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    Not sure what was in the sausages
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley1150
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    Have we not seen this guy before in another morocco thread, or is that Timolgra?

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    Day 3

    Having collected Neil M from the airport last night we all set off up the Tichka pass. What a fabulous ride it was. The traffic was mercifully light and there weren't too many trucks on the wrong side of the road

    We stopped at the top for tea and pictures. Please note how clean all the bikes are at this point, especially mine :
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    Off road

    Just over the pass we turned off down a small road to begin our first piste. This was the adventure I'd come for, but those of you that know me will know I was pretty damned scared as well

    To begin with it was straight forward enough, although Neil and I struggled to keep up with the trailies Ian reamined at the back and was a huge source of comfort knowing he was there.
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    The going gets tough

    My confidence soon took a bashing as the trail got harder. It turns out that since the recce there has been the worst rain since 1968 and it has cut the piste up quite badly. Stream and gully crossing was difficult and there were deep ruts in the surface
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    Red face Too tough

    Having built up a little speed I find Tim coming back towards me. I've missed the others who have stopped to take photo's and so has Andy. Tim has chased Andy down and is on his way back when he meets me. I now have to turn the bike round on a narrow path, not easy, and I'm knackered and sweaty when I have to ride back through this puddle. Inevitably I get it wrong and down I go in the only mud for 10 miles
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    More trouble

    Of course now I'm facing the wrong way again and the others have to wade in and pick me up then turn it round. I have to thank them all for only taking the piss for a couple of days

    Confidence at an all time low and completely exhausted now I drop it again on the next corner Luckily Ian and Neil pick me up again. It's the last time I come off thank god, but it's a salutary lesson. Out here you'd struggle on your own
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    Scary

    Back on the trail we wind our way down the valley. Suddenly there's Tim again. He says 'You may want to turn off your ABS for this bit. Take it easy and let the bike run', of course I didn't realise he was the King of Understatement
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    More by luck than judgement I get to the bottom in one piece and croak one word - 'water'. I've never been so scared in my life
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    Some made it look easier than others
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    Ian did it with his panniers on carrying the spare water and tools
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    After the descent from HELL a ford was taken in our stride. Ian watched Neil do this one and thought he'd taken the wrong line - he hadn't and we all had a laugh at Ian trying to get out
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    By the end of the day stuff that would have had me worried the day before was being ridden like it was the local high street Here's Rick nonchalantly crossing another river
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    You're doing a cracking job Howard. Keep it up.

    Ripping yarn......

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