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1602 lost in the Sahara desert for decades

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I have a certain interest for riding bikes in the desert, especially North Africa, and the Middle East. I found a thread written by Chris Scott depicting an earlier raid thru the Algerian desert on his way to Tamanrasset, back in the early 1980s. And guess what? There's a 1602 in it. ;-)

 

The story

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ride-tales/sahara-xt500-1982-a-60333

 

The 1602

 

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Riding in January in Tunisia ;-)

 

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I spent two years on an Enduro on the continent in those years. My gut's still bouncing from the volcanic rock near Lake Turkana. The beauty of the full moon is something I'll never forget. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your travels! 

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Love the Transalp!

 

It's a 1988 Africa Twin ;-) Never imported in the US or Canada. After my 5 weeks trip, I shipped it to Montreal and rebuilt it. There are three in Canada.

 

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That looks like it was chamonix, not sahara....

 

hee

 

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