Random but Important
I am not sure how many of you would relate to this but, my friend is supposed to talk to her mom every single day and if that doesn't happen she doesn't sleep. As we had been in a very low network coverage zone he hasn't called her mom in 2 days and it started making me worried as I knew that it would affect him too. So we started looking for options such as a satellite phone or an army fixed line. We were cruising along a decent patch of road when a I saw a sign that read " Satellite Phone". His eyes lit up and we rushed into the camp to find the phone and spent 120/- a minute.
The massiveness of the mountains began to make me feel tinier every moment. We saw the river changing color from crystal clear to pitch black. Saw the mountains with spectacular life and no life at all. The roads became even more challenging to the bikes as they were to us. We had stopped expecting good roads and were just embracing whatever small patch of road we were encountering along the way. There were moments when I felt like Ranbir Kapoor from the movie Roy, riding along the river on a smooth road and then there were moments when I felt like I was sitting on top of an electric hammer.
THE FIRST ACCIDENT !!
We had been riding for over 5 hours now and our bodies were exhausted and dehydrated. We were approaching Nakeela pass situated at a height of 15547 feet above sea level and the roads were very dusty. Even though the valley to our right was beautiful the mountain to our left was dead. There were small stones falling off on the road continuously. I took a sharp right turn and realized I was going too fast so I applied brakes. Which did no good as I had gravel under the wheel so, instead of stopping the wheel just slid. In order to avoid getting dragged on the road I released the brakes and went straight for the mountain. Luckily there was an incline and I did not get into a head on collision. My bike climbed up a little and then came down in the same manner. I did fall off of it on the road but no injuries happened. The biggest regret about the incident though- my Go-pro wasn't recording !!!