MOROCCO April 2007 - Some Pictures

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Wazzup, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Wazzup

    Wazzup Ride Baby, Ride

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    Hello ADVrider community. I'm not sure if this is the right place but as this is my first post, I will include a few words to introduce my self before let you with some pictures of my last trip to Morocco in April 2007.

    I live in Madrid (Spain) and for the last 4 years the off road riding has become my first hobby. To be honest I'm not new to this, as I'm riding bikes since I was 11 years old, but during more than 10 years I forgot about this... maybe sailing -my other passion and somehow part of my professional activity- has something to with this. But that's life: you always don't have time enough to do all the things that you would like to do, uh?... speacilly when you like to do a lot of things! :D

    Forgive this time for not including the whole report of this small adventure in Morocco, but as english is not my mother lenguage, is not easy to translate everything and it would take big time for me... As you can imagine there's much to tell about riding two weeks along this wonderful country; maybe some of this days. By the moment, I will include some pictures and just a few comments.

    Thank you to the people who makes possible this fantastic forum... and now the promissed pictures.


    INTRODUCING MY BIKE... JUST PARKED IN A DUNE AT CHEGAGA

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    AND THE BIKES OF MY TRAVEL MATES... LIKE TWINS, UH?

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    AND THEIR GREAT RIDERS (AND BEST PERSONS)... NO, THEY ARE NOT TWINS

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    THIS TIME THE ADVENTURE WAS FOR THREE... GREAT NUMBER! (IYS ME IN THE MIDDLE)

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    THE REKKAM IS A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO AN ADVENTURE IN MOROKKO

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    ... THERE YOU CAN FIND SOME GREAT "HOTELS"

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    ALSO SOME SPECIAL INHABITANTS

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    AND ALWAYS SURPRISES OR SMALL DIFFICULTIES ALONG THE WAY

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    IN MOROCCO SOMETIMES IS NOT EASY TO FIND "FUEL"... BUT WE WHERE WELL PREPARED... :evil

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    EVEN IF IT'S TRUE THAT NOT ALL THE BIKES "DRINKS" THE SAME...

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    SOME PLEASENT "RESORTS" WHERE ALSO FOUND ALONG THE WAY

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    ... TILL WE REACH THE FIRST SANDS AND WE HAD TO FACE THE FIRST REAL DIFFICULTIES

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    FINALLY SOME LOCAL HELP CAMES IN HANDY... EVEN IF T WASN'T REALLY NEEDED...

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    SOME REST

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    WITH THE BEST COMPANY AVAILABLE AROUND

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    AND BACK TO THE TRAIL AGAIN

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    STILL NEED SOME HELP?

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    ... WELL MAYBE NOT REALLY NEEDED, BUT ALWAYS WELCOME IN MOROCCO...

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    A NEW DAY BEGINS

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    WHILE SOME OF OUR NEW FRIENDS STILL SLEEPING

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    BUT FOR US THE SHOW MUST GO ON

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    JUST TO TEACH THAT THE WORLD IS NOT SO BIG... AND THAT YOU CAN FIND AGAIN SOMEONE ON THE TRAIL

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    ON THE ROAD AGAIN... FOR A LONG WAY RIDING TILL THE END OF THE DAY

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    LOOKING FOR A SHADE

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    AND BACK TO SCHOOL AGAIN!

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    RIDE BABY, RIDE... BUT JUST KEEP SOME TIME TO DISCOVER HUNDREDS OF WONDERFUL THINGS IN A WONDERFUL COUNTRY

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    JUST A FEW THINGS IN LIFE CAN BE COMPARED WITH A RIDE OVER THE HAMADA... JUST LIKE FLYING... JUST LIKE SKIING... OR MAYBE JUST LIKE SAILING...
    THIS IS LIFE!... YIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

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    EVEN IF SOMETIMES LIFE CAN BE ROUGH...

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    THERE'S ALWAYS SOME SPECIAL MOMENTS TO REMIND THAT LIFE WORHT THE EFFORT OF LIVING

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    QUIET, WONDERFUL, MAGIC, FANTASTIC, AMAZING, MOMENTS...

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    AND NOW... CAN YOU IMAGINE A BETTER HOTEL LIKE THIS?... I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT ANOTHER SUNRISE LIKE THIS AND A COULD DIE WITH A BIG SMILE ON MY FACE

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    OK, ALL THE GOOD THINGS PASS AS WELL, BUT I WILL KEEP THOSE REMEMBERS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE... RIDE BABY, RIDE... TOWARDS NEW THOUGHTS... TOWARDS LIFE!

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    THERE WILL BE NEW FRIENDS TO MEET ON THE WAY, MAYBE TO SHARE A CUP OF TEA... "WHISKY BEREBERE", LIKE THEY USE TO SAY

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    ... BUT NOT FOR SO LONG AND ALWAYS LISTENING THE SAME SONG: RIDE BABY, RIDE...

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    IN THE LAKE IRIKI SOMETIMES THINGS ARE NOT EXACTLY WHAT THEY LOOKS LIKE...

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    BUT REALITY IS ALWAYS THERE

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    ... OR MAYBE IS JUST ANOTHER MIRAGE?

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    MMMM... NO STILL REAL LIFE!... BUT MAYBE THAT'S WHY I LIKE IT

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    SIGNS OF LIFE... MOROCCO IS PLENTY OF SIGNS OF LIFE. MAYBE THAT'S WHY YOU FEEL THERE SO ALIVE.

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    BREATHE... CAN YOU FEEL IT?

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    BREATHE... AND KEEP ON RIDING.

