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    Morocco July 2010

    My friend finally decided not to come along on the grounds of risk, so I had to confront the plan of reaching the dessert on my own. My only motorcycle experience reduced to a Vespa 75 pk I rode for 1 year some 20 years ago

    Thanks to Tim Cullis and Eric web pages, I could get sufficient info of what I needed:
    - 250cc motorcycle (rented in Marrakesh at with off road tyres
    - gps
    - gps waypoints and routes
    - fuel station locations
    - carry of extra fuel
    - sleeping bag and tent
    - carry of 8-10 liters of water
    - mobile phone with extra batteries
    - Gandini books and Michelin map
    - motorcycle wear: hard boots, pants, gloves, and jacket all with specific protection, helmet
    - good physical training, as you have to lift the motorcycle when you fall ( in my case I did only 7 times with no further consequence!)

    There's one more item you shall carry with you: being lucky. Driving piste and dessert sand for 150 kms during 2 days close to Algeria border, with no mobile coverage, on one's own, spotting only 1 car that in return didn't see me, is quite risky for obvious reasons

    On the other side, the experience is unforgettable

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    Mar 2010
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Well done

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    Mar 2011


    Looks like a great trip and really enjoyed the photos/video - what software did you use to put that together?

    A big chapeau! for having the guts to just get on and do it. Goes to show what is possible without a 10k+ GS. Especially love the fact the bike was on virtually road tyres - must have been fun in the sand.

    How long was it in the planning?

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    Good on ya mate
    Will be going myself in October..... but with a friend !!!! Just got myself a DR650 for the trip and will be riding down from SW France , i'm not a hard ass but will be after that

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    Jul 2011

    STOP sign

    Excellent - really enjoyed it.

    The STOP road block reminded me of 'Blazing Saddles'

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