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Ben King  🌍 Riding solo around the world 🏍 Honda CRF250L 🇬🇧 22 📍 Pakistan 📷 FB: The King On The Road ❤️ For my friend India and Crohns UK Charity 🎥 YouTube ⬇️

The perks of being on the back of the police truck is that I can get some cool shots of Paolo on his GS1200 behind!
Even when the bike breaks down there’s always a silver lining 😉haha
It still feels strange to see another overland adventure bike, I love it!
It’s so different riding with another traveler after always riding alone for a year! And it’s really great sharing stories! (Although not when you’re broken down in the desert) haha 😂
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Police Truck No. 11....
This one only has half a roof so it’s not as classy as the other roofed ones...😂😂hahaha
But me and JJ feel very safe with all these armed police watching my every move 😉hehe
And you can see the system we’ve got going is working well and the next truck has reversed up to the current one!
I probably should have hit the gym before entering Pakistan, as this is the most intense workout I’ve ever done! Hahaha 😂
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Police truck No. 8 AND this one has a roof...how classy!! Hahaha
Pretty much destroyed my wind screen extensions trying to fit the bike in the back of the truck as the bike was too tall to fit! Haha
Such fun!
AND my bike has its own personal armed security guard 😉haha
Loving life!
And thanks so much to everyone who sent me messages and comments with solutions, you guys are all AWESOME!!!
Love you all!
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I AM A GENIUS!! (well actually I’m not....all credit to the Pakistani Elite Police, but hopefully they never see this so I can take credit for it) haha!
We’ve just come up with a great system for moving the bike between the police trucks! Can you tell how happy I am?!
So...
The truck that we need to move the bike into just reverses up to the current one and then we just wheel the bike across! Simples!! Hahaha
Onto truck number 5...
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NOOOO! DISASTER!!
So after riding over 500km through the deserts of Baluchistan under the crazy sun, trying to keep up with the GS1200 and stopping every 20km or so to change the police escort and write our passport details down in the log book, it all became too much for the mighty CRF and she broke down....
We’d been riding since 4am and the bike had survived over 14 hours of intense riding that day up until this point and I was very proud of JJ for making it this far!
But sadly she eventually died...
We couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the bike; the problem first occurred 250km in to the ride that day, and it seemed as if the engine would just completely cut out for a few seconds and then jump back into life.
But after leaving the bike to rest for 10 minutes in the shade by one of the checkpoints the bike seemed okay again.
But sadly not for long; as half an hour later the problem reappeared, and slowly got worse and worse, up to the point where the bike would cut out and then start up again every 4 seconds!!!!!
But I stupidly kept on riding for another few hundred kilometres (despite the fact that every time the bike cut out it would lurch me forward every four seconds, which wasn’t the most fun...haha)!
And the bike also started to slowly lose power as well, and the final straw for the police escort was when the bike couldn’t go above 8km/hour....(which is crazy slow), and the police needed us to reach Quetta before nightfall as they said it wasn’t safe to ride through Baluchistan at night.
So the only option was to put my bike in the back of the escort truck for the final stretch into Quetta.
So we finally got the bike loaded onto the truck and set off, but 2 minutes later we pulled over at another police checkpoint and they said we had to change escorts again...?!!
So we had to unload the bike from one Hilux truck and lift it onto another police pickup truck...
Little did we know we’d have to change escorts and move the bike from truck to truck another 15 more times before reaching Quetta...this was only the beginning!
What an adventure! Haha
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After the next police escort arrived we continued on along the straight road through the desert in the the crazy heat with crazy crosswind and crazy sand everywhere!
But only for another 15km before we had to stop again and pull over at another little checkpoint in the middle of the desert and write our passport details down into the logbook and then wait for the next police escort to arrive and take over and then we continued on our way again!
And every time we arrived at a checkpoint we’d hunt for shade to shelter from the crazy desert sun!
It’s also very interesting trying to keep up with a GS1200 on my little 250cc enduro bike! I never normally go this fast...! Haha
Such fun!!
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So we headed onto a very straight desert road towards Quetta 630km away, but we didn’t get very far, because after only 20km the escort pulled over next a small little hut (the only building you could see for miles) and we were told to park our bikes and enter the hut and write down our passport details in the log book.
Then the police who’d escorted us from the prison said goodbye and told us to wait here for the next escort to arrive and escort us to the next checkpoint, and the police headed back the way we’d come.
So we put down all our passport details and waited under the desert sun for the next police truck to arrive.
Little did we know we would end up doing this procedure every 20/30km for over 18 hours this day...this was only the beginning...!!
Woohooo!!
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