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Old 03-10-2008, 02:57 AM   #1
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Talking Traces of Kimangao : An HP2 in France, Spain and Italy

This ride report should have been a real ride report. It should have another title like " A European Wine Encounter ".
But this one is postponed.
So a german guy just showed up in my area to say Hi.
Guy is in holidays. For a quite interesting journey.
He arrived in Arles (South Of France) friday eve. we rode to La Grande Motte, where I live. Found a hotel and went to a little restaurant.

And this is when I learned what was the meaning of his holidays.....
taking shots, pictures.....
And to be able to capture some beauty, this bloody german needs to be on location at 6 o'clock in the morning !

lucky me.

Did I tell you the name of this bloody German ?
No ?
you probably know already the guy. nickname's Kimangao. rings a bell ?

So here we are, around 6 o'clock, saturday morning, on a kinda desert spot.
Frozen, not yet awaken, with a light but chilly wind, taking pictures.
As it's unbelievable, I took the liberty to take some pictures of the event !


See ? the guy's working.
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:58 AM   #2
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:59 AM   #3
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traces of kimangao.
but he's nowhere to be seen.

Dirk was running everywhere to find a good spot for the perfect picture.

The funny thing here with the traces is that I was not allowed to go anywhere !
Why ?
Because of the footsteps !
For the perfect picture the sand should be like a virgin, touched for the very 1st time.....
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:02 AM   #5
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Eh ? but where is he?
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Ah ! found him. back on his bike.
yeah, yeah.
we're frozen, tired, without any breakfast and the guy is showing off !
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See ? How this impudent german is looking down at me !
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At least, the guy is workin'
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But not only !
I was with my heavy GS with tourance.
He was with his super light HP2 with karoo.....
I'm a full noob on the sand.
He's quite confident on it.
So he kept showing off...... bloody G !
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then again, the guy's was running everywhere !
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madness !



weird shot ?!?



but what on earth the guy is doing here ?!?



okay, he's gone again.



where is he ?
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After some time....
and some struggle with the GS to be off the sand
He was okay for a coffee. ah !



then, hop..... back to work !





guy's a lunatic !



crazy



eh, where is he again ?



Ah. again, the almighty tripod



Eh, but what's he doing on the other side ?
He wanted to be on the picture. And I've been trapped ! I was a human remote controller for his camera ! Do you believe it !
How dared he ?!
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he's gone again.



kimangao's eye. spooky.



ah, he's back.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:26 AM   #14
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So I was thinking, it's nearly noon. okay. finish. end. let's have lunch.
naaaaaaaaa.
He needed a high place for some pictures.
ok.
let's go.




After that, I was allowed to have something to eat. a quick nap was allowed too.
But around 6pm, back on the bikes. let's go to Aigues Mortes for pictures



On the road, I had to give him a lesson so I was always in front and he tried to pass me. impossible. I'm so good he couldnt.
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Ah ! bloody german !
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