Raid de L'amitie 2011

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Gustavo.Ramos, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    My first raid de L'Amitie...
    some thoughts

    Day 1 (actually it's two days) : 21/22 April : Lisbon - Agadir

    12 30 time to leave, our forecast was: 10 00
    Straight to Allgarve
    Spanish guy screaming in the freeway... looks like the 650X seat was about to take off
    Arrive in Tarifa at 20 30. Ferry at 21 00.
    Lots of rain, average mileage 17 litres / 100 km, or something like 14 mpg
    adios Tarifa

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    Shaking Ferry
    seasickness... for some people!
    Balance session in the deck at top speed

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    And now in video

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    Arrive in Tanger
    Customs, usual morocan mess
    Rain
    wind
    cold
    temperature 9 degrees, 8 degrees, 7 degress
    Is this Morocco or Central Europe!?
    Rain
    Barbra Streisand
    0:00 on our way to Marrakech

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    Sleeping beauties

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    Arrive in Marrakech
    Hotel full
    No cars in parking lot
    another hotel
    full
    Gendarmerie (that stands for local police)
    hotel full of cars
    rooms available
    it's 06:45, are we going to sleep what, 5 minutes?
    Free wifi = facebook for some
    leave car, luggage in taxi, heading to Agadir

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    tech stop for leaking body fluids
    Agadir ahead

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    Piscine

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    Sleeping already?
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    Dinner,
    a few drinks around

    to be continued...
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  2. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Day 2 : 23 de April : Agadir - Agadir

    Wake up
    tech check
    some new rubber (or not)

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    This looks serious sh.t

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    Interesting solution

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    Looks like some of our friends are resisting to leave Marrakech, already turned back 2 times
    Get the roadbooks
    check roadbooks by the pool
    first briefing... french.. ohoh
    Dinner
    another run around Agadir by night

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    Starts tomorrow!

    Continues..
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  3. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Day 3 : 24th April : Agadir - Aoreora

    Wake up!
    stuff everything
    reinforced breakfast
    last minute checks
    lots of running bikes already
    Portuguese team is the last to leave
    Controle de Depart!

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    A taste of sand for starters

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    Lunch!

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    Check Point
    Plage Blanche!
    Been there before, but the beach combined with low tide looked like a virgin, so smooth.. this time 150 guys had already gone through it, she ain't virgin at all...


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    Yeah, it fell down...

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    Control de arrive
    on the right ther was the beggining of next day's stage, a nice sandy climb!
    unload luggage and get ready to set camp
    gotta love these 2 second tents


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    you're doing it wrong, water is in the camelback

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    There's a beer machine!
    20 dirhmas each... almost 2 euro or 2,6 usd, not bad considering its he middle of nowhere
    Another french briefing... someone please translate it...
    Special drink offered by Yamaha truck
    some dune climbing

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    Perspectives

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    Desert IS cold!

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    Some late night stories, time to sleep, 2nd stage is a few minutes away

    Continues..
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  4. Flood

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  5. AfricaWim

    AfricaWim Been here awhile

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    Olmer Been here awhile

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  7. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Day 4 : 25th April : Aoreora - Smara

    alarm didn't ring....

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    crappy cell phone..
    wake in a rush, as a result of sleeping in a rush
    pack things up
    quick breakfast
    throw sand at everybody trying to reach control de depart
    line up at control de depart

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    Go!!!

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    fairly easy sandy climb
    not so fairly easy after 100 guys (and gals) gone through it
    First kms of... rock

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    (we're a bit lost ain't we!?)
    Small navigational error, corrected at next waypoint, a military outpost composed by a tent and 3 soldiers extremely bored as a college girl at a nun's party.
    Lunch in TanTan
    "that camel was this big!"

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    Got a bit of mud when crossing a small water stream... bigger challenge than expected!

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    Great tracks!

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    My friend Andre decided to test HP2's crash resistance
    quite good results indeed (no pic)

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    what can we say about these landscapes....

