Ethiopia to Madagaskar

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

  1. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Great to finally see you here on ADVrider my friend.

    Looking forward to your report here this year :clap:clap:clap
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  2. Asianrider

    Asianrider Been here awhile

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    Damn. I met Flavio on the road in Ethiopia, quite the guy! I'm glad he's ok though. Is he the one who's arranged your trip to Erta Ale (love the pic).

    Laurent
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  3. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    It’s time to say Ciao, to Flavio.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Who wants to see how this guy is riding, should visit his homepage.
    <o:p>http://www.africaridingadventures.com/</o:p>

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  4. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    On the road again, and of course as often as possible on that tracks, where there aren’t many cars around.

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  5. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    The route is different in many parts.
    Like South Sudan, east coast of lake turkana, Mosambique and of course Madagascar.

    You can ask me when I'm back in Salzburg, no problem.
    Joe

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  6. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    The bike looks so much better with a bit of dirt on the tyres !

    Have a great trip Joe :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  7. duct tape

    duct tape Lost

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    Her caption: "This new 1190 is much nicer than the 990 Joe rode through here last time"
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  8. duct tape

    duct tape Lost

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    Joe, since you are now clearly on the road, with red mud on the tires, how about some early first impressions of the 1190R?
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  9. mantan

    mantan Been here awhile

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    I will also be following your report! Interested in the 1190. The range sounds very good.

    I also like the Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires, have them in the same size as you plan to use on my RXV 550
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  10. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    Good luck on the road!
    This is great to see new Adventure R in the action.
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  11. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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  12. ML WYDELL

    ML WYDELL NED

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    Keep up the good work. Flavio is a great guy, sorry to hear about his troubles. Ethiopia, went for a week and stayed for a month.:D
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  13. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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  14. Chaseh

    Chaseh The Last Dragon

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    You're a great photographer as well as adventurer. Still, when I hear Pichler and Austria, I think great wines.
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  15. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Anyone mind if a take a seat?

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  16. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Flavio is lucky to be alive :gdog
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  17. morabo

    morabo maiali nel fango

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    Greatings from Prague, Jo and the very best for the rest of the ride!
    Looking forward for more pics and impressions. :-)

    I'm still undecided what to buy next spring... This new 1190R, the last 990R or to adventurize the 690 (surely the best offroad, but two cilinders are two cilinders)...?! :hmmmmm



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  18. buffallodan

    buffallodan Long timer

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    Thanks Joe for taking us along. Look forward to riding along and dreaming I was there!
    Have a great trip, and please let us know how the 1190 is performing. We are all dying
    to know what you think...:evil

    Dan
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  19. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    Dan...... think you can have any longer of a signature?! :huh
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  20. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    If a Hamer guy is leaving his home village as an.
    He has to carry two things, his seat and a Kalashnikov.

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    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p>Caleb on his 525 EXC is going with me along the east coast of Lake Turkana to Elye Springs.
    It’s a bit unfair, he’s the much better rider and has the much lighter motorcycle.

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    Not too many people ride the dirt track from Todanyang directly to Kalokol, close to the Lake Turkana. But it’s a really nice riding there.
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    <o:p>From Kalokol to Elye Spring then there is no track anymore. Either you go through deep sand, or along the shore. But it isn’t always easy.
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    <o:p>But now i have already the second cold Tusker and tomorrow I'll go to South Sudan.</o:p>
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