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Old 04-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #10
Jesse Luggage OP
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Last call.

We want to renew our invite for anyone interested in motorbike travel, to attend our “Sahara Day” with Africa traveler, Chris Scott. This event is a meet and greet, with Chris giving a photo presentation and talk on his “Desert Biking Years”. The talk will cover more than 30 years of motorbike riding in the Sahara. In addition, there will be lots of time for specific questions, and general schmoozing. Some of the subjects that Chris may cover are, planning for the ride, i.e. sponsorship, , bike choice, bike loading, gear that you need, (not just what is available to buy), riding seasons, fuel prices, border crossings, satellite navigation, moto troubleshooting, the list goes on. Bring your questions, bring your enthusiasm, bring your travel plans…

Also at the event, will be some motorbikes on display. A Yamaha XT660 Tenere.* Which is one of only a couple in the USA right now.. Then there will be a race bike that ran in the original Paris/Dakar in the Sahara, and another that won the Pharaoh’s Rally, now known as Pharons Rally in Egypt. .(Beginning and ending at the pyramids of Gisa) There’ll also be a couple older R80’s, one of which has done 700,000 K, two up, as well as Al’s personal R80ST which he took around the world.

Tommorrow is the last day of email monitoring. We're closed on Friday and Saturday, so if you want to register, do it now. If you miss the deadline, sneak in with somebody who didn't miss it, and you can just blame me for misreading the email. (Your riding bud said TWO people were attending.)

* The name Ténéré comes from the Tuareg language, meaning "desert", in much the same way that the Arabic word for "desert", Sahara, came to be applied to the region as a whole.
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