My friend from university, Zeeshan, who is currently working in Saudi Arabia, is on vacations to Pakistan now a days. Last week, he asked me to go somewhere. He suggested Manora, but I wanted a little more fun, so my suggestion was to visit Thatta District up to Keenjhar Lake. He agreed and we decided to do this on Friday, the 20th December 2013.
Although my bike is very old. It was purchased in April 2007 but it has proven really reliable for me. All I did before heading was to get the bike tuned with an oil change. The tyres were new (less than 2000 km) so I was not really worried about puncture issue. If it does happen, there are plenty of puncture shops along the old national highway. I kept a spare spark plug though because they can give you a really hard time if failed. Also got the petrol filled about 2.5 liters in night
Thursday night, I slept around 1 AM (that's technically Friday started) with an alarm of 6:20 AM. I asked my friend to be ready by 7 AM because I wanted to start the journey very early. As the alarm rang, I quickly got up, placed a quick call to my friend to wake him up too. Got ready quite quickly and left the home by 6:40 AM. It took me hardly 10 minutes to reach my friend's home and I was at his place by 6:50 AM who live on Jamia Milia Road, Malir.
After reaching his home, I placed him a call and got no reply. Did it few times and no reply. So I knocked the door as a last resort, his father opened the gate and told me that he is getting ready and you can wait in the drawing room. It took him about 20 minutes to get ready and we were in the street at 7:15 AM (about 15 minute late than my schedule).
Following are the few pictures of early morning, the cows are enjoying early morning walk at my friend's street.
This is my bike. Doesn't look super great but have always proved reliable to me
My friend, Zeeshan just checking the small backpack in which we kept camera, its extra battery, few apples & oranges, small water bottle, extra spark plug and few other items.
That's me ready to hit the old national highway.