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Old 10-23-2013, 02:42 PM   #226
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I'm sure you would have noticed the evidence of Todd's get-off.
Peter, I'm not sure what you are talking about, but I'm pretty sure it is in a different thread.

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:52 PM   #227
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All I remember hearing on the intercom is, "Looks like it might be a little sandy over here." Argh.... fking gorilla.



I need a smaller bike - - and "yes" that is what "she said."
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:40 PM   #228
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Even though I had heard of Dakar before I took this job, I knew it was somewhere in Northern Africa but had no freaking clue where, until I looked it up. So just in case a few of you are still wondering, here ya go:


Just for the record: All that brown shit is SAND.

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Old 10-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #229
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You forgot to mention most of the populated areas smell like a dump.
The smell is difficult to describe...
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:08 PM   #230
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Just for the record: All that brown shit is SAND.

Hey, I'm not the one that brought the pig to the desert! I downsized thinking I would save my back (mistakenly).
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:19 PM   #231
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That's what the headsets are for. Easier to bust balls.. And there are about to be four bikes and three helmet cams so we are bound to catch some good stuff!
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #232
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Mrs. Todd34 just came back from SoCal and look at what she brought with her!

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Old 10-30-2013, 07:04 AM   #233
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #234
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We went for another spin this morning and RaiderRed came with us. He even broke the cherry on his 800 and I believe Larry got a pic. We had a great ride. Here's the loop:



We found some great dirt roads and now I'm working on doing a similar loop next weekend with less pavement.

Water break



Larry doing a water crossing

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:51 AM   #235
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We went for another spin this morning and RaiderRed came with us. He even broke the cherry on his 800 and I believe Larry got a pic. We had a great ride. Here's the loop:


Man.....of all the places to learn how to ride off the pavement eh? Thanks for your patience. I'm just glad I could get my bike picked up before you vultures got any more pics! Looking forward to next weekend!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:33 PM   #236
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If a tree falls in the forest...

RaiderRed thought if he could pick it up before we snapped a picture, it never happened. Screen capture from video works just as good.

Cheese beatches!

Now that everyone has thrown their $10-24k toy to the ground, hopefully; we will be able to stop and smell the roses a bit more often (and take more interesting pictures).


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Old 11-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #237
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I'm glad you were able to screen capture that one Larry! I'll hopefully get some time over the next few days to go through the video footage and get some more pics.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #238
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During this past weekend we hit some of the same roads that we rode before. We found some other great dirt roads and we are starting to get a feel for picking out where to explore next by looking at google earth. I am working on a route with a lot more dirt and Pete found an area to the east that looks like it has some terrain changes.

This place certainly isn't lacking dirt roads. It's just a matter of getting a feel for where to find the fun ones. And we've all come to the conclusion that we need to stop more often and take more pics. So far we've been riding and busting balls over the comm system and it's a lot of fun but when we finish we don't have many pics to show for it.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #239
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On the black top...

Personally, I enjoy riding in the city just as much as out in the middle of nowhere. In the city, we are closer to the bars/restaurants, gas stations, mechanics, and random obstacles.


You never know what you might see until you turn the corner…


I like to call this picture “the bread truck.” These two gentlemen neatly stacked approximately 45 cubic feet of French bread into this vehicle. "Health Inspector? What Health Inspector?"





Everyone needs a mechanic every now and again. I about missed this one until Todd mentioned something about a vehicle falling on the mechanic working underneath it… The picture does not do the situation justice. The van was delicately balanced on what looked like a lopsided rock while the “professional mechanic” was underneath working on…something important, I’m sure ((no mechanics were injured during this ride, not that we know of anyway)).



Also, there are droves of “fans” wondering what the crazy Toubabs are up to.




Adventure riding in Senegal is much more than thrashing around in the dirt and sand... City streets also show a unique perspective.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #240
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Good point Larry. Lots to see in the city as well. Keep those screen shots coming.

And we are also less likely to have to pick up that pig!
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