Morocco and beyond 2012

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by macrae85, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Finally underway,it was supposed to be a trip to St Petersburg,Russia,but it's too late
    in the year now,so a trip south was the only option!As some may know about our Argentinian
    debacle which has failed to launch so far due to one of the girls having a bad accident in her
    home New Zealand and i being stuck back home in Scotland after getting my jaw broken at
    the Dentist while extracting a tooth!
    Started the trip by van as i've got a friends car to repair in middle England,so i thought i'd leave
    from a relatives house in Derby,England.Quite glad as the temp. was below 0 C at Shap on the
    M6 the other evening.Was numb to the bone on the first leg from Derby to Reigate in Surrey where
    i was dropping a friend off to buy a van.Currently 2 hours from Bilbao,Spain on the boat which is 2 hours
    behind schedule due to a force 9 gale-the other side of 'Sandy' that hit NY,USA.Corossong's not been too
    bad,bit of motion on the ocean,the stomach stayed down though! :)

  2. ChubbyThumper

    ChubbyThumper Been here awhile

    Aug 12, 2007
    Co.Antrim, N.Ireland
    Have a good trip.will be keeping an eye on this rr
  3. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Aye, to a good start,ran out of fuel,but as luck would have it,there was a Cepsa
    station within view(must happen a lot,a big hole in the chainlink fence!).I knew i was short,but
    i now know there's nothing at the Bilbao Port.Got going,heavy drizzle,and i was driving down a
    tramline,and a didn't see the raised step between it and the road,the front just slid away,2 heavy
    stamps into the tar to keep hold of it.....lesson learn.One of the English guys behind did the exact
    same.....the vision's so difficult! At least i had the foresight to book a hostel from Scotland,the other
    3 couldn't get in.......hopefully find them tomorrow!
    Time to hit the Black Bush(Irish whiskey)! :)
  4. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

    Feb 12, 2007
    The Kingdom of Kent

    Enjoy Morocco!
  5. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

    Nov 28, 2010
    you'll love that country :eek:) gl&hf
  6. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Got lost in Spain today,but think i found the best 'supermoto road' ever,A220 from Ciudad Rodrigo to Bejam
    100km canyon road,and i only saw 2 cars the full distance of it,what a blast.......hardly even on the centre of
    the tyre.Anyone who doesn't understand big single cylinder bikes need to try roads like these,i've got a grin
    from ear to ear!!!
    Should be in Seville tonight,but i'm still about 3 hours north,but having done that today,who cares,these are
    the special biking days,the ones that stick in your mind! It was like a blast through Royal Deeside in Scotland
    but warm.Being Autumn the colours are amazing,as the scenery(a Spanish National Park).
    Had a slow take off this morning,had to do the tourist thing......always wanted a good look at the Guggenheim
    Museum,a weird building......

    ......swear the bike was smiling too,ha ha!
  7. roadruns

    roadruns n00b

    Aug 7, 2011
    Good posts, I'm interested in this adventure, always fancied heading Morocco. Ride safe:clap
  8. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Welcome to the chaos that is Nth Africa.......mental driving has begun.......and i'm just off the boat!
    Small 'typo' from yesterday,it's "Bejar",not "Bejam".......see what happens typing eating dry bread,ha ha!
    Found out roughly where i was last night,Hostal Mirabel,near,yes,you've guessed it.......Mirabel!
    32 Euros for a decent room(with a bath-yee!),steak and chips and a couple of Fanta orange drinks,good
    value,well recommended!
    Mostly uneventful,mostly motorway day apart from a 'bump' from a 4x4 as i stopped to let a lady cross the road at a crossing.
    This idiot was pulling out a parking space looking over his left shoulder not realising i'd stopped(i've only the
    loudest exhaust in Spain fitted,a modified FMF can off a Yamaha WR450!).Some people!!! Straight down to
    Algeciras,ticket,straight onto ferry,no waiting!
    Now 'shacked up' in Ceuta,it was 19.00hrs on arrival,wet,so sleeping quarters was first priority.In at the first
    place i came to,worried about no off street parking for the bike,other than that,this Arabic family couldn't be more
    Couldn't resist,ha ha!
    Bugger bull fighting win.......i'm off home! :p
    Had to get the tourist shot done!
  9. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Finally in Morocco,what a story to tell........
    Awoke Tuesday morning at what i now know was 06.30hrs(phone's wrong-auto change!),heard cars
    outside running through puddles,"wet!",roll over,back to sleep!Finally got going at 10.30hrs,trundle
    through Ceuta in the rain to the Moroccan Border to be met by the Amsterdam - Dakar Rallye,a
    charity event just like the real Paris - Dakar apart from using old,cheap vehicles(late '80's Honda
    Dominators being the weapon of choice in the bike catagory!).Once in Dakar all the vehicles get
    auctioned off,and the monies go to a Gambian childrens charity,a worthy cause!
    Anyway,an hour of faffing around,by the use of the obigitory 'helper',the D16 form and Police chit
    filled out,stamped and on my way(10 Euros lighter to the helper,as i had no change,but he was
    around 70yrs old and he probably doesn't have a pension,so who cares!).I set off following 2 Dutch
    and a Belgian who are on the Rallye and heading to Fes too,and as you can see,i couldn't.I was
    thinking to myself,"What are you doing?",you stick to the coastal roads in fog,and cross the mountains
    later......apart from that,i only had half a tank of fuel and no local currency.So i u-turned 3 miles out of town!