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    (Yes, roadbook was incorrectly assembled... rushing things causes this, didn't got lost...too many times)
    Another great view at the landscape

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    It's not just another dirt track, rock or sand, it is a constant flow of landscapes, places, spots, holes, that demand for our attention, like a constant feeling something is pulling us onto something special, for a photograph, not one, two, three, too many, or simply hit the ground due to the total absence of concentration in driving when staring at these places.

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    Some fast tracks

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    Impossible to go slow
    that 950 is always eager to go faster
    heavy military base
    small stop to help a french guy on a quad... he helped in the first stage when i had a puncture... gotta be there for the others too
    on track again
    More fast tracks

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    Open desert

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    "did you see the guy back there??"
    "what guy? (obviously not)"
    "filming back there, i went straight at him, full gas, and at about 10 meter did a heavy left turn sliding like crazy, unfortunatly i think i threw a ton of dust at him... :D"
    "really? i wanna be part of that film too"
    Another 12 kms untill end of stage

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    Arriving at Smara
    Wash that early morning crossing mud

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    Some even had extra foam... don't know what for, they seemed not realising there would be a 500 km stage next morning....
    Arrive at bivouac

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    Yes, 108, that's me!

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    Skinny nurse, too skinny, too white, half french saying Andre had a broken shoulder, yeah bmw gear is resistant, but Andre was not as much as BMW
    well, nothing was broken afterall
    she was just looking for some quality time with him, providing special care
    gear out, get tent: 2 seconds, done
    All those rocks and the horrifying sight of repairing a puncture on my 950 while baking at the desert sun contributed to my decision to get a bib mousse at the front wheel

    Robert, how long?: 1 heur (1 hour)
    quick shower (cold....) but it felt great
    Robert: ½ heur (half an hour)
    Briefing... again french... wasn't expecting anything different
    Control de depart opens at 06:30 .... ouch!:huh
    100 kms liaison
    wake up expected to be at 4:30 :huh
    get some fresh clothes
    assemble next stage's roadbook
    Robert: ¼ hour
    At this pace I think i'll have the front wheel ready by 7 am....
    Dinner
    Vegetable soup, when we're tired, it tastes even better
    chicken... a rare sight in Morocco
    Fruit
    Robert, where's my wheel?????????
    C'est fini!
    assemble wheel
    assemble roadbook
    final checks
    "Andre, you're coming with us tomorrow?"
    "It depends on how i feel when i wake up"
    "wake up is in 3,5 hours"
    "Get that bike ready for the possibility of you defenetly wanting to do the stage."
    Good night!!
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  8. GB

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    Superb! :thumb Thanks for taking us along :lurk
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  9. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Day 5 : 26th April : Smara - Icht

    Alarm was set up for 04:30
    didn't rang...
    Lucky was i because i woke up earlyer

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    Next stage was 400 kms plus a liaison of 100kms
    It's still dark
    All we can see is a bunch of bright white lights going back and forth, packing things up
    Get all the luggage to the truck
    Breakfast, 05:00
    No coffee... for some, the raid almost ended right there
    Morocan pancake
    bread & Tea
    Sandwichs for the long day ahead,
    Giant dishes of fries (!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?)
    And they are cold!?!?!?
    Wha was the morocan that cut all those fries and noone eat them?
    Fire up!
    still dark... and cold.

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    Very cold
    arrive at control de depart
    it's dawn

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    Final road book setup
    Many already on their way

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    In horizon, traces of dust fade away
    shall we go?
    we go!

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    Huge dry lake
    For some unknown reason i almost hit the single rock that was stuck in the middle of that perfectly plain surface while trying to take a few photographs while riding
    End of the dry lake and smooth surface
    Here comes rock!
    more and more Kms of rock... rock... rock... rock....
    Now i have a bib mousse in the front wheel... who cares about rocks, lets go fastr!
    Really nice fast pace

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    Several stops for the scenery photograph
    Again, kms and kms of dazling landscape
    Somewhere in previous evening briefing Mr. Sinet told there was this area that looked like a really nice track, but it was advisable to go along near the cliffs as the surface would suddenly turn into mud.... the slippery one, good for crahsing and have bikes stuck.

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    Of course we understood and acknowledged the instruction
    No... not really..

