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Old 06-04-2009, 02:25 AM   #1
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Sahara on a Fireblade! Italian Language.

Ciao a Tutti,

sono a casa, ho appena svuotato le valige, mangiato il primo piatto di spaghetti. E’ davvero la fine. Il viaggio è terminato e io non riesco ancora a farmene una ragione. E’ forse perché sento ancora vicino il profumo della sabbia, vedo tuttora il caldo colore dell’erg davanti ai miei occhi.



Viaggiare è forse questo? Sentirsi in quel limbo tra partenza e arrivo? No. Un viaggio credo non abbia una vera e propria meta, i miei perlomeno non ce l’hanno quasi mai. Quindi un viaggio non può avere un arrivo, ma piuttosto può avere una boa, un punto dove per forza di cose bisogna voltare lo sguardo verso i propri passi e ripercorrerli. La boa è il momento di recuperare chilometri verso casa, il nostro paese dove aspetta la famiglia, il lavoro e il cassetto che contiene la voglia di ripartire. Quel cassetto lasciato aperto il giorno della partenza, mai chiuso. E badate bene dal farlo.



La boa di questo viaggio in Tunisia l’abbiamo raggiunta: Le Dune del Bibene.

Si tratta di una catena di sabbia insidiosa che separa Douz da Ksar Ghilane, vi si arriva imboccando una traccia oltre l’abitato dell’oasi, dopo novanta chilometri di pista. Guardando a sud di Douz, florida oasi del sud Tunisino, si vede solo sabbia, un maremoto di sabbia - E’ il grande Erg orientale, le prime dune, le più fitte e insidiose fanno da tappeto rosso alle grandi catene dunarie del sud. Lì le creste raggiungono i duecento metri d’altezza e lo spazio interdunario raggiunge la conformazione tipica di quello Libico, vasto e poco mosso, quasi piatto. Ma questa è un’altra storia.



Noi il nostro tappeto rosso l’abbiamo percorso con la moto che volevo, una Honda Fireblade strappata dalle piste, e non quelle Africane. Non la diretta per Ksar Ghilane su cui abbiamo poggiato le nostre ruote.

La CBR era sulla carta un mezzo totalmente inadatto, così dichiaravo alla partenza e, prendendo il via con un po’ di ritardo rispetto a quanto pianificato, anche la stagione lo è diventata. In questo periodo la sabbia è calda, diventa meno compatta, molto più insidiosa da percorrere con una moto da enduro, figuriamoci con un mezzo da strada, senza gomme tassellate e perdipiù carica di bagagli e vettovaglie. Ma, era poi così inadatto questa motocicletta? Certo che lo era. Non voglio mettere indubbio la cosa. Ma allora? Noi avevamo dalla nostra parte la voglia di viaggiare, di scoprire, di arricchire la conoscenza del territorio, della sua gente, avevamo con noi la consapevolezza della forza che il deserto nasconde, e di cui bisogna aver rispetto. E così alla fine quelle dune le abbiamo oltrepassate.



Viaggiando, e non correndo, gli ostacoli si sono trasformati in luoghi da capire, i momenti difficili, minuti di concentrazione, istanti in cui ci è stato chiaro che con il deserto non si scherza, ma che il deserto non ti inganna se lo assecondi. Tornare sui nostri passi, rinunciare al percorso e riprendere la direzione di casa senza varcare quella montagna di sabbia non sarebbe stata una sconfitta, ma una vittoria. Ma ci siamo riusciti, la boa è sempre stata lì, e a Ksar Ghilane, puntino verde tra le dune, ci siamo arrivati.



Un viaggio ti fa portare a casa il tassello di un mosaico che non ha mai fine, il disegno che compone forse è quello descritto da una frase pronunciata da Gandhi: Vivi come se dovessi morire domani. Impara come se dovessi vivere per sempre. Una frase che ha il viaggio nel DNA, una frase che porto nel mio sangue.

Ora ho voglia di mantenere vivo il ricordo di questo viaggio scrivendo, e so già che lo farò da domani se non stasera.



Un doveroso grazie, con un grosso bacio a Lucia, che non mi ha mandato a cagare quando ho deciso di partire con questa moto.

Trovate qualche altra foto qui.
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Italiano pazzo. Italiano può essere che ce la fa. Frase detta da un amico di Douz prima della partenza.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:32 AM   #2
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What a great travel and great words. I understand Italian and I enjoyed your descriptions of travel and what you perceive as moments to recall. It would be very nice to translate it in English so other can enjoy as well.

