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Old 02-29-2008, 08:29 AM   #61
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Cazevedo could you please give some info about the navigation, which gps device you used-garmin 276 c?
And if you can show some more detailed pics on the mods done to the Dominator: the tanks, fairing, the forks etc?

Thanks for the info
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:47 AM   #62
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...and apparently its a FISH!



So, does that critter really purr?
Actually it's a king of rodent, a big rat but is vegetarian and eateble it's really tasty, that one on the picture is part of the hostel staff...

They are quite common in swamps in South America
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:55 AM   #63
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Cazevedo could you please give some info about the navigation, which gps device you used-garmin 276 c?
And if you can show some more detailed pics on the mods done to the Dominator: the tanks, fairing, the forks etc?

Thanks for the info
In Africa I used one Garmin V, but in South America I used one 279C becouse I can upload all the maps from Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru in the memory slot card, it's quite a useful gadget.

About the navigation, in Africa you really need a GPS, sometimes it's the only way to find your way in South America is confortable to have one but it's not so important, in 80% of the places you just have one way to go... and with a good paper map it's easy to navigate.

I will start a new post only about the modifications in my Dommie, I just have to find some time at the moment I'm preparing the next trip to the Artic Circle next June
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:09 AM   #64
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Again - WOW!
...and are there any openings?



+1 on the front page!
sure, wy not

After this next trip in June I'm trying to organize in October one trip to Marroco and Westen Sahara again... maybe do some dakar stages...

in 2009 I plan to go to Iceland for a couple of weeks in May, and to Africa again (Senegal) also for a couple of weeks probably in October,
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:18 AM   #65
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in 2009 I plan to go to Iceland for a couple of weeks in May...
Iceland? Hrmmmmmmm... Its not too far out of the country is it?
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:58 PM   #66
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Very cool report! I like the nontypical South America journey!
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:25 PM   #67
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sure, wy not

After this next trip in June I'm trying to organize in October one trip to Marroco and Westen Sahara again... maybe do some dakar stages...

in 2009 I plan to go to Iceland for a couple of weeks in May, and to Africa again (Senegal) also for a couple of weeks probably in October,
Iceland? Funny you mention that. An Iceland ride has been floating around in my mind lately. A guy at work has been a couple of times (not on a bike) and he's planted the seed. Got me a crate for the bike if a rental doesn't pan out.

I've been following along here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=305689

Keep up the inspiring pics!
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:15 PM   #68
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Looks like a great adventure, Trip of a lifetime!!!


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Old 03-03-2008, 10:24 AM   #69
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let's continue...

Ok we where heading to Dakar, we started to see some typical trees



just before Dakar we found some great tracks



we started to feel Africa...



do you recognise this??



Take a closer look



Yep, is the dakar rallye tracks around the Lac Roze, this is the dakar beach



where it takes place the last stage of this amazing rally



we spend the night in Dakar and the guy from the hotel told us to catch a taxi to the city center... he told us it whas safer...



You can see in our faces how tranquile we where...

The city is big and we prefer to be in the wild so next day we continued south



we found another good track crossing one natural park...



and we passed one Reserve with some animals...



some look peaceful...



some don't...



but the landscape whas incredable... look at the sise of the trees



This trees are called "embondeiros" in Portuguese, "Baobás" in French, they are the national tree of Senegal and there is a local legend that god when he made this tree, she whas so beathiful, so imponent that god decided to turned upside down, leaving the rouths on top....

In the ancient times this trees where also used as houses and even as graves...



We where so impressed by the landscapes that we didn't realised that we where in the midle of a big reserse and the night whas coming...



we pased some small villages, but they do not seem very friendly



that day we send almost 4 hours driving at night.... we where following signs to "Barracuda Resort" in the midle of total darkness, we just had our bike lights.... in all the vilages we passed we saw big fires.... why so many fires??? To keep the lions away from the villages??? but is there lions on Senegal??? well at night the landscape is quite similar to the National Geographic tv programs about wild animals in Africa we looked to the darkness but we did not see any lion

then we start to belive that the signs to the Barracuda resort whas just a trap to catch some fresh meat to a cannibal tribe but after 4 hours folowing the signs we found this



After all there is a Barracuda Resort, and they even have one pool



tomorow we enter Gambia, sorry about my bad english
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:37 AM   #70
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Carlos i'm really looking forward to see the modifications you did in your Dommie.

When you do it please put a link in this thread.

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Old 03-03-2008, 02:37 PM   #71
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:21 PM   #72
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Amazing amazing amazing!
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:29 PM   #73
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AJ CARAMBA Impressed I think that it's an understatement and hey don't worry about your english You are doing just fine (I,m Polish myself and my english ain't too good but who cares) the pictures tell the awsome story .
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:10 PM   #74
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WOW

That's a jawdropper:



Thanks for the new inspirational wallpaper!
And if you have been there, you will know just how amazing that place is.
If you get the chance, go.

Outstanding report cazevedo!

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Old 03-04-2008, 05:18 PM   #75
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Spectacular!! You're gonna see many of these on the home page.
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