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men8ifr 4 Feb 2009 11:05

Morocco Offroad 2 weeks ish - over Xmas
Anyone interested?

From the UK.. Preferably anyone living in the Midlands would make meeting up/organising and some practice rides a lot easier...

desertexpress 12 Feb 2009 16:50

I go in april/mai if you wan to join.
Peter Penson

men8ifr 13 Feb 2009 20:01

Thanks for the offer if my dates change I will get in touch...

Jamiextz 14 Feb 2009 08:31

Up 4 it!!!
Hi, I had been planning a 3/4 week trip in April May next year to Moroco and Western Saraha. Went out for a meal last night with my wife and I was sugesting over the Christmas period as it is easier for me to get time away from my business. I am based in Hertfordshire, raced a lot of Motocross and done a few enduro's so I am not a complete novice off road although the only "overlanding" I have done is a weekend away on my R1 staying in hotels!
Used to be in the cubs (35 years ago) - so should still be able to errect a tent!
What are your plans - Regards Jamie


Originally Posted by men8ifr (Post 226809)
Anyone interested?

From the UK.. Preferably anyone living in the Midlands would make meeting up/organising and some practice rides a lot easier...

men8ifr 16 Feb 2009 15:23

Only very rough plans at the moment but my thoughts are:

2-3 weeks only
Possibly take the bike(s) on a trailer to southern Spain/Morocco
As much off road as possible
Would very much like to watch / follow a rally raid (Dakar/other) if at all possible.

PS I'm looking for other big bike riders to do some greenlaning in the UK with if you're interested...

Jamiextz 22 Feb 2009 01:39

I was looking to ride the whole way, and am OK to go from 26th December on. 2/3 weeks even 4 would be fine for me. I do green laning with a local group (the green lane crew), check em out on the internet. We sometimes go to wales for a weekend which is great. I use my KTM 200 for that. Dont know any groups specifically for your area apart from the "TRF", you do know them?

Simonsnork 22 Feb 2009 21:29

I'm looking to cross over in a few days. Any one else headed over? Touring on a transalp, so nothing to ruff off road.

men8ifr 24 Feb 2009 10:09

The West Midlands TRF meets at Wilmcote near Stratford upon Avon - I've got quite a few friends there, some still doing the TRF thing some just racing or trials now. The LARF Leicester Area Riders Fellowship is also close to me but we saw them on the trail once and they had about 30 riders in a convoy and were leaving people behind almost, it seems you have to pay to join - I don't know where the money goes but at least the TRF is doing what it can to protect greenlanes.....
I'm in the process of getting an 18" rear wheel for the pegaso so I've got a 21" and 18" set for some decent knobblies and will take that on quite a few local trailrides with the TRF and maybe wales as well, was in Wales 2 weeks ago on my Gas Gas EC300 and quite fancy a few of the lanes on the Pegaso (that may be a horrible mis-judgement though...)
Some pics of my last trip here Picasa Web Albums - 405 TD Estate - Morocco
and a few more




Fancy taking that XT greenlaning? (I assume from your name you have the XTZ is that the parallel twin?)

Jamiextz 28 Feb 2009 06:34

Yea, deffinately up 4 it. I can come up to your way. Yes it is the xtz750 twin. Bit big and heavy but thought it would be better for the road journeys. Give me some dates that fit for you and I will arrange to come up. Jamie

men8ifr 2 Mar 2009 12:49

Sweet I like parallel twins and some of the XTZ's look amazing...

What would you fancy? A bit of gentle greenlaning, have you got any knobblies/semi knobblies?

Jamiextz 2 Mar 2009 19:42

I will take whatever you can throw at me. Worst comes to the worst I drop it and scratch the tank! I have a mate with a KTM 250 EXE, he has been biking for years but recently got into the off roading. We could throw our bikes in the back of his van and get a B&B. regards Jamie

men8ifr 4 Mar 2009 10:00

Found a Rally Raid wil be going through Morocco maybe 29/30 Dec to the 5/6/7 Jan - don't know exact dates these are only based on last years dates.

There's a video at


I would like to watch several stages of this race if at all possible. They have cars trucks and bikes - should be great to watch. Just a shame the Dakar is not there next year.

I'm still waiting for this 18" wheel to arrive wil sort out some greenlaning after that - at the moment I've only got a worn TCK80 from the last Morococo trip and that's not going to be much use in the mud..

Jamiextz 8 Mar 2009 21:08

Hi, that sounds good. Wha do you reckon to riding down to Dakar and shipping the bikes home?

men8ifr 9 Mar 2009 11:21

Hmm don't know sounds like it would be expensive, I'm trying to do this on the cheap(ish) also it needs to be between 2 and 3 weeks total...

If you find out some more info I would consider it but I'm thinking there's enough stuff in Morocco for me on this trip.

If you were thinking of following the Africa race to Dakar I think the only way we would keep up would be on tarmac (if available) and I'd prefer to ride off road and I can't see us successfully covering race distances off road every day...

men8ifr 1 Apr 2009 11:44

Got my wheels sorted out - are you still interested in a ride? I may be out this sunday - sent you a PM give me a bell.

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