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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

KKMC's last ride of 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

So with winter fast approaching the Kabul Knights Motorcycle Club headed out for one last ride foe the year.

Five guys riding with five girls on the back was the making for a perfect day on the rough roads of Afghanistan

We headed up to Salang Pass. A stretch of road built by the Russians back in the 80's and the center of some of the feircest fighting between the Taliban and the local inhabitants, the Panshiri's.

On reaching the summit some 3 hours later we were welcomed in for a cup of tea by the local police.

With a refreshed spirit we took off down the hill. One of our riders unfortunately had the steering on his bike lock up while riding through a mountain tunnel. The bike couriered into the wall, his passenger was injured and her camera damaged beyond repair. (This was our first ever accident)

We went into emergency mode and raced back to kabul, where we found medical treatment for the poor lassie. By the end of the night she was all bandaged up and we were all laughing about the days adventures.

Thanx to Marius and Karin for the extra photos!

Roll on KKMC.
posted by Travis, 3:50 am


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