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Old 04-04-2013, 09:40 AM   #16
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:24 AM   #17
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Ok guys I see... you are masochist

2nd day: Missour - Merzouga

The alarm goes off at 7. Ouch.. I feel all my muscles ans bones…, yesterday I did more miles than in the last three months together ...
At 7.30 we’re having breakfast. To do the planned stages we must be on the bike at 8 o clock and stop as little as possible, otherwise the night we made up. Our meals in the next 8 days will be energy bars and the few things we can stole from the breakfast buffets in the hotels ... what a way to spend the holidays ... So a good dinner and breakfast are essential.
The problem is there is no way to shorten the stages, the hotels (and villages) are where they are and the only way to get there before is by road and that it is not in our plans, we have allergy to the tarmac.
I like more today's stage than yesterday, is more varied and I love the end with arrival to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi dunes.
The day starts fresh, we start at fast tracks, then mountain areas with lots of stones ... in this broken tracks is where I appreciate the improved suspension and 21 " front wheel with respect to the GSA, the ride is more comfortable on the Yamaha.
As the day goes on I feel much better riding the bike and increasingly enjoy more, while at some point begin the typical "sprints" with the other guys. In one of them I am shooting at 130 km/h behind Albert and his KTM ... we must calm down, a crash here is much more serious than at home ... but is difficult not to open throttle ... these tracks are great, so different than at home, smooth, open… the Beast is in its habitat!! ... The BM/Mambatec suspensions swallow it all, standing driving position is perfect with the wind fairing protection ... the miles pass without noticing, I enjoy!, GASSS! great!!
Suddenly some sandbanks appear when you least expect it and there are the first falls with no consequences but is hard to lift this loaded big bikes….
We arrived to a beautiful little canyon, is like a labyrinth, at the end of it there is a rise and at the top the scenery is amazing, endless plains ... it seems impossible to get where it covers our view. I love the vastness of these landscapes, so different from where I live.
After a while I realize two bikes are missing, the two in the front do not realize it and still pulling, suddenly I fell in a sandbank. Nothing happened, I could reduce speed when I saw the sand and have fallen almost stopped but the bike is in a bad position with the wheels up the hill. I try to lift it but there is more than 260 kilos with luggage. When it looks like I have it above my feet sink, slide in the sand and falls back. It makes sense to wait for help but if you ride a fat motorcycle you must have balls to lift it, right?. I’m pulling it, lifted a bit, then a little more, at some point slipped and is about to fall again, I had to take all the energy that I have, and finally I did it…. But I am exhaust. Later I’m going to realise that it was a mistake to make this effort, is going to be the track harder part and I’m going to miss the energy I’ve used….
I start to ride again and meet the two in the front that have stopped, they ask about why I was back…. I didn’t want to explain my “adventure”… I said I was waiting the other two… no clues to the enemy… lol..
After a while the other two arrived, they had to stop to fix a small damage resulting from a drop in the sand ...
We reached the first oasis full of sand, rivers of sand, roads full of sand, sand and more sand ... how I miss my DRZ!! ... with the Suzuki this track was fun but with the cow is a nightmare and I'm tired... David and Albert suffer as well in the sand, but Joan and Enric with their GSA are flying in the sand, they have fun… the bastards! They are use to go to Morocco and they have a fine technique in the sand.
When arrived at the hotel in Merzouga in the dark, a good shower, a good dinner, and we are going to be fine (or almost).
Tomorrow we are going to have beautiful stage to M'Hamid but with the terrible Ramlia in the middle and its 3km of fes-fes and deep soft sand…

















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Old 04-05-2013, 04:20 AM   #18
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:48 AM   #19
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WOW!

Very nice photos.

I don't mean to sound like your mother, but I told you to take the DR.
Damn kids never listen.

Thanks for the update.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:03 AM   #20
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Really nice story and photo!!!!!!!!!!
(to be honest i never liked the Tenere 1200 but u did it unbelieveble good looking!!!!!!!!)
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:27 AM   #21
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Really nice story and photo!!!!!!!!!!
(to be honest i never liked the Tenere 1200 but u did it unbelieveble good looking!!!!!!!!)
I know... is impossible you don't like this beauty:





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Old 04-05-2013, 10:30 AM   #22
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WOW!

Very nice photos.

I don't mean to sound like your mother, but I told you to take the DR.
Damn kids never listen.

Thanks for the update.
I know mum... but the rest of the guys call me "raven" if I ride the DRZ...

Seriously, in some sand tracks was difficult but in the rest the ST works amazingly well
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #23
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I know mum... but the rest of the guys call me "raven" if I ride the DRZ...
Well, if they can catch you I guess they have the right to call you anything they want.
I'm thinking not too many have earned the right.

And to think I used to think I was a little hard on mine. I'm a pussy and then some.

Keep the photos comin' please.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:10 PM   #24
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:53 PM   #25
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Thanks!!, I really like this pic
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:57 PM   #26
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A video from the second day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnRFe...wHdhcQ&index=2
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:51 AM   #27
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Part two. Sand begins!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVWcc...wHdhcQ&index=1
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:52 AM   #28
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u did quite well in the sand ;) Nicely done.
But you fell.... so you're human after all

It's funny with the videos coz when I'm watching you, I'm tense as if I were riding ;)

Keep it coming, that's entertaining, really
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:16 AM   #29
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u did quite well in the sand ;) Nicely done.
But you fell.... so you're human after all

It's funny with the videos coz when I'm watching you, I'm tense as if I were riding ;)

Keep it coming, that's entertaining, really
Yes I' human... and in the sand too human...

I'm really tense when I watch the video... I remember how stressed I was!!

Quite a lot more to come... but hard work to edit all these hours of video...
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:06 AM   #30
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Your english is just fine and the pictures are great.

Your Ténéré looks very cool, but for the type of riding you are doing I would have picked a smaller bike - off road is so much more fun and relaxing on a <150 kg thumper.

Looking forward to read about the rest of the ride.
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