of the country. Alone.
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5

Must read

An amazing read. A rider can co relate with the author at multiple occasion and feel that all riders somehow belong to the same clan. If u r a rider,then it is a must read.
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Chiranjeeb Pandit

Certified Buyer, Koch Bihar

May, 2016

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awesome ride i ever had

I have been a famous super slow eater & reader amongst family & friends. But, this time i miraculously completed 62pgs in an hour.I also completed the book in 4 days .The simple narration of a complex off roading bullet journey keeps you glued.I myself relate to some simple mentions like singing inside the helmet etc.Being a lady rider I have been on long distance riding trips but, never solo & not yet on a bullet .I now plan to buy my very own bull & indulge into some short trip for starters...
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dr.aparna bandodkar

Jun, 2012

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Thumbs Up!! Enjoyed the book thoroughly!!

First of all Thank you very much to Flipkart team as because without them i think it won't be possible for me to find this kind of book.
As per as the book is concerned, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It is something more than a travelogue. The writer Mr. Ajit Harisinghani is totally successful to make the readers feel the pulse of the journey.
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Ankan Chakraborty

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Mar, 2014

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The title says it all

If you are even remotely into biking/photography/travelling etc you will love this book. Its simple,has an ample paced narration and its one of those books which will make you say either "been there done that" or "wish i could do that".I was seriously wishing all along the length of the book that I could find some riding buddies to head to the Himalayas.Great book.Definitely recommended.
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Adithya K

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Feb, 2012

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Amazing Book: One Guide to Cross Country

Firstly, great delivery by Flipkart.
Now to the book. I'm an avid reader and this one is a gem I'll keep close to me. One can read and then re-read it. It will help to discover something new every time.

Writing style is most interesting as will feel author is sitting next to you and telling you this experience in-person.
I recommend this book to be a MUST for every RE lover.

Hats-Off to the Bullet loving Author!
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Pallav

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Jul, 2014

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Value-for-money

delivered timely,but the packing was not good. the adhesive used has left a mark on the cover of the book.
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2 months ago

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5

Excellent

great book . learn lots about himalyan bike ride. it is too interesting also
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Rahul Verma

Certified Buyer, Abohar

May, 2017

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Great product

This book is really amazing a must read if u are into hard-core travel stuff!!
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Vishnu. does it have a calculator?

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May, 2017

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Great product

It feels as if you are riding the royal machine while you read it. Motivational and ofcourse source of inspiration for "One life to ride".
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Sep, 2016

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Great book!

A trip to Leh in the price of the book! All the people out there who love travelling must read this book! :)
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Anish Samtani

Certified Buyer, Pune

Jan, 2015

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