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Old 02-02-2007, 03:56 PM   #46
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Fantastic!! What a great adventure!!

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Old 02-02-2007, 03:56 PM   #47
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I cross first, without problem, Patrick follows. To tanks the guy we give him our picnic and take a picture.
Are there other fords further ?, Inch allah.
It was the last. Arrived on the sealed road, we turn on the right hand, straight to the storm, we stop and put on our rain wear, good idea, in the following minutes, we are inside the storm, only 20 km to Tazenakht, but it seems a longtime
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:58 PM   #48
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Stop to a restaurant, anyway we have no picnic and it’s raining. Tajine, kefta , mint tea, it’s going better. We meet three French bikers who explain us that they arrive from Ouarzazate by the road and they cross a lot of oueds in spate. One of them is riding a 100 cc and is going to the Benin, brave guy.
We have a look to the map and the track I planed for this afternoon begin in an oued, wisely we decide to take the road
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:00 PM   #49
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Arrived at the crossroads with the main road 9, we decide to give up Ouarzazate (we won’t see Ait Benhaddou and the track of Telouet. an excuse to come back) and we go directly to Marrakech.
180 Km through the Tizi n’Tichka, a pass around 2200m high, inside the storm, it will be good. By place the road is covered with mud pulled by the storm, we stop in a gas station, no more electricity this means no pump (ah gasoline in jerry-can in Mhamid!!!). As we were going uphill and downhill, we have rain, wind, hail (to be honest three or four hails not more), mud, gravel, and so on. We saw also a car crashed on a truck further a car without nose. Riding a bike in those conditions was very impressive, really
A sealed road which worth a lot of track.
We pass the guys with the Cherokee, but right now we don’t really want a beer.
30 km before Marrakech, we stop for refueling, we call the Toulousain hotel ( where do you want I go ) we book a room and we go.
On this road in the dark, I was much more afraid that in the pass under the storm. There are everything on this main road, people, Mopeds, bicycles, carts, donkeys, goats, nobody has lighting, (our are not very efficient ) the cars are running very fast, it’s dangerous everywhere

Finally we arrive. Hot shower. We take a beer in a bar, where every body seems to be drunk (no aggressiveness, they are laughing).

An other exciting day.

‘’ Hé Patrick, on est moulus, hein !!! ‘’

Square Jemaa El Fna, here we are.
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:03 PM   #50
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so, it's all for to night. I hope you enjoy.
We are in the middle of the trip, the rest has been amazing too.
It stills diary to translate. I hope to do it soon.
If you don't care about, I can stop.
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:11 PM   #51
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:43 PM   #58
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I doubt I will ever ride in Morocco, so I appreciate sharing our experience.

Which GPS did you use? Do you have tracks in a gpx file you can share? (You can attach them with the paper clip icon in the tool bar.)

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Old 02-02-2007, 05:03 PM   #59
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Simply amazing pictures.

Great adventure!

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Simply amazing pictures.

Great adventure!
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