VIA MEDITERRA - The journey around the Med with an HP2

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by kimangao, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. kave

    kave Gravel rules

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    Absolutely fantastic pictures as always Dirk. You made my day. It reminds me that I need to take the time to read your book that I have on my coffe table.
    I take it you are not disturbed by the vibrations of the HP 2?
    You seriously have to get some sponsoring from Canon. I am quite sure another brand like to sponsor you otherwise. :)
  2. SunnyJH

    SunnyJH iADV

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    Hi Dirk

    Great photos and story-telling! but all this is just a teaser, and now you're leaving us? :huh
    We need more from your tour around the Med! :deal :deal :deal

    Keep up the good work and ride save. :clap
  3. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Thank you! I'll be back in two weeks. Hope you will stand that :wink:

    Cheers from Swakopmund/Namibia

    Dirk
  4. dickc

    dickc Adventurer

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    watching
  5. klous-1

    klous-1 RTW on a 125cc

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    Ha ha! I don't remember the sausage thing...not getting kinky I hope! I remember more meeting in the street, I was talking to the locals and looking at this bike that Yes, does have boxes, must not be a local...OH, he's turning round....OH he speaks English! And then talking for ages saying every ten minutes "We should really get coffee or something," until it was sunset on the hill and coffee time was long gone!

    Yeah, I'm still going, but sadly the Yamaha died in Guatemala, so now I'm on an - equally little - Honda XR. In Bolivia now!

    Making this, what? fours years ago now!

    Did I read that you are in Namibia....? What's happening now with you then? Another ride, Africa...I'm sure we talked about that plan!

    All the best! Good to hear from you!
    Nick
  6. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    superb pics! :clap




    bin ganz eifersuechtig....
  7. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    Over the top pics! :1drink








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  8. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    wow thats some good stuff
  9. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    pls. keep them coming.

    great job.
  10. _anatic

    _anatic Plated

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    Amazing pics!! Loving the story too.
    I can't decide on a front page candidate, I vote we just turn it over to you for a month or so.:D
  11. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    man,
    you're supposed to be back, aren't you ?
    so, we're waiting for the remaining of this story of yours !
    :D
  12. Dickyb

    Dickyb Bewildered Adventurer

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    Yes. Where's he buggered off too? Pixel gathering I should think.:wink:...............
  13. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    I think he gets back today. :deal

    I expect lots of lovely pics are being edited right now:D
  14. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Hope you're right......really looking forward to this RR.......
  15. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Sehr gute Dirk!

    I am really enjoying the incredible pics and wonderful scenery. An incredible trip!
    Ride safe!
  16. Angelos

    Angelos Adventurer

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    Awesome trip!!!
    Was sth I always considered on of the must do motorcycle trips (always loved riding coastlines),but with things standing as it is in north Africa it is even more remarkable that you do it now.
    Once you pass through Greece,drop me a pm if you need anything for you or your bike-companion.I'm on the north-west boarder so I guess you will be passing by anyway.
    Needless to say that your photography is superb!And your patience taking this timer shots is also admirable...:rofl

    Have a nice trip,
    Angelos

    edit:just realized that you'll probably back home by now given the fact that your book is published...hahaha
  17. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Yep, I'm back again from Southern Africa and ready to continue the Via Mediterra RR. Thank you for your patience.

    Before I cross the border to Hispania I stop over at a friend of mine, Oliver Zehner, who runs a nice guest house for riders, called Bikers Paradise, at the foothills of the Pyrenees. As usual there are a lot of guests and Mr. Kktos and me enjoy the company of Oliver and his guest for some rides.


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    Only Oliver went over the bridge.
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    In the background you'll spot the snowy Pic du Canigou. Almost impossible not to have it in the picture. Just watch the following ones.
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    Quick stop at the Eremita de Forca Real that offers a splendid view.
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    Me'n my toy at Forca Real. Thank you Oliver (or was it kktos?) for the picture.
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    Ok, roads are nice in the area but off-road as well. Oliver knows some decent tracks.
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    Time for a brake. Jürgen asked for a proper ice cream. There you go!
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    Though it's already some time ago I still remember this moment with Jürgen in a Café in Prades. Man, we had fun!
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    Hope you're enjoying your day as I did in Prades.

    Cheers

    Dirk
  18. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    where might this biker's paradise be you're talking about? :)
  19. TravelBike

    TravelBike keep on..... :-)

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    Perfect Pics!!!
  20. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Right in Prades, Villa du Parc:
    http://goo.gl/maps/l4mFI

    A plus tard

    Dirk