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    Andre again...
    i noticed that area was recommeded to be avoided but he couldn't listen to me, when i got close to him, he thought i was pushing, so went faster.... well, the usual!

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    Really slippery!

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    Another dry lake
    breathtaking landscapes
    Desert

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    Desert
    another dry lake
    there's a good spot to take a few photographs
    brake
    brake?
    no rear brake!!!
    stop
    WTF!?!?!?!?!?
    the rear brake fluid reservoir window glass went south...
    Keep going only on front brake
    Fast track

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    Another 10 kms untill there's a road

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    rocks!
    more rocks!
    big rocks!
    surfaced road...
    36 degress
    Now i lost the camelback tube valve... WTF!?!?!?!?!!
    refuel
    let's have luch!
    we're full, let's go
    Whoever didn't arrive at segment 103 by 17:00 would have to go straight to the end of the stage by road
    Segment 103 was the entry point for some kind of special track, usually closed by the military, forbidden, and it was allowed us to ride it
    Special track
    F#CK!!!
    ROCKS!!
    MORE ROCKS!!
    Just shy 50 kms to go...
    rocks... all of it
    Good pace
    real unfriendly place
    weird clutch
    950 Scooter, seems like the clutch isn't engaging..
    After dozens of rocky kms... a f#cked up oued, just for endng surprise
    clutch even weirder
    get out of that oued..
    Control de arrivé
    Nice welcoming comite...
    No, not those bikes... who cares about bikes!? this chick with a great tan, burnette, wearing shorts, tight shirt...

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    Hot bath!
    Morocan scrambled eggs, teat, coke to get some strength, it was a very long day
    truck arrives, lets get some tools and see whats wrong with the 950 clutch
    Little tech session with the 950, some of us helped, some helped to the confusion, all of them participated..
    The main shfat locking nut that secures the clutch basket got loose and starting to push the moving basket, so the clutch wouldn't engage...
    "did you guys used loctite?" (someone asked after i returned from a test drive)
    No...
    let's hope for the best..

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    Clutch repaired

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    rear brake fluid reservoir window repaired too... yes it is a 1 cent or 2 cent coin, then was applied 2 copound past to secure it. Still holding today!

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    Another few repair on the 650X
    pack things up
    Get some sleep, sun comes up in a few minutes... again!
    Continues....
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  10. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Day 6 : 27th April : Icht - Gué Vatanen

    Dawn
    already very hot

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    Let's go!
    Heavy dust going though the air

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    Finding a few friends along the stage, Isabela, Jaime and Andre
    Looks like the BMW is not willing to work correctly
    On of the cylinders is refusing to fire
    Go on one cylinder only for another 20kms till refuel
    Ooops, 2nc cylinder gone too
    Another friend redecorating his 650X bodywork, morocan style scratches

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    Wait for the pick up truck
    Let's continue, he's got water, shade and lots of patience
    Lunch in Tata
    Kefta, like if we never had kefta before in morocco
    The last four wheeler is here
    Get out of here, we are already late (noone can go behind the last jeep, it's like a security that ends the caravan, usually is way behind, but this time we were just taking too much time to lunch!!)
    More great tracks

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    Draw!

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    Checkpoint in the creek


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    Another bite at a small eating place
    Final sprint

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    Arrive at Gué Vatanen
    small river crossing
    Ups, a bit of sand

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    where are they really??
    there, in the water
    Water!

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    "be carefull that thing is deep"
    water in knee level...

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    Some photos
    they were watching us

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    Fresh beer in the middle of nowhere
    Looks like there is JB scotch too, and another one that i can't remember it's name.
    Prepare dinner
    typical portguese food, codfish with grain... this does not sound right, but i can't find another word... it's a vegetable!

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    Wait... wait! we have fireworks!

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    Did anyone noticed there's a truck full of fuel there too!?

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    Happy birthday...