    So,a trip to the supermarket,1 Michelin Map,a currency exchange a 'top up',a spag/bol at Pizza Hut
    (taking it slow on the local food stuff :p ),of we go again on N2 heading towards Chefchaouen and
    straight from the off your realise you are no longer in the affluent West.People living out of a landfill
    site,roads,though the surface aint bad,it oozes slime! In the main uneventful,just getting used to my surroundings
    and being a professional driver,having to keep all your wits about yourself.I'm an expert at reading other
    motorists,but Moroccans can do things you wouldn't even think about-crazy!
    First stop,to get out of the waterproof suit is at Derdara,where the N2 & N13 split.Did i not meet 'Care in
    the Community',a guy who was obviously a few teeth short of a sprocket......"Get me outa here!",trying to
    get my boots out my suit!Once escaped i began to realise how much dope is around here,all these Berber Tribesmen flashing big 'dods' at me,and a signal to ask if i smoke......i aint starting now,let's see how CO/WA,
    USA gets on there! I was looking for the R419 to Ourtzarh but somehow missed it,which was no biggie,as the
    road i was on wasn't great,and the town streets horrendous........1 foot deep holes are commonplace.....mud,
    The Moroccan scenery was coming into its own though,and if you look you'll see a landslip that has went right
    through that people were killed in that,huge rocks!

    I love that colour of the hills near Bab-Berret,that brownie green.......

    As i headed to where the road splits for Fes at Ketama,i'm riding up high on the mountain,lined with
    evergreen tree,spruce probably,i come across an opening,and the sight of the never ending cloud below
    took my breathe away-stunning!

