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    Move over Peter O'Toole

    Well Lads n ladies,
    Just back from me wee adventure into he Dasht-e Kavir desert, my aim was to visit the oasis village of Garmeh. A few weeks early a french couple doing the same journey to Garmeh where arrest under spying charges brought to Tehran and held for a week before being released. So to be honested i was a little concerned as i am on me jack jones, no mobile phone, no back up crew not even a cameraman to help out Its bad enough thinking about a breakdown on the moto without the thought of a wrongful arrest !! but sure if i didnt go and do it i might aswel be still in Ireland scratching me arse.

    So anyway headed into the desert with this vision of me riding across the sand and this oasis appearing, well didnt really turn out like that. There is a road right up to Garmeh, was really disappointed after riding 200miles there and another 200 to get back!!!
    So turned me moto arround and headed back down the road about 20_25 miles stopped looked at what direction Garmin was now in on me GPS and headed across the sand of the desert as the crow flies for Garmeh, I was going to achieve my dream of riding across the desert to the oasis.

    I am still on the part worn tourance's that AR14 gave me, the only reason I felt comfortable doing the desert on these tyres is because of Padge, Ive seen this man tackle mountains, river crossings, dirt roads and mud on tourance while the rest of us where on knobbles, so i said to meself if that boyo can do it, so can I, well i am carrying less weight The tyres worked well on the hard sand but the soft stuff the front wheel was dancing all over the place. But i got some good stuff on video, I even look like i know what i am doing (but it did take a few takes ) So I arrived at Garmeh across the desert the only way to reach an Oasis ......

    http://http://thecelt.smugmug.com/ph...20524005-S.jpg
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    I'd say Padge just loves you big-time too Joe.

    There are two opinions of the GS. There are those who have ridden one who think its fantastic and there are those who haven't who know its crap.

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    Well done!!!
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    Excellent.... well done fella (headgear suits ya!)

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    stuff of legends
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    Thanks lads here is a few more foto's of a wee ghost village i found in the desert,
    please note me pointing at me most important sponsor



















    Travel is fatal to hatred, bigotry and prejudice.
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    Great write up and shots Joe, keep them coming and stay safe

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    What great pics and write-ups.

    You really are living the dream AND keeping us wannabes on the edge of our seat (desk) waiting for each new post.

    What a breath of fresh air hearing what real people are like rather than swallowing the line handed out by politicians. You can't go far wrong when you rely on locals when on the road. That and a bit of common sense and respect goes a long way!

    Keep the wheels turning, the reports coming and stay safe.

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    Great ta hear yer motorin' well. Keep her lit Joe & keep the reports comin'

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    Good man Joe,glad to see im up there in lights. If any of them Iranian ladies are looking for a sponsor tell them i will take care of them on a short term basis after they send the photos. The usual terms and conditions will apply!!!:peach:
    Anyway keep the reports coming,as echoed here,its the closest some of us will ever get to doing the real thing.

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    here lads just ave ta tell somebody,
    replaced me clutch today took 4 and a half hours from start ta finish
    with the tools i brought with me, I wonder if a BMW mech would
    do it quicker ????
    Travel is fatal to hatred, bigotry and prejudice.
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    Jaysus Joe but you're a fierce hard hoor on clutches.

    Go easy on that oul bike willya?
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    Looks a smashin trip so far Joe. Cracking Pics
    What we need are clearly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

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