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Old 12-20-2012, 12:58 PM   #136
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Fabulous just fabulous... as ive already said on 660.com also
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #137
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hi guys, just read your excellent ride report. have any of you got a more detailed map of your trip.
a group of us are planning a trip next year. thank you
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #138
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hi guys, just read your excellent ride report. have any of you got a more detailed map of your trip.
a group of us are planning a trip next year. thank you
I can send you the GPX files if you want to see them in google earth or something?
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:36 PM   #139
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:25 PM   #140
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Noah....

I found a couple of helmet cam videos of you so keep an eye on your email over the next wee while...I'll send them with 'Adrive' just to let you know that they're not spam when you see the link.

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Old 12-21-2012, 02:10 AM   #141
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Fabulous just fabulous... as ive already said on 660.com also
Thank you for the kind words Sir....

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:08 AM   #142
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hi guys, just read your excellent ride report. have any of you got a more detailed map of your trip.
a group of us are planning a trip next year. thank you
We rode from Tanger Med over to Asilah to an hotel I know there...next day to Marrakech to campsite/chalets (on the outskirts)

From there next morning to Ouarzazate.... (If you leave Asilah very early you could do Ouarzazate in one full day,thus saving a day)

After that here's the piste to Zagora that you can download direct to your GPS.

http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=2240849

This route is another option to take to Merzouga...we came from Tagounite and joined this same route about half way.....The going is very much the same,kind of 'six of one and half a dozen of the other'

http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=2240866


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Old 12-23-2012, 12:52 AM   #143
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From Chefchaouen we ride north to Tetuan. We arrive in rain and find an hotel called the Dream Hotel. It was new and modern with B&B €36. We bought a pizza for an evening meal costing €6

Next morning we awake to more rain,crew up and head to the ferry terminal.

We stop for a snack after riding twisties and I scan a panoramic picture of the lowlands only to find that Ken jumps in at the last moment saying I should take a picture of up his nose....I poke him in the eye with my finger.



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En route we navigate through stretches of dense fog and ride around land slides before seeing the crashing waves at the port.

We get processed first and get given directions to the queue....which turned out to be wrong,so half an hour before the boat arrives we get moved again...of course before that they told us to go check our tickets in,somewhat similar to checking in at an airport....take note of this.










We hang around in the wind waiting for the boat watching the crashing white water breakers.......

As I don't get sea sick I start by telling everyone to have a sick bag handy and that these are the most weather beaten straits in the northern hemisphere,there's usually 3 ships per year(at least) sunk in the storms but that they have a press blackout so as not to deter tourism....

I also state that the Algerian Navy sometimes go on exercise with the Swiss Navy and that it's not unknown for them to take potshots for gun practice at civilian ferries.

I tell them that I hope we don't get a small boat as they can get attacked by hump backed whales and capsized......this IS Africa after all....

The EDC starts to get frightened and a solemn mood descends.








The KTM's are parked up first so if they need to be pushed onto the ferry they'll obstruct no one.




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Old 12-23-2012, 02:05 AM   #144
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We embark and that's us leaving Africa.

We arrive in Algerciras and bid farewell to the UK contingent.

We ride north and stop at Seville at 2100hrs after finding an hotel for €22.50 per head with breakfast being purchased the morning in the adjoining bar.

Next day we leave bound for Madrid. Usual autoroute guff applies with no rain that whole day!!! The 990i and the Tiger head off to ride on up through Portugal.

I fill up with 17.14litres after 342.8kms at €1.50/litre and costing €25.73.

Next fuel stop at 14053kms on the speedo is...

283.4kms,18.06litres and €27.36 (€1.515/litre)


After that at Madrid

214.9kms,14.58litres costing €21.77 (€1.493/litre) with 14268kms on the speedo

Next...

270.0kms costing €18.72 and with 13.95litres(€1.342/litre)


Finally stopping 70kms from home in Spain

243kms costing €22.21 with 15.23litres (€1.458/litre)

We arrive at my house at about 1930hrs


Speedo.....I left with 9701kms and now there was 14846kms......covering 5145kms from start to finish.

The XTZ had no problems and the oil was relatively clean after after the trip. The panniers stayed put and the welded seams kept everything dry and strong after the odd drop.

(I will post any rogue pictures that turn up ...still waiting on 2 more batches)



To quote an old friend of mine when we were last on holiday together and that quote is still relevant today as it was then




"I thought I was going on holiday with my friends and not the freak'in Marx Brothers!!"



























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Old 12-23-2012, 11:43 AM   #145
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great thread. Funny Sod. Cheers.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #146
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Thanks guys,great write up.
Glad yours went better than mine,but i will return one day.Back in Spain rescuing my bike,
not the worst place to spend Xmas,23C days!
Best wishes all,happy travels 2013!
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #147
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Still hiding behind wheels to get out of doing stuff.

Great trip and brilliant write up. Would love to get a piece of that action some day.

Happy Christmas lad!
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:30 AM   #148
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Thanks guys,great write up.
Glad yours went better than mine,but i will return one day.Back in Spain rescuing my bike,
not the worst place to spend Xmas,23C days!
Best wishes all,happy travels 2013!
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:31 AM   #149
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Still hiding behind wheels to get out of doing stuff.

Great trip and brilliant write up. Would love to get a piece of that action some day.

Happy Christmas lad!
Thanks for that Andy.....Have a good New Year young fella!!


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Old 12-25-2012, 06:49 AM   #150
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If anyone wants to head to Maroc then here is a rough costing over 15 nights.


FUEL
Two days down through Spain= €96.97

All the time in Maroc= €141.62

Two days back up through Spain= €115.79

Therefore total fuel cost= €354.38 or €22.14 per day on fuel.

I returned on average 5.41Litres/100kms, i.e. 53.25mpg UK and 44.35mpg US


ACCOMMODATION

One night going,staying in Spain was €37 per head.

Boat was €83 return. (Just turn up...no need to book)

Maroc,most places as stated were 200Dhms (€17.94)per night to include evening meal and breakfast. The least we payed was 150Dhms(€13.46) I never ate any lunch...only drank water all day.

Unusual prices after that were one night at 360Dhms B&B only(€32.30) and one night at 600Dhms(€53.84)

The more expensive rate could've been avoided by arriving in daylight thus having more time to scoot about and look,and not having to take the first we came to as it were.

As an aside and with town hotels pay about 40-50Dhms per night for a dude to watch over your motos. Desert hotels are OK to leave your motos at.

One night in Spain coming back was €22.50 per head.


So...roughly I spent €446 on accommodation,€354 on petrol and €83 for boat and small gifts for family approx €25.

(As an aside,once in Maroc,it was costing about €40 per day for accommodation(food included) and petrol)


TOTAL COST =€910 ($1200; £748; 5,128,068 Paraguayan Guarani's or 105,827 Nepalese Rupee's)






















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