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    Default The wind, bike & heart; Tour De North

    Its all about the freedom of life on the road, a personal adventure that leads a biker to the highlands of North Pakistan. I done this trip during the flood of 2010, infact it got flooded in the midst of my this journey. This adventure started with passion, hope, fear of unseen and ended giving experience & memories of good times to be recalled. It also helped me discover myself and taught me lessons to be remembered.

    Some Statistics:
    Days Spent: 35
    Distance Covered: 6300km (home to home)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rulfat View Post
    awesome good photography..nice trip
    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by faisal_here View Post
    Wonderful six days so far !!....lets see what comes next ...also how did you manage 35 days off not possible doing job
    thanks
    I wasn't at any job those days. Only job was wandering.

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    From Mansehra i had two options to reach Chilas; either to take MNJC(Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad-Chilas) Road or to take KKH. I opted for the 2nd one.
    Pic taken somewhere ahead Mansehra near Chattar Plain. I requested a passing by padestrian to take my photo please.

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    Few kilometers before Batgram my bike's rear wheel got punctured. I got down from the bike and bike and me started moving in parallel. I was in hope of finding out some help as Batgram was very near and i was not in a mood of untieing and digging out the luggage for puncture kit and air pump. To my luck after walking with bike for less than a kilometer, i spotted this puncture shop.

    Shop boy mending the puncture of my bike.

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    This puncture guy was a nice funny fellow. Prior to fixing my bike's puncture, he had fixed the puncture of a local's bike and local given him Rs.25. When it came my turn, he asked for Rs.50. I asked him that why he overcharging me and he replied " Tum se khas Mohabbat hai na". lolz
    "Aisi Muhabbat se hum baaz aye!!!" (In Roman)

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    After getting bike'e puncture fixed i started off again for Chilas. After Thakot bridge road was in pathetic condition uptill Besham. I hope its still in the same shape. I was having my helmet flipper open to have a better view of the road and was wearing sun glasses. All of a sudden a hornet came inside the helmet from open flipper and it bited me on my face. Oh it was so painful!!! My hand got loosed their grip on the bike and i was about to collide with an upcoming vehicle but God saved me. During rest of the journey, i tried to keep flipper of helmet closed as much as i could.

    Stopped at Soummar Nala for cold drink and nature call.

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    That day all my focus was on steering the bike inorder to cover as much distance in a day as i could and i didn't take photos except of the three that i have uploaded. Reason for not taking much photos is that i rided up and down of KKH and MNJC road so many times in these recent consecutive years that i didn't feel like capturing them in my camera any more. For me real stuff starts after Raikot, Thalechi and Jaglot.

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    @FK. V.Nice Covarage... Well documented and the chronological flow of events is really interesting.. This is going to be interesting travelogue... Keep Sharing..
    'The adventure starts where the plan stops'

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhan_khetran View Post
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    Thanks for the appreciation brother. I have PM'ed you my cell number. I shall try to guide you upto best of my knowledge but better to post your query at Pakwheels and you can get valuable info from different travellers and then can infer from that your desired info.
    Thanks Farhan Bro & I will also post a separate topic for info about kashmir when i will close to june
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    Some pics of KKH(Mansehra to Chilas) from my 2009 trip for your viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhan_khetran View Post
    This puncture guy was a nice funny fellow. Prior to fixing my bike's puncture, he had fixed the puncture of a local's bike and local given him Rs.25. When it came my turn, he asked for Rs.50. I asked him that why he overcharging me and he replied " Tum se khas Mohabbat hai na". lolz
    "Aisi Muhabbat se hum baaz aye!!!" (In Roman)
    Happens to me @alltimes...when I visit PK. You were lucky he was polite and refrained from calling it a 'Jaga Tax' (Roman Again) which unfortunatley in my case raises twice @the rate of inflation in PK still only a mere 70%
    All Civil Servants + Kacharies blame it on 'The cost of living'. I do not even visit during Eid holidays and avoid 'Paying Eidi' lol ..
    Thats how is a custom treating foreigners...i mean someone not local..

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    Quote Originally Posted by abas786 View Post
    @FK. V.Nice Covarage... Well documented and the chronological flow of events is really interesting.. This is going to be interesting travelogue... Keep Sharing..
    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by aks_e_ahmed View Post
    Thanks Farhan Bro & I will also post a separate topic for info about kashmir when i will close to june
    you are welcome

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    The wind bike & heart Tour De North! -367044 The wind bike & heart Tour De North! -367045

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    wonderful effort ! very enthusiastic trip ... even some of us can't think this type of tough traveling on kkh.. cheers............. waiting for further uploads

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    Almost feel like that i am with you all the time. Excellent effort.

    But uploading speed is too fast. Every time i opened your thread. It moved three or four pages forward. Actually very fast forward. So i can't comment on some of your pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MultaniTraveler View Post
    Almost feel like that i am with you all the time. Excellent effort.

    But uploading speed is too fast. Every time i opened your thread. It moved three or four pages forward. Actually very fast forward. So i can't comment on some of your pics.
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    Brother plz i need a sincere advise from you..

    For a traveler from Rawalpindi to Karachi and Karachi to Rawalpindi

    Do you think should i go to Multan or bypass Multan considering the road condition, I mean which road road is better..
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    Really nice bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhan_khetran View Post
    Its all about the freedom of life on the road, a personal adventure that leads a biker to the highlands of North Pakistan. I done this trip during the flood of 2010, infact it got flooded in the midst of my this journey. This adventure started with passion, hope, fear of unseen and ended giving experience & memories of good times to be recalled. It also helped me discover myself and taught me lessons to be remembered.

    Some Statistics:
    Days Spent: 35
    Distance Covered: 6300km (home to home)


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    @FK ... Farhan bhai Chilas main kitnay days ka stay hai humara...??
    'The adventure starts where the plan stops'

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