The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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the lat & Long of Essakane hasn't been posted before - as 'finding Essakane' and the adventure that goes with 'Le Festival de la Musique' all forms part of old mystique and the joy of that special discovery.
John - ignore manfreds wrong comment about 'drive slowly' - you need to get up to speed in sand and keep the momentum going as it is this very forward momentum that keeps you from getting stuck. If you follow the locals, you'll see that it is everything but a leisurely drive!! keeping up with them is no easy feat. Enjoy the festival (was €300 a year ago)
Location: After Africa and a bit of Asia, now in the Americas.
In a car
In deep sand on a bike you rather give it as much thrust as u can
Its not deep all the time
In a 4x4 with 1 bar (maybe even 0.6 bar) you can drive nearly in the same way
as with 2.5 on asphalt. People drive quick because they don't deflate tires.
So drive rather slow and carefully otherwise u may rip ur pneus on the edgy parts
The festival is worth going, just getting more expensive all the time
Consider also Segou, Festival sur le Niger usually 2 weeks later
This is what it looks like John - and 'fred is quite right.... not deep at all - can't imagine the reason why it took us 15 minutes to get this 4x4 unstuck... once loads of vehicles have churned it over and over again, yes it is deep.
Location: After Africa and a bit of Asia, now in the Americas.
I did not have problems. Arrived at night because we set out late from Tombouctou and I drove carefully with nearly flat tires. Never feared of loosing the track. It was nowhere near as demanding as other stuff I have done (far away, no tracks, no other vehicles, deeeeep sand). Yes it is desert, be prepared in all respects, don't underestimate, take ur time. re ur picture: Locals' vehicles usually aren't prepared. No oil, no diesel, no water, engine hardly maintained, locals never deflate tires in sand, 20 people on top of a pick-up. But locals themselves know cope when stranded, know to survive in dire conditions, also they have time, don't have a plane to catch Monday after, that takes them back. Cheers Manfred
sehr gut but I really don't understand why Manfred doesn't deflate his tyres in sand- This action increases the length of the tyre's 'footprint' thereby offering greater contact / grip on the deck-
Works for me.
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