I was not much interested in area upto Chillas.
After Chillas, my routine was like this that I tried to be few miles ahead of others so that whenever I stop for photography, others may catch me and I may not left far behind. So I travelled faster than others. During photography, I usually took precautions for my safety from road, wild and other such.
While few kilometers (~ 3-4 km) before Nanga Parbat View point, I stopped for a picture. I could see road declining and having a sharp turn ahead (First picture below). I thought I might be 2 Km ahead of others. As I took the picture, my camera's lens lid slipped from hands because of driving gloves and fell on road. I placed bike on single stand, in 1st gear to avoid free movement and got off the bike. At that moment I could hear a CG125's sound. I thought that might be Shakeel catching me up. But when I bent down for picking lid, I realized that sound was from front. By the time I lifted lid and sat back on bike, that 125 was near me. Due to the sharp turn ahead, I could not see him well before.
He stopped just beside me, he had a pillion and asked me who I am and where I was going. Their eyes were checking me and my saddle bag. I just replied him that <b>"we"</b> are going to Gilgit. Listening to this reply they talked with eachother in some local language, which I could not understand. The driver said some thing and nodded his had backwards, while the pillion also said something and nodded his head forward.
As they stopped near me, my 6th sense was telling me that something is going to be wrong. And their gesture was proving it for me atleast. Talking in a language strange to me also added it up. I instantly decided that either I should engage them in talks until others catch me OR I should do something on my own. I realized that ignition was already on, bike was in gear....... I just needed to push the starter button while holding the clutch and I am gone...
And before they finished their local language talks, ...................I did it and I was gone..............<b>Thanks to Ravi Piaggio's Self Start</b>. Later I saw in back mirror they just took half turn and then went straight forward, leaving me.
When I took that sharp turn ahead, I can see few more bikers approximately 800meters ahead standing by a Van.
<b>My Analysis After Incident</b>
1- I did a real stupid movement, if they had firearms, RP can not run faster than that.
2- What they were talking in local language and nodding heads forward and backwards "might be" that they were talking to eachother saying that "his fellows are ahead near van" with nodding head backward ( since they were coming from that side and they saw bikes there on way ) and the other saying that "he may have fellows behind him" with nodding head forward to them.
Anyways, at that moment this action seemed me ok and I did it ( though now I think I was crazy).
I didn't stopped near that van and stopped near Nanga Parbat View point. Later I realized that other members were far behind me, because they were also busy with snapping on the way. They reached there after 25 minutes. Only Kashif on CD70 reached there after 10 minutes, since he was not using camera. So the idea of engaging them in talks would not have worked.