    Even up there,in the middle of nowhere,you are still getting pestered by people,they are hanging about
    everywhere.In Norway in similar circumstances,you can stop and enjoy the silence in such beauty,that
    doesn't happen here,it's full on constantly.I would stop and take far more photos,but it's best to keep
    moving at times!
    Arrive Ketama,into the usual melee that is a Moroccan town,slime,huge holes dirty,harassment,this
    one guy greats me in English.So after a little chat,i turn off the bike,and he invites me in for some
    mint tea.It's movie night in the cafe,stuffed full!He asks where i am heading,"Fes",i say......"You come
    stay with my family tonight,Fes is too far!"(160km,and it's only 17.00hrs,but the sun is getting low!).
    So in the craziest thing i've ever done,i agree.As 7 Arabs pile into a 1980's Mercedes Benz,i start
    to quiz my wisedom...."You follow!",he shouts,as we drive out of town onto a forestry track!Five mile
    later and i'm thinking,"Can my bike and my past moto x experience beat that Merc. outa here?"
    We finally arrive at a small village,i've never been so happy to see a throng of children,it was reassuring
    in a way!(i've seen too many American Redneck,getting lost in the backwoods movies,ha ha!). This is
    real 3rd World living,though there is power,a portable TV which the local female come to watch Arab 'soaps'
    on(woman the same,the World ower!).So after i'm introduced to his wife and 3yr old daughter,i'm far more
    relaxed.Mint tea was duly served,followed by a fish dinner,lovely it was too!
    Then,from nowhere i look up to an outstretched hand,"Fatima"! I'm guessing she was around 13yrs old,
    her father is asking me if i want a Moroccan wife.After a month of Jimmy Savile(an ex-BBC Radio1 DJ who is now dead!) stories that blew up in the press after his things were auctioned off,the Murdoch press empire were using this guy to beat up on the BBC after News Internationals phone hacking scandal,before some greedy Lawyer out there realised there's a 4.3 million GBP estate lying there that should be going to charity,and everyone's in on it now
    .I'm thinking,i'll be getting beheaded,and not from the neck up,ha ha,for getting that suggested to me!Savile seemingly missed a trick!
    Finally get ready for bed,comfy,cannot complain,i awake with Love & Rockets tune "I'm alive" going through
    my head.So it's up out to the sludge,just wanting to get going again,but then we are called to breakfast(something
    i never bother with much at home!).The conversation turns to what this guy does for a living."Oh i farm too!",came the reply after him seeing my phone which has a John Deere tractor and baler on it....."What do do farm?",thinking animals or crops,"I grow plant for hashish!".......bejeezus,not only does he want me to marry his 13yr old daughter,
    he's the poorer Moroccan Pablo Escobar!!!
    Makes you appreciate where you stay!
    That is the 'Freewind' under a cover.Some local kid thought he'd have my GPS cable,not a hope of pulling
    that off my bike!
    So,after thanking everyone,a photo(Fatima hiding relieved she's not be palmed off to some foreign land,ha ha!),
    i finally slithered my way back to the main highway,a 3rd World experience to behold!
    Off to Fes.......
  10. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Finally get out onto the R509,and head back for fuel at Ketama......
    U-turn around and head for Fes,finally heating up,been frozen since i arrived,mainly due
    to elevation!Nice sunny ride,and apart from a guy cutting a corner and a couple of slippy
    wet bits on the road-i stopped to see if i had a soft tyre at one point,uneventful!Arrived in
    Ain-Aicha to see over 200 Mitsubishi & Renault tipper trucks parked up.....i have no idea

    As this photo shows the craziness of Morocco.......people and a HORSE in the rear,and a truck overtaking
    on a 'solid' white line(not to mention a Scotsman getting his camera out his pocket at 40mph :p ).
    Sorry about the quality.......a Go-Pro camera is on my 'wish list'!
    Finally arrive Fes to be accosted by a guy i wish i'd rather not met,best described as a pest.He lied about the
    hotel,but i couldn't have found better,very quite,but expensive(45 Euros per night),and he set up a guide i did not
    want,150DH! Obviously on commision,yet he is looking for me to pay him,yeah right!!!
    Food is excellent,4 course meal was 180DM,not cheap,but i'm on one meal per day,and it's worth paying for!
    Fes city walls!
    Nice to have a day off the bike,this hotel,the Riad Khouloud Guest House,a 300yr old building,within
    ancient Fes is the quietest place so far in Morocco,with free internet,nice to chill out in!
  11. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Well i haven't got far,too much here to see.....3rd day in the same hotel,but as you see,i'm in no rush
    to leave-beautiful place!(the main living hall!).
    Simply astounding place,the amount of crafts around,metal workers,wood workers,weavers,you name it,it's here!

    The leather chemicals used,all natural!
    Headed down to Meknes today........hit the supermarket during prayer time,bliss!
    Didn't think it was worth moving hotel only being around 60km away,so i thought i'd hit the hill roads,and a wee bit offroading!
    Moulay-Idriss built of a rock formation!
    Then i was back to Fes again,time to see the sights without a guide!(didn't want one to start with!).
    Come to the conclusion,the Atlas Mountains will be as far as i'll get this trip,but there's no point in rushing.
    As the bike is getting left in Denia,Spain,Morocco is only 9hrs away(1hr road,8hrs on a ferry!),so a return
    trip looks likely sometime!
    Having a quiet evening sharing a bottle of 'Black Bus' Irish whiskey with 4 Spaniards at the hotel-keeping it discreet!
    Heading south towards Sefrou tomorrow,no plans,see where it takes me!
  12. mdw403

