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Old 11-29-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
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Day Trip in the North of Africa - Cap Bon Tunisia

First, if you adverse to reading, the youtube video of the ride can be found



here.

So I finally got out for another spin. We've had some ups and downs in Tunisia over the past few months with suicide bombers, AQIM stuffs, insurgents and all that...in short, my security guys didn't want me heading out and about in the country for a while.

Well, we've had a few weeks of quiet, so I decide to sneak out on the bike and do a little day trip up Cap Bon. It's winter here too, but not like Calgary. A nice sunny day at about 16C, perfect for a ride (as opposed to 14C and pissing rain with wind today).

As usual I scout all my trips on Google Earth. Look for a mountain/forrest and then find a trail on it. Map the trail into the GPS and then follow the line to where it leads.

The first mistake was that the "trail" I picked was an old dried up river bed. On big bikes sand is a challenge and my riding buddy on his V-Strom was not having fun.



Once we cleared the challenges there we progressed along the ridge on Cap Bon. Cap Bon is the northern-most point of Africa...getting you 100km or so from Sicily. There is a mountain ridge that splits up the middle which is a fantastic ride.



This time I had found another "trail" that cut off at about the 2/3 of the length of the ridge. Turns out the trail was exactly that...not something usually traversed by motorized means. The farmers at the bottom had their minds blown that we came down that.




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Old 11-30-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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ADVriders are an international lot, getting to interesting places some of us have never heard of before. I had to check it out on Google Maps….. Yes, it is really quite close to Sicily. Thanks for taking us on the ride with the words and pictures.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:00 AM   #3
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Thanks Aj. I've been living here for about 4 years now. When I relocated for work I made sure to bring my bike with me.

The country has had significant challenges over the past few years, but it is a fantastic place to ride. A variety of terrain and no real limitations (insurgents maybe?) on where you can ride.

For such a small country it is geographically diverse. I look forward to my next outing.
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