Ethiopia to Madagaskar

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

  1. monoi

    monoi Been here awhile

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    Hi Joe,

    I was in Madagascar in September and again in October, as it is such a great country. Very poor but friendly people.


    There are plenty of places to go to, but if I was to recommend one it would be Belo sur Mer, on the west coast, about 85kms south from Monrodova via a trail. Have a rest there at the hotel Dauphin. That village is amazing. You can then go on to Tulear.


    Also, watch out in the south. It is not as safe as one would like.


    I am so jealous! Good luck.
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  2. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    Now the bike is finish for sending to Addis Abeba.

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    Except the rims which are not original, all the other parts are either KTM Power Parts or from Touratech.<o:p></o:p>
    Sorry, to change the homepage to a foreign language would be too much work at the moment.
    But I'll try to write plenty of reports here, in Austrian English. Which might be somewhere between English and Australian. <o:p></o:p>
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  3. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  4. eemsreno

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    looks like this will be good.:lurk
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  5. Clansters

    Clansters Tour Aegea

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    Have a great trip and a safe ride all along.
    Oh YES SIR, SUBSCRIBED!! :photog:lurk
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  6. zakou

    zakou Been here awhile

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    Lets see the R in action!!!
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  7. Danielmoben

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  8. dukedinner

    dukedinner Been here awhile

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    Serious credentials!! 300k over thirty years...Awesome!!

    Thanks for posting
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  9. duct tape

    duct tape Lost

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    LOL. Really looking forward to this one since I'm down for an R when they show up here in the US. Thanks for joining advrider and sharing with us. Safe and happy trails!
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  10. young1

    young1 Been here awhile

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    The photos aren't showing?
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  11. sleepyOwl

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    In and judging by the pics from last year the quality is going to be great.

    Cant wait to see how the bike performs.

    Good luck on the trip
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  12. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    Joe if you have time can you tell us what do you take for a trip like this and how do you pack?

    Have a great trip Joe!

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  13. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    Hi Joe I would like to know what do you take for a trip like this and how do you pack (paniers, soft bags etc). Also I would like to know if you are going to have a support team with you.

    Have a great trip and keep us informed!
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  14. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    As you see on the pictures, I'm allways traveling with paniers.
    And I never use a support team.
    It would take to long to write up all the things I'm taking with me.
    There is nothing special, but a lot of camera and video equipment and a laptop.
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  15. Tafella

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    Subscribed!



    Save travels, Joe!

    Cheers
    Richard
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  16. Hair

    Hair Free to a good home.

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    Hi Joe, Ride safe and enjoy your trip. A bunch of us are excited to see the new bike in a ride report.
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  17. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Joe...

    Good luck on your amazing trip and keep the rubber side down!

    And PLEASE... ride the living hell out of that bike, write up honest reports, post here, and hopefully... shut up the OCFs (Orange Crush Fundamentalists) who are taking a huge dump on KTM for building a new bike. If the world listened to people like this, we'd still be rolling around in covered wagons with wooden wheels :D
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  18. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    I admire you.
    On the equipment preparation, is this a Montana GPS you had on your previous bike? Could you show some mounting photos?
    What camera are you using? photos are amazing and clear.
    Cheers.
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  19. ata

    ata expat in the jungle

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    canĀ“t miss this travel on that "adventure"

    ride safe and show us tons of pics, plzs
    :beer
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  20. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    Yes that's the Garmin Montana.
    For mounting I used the KTM GPS Holder for the 950/990.

    The pictures have been done with Nikon D300/300S

    regards
    Joe


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