    mdw403 Mike

    Dec 11, 2009
    East Anglia
    Nice one Mac, enjoying this one :clap
  13. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Better update this and let you know (vaguely) what happened!
    I had to make a run for Spain Saturday due to "diarr-events"........sure you get the picture!
    I'm pretty seriously ill,about to lie down on the floor for the night in Barcelona Airport for a flight home tomorrow.
    "Skitzin' " badly since last Friday,the "Curse of Ronald" of all things!The only thing i had to eat was a McChicken
    sandwich,and went crook as the Aussies say very soon afterwards.Be enjoying the local scran,not a problem,
    and on my way in from Meknes i happened to spot the Golden Arches.........the pain that night!!!
    Arrived Denia,Spain at a mates place 2pm Sunday,shaking,didn't get any drugs until Monday,and like Elvis,i thought
    my days were numbered on the throne.
    As there's a General Strike today,i've had to ride up here for this flight(no public transport),and strangely enough,
    sitting on a big thumper seems to stop the 'contractions'.My urines orange,though drinking constantly,the fluids are flowing through me.........straight to hospital on arrival in the UK!
    What i've been trying to avoid in the 3rd World came courtesy of the Western one,the irony!
    The boat to Almeria had to be the worst i've experience,pish,puke and shit on the floors,and i'm fragile already!
    So an experience that was going so well,finishing quickly with a bad ending,not only this,but that aforementioned
    Dickhead was awaiting my departure demanding money for his "services".Apart from showing where that nice old
    hotel was.......worth a 5 Euro tip,but it should be the hotel,parking,guide(that i said twice i did not want!) that should
    be paying him commision.So as the bike was loaded,i passed him 150DH(15 Euro) as something as a goodwill gesture
    only for him to start ranting and eventually throw it on the floor.I thought,"F*ck it!",i'm on a 650cc,you've got a 50cc,and
    just rode off without looking back,a sad parting for the hotel staff who came out to see me off,though i think one of them was in cahouts with this guy!
    All i'll say,is approaching the Medina of Fes from the north,avoid a guy in usually wearing green anorak riding a 1980's Suzuki AP50!(no tail lamp on it!).
    I'll upload more photos and reports later,once sorted out.......Adios!
  14. Stuffyyff

    Stuffyyff Adventurer

    Oct 6, 2010
    Nové Město
    Love Morocco. Carthage was great. Looking forward to the rest of your RR.
  15. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Well,that came to an abrupt end........
    Currently back in England recovering at a cousins after a week from hell!
    I got back to my friends in Denia,Spain around 2PM Sunday,shaking,partly from cold,mostly from food poisoning.
    Got everything 'hooked up'(it's a holiday villa),and straight into a hot bath as my core was way to cold.Being a
    Sunday,i'd to wait until Monday for medicine,so it was heater on,and straight to bed.Well,i was out of bed at least
    once an hour with the 'runs'.For the best part of a week i've been pissin' through my ass,not holding fluids at all!
    One thing i've learned living in the Arizona desert is about watching the colour of your urine,an indicator on body
    hydration.I was onto level orange,and even through i was drinking plenty,i was really needing on a drip!
    Monday.Down town to a chemist,got the essentials,started popping pills and drinking some sort of recuperation
    cola they gave me.Rain had now come on,for what was to be torrential for the next 48hrs,but being stuck in bed
    it didn't matter.
    Wednesday.Time to be the bike into the villa and travel to Barcelona for Thursdays flight.Thought i'd better say hello
    to the elderly Dutch neighbours,only to be told Spain was shut down on General Strike! So there was no way of getting
    north,so taking the bike was the only option(i noted during a major strike,i swines on the peage toll booths dont walk out,
    typical......FORTY FUCKING EUROS between Valencia and Barcelona,more than the total cost of off!!!!
    So,now at a city where a riot is happening,no toilet cleaners at work,equals no toilet rolls,so i camp out at a McDonalds
    at a mall until late,then back to the terminal.Find a safe(ish) place to leave my bike,strip it down(all the stealable stuff!),undo
    the battery and head in to sleep on the terminal floor for the night.Seemingly you are not allowed to sleep there,but after having an argument with a complete prick of a security guard,he walked away and left me.The country in in lock down,riots
    in the city centre,what are you supposed to do?(the airport is well guarded!).Anyway,4AM,this prick arrived back only to kick me in the ribs to wake me up.......i've never come as close to seriously assaulting someone!There was no need,Easyjet
    doesn't open until 6AM,and my flight wasn't until 11.30AM! Some people really are in the wrong job,and Spain running at 25%
    unemployment,that guy is needing fired,there will be plenty takers for his job!
    Half eleven came and went,plane delayed due to French industrial action(this is why all these countries are going bust,controlled by a bunch of Socialist arseholes!).Eventually land in Luton,England for to discover the final insult,Easyjet
    had left my luggage in Spain.I wasn't even angry,i sort of guessed it would happen,i was even joking with the cute little Spanish Vet i was talking to.As Easyjet offer 25GBP a day for "essentuals",i though,i going to rip the piss right out of this
    new underwear,razor blades,socks,bath towel.......bought 50 Quids worth of stuff.......the receipts are on the way to them!
    So,who can explain how a week can so well,only to be followed by the 'week from Hell'!Certainly made me think about my Argentina trip a lot more.
    Aprt from a run down of everything,that this trip over for now,but as it was "Morocco and Beyond",the next stage will be
    updated when it happens,i'll post it when it does.
    To be continued............
    Even though seriously ill,and trying to get back to the ferry to Spain from Melilla,i still had to stop and take in this great road,the road straight north from Taza(mislaid my map for the road #).
  16. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

