Adventure Riding in the 80s - Tamanrasset 1985

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Krummemusic, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    the past leading the future.....:clap


    thanks for posting your rr.

    keep them coming.
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  2. Krummemusic

    Krummemusic Adventure Dreamer

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    Wow...amazed to read that people did it (and even further) already 10 years earlier. I do remember having seen Landrovers....and....Peugots 304 !!! (which probaby still are being used as taxis today)
    Respect to you and your courage doing it at that time. My feeling was, that it was actually safe in those days (safer then today), but just getting information and preparing was much more of a challenge.
    Tonight, I will post the photos of the evenings and nights in the desert...probably something that will still give a gooseflesh today to all those who have done it.
    But the lady on the BMW... at that time there were no R80 GS around...it must have been one of those old /5 or /6 models...with 110 mm suspension and street tyres. (XT 500 only came up in 1976)
    Hope this report helps to trigger with many of you old memories and give you a smile
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  3. Krummemusic

    Krummemusic Adventure Dreamer

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    hopefully this blog encourages people to have dreams for the future again..I did it.....and started to do adventure riding again after 30 years.
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  4. just jeff

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    Amazing! I'm in!!
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  5. Krummemusic

    Krummemusic Adventure Dreamer

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    would be interesting if you could post some photos....always funny to see how the bikes and its riders looked 30 years ago
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  6. TomAZ1983

    TomAZ1983 Been here awhile

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    Very cool


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  7. Buteo

    Buteo Been here awhile

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    This is rad. Can't wait to see more!
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  8. Krummemusic

    Krummemusic Adventure Dreamer

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    400 km to go until El Golea.....
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    We had to watch when the wind was blowing the sand over the street...

    Towards the evening we had to look for a campsite. Though we never really felt in danger of being robbed, common sense told us to look for places far enough off the street - so no one can see us.
    But....not so easy if you are here
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    But then....we found this....
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    What a campsite
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    We were kids playing in a gigantic sandbox...
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  9. bluestar

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    Really great RR. Interesting to see all the differences between then and now. :thumb
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    Man! Hasn't the qualities of photo changed! Nice trip!
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  11. wedgetail

    wedgetail Adventurer

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    Very nice. :nod
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  12. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    O.G. ADV on a g/s
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  13. Krummemusic

    Krummemusic Adventure Dreamer

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    And so we waited for the sunset
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    Which came....and gave us a gooseflesh
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    And then there was...dead silence..
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  14. Krummemusic

    Krummemusic Adventure Dreamer

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    You possibly will not have as many wishes as you can see Falling Stars.
    It was unbelievable.
    In the following night, we did not even put up the tent any ore.
    Just looked for a hidden place a km off the road, pulled out our sleeping bags and looked into the sky. One could see the Milk Street.
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  15. moggi1964

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    Loving it. Takes me back to my early biking days. Was never THIS adventurous though :freaky

    Thanks for putting this all togetheer for us.
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  16. DrydenRider

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    And I thought our 1973 trip across Canada on an XL250 honda was epic (one fellow was on a TS185 Suzuki). Cotton army jackets, heavy GWG jeans, "snoot" boots and krappy leaky pup tents.Yup different hair, different gear but same sense of adventure and fun!

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  17. Mark Manley

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    How about 50 years earlier then? Possibly the first trans-Africa trip by any vehicle, two women with a bike and sidecar.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjNmXQdgqhA
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  18. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

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    Great!

    :thumb

    Thank you.

    I wonder how we will look back on the adventure riders of today in years to come..

    Cheers,

    JM.
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  19. potski

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    Just spotted this...looks fantastic, thanks for sharing and looking forward to more.

    and YES wedgetail, that is definitely a front page photo; it just says it all :clap

    Cheers
    Potski :freaky
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  20. Krummemusic

    Krummemusic Adventure Dreamer

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    Many of the Adventure Riders I am seeing today (on the road or in the forum) , are the same that made Adventure riding 30 years ago. In between is a gap. Seems all of them are now in their 50. I wish all of us will stil be around in 30 years...but not sure who will still do adventure riding by then.
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