Two 400 XR in Morocco

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ERIC DN, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. ERIC DN

    ERIC DN Been here awhile

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    Thursday 23rd October : Merzouga Mhamid 320 Km

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    Wake up at 6 30 Am to late for rising on the dunes.
    The today journey a big classic, already done 10 years ago with a compas and Michelin
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    Everybody said that the road through Taouz is not possible because of flooding of Oued Rheris, We are tired to have feet wetted, we decide to go through Rissani

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    Erg Chebbi
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    Oued Rheris at Rissani

    At Rissani we complete with gas and we buy our picnic
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    We cross the Oued at Rissani and after 20 km on the road we turn on the left on the track. Some time when we ride off road we don’t see any footprints, hidden by the rains
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    Our own tracks
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    We go on the south, I select my own track ,trying to avoid soft mud areas thanks to the different color of the ground. Very easy to get stuck
    When we arrive to the Maider lake, it’s not just a name on a map it’s really a lake, amazing
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    Further the water has disappeared and the grass has grown, we ride on a green
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    We cross our tracks done in 2006, I recognize the town of Fougani. Near this town we can see that they start ploughing thanks to the recent rains but now it’s not done with a donkey or a camel but with a beautiful red tractor
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    Fougani
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    Small caravan
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    After the town direction West and we stop at the auberge Marabout like two years ago, Tajine kefta as usual, next time we will have the membership card.:rofl
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    Tajine kefta
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    After the meal, short siesta and then on the track again, hoping we won’t have a flat like 2 years a go.
    Easy track in the south following the Algerian border
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    After the military check point, the track become stony and hard.
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    ERIC DN Been here awhile

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    We avoid Mhamid down town and we select an hotel on the road, checking my bike I see that the clutch cable is destroyed, I have a spare we change it in 5 mn,
    Once again, a really good day
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  16. Onion

    Onion What?

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    Fantastic! :lurk
  17. Marco98

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    What's up on this second Morocco trip - seems the thread doesn't move forward ?
    Anyway the reports are really nice, so as the pictures ! Many thanks !:clap
  18. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    A great couple of trips Eric ... seems the route on the second trip you made is quite similar to the one we just did :)
  19. ERIC DN

    ERIC DN Been here awhile

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    Yes, but I didn't finish the last report ( sorry for readers), I prefer reading your Reports :clap:clap
  20. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    Salut Eric,

    Je suis tombé sur ton blog, parce que je suit les aventures de Walter (je n'ai pas lu ce file ci encore :wink:). J'ai lu les deux récits dans un temps.
    Il me semble des super voyages et les récits sont bien écrits, lardé avec des belles photos et plein d'humour. :thumb:thumb
    J'attendrai la prochaine histoire.
    Bonne route, Erik


    @ Walter, I think you had the better weather