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Old 12-13-2008, 07:07 AM   #76
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Hi! This is me shamelessly commenting on my own report to get it back in top-page circulation. It was off-line again for having exceeded the monthly free bandwidth allowance on Photobucket.

My RR really doesn't compare with the astounding Angola RR, which I am reading with a dropped jaw, but we are young guys and this is our way of building up experience for things bigger, better and further away.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:32 AM   #77
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Nice, thanks for the information and picts. Great trip. It looks much safer than Tunisia. Tunisia is the only place I've been down there and it was a little hostel. But Morocco looks kind.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:25 AM   #78
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Excellent! I miss that too

Excellent report. Great pictures. We have been to the same places but tried different kinds of tea! I like the DRZ. great bike
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:19 PM   #79
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Thanks for the link to your report, Dominic!!! Most excellent.

I had read it at the start, then went on my own trip and didn't remember all the threads I'd wanted to come back to.

Thank you for sharing your trip!!! Happy New Year!!!!

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Old 01-26-2009, 04:37 PM   #80
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Beautiful adventure,
beutiful photos !!!!
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:07 PM   #81
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A fantastic trip and road report.

Well worth a bump.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:24 AM   #82
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I missed it first time round Dom. Great RR.

The spider was a camel spider. Agressive little (or big) buggers at times. They can eat your face off whilst you are asleep, as they paralyse your skin when they bite so you can't feel them. I think that might be bullshit


Scorps can be bad news in the desert. Some can make you pretty ill, so I'm told.

I got stung in the Caribbean but it was like a wasp sting, nothing serious.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:04 AM   #83
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Bump!

Just clicked this from your sig-link.

Great report Dom, and well worth a bump!

Those small scorpions are nasty - wouldn't kill you, but could kill a baby or an ill/old person. You'd just be laid up for a while feeling like crap.

Glad you kept away from them and made it back to drink cheap beer in Barcelona!

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Old 12-22-2009, 08:29 PM   #84
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Excellent write-up, really good photos.

Someone on ThornTree mentioned a couple of days ago they saw graders and piste bashers heading up the Telouet piste. Pity. I might have a last blast of it in Feb before they finish sealing it.

A couple of friends are joining me in Marrakech and hiring bikes from loc2roues which seems to get consistently good write-ups.

Next time you're in Ouarzazate you should check out http://www.bikershome.net Zineb's cooking is brilliant and Peter is a great source of local piste information.

I did the Agoudal - Dades piste in the opposite direction on a 1200GSA and was feeling light headed that day, so the altitude didn't help. it's a harder piste than you would think just looking at the map.

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Old 12-28-2009, 04:02 PM   #85
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Thanks to you, man.

I figure that the Telouet piste will go soon. My sincere hope is that the competent authorities see the value in opening up new pistes and back-country more or less in pace with the paving of old pistes. I reckon that with all the French and Iberian 4x4 clubs present, this might be viable.

www.loc2roues.com motorcycle rental in Marrakech will always get my thanks for a great rental service in Morocco.

I look forward to using Dutchman Peter's KTMs in them there hills one day.




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Excellent write-up, really good photos.

Someone on ThornTree mentioned a couple of days ago they saw graders and piste bashers heading up the Telouet piste. Pity. I might have a last blast of it in Feb before they finish sealing it.

A couple of friends are joining me in Marrakech and hiring bikes from loc2roues which seems to get consistently good write-ups.

Next time you're in Ouarzazate you should check out http://www.bikershome.net Zineb's cooking is brilliant and Peter is a great source of local piste information.

I did the Agoudal - Dades piste in the opposite direction on a 1200GSA and was feeling light headed that day, so the altitude didn't help. it's a harder piste than you would think just looking at the map.

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Old 02-23-2010, 02:39 PM   #86
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Enjoyed this RR - I have fond memories of Morroco. Cheers
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:43 AM   #87
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Question Creepy!!

Did really nobody see the creepyness of this picture??


There's a bloody human arm hanging above the goat heads on the pilar...
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:16 AM   #88
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Fortunately there is also a human waist, and a human apron, and a human being leaning on the pillar keeping halfway out of shot.

I'm almost sure that the hanging arm is in fact hanging from a shoulder.

Not really very creepy, I have two that do just that myself.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:36 AM   #89
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Excellent RR in the most beautiful country in the world..
Can't wait one day to ride in Morocco as well.. this really inspires me to do it

Oh, about one of your comment about the name "Mohamed" for first born sons in Moroccan or in general, Muslim families. It's not a rule, and it's not even a habit or a custom or cultural thing.
it's just that Mohamed being the Prophet's name (saaws), it is a very popular name for kids. (A bit like Jesus is quiet popular in South American countries)
Especially in previous generations (grand parents, great grand parents).
One custom pretty common however in Muslim families and especially Moroccan ones, is to give your kids the name of their grand parent or great grand parent. So you can see how a popular name will never stop being popular

But this has nothing to do with being the first born son or not, and it's not some sort of tradition or rule for Muslims :)

Thanks a lot for the report, and for the photos, I really enjoyed reading every post !
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:34 PM   #90
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Great Info 2 of us are going in September from Ireland taking the ferry then riding down from Roscoff to Marrakesh ..
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