    Sep 26, 2008
    vancouver bc
    Thanks. Great photos. Great adventure.
  17. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    With 'Adventure' biking being the current trend,with everyone getting in on the act no matter what their product,
    thought i'd give you a run down on all the kit/equipment.


    Suzuki XF650 Freewind.
    Great bike for the job at hand.Was bought with 10.000mls,and at various ones starting around 600GBP($1000US),
    i just dont see the point of buying something over flash.I'd rather buy a bike like that,get it in the workshop and strip
    it and spend the cash on the right bits!Just looking at the new 2013 KTM 1190 today,i was thinking how much more than
    the retail price of 13.095GBP for the 'R',by time it's "Africa ready",i'll bet it's a couple of thousand more,more than my
    TOTAL outlay!As the overland German touring company boss i was speaking to on the ferry leaving,where one of his
    clients had to be airlifted out after crashing,said,"Anyone can go out and buy a BMW GS1150/1200,but can they ride it?".
    Yes,a twin(or triple,if light enough),would be best for the long haul to such places,personally i'd like to see KTM or preferably a Yamaha 800cc Tenere,the 1200 just being too big!
    You've got the BMW GS800,with it's 'faulty' engine,which is probably OK as a 'western World' bike,but in low octane 3rd
    World fuels,it just cannot be trusted.Then there's your Triumph Tiger 800cc with it's accountant designed chassis,which i've taken plenty abuse on here over,but even my local dealer is telling me what i said about 'writing off' frames on even a 'stand fall'!
    Back to the weapon at hand.100% reliable,perfect handling(i jacked up the standard rear suspension using German 'dog bones' to sharpen the steering),with only 1 real moment up in the Rif Mountains,where i got caught out on a wet right hander
    and couldn't get it laid over quick enough........luckily nothing was coming the other way,and i just let it cross the centre line
    once i knew it was clear!
    With a 18.5 litre tank capacity,150 miles is safely obtainable,so that's an average 40+mpg.With the main jet cycle starting @
    5000RPM,into the 60's could easily be obtained by keeping the revs down.As i tend to take mountain back roads,there's a lot
    of shifting/braking,squirt and go!
    Screen height (MRA screen),was spot on,while on the motorway at average 70mph,the Garmin Nuvi 1240 from my car didnt
    get wet in torrential rain,a great investment!
    The only niggle i had,was not extending the side stand to match the 'jacked' suspension,but on saying that,due to the soft ground,most of the time it would have been useless-pissed off ferry workers though,they like sides stands.A must fit for my American DR650,a centre stand!
    What else? Scottoiler.Once sorted with a piece of wire up the sprocket end,it worked great until it was empty,only to find out i didnt get the refill nozzle with the new carton of oil,so the last 500 mile was manual oiling.Another must fit for the Argentinian bike,though the 'touring tank' maybe better!
    Loud,open exhaust is a must for Morocco,by the time you think to look for the horn,you've been hit.Give a Moroccan an inch,he'll take it,a quick rev,loud noise,is enough to warn most!
    Better brakes was my biggest want,i never did get my 320mm convertion finished and only a brained steel line was the only upgrade.
    Tyres! No such thing as the perfect tyre for such a need around 3 sets,roads for the twisties,the ones fitted,Continentals,and a set of knobblies.19" perfect front,maybe in the future,i'll fit a wider rear rim,a 4.25",and fit GS1150
    Suspension.OK i suppose.I'm only around 80kg,with 15kg of luggage,so nothing's getting over worked........not like Ewan & Charlies overloaded horses!
    Handguard(which came on the bike) were a must,about zero degrees C leaving Eangland.......kept gloves dry too!
    Fuel guage........a great feature on a Freewind.
    Speed switch........also good feature,for switches from MPH to KPH!'s getting modded in the future,from stepped to flat,the step was causing a sore tailbone after 2 hrs!
    Overall.......the perfect bike for such a trip.So if you're from overseas,planning things around Europe/Scandinavia or Nth Africa and on a budget,you wont go wrong,old technology,will run on anything(note how KTM has realised this,by dropping their compression ratios.........maybe BMW will do similar with their GS800,hmmnnn!).
    Would go as far as to say,owning both,it's a better bike than it's sister the Suzuki DR650SET!
  18. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    Conclusion 2


