For anyone interested in close-ups, here are some photos of the bikes loaded up, in Sinai, after three months of juggling and jiggling all the luggage:
Beau's TTR250 'Open Enduro'
Caroline's XT225 Serow
(Fitted with 'Raid' tank).
Ken's TTR250 'Blue tank' model
(With large green tank).
But here in Khartoum our luggage is all being re-arranged.
I've fitted the new rear tyre, so I'm not carrying an extra one anymore.
But have a 10-litre water carrier on top of the box instead. And have got rid of the tank bag, which was more trouble than it was worth.
Beau has two 5-litre petrol cans strapped behind the panniers.
Caroline has the smallest engine, so is aiming to have the smallest amount of luggage.
And we still have to reduce weight somehow before the Kenya border.
We won't know exactly how the luggage will look until the morning we leave Khartoum. For instance, I had a lot of stuff strapped onto the spare tyre on my bike. All that's got to go somewhere else, or in the bin.
So photos of newly packed bikes sometime after leaving here.
Posted by Ken Thomas at February 17, 2010 10:36 AM GMT