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Qatar riding friends

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by Big Rodger, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. ThJ

    ThJ n00b

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    hi guys !

    i'm gonna move from Belgium to Doha in the next couple of months.
    i'm selling my Tiger 800xc here and was hoping to find another bike in Qatar. maybe something a bit more offroad suitable...

    any tips of info would be nice.

    Thanks!

    Thijs
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  2. ThJ

    ThJ n00b

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    ok, this thread must now be officially dead...
    strange because i have seen a few motorbikes driving around last week...

    regards
    Thijs
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  3. maiden.jade

    maiden.jade Been here awhile

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    Not dead. Just that nobody checks it. :lol3

    I've seen many bikes on the road especially on Friday morning.

    Whereabouts are you? I'm in Education City.
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  4. CptCaveman

    CptCaveman n00b

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    Hi, first post, new member of this forum and new to biking (sort of) , I had a Honda CM450 that someone gave me when I was a teenager, rebuilt the bike over summer vacation, but haven't ridden since. Turning 30 soon and I decided to get back into bikes. I moved to Qatar 2 years and I've finally purchased a CR250r.

    Is there anyone here in Doha/Qatar that rides and camps on the weekends or anything like that? I've found that its mostly dune bashing around here...
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  5. maiden.jade

    maiden.jade Been here awhile

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    I've met an American lady who works in Qatar and she has two Harleys. She doesn't camp in the desert. I've been on offroad trips in the desert in a 4x4, and I haven't seen any bikes on the trails. Not sure why.

    I've seen many bikers on the road. The parked ones outside the restaurants look awfully clean.

    Although I miss riding in Qatar, I wouldn't want to buy a bike here. There aren't too many places to explore on a bike, and the country is landlocked by Saudi so there goes sneaking out to another country on a bike (especially for a woman). :lol3
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  6. CptCaveman

    CptCaveman n00b

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    That's a shame. I'm a member of the Qatar rock climbers and I go out to Zekreet quite a bit, I always thought it would be a nice area to explore on a bike for a while and then camp for the night.
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  7. Blown3UR

    Blown3UR Adventurer

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a local Qatari and just recently got into the ADV scene.. I ride a 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure.. would be interested in setting up something.. Zekreet is in my itinerary.. anyone up for it?
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  8. stuza

    stuza Been here awhile

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    Hi Blown,

    I've a possibility to move from Muscat to Doha and ride a KTM 1190 R. I love road riding (Twisties) but of course a good graded track is also fun. Do you have much of a scene like this in Doha?
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