    Starting at the top......

    Arai Tour X 3........Simply the best,light and complaints!

    Weise thermal hood.........took it off after 20 miles,was giving me a headache,the stitching on the temple was 'pressing' into my forehead too much.........maybe wearable after my new Arai settles in.......will see
    MSA sunglasses.......mine safety glasses,with sortened legs to slide in and out helmet.These cost around $20NZD,perfect vision,and could probably withstand a .22 bullet.I've run over a pair with my car and were still wearable!Available in all colour of lenses,Artic Gold are my ones.......haven't found better to date!

    Halvarrsons base layer........get itchy when hot,other than that,cant complain!

    Caterpiller longsleeved t'shirt and under the same........light,layered to keep more heat!

    Belstaff 'Adventure' jacket........great for hot places,only keeps light rain out,tends to let in around the mid rif,water off fuel tank!Plenty deep pockets,fitted with Camelbak type water tank that i've never used.Lots of vents for the heat,not much armour though!

    Gloves!.....2 pair,1 leather,Biko,1 unknown........both crap.My usual Triumph ones are in the USA,was wanting their Adventure glove,but left before i got a pair!

    Hein Gericke trousers.........ideal for summer,too vented for this trip,Central American ideal,but not cold damp high mountains!

    Skins base lycra ladies tights.......only made the trousers wearable,be too cold otherwise.........a good investment!

    Cat socks..........em,socks!

    Falco Adventure boots.........excellent value(100GBP),dry feet all the way,even in 500km stints.I noted in the Long Way Down the boys got wet feet due to poor planning.Had rubber overboots with me,never needed to use them!

    Triumph Waterproof longer available new,took me 6 months bidding on eBay to replace my original one which got i've ever owned,why i replaced it with the same!

    Wish list.........a heated vest,and knee covers(if anything exists).Starting to get knee trouble,especially when cold.A black visor,more for looks than anything else.......privacy,ha ha!
  19. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

    Sep 28, 2010
    New Zealand,Scotland,Arizona USA.
    I couldn't write this earlier due to security reasons concerning my bike.
    I left it outside T2 at Barcelona Airport for 5 weeks,perfectly safe and untouched,
    though i would recommended T1 if were for a few months or more,there must be
    over 200 bikes there,nobody would notice if it were under a cover!
    Spain is far nicer this month than last.Xmas eve and it's 23C,just nice for biking,
    i may go up the backwoods of Denia(on the east coast) before flying home on the
    Well,that brings this to a close,and the year for that.By leaving the Suzuki here,it'll
    give me the option to go back and 'finish' Morocco,or get it on a ferry to Italy/Greece/
    Turkey,wherever......not unless someone wants to make me an offer for it,ha ha,a
    12.000ml XF650! :)
    Have a great festive time folks,and all the best for 2013.........happy planning/travels!