We started from Islamabad at 10:30 AM and reached Naran at 07:10 PM (Aprox. 9hrs.) with 10 mins. stay in Haripur (had Lays and Dew), 30 mins. stay before entering Balakot (had lunch), 5 mins. stay in Mahandri (had tea) and 20 mins. stay in Kaghan due to heavy rain and cold.
Our backs.. I started riding bike (Kawasaki 100 sport) in 1997 and in 1999 I found the girl I dreamed of and fell in love. since then Kawasaki was our ride for dates and stuff. Our first long visit was Murree where our backs really hurted in year 2000. In December 2006 we got married and in Feb. 2007 we decided to purchase a zero meter bike (Honda delux) instead of purchasing a car, from our salaries (My wife works with me in same office). New bike brought new dreams of adventures with itself and we decided to go to Kaghan & becoz it was our first BIG adventure we (due to lack of experience) prepared a bag with too many warm clothings, a footpump, few bike's tools, a pair of shoes as well (making the bag weight around 7kgs.) which was on the back of my tiny wife. .. It was 2 June 2007 (Justice Iftikhar's Rally in Haripur) & roads were partially blocked but due to bag wearing lady with Hijab, a man riding bike with a hamlet and other preparations people thought that we were foreigners and they (very great respect) gave us way without any nasty actions we were always treated with respect.
That bag made my wife had SOME pain for the next 3 days to come but now we prepare very light & a small bag with just very useful items and I keep the bag on the petrol tank (covered by cloth cover) of my bike leaving her free to take pics and enjoy the ride.