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Old 10-23-2013, 02:51 PM   #10
Franck B OP
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Joined: Nov 2012
Location: French living in Munich, Germany
Oddometer: 115
Wicked Day one: Nosy be - nosy be

...well, I guess that, at some point, in a ride report, someone rides:

After a comfortable night at Andrea, Thierry joined us for breakfast. 6AM sun rises over the horizon. We picked our bike in the garage.

Thierry showed us some tricks how to kick-start it easily (no magic button).

This first day was meant as a loop to get used to the bikes, to check that they all run fine, apply some personal settings. But it was also an opportunity for Thierry to check we had the necessary skills to make it to the end. At Madagascar, some places, one is 2 days away from the closest good hospital. A broken leg, there is nothing else than a Zebu to carry you over 50km of single trail.

First part of the morning we then headed through rocky trails to mount Passot from which we get a panorama on the 20x25km volcanic Island. Several crater lakes surround the peak


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