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    Sleep!
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    To be continued...
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  11. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    This is really great. Your selective description creates a growing inspiration and desire of taking part in the rally.
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  12. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Day 7 : 28th April : Gué Vatanen - M'hamid

    No pics, photograph machine ran out of battery
    Wake up before daw (as usual)
    pack things up
    Gasoline? This is a short stage, shy 200 kms
    find some gasoline
    let's go!
    Where is the control de depart?
    Someone dared to get lost before finding the control de depart and got his bike a shit hole
    4 guys to get that thing out
    looks like it's that way! really!?
    Control de Depart
    Fast tracks
    Really fast tracks
    Is that dust from a bike ahead? we gotta catch him!!!!!!!
    Fast tracks
    More dust ahead
    bike dust?
    we have to catch him!!!!
    we have to catch him!!!
    we have to catch him!!!
    we have to catch him!!!
    The 950 Adv is a serious fast machine!
    Faster tracks,
    There's lake Iriki
    Already covered 80 kms of this stage, where gonna arrive quite early today!!
    Ups, that's a bump ahead, ouch can't avoid it, gotta be soft
    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc..........
    (Superman)
    we're through!!
    Auberge in the middle of nowhere
    Getting hot
    Some mint tea to reshen up
    Scranbled eggs, traditional morocan dish
    Severe speculation about the origin of those "eggs"
    Something related to a camel after watching a another camel, this time a female one, in a poster with red lipstick
    fresh coke
    a few other riders get together
    "i think i scratched my bike back there when i fell on some rocks"
    Let's go, still 120 kms to go, it's fast!
    how much for the food and drinks?
    600 dirhams
    WTF?????
    scrambled eggs = 100 Dh
    Morocco isn't what it used to be..
    on the run
    i don't think we're on the right track
    short cut on direct track
    "he passed through those leafs"
    Fuuuuuuuc... camel bush
    sand
    up and down, left turn, right turn, sand sand sand...
    the guy with the scratched bike goes away
    go, go
    having fun in the dunes
    talking in a tree shade with a few other participants
    mild feshfesh
    just a bit of dust
    what is that??
    more dust
    wind
    sand
    flying sand
    sand storm
    where's the track?
    hard to navigate
    noone around
    low visibillty
    CheckPoint1
    Oued
    the SOB oued
    20 kms of oued
    Not that hard afterall
    Ups there are a few dunes here in the middle
    there a 4x4 stranded over there
    Fuuuuuuuuc...
    into the sand
    sand bath taking the 950 out
    end of the oued
    More fesh fesh
    hot
    fuel reserve light on
    WTF? 160 kms with 18 litres?
    Did i fill her up?
    shity morocan gasoline, that was water
    CheckPoint 2
    A few friends arrive
    only 25 kms to go
    let's go
    i'm going slower as i'm out of fuel
    10kms of fesh fesh
    "this isn't as hard as they said it would be"
    another sand storm
    no, that was a mild breeze with a few bits of sand
    what followed was...
    Sand storm
    Sand storm
    Sand storm
    Sand storm
    Sand storm
    Sand storm
    Sand storm
    Sand storm
    Sand storm
    Sand storm
    zero visibility
    15 kms of this
    "like hell this ain't difficult...fuc........"
    road, asphalted road!
    a few friends dringking coke mixed with sand by the road
    find the hotel
    better find the control de arrive before doing that
    control de arrive
    let's head for the hotel
    Poooooolll!!!!!!!!!!
    No words to describe
    spannish Tortilha
    ice cold soda
    pool fresh water
    Sund...without sand going through the airl
    relax
    wait for the luggage truck to arrive
    "we have a few scratches on my bike that we need to polish"
    Garage Dakar
    Disassemble
    broekn scratch, bent scratch, rotated scratch, etc......
    hamer here, hamer there
    assemble everything
    doesn't look too bad....
    good as new......LOL
    23:30
    pay? you guys did nothing... we did all the work... morocco isn't the same anymore...
    back to the hotel.
    Dinner past mid night
    tomorrow Control de Depart opens at 7:30 some 40 kms away...
    fuuuuuuc.........
    Good night!

    it continues..
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  13. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Day 8 : 29th April : M'hamid / Zagora

    Wake up!
    Where's the rest of them?
    It's later than expected, no more breakfast
    let's go

