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Motorcycle

December 27, 2013
 

On the road again – Minaret of Antelope visited

MOBILE WORLD
 

Pakistan Bikers Club organized a short tour from Lahore to Hiran Minar (Minaret of Antelope) near Sheikhupura, so a common biker may not be isolated from such healthy activities

In this age of mass tourism, long distance tours have become high-end travels, which are all about leisure time and money-thanks to the ridiculously high fuel prices that only soar. So what about a common biker; just sit at home and be lost in obscurity? No way, this is where short distance tours serve the purpose. Recently, Pakistan Bikers Club organized a short tour from Lahore to Hiran Minar (Minaret of Antelope) near Sheikhupura, so a common biker may not be isolated from such healthy activities.

The Moghal emperor Jahangir built Hiran Minar or the Minaret of Antelope in 1606, constructed in the honour of hunting one of his pet deer. Unique for its construction, the minaret presented us with the opportunity to take some beautiful photographs. The tour was not only some fun time riding but also it gave the opportunity to some of us who had not been to this memento of antiquity before. Such historic places give us a look into the past, something I have always cherished.



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I have been doing tours on my bike with a small group of friends in the past and some solo rides as well, but this was my first one with the PBC where I had the opportunity to ride alongside fifteen other bikers riding in a line, observing the traffic rules displaying no hooliganism at all. Some youngsters were doing their maiden out-of-city tour on bike but they showed a sense of responsibility on the road, something we rarely see with the youngsters on motorbikes these days. It was impressive.

-Published on page#40 in November-2013 edition of MOBILE WORLD Magazine





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