morocco 2010

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  1. manelac

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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Looks great, if you are able to post pics directly, I could move this over to Ride Reports. :thumb
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  3. IslandMonkey

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    Great pics Manelac.
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  4. manelac

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    Let me try tomorrow.

    Glad you guys liked it!

    I just posted the images nd it deleted my first post?!
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  5. manelac

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    double post
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  6. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Nice work man!:thumb One more place to add to my to-do list!

    So tell us the story! Where did you start? where did you bring the bikes from? What part of Morocco is that?

    [​IMG]
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  7. manelac

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    25 May (Monday)
    Transfer Marrakech / Toufghine - 180 km
    1st stage TT (Toufghine / Boumalne Dadès): 150 km + 15 km asfalt = 165 km
    High Atlas (mountain)

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    TT (Boumalne Dadès / Zagora): 178 km + 26 km asfalt = 204 km
    (Sahro - mountain)

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    TT (Zagora / Mahmid): 171 km + 15 km asfalt = 186 km
    (Desert)

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    TT (Mahmid / Tata): 307 km + 10 km asfalt = 317 km
    (Desert)

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    TT (Tata / Taroudant): 142 km + 85 km asfalt = 227 km
    High Atlas

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    TT (Taroudant / Boulauane): 197 km + 35 km asfalt = 232 km
    Transfer Boulauane / Marrakech - 100 km
    High Atlas

    This was the main plan but we ended up doing quite a few more kms.
    Our guide had some problems so we got lost a couple of times.

    It was truly wonderful. It sparked my interest in traveling with two wheels.
    The people I met was what fascinated me more.

    There is a series of pictures when we got lost and we were circling this mountain, the elder of a nearby village sent two kids to come and get us and when we arrived they baked bread and made us tea. No one talked to anyone just a little of sign language but It was cool to go inside their house (no shoes allowed even though it was 50 degrees and our socks were wet and smelly from the sweat but they didn't care much) and have that type of hospitality.

    Even though it was only a week it seemed like a month lol.
    We caught almost 60 degrees on the desert and -5 with a scary rain of big bals of ice on the Atlas.
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  8. manelac

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    We shipped our bikes from portugal and went by plane to marrakech.

    The whole process of photographing the whole trip was exhausting.
    It was always so hot and I had to put the bike in neutral, get off the bike, remove gloves, remove helmet, take the camera out photograph, be careful with the dust, and then hurry back not to get too far behind.

    At the end I'm happy I took the time to do it. It brings back great memories!
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  9. TunisianRider

    TunisianRider Been here awhile

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    That's true. We are very hospitable people:clap
    Beautiful pictures:thumb Thanks for sharing.
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  10. jefffrankphotography

    jefffrankphotography Been here awhile

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    amaszing land and such a place to ride. deid you rent the bikes or ship them? details please,
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  11. manelac

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    The bikes are ours.
    The guy that planned the trip went one week before and took the bikes there on a truck.

    we were planning to go again this year but money is tight lol
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  12. globalpilot4

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    Wow! It looks like you guys had an amazing adventure. Love the landscape. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. manelac

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    It was amazing.
    Actually I have just dared my father into going again.
    We will see.
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    Nice, nice, nice...
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  15. sledneck

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    Wow! Amazing!
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  16. Bryn1203

    Bryn1203 Dances with spaniels

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    very good - you seem to have captured the trip well :clap

    thanks for sharing
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