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    Youngi's Adventures: The Echoing Green (AJK) - nWMaXe0

    Asslam-o-Alaikum:


    I have never used the word "Adventure" in any of my trips despite of being into touring from last 4 years and have covered almost every location of Pakistan on my bike with an exception of North. But this trip was truly a masterpiece when it comes to adventure.

    Faced flat tyre, shivering cold breeze, heavy rain, hailstorm, running bike over camelion, racing with horses, broken rear shoe in drum, slipped chain, sleeping in truck wala hotel with insanely poor hygenie, insanely long heard of sheep's occupying road, eating canned food, having chai infront of indian occupied kashmir, witnessed a fellow jeep accident, group politics and what not you name it and we faced it.

    But indeed Kashmir's beauty is so enchanting it overcome all the hurdles.It was a complete adventure to visit the undisturbed beauty of beautiful Pakistan.

    We were three bikers from different regions and localities but pooled in our ideas and effort through pakwheels platform.

    1. Imran Afzal from Lahore (Atlas Honda Pridor 100)
    2. Muhammad Imran from Sialkot (Ravi Piaggio 125)
    3. Sikander Akram from Islamabad (Ravi Piaggio 125)

    Preface:

    It was decided that we will leave at 3rd morning of eid and return by next Monday in anycase. As Imran Afzal bhai has some important project ongoing for which he had to report in any case. We planned to do camping so we distributed stuff and duties in-time to avoid any confusion.

    1. Imran Afzal is responsible for bringing cooking posts, utensils, pans and stove
    2. Muhammad Imran is responsible for bringing all the stuff like canned food, cleaning stuff, puncture kit and tool kit
    3. I was responsible for arranging camps and camping related stuff

    Every detail will be shared stepwise so that it wont ruin the taste of keeping interest in whole story expense details will be shared at the end of the thread as well

    Locations Covered: Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Kundal Shahi, Shardah, Keel --> Taobat

    Day 1 = Lahore to Islamabad
    Day 2 = Islamabad to
    Kundalshahi
    Day 3 = Kundalshahi to
    Keel
    Day 4 = Keel to
    Phulwai
    Day 5 = Phulwai to
    Taobat and back to Keel
    Day 6 = Keel to
    Shardah and Shardah to Islamabad


    So here's a small intro of bikers riding to devour the mesmerizing and enchanting beauty of Echoing Green i.e Kashmir (Neelum Valley)

    Full gang with loaded stuff


    Youngi's Adventures: The Echoing Green (AJK) - UM9p2tz

    Muhammad Imran @ManMachineAdventure

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    Imran Afzal @imranafzal4

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    * Capturing device is Huawei P6

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    Now we were going as planned and infact before schedule we were pushing bikes to limit

    As we didnt wanted the Jimny guys to wait longer for us in Muzaffarabad. But badluck strucked. The assembly which stopps the rear brake drum from rotating inside drum got loosed (Courtesy of self claimed ustaad's during trip) it was mistake at my end too for not checking the assembly

    So resultantly the whole assembly collapsed resulting in bike's tyre fully jammed and rear brake gone for good

    And all happened with this view

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    I cleared the connecting rod and removed all the stuff keeping brake in place and rove 12km's to reach Ath Muqam to look Mechanic

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    You can see Imranafzal relaxing at extreme right

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    Rear Break condition

    Even though i had two pairs of rear brake shoes at home i i didnt carried any with me, the level of stupidity

    The shopkeeper even doesnt have one, so had to go from Ath Muqam till Islamabad without rear brake

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    Sadly the whole part which is resonsible for retracting the brake back to position got f8cked so had to put deluxe one the whole juggar costed 500rs and we spent like 45mins extra

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    We reached Kundalshahi and took break for lunch and we went heavy this time Chapli Kabab's with Nihari (Canned)

    Imran Afzal relaxing

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    So at exactly 3.30 we left Kundalshahi

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    You will have to cross 4 army units while going to Taobat from Muzaffarbad. Most of them check your cnic and do entry at register

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    Rushing towards Chilhanna-Titawal Crossing point

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    Now this infront of you across river is Indian held kashmir, we had chai infront of this view at near by hotel

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    Sadly didnt had DSLR or bridge camera

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    That bridge right down there is what connects indian held Kashmir. You can clearly see the white line on bridge which seperate both countries

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    We tried capturing indian flag, but failed attempt

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    Punctures, slipped chain, rear drum collapsed still happy as i actually was enjoying the tour

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