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Thread: Moto-Morrocco Tour #1

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    Day 8

    We ride out of Zagora and head for the off road pistes we should have ridden two days ago. On the flat things are much easier than in the mountains and my confidence is much higher now.



    Time for some posing I feel



    but just when you think you're good the locals always trump you



    Ian and Steptoe head back to the road and Neil and I go for it a bit more. Even when I suggested we might have bitten off more than we could chew Neil was confident in our abilities - the fool



    After lunch another long road blast over some awesome roads and through some great scenery



    Everyone made the rendezvous at the hotel although Gareth's Husaberg had died in the desert and Andy's TTR 250 expired as it got back to the road


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    Day 9

    In some ways I can't believe it's the last day, but in others it seems like I've been away for weeks. There was nothing to be sad about with the last day though. What a road we had to play on - the Tizi 'n Tess pass I believe it's called. Bloody fantastic is what I say it is. Forget yer Alpine passes, this is THE ONE.



    I laughed like a drain all the way to the top. Gareth, who was on the back, screamed a lot



    Then we played all the back down again



    and when we stopped there were things like this to see




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    Thumbs up Big Thank You

    I've got to say a huge thank you to Bill and the team at Moto-Morrocco. They were faced with some really tough curve balls such as the rain wrecking the pistes and still managed to end up keeping everyone happy despite the differing bikes and off road abilities

    The trailie riders want to thank Tim for the adventure and Neil and I want to thank Ian for his programme too. I think everyone went away grinning and that's what it's all about.



    Cheers

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    Motorway

    That road is definitely a motorway, but great thread Muttely

    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley1150
    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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    Thank's for the great posts Mutters. I had a great time with a great bunch of Guys .
    Morrocco's fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATKAT
    That road is definitely a motorway, but great thread Muttely
    Trust me, even Tim thought it was scary

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    Great thread Muttley.
    Bloody good pics as well.
    You off again this year?
    Has the bug bit you now? you off roading "god"

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    Sue Says

    Sue looking over my shoulder says it looks ****y scary too A Great report which has got us well revved up for our visit in January.................. Well done Howard and you in such company .Timolgra , MrIfan , Fanum and the one and only Steptoe (where are the s/s 1200 bolts kits )
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    Well done mutters so when are you going again i have been round Morroc twice on my 1150gsa and carnt wait to go again spring next year.

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    Great ride report, excellent photos !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley1150
    Bill and Steptoe had set off in the Landy to 'rescue' Gareth but Todra gorge was closed and they were having a tough time getting there.

    Tough isn't quite the word.

    Six and half hours to cover 30 miles. In the dark freezing mountains, digging the land rover out of mud, and building ramps up out of rocks, all at a height of 6000ft . And the last kilometer on foot through flooded frosty fields and across a flood swollen river. Finally arriving at 1130PM, at a cold hostel that had had the electricity cut off due to the worst flooding in 30 years.

    Seemed a nightmare at the time. Now feels amazing to have done it. A real genuine adventure.

    We were the first vehicle to get through that road to the village in 14 days, since the flood hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proff
    Great thread Muttley.
    Bloody good pics as well.
    You off again this year?
    Has the bug bit you now? you off roading "god"
    I can't take credit for all the pics - we all got a DVD from Bill with everyone elses' pictures on - a great idea I must say

    I shan't be off again this year but I am planning another trip next year. Don't quite know where though - Iceland sounds like a laugh

    I loved the whole adventure but the best bit for me was arriving home. I haven't got it in me to be a world traveller, but I don't mind the short bursts. I think Bill has got the beginnings of a great business there getting other people's bikes to far flung places so they can fly in for a week or ten days

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    Excellent write up and photo's and I must admit that I wouldn't be able to do that on a bike, I like my offroading on 4 wheels... you want a nice winch, ground anchor and bridging waffles. If you don't want an electric winch due to expense, then I can whole heartedly recommend a tirfor style hand winch. It's a lot of hard work but you can get oujt of trouble forwards or backwards.

    If you need an offroad driver, I could be your man

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    Pleased your back safe mate

    Did you loose much weight then

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    Well done Mutters,

    Knew you'd be alright chum

    just a great report, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Burton
    Pleased your back safe mate

    Did you loose much weight then
    Sadly not that you'd notice and now I'm back I've binged on cake and chocolate so all the hard work is undone never mind I'm a happy bunny

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