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Old 11-10-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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Dune 2009: Mr. Black and Mr. White in North Africa

let me introduce you...

The tour:

Munich / Germany to Tunesia / Africa and back. To show what we're talking about, the so called world, planet Earth, Euro-Centric view:


Green is Germany, yellow is Tunesia. To get there we had to ride down to Genova / Italy on approx. 750 boring clicks on motorways, just interrupted by one evening at a wine-fest in Bardolino (I) and a short break at a friend of mine in Milano (I) where we left some warm clothes for our return. There we went on a boat for another boring 23h which took us to the harbour of La Gulette, Tunis, Tunesia.

In Tunesia we rode about 2000km, some on tarmac, some on gravel roads (called piste in Africa) and some just cross country through the sand. This is our track:
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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the team

let me introduce you...

the team.

Mr. Black aka Hardheader:


Mr. White aka Andy G:


the (sometimes not so) trusty steeds, guess who rides which :


and, our special guest, Mr. Niceguy aka Bacon, the famous ADVrider mascott:


More to come during this winter!

Cheers, Andy
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:00 PM   #3
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What? You're going to make us wait till winter??

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:09 PM   #4
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c'mon, it'll be over 300pics and a great story, that'll take some time!
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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ok, some startes...

we met Friday afternoon after work (Hardheader) and after waking up after nightshift (me) on the Autobahn restarea Höhenrain, close to Munich. We didn't even really start the trip when I got my tools out for the first time for adjusting the blacks' chain...



Bacon was still looking a bit weak after his visit to the Oktoberfest with Hardheader. Our goal for the day was to get to Bardolino at the shores of lake Garda, Italy. There's a nice hotel there we got to know in 2006 when going down to the western Alps for enduro riding and we were forced to make an unplanned stop because Hardheaders rear wheel bearings failed (there is no RR about this trip here on ADV, but if you'd like to see some pics just check here: http://www.agrimm.net/reisen/cuneo2006/index.htm text's german only, sorry; to skip throu the pages follow the links at the bottom of each page). What we didn't know was that the annual winefest was going on there and we were lucky to get the last free room in "our" hotel.



We had some nice Lasagna for dinner and a walk through the town



we met 4 (or was it 5?) girls wearing classical Bavarian Dirndl (sort of dress) there... one of them should get married soon, so they celebrated one last free weekend, playing a game that the future bride got a basket full of things (pencils, sweets, condoms...) she had to sell to the people around during the evening. Sorry, no pics of that episode .

Cheers, Andy
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:28 PM   #7
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:47 AM   #8
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Oh man. What a day. But I guess great adventure would not be so great without events like that.
Good thing the crash went more or less smooth and Hardheader was OK.
How the clutch got worn like that is beyond me. I have never seen them like that on a bike. Too much fun in the Sand?
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:11 AM   #9
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:25 PM   #10
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Nice pics, whish i could have joined you. But no time, no money. Maybe you better went without me because of my riding limits. So see you soon for a few beers at the Munich AT-Stammtisch.

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:55 AM   #11
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Thanks...

@oldmotors
our plan was to do this trip on a low-budget level. The costs were about 1100 €. Hotels only if it´s necessary, more food from the market than from the restaurant,...

@A-Wind
Yes, we had a lot fun in the sand. As I found out the stuff was also inside the engine - thats why i needed nearly 2 litres of oil from Geneva to Munich

@ Fitze
How about Morocco in 2012? Enuff time so save money and to train your skills
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:53 PM   #12
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@ Fitze
How about Morocco in 2012? Enuff time so save money and to train your skills
@Hardheader
sounds great. Try to stabilize my health constitution and get my bike fit for that. So if ya let me be part of, let´s see.
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