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    OTHER ENCOUNTERS ARE WAITING FOR YOU

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    HELLO... IS SOMEONE THERE?... WE NEED SOME... HOW TO SAY... ANY FUEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLAS? WELL NOT VERY CHEAP... BUT THERE IT WAS!

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    AS IN EVERY COUNTRY AROUND THE WORLD, MANY THINGS CAN NOT BE LEARNED AT THE SCHOOL... MAYBE BECAUSE LIFE IS THE BEST AVAILABLE ACADEMY.

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    OF COURSE, EVEN FOR US, AS WHEN YOU REALIZE -ONE MORE TIME- HOW GREAT LIFE CAN BE... AND HOW STUPID WE ARE SOMETIMES NOT MAKING SUCH GOOD USE OF SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE

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    I JUST KNOW A VERY SMALL PART OF THE WORLD... BUT I'M SURE THAT THE ATLAS IS ONE OF THE MUST WONDERFUL PLACES OF THE PLANET

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    AIT BENHADDOU IS AN AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL KASBAH... BUT TO MUCH "TOURISTIC" FOR US; IT WORTH THE VISIT... A SHORT VISIT!

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    WE ALWAYS PREFER TO BE OUT OF THE CITY LIMITS... WHERE THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

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    ... AND SOMETIMES THE WATER IS A LIMIT AS WELL

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    ... RIDE BABY, RIDE... THAT'S THE WAY TO KEEP ON FINDING TREASURES ALONG THE WAY

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    SOME DIFFICULTIES ON THE WAY MAKES THE WAY TO FEEL YOUR ALIVE... THIS STILL SOME KIND OF ADVENTURE.

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    A NEW SUNRISE WILL BRING NEW THINGS FOR OUR EYES

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    CRY BABY, CRY... WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HARD CLASSIC ROUGH TRAIL IMILCHIL-MIDELT?... THIS LOOKS LIKE A "HIGHWAY". THE FUTURE IS COMING EVEN TO THE ATLAS. SAD DAY FOR THE ADVENTURE... BUT LIFE MUST GO ON.

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    ANY HOW THE TREASURES STILL THERE

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    LIKE THE MAGNIFICENT CIRQUE DU JAFFAR... THE LAST STAGE OF OUR ADVENTURE

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    NO COMMENTS; THIS WAS THE END...

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    ... OR DO I NEED TO SAY SOMETHING ELSE?


    (you can see the rest of this pictures an other rides in https://wazzup.smugmug.com/ )
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  2. Boxall

    Boxall Adventurer

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    We are ready for the rest of the pictures, this looks great!

    :lurk
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  3. VDG

    VDG Long timer

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    Wow, one more Morocco ride......
    :clap :clap :clap :lurk
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  4. nelgallan

    nelgallan oilfield trash

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    a picture is still worth a thousand words. some pics even more than that.

    awesome ride!! :clap :freaky
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Outstanding first report!! Welcome aboard and thanks for a superb report and pics!! :clap :clap

    :lurk:lurk
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  6. Sprocketeer

    Sprocketeer - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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    Excellent photos! Can't wait to see the rest.

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  7. quasaar

    quasaar Carpe Diem

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    More, more !!!
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  8. batmo

    batmo Just a Rider

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    Your pictures have brought back memories of a time spent in Northern Africa....east of Morocco. That is one big sand box and I was driving a 18 wheeler and not riding a motorcycle.

    English is my only language and I'm having trouble...you're doing fine and I'm looking forward to the next report.

    Thanks again and Great Pictures!
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  9. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    great pix...anymore???...

    :)
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  10. bacon

    bacon KZ5TLP

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    Thanks for the ride report.
    This picture is great
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  11. MarkN

    MarkN Long timer

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    I've been wanting to go to Morocco for ages and your fantastic report is just the finger in my back saying "get on with it Mark, what are you waiting for?"!

    Thanks for posting and looking forward to any future pics and reports.:deal

    Welcome to the mad house.

    Mark
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  12. Jaqhammar

    Jaqhammar Hooligan

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    Moroc looks great and that first pic could be a promo shot for BMW.
    They should pay for pics that good.

    Your english is a lot better than my spainish amigo.

    Great stuff Wazz.

    Cheers:Jaq.

    (Does anyone else think the guy on the left of the 4th pic looks like Metaljockey's twin?:lol3 )
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  13. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer Supporter

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    Great pics and post, Thanks...what camera are you using ?
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  14. Jetmech757

    Jetmech757 Never ending projects always on hand

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    Great Post, and Great Pics. :rayof Can't wait to see more!

    May I ask, How was the GS 650 for your trip? Did you find it to be the right machine
    for your trip?
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  15. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Supporter

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    Excellent! :thumb Morrocco is a dream ride for me. Thanks!
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  16. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Que rico photos! Me gusta mucho :thumb

    Otra! Otra!

    Bienvenido a ADVrider! :D
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  17. Wazzup

    Wazzup Ride Baby, Ride

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    Thank you for your comments. The camera is a compact PENTAX OPTIO WPI up to 6mpx. It's a great camera for riding, with an excelent quality... and it can work under rough conditions, as rain or water splashes and dust. For me it's perfect and probbably it has one of the best ratios quality / weight / efficiency


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  18. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    A most BEAUTIFUL ride report Wazzup, welcome to the community, welcome to the Asylum..

    More pics:clap
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  19. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    Wow! Fantastico!
    What a great way to introduce yourself. Most excellent photography and a great attitude! :clap
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  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    :freaky Good report and nice pics. Glad someone is having a good time.
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