Ethiopia to Madagaskar

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Joe Pichler, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    This is looking good! Looking forward to Madagascar.
  2. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    Surviving the traffic jam of Antananarivio we are on a good tarmac road now, and the only problem is to pronounce the names of the local villages.

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  3. Oli990

    Oli990 Been here awhile

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    EPIC :super I am so jealous right now
  4. Laffi

    Laffi Adventurer

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    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p>Of course you can cruise through the Avenue du Baobab, but it&#8217;s much more fun to leave some dust behind.

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    This is just great to watch!! You're living my dreams!!! :clap
    This is what I want to do one day, ride through Madagascar on a bike.
    I've traveled these roads several times, by car, when I was a child, with my family - and later on a trip back "home" a few years back.
    We actually lived in Belo (Tsiribihina), so the Avenue of Baobab is giving me some fond memories!!

    Any more pictures? - or is the Internet-connection to slow?

    Good luck with the rest of trip!!

    Laffi
  5. Toors

    Toors Been here awhile

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    why did you not use the 1190 hub in the rear? in using the 990 rear hub did you have to make/fit spacers? If so how did you get this done?
  6. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    On the rear wheel of the 1190R they are is using a different way of lacing the wheel.
    So you can’t mount an offroad rim on the original hub.
    The original 990 hub fits without spacers.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    Regards Joe

  7. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Joe how's the trip going? How's the 1190 holding up? :ear

    Hope you're having the time of your life man! :freaky
  8. southernADV

    southernADV Been here awhile

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    I cant see the photos!!!!anyone???
  9. PilbaraGoat

    PilbaraGoat Been here awhile

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    No joy here either.
  10. 900

    900 Been here awhile

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    Check his website or his blog....

    He' s back in austria and writes that the 1190adv passed the test with flying colors. No issues whatsoever except two loosening screws of the rack system that had to be tightened.
  11. Andry41

    Andry41 n00b

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    Hello Guys, I'm Andrea from Italy.

    Do you know wich baggage Joe use? 48 Lt. - 37 Lt.?
    What about tank bag?
    And... Do you know how many litres of fuel take with him?

    Thank you

  12. nik_sa015

    nik_sa015 Adventurer

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    great reports :-)