Husky TE300 in the Sahara

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Chris S, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. flyingdutchman177

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    So jealous. Great ride and awesome RR. I hope to get there one day but it seems like the requirement to have a guide (cost) will keep me from ever going
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  2. Will Rogers

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    Could this be the young Ahmed? He was our Tuareg guide on the Tassil n Ajjer plateau in 1986 - a great guy Sahara 1986 55 Algeria Tassili n Ajjer.jpg Sahara 1986 52 Algeria Tassili n Ajjer.jpg Sahara 1986 54 Algeria Tassili n Ajjer.jpg
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  3. Chris S

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    Yes the guide thing is a pain with bikes, unless there's a group of you and use them as support which can work out well
    The rule is here to stay, so independent exploring is finished there.
    besides oil and gas, various state/private criminal enterprises are now the dominant commerce, not tourism.

    Don't think that's Ahmed Z in '86. It's a common name and AZ is about 20 years older.
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  4. BillMaryon

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    Hi Chris looks like a great trip, thanks for the info and photos. I'm hoping to go next month on four wheels (again with hope) with Paul Blackburn. What trouble, if any, did you have at entry with car searches ? You obviously got the beer and GPS through OK. How rigorous were they at your port of entry? Cheers
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  5. Chris S

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    Hi Bill, I did not organise it. I just brought most of the people and we all flew into the desert and hit the sands.
    Otherwise it's a long old road schlep.
    The German bloke who ran it is an old hand.
    (Rocked back up in Bavaria one time and a Tunisian stowaway popped out!)
    Tourists get a free pass. They don't take the car apart, French Connection-style, unless they have a reason.

    Have you got your Alg visa?
    I see they've turned the screws for Brits.
    Need to attend the embassy, not consulate so visa agencies won't touch it now.
    Don't know why.
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  6. BillMaryon

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    Thanks for info.
    Stowaway!!
    No visas yet. Paul is on the case, i think you spoke. Very last minute, yes!
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  7. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Simply excellent! :clap
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  8. Chris S

    Chris S Been here awhile

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    Just asked someone about a Brit who was trying not to use her US passport for the visa.
    Don't know why but she gave up and went via Washington.
    (Maybe fears a Homeland grilling on hr return).

    Let us know if you get your visa.
    They have habit of stringing along until it's just too late.
    But they never deny them. I'm guessing it looks bad on some spreadsheet.
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  9. Pete Pilot

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    Much enjoyed the read. Wonderful photos. Gotta think the Guide thing turns many of on going to Algeria for a PEDDLE. Appreciate the effort putting this RR together.
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  10. Chris S

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    Thanks Pete. Yes, the border-to-border guide is a chore , although once you're on the pistes down south there is something to be said for the back up as distances are relatively huge – or they can be as long as you have the range.

    A couple of us are just lining up for a Sahara Road Trip down to Mauritania in a week or two.
    Hope to do a trip report on that if it pans out.
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