The Moroccan Shakedown

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Fuel range required is 300 km off road (180 miles)

    Some bikes suffer more than others in reducing range from normal asphalt riding to off road riding.

    We cleaned air filters every second day.
  2. Twinmike

    Twinmike Grandpa

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    I ordered your DVD, really great and Hardcore with a broken Rib:clap
  3. LovemaX

    LovemaX The Riding FreeBird

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    Always impressed how much the human body can squeeze in. Even though it is quite old thread and seeing all the pics and video - it is just refreshing to know adventure is never that far away. Thanks Walter.

    From one thread to another to another RR - it just grows on you. Time to get out and find a 650XC .... really, there is none in UK :D at the moment.
  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    This Moroccan ride had one serious consequence.

    After I got back from this ride, my good buddy ClearandLock (who was in the middle of a bike build up back in 2011 when I did this ride - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=17913303#post17913303) decided he wanted to use my Morocco tracks as a shakedown for his bike build.

    So I gave him the tracks ... and he loved it so much, that his week of following the old Dakar tracks in Morocco convinced him that he has to do the Dakar.

    He had been due to come with me in 2012 on the Sibirsky Extreme trail ride, but his new Dakar passion meant he had to do well in all the qualifying rallies, and so was tied up in Dakar qualifying. He made it into the 2014 Dakar, only to be cut out on the third day. Fortunately he is back this year chasing that Dakar finishers medal.

    http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2015/us/rider/134.html
  5. just jeff

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    Hi Walter!
    Nice to see you're still keeping your finger in! Whatever happened with adventureizing that Husaberg 570? Do you have any rides planned in the future?
    Best Regards....justjeff
  6. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    The 570 project was hibernating recently due to lack of time on my behalf. but oddly enough it had a bit of a kickstart just before Xmas.

    The 570 berg bike is still there. The adventurisation project is still alive. Its just ..... brewing .... :deal
  7. just jeff

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    Hi Walter,
    That is the same state mine is in! I put it on hold in the spring when it became obvious it wouldn't be done in time for the 2014 season. A quickly purchased 2008 690Enduro filled the summer riding slot. Now I have both bikes to work on this winter!!
    Best Regards....justjeff
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    Are the routes/tracks available anywhere for these pistes?