Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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What I Did On Vacation.
Good Day, Gentlemen.
I apologize for being away from the Forum for so long, as I'd been off work since last December 20th. Just got back to work a couple of days ago & wanted to let you guys know that all is well. I realize that I don't contribute much to this Forum because I'm poor at doing maintenance on the bike & am technically disinclined at all things mechanical.
My stories are my way of contributing to this wonderful Forum & since I traveled quite a bit the last 3 months, I thought I'd share my glimpse into the different places I'd visited & share pictures & stories in a chronological fashion.
I'd been away for quite some time & also forgot my username & password, since both were changed (for a reason that I forget), before I left for vacation. And hence even more of a delay in getting back on. I've just been able to check the Forum for messages only, mainly from The Stig in Japan & have been unable to reply to posts, because of being at home with 2 small kids & a baby & trying to give my wife a break from her childcare duties, so that she could also get some much needed rest.
I'll post up my trips & adventures from the States in Dec - Jan & Pakistan in Feb & some of my travels in the Kingdom in Mar. soon, God-Willing.
I want to mention that it was great to talk to Jondog9, Weyrauchrc51 & James03rc & LuckyAdam in Seattle, while I was in the States. I still have to call RC-Devil in Atlanta & DuckHunter in Vancouver. Sorry, Guys. But traveling with 3 small kids was very hectic & I got your telephone numbers rather late & that made it more difficult because of the 9 hour time difference, as well. I lost 3 Kilograms weight or about 6.5 lbs, running ragged on vacation. It actually feels good to be back at work. Go figure (!).
So the first picture is the obligatory one of the bike.
The second is one with my biker friends, with whom I got to spend some much needed time.
The third picture was taken at my friend & colleagues' house in Lahore, Pakistan. I was reminded of my "good ol' days", posing with a knuckleduster & a revolver. The revolver was taken from a Taliban by a friend of his in MI (Military Intelligence), after a firefight in Afghanistan.
I posed in front of books on Medicine because I'd rather beat them up for what they did to me. (sob, sob).
The fourth picture is one take with some traffic cops in Lahore. They're laughing at my apology of being a total idiot on the roads, when I was much younger studying Medicine in Lahore. I said I was sorry for my shenanigans & that I'd hoped that they would find it in their hearts to forgive me.
The last one is the one view that was very therapeutic for me, while on vacation !
Take Care, Gentlemen.
I'm glad to be back among your good company.
Ride Safe & Friendly.
Last edited by Muhammad Atif; 03-18-2014 at 11:06 AM.
Reason: How I could forget to mention what a wonderful conversation I had with Adam in Seattle, I shall never know !!