Traces of Kimangao : An HP2 in France, Spain and Italy

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  1. kktos

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    This ride report should have been a real ride report. It should have another title like " A European Wine Encounter ".
    But this one is postponed.
    So a german guy just showed up in my area to say Hi.
    Guy is in holidays. For a quite interesting journey.
    He arrived in Arles (South Of France) friday eve. we rode to La Grande Motte, where I live. Found a hotel and went to a little restaurant.

    And this is when I learned what was the meaning of his holidays.....
    taking shots, pictures.....
    And to be able to capture some beauty, this bloody german needs to be on location at 6 o'clock in the morning !
    :D
    lucky me.:wink:

    Did I tell you the name of this bloody German ?
    No ?
    you probably know already the guy. nickname's Kimangao. rings a bell ?

    So here we are, around 6 o'clock, saturday morning, on a kinda desert spot.
    Frozen, not yet awaken, with a light but chilly wind, taking pictures.
    As it's unbelievable, I took the liberty to take some pictures of the event !

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    See ? the guy's working.
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    traces of kimangao.
    but he's nowhere to be seen.

    Dirk was running everywhere to find a good spot for the perfect picture.

    The funny thing here with the traces is that I was not allowed to go anywhere !
    Why ?
    Because of the footsteps !
    For the perfect picture the sand should be like a virgin, touched for the very 1st time.....:wink:
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    Eh ? but where is he?
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    Ah ! found him. back on his bike.
    yeah, yeah.
    we're frozen, tired, without any breakfast and the guy is showing off !
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    See ? How this impudent german is looking down at me !
    :D
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    At least, the guy is workin'
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    But not only !
    I was with my heavy GS with tourance.
    He was with his super light HP2 with karoo.....
    I'm a full noob on the sand.
    He's quite confident on it.
    So he kept showing off...... bloody G !
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    then again, the guy's was running everywhere !
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    madness !

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    weird shot ?!?

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    but what on earth the guy is doing here ?!?

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    okay, he's gone again.

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    where is he ?
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    After some time....
    and some struggle with the GS to be off the sand :D
    He was okay for a coffee. ah !

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    then, hop..... back to work ! :huh

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    guy's a lunatic !

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    crazy

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    eh, where is he again ?

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    Ah. again, the almighty tripod

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    Eh, but what's he doing on the other side ?
    He wanted to be on the picture. And I've been trapped ! I was a human remote controller for his camera ! Do you believe it !
    How dared he ?!
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    he's gone again.

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    kimangao's eye. spooky.

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    ah, he's back.
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    So I was thinking, it's nearly noon. okay. finish. end. let's have lunch.
    naaaaaaaaa.
    He needed a high place for some pictures.
    ok.
    let's go.
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    After that, I was allowed to have something to eat. a quick nap was allowed too.
    But around 6pm, back on the bikes. let's go to Aigues Mortes for pictures

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    On the road, I had to give him a lesson so I was always in front and he tried to pass me. impossible. I'm so good he couldnt.
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    Ah ! bloody german !
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    Ah ! better :D
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    Eh, what's wrong ? stop, here ? why ? flat tyre ?
    pictures he said ! doh.....

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    but where's he again ?

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    eh, nice bike.... oops, it's mine :D

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    eh, what kind of shot is it ? it's useless my friend. :huh. eh, I guess I can play with my camera too :D

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    trying to capture the colours.... without any luck. eh, I'm a noob, so be gentle.
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    Did I tell you the guy is mad ?
    wished to take a picture of a wall ?!?
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    see this demoniac face !?

    Quite a day !
    Now we have to wait for a real and proper ride report from Kimangao !

    merci pour votre attention.
    /thierry
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    I've been asked where this little nightmare occurred.....:D

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    Beautiful pictures! :freaky I whish I was there at this moment. Oh crap! Boss! Gotta run. :deal
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