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Old 05-16-2007, 10:46 AM   #121
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Awesome pics from the trip.

I'm surprised how much water you found - there must have been some recent rain. We did similar trails from Merzouga to Zagora and didn't see any - just lots of sand:



I wrecked my front rim doing this section:



I was going a bit fast, and didn't bother slowing for the rocky stretchs. Rolled into Zagora with 6 or 7 large dents in the rim, which I got hammered out by one of the local mechanics.

Did you save any GPS tracklogs. It's always interesting to compare the different routes others have used.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:37 PM   #122
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Hey! The world is indeed smaller every time. The river crossing was performed by a Moroccan-Portuguese joint venture I'm one of the Portuguese (the clever one with a sub 200 kg bike ). We chatted for awhile about my LC4. And that's me crossing the hotel bridge at the hotel. Thanks for the pics and report.

What is it with you and helping people at water crossings, Carlos?



Aurel, great report (as usual). Sorry to hear about your handlebar mishap, but glad you weren't seriously injured and were able to continue.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:55 PM   #123
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Fantastic photos!!!

God I would love to go there but it is a long ways from NC. For now I will just have to live through your ride report. Maybe someday. Great job!!!

What are the possibilities of renting bikes over there? Or would it be better to buy a bike and then sell it when I get ready to leave. Just dreaming.....

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Old 05-17-2007, 03:00 AM   #124
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Fantastic photos!!!

God I would love to go there but it is a long ways from NC. For now I will just have to live through your ride report. Maybe someday. Great job!!!

What are the possibilities of renting bikes over there? Or would it be better to buy a bike and then sell it when I get ready to leave. Just dreaming.....

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Morocco is very easy to do, most for us europeans, but you can find many travel agencies which are specialized for offroad bike travel. You can also find off road bikes for rent and do your own trip. In the following adresse you'll find a lot of informations, also rent bike.
http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89396
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:32 AM   #125
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Morocco is very easy to do, most for us europeans, but you can find many travel agencies which are specialized for offroad bike travel. You can also find off road bikes for rent and do your own trip. In the following adresse you'll find a lot of informations, also rent bike.
http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89396
Great link!! I just spent an hour looking over it. Thanks.

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Old 05-17-2007, 08:45 AM   #126
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Did you save any GPS tracklogs. It's always interesting to compare the different routes others have used.
My GPS died in the crash... I cannot fix it
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:51 PM   #127
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I'll agree with you he is a top guy and the food there is really good for somewhere in the middle of nowhere, first time i stopped there i took some pics and he asked me to post them.

His address is Ouizina, then the GPS co ordinate, Maroc.

Next time i went he was over the moon because i'd sent the pics, i was equally amazed they got there, must be some job being the post man in the middle of the desert

I'm going back in October, can't wait.

Great report guys, thanks for posting.

Looks like the Hotel Sirocco in Zagora. That pools great after the run down from Erfoud.

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Old 05-17-2007, 04:01 PM   #128
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:51 PM   #129
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Good report for sure Aurel.....you`re making me think......


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Old 05-18-2007, 12:50 AM   #130
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:16 AM   #131
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I`m off into Pau this morning to get a spark plug for the Gas Gas...I`ll go to the KTM dealer to get it there...and if theres a 990i..I`ll bring my wife in to have a wee look at it...(alas there`s only been a few supermoto`s to view)

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Old 05-18-2007, 01:20 AM   #132
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I`m off into Pau this morning to get a spark plug for the Gas Gas...I`ll go to the KTM dealer to get it there...and if theres a 990i..I`ll bring my wife in to have a wee look at it...(alas there`s only been a few supermoto`s to view)

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Old 05-18-2007, 02:29 PM   #133
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Correct Name is Zaid.

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I'll find a way to upload my GPS traces.

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Old 01-24-2008, 08:16 AM   #134
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Great trip report, Morocco is a beautiful and diverse place. I will come over and ride there soon! You guys rock.

Merci!
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:30 AM   #135
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Great trip report, Morocco is a beautiful and diverse place. I will come over and ride there soon! You guys rock.Merci!
you should also check the other trip Aurel made here
it's 100% ktm. orange.
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