April 07, 2006 GMT
some more pictures

Here are a few pictures to show how some of the roads are. Nice on a bike. And it never ends.


We dont use the bridge untill the water is coming. It wears...


This is a couple I met out on the road. They had rented a bike from Manfred at madagascar-on-bike.com

This is a "route nationale". Nice!

And this is a guy I took along for a ride one day. He was complaining about short legs, and I offered him a ride.

And the funny thing is that these things lay around for weeks. I`ve seen trees covering the road, where theres dug a hole under the tree rather than removing it. As long as its possible to pass, it`s ok it seems.

Partners is crime. They were bankrobbers they told me. Looking for banks.

This is a traditional grave. And the paintings indicates what kind of person he or she was. The bigger the grave, the more respectebal the person.



Butterflies. A lot of them. I don`t know how many butterflies I killed during my stay, but I often came across gangs like this. I was known amongst the butterflies as "the butcher".


It looks like I`m busy, but I`m really not.


And while my Kawa was sick, I got to borrow this little mean mf. It was nice outside the roads, but I felt it in the ass after taking it 500km in one day. The seat is a tiny bit to narrow for touring. And the 400ccm alows a cruising speed of 85km/h. Unless you want to stop and refill on every gas-station...

Or you could just do like this guy, take some extra fuel along.

Potholes you said? Theres a lot of this, and best to keep your eyes on the road.

PC280016.JPGAfter the 500km on the honda, it`s good that theres a nice beach not to far away.

PC300028.JPGWorking on the aerodynamics. Get the speed up, and the fuel consumption down. It`s all in the details.

And this is what it looks like when the sun sets over Madagascar. Beatifull.

Posted by Johan Bjorkas at 01:13 AM GMT
April 17, 2006 GMT
oil filter.. vita gasy


This is what my "oil-filter" looked like when we opened the engine case...


And a lot of rubbish here..

engine case.jpg
..from the engine case.

And if you need to fix your bike at madagascar, go for the work-shop at moto-madagascar.com - and stay away from Sport Extreme... that`s my tip.

Posted by Johan Bjorkas at 03:55 PM GMT

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