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Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 831,711
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
THank you ! Excellent - outstanding - great...

THank you !

Excellent - outstanding - great ride report - just brilliant...

You guys have balls ! Keep riding !

I wished I could have joined you on that adventure...

Good luck, jean luc
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Hi Chris! THanks for the rr so far - I like...

Hi Chris!

THanks for the rr so far - I like your minimalistic style of travelling - you definitely had a lot of fun while riding without a lot of useless stuff...

My mate and I we did a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,410
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Hi! Thank you for sharing that fantastic...

Hi!

Thank you for sharing that fantastic ride with us!

Many of your pictures remind me cheerfully of my childhood, especially the ones you took in the region of Baile Tusnad, so in Judetul...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Thatīs cool - itīs really funny, but youīre...

Thatīs cool - itīs really funny, but youīre definitely right!

I have never "ridden" my old native country on a bike yet, but: maybe one day?

Robert
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
another question: the other day i also thought...

another question: the other day i also thought about to ride marocco, but i donīt speak french,.... how itīs with english there,... i think not well, is that right?


Hi kurvenwetzer!

Well, you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Hi! Thank you very much for your attention...

Hi!

Thank you very much for your attention and all the nice comments...

Well, we donīt have any exact riding plans yet for the next future, Thorsten would like to ride the Baltics and hopefully...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
And YES, we made it !! ...

And YES, we made it !!

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534710823_jtrvL-L.jpg


Thankfully no injuries, no broken bones, no technical problems at all, not even a tyre puncture while...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Finally being back in France and we went straight...

Finally being back in France and we went straight to Marseillan-Plage to pick up our equipment which we had left there...

Then riding home, 1.100 kmīs...
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
The ferry took us to Sčte/France in about 36...

The ferry took us to Sčte/France in about 36 hours, no waves, no sickness, no vomiting, just hanging around, talking to other passengers, having thé ā la menthe and some Heinekens, etc.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Day 11, Wednesday, 6th May 2009 El Jadeda -...

Day 11, Wednesday, 6th May 2009

El Jadeda - Tanger, ca. 500 kmīs, motorway (toll road)

It was an exhausting ride on the motorway, it was hot, there was a strong lateral wind blowing from the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Unfortunately our journey was slowly going to the...

Unfortunately our journey was slowly going to the end and after Monsieur Ahmed had been in delay to pick us up with his taxi and we still would have to pack our bikes and there were only 24 hours...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Sorry, I almost forgot: Thorsten discovered...

Sorry, I almost forgot:

Thorsten discovered something in one of the streets of the Medina:

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534525416_DyFAS-L.jpg


...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
We would like to share some more impressions of...

We would like to share some more impressions of Essaouira with you:

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534640521_JwVb9-L.jpg

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534631461_wCc8B-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Maybe we should tell you that Monsieur Ahmed (the...

Maybe we should tell you that Monsieur Ahmed (the taxi driver) had dropped us off in front of a very expensive-looking restaurant outside the Medina where he "arranged" a table reservation for us and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Special chapter: Lunatic brothers being in...

Special chapter:

Lunatic brothers being in danger - having a haircut at the coiffeur...

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534521366_Pvo68-L.jpg

Shaving at first - NOT being cut - the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Ok, letīs check out the place... ...

Ok, letīs check out the place...

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534518911_AQebh-L.jpg

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534564236_sdkkx-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Day 10, Tuesday, 5th May 2009 -Visiting...

Day 10, Tuesday, 5th May 2009

-Visiting Essaouira without bikes in the morning
-Having a killer ride in the evening and night, making 300 kmīs in the darkness to Al Jadeda

The day started...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534487264_...

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534487264_gnAPT-L.jpg

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534490874_xSZmR-L.jpg

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534495976_FvLtJ-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Please enjoy some impressions of Sidi Kaouki: ...

Please enjoy some impressions of Sidi Kaouki:

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/536223669_JbGTv-L.jpg

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/536225695_yVb3R-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
So we just rode through Marrakech - sorry, no...

So we just rode through Marrakech - sorry, no time left for a visit, we had lunch somewhere on the road and just continued to Essaouira at the Atlantic coast.

Finally reaching Sidi Kaouki, just...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
We did not stop in Marrakech but needed some time...

