By fog, I got remembered an interesting incident. In Lahore, at thokar niaz baig, once I hired a rickshaw for Johar town. It was early morning time(around 5/6am) of severe winters and it was dense fog out there. Many bigger vehicles like Lexus/LCs with heavy fog lamps installed were finding their way out difficult and were on standby on side of the canal road with their parking/hazards lights blinking. The rickshaw driver was going with the max throttle on. I asked him "yar thora side per rook loo ya ahesta chalao" because I was frightened from inside, as I was unable to see anything beyond his windscreen under rickshaw's dim lamp light, and was wondering how he is able to spot the road and ongoing traffic. He said "Paa g tusi fikar hi nah kero sada is road tey gadi chalan da 12 saal da tajarba hai, asi akhan noon band ker k vi chalaye te manzil te pohncha dewangey".
Apart from joke its realy tough and dangerous to drive/ride in reduced visibility conditions and one should avoid it as much as possible. I had a target in mind to reach at a certain location in that day thats why I started so early in that odd weather, but under that heavy fog I was repenting that I shouldn't have departed that early morning. The bus which I was following sometime did touch approximately 100km/hr and sometime in extreme fog it got its speed reduced to like 40-50km/hr. I think from bahawalpur we had traveled some 45 minute/1 hour or so when suddenly all the lights of my bike's meter went off and its Engine also turned off. I was behind the bus , I was seeing it going away and disappearing in the fog but wasn't able to catch it despite of all my willingness. Apparently my bike had got developed some electrical fault. It was so much fog that for a while I was unable to identify my location on the road, and it was a real danger. I have to get off the road ASAP. By cell phone light, I tried to find the yellow marking on road and finally succeeded to get my bike off the road. It was a sigh of relief for me. I checked the ignition of bike and found that only parking light was working so I turned on the parking light and made bike stand on side stand keeping a sufficient distance from road as danger was that any vehicle can also get off the road and can collide with the bike in that much reduced visibilty.
I removed the gloves, wore the winter shawl and sat down on a small clay hump beside the road. When I got little relaxed started thinking on possible options. I had doubts that moisture penerated into the open hole of the ignition switch and it did some damage to the electricals. I did some gamics but didn't succeed to rectify the fault. Now I had two options either to call this adventure off and go back home by loading the bike on some carrier OR to proceed by getting it repaired from somewhere. Problem was untill that heavy fog disappears, I was unable to identify the location to tell someone that where I was standing. I got remembered a contact in Ahmed pur east and thought to call him and ask for help. But then I thought that it wouldn't be modest to awake him that early hours. So decided to spend some time sitting on that clay hump and wait for morning time and better visibility. Moazan was giving azan and all I could figure out was that its coming from somewhere near the road from some remote village/locality. I wasn't able to see beyond few feets at that time, not even to the road divider or other side of the dual carriage way.
Pic taken, almost after an hour, at 7:31 am while my bike is parked and light conditions started to get improved.