Morocco 2008: a F800GS test ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by kktos, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    Nice place..... for its fech-fech
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    First, you're wondering where the track is.
    Second, you're wondering how deep is this F* stuff!!!
    It's sand as thin as dust and it's deep.
    I was exhausted. couldnt pass this.
    So as last year......
    Christian passed his GS. went back on foot. passed my GS.
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    hence why I'm walking _behind_ my bike !
    kaputt, shlass, destroyed, "vidé". was exhausted. really.
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  2. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    then we had to cross the river bed (no water at all this time, Aurel)

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    sandy riverbed. hard to find the track in there. only following our GPSs.

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    a little pause under the shade of a little tree while Christian was scouting around.

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    guess what happens when an exhausted guy is not able to make a slight turn. He tried to go thru the vegetation.
    I was laughing like an idiot I was here ! :rofl

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    Anton saw it. no comment. all biz. :lol3
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  3. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    then we arrived at last at our little "hotel", the one Aurel discovered last year.
    And while we were 500 meters from the place, all of a sudden, this :
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    unbelievable ! hard to see the bike just in front of you.
    nearly dark !
    Christian and me had a GPS. Not Anton. so we "chapenroned" him.
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  4. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    we just arrived in a nearly complete dark in the place and parked the bike and rushed inside.
    "Fanta" for everyone. no beer here. which is normal.
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    and guess who arrived some 30 minutes after us, meaning that they were caught by the sandstorm really bad:

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    Jorgen's Gang !

    We spent an interesting evening talking and drinking coke and fanta. Taking silly pictures...
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    Jorgen and Christian went on a difficult discussion. Christian said that Germany was a bigger country than France. The size I mean.
    Jurgen sustained the opposite. A box of wine bottles was the reward for the winner.
    Back in France, Christian checked about it. he talked to Jorgen. Jorgen won !
    Christian, you owe him a box of wine bottles now !!!:D
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  5. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    the next day, the weather was fine. no more storm.
    so off we go.
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    beautiful landscapes here. we were so closed to Algeria that I think we crossed the virtual border once in a while
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  6. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    the beginning of the track was not so good as after some rains the 4WD rampaged the track.... bl**dy 4WD.....
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    and yes....
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    we decided to ride a bit with Jorgen's
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  7. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    we were riding in such a boring landscapes.....
    we are the skyscrapers, bridges, cars.....:D
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    rider's paradise !

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    agree ? :D

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    if you take a shot of me, let me take a shot of you !
    Doh.... silly bikers !

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    And we kept going. Destination. Zagora.
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  8. TravelBike

    TravelBike keep on..... :-)

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    Nice pictures !!

    Thanks ! :clap

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  9. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    A little stop later (I have a drink problem:D), Christian used the time to show off a bit in the little dunes
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    kktos on a bright side of life

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    At this point, we had lost Jürgen's gang as the track is sandy so there are a lot of possible ways.
    We'll meet then in the next stop !
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  11. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    It's not pretty obvious on the pictures but the track is soft, very soft.
    And I'm not at all confident on sand.
    So I stopped coz adrenaline was at a too high level in my blood.
    thristy as hell, also.
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    But where am I ? Where are they ?
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    oh.... not very encouraging.....

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    Ah, found someone.
    Excuse me, sir. I may be lost. Would you be so kind to tell me the way to exit this sand nightmare ?
    As only answer, they guy just dug its way under the sand.
    :huh
    (free Ads for BestRest bashplate. Excellent one.)

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    Ah, here they are ! Eh ! Jürgen's too.
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  12. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    We were going to Zagora. Jürgen and his mates were going south west.
    So we splitted here and went to the "schtony partch" (Sean Connery speaking:D)
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    kktos on a bright side of life

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    ah. better. track's becoming harder

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    and harder....

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    .... after the desert of sand, desert of stones...
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    kktos on a bright side of life

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    yep... so much stones it was becoming annoying....
    okay, okay, u'll tell me I'm always complaining.....
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    kktos on a bright side of life

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    I was riding the track peacefully. Christian and Anton were ahead of me.
    And I thought:
    F* ! this is really great here !!!
    Take some shots, u little grumpy loosy biker.
    So I did.

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    this is Africa ! my feeling when I took the shots.:wink:
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    kktos on a bright side of life

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    Eventually, we arrived in Zagora!
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    Wilkommen !
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    Oh yes, Welcome !!!
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    But first thing first !
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    we were a bit filthy.....:D

    After a good shower....
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    let's drink some local beverages....
    Is it me or those 2 guys looked destroyed ?! :D old chaps !
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    fresh.... prefect.

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    the bikes were parked.
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    Keep it up!

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  19. aurel

    aurel Cheese&Wine!

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    Bravo les amis :clap

    Ca manque un peu de orange mais bon... :thumb

    Dans 3 jours je vais montrer au désert Marocain ce que c'est qu'une vraie moto :rofl
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  20. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    I'm a bit lazy and there are also a lot of picts to sort.....:D
    sorry for the delay
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