EDC in Morocco on a Yamaha XTZ660Z Ténéré....amongst others...

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by WIBO, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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  2. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    No problem with asking questions whosoever...

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  3. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    So...we get crewed up and today we're bound for Imilchil via the Todra Gorge. We stop in Risani to get money and then ride north. A couple of the group had been sick due to that 'foreign food' namely Christophe but today it was Phil's turn along with The naked KTM Dude....they were feeling very weak and without much energy.......so once we poked them and flicked their ears,off we rode at 0930hrs.....

    The NKTM dude said he was afraid to ride through the Todra Gorge and he'd meet us in Midelt somewhere later.....he pulled me to one side and asked me if I had a spare pair of stockings as he'd put a ladder in his and that his nail varnish wasn't stopping the ladder......I told him Noah was the only other KTM dude and he'd definitely have a spare pair as that's what you KTM dudes are like....he rode off eagerly looking for the 690....and I just shook my head...again.

    We stop at Tinihir at 1245hrs and get fuel.....

    I've ridden 191.8kms (total now on speedo is 12698kms from leaving with 9701kms) and put in 7.25litres costing 90.04Dhms at 12.42Dhms/liter.

    We climb up out of Tinihir ...

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    Some of the group started to cry citing that they were hungry...they were given a pacifier each (red and yellow)and told to suck on that until we stopped later.....

    We ride up close to the gorge entrance and stop here for food....

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    We will be seeing quite a few of these lorries loaded like this over the next few days....When I saw this I quickly rallied the group trying to pre empt mischief but I was too late.....one of them had already made a make shift bow and arrow from a branch and string and had already lit the arrow and was ready to shoot and set the hay on fire....You have to have eyes in the back of your head....

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    Phil climbs over a wall to find a deserted garden place to lie down......the way you do when you're sick...and the rest go up to the outdoor terrace.

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    Of course when he's feeling so poorly the first thing to do is to take his picture.....Here we can see he is proudly displaying the EDC Presidents Necklace....just in case anyone,by this stage,had forgotten...
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    Some of the EDC flick elastics bands at him and I tell them to stop as "You'll put some ones eye out"...Honestly!!!













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  4. KL__07

    KL__07 ride your own way

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    Hi Wibo,

    fantastic ride report so far, :clap
    reminds me off my trip to morocco 2008.
    Can you provide a map of your trip in M.? [​IMG]

    Many thanks
    KL
  5. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Its not the best... but these were my GPS tracks.
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  6. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Thank you kind Sir,for the map....

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  7. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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  8. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    ......so.........after lunch the 'troupe' are gathered up and we head off to ride through the short Todra Gorge........

    We stop for a few snaps.......at this point we're the last ones through as the others didn't want to stop too long as they thought the walls of the gorge would close in and crush them like the way they've seen in horror films......Robocop tells them he'll protect them but they ride off still afraid of his helmet


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    Then we ride along roads like this as the gorge opens out,towards Imilchil.....a nice scenic ride.

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  9. lemovice

    lemovice Been here awhile

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    il est beau ce oued ! :thumb
  10. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Oui...c'est ça!!

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  11. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    So...now that we're over the HIgh Atlas again and as the mountains usually halt any large rain clouds heading south...the landscape changes. There's more greenery and the villages more compact....

    When you look to the left of the clip you'll see a man on a bicycle...he'll just ride on out and nearly bump into me.....usual sort of stuff you put up with.....

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    I do a U turn,push him off his bike and let his tyres down before riding on........







    We arrive at Imilchil to find it a bustling market town.....we didn't like the look of one of the auberges in the town centre so we ride on out North....by good fortune we stumble upon a newly constructed European standard auberge(about 200 metres on the RHS before the fuel station...we discuss a price and book in....and drink tea of course....

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    The KTM had been suffering from asthama like one of those old Bedford trucks we keep seeing....
    Upon arrival we parked up and Noah set about fixing it.....maybe the 690 still wasn't happy about loosing the drag race to that old Africa Twin on the last dried up lake bed.......

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    This group of kids were great upon arrival....
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    I take a video and show them it on the playback screen.....it was the first time they'd seen themselves on 'TV' before......the girl showed pure joy.....

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  12. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Some of the pictures these girls took were amazing. So innocent.

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    I might have to start letting local kids take pictures with my camera more often. They take better pictures then me :deal
  13. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Hi Noah...

    That camera of yours does indeed show great image quality for sure....Where are you these days?

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  14. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    In Roma right now. Trying to post on Corsica and Sardinia. On Sunday I go to Florence to meet up with my Brother and his wife.
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    Hi mate!
    Like the update! Lot's of me semi naked! My retinas are burning too!!!
  16. yamalama

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    Great stuff.
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  17. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    We eat and have a really good meal......and the next morning we get up and fettle with the motos......

    My air filter is done ready for the next stages as there shouldn't be any more great amount of dust now that we're away from the sand and feche-feche....and more into the northern colder region.....

    Craig and Noah try to get their moto's running properly....

    Craig takes his air filter out to find it somewhat 'slightly soiled'...

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    I finish up and I leave the keys in the ignition by mistake....I have to chase away the rest go the group(except Adam) as they were starting to fight over grabbing my keys citing that my moto was the better by far to bring on a trip to Morocco.....I then employ a Jedi Knight to guard over it until we leave...

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  18. Rafael Martins

    Rafael Martins Adventurer

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    Fantastic report! Glad you are having a good time with the Té.
  19. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Glad you enjoy it so far...

    More tomorrow....

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  20. LUKE7

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    This is what I call a proper adventure ride in Morocco (probably because i had the same track in my mind). Like your sense of humor:rofl
    How long did it take to complete the whole trip?
    Looking forward for more
    Cheers