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Old 11-23-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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Wink Kimangaos panorama collection of heres and theres

Hi everyone,
first of all I have to apologize for being quite for a loooong time. I've been a little on the road as you may have seen following kktos reports 1 & 2. Because that "little on the road"-story needs a bit more preparation I thought of another contribution picturewise:

For the new German Motorradkarawane-page (the adv-travelling site I share with two friends) I had to go through my pics and I've found some shots you may like. Instead of a ride report in the original sense, I'll tell you the story of the picture.



Tunisian Desert:
It was our second day in the sand last year. The route from Douz to Zabria is not far, only 8 clicks. But it's tricky and - if you haven't been in the sand for a while - pretty exhausting. After I got stuck once again, I asked Michel to bypass me as close as he'd feel safe. So he did. But then not only my bike was stuck: The lens on the SLR suffered also from too much sand. We solved that problem later at a petrol station with a high pressure pump





Italian Alps, Colle della Maddalena:
My friend Jo and me were trying to follow the french-italian border offroad. Unfortunately some sections are restricted. So we chose the smallest available roads. Nothing to get ya bike dirty but fun





Near Senj, Croatia:
In spring we were following some tracks in the woods above the coastline. Every now and then there was a barriere of snow. The thumpers did a good job on milling a line through the thicky snow. But then Claus' Africa Twin got stuck due to a lack of ground clearance. So there was time enuogh to capture the scene.





Near Shkoder, Albania:
Northern Albania has a reservoir that leads for more than 40kms through a canyon. Nothing special if you don't consider that the only motorable way through the canyon is now under water. But there's a ferry that takes you from the dam 30kms east to the next town. When we arrived at the pier we just saw the ship leaving around the next corner. The next ship? Tomorrow afternoon ...





Col de Sommeiller, Italy:
The annual Stella Alpina gathering in the Italian Alps reaches its climax when people try to reach the top of Col de Sommeiller. Not everybody arrives there and even the way back can be difficult.





High Atlas, Morocco:
The origninal paln was to meet kktos up there in the mountains. Unfortunately I didn't care about the date-setting of my mobile (I use it for phone calls only ) . It was one day behind the actual time and so was I one day behind kktos . But instead I got to know four french gentlemen, excellent riders all the way. We spent two excellent weeks together. Merci encore une fois, mes amis!





Tunisian Desert:
Well, what shall I say? The bike get's stuck and me, I receive an instant clearance for take off.

Ok, gotta get the sand out of my mouth now. See you later and hope you enjoyed so far.

Cheers

Dirk
There's more at Motorradkarawane but up to now in German only.

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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Great shots.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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You always treat us to your awesome camera skills with fantastic shots! Thanks for another visual treat
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:17 PM   #4
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ah what eye candy. awesome shots man!
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:27 PM   #5
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OHHH my GOD..... Great PICS!!!!
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:43 AM   #6
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Halo Dirk!

Glad to have you back with us!

Here in Greece we are still waiting for the third and fourth part of your via mediterra trip!

See ya,

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Old 11-24-2009, 01:07 AM   #7
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Sweet stuff Dirk! Is this an old XL600R PD04? Nice to see old schoolers in the desert!
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:17 AM   #8
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:41 AM   #9
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Great photos..........thks for sharing
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:26 AM   #10
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Salut my friend,

Thanks for these photos, Happy to have news of you .



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Old 11-24-2009, 12:27 PM   #11
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He's back .

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:29 PM   #12
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Halo Dirk!

Glad to have you back with us!

Here in Greece we are still waiting for the third and fourth part of your via mediterra trip!

See ya,

Lefteris
Good morning Lefteris,
nice to be back here again :-)

How was the second part? I havn't seen up up to now. Might be due to another DHL-problem

I'm pretty sure to be in Hellas next spring and I love the idea of . Maybe there will be another . I know a guy that would come straight from LGM ...

What do you think: Will March be to early for Mt. Olympos? If it's too early we could lateron call it an expedition

Read you soon and ... cheers on the good news

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:33 PM   #13
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Salut my friend,

Thanks for these photos, Happy to have news of you .



/François.
Salut Francois,
comment tu vas? Il y a encore plus des nouvelles d'ici. Maybe Thierry told you already. If not, it will be a surprise within the next weeks

What about Tunisia in 2010?

A plus tard

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:39 PM   #14
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He's back .

Cheers,

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Yep man! What a good feeling of having such a nice welcome back here :-)

Though I was not writing here I was always following your thread and the news from my second home near Kasaba

Greet Juliet (hope she could handle her abuse on 24 ), James and the multi-legged species in your vincinity

Cheers

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:59 AM   #15
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