questions LISBON / TIMBOUCTU
I have a bmw650gs / i don't have much off road experience / i have read 'adventure motorcycling handbook' and 'sahara overland' / I'm just back from a morocco 12 days, 6500kms trip (i located the starting points of some of chris scott pistes, but we were 2 on the bike, me and a girl, and we didn't do any of them, just some 30/40 kms) / i took a gps, i think i can handle it
In mid april / may i intent to go to Timbouctu
Is too much for me going alone?
(the alternative would be to persuade a friend of mine who has a 1150gs with no off road experience as well)
Is it too risky concerning the weather? (temperature around Atar/ South Mauritania and Mali - begin of the rain season near Niger river)
Can i do M13 / R1/2/4-8 /?
What about R10? and B2/3?
Can i manage it without the 200 000 maps ?
One month from Lisbon to Timbouctu and back, doing some of the pistes, is it enough?
What tires should i buy? apparently T63 doesn't fit neither some other options alike - the alternatives being metezeler tourance/michelin anakee?
The bmw panniers are they hard enough to this trip (i guess i know this one...)
Am i forgetting something?
Wish someone could help me.
[This message has been edited by 8340SU (edited 25 January 2006).]