We did not stop in Marrakech but needed some time to get through, there was much chaos and crazy traffic in the city and under usual circumstances you are in an advantegous position when riding a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Thank you - I had supposed so, too...

Thank you - I had supposed so, too...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Well, the Tizi-n-Tichka was very exhausting,...

Well, the Tizi-n-Tichka was very exhausting, there was much traffic on the road and very strong wind and when braking and slowing down before the curves we were several times nearly blown down by the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
We were heading northwest to the famous...

We were heading northwest to the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass and stopped for a coffee break in a village somewhere. Nice atmosphere - very authentic:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Well, after the Ait Ben Haddou-thing we loaded...

Well, after the Ait Ben Haddou-thing we loaded the bikes and were ready to ride off - we wanted to reach Sidi Kaouki (a quiet but famous surf-spot) at the Atlantic coast before evening...

BTW,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,141
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Hi! This is going to be a great adventure! ...

Hi!

This is going to be a great adventure!

Please keep posting - the Baltic countries are definitely on my list, hopefully next year...

Iīm tuned in...:lurk

jean "the rob" luc
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Please enjoy some impressions of the kasbah: ...

Please enjoy some impressions of the kasbah:

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/534360861_M75cs-L.jpg

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/536213496_rjtub-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Day 9, Monday, 4th May 2009 Ait Ben Haddou -...

Day 9, Monday, 4th May 2009

Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech - Sidi Kaouki (Essaouira)

Good morning, buddy - have you had an eye on our bikes during night? Many thanx - good dog!
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Well, we have to ride on, still many kilometres...

Well, we have to ride on, still many kilometres ahead...

http://jmead11france.smugmug.com/photos/536198452_tyNEc-L.jpg

Beautiful scenery, as usual...
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Hi! Congratulations! Iīm nearly 35 years old...

Hi! Congratulations!

Iīm nearly 35 years old and I love kids - unfortunately I donīt have any yet. Well, letīs see...

I like your style of writing - absolutely funny. I know, this ride report...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Day 8, Sunday, 3rd May 2009 Merzouga -...

Day 8, Sunday, 3rd May 2009

Merzouga - Rissani - Tazzarine - Agdz - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou


Well, slowly we were running out of time now, as we would have to catch our ferry in Tanger...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
After dinner we were bored, as our friends from...

After dinner we were bored, as our friends from Luxembourg had left in the morning and the other guests of the house did not seem to have the right adventurous spirit, so we tested our camerasī...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Then we wanted to pay for the 4WD trip but had to...

Then we wanted to pay for the 4WD trip but had to find out that they would not accept credit cards in the kasbah and we did not have enough cash - so Thorsten rode off to Rissani to look for a "cash...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Well, that whole 4WD trip seemed to be "very...

Well, that whole 4WD trip seemed to be "very organised" and although we had been in "very remote" areas of Morocco...

(this kind of abandoned village was along the Moroccan/Algerian border:)
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
After having a rich breakfast in the kasbah we...

After having a rich breakfast in the kasbah we decided to give ourselves a break and rent a 4WD with chauffeur who would take us around Erg Chebbi. When returning in the afternoon we would do some...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Day 7, Saturday, 2nd May 2009 "Rest day" in...

Day 7, Saturday, 2nd May 2009

"Rest day" in Merzouga - only for the bikes !!



Well, as we had opted for camping - nomad-style - we had to take the consequences - during night there had been...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
On the camping-site of the kasbah we met two nice...

On the camping-site of the kasbah we met two nice adventurers from Luxembourg who were not riding bikes, but seriously equipped offroad vehicles!

And they were travelling with the same spirit as...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Thatīs an argument... Many thanks. I will...

Thatīs an argument...
Many thanks. I will definitely buy something stronger and will always carry brake and clutch lever spares with me... just for case...

Robert
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,022
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Thank you. I was thinking of trying maybe the...

Thank you. I was thinking of trying maybe the "Magura X-Line" bars which are available over here. And concerning the protectors - do you think I should try something made of aluminium or is some hard...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 61,485
Posted By jean "the rob" luc
Hi Jeffrey! This evening I seriously took...

Hi Jeffrey!

This evening I seriously took the time to read your entire report so far. Itīs just great!

You are giving us so much background information and historical and statistical facts - I...
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