I started my journey from Khardungla at 6 am and travelled through the muddy roads to reach Leh, where i refilled the fuel tank. Riding in mountains is never an easy task, rocky toads, steep turns and to worsen the situation is the low temperature.
I had not eaten for almost 10 hours now, and met with a flying stone just falling near the edge of my bike. Nearly missing me. A slight thought of negativity already sink in my mind but, i kept moving. Above this fate had already planned to give me a tough time through out my journey.
By the time i reached Manali my bike broke down. I was done now, i knew now i cannot finish on time, ok! Its over. I ranged my friends to tell them my situation and that now it is impossible for me to complete the journey. They told me to move on, get going with the ride. Making me rethink my decision and reminding me its me or nobody else can complete it.
I geared up and started again. Clocked 2 hrs from Ambala to Delhi, i accomplished the journey in 19 hrs 48 mins. I was warm welcomed by all the aspiring and experienced riders and stood with pride for what i achieved which i could just think of in my dreams.
Sayed Shiraz Ali
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