I know, I had wondered about that. My friend has just bought an 85 Tenere with 25K on the clock so either we have been identically diddled or they are genuine low mileages.
My battered copy of Chris' book has been open at new chapters today.... never thought really about desert biking before.
Well at least nobody has flooded the BB with 'you are bonkers' statements! Im only contemplating this because the Egyptian government makes it so damn hard to bring cars in and I am blowed if I am going to give them hard-earned
tokens merely so they can be bloodyminded. There is a Brit couple involved with the customs at Alexandria at the mo - these officials having refused to allow their Discovery into Egypt for 18 months now because their UK-sourced documents need translating into Arabic (and, one suspects, because enough baksheesh hasnt changed hands)
Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but wheeltracks..... tread lightly.