As far as your quest.....my respect man, my respect

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Old 06-04-2009, 02:56 AM   #3
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...grandi ragazzi

belle foto e bel viaggietto..e soprattutto "palle" nel portare quella moto sul deserto

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Old 06-04-2009, 02:59 AM   #4
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Awesome ride! Thanks for taking us along

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Old 06-04-2009, 03:00 AM   #5
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Hello to All,

I am at home, I just emptied the bags, ate the first plate of spaghetti. It 'really the end. The trip is over and I can not yet farmene a reason. And 'perhaps because I still close the scent of sand, I see still the hot color of ERGOSE before my eyes.



Travel is perhaps this? Feel in limbo between the departure and arrival? No. A trip did not believe a real goal, at least I have not hardly ever. Then a trip can not be a stretch, but rather can have a buoy, a point where inevitably we must turn our gaze to his feet and over again. The buoy is the time to recover km home, our country where the family waits, the work and the tray containing the urge to share. That left open the drawer on the day of departure, never closed. And take the good from it.



The mark of this trip to Tunisia we have reached: The Dune of Bibene.

It is an insidious chain of sand that separates Douz to Ksar Ghilane, there comes along a track over the town dell'oasi after ninety miles of track. Looking south of Douz, florida southern Tunisian oasis, you see only sand, a tidal wave of sand - It 's the Great Eastern Erg, the first dune, the denser and more insidious are the red carpet to the big chains dune in the south. Here the ridges up to two hundred meters in height and space interdunario reaches the typical conformation of the Libyan, large and smooth, almost flat. But that's another story.



We our the red carpet we have come with the bike I wanted, a Honda Fireblade torn from the slopes, rather than African. Not the direct Ksar Ghilane on which we placed our wheels.

The CBR was on the paper half totally unsuitable, as stated at the start, and taking off with some 'delay compared to the plans, the season has become. In this period, the sand is hot, it becomes less compact, much more insidious to go with an enduro bike, let alone with half from the road, without dowels and rubber Moreover Office of luggage and supplies. But it was so inappropriate that motorcycle? Of course it was. Do not want to doubt it. But then? We had with us the desire to travel, to discover, to enrich the knowledge of the territory, its people, we had with us the awareness of the power that hides the desert, and which need to be compared. So in the end those dunes we pass.



Traveling, and not running, the obstacles have become places to understand the difficult times, minutes of concentration, moments in which we have been clear that the desert is not joking, but the desert is not deceiving you if it. Return on our steps, give up and resume the path towards home without crossing the mountain of sand was not a defeat but a victory. But we succeeded, the boa has always been there, and Ksar Ghilane, green between the dunes, we arrived.



A trip takes you to take home the piece of a mosaic that never end, the design that made it is described by a sentence spoken by Gandhi: Live as if I were to die tomorrow. Learn as if I were to live forever. A sentence that has the trip in the DNA, a phrase that I carry in my blood.

Now I want to keep alive the memory of this trip by writing, and I know already that I will do it tomorrow if not tonight.



One must thank you, with a big kiss to Lucy, who sent me not to shit when I decided to go with this bike.

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Old 06-04-2009, 05:34 AM   #6
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What a great travel and great word. I understand Italian and I enjoyed your descriptions of travel and what you perceive as moments to recall. It would be very nice to translate it in English so other can enjoy as well.

As far as your quest.....my respect man, my respect
Hi Goran69, many thanks for your help!!!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:51 AM   #7
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Awesome pictures! Looks like an amazing journey
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:14 AM   #8
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Wow! I don't understand Italian, but have major respect for the guy riding a sport bike in sand! It's hard enough on a dirt bike.

The Sahara scenery is remarkably similar to that of the California desert. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:00 PM   #9
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:48 AM   #10
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But what 'azzo ci sei andato a fare con quella moto nel deserto ?

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Old 06-07-2009, 02:59 PM   #11
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But what 'azzo ci sei andato a fare con quella moto nel deserto ?
It's Really FUNNY and GODURIOSO!!!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:04 AM   #12
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I agree....it looks like a real Figata...!

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Old 06-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #13
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I agree....it looks like a real Figata...!

YESSS!!!!

Here the second video part of my trip!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0vsMIYLNU
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:54 PM   #14
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Grazie!!! Grazie!!!

molto Fa bel tempo, voi molto Fa fresco
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:24 PM   #15
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Looks like you a fun ride...

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