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    Gasoline?
    only some 30 kms ahead
    No way, the 950 is beyond fuel reserve...
    let's find some black market gasoline
    Welcome to the yellow world
    5 litres of unleaded please

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    30 kms liaison
    fuel station., fill up
    another 8 kms liaison
    Control de depart


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    "today noone breaks anything ok? i wanna arrive early and slep some 12 hours"
    fast tracks

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    really fast tracks
    even faster tracks, the kind with high probability of taking off, crash and burn
    rocks

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    first signs of sand storm

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    One MT21 for the 950 breakfast

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    Memories

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    dry lake.. another one

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    another sand storm approaching
    we can see an area filled with water

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    smooth surface
    Ups... it's slippery
    what was that?
    mud?
    looks like this ain't so dry at all
    brake... that's water
    Brrrrruoooommmm..... swosh! water! 2 fellas gone for a swim
    Allez Allez...
    looks like i can't stop, there's a 4x4 already rushing to help them
    go around the lake
    sand storm

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    track?
    where's the track?

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    very faint track signs?
    ups.. a tree

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    that tree passed just a bit too close
    small dunes
    near zero visibility
    stop

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    turn off the engine
    deafning silence of wind and sand

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    more sand
    no tracks in sight
    near zero visibility
    trust in GPS for navigation
    stop again
    impossible to go on
    zero visibility
    the wind has stopped and the sand dropped for a few seconds, enough to watch the landscape
    strangely unfriendly but at the same time confortable, noone is around, we can see only a few rocks and sand that insist on motioning through the air, changing the visibility, surface, the track that we can't see anymore, or if even it exists and everything else around.... ..
    noone around
    there's a constant mutation
    i can hear an engine
    is it?
    it is vanishing
    is gone
    this one passed really close
    but where?
    simply didn't see it
    keep going
    what a strange inebriant loneliness feeling
    more sand
    starting to descend
    phantasmagoric valley
    in a minute we can see a few meters ahead and then suddenly another sand cloud apears and we see nothing, and the the wind stops and the sand fells on the ground
    and then like a tornado, wind and sand arises again
    strange clutch feeling
    Scooter 950
    when reducing gears, the revs go to 2k and stay there, there's no engine brake
    here?
    not here
    yes...
    it stopped
    shifting gears won't do anything, there's no connection between clutch friction plates
    that's my bike in the track 10 meters away...

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    what now?
    cell phone coverage?
    None
    time: 12:30
    this is a strange situation, you know you are on the right path and someone will pass through you, but still it's the middle of the desert
    (...)
    i can hear engines, bikes passing by
    but where?
    left or right?
    the heavy wind and sand make it very hard to identify directions
    is the track here?
    roadbook says so, gps confrms the location
    a 4x4
    where's he going?
    couldn't see me?
    how come he couldn't see me?
    looks like a few bikes are heading this way?
    more sand through the air
    it looks like..
    i know these
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    i'm here guys
    (....)
    ohoh?
    they've passed 10 meters away from my bike
    it's very hard to see anything else when you're through a sand storm and concentrated on riding and navigation
    another 4x4
    this ain't with the raid
    Moroccans
    "Who are you? What are you doing here? where are you going?
    "we can't help you, we're heading to Algeria"
    "do you need food and water?"
    Bonne chance
    More distant sounds
    the wind is playing tricks with the sound
    it sounds like engines running
    but where?
    will they see me?
    a 4x4
    "we can't stay here, we'll advise at the next checkpoint that you are here."
    that feels better...
    More sounds
    it's just the wind
    a nomad coming out of the desert
    there's at least 2 guys that know my position
    Nomad continues

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    watch around
    visibility is constantly changing
    still can hear engines far away
    Is it engines or the wind?
    increasing wind
    check food, water and find some shelter
    getting warmer
    hot air coming in and out
    sand is everywhere, like if wind become thick
    get some rest
    no more bike passing by
    strange new friend around

