EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

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Re: EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

Post by Stewie » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:10 pm

Keep it coming, great RR n vids 8-)

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Re: EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

Post by WIBO » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:16 pm

videoman wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:03 am
Great video and looking forward to the next one.

Just wondered how I think it was Dave went on on his CRF250 Rally in comparison with the other larger bikes.

Objectively speaking, to me,it seemed tight enough going on the autoroute both to keep up and pass faster traffic.......limped home slowly on a burnt out clutch after only a few kms of softer going.

Other than that it from what I observed to coped well at slower on and off road speeds ........missing the over 600cc bikes ability to cruise and also power and or torque their way out of deeper going.

Sheep skin on saddle meant standard is inadequate for sustained riding?.... Don't know if it would be able to pull higher gearing to assist without research?.......Cycle shorts would assist no doubt too?

Would benefit from a centre stand I'd say in case of e.g. a puncture and when resting on soft going......easy to drop over.


Good cycle parts etc as usual for Honda..... nice package.


The moto that gave a great account of itself especially on the road twisties was the CCM450. of Bob.......what a safe and progressive rider... a rocket on the road!!!....nimble and fast......like a BMX with 50bhp.....hard enough for my old XT to keep up and the odd bigger bike. What a surprise!!!

If they could shoe horn a plus 600cc motor it would be even better IMO!!!






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Re: EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

Post by WIBO » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:10 pm

aliwakeskate wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:49 pm
Right folks, as the report has reached Merzouga here is Part 1 of the 'EDC Maroc 2017' feature film...

Enjoy!



Direct Link here https://youtu.be/abUSiJdW9hA:


Great stuff Al...thanks for taking the time to compile.

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Re: EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

Post by WIBO » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:15 pm

Rest Day


We take tea/coca-cola in Café Français in Rissani and watch the hectic world go by....there's a souk in off the main street and some visit and buy some souvenirs.


Piles of boulders are in the road at each open manhole to stop you riding into them....I off course wrote a stern letter ( in triplicate ) to the local council demanding an answer as to why there were no traffic cones and signs




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The others will play and explore.



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Others take a ride along the perimeter of the Erg Chebbi to an auberge for refreshments on the balcony ....



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Re: EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

Post by videoman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:30 pm

Great photos, keep them coming.

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Re: EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

Post by Wonkyconk » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:53 pm

Tramp wrote:
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Dayne aka wonkyconk seems to be enjoying himself and glad to see he took the big katoom not the kick only 660 :lol: ...
Russ, surprisingly, the big 990 was a joy to ride through the dunes, really surprised me, it was nice to have the leccy start too :D

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Re: EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

Post by minkyhead » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:57 am

young old bob two legs .....he can move a lot quicker than most when the mood takes him ....fast old boy is bob :mrgreen:

ace report 8-)
whats the wether forcast ..wheres me map

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Re: EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

Post by WIBO » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:59 pm

Wonkyconk wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:53 pm
Tramp wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:20 pm
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Dayne aka wonkyconk seems to be enjoying himself and glad to see he took the big katoom not the kick only 660 :lol: ...
Russ, surprisingly, the big 990 was a joy to ride through the dunes, really surprised me, it was nice to have the leccy start too :D

...and Dayne could certainly ride it!!!!....just don't tell him that. :D
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Re: EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

Post by WIBO » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:00 pm

minkyhead wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:57 am
young old bob two legs .....he can move a lot quicker than most when the mood takes him ....fast old boy is bob :mrgreen:

ace report 8-)

Yip Steve......a good progressive rider....we had a few good scorches along....have to keep the cobwebs at bay eh?

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Re: EDC 2017 Maroc Ride Report

Post by WIBO » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:59 pm

We return to Merzouga centre for another lazy tea stop and park up to find some other fatboys already there.....


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Al and Rob wanted their picture taken with the lovely coloured drawings of leaves in the background.....Rob said it matched the colour of his eyes and brought out a vibrant influx of colours that accentuated his hair style



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Nice hair.......

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