RIDE FOR PEACE Adventure : One Man - One Bike - One Planet

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by KUDABESI, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    Thanks freefall109

    Petra photo taken in March 2007

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  2. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    ALGERIA

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    In 2006, some region in Algeria still unsafe.
    Rebels sniper occupied the hills
    Algerian Special Motorcycle Police (Gendarmerie),
    showed their Solidarity as a Rider
    and provide me free escort.
    Others Gendarmerie followed by Jeep
    They took this snapshot for me
    Thanks a lot for their kinds support...

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  3. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    ALGERIAN SPECIAL POLICE
    (GENDARMERIE)



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    Thanks for your kinds support
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  4. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    MARROCO

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    CASABLANCA

    I fell in love with you watching Casablanca
    Back row of the drive in show in the flickering light
    Popcorn and cokes beneath the stars became champagne and caviar
    Making love on a long hot summers night

    I thought you fell in love with me watching Casablance
    Holding hands 'neath the paddle fans in Rick's Candle lit cafe
    Hiding in the shadows from the spies. Moroccan moonlight in your eyes
    Making magic at the movies in my old chevrolet

    Oh! A kiss is still a kiss in Casablanca
    But a kiss is not a kiss without your sigh
    Please come back to me in Casablanca
    I love you more and more each day as time goes by

    I guess there're many broken hearts in Casablanca
    You know I've never really been there. so, I don't know
    I guess our love story will never be seen on the big wide silver screen
    But it hurt just as bad when I had to watch you go

    Oh! A kiss is still a kiss in Casablanca
    But a kiss is not a kiss without your sigh
    Please come back to me in Casablanca
    I love you more and more each day as time goes by
    Oh! A kiss is still a kiss in Casablanca
    But a kiss is not a kiss without your sigh

    Please come back to me in Casablanca
    I love you more and more each day as time goes by
    I love you more and more each day as time goes by

    old timer song lyrics
    Singer : Bertie Higgins
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  5. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    MARROCO

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    MARRAKECH

    is the most important
    of the four former imperial cities
    in the history of Morocco.
    Inhabited by Berber farmers from Neolithic times,
    the city was founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar,
    chieftain and cousin of Yusuf ibn Tashfin.
    Led by the Almoravids,
    many mosques including the Koutoubia Mosque and madrasas (Koranic schools)
    were built here during the 12th century with Andalusian influence.
    The red walls of the city,
    built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122-1123,
    and various buildings constructed during this period
    have given the city the nickname of
    the "Red City" or "Ochre City"
    because of the red sandstone used (wikipedia)
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  6. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    MARROCO

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    OUARZAZATE
    The Door of the Desert

    is a noted film-making location
    Films such as
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    The Living Daylights (1987)
    The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
    Kundun (1997)
    Legionnaire (1998)
    The Mummy (1999)
    Gladiator (2000)
    Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
    Hanna (2011)
    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
    were shot here.

    Building in the picture
    is one of big studio
    made by paper
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  7. Rutsref

    Rutsref Been here awhile

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    Hi Kudabesi,
    As you get closer to the West Coast and California, let us know, I'm sure the inmates can give you many suggestions for camping and sightseeing. Some are seasonal, PM me or post as you get closer, like within 15-30 days out. You'll have lots of brothers here..
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  8. Haroon

    Haroon RIDE for PASSION

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    Great to see you here on Advrider KUDABESI.

    We had met during your ride thru Saudi Arabia at the BMW shop in Jeddah when the dealer arranged a small gathering and you had mentioned how you were doing the trip in different legs etc. Just attaching a pic (sorry for pic quality!) to refresh your memory. I am the third person from the left in the BMW T-shirt.

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    Ride safe and eager to hear & see more of your epic trip

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  9. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    Hi Rutsref,
    Thanks for your information.
    Will noted
    My regards to all brothers in West Coast and California

    Cheers !!! ​


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  10. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    Hi Haroon,
    Glad to met you here
    Long time not see
    I've a great time there
    Regards to all brothers

    Greeting from Vancouver

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  11. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    SPAIN
    Entering Europe via Tarifa by ferry from Tangier, Marocco

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    GUSTAVO CUERVO
    Spain World Exlorer

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    Host by Madrid BMW Motorrad
    Thanks for all Support and Contribution

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    Club de Motos BMW de EspaƱa
    BMW Motorcycle Club of Spain


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    We had amazing ride from Madrid to Salamanca

    MANY THANKS !!!


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  12. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    PORTUGAL

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    Portugal Motor Rally

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  13. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    HIGH ALTITUDE MOTORABLE ROAD


    Road to Khardhung La

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    KHARDHUNG LA
    is a high mountain pass
    located in Ladakh region of the Indian
    state of Jammu and Kashmir.
    The local pronunciation is
    "Khardong La" or "Khardzong La"

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    Local summit signs claim that its elevation is
    5,606 m (18,380 ft) metres high and that it
    is the world's highest motorable pass.

    But these claims are disputed by
    multiple modern measurements,
    which all agree that its true height is
    much nearer to the 5,359 m (17,582 ft)
    measured using DGPS and imply that
    there are several higher motorable passes.

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    Khardong La
    is historically important as it lies
    on the major caravan route
    from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia.
    About 10,000 horses and camels used
    to take the route annually,
    and a small population of Bactrian camels
    can still be seen at Hunder,
    in the area north of the pass.

    During World War II
    there was an attempt to
    transfer war material to China (wikipedia)


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  15. KUDABESI

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    ROAD TO KHARDHUNG LA

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  16. KUDABESI

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    HIGH ALTITUDE MOTORABLE ROAD
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  17. RoadCapt

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    impressive picts !!! great trip and information :thumb



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  18. KUDABESI

    KUDABESI Been here awhile

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    I'm glad if you like it !!!

    Good Luck and Happy Trail !!!


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  19. KUDABESI

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    HIGH ALTITUDE MOTORABLE ROAD

    SARCHU
    Sir Bhum Chun
    (4290 m)



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    Sarchu
    Sir Bhum Chun

    is a major halt point with tented accommodation
    in the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway,
    on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh
    Jammu and Kashmir in India.

    It is situated between
    Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north
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  20. KUDABESI

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    HIGH ALTITUDE MOTORABLE ROAD

    BARLACHALA
    (BARALACHALA)


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    Baralachala
    means summit with cross roads
    from Spiti, Ladakh, Zanskar and Lahaul meet here
    and in ancient times it was part of a trade route.
    On the North West lies the Bhaga River
    while the Chandra flows South East.
    Near below the Baralacha-la is having
    a beautiful emerald lake the Suraj tal (Sun lake),
    the source of the river Bhaga.



    Legend Folklore

    Folklore states that there were two lovers,
    Chandra being the daughter of the Moon
    and Bhaga the son of the Sun god.
    To perform their eternal marriage,
    they decided to climb to the Bara-lacha-la
    and from there they ran in opposite directions.
    Chandra being active and smart easily,
    found her way and reached Tandi
    after covering the distance of 115 km (71 mi).
    Soon Bhaga was found coming
    with great struggle through the narrow gorges to Tandi,
    where consequently both met and
    the celestial marriage was performed.
    Bhaga covered about 60 km (37 mi) distance,
    which was very difficult (wikipedia)



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