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    There's life after all in the desert
    more than we can expect
    get some sleep
    (...)
    (horn)
    where did that come from?
    everything is covered with sand
    eyes
    nose
    pockets
    fingers
    Etc..
    what time is it?
    17.00
    look around
    visbility has increased
    still loking around, that horn sound wasn't my imagination
    another wind prank or my imagination?
    that's a white 4x4!
    Amancio
    load the 950 in the pick up
    get going
    rythm is just too slow
    Check Point
    changining vehicles

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    Dunes

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    now rocks
    just to shaken things up

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    dusk

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    Arrive at Zagora
    Hotel

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    nagging morocan guy thinking he is a mechanic
    room
    shower
    dinner
    dinner music
    night shift on repairs
    sleep at last!
    no, not really.
    get the next stage roadbook ready

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    a brand new bib mousse, ready for another 10.000 kms on a 90kg 2 smoker

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    worn out rear tyre
    changing tyre
    change mousse
    head back to the hotel..
    more sand here?
    02:50
    sleep... in a rush

    Unique experience…
    what a stage…

    to be continued...
    #13
  14. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    918
    Location:
    Barcelona
    Phantastic.

    I like the way you write with short feelings and thinkings.

    Obrigado :clap
    #14
  15. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    979
    Location:
    Accross the pond
    Day 9 : 30th April : Zagora / Ouarzazate

    Wake up!
    Already?
    pack luggage to transport truck

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    Final morning checks, all gear on, head for control de depart
    get some fuel
    Ok, now we're heading to control de depart

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    Where is Romero??
    He left early and still did not arrive...
    oh yes, his GPS is dead, the roadbook is broken..
    There he comes, looks like he didn't got (too) lost
    Bonne route
    strange Zing Zing sound..
    oh... it's just a loose brake caliper...
    here we go again...
    rocks

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    Fast tracks

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    some rocky climbs
    death valley

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    going up
    going down

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    going up again

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    more rocks
    still going up
    great view

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    rocks rocks rocks
    despite the huge quantities of rocks, the landscape was trully amazing

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    Still going up

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    We crossed a caravan of very colorfull Citroen 2CV going down the track, quite interesting spirit to do that in 4 wheels
    Scrambled eggs and mint tea at the top of the world

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    The track continues, near the clouds

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    Now going down
    some Zig zag

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    Locals

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    rain, yes or no??
    that would be quite welcome to avoid all that dust in the air

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    checkpoint

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    landscape was truly...............

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    My photograph machine was boiling
    Someplaces were just impossible to let by without taking that image forever

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    Ups.... almost
    fatigue... body is getting beaten
    Another Oued

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    Almost...
    almost...
    i'm gone...
    gone... almost..
    somehow managed to not falling one single time
    someone threw a rock at me
    fu#king kids...
    rain on the left... am i going to overpass it?
    yes!

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    It was quite farther than expected
    Ouarzazate!
    Control de Arrive
    Hotel Oscar
    There are some cinema studios around, thus the name...
    hotel room(?)
    Bath... icy one
    Dinner at Seven Years in Tibet stage.... this time was Seven Stage in L'Amitie Raid

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    F16.. cheap imitation

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    Fooling around

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    Hey, shut that thing OFF!

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    Studio where the whole Raide de L'Amitie was filmed.... (nothing of this really happened)

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    Good night sleep!
    (No repairs tonight)
    .
    .
    To be continued....
    #15
  16. jonnykilo

    jonnykilo Traveller

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    205
    Location:
    East Coast Canada
    Great photos and prose. Really enjoyed the RR!
    #16
  17. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    532
    Location:
    Almeria - Bilbao
    Very nice report!!:freaky
    #17
  18. LuisLourenco

    LuisLourenco Blue orange

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2004
    Oddometer:
    294
    Location:
    Carcavelos, Portugal
    Great report :thumb

    Next year I'll be there for the 6th time in a row:freaky
    #18
  19. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    979
    Location:
    Accross the pond
    Let's see if i can be there too! :1drink
    #19
  20. Baller

    Baller Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Oddometer:
    10
    Thanks for the pictures and report. I was there 1994 and 1998...and i will be back in 2013 !

    This year it´s not possible...

    :D
    #20