Archive for May, 2008

May 13 2008

Hot ..

G’Day…… Arrived in Bhawalpur today after heading 70 kms in the wrong direction…anyway you get that. So arrived in Pakistan 2 days ago and drove around Lahore looking for a place to stay in 45 deg of heat !!!! Sounds good yes !! Then headed south in a sandstorm this time the bike was at 45 degs. Unfortunately no sign of the Golden Arches yet maybe we missed them in the storm.
The heat continues to play havoc with the 3 of us, hoping Quetta is going to be cooler which we should reach in a couple of days time. The road we’re on is very good as it’s the main highway from Lahore to Karachi. People here have been great as they have all along the way. We’re met with looks of bewilderment when people find out where wer’e heading and usually leave a silent crowd behind us at various tea stalls along the way !!!! All a bit worrying really.
I tell you Helen every time I see a train go by I can’t help but look at my watch !!! even more worrying.
Re the burgers ……it certainly isn’t Roo but you never know.
Anyway a long way to go yet certainly a lot more than 4 ” but it’s the first step that counts

Man doesn’t it get to you. We’ve tried and tried to send photos but with no success will try again later. In a place called Bhawalpur at the moment on our way to Quetta which we hope to reach in a couple of days time. Our biggest worry has been the heat…45 deg when we reached Lahore…mid day and not a clue where we were…tension or what. Have decided to take the long southern route to Quetta as we were told not to go through DG Khan as it’s not safe for travel through that region. So took their advice and headed south to go north.

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May 07 2008

Heading for the border

The trip has been hard so far due to the heat it’s been full on travelling since leaving Chitwan in Nepal and all 3 of us have been bearing up ok The motel we stayed in lastnight happened to have a motorbike garage next to it and the blokes were all into Enfields so had some adjustments done to Tara. Highway 1 upto Amritsar was great, even had a huge McDonalds along the way. After 8 hrs on a motorbike a bigmac meal really does the trick. It certainly is a lot of concentrating in a day but it’s amazing how you get used to the horns and the crowded roads.
Will be up early tomorrow to head for the border then flat tac onto Multan.

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May 07 2008

into India

Just a quick update.We left Nepal via the border with India via Mahendranagar in the far west. After clearing customs we headed for Naini Tal an old British Hill station to escape the heat which has been with us since we left Kathmandu. We’re in a town called Roorkee in India at the moment after a hard days ride from Naini Tal. Heading for Amritsar before heading over into Pakistan.
Would just like to say a big thankyou to Puspa in KTM for his organising of the press conference before we left, he put in a huge effort for us in such a short space of time.
Keep the comments coming as it’s great to hear from you’s along the way
Catch you later Steve

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May 05 2008

Long way!!

Just in case anyone was wondering how far the expedition is travelling .. its a long way between the red dots of Kathmandu and London …


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