I originally planned to do this trip solo, taking in the roughest and gnarliest roads the Tenere and I could handle, camping along the way... Once BIL was on board it had to be toned down significantly, he had only done about 600km total on a bike, and only about 50km of that was on gravel... It was still going to be a great trip, with a few gnarly roads, but I had to be careful not to break him
(my sister would kill me if he came home smashed up)
The plan was to stay at hotels and motels, between the 2 of us it was affordable, I'm a lazy bastard and would rather not carry camping and cooking gear if there's an easier option...
Accommodation was booked:
D4: Arthur River
The route we ended up doing was:
Elevation change: + 40km / - 40km
40 hours moving time
Average speed while moving 48kmh
Every day the planned route had to be cut down, parts were skipped for one reason or another, road closures, fuel, lack of time, and a minor accident... Most days were cut short and we ended up hightailing it on sealed roads to where the accommodation was booked...
All in all it was an awesome trip... I think BIL is hooked, he did great considering his lack of prior riding experience...
A couple of preview pics:
I'll try and get this written up over the next couple of weeks... There's 30 hours of video and thousands of photos to sift though
To be Continued with Day-1 ... .. .