Morocco / Dakar
Thought I would check here to see what's happening..
I've put some pics up on Picasa Web Albums - 405 TD Estate
The route is on there - I think from 2005 but it woud give you an idea and some pics also (I always like them!)
2007 route also at http://www.dakar.com/2007/DAK/presen...docs/carte.pdf
in reasonable detail.
My bike is a 1997 650 Pegaso which at the moment has only been used on the road - I'm looking to modify it for this trip and some off road rallies and greenlaning in the UK ideally I would like:
Crash bars around engine and fuel tank
18 and 21" wheels to fit proper off road knobblies
Rear luggage system (may have to improvise - £550 for a touratech one!)
Alloy handlebars - moved forward and up 2" for off roading
Heavy duty (and muich bigger) off road footpegs
Heavy duty alloy bash / skid plate
Alloy wrap around handguards
Not sure how the suspension will cope yet - need to try it in the UK a bit - I may want it revalving?
That should keep me busy...
Anyway it looks like me and Mezzydog are on for Xmas leaving provisionally boxing day and we have 3 weeks.
Also there is an advert in this months Trail Bike Magazine (TBM) for riders to join this trip - no phone calls yet however as long as at least 1 other rider is with me then I'm much happier from a safety point of view, I would be concerned about a group bigger than 4 as well since I think it would start to slow things down considerably.